Yehliu, Jiufen & Pingxi Day Tour from Taipei

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  • Operation DayMonday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • 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) / Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)

Highlights

  • Marvel at the unique rock formations in Yehliu Geopark
  • Savor the nostalgic charm of the picturesque Jiufen Village
  • Experience the iconic tradition of flying Sky Lantern in Shifen, Pingxi District
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the “Little Niagara Falls” of Taiwan—Shifen Waterfall
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant

Overview

Without having to travel far away, through this guided day tour from Taipei, you can discover the unique charm of the rural districts along the north and northeast coast of Taiwan.

On this tour, you will visit Jiufen Village, a hillside village prosperous in the 1940s that will bring you an old-time vibe with its atmospheric alleys; Yehliu Geopark, known for its unique coastal erosion features, will blow you mind away; Pingxi District, a former mining town that is known for the world-famous "Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival", where you will experience the iconic tradition of flying sky lantern and visit the “Little Niagara Falls” of Taiwan—Shifen Waterfall.

Whether you are a first-timer or a repeat visitor, you will fully enjoy what Taiwan's north and northeast coast has to offer. With your tour guide’s help, you will have an insight into the history and truly appreciate the natural landscapes in this area. Join us for a full-day adventure and enrich your travel experience!

  • 08:00

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

    MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station(BL14 O07), Exit 2

  • 08:50-10:00

    Yehliu Geopark

    Your day tour to the north and northeast coast of Taiwan starts with a visit to Yehliu Geopark. Located in Wanli District, New Taipei City, is one of the premier attractions in the northern coast of Taiwan, Yehliu Geopark is home to a number of unique rock formations caused by wind and sea, such as the mushroom rocks, the chessboard rock, the trace fossils and all that.

    Mushroom Rocks in Yehliu Geopark Cuesta in Yehliu Geopark

    The most famous rock formation is the iconic “Queen’s Head”, a mushroom rock that resembles the profile of England’s Queen Elizabeth. Every year, the “Yehliu Night Tour” features light shows, water projection, etc, attracting over ten thousands visitors flock to see the Queen’s Head illumined at night.  

    Queen's Head Rock in Yehliu Geopark Candle Rocks in Yehliu Geopark

    Besides the Queen’s Head, other remarkable formations such as the Sea Candles, the Fairy Shoe, the Ginger Rocks, the Elephant Rock, the Ice Cream Rock, the Kissing Rock, and the Princess’ Head, are worth taking a look at.

    Mushroom Rocks in Yehliu Geopark Fossil in Yehliu Geopark

  • 10:50-13:00

    Jiufen Village (lunch on your own arrangement)

    The next stop on your day tour is Jiufen, is a hillside village in Ruifang District, New Taipei City. The village was flourished in the 1940s due to the gold mining industry, and then fell into disrepair and decrepitude for years. Even though the golden age has long gone, this small village still has a lot of stories to tell.

    Jiufen Village Jiufen Village

    The awarded movie “A City of Sadness”, directed by the famous film director Hou Hsiao-hsien, was shot there. Its unique historical background, the melancholic and emotional atmosphere attracted enormous global attention. The success of the movie also brought vitality to Jiufen’s tourism, making it the most popular destination in northeastern Taiwan.

    Jiufen Village Jiufen Village

    Since you are in Jiufen, it’s recommended to have a cup of tea at a teahouse, where you can appreciate the picturesque scenery, and the freshly brewed tea at the same time. Jiufen Old Street that is winding along the hill has so many differences from other old streets. Besides the teahouses, here you can also tastes various local foods and buy souvenirs. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the traditional Jiufen dessert—Taro Ball!

    Jiufen Tea House Jiufen Taro Balls

  • 13:40-14:20

    Shifen Waterfall

    After lunch, your tour continues with a visit to Shifen Waterfall in Pingxi District, New Taipei City. It 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.

    Shihfen Waterfall Shihfen Waterfall

  • 14:30-16:00

    Shifen Old Street (Sky Lantern release)

    Shifen Station is located down Keelung River from the waterfall area, originally built for transporting coal during Japanese colonization. The station is right alongside Shifen Old Street, today it stands as a reminder of Taiwan’s history.

    Shifen Old Street Shifen Old Street

    The street is lined with souvenir shops, sky lantern shops and eateries. You can also see a lot of people set up their sky lanterns on the railway track, getting ready to release them into the sky. Of course, you will not miss out on the opportunity to experience this special 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.

    Shifen Old Street - Sky Lantern Releasing Shifen Old Street - Sky Lantern Releasing  

  • 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
  • Entrance ticket (Yehliu Geopark)
  • 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 5 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.

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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