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10 Days Taiwan & Korea Essence Tour

Tour Code: TK10E

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • Aboriginal Culture Village and Lugang Old Street - a two-star rated attraction by Michelin
  • Martyr’s Shrine & Taiwan’s landmark, the Taipei 101 Building
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace and a 600-year-old Bukchon Hanok Village

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Taoyuan
Upon arrival at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, a guide will greet you at the arrival section for each arriving flight. (For any last minute change, please call the Taiwan emergency contact or consult with the Tourism Bureau service counter) Transfer to the hotel afterward. Free transfers are arranged at 10:30/15:30/19:00/23:00. If guests do not want to wait for the specific transfer time, guests can request us to arrange a private transfer. The fare is USD30/per person.
Hotel: Hotel Orchard Park or similar

Day 2: Taoyuan – Nantou
After breakfast, visit one of the most popular spots in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area (including cruise + cable car), which is the largest freshwater lake in Taiwan, covering 900 hectares. This area is the holy land for the Shao aborigine in Taiwan. The northern part of the lake is shaped like the sun, the southern half is shaped like the moon; hence its name. Enjoy Aboriginal Cuisine for lunch. Later, proceed to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, located in Nantou County. Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is a theme park full of entertainment, cultural experience activities and traditional song/ dance performances. It is a great place to see a combination of Taiwanese recreation, tourism and education. The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is known for its aboriginal cultures, which offers a new insight of Taiwan! In addition to cultural experiences, you can also ride the fun roller-coaster and etc. During some seasons, the village offers seasonal performances or shows, such as a welcome ceremony, blessing ceremony, thorn blessing, ramie, and a historical museum visit. Enjoy a Shaoxing banquet for dinner. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sun Moon Lake Classic Hotel or similar

Day 3: Nantou – Zhanghua – Taichung
After breakfast, visit the Chung Tai Zen Centers Portal. In 1987, Grand Master Wei Chueh built Lin Quan (“Spiritual Spring”) Chan Monastery in response to his disciples’ needs for a place of spiritual cultivation and refuge. Proceed to Lugang Town, preserving its appearances of the old street during the Qing Dynasty. The red brick road is curved and strolled, full of ancient charm. Lugang was a busy port and economic center years ago. After a hundred years, Lugang Old Street has also been rated as a two-star attraction by the international tourism and food industry authority “Michelin”. From the old street tour, you will see the famous Tianhou Temple, Ding Ancient House, Nine-turn lane. Enjoy Taiwanese cuisine for lunch. Later, proceed to Rainbow Military Community, filled with many colorful paintings on the walls of houses. After, stop at Taichung Opera House, designed by Japanese architect Ito Kazuo, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize. The opera house is an astonishing architecture in the city. In the evening, go to Fengjia Night Market to enjoy the delicious Taiwanese snacks from the night market. Fengjia Night Market is the largest and one of the most famous sightseeing night markets in Taiwan. Dinner is on own arrangement today. (B/L)
Hotel: Taichung Heti Hotel or similar

Day 4: Taichung – Taipei
After breakfast, stop by the Pearl Exhibition Center and visit the Yehliu Geopark. There, you can learn about development processes of mushroom rocks as well as discover ginger rocks, cleavages, potholes, melting erosion panels and etc. Afterward, we proceed to Jiufen Mountain Town. According to legend, when the land road was not opened, all supplies were supplied through sea transportation. Since there were nine households in the village, they were required to prepare the “nine portions” whenever they bought the goods. Overtime, people named it Jiufen, which means nine portions in Chinese. In the 1930s, with the rise in the price of gold, Jiufen, the splendid grandeur of the “Asian Golden Capital” was created. At that time, people called it “small Shanghai” and “small Hong Kong”. Lately, with the retrospective trend, it has become a popular tourist destination. Lunch is on own arrangement today. In the afternoon, visit the curtain-like Shihfen Waterfall. The mist formed by the waterfall often fills the waterfall pool. Therefore, when the sun shines in, the room is filled with a rainbow in the clear sky. After appreciating the Shihfen waterfall, we proceed to the old street where you can set up the sky lanterns (Not included, purchase on own). Shihfen Old Street is famous for the wonders of the streets, shops and crowds right aside the train lane. You will experience a whole different type of street market. Enjoy the famous Champion Beef Noodles in Taiwan for dinner. (B/D)
Hotel: Taipei Fushin Hotel or similar

Day 5: Taipei
After breakfast, coach to the aboriginal souvenir center and shops to get some Taiwanese snacks or gifts for you and your family. Later, proceed to National Palace Museum, displaying a collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The collections are worldwide and have covered different dynasties in the 5000-year history of ancient China. Afterward, visit Martyr’s Shrine, the shrine was built to honor the fallen Kuomintang soldiers after the Chinese Civil War. Enjoy Taiwanese Pork Rice for lunch. After lunch, visit Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, containing displays of Sun’s accomplishments from the revolution during and after the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Today, it is a meeting ground for various social, educational, and cultural activities. Then, head to Taiwan’s landmark, the Taipei 101 Building, which has a shopping mall and offices. It is currently the ninth tallest building in the world. The building has the world’s largest damper and the fastest elevator in the world. You can take the elevator to the observation deck to overlook the panoramic view of Taipei at your own expense. Enjoy DinTai Fung for dinner. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Taipei Fushin Hotel or similar

Day 6: Taipei/Seoul
After breakfast, proceed to the airport for Seoul, Korea. Arrive at Seoul Incheon International Airport. For arrival between the hours of 10:30am – 9:30pm into Incheon Airport Terminal 1, you will meet the tour guide on the 1st Floor Arrival Hall at Door 12. For guests arriving at Terminal 2, please make your own way by airport terminal bus to Terminal 1 to meet the guide for a group transfer. Guests who arrive before or after the designated time can take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel at Gate14, Terminal 1. (The hotel check-in time is after 2pm) *It is an approximate 10USD/per car cost to transfer to the hotel by taxi. (B)
Hotel: Howard Johnson Hotel Incheon Airport or similar

Day 7: Seoul – Gangwon-do
After breakfast, visit the “Dae Jang Geum Theme Park”, which is Korea’s first TV drama theme park and one of the major shooting venues for <Dai Jang-Igma>. Afterwards, you can visit Nami Island, where the Korean drama “Winter Sonata” was recorded. The island is full of meadows and walking trails. The island is where the two main characters begin and end their dramatic love story. Soyang Skywalk is a recently emerged attraction located in the middle section of the pedal lane. It is not only a beautiful viewing platform but also a good place for a photo stop. Skywalk is a transparent glass about 12 meters high from the water surface. The platform allows the illusion of walking on air and falling into the water, giving people a thrilling sensation. Then, go to Seoraksan National Park, which is one of the eastern peaks of South Korea located in a famous tourist attraction in Gangwon-do. Also known as snow-capped mountains, each year it snows early and remains there for a long time. Afterwards, visit Shinhungsa Temple. Dinner to the hotel to rest. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Hanwha-Seorak Resort Hotel or similar

Day 8: Gangwon-do – Seoul
After breakfast, visit the Imperial Palace of the Joseon Dynasty – Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Museum of Folklore, and watch the changing of the guards ceremony from the Joseon Dynasty. Later, go to Bukchon Hanok Village. It is a well-preserved 600-year-old Korean traditional residential area in Seoul. The village is best known for its eight views of Bukchon. Afterwards, visit the N Seoul Tower (Photo stop). Afterwards, visit one of Korea’s most representative spots- Namdaemun Market for shopping. Then, check out the Trick Eye 3D Art Museum before dinner. Return to the hotel and rest afterwards. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar

Day 9: Seoul
After the breakfast, free leisure day in the city of Seoul. The rest of meals, please arrange on own. (B)
Hotel: Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar

Day 10: Leave Seoul
After breakfast, you can take the bus on own expense (USD15/per person) to Incheon Airport (Buses will run for the flight departing time between 10:00 am. to 20:30 pm), or continue exploring the city on own. (B)

Images

Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.        
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily. 
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $60/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

  • Aboriginal Culture Village and Lugang Old Street - a two-star rated attraction by Michelin
  • Martyr’s Shrine & Taiwan’s landmark, the Taipei 101 Building
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace and a 600-year-old Bukchon Hanok Village

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Taoyuan
Upon arrival at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, a guide will greet you at the arrival section for each arriving flight. (For any last minute change, please call the Taiwan emergency contact or consult with the Tourism Bureau service counter) Transfer to the hotel afterward. Free transfers are arranged at 10:30/15:30/19:00/23:00. If guests do not want to wait for the specific transfer time, guests can request us to arrange a private transfer. The fare is USD30/per person.
Hotel: Hotel Orchard Park or similar

Day 2: Taoyuan – Nantou
After breakfast, visit one of the most popular spots in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area (including cruise + cable car), which is the largest freshwater lake in Taiwan, covering 900 hectares. This area is the holy land for the Shao aborigine in Taiwan. The northern part of the lake is shaped like the sun, the southern half is shaped like the moon; hence its name. Enjoy Aboriginal Cuisine for lunch. Later, proceed to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, located in Nantou County. Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is a theme park full of entertainment, cultural experience activities and traditional song/ dance performances. It is a great place to see a combination of Taiwanese recreation, tourism and education. The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is known for its aboriginal cultures, which offers a new insight of Taiwan! In addition to cultural experiences, you can also ride the fun roller-coaster and etc. During some seasons, the village offers seasonal performances or shows, such as a welcome ceremony, blessing ceremony, thorn blessing, ramie, and a historical museum visit. Enjoy a Shaoxing banquet for dinner. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sun Moon Lake Classic Hotel or similar

Day 3: Nantou – Zhanghua – Taichung
After breakfast, visit the Chung Tai Zen Centers Portal. In 1987, Grand Master Wei Chueh built Lin Quan (“Spiritual Spring”) Chan Monastery in response to his disciples’ needs for a place of spiritual cultivation and refuge. Proceed to Lugang Town, preserving its appearances of the old street during the Qing Dynasty. The red brick road is curved and strolled, full of ancient charm. Lugang was a busy port and economic center years ago. After a hundred years, Lugang Old Street has also been rated as a two-star attraction by the international tourism and food industry authority “Michelin”. From the old street tour, you will see the famous Tianhou Temple, Ding Ancient House, Nine-turn lane. Enjoy Taiwanese cuisine for lunch. Later, proceed to Rainbow Military Community, filled with many colorful paintings on the walls of houses. After, stop at Taichung Opera House, designed by Japanese architect Ito Kazuo, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize. The opera house is an astonishing architecture in the city. In the evening, go to Fengjia Night Market to enjoy the delicious Taiwanese snacks from the night market. Fengjia Night Market is the largest and one of the most famous sightseeing night markets in Taiwan. Dinner is on own arrangement today. (B/L)
Hotel: Taichung Heti Hotel or similar

Day 4: Taichung – Taipei
After breakfast, stop by the Pearl Exhibition Center and visit the Yehliu Geopark. There, you can learn about development processes of mushroom rocks as well as discover ginger rocks, cleavages, potholes, melting erosion panels and etc. Afterward, we proceed to Jiufen Mountain Town. According to legend, when the land road was not opened, all supplies were supplied through sea transportation. Since there were nine households in the village, they were required to prepare the “nine portions” whenever they bought the goods. Overtime, people named it Jiufen, which means nine portions in Chinese. In the 1930s, with the rise in the price of gold, Jiufen, the splendid grandeur of the “Asian Golden Capital” was created. At that time, people called it “small Shanghai” and “small Hong Kong”. Lately, with the retrospective trend, it has become a popular tourist destination. Lunch is on own arrangement today. In the afternoon, visit the curtain-like Shihfen Waterfall. The mist formed by the waterfall often fills the waterfall pool. Therefore, when the sun shines in, the room is filled with a rainbow in the clear sky. After appreciating the Shihfen waterfall, we proceed to the old street where you can set up the sky lanterns (Not included, purchase on own). Shihfen Old Street is famous for the wonders of the streets, shops and crowds right aside the train lane. You will experience a whole different type of street market. Enjoy the famous Champion Beef Noodles in Taiwan for dinner. (B/D)
Hotel: Taipei Fushin Hotel or similar

Day 5: Taipei
After breakfast, coach to the aboriginal souvenir center and shops to get some Taiwanese snacks or gifts for you and your family. Later, proceed to National Palace Museum, displaying a collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The collections are worldwide and have covered different dynasties in the 5000-year history of ancient China. Afterward, visit Martyr’s Shrine, the shrine was built to honor the fallen Kuomintang soldiers after the Chinese Civil War. Enjoy Taiwanese Pork Rice for lunch. After lunch, visit Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, containing displays of Sun’s accomplishments from the revolution during and after the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Today, it is a meeting ground for various social, educational, and cultural activities. Then, head to Taiwan’s landmark, the Taipei 101 Building, which has a shopping mall and offices. It is currently the ninth tallest building in the world. The building has the world’s largest damper and the fastest elevator in the world. You can take the elevator to the observation deck to overlook the panoramic view of Taipei at your own expense. Enjoy DinTai Fung for dinner. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Taipei Fushin Hotel or similar

Day 6: Taipei/Seoul
After breakfast, proceed to the airport for Seoul, Korea. Arrive at Seoul Incheon International Airport. For arrival between the hours of 10:30am – 9:30pm into Incheon Airport Terminal 1, you will meet the tour guide on the 1st Floor Arrival Hall at Door 12. For guests arriving at Terminal 2, please make your own way by airport terminal bus to Terminal 1 to meet the guide for a group transfer. Guests who arrive before or after the designated time can take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel at Gate14, Terminal 1. (The hotel check-in time is after 2pm) *It is an approximate 10USD/per car cost to transfer to the hotel by taxi. (B)
Hotel: Howard Johnson Hotel Incheon Airport or similar

Day 7: Seoul – Gangwon-do
After breakfast, visit the “Dae Jang Geum Theme Park”, which is Korea’s first TV drama theme park and one of the major shooting venues for <Dai Jang-Igma>. Afterwards, you can visit Nami Island, where the Korean drama “Winter Sonata” was recorded. The island is full of meadows and walking trails. The island is where the two main characters begin and end their dramatic love story. Soyang Skywalk is a recently emerged attraction located in the middle section of the pedal lane. It is not only a beautiful viewing platform but also a good place for a photo stop. Skywalk is a transparent glass about 12 meters high from the water surface. The platform allows the illusion of walking on air and falling into the water, giving people a thrilling sensation. Then, go to Seoraksan National Park, which is one of the eastern peaks of South Korea located in a famous tourist attraction in Gangwon-do. Also known as snow-capped mountains, each year it snows early and remains there for a long time. Afterwards, visit Shinhungsa Temple. Dinner to the hotel to rest. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Hanwha-Seorak Resort Hotel or similar

Day 8: Gangwon-do – Seoul
After breakfast, visit the Imperial Palace of the Joseon Dynasty – Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Museum of Folklore, and watch the changing of the guards ceremony from the Joseon Dynasty. Later, go to Bukchon Hanok Village. It is a well-preserved 600-year-old Korean traditional residential area in Seoul. The village is best known for its eight views of Bukchon. Afterwards, visit the N Seoul Tower (Photo stop). Afterwards, visit one of Korea’s most representative spots- Namdaemun Market for shopping. Then, check out the Trick Eye 3D Art Museum before dinner. Return to the hotel and rest afterwards. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar

Day 9: Seoul
After the breakfast, free leisure day in the city of Seoul. The rest of meals, please arrange on own. (B)
Hotel: Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar

Day 10: Leave Seoul
After breakfast, you can take the bus on own expense (USD15/per person) to Incheon Airport (Buses will run for the flight departing time between 10:00 am. to 20:30 pm), or continue exploring the city on own. (B)

Images

Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.        
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily. 
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $60/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

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