Pinglin Tea Culture & Maokong Day Tour from Taipei

  • Operation DayWednesday and Friday
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time08:30
  • 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)


  • Explore Taipei's three primary tea-growing regions in just one day
  • Embark on a scenic adventure on the Maokong Gondola to admire the panoramic vistas of Southern Taipei from above
  • Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Thousand Island Lake's awe-inspiring landscapes
  • Delve into the rich culture and evolution of Taiwanese tea at the Pinglin Tea Museum
  • Discover the art of brewing and savoring Taiwanese tea with the expert guidance of a skilled tea sommelier
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant


Taiwan has gained global recognition for its exceptional teas like Tieguanyin, Wenshan Baozhong, Oriental Beauty, and more. This beckons tea lovers worldwide to embark on a fragrant journey in the country. For both seasoned tea connoisseurs and those passionate about tea, this guided tour to Maokong and Pinglin presents a unique opportunity to explore the intriguing world of Taiwanese tea culture from seed to cup.

Your journey begins with a scenic Maokong Gondola ride, offering captivating views of Southern Taipei from high above. Upon descending, you'll leisurely stroll along either the Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail or Maokong Zhangshu Trail, each offers picturesque landscapes awaiting your exploration. Continue your journey through Taiwanese tea at the Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong. Here, the informative displays unveil the enchanting world of Taiwanese tea.

In the latter part of your day tour, you'll venture to the other two tea-originating locations, Shiding and Pinglin, relishing the awe-inspiring beauty of Thousand Island Lake and the distinctive Bagua Tea Plantation. Afterward, a visit to the Pinglin Tea Museum in New Taipei City will enhance your tea knowledge with its extensive collection of traditional harvesting tools and interactive equipment. As the tour approaches its end, you will have the opportunity to savor authentic Taiwanese tea at a local tea shop and learn the intricate art of brewing it, concluding your tea tour with an additional depth of expertise.

  • 08:30

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

    Your tour guide and driver will greet you at the Exit 2 of MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07) before embarking on your aromatic tea tour.

    Exit 2 of MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station

  • 09:00-09:30

    Maokong Gondola

    Begin your exploration into the world of Taiwanese tea from Maokong in Taipei City’s Muzha District. Your adventure commences with a scenic ride on the Maokong Gondola, designed for leisurely travel, boasts the lengthiest route, offering awe-inspiring aerial vistas of Southern Taipei. This picturesque ride offers stunning mountain scenery from a lofty vantage point, making it a favored activity among foreign tourists exploring Taipei.

    Maokong Gondola Maokong Gondola

  • 09:30-10:30

    Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail or Maokong Zhangshu Trail

    The Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail comprises four short, paved paths. Along the trail, you’ll encounter beautiful natural features like potholes, waterfalls, and forests, all visible during the hike. Known as the easiest hiking trail in Maokong, it’s suitable for individuals of all ages. The Maokong Zhangshu Trail is another beloved leisure trail among the locals, particularly during the blooming season of Lupinus. Along this trail, you’ll discover the terraced fields, ponds, tea gardens, and more, creating the sensation of stepping into an idyllic picture as you stroll through this scenic landscape.

    Maokong Zhangshu Trail Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail

  • 10:30-11:00

    Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong

    The Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong serves as a leisurely park dedicated to showcase the exceptional quality and authenticity of Taiwan’s Tieguanyin and Baozhong teas. By exploring the center, visitors can gain insights into the evolution of Taiwanese tea and ecological knowledge through the informational exhibits, tea panning machines, and more.

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

  • 11:00-12:00


    After a few hours of walking, you might find yourself hungry and craving some local foods. Maokong, a popular place for a nature getaway in suburban Taipei, nestled in the mountains, offers prime locations to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Taipei Basin. Beyond its scenic beauty, Maokong is a hotspot for tea tasting. Abound with teahouses, most of them offer freshly brewed teas and meals, allowing you to enjoy a delectable lunch in the delightful aroma of tea at your own expense.

    Maokong Maokong

  • 13:10-13:50

    Thousand Island Lake

    Following lunch, your tea tour proceeds with a visit to Thousand Island Lake in Shiding District, New Taipei City. Shiding, a rural area celebrated for its tea cultivation and stunning landscapes. The catchment area around the Feitsui Reservoir, nestled among hills, creates a distinctive scenery—a lake adorned with numerous islands. Its resemblance to the Thousand Island Lake in China has bestowed upon it the same name.

    Thousand Island Lake

  • 14:00-14:30

    Bagua Tea Plantation

    The natural terrain and climate create an ideal environment for tea cultivation in the surrounding area of Feitsui Reservoir. The Bagua Tea Plantation also locates in this area. When viewed from the hilltop, the neatly planted rows of tea bushes resemble the symbols of Eight Trigrams, which inspired the plantation’s name.

    Bagua Tea Plantations Bagua Tea Plantations

  • 15:00-15:50

    Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

    After indulging in the natural tea aroma, your tea tour continues to uncover the intricacies of tea processing and its evolution. The Pinglin Tea Museum, a Hokkien-style Siheyuan architecture, embodying the traditional dwelling of Taiwan, inviting the visitors to delve into the world of Taiwanese tea. This museum houses a rich collection of traditional harvesting tools, tea sets, samples, and more, offering insights into the history and evolution of Taiwan’s tea industry. Additionally, the interactive equipment within the museum offers visitors an immersive, sensory-rich experience.

    Pinglin Tea Museum Pinglin Tea Museum

  • 16:00-16:50

    Local Tea Shop

    While in Pinglin, you can’t miss the chance to savor authentic Taiwanese tea at a local tea shop. The tea sommelier will demonstrate the proper brewing techniques to bring out the flavors of the tea leaves, making your tea more aromatic and enhancing your tea tasting experience. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to sample various types of Taiwanese tea during your visit.

    Tea House in Pinglin Tea House in Pinglin

  • 17:50

    Drop off at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)

    At the end of this fantastic tea tour to Maokong, Shiding, and Pinglin, you may choose to disembark at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or at MRT Zhongxiao XInsheng Station.

  • 18:00

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Maokong Gondola ride experience
  • Entrance ticket (Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City)
  • Taiwanese local tea tasting
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Food and beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour will be conducted in Mandarin, English and Japanese. (Please note that Japanese commentary will only be available on Wednesdays.)
  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. 



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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