Day 1: Departure from Australia Depart flight from Sydney, Australia with China Airlines CI52 22:10 to Taiwan.
Day 2 (Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue): Taipei International Airport / Taiwanese Presidential Palace / Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall / Taipei 101 (X / X / X) After your arrival to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, you will be picked up by your tour guide and driven to a Taipei City Hotel for check-in. After a rest, enjoy Taipei City Tour. The guide will show you Taiwanese Presidential Palace (drive-by only), Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (Also known as Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall), a typical Taiwanese temple and the highest building in the world, Taipei 101 (the observation platform entrance ticket at one’s own cost). Finally return to your hotel for the night’s rest. Hotel: Howard Plaza, Taipei or similar (4 Stars) Day 3 (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed): Chiayi / Alishan (B/ X / X) After your hotel breakfast, check-out and board our bus, departure from Taipei, drive to South Taiwanese County of Chiayi, and then further to famous mountain retreat, Alishan. In the afternoon enjoy a leisurely walk under the beautiful Alishan trees, some of which are several thousand years old. Hotel: Gau Shan Ching Hotel, Alishan or similar (2 stars) Day 4 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu): Alishan Sunrise / Yushan Climb (B/ L / D) In the early morning you can take an optional tour (at one’s own cost) and ride a World Heritage category mountain train to enjoy a view of Alishan sunrise. After a breakfast, ride to Tatachia parking lot and start the Yushan climb. Take a van to the Yushan trail head and climb 8.5 km (around 4-5 hours) to the Paiyun hut. If the weather and time permits, it is possible to climb Yushan West Peak in the afternoon (around 4.4 km, 2-3 hours both ways). Hotel: Paiyun Hut (dormitory style, all clients in one room) Day 5 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri): Yushan Main Peak / Tungpu Hot Springs (B/ L / X)
In the morning climb remaining 2.4 km (around 2 hours) to the Yushan Main Peak (3952 m.) then back to the Paiyun hut (around 1 hr).
After a rest descend back to the trailhead (2-3 hrs), return by van to Tatachia parking lot and board the car for the drive to Tungpu Hot Springs. Enjoy the relaxing hot spring bath in the hotel. Hotel: Tonpo Tilun Hotel or similar (3 stars)
Day 6 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat): Sinyi Township Dream Works / Sun Moon Lake / Wen-Wu Temple (B/ X / X) After breakfast check-out and drive to Sinyi Township Dream Works of the Mei to visit the museum of aboriginal culture and taste some of the local delicacies made of plums and grapes. Then continue to visit the magnificent Sun Moon Lake. Made stops at Hsuen-Tsang (Holy Monk) Shrine, Itathao (Te-hua) aboriginal village and Wen-wu Temple. In the afternoon drive back to Taipei. Hotel: Howard Plaza, Taipei or similar (4 Stars)
Day 7 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun): National Palace Museum / Martyrs' Shrine / Taiwan Handicraft Center (B/ L / D) In the morning visit the National Palace Museum with its five thousand years old collection of Chinese antiquities that was brought to Taiwan from China after the second world war. Then see a magnificent building of Martyrs’ Shrine with its impressive changing of the guards. Finish your trip to Taiwan in a Handicraft Center to buy souvenirs and gifts for your friends. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home. Or you may stay in Taiwan for extra time to explore the vibrant city of Taipei.
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue
Taipei International Airport
All rates shown are PER PERSON, TWIN SHAREunless stated otherwise. Rates shown are inclusive of all taxes.
Private Air-conditioned vehicle for the duration of your trip
Accommodation in hotels as stated in the itinerary (based on twin sharing)
Two ways transfer from Tatachia parking lot to the Yushan trailhead
One night in dormitory style room in Paiyun Hut.
Meals as stated in the itinerary (on the Hsueshan trail, we arrange for a meal box for the first dinner, three meals for the second day, breakfast before the summit and simple lunch after return from the summit and before the descend back to the trailhead)
All entrance tickets as stated in the itinerary (except for 101 observation platform)
English speaking guide
Climbing permits for Yushan
Local tour insurance
Meals and drinks not stated in the itinerary
Taipei 101 observation platform ticket
Alishan Mountain train ticket for the sunrise
Sleeping bags and other mountain climbing equipment
Tips min. NT$150 (US$5) p.p. per day
All other personal expenses not stated in the itinerary
Not suitable for children below 12 to participate
Deposit 2 months before the departure date
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, overnight at Taipei meets Trade Show, overnight out of Taipei meets Sat & National Holiday, overnight at Alishan meets Flower seasons & Summer vocation.
During Public Holidays or Special Events surcharges may apply. Please always check with our consultants for more details.