Yehliu, Jiufen & Pingxi Day Tour from Taipei

  • 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, these small towns in suburban Taipei have their own charms and flavors for you to discover.

Likewise Jiufen Village in Ruifang District is one of them; a nostalgic hillside town that was prosperous in the 1940s will take you back in time. Yehliu Geopark in Wanli District is well-known for its unique coastal erosion features that will blow you mind away. Pingxi District, a former coal mining town where you will experience the iconic tradition of sky lantern release; the stunning “Little Niagara Falls” of Taiwan—Shifen Waterfall is another unmissable attraction there.

Join this tour and enjoy what the northern coast of Taiwan has to offer!

  • 08:00

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

  • 08:50-10:00

    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.

    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.  

    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.

  • 10:50-13:00

    Jiufen Village (lunch on your own arrangement)

    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.

    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.

    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!

  • 13:40-14:20

    Shifen Waterfall

    Situated in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, 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. The 20 meter tall waterfall creates a rainbow as it splashes into the lake, widely regarded as the most scenic in all of Taiwan.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 16:50

    Drop off at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)

    Your tour ends with return transport to your chosen drop off location. Either at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao Xinshen 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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