Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern and Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

  • Operation DayMonday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • DepartureAfternoon
  • DurationHalf Day
  • Pick-up Time13:00
  • 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) / Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)


  • Experience the iconic tradition of flying sky lantern
  • Have a close-up view of Taiwan’s "Little Niagara Falls"—Shifen Waterfall
  • Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of Shifen Old Street
  • Learn about the history of the former coal mining town—Pingxi
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant


Pingxi, a rural district in New Taipei City known for the world-famous “Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival”, is only one hour away from the downtown area of Taipei City. If you have plans in Taipei in the morning or evening, why not join us for a half-day adventure and make your trip more fulfilling?

With the help of your tour guide, you will learn more about each attraction you visit during this half-day tour: savor the charm and nostalgia of the 1940s in Shifen Old Street; take in the stunning scenery of Taiwan’s "Little Niagara Falls"—Shifen Waterfall; and experience the iconic tradition of flying sky lantern on the railway track.

  • 13:00

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

    Exit 2 of MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station

  • 13:50-14:40

    Shifen Old Street and Shifen Railway Station

    The first stop on your half-day tour is Shifen Railway Station. The station is located down Keelung River from the waterfall area, right alongside Shifen Old Street, originally built for transporting coal during Japanese colonization. Today it stands as a reminder of Taiwan’s history.

    Shifen Old Street is lined with souvenir shops, sky lantern shops and eateries, where you can enjoy a little shopping before you head off to the next stop. You will also see a lot of people set up their sky lanterns on the railway track, getting ready to release them into the sky. Since you are here, of course, you will not miss out on the opportunity to experience this special tradition.

  • 14:45-15:30

    Sky Lantern Release in Shifen Old Street

    Sky Lantern release in Taiwan originates from Shifen in Pingxi District, New Taipei City. Nowadays, the lanterns are used as the symbols of peace and good fortune; the world-renowned Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is a great yearly event that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year. On this tour, you will experience this meaningful and unforgettable Taiwanese tradition.

    3 or 4 people will share one lantern, and each of you can write down your wishes on one side of the lantern. Your tour guide will teach you how to release a sky lantern correctly, so you can fully enjoy the tranquil and peaceful moment.

  • 15:35-16:00

    Shifen Waterfall

    Your tour continues with a visit to Shifen Waterfall. Shifen Waterfall is one of the most popular attractions in this area, widely-known as the “Little Niagara Falls” of Taiwan, a cascade-type waterfall similar to North America’s Niagara Falls.

    There are several viewing platforms near Shifen Waterfall, where the visitors can see the waterfall from different angles, even have a close-up look. On sunny days, if you are lucky, you can capture a beautiful rainbow created by the mist of this 20-meter tall waterfall as it splashes into the lake. 

  • 16:50

    Drop off at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)

    At the end of the tour, you may choose to disembark at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

  • 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
  • Sky Lantern launching experience (3-4 people share 1 lantern)
  • 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. The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. 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.
  5. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  6. Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  7. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
  8. 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.

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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