Private Pinglin and Maokong Tea Culture Day Tour from Taipei

  • Operation DayTuesday to Sunday
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time09:00
  • Vehicle Type 9-seater mini van
  • Meeting PointHotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City
  • Drop-off PointHotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City


  • Visit the three major tea-growing regions in Taipei in a day
  • Enjoy a ride of Maokong Gondola and behold the sweeping view of Southern Taipei
  • Admire the stunning landscapes of Thousand Island Lake and appreciate the tranquility of nature
  • Take a deep dive into the culture and development of Taiwanese tea at Pinglin Tea Museum
  • Learn how to brew and taste Taiwanese tea properly through a tea instructor


Taiwan is known around the world for producing some of the best tea such as Tieguanyin, Wenshan Baozhong, Oriental Beauty, etc. From tea garden to tea museum, this private tour to Maokong and Pinglin offers a glimpse into Taiwanese tea culture. You will learn about the development of Taiwanese tea from seed to cup. Whether you are a seasoned tea connoisseur or simply love to drink tea, you will enjoy this aromatic tea tour.

  • 09:00

    Meet your tour guide at the hotel lobby (downtown Taipei City)

    Meet your tour guide and driver at the hotel lobby, and then head off to Maokong in Muzha District, Taipei City.

  • 09:30-10:00

    Maokong Gondola

    Maokong Gondola is a cable car system built for leisure purposes, which has the longest route that offers amazing aerial views of Southern Taipei. Riding Maokong Gondola allows you to take in the stunning scenery of the mountains and tea plantations from high above, making it a popular activity among foreign tourists when they visit Taipei.

    Maokong Gondola Maokong Gondola

  • 10:00-11:00

    Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail or Maokong Zhangshu Trail

    Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail consists of four short and paved trails. The trail offers a number of beautiful landscapes such as natural potholes, waterfalls and forests, which can be observed during the hike. It is the easiest hiking trail in Maokong, suitable for people of all ages.

    Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail

  • 11:00-11:30

    Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong

    Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong is leisure park aimed to promote the quality and authentic Tieguanyin and Baozhong teas cultivated in Taiwan. The park features numerous informational displays and tea panning machines. Here you will learn about the development of Taiwanese tea, and also acquire some ecological knowledge. It is a hidden gem for tea lovers.

    Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong

  • 11:30-12:30


    After few hours of walk, you are probably hungry and craving for some local food. Maokong has been a popular place for a nature getaway in suburban Taipei. Situated in the mountain area, it offers the best spot to catch stunning panoramic views of Taipei Basin. Other than that, Maokong is also known as a hot spot for tea tasting. Most teahouses provide freshly brew teas and meals, where you can have an enjoyable lunch in the tea aroma (at your own expense).

    Maokong Tea Plantation in Maokong

  • 13:40-14:20

    Thousand Island Lake

    After lunch, your tea tour continues with a visit to Thousand Island Lake in Shiding District, New Taipei City. Thousand Island Lake is located Shiding, another rural district known for tea and amazing landscapes. The catchment area of Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by hills creates the unique scenery—a lake with thousands of islands, which shares the same name with the Thousand Island Lake in China due to the resemblance between the two.

    Thousand Island Lake Thousand Island Lake

  • 14:30-15:00

    Bagua Tea Plantation

    The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing. Bagua Tea Plantation is located in this area, too. From the top of the hill, the neatly planted rows of tea bushes look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams, hence the name.

    Bagua Tea Plantation Bagua Tea Plantation

  • 15:30-16:20

    Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

    After being immersed in the natural tea aroma, you will continue this tour to see how the tea is processed. Pinglin Tea Museum, a Hokkien-style Siheyuan type of building that characterizes the traditional dwelling of Taiwan. The museum has an abundant collection of traditional harvesting tools and equipment, tea sets, tea samples and many more that you will learn about the history and development of Taiwan’s tea industry.

    Pinglin Tea Museum Pinglin Tea Museum

  • 16:30-17:20

    Local Tea Shop

    Since you are in Pinglin, of course you will not miss the opportunity to taste the authentic Taiwanese tea at a local tea shop. The tea shop owner will show you how to properly brew the tea to bring out the flavors of the tea leaves. You will also have an opportunity to taste different tea samples.

    Tea House in Pinglin Tea Tasting

  • 17:30

    Return to the hotel

    After this amazing private tea tour to Southern Taipei, your tour guide will escort you back to your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Maokong Gondola ride experience
  • Entrance ticket (Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City)
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in English (other languages can be quoted on request).
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. The sequence and time of stay of tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, in this case, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  5. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  6. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
  7. Ensure you carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses for meals, beverages, souvenirs, tips, etc. Convenience stores and most of the eateries in Taiwan don't accept credit cards as a form of payment.
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