Beitou and Yangmingshan Day Tour from Taipei

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  • Operation DayTuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time08:00
  • Vehicle Type20-seater mini bus or 9-seater mini van (according to the number of participants)
  • Meeting PointMRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
  • Drop-off PointMRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07) / Shilin Night Market

Highlights

  • Explore the wonders of the world’s first Urban Quiet Park certified by Quiet Park International
  • Marvel at the amazing morphological variety of volcanic landforms
  • Learn about the history of hot spring development in Taipei by visiting Beitou Hot Spring Museum
  • Rejuvenate your mind and body with a natural hot spring foot bath
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant

Overview

Take a break from your busy schedule and the hustle and bustle of the city, go on a tour to Yangmingshan National Park and Beitou District, and embrace the beauty of nature.

Yangmingshan National Park is located in the north of Taipei City, spanning Beitou District and 6 other districts in Taipei Metro Area. As the world’s first Urban Quiet Park certified by Quiet Park International, the park is known for the gorgeous flora and abundant geological features, including the fumaroles, lava terrains, craters, hot springs, etc, offering close-up views of the rocks and landforms.

In addition to the park, the Geothermal Valley and Beitou Hot Spring Museum offer you insights into the history of development of hot springs in Taipei, from the source of heat to the historic relics.

Hot spring bath is another unmissable experience in Beitou. Before the end of the tour, you will enjoy a hot spring foot bath to unwind your mind and body.

  • 08:00

    Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2

  • 08:40-08:50

    Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch (photo stop)

    Your first stop is Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch, also known as Beitou Library. Located in Beitou Park and near Beitou Hot Spring Museum, because of its sustainable design, this beautiful library was selected by the famous travel website “When on Earth” as one of the 10 Coolest Examples of green buildings. The New York City–based online culture magazine “Flavorwire” also recognized it as one of The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World.

    The unique appearance of Beitou Library also makes it a popular attraction for photography. So pull your phone or camera out of your bag, capture the view and make your travel memory tangible.

    Beitou Library Beitou Library

  • 09:00-09:30

    Beitou Hot Spring Museum

    The next stop on your Yangmingshan tour package is Beitou Hot Spring Museum, which was built during the Japanese colonization.

    Beitou Hot Spring Museum Beitou Hot Spring Museum

    The two-storey Tudor-style building of the museum has a brick and wood façade, and black tile roof. The first level consists with a small bath and a large bath; as you walking along the arcade you can see the baths up close. Additionally, the display of “sento” simulates the facilities of a traditional public bath, where you can have an understanding of how the communal bathhouse worked in the past.

    Beitou Hot Spring Museum Beitou Hot Spring Museum

    The second level consists with a huge Tatami lobby and a balcony with a special exhibition area where the early Taiwanese film documents are displayed. This is a good place to learn about Beitou’s rich hot spring culture and history.

    Beitou Hot Spring Museum Beitou Hot Spring Museum

  • 09:40-10:20

    Geothermal Valley

    Geothermal Valley, the next stop on your Yangmingshan day trip, is not far away from Beitou Hot Spring Museum.

    This place is also called “Hell Valley” or “Ghost Lake”, because of the sulfuric steam fog that it emits caused by the high temperature. It is also one of the heat sources of sulfur spring that supply the hot springs located in its vicinity.

  • 11:00-11:20

    Yangmingshan Flower Clock

    Your tour to Yangmingshan National Park and Beitou continues with a visit to the Yangmingshan Flower Clock—the centerpiece of the national park, which is near the bus terminal and the visitor center.

    The flower plants change by season, visitors can enjoy the bloom all year round. Every year during the cherry blossom season, there are crowds of people flocking to see the beautiful cherry blossom that surrounds the flower clock.

    Fountain near Yangmingshan Flower Clock Yangmingshan Flower Clock

  • 11:40-11:50

    Yangmingshuwu (photo stop)

    You will then visit Yangmingshuwu, formerly known Zhongxing Guesthouse. It was the summer residence of the late president Chiang Kai-shek for reception of important foreign dignitaries.

    This place was originally an old-growth forest; after the mansion and its associated buildings were completed, part of the forest was still preserved. Today the mansion has become an important site for Taiwan’s history and nature conservation.

  • 12:10-13:10

    Zhuzihu (lunch on own arrangement)

    Home to Yangmingshan’s calla lily and hydrangea, Zhuzihu is a farming area hidden away in the mountains. It was originally a lava-dammed lake created by volcanic eruptions; the geological factors and fertile soil making Zhuzihu a suitable place for farming.

    Besides the seasonal flowers, Zhuzihu is also well-known for the mountain vegetable cuisine. Since you are here in Zhuzihu, don’t miss the chance to try the local specialties.

    Zhuzihu Zhuzihu

     

  • 13:30-14:00

    Xiaoyoukeng Recreation Area

    After that, you will visit the most popular attraction in Yangmingshan National Park —Xiaoyoukeng (literally “little oil pit”), a post-volcanic geological landscape area.

    The scenic trail around Xiaoyoukeng offers close-up views of the pit from different angles, where you can see and smell the steam coming out of the cracks, and the sulfur crystals around the fumaroles, as if you can feel the breath of a dormant volcano.

  • 14:10-14:50

    Qingtiangang

    Then you will visit Qingtiangang, a vast lava terrace formed when the lava flowed north after the eruption. The terrace was once a ranch for water buffaloes grazing during Japanese colonization; even today you can still see the naturally bred water buffaloes there.

    Qingtiangang Qingtiangang

  • 15:20-15:50

    Lengshuikeng Recreation Area (hot spring foot bath)

    The last stop is Lengshuikeng (literally “cold water pit”), a barrier lake formed by the volcanic lava flowing down from the mountain. The hot spring water is colder than the other areas (around 40 degrees Celsius), hence the name.

    Before your Yangmingshan day tour comes to an end, you will enjoy a rejuvenating hot spring foot bath to relieve the tension and stiffness in your legs after walking for hours.

  • 16:40

    Drop off at Shilin Night Market

    After your Beitou District and Yangmingshan National Park tour, you may choose to disembark at Shilin Night Market, considered Taiwan’s most famous night market. There, you can eat tasty street foods to your heart’s content. Or, you may choose to disembark at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station after the tour.

  • 17:00

    Drop off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07)

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hot spring foot bath
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Food and beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English and Japanese.
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. This tour takes place in Yangmingshan National Park most of the time, which involves lots of walking and stairs; comfortable shoes and casual wear are recommended. As the temperature can drop dramatically in the mountain area, it's recommended to bring an extra coat.
  4. The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  5. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  6. Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  7. Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  8. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
  9. Yangmingshuwu is not open to public on Jan 21 (Lunar New Year 2023), therefore the visiting time at the other attractions will be prolonged.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the listings local pick-up time(GMT+8). Please contact us by email or phone. 

 

Email: edisonts@ms6.hinet.net 

Phone: +886 2 25635313

 

No-shows are defined as passengers who do not show up on time for the tours. In this event, the bookings will be cancelled and non-refundable.

 

Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: full refund

Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: non-refundable

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