Tour overview

Departure date(s) – 24 April 2024  

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • International economy flights with China Airlines (Taiwanese) (in the case of unforeseen circumstances we will notify passengers if we need to change to an equivalent airline for international flights)
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily (during touring days only).
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking guides throughout tour and 1 tour leader escort for the group

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - 1 HOME/TAIPEI

Tonight we depart late in the evening with China Airlines bound for Taipei and once you have settled into your flight, we invite you to sit back and relax and not long you will be in Taiwan.

Accommodation - N/A

Included meals - As per fight

Day 2 - ARRIVE TAIPEI / TAICHUNG

Our flight will arrive into Taipei airport in the morning and your Friendly tour guide will be ready to pick you up. Once we have packed our luggage into the coach, we make our way to Taichung. Visits include Taichung Park, Taichung Confucius Temple and Qiu landscape ecology park. After dinner, we check into our hotel for overnight.

Accommodation - Holiday Inn Express – Taichung Fengchia or similar

Included Meals - As per flight / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 - TAICHUNG / CHIAYI

After breakfast, we drive to Sun Moon Lake, and proceed to take a cruise here. Sun Moon Lake is the biggest freshwater lake with beautiful scenery. After the cruise ride we will proceed to go visit Wen-wu Temple, Xuan-zang Temple, Ci En Pagoda, Ita Thao Tribe. Afterwards, Continue by coach to Chiayi take dinner and then check in at our hotel for overnight stay. Go to the Hotel's nearby night market on yourself.

Accommodation - Chiayi Orient Luxury Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 - CHIAYI / ALISHAN MOUNTAIN / TAINAN

The highlight for today is Alishan Mountain. On arrival, we visit the Forest Amusement area including the Three General Trees, Sister Pool, Chen-Ten Temple and Small Train, etc. Then make our way to Tainan by coach. On arrival, proceed to visit Chih-Kan-Lou (The Chamber of Red Hill) and Anping Port, etc... Then proceed to hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation - Tainan Wei Yat Grand Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 - TAINAN/ KAOHSUING / KENTING

Today in Kaohsiung, we visit some of the famous attractions of the city including the Spring & Autumn Pavilions, Dragon and Tiger Pagoda, Sizihwan Scenic Area and Fo Guan Shan Buddha Museum . Then continue by coach to visit enjoy the famous Pingtung Guanshan sunset and Maopitou before heading towards to Kenting. In the evening, walking to visit the very famous Kenting Scenic Street by your own leisure time. Overnight at Kenting.

Accommodation - Fullun Hotel A.Maz.Inn Kenting or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 - KENTING / TAITUNG

After breakfast, proceed by coach to visit the popular holiday destination of Southern Taiwan – Kenting. Once here, we visit the Oluanpi Light House and to Kenting National Park.After lunch, proceed by coach to Taitung with a visit to the National Pre-History Museum. For tonight, we check in at our resort for you to enjoy the natural hot springs in the area.

Accommodation - Century Hot Spring or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 - TAITUNG / HUALIEN

This morning we depart for Hualien via the East Coast and en-route enjoy the seacoast scenery which includes the Stone Steps, Caves of the Eight Immortals, Umbrella Rock, Sanhsientai and Rueisuei, etc. In Hualien City, we visit Taroko Gorge Gateway, Eternal-spring Shrine, Swallow Caves, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Tienhsiang Lodge and Marble Factory.

Accommodation - Hualien Parkview Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 - HUALIEN / YILAN / CHIUFEN VILLAGE / TAIPEI

Today we drive along the beautiful Su Hua Road to appreciate the magnificent scenery along the way. You will also go past the small urban township of Suao and arrive in Yilan to visit Yilan National Centre for Traditional Arts. After lunch, we continue our journey to visit Chiufen Ancient Street where you can try lots of local cuisines and street snacks.

Accommodation - Taipei Royal Seasons Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 - TAIPEI CITY TOUR

Soon after breakfast, we head off by coach for a city tour which includes visits to Martyrs’ Shrine, National Palace Museum, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101 Tower, etc... After dinner, proceed to visit the famous Ningxia Night Market before checking in at our hotel.

Accommodation - Taipei Royal Seasons Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10 - TAIPEI FREE DAY

After breakfast, enjoy a free day at leisure to explore Taipei - shopping, eating, exploring...entirely up to you!

Accommodation - Taipei Royal Seasons Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Own lunch / Own Dinner

Day 11 - TAIPEI / CHITOSE / SAPPORO

Early this morning, we will drive to the airport with our boxed breakfast for check in at the airport bound for Chitose (Japan). Upon arrival, we will be greeted by our local guide to begin our tour of Sapporo. We stop at Odori Park which is located in the heart of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south parts. Today we also enjoy the view from the Sapporo TV Tower, and then visit the Clock Tower and famous Ishiya Chocolate Factory. After dinner,
we check into our hotel.

Accommodation - ANA Holiday Inn Susukino Hotel or similar

Included meals - Breakfast / Lunch - Own arrangement / Dinner

Day 12 - SAPPORO

This morning, ascend to the Okurayama viewing point, soaring up to the summit of the Sapporo Winter Olympics ski jump by chair lift – the views over the surrounding mountains are breathtaking. Continue to the pretty port town of Otaru and take some time to walk along the streets of the village and stroll along the picturesque canal. This evening visit the Sapporo Beer Museum where there is an optional beer tasting before popping next door to the Sapporo Beer Garden to dine on a Genghis Khan dinner – barbeque lamb, a Sapporo special!

Accommodation - ANA Holiday Inn Susukino Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 13 - SAPPORO/NOBORIBETSU

Before we arrive to Noboribetsu, we drive to Date Jidaimura a historic theme park highlighting the Edo Period, one of the most attractive eras in Japanese history. Step back in time to enjoy traditional games, activities, theatres, street performances and more. Tonight we stay in Noboribetsu, a city in Iburi subprefecture, Hokkaido.

Accommodation - Noboribetsu Manseikaku or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 14 - NOBORIBETSU/LAKE TOYA

This morning we drive to the Shiraoi Ainu village, where you can get a better picture of the Ainu lifestyle through the display of the precious heirlooms and household utensils and traditional embroidery. Afterwards, we head to Mt Showa Shinzan which is still an active volcano. At the foot of the mountain you can see Ezo grizzly bears and their cubs at the Bear Ranch. Tonight we stay in the region of Lake Toya.

Accommodation - Toya Manseikaku or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 15 - LAKE TOYA/HAKODATE

After a good night’s rest we depart Lake Toya region for Hakodate – a Japanese city often called the gateway to Hokkaido. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour covering Kanemori Red Brick warehouse, Goryokaku Fort and also a cable car ride at Mount Hakodate to see the city views and hopefully the vibrant Cherry Blossoms as well! To finish off the day, enjoy a bit of free time at Motomachi shopping arcade.

Accommodation - Hakodate Kokusai Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 16 - HAKODATE/TOKYO (via Bullet Train)

This morning, we bid farewell to Hakodate as we make our way to the train station for our bullet train experience to Tokyo! This relaxing ride should take at around 4 hours before arriving into the busy city of Tokyo. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel and then enjoy a bit of free time to explore our surroundings before gathering again for our first dinner at Tokyo.

Accommodation - Metropolitan Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch - own arrangement / Dinner

Day 17 - TOKYO FREE DAY

Before we embark on an amazing journey to the Alpine region, enjoy a free today in Tokyo to explore at your own pace.

Accommodation - Metropolitan Hotel or similar

Included meals - Breakfast / Lunch - own arrangment / Dinner - own arrangement

Day 18 - TOKYO/TAIPEI/HOME

In the afternoon today, we head off to Narita airport for our China Airways flight bound for Taipei. After a short transit in Taipei airport, we continue our journey home.

Included meals - Breakfast / Lunch - own arrangment / Dinner - own arrangement

Day 19 - ARRIVE HOME

Your overnight flight arrives home this morning and from all of us at Friendly Travel, we hope you had a great holiday!

Meals - As per flight

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