2020 WOC & TIOS 6 Days Taiwan Orchid Tour

WOC 23rd World Orchid Conference Taiwan Orchid Show Tour 2020

Day 1: THURS 5MAR2020  TPE TAIWAN/ Sun Moon Lake

MEALS: B/L/Welcome Dinner

This morning at 5AM meet at Taipei (TPE) Intl Airport with Taiwan Holidays’ Tour Guide at airport who will greet you at the Airport arrival lobby.

Today the tour commence by driving to the middle of Taiwan - Tour of
Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan's largest lake with the east side shaped Like "Sun", and west side shaped like "Moon". Sightseeing: Lake cruise, ShuiShe Pier, XuanGuang Temple, Ita Thao Dehua Village.

Enjoy the
panoramic view of the area by riding the Sun Moon Lake Gondola Cable Car to reach the Formosan Village which showcase Taiwan’s Aboriginal Cultures. You might able to catch a glimpse of the cherry blossom in the area during the March spring time.

Tonight will be overnight at the 5 stars hotel in Sun Moon Lake and enjoy its complimentary
Hot Spring at the privacy of your own room, or bath house or hotel’s Water World Hot Spring Pool.  The group will enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel’s private function room.

Overnight: Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake


Day 2: FRI 6MAR2020  Sun Moon Lake / TIOS Opening Ceremony Tainan / TIOS Exhibition / Chiayi City


Depart at 7:30AM to attend the TIOS Opening Ceremony. Today enjoy the beautiful exhibition of TIOS (10AM-5PM) Taiwan Orchid Planation.

Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS): 6-16 March 2020

Overnight:  Maison de Chine Hotel, Chiayi


Day 3: SAT 7MAR2020  Chiayi / Linchupi Kapok Road Tainan / TIOS / Chiayi City


Today enjoy the beautiful exhibition of TIOS (10AM-5PM). The 2020 Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) will take place between 6-16Mar in Tainan, promising to bring visitors a floral showcase infused with the traditional charm of a city boasting 400 years of history.


Additional A$50 p.p.  (Please book prior departure).

Visit: Tainan Anping Fort, Anping Historical Streets, Chikan Tower, Historical Hayashi Department Store, Confucius Temple.

Overnight:  Maison de Chine Hotel, Chiayi


Day 4: SUN 8MAR2020  Chiayi / ChangHua / Lukang / Taichung / WOC TOGA Night Welcome Party


Morning visit ChangHua’s Taiwan Glass Gallery to see the Golden Tunnel and Mazu Temple display. You will enjoy the Lukang’s Rickshaw Ride to see the Lukang Old Street. Afternoon visit TaiDa Horticultural for a chance to purchase orchids to bring back to Australia.

Tonight, attend the WOC202 TOGA (Taiwan Orchid Grower Association) Night Welcome Party with our transportation & guide service between hotel & WOC2020 TOGA Night Welcome Party at WeiPu.   

Overnight:  Fullon Hotel Lipao Land, Taichung or  Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Taichung


Day 5: MON 9MAR2020  Taichung / WOC2020 Taichung


Today attend WOC2020 Opening Ceremony & WOC Show (10AM-5PM). The 23rd WOC is held during 9-12MAR2020 in Taichung with four themes this year: Native, Share, Conservative, and Diversity. The big difference in height above sea level in Taiwan makes tropical, sub-tropical, temperate and cold climates exist in the country at the same time. This has enriched the unique ecosystem diversity of the country. And such one of a kind natural environment has become the perfect place for orchid to grow. In the small island, Taiwan, over 400 types of Orchid have been discovered. And this is why it’s called “Orchid Island”.

23rd WOC (World Orchid Conference) Conference: 9-12 March 2020  
23rd WOC (World Orchid Conference) Exhibition:  9-15 March 2020


Additional A$50 p.p.  (Please book prior departure).

Visit: Rainbow Village, Miyahara Ice Cream Parlor, GaoMei Wetland, National Taichung Theater.

Overnight:  Fullon Hotel Lipao Land, Taichung or Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Taichung


Day 6: TUES 10MAR2020  Taichung / WOC/ TPE Airport

MEALS: B/L/Farewell Dinner

Today attend WOC Conference & WOC Exhibition.

The 5 Highlights of the 23rd WOC will be:

1) Project Seeding:   Orchid Conservation Initiative

2) Project Rooting:   Orchid Conservation Mapping

3) Project Blossoming:   Formosa Lectures on:

     i. Nature & Conservation

    ii. Biology & Adaption

   iii. Genetic & Breeding

   iv. Orchid Industry

4) Project Budding:   Young Fellow Award

5) Project Grafting:   Global Orchid Alliance


Afternoon visit an orchid plantation to see the Taiwan’s orchid industry.

Group will be treated to a Taiwanese Foot Massage to relax on the last day in Taiwan.

In the late afternoon will be transferred toward Taoyuan. Enjoy Farewell Dinner at the Champonix Teppanyaki.

Your memorable 6 Days 5 Nights attending the 23rd WOC & TIOS in Taiwan ends here. Thank you for booking with Taiwan Holidays!



 Images of Our Hotels on Tour:

Maison De Chine Hotel, Chiayi (5stars)
maison de chine hotel chiayi

Fullon Hotel Lipao Land, Taichung (5stars)

Fullon Hotel Lipao Land Taiching Taiwan Orchid Show Tour WOC 23rd World Orchid Conference  

Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake (5stars)Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake Taiwan

Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Taichung (5stars)

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung Taiwan Orchid Show Tour WOC 23rd World Orchid Conference 

Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake (5stars)
Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake Taiwan

Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake (5stars)

Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake Taiwan 

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Fleur de Chine  Hotel Sun Moon Lake (5stars)
Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake Taiwan

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Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) is one of the most colorful exhibitions in the year-round calendar of the Fair, having its own aspect and many friends. It will give ideas of how to make garden one of a kind, one's home cosy and beautiful. Here, one will find rare kinds of plants, pot, ornamental and blossoming flowers, shrubs and seeding, as well as accessories for them.

Trade Visitors - Flower and plant collections, floristry supplies, floral arrangements, floral decorations, flowerpots, Gardening, Aboriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping Suppliers, Municipalities and Government Parks & Garden Departments & General Public are the target audience.

Exhibitors include manufacturers of Mini-tractors for gardening, soil softeners, lawn-mowers, watering equipment, clippers, foils, greenhouses, Landscaping, Nursery, Garden Care, Home & Gift, Machinery, Outdoor Living, Water Gardening etc.

TaiwanHolidays.com.au has escorted group tour to Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) - the 10th year  in 2011  &  2012, please click here for itinerary or call us on 02-9267-1308. 

International orchid show in Tainan drawing buyers, tourists

The 2011 Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) is attracting exhibitors and buyers from here and abroad to participate in the event that kicked off last Saturday and will run until March 14 at the Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Greater Tainan City.

Wang Chih-kang, Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a co-organizer of the exhibition, says 13 leading orchid buyers from nine countries are taking part in this year’s event.

So far TAITRA and the Tainan City Government have already arranged 201 one-on-one trading sessions between international purchasers and local growers.

Greater Tainan City Mayor Lai Ching-te notes that the 2010 show attracted 320,000 visitors including nearly 3,000 foreign floral exports and buyers, and also brought NT$5.5 billion (US$187 million) worth of orders to local orchid growers. He anticipates that attendance figures and orders will rise by 20 percent this year.

TIOS is considered one of the biggest events of the year in Tainan because it combines two of Taiwan’s important sectors- agriculture and tourism, Lai says.

Over 400,000 people from more than 30 countries are expected to attend this year’s show, and their spending may help to spur economic growth in the city.

The organizers anticipate that on-site procurement sessions during the 10-day event will generate business worth NT$7 billion (US$235 million) for the country’s agricultural sector.

Over the past few years Taiwan has established a worldwide reputation as the Orchid Kingdom, boasting sunny and humid subtropical weather that is perfect for growing orchids. Moreover, frequent orchid competitions and exhibits have encouraged widespread planting of the exquisite blooms.

Statistics gathered by the International Commercial Orchid Growers Organization (ICOGO) show that 60 percent of domestic orchids sold every day originate from species grown at the Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Houbi District, Greater Tainan City.

In addition, orchid exports climbed by 36 percent in 2010 to US$116.56 million, accounting for 77 percent of Taiwan’s total floral exports for last year.

After attending the show last Saturday, Premier Wu Den-yih said the government is promoting local orchids as a star industry that combines other sectors including biotechnology, culture, tourism, and leisure agriculture.Ranked as one of Taiwan’s most important agricultural exports, orchids have been seen as a symbol of the country’s ‘soft power’, he added.

In addition to potential business, the annual orchid show was established to promote technical exchanges between domestic and international floral experts and expand export growth for the local orchid industry, and the show has become one of the most professional orchid-related platforms in the world.

At the same time, the organizers are holding a series of events such as an orchid competition, an orchid symposium, nursery tours, some business match-making sessions, and meetings on orchid-related products between suppliers and buyers.

The 10-day exhibition is also open to the public, who can take this opportunity to see a large number of top-quality orchids, rare orchid breeds and decorative floral displays.

Taiwan's Orchid Business Blossoms
Surrounded by elegant flower stems, Alex Tang is a man in the right place at the right time -- an orchid lover in Taiwan.

Tang has always grown orchids in his spare time. Now, after retiring from a job as an engineer in the US, he has returned to his native Taiwan to turn his hobby into a business.

The island is a major flower exporter and two-thirds of the exports are of the phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. Exports of this orchid alone amount to $110 million annually, and the market is growing at 20 per cent a year.

Foreign buyers flock to Tainan in the south to attend the annual International Orchid Exhibition, held this year in February at an orchid plantation on the city's outskirts.

It's a fashion show for flowers -- growers show off their latest creations in the hope that their bloom will be the next big thing.

"Globally, one out of three moth orchids comes from Taiwan. So this is a flagship industry in our agricultural sector," Kuo Yi-pin, director of the Tainan Agriculture Bureau.

Engineering orchids, however, involves an amount of unpredictability.

"When you crossbreed two orchids, they can produce a wide variety of new orchids," Kuo said. "You won't ever know what a new flower looks like until it finally blooms."

This, along with long propagation times, is challenging for producers.

It can take eight years for a new variety to be ready for market, and it is difficult for growers to forecast which colours or designs will interest fickle consumers.

And growing the perfect bloom requires more than just green fingers.

"The temperature, humidity and light must all be strictly controlled," Tang said from his orchid farm near the exhibition centre.

"We use computer systems to do this. For example, if it's too hot, fans will automatically be activated."

Tang's "farm" is a large greenhouse in an industrial park alongside the buildings of other orchid producers.

At the entrance, a series of computer panels along one wall control the climate. Inside, hundreds of thousands of plastic-potted seedlings are arranged on metal benches in rows that end in massive exhaust fans.

In one cluster, a small number of orchids are already in bloom, a sign that the temperature is too warm, says Tang. The plants were not meant to blossom until after they'd been exported to buyers overseas.

Innovation is one of the island's strengths and exhibitions are an integral part of expanding Taiwan's position in the worldwide orchid trade.

"In Taiwan they have more breeders and more seedlings, so, for the new varieties we have to be here," said Arno Turk, a wholesale flower seller from Holland.

While Holland, a major competitor for the moth orchid market, is good at creating more resilient plants, Turk is drawn to Taiwan each year by the range of colours on offer.

"When you look back over the last ten years, it's unbelievable (to see) what kinds of colours are coming up now," said fellow flower connoisseur, Karl-Heinz Lapornik, who works for a German orchid producer.

"A couple of years ago you had mostly white ones or striped ones, a more or less boring colour assortment,"

This year, the exhibition centre's pavilions were filled with a spectrum of vibrant pinks, velvety purples, yellows with a dash of red, and purple-dotted creams.

In his greenhouse, Tang was working on a golden-yellow variety -- still a rarity in the orchid market. He admitted that he was yet to make back the money he had invested.

Just as he set up his orchid farm, the financial crisis hit. But now business is good and he says he's not daunted by the challenges of the industry.

"I started out as an amateur grower, so I have a special passion for it. Without this I wouldn't have been able to go through the financial crisis -- my love of orchids got me through."
(Date: June2011)


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Price guide

2020 WOC & TIOS
Taiwan Orchid Show 
6 Days Tour
Tour Code:
WOC2020 TW6D5N

Departs: 5MAR 2020
  Adult Price from AUD$  
LAND ONLY $1800 
per person
twin share
Single Supplement: + $490

Printable Itinerary click here. 



  • 5 Nights hotel accommodation (5 stars hotels)
  • Return Airport / Hotel Transfers
  • Meals as specified (B=5, L=4, D=6)
  • All  Admission fees
  • Registration Fees for 23rd WOC 
  • Registration Fees for TIOS 2020
  • English speaking guide throughout the whole tour

BONUS Inclusions

  • FREE Taiwanese Foot Massage
  • FREE Taiwanese Hot Spring


  • International airfare to Taiwan
  • Passports & Visa
  • Tips min. A$8 p.p. per day x  6 days = A$48 
  • Drinks & Food not mentioned in your itinerary
  • All other items of a personal nature. 


  • All prices are in AUD, and based on PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. Prices are indicative only and are subject to change at anytime due to currency fluctuations.
  • During Public Holidays or Special Events surcharges may apply. Please always check with our consultants for more details.
  • Child Price is available from 2-11 years old (inclusive)  with bed & meal, but must sharing room with 2 Adults or would be charged same rate as Adults.
  • Child who is under 2 years old (no bed & no meal) we would charge 10% of adults price.
  • Min. 10 PAX required.  

B= Breakfast, L=Lunch. D=Dinner

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