The Legend of Sun and Moon
7-Day Taipei, Jiufen, Taichung, Sun moon lake, Puli, Alishan, Chiayi and Taipei Tour
In one week, we will take you to Taiwan's most scenic places such as the Jiufen Gold Rush Town, the Sun Moon Lake, Puli Town and Alishan. Temples, local food, aboriginal cultures, and other highlights are waiting along the way.
The cultural kaleidoscope of Taiwan's capital city pulses wherever you go. Incense-veiled temples dating back to dynastic times blend seamlessly with a neonedstreet life of a decidedly more modern era. Taipei has dozens of world-class restaurants where gourmets can sample the best regional Chinese cuisine; for the gourmand, there are plenty of night markets serving up scrumptious evening snacks.
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall-The massive commemorative monument, with its blue-tile roof, white marble wall, and clusters of red colored flowerbeds stand as the symbol of Kuomintang and its leader: Chiang Kai Shek, well-known as the founding father of Republic of China.
The Tallest Skyscraper in Taiwan: Taipei 101
Taipei City's skyline is unique. When you overlook the low-rise city landscape of Taipei, you'll see that it's clearly worth waiting in line to take Taipei 101's elevators up to grab a God's-eye-view of the city.
The Great Eastern Philosophy - Confucius Temple
This temple honors one of the greatest philosophers and teachers of all time, Confucius, as well as other philosophers. Confucius' teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced the Chinese thought and life in almost every way.
Encountering a Healing Deity - Bao'an Temple
This 200-year-old historical site was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it has been maintained and repaired through the ages with traditional techniques, preserving ancient knowledge and culture.
Accommodation: Just Sleep Hotel or same level -close to Ximending
Jiufen, perfectly situated up in the hills and straddles the Pacific Ocean, was once a prosperous gold rush town before the 1970s. Today, with its picturesque stone walls, narrow cobblestone streets, and tea houses, the ancient city has become an inspirational mecca for artists, writers, and movie directors like Hou Hsiao-hsien (A City of Sadness) and Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).
Yehliu National Geo Park - Yehliu lies in one of the most remarkable geological coastal areas in northern Taiwan, and is well-known for its rocky promontory overlooking the bay.
Jiufen & Jiufen Old Street - The most memorable part of being in Jiufen, without doubt, is the long and narrow night market street which stretches through the entire town.
A Local Theater House - Sheng Ping Theater House, the first movie theater in Northern Taiwan, was completely rebuilt to present the former luxury culture of Jiufen.
The golden waterfall - Although there is no actual gold flowing forth from these falls, the name reflects their appearance: the combination of regular rainfall in this mining area and abundance of heavy metal elements deposited in the riverbed radiate a gold-like color.
Accommodation: Just Sleep Hotel or same level -close to Ximending
Enjoy Making New Friends - Flying Cow Ranch
Guests get to feel all the benefits of a long and relaxing vacation. A fun, education stop on any tour through Taiwan, the Flying Cow Ranch will be fun for adults, eco-tourists, kids, and families.
Home Desserts Making & Art Creating - Three core beliefs of the ranch are living a healthy life, sustainable eco-friendly ranching practices and sustainable agricultural productivity. The ranch has been developing eco-tourism adventures to match their core values and beliefs for years.
A Food Paradise: Feng-Chia Night Market
The Fengjia Night Market is one of Taichung's famous commercial business districts. In this CBD, you can find delicious snack foods, quality clothes at reasonable prices to express your unique personality.
Accommodation: In Sky Hotel or same levelnearby FengChia Night market
Offering breathtaking beauty through every season, Sun Moon Lake attracts those who love mountains, and the outdoors to find peace and contentment from its unpredictable natural appearance.
Sun Moon Lake Boat Touring
In order to have a better look at the lake and its surrounding sight-seeing spots, a boat tour is a delightful and the quickest way to move from place to place through Sun Moon Lake.
Itathao aboriginal cuisine
Sun Moon Lake has long been home to the Thao tribe. Local Thao activities and charms include aboriginal food like flavorful rice cooked in bamboo tubes, salt roasted shrimp and the infamous Thao tribal millet wine.
Wenwu Temple is located at the shoulder of mountain where is on the north of Sun Moon Lake. It was built in 1938. The temple is popular among students.
Accommodation: Puli town guest house
Puli Town, located at mountainous regions full of hills and farmlands. Thanks to the unique geological location and clean water resource, Puli has one of the best tea and wine products that attract people in the world, even a previous Japanese emperor who was a big fan of the Assam tea grown in Puli!
A Town of Paper - Paper Factory
From processing raw wood to printing your own creative patterns on your final paper product, at the Paper Factory, make sure have yourself a DIY paper crafting tour!
Shuili Snake Kiln
Shuili Snake Kiln is the town where remains the eldest tradition of kiln-making. There is a biggest kiln work which is in the Guinness Book of Records by the size of 6.68 meters.
Paper Dome - Rebirth after 921 Earthquake back in 1999, a local church in Puli went through a successful renovation and regained its splendor.
Japanese style wooden train station - Checheng
The Checheng Train Station is built to transfer the wood during Japanese colonial period in Taiwan. The train station is located in the mountain, you may slow down your pace? and take a rest here.
Accommodation: Pulitown guest house
Alishan is renowned far and wide for its cloud sea, sunrises and sunset glow and also has enchanting gorge waterfall, sakura cherry blossom and bamboo grove scenery. The scenic area's unique Z-shaped forest railway (nicknamed "train hits the wall") and the culture of the local Tsou aborigines add to Alishan's uniqueness.
Alishan Railway Experience
Construction of the Alishan Forest Railway was commenced in 1899 by the Japanese. Intended to transport logs and carry supplies, the railway has now become an integral part of the Alishan recreation facilities.
Alishan national scenic area
Alishan features the highland landscape with overwhelming tourist sites dotted along the high concentration of forest trails. Two Sisters Pond, Thousand Year Cypresses, Zhushan viewing platform are ones that attract the most visitors.
Sacred Forest Trail Hiking
It has wooden planks laid along its entire length and three wooden bridges winding through giant trees, and offers a chance to take a forest shower while observing the giant trees up close.
Aboriginal Dishes in Alishan - Yu Yu Pass
Alishan Tsou cultural tribe is known as "a bright pearl" in Alishan for its history and culture. Park environment, combined with the natural landscape design, in wonderland tea sea, everywhere greeted beauty treasure on the Alishan attractions.
Accommodation: Alishanguest house
Fenchihu Old town
Fenqihu marks the half-way-point on the way to the top of Alishan on the forest railway. This is a perfect stop-off point where tourists can relax, and take on refreshments and snacks.
Japanese style wooden train station - Chiayi Beimen
The Chiayi Beimen Train Station is the starting point of Alishan railway. For the passengers who need to go to Alishan in the early times, they must pass by Beimen station. From the old buildings that surround this station, we can tell the difference of the way we travel between now and then.
Our Service Includes:
- One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
- Versatile and knowledgeable local guides
- Your own chauffeur and comfortable vehicle
- Hand-picked hotels to suit your preferences
- Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
- Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
- The booking of internal transportation per your preferences
- A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling
Olivia Tian, a sunshine tour guide!
In October, my friend Amy booked a tour with Chinahighlights, Olivia Tian was our guide in Beijing, she is such a sweet n happy person to be around, not only she gave us the best guide service, also very accommodating, alter the plan as per our interest, took us to very local shopping n food district. Above all, she takes awesome pics, very patient!! Thank you so much for such pleasant 5 days in BJ, look forward to see you when we are back in China, Olivia!!more
Dec 2023, Venture216019
One whole of a good experience !
Kevin was always making flexible arrangements for us making sure we meet our needs. Kevin also walked us to our desired restaurant daily making sure all are well before he left. Kudos to the whole team. Highly recommend ?more
Dec 2023, Cornelius C
China is Amazing Wonders that do not stop coming at you.Great country
Great job,Loved every minute of it,Ethan did an amazing job,True Ambassador of China,Just like the Chinese people,Friendly, dignified and hardworking,Very happy.China Highlights exceeded expectations and then some,I will never even think of travelling with another company.more
Dec 2023, Philip Sardar /Maps10321171537
Wonderful trip to Beijing and Xian
Had a great trip to bejing n xian. Our guide lily liu is so well versed in english and we have no worry here at all. We managed to dine in great halal restaurants though out our trip. Highly reccomended to all muslims travellers.more
Dec 2023, Efen Reyes
Great experience, highly recommended!
Additionally, she helped me with all my personal needs like getting a SIM card, finding an ATM, shopping, dining, checking in at the train station, hotel, suggested a couple additional very entertaining art events. Was also punctual and spoke good English.more
Nov 2023, Wayne S.
Excellent tour with Tom from China Highlights
We used China Highlights for the 3 days of our Beijing trip. Tom was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgable with excellent English. He was able to accommodate changes to our tour at short notice, allowing us to make the most of our limited time. Couldn’t recommend highly enoughmore
Nov 2023, Ross
Wow this tour was honestly the best tourI have ever taken! Our guide Simon Yao was simply superb! His English was excellent and he was very easy to talk to. He was personable and friendly but not overpowering or overbearing. Very knowledgeable about history. Thankfully the weather was good so we were not super hot !Finally at the wall we were amazed by it's beauty and grandeur. It really is something and pictures don't do it justice.more
Nov 2023, Annika M
Excellent two day visit to Great Wall
Our guide ‘Mark’ was incredible. So friendly, knowledgable and funny. The itinerary was perfect, we got to see two different parts of the Great Wall (one of which at night which was magical) and our hotel stay in Gubei was wonderful. Highly recommend to anybody visiting Beijingmore
Nov 2023, James_Wolstenholme
Great Experience from start to finish!
Jack was my guide and his local knowledge and English skills were fantastic. He was punctual, friendly and willing to flex as we went about our tour. Couldn’t recommend China Highlights more!more
Nov 2023, Scott Smith
Helen in Beijing - thanks for paying great attention to details, for your small surprises for the children every day, for selecting amazing restaurants, and leading wonderful walking tours. Your cheerfulness added to our enjoyment.more
Nov 2023, Kamila
Great day out with Mark, thanks China Highlights!
We did a 1 day private tour with China Highlights to see Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Communication was great throughout - from trip planning/booking with Roger and from our guide Mark who contacted us the day before to confirm meet up time/location. Avoided a lot of the queues and definitely learned quite a bit of history from our guide Mark…thanks again! No language barriers/issues…highly recommended.more
Nov 2023, ykeezy
China Three (3) Cities Tours
To the tour guides, Ethan, Jason and Tony, you guys have made my visit an awesome and memorable experience. All the tour guides spoke english and communicated very effectively. They are knowledgeable about all the sites visited including, Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, Panda Breeding and Research Center, Leshan Giant Buddha, Hallelujah Mountains, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge, and Tianmen Mountain. The tour guides ensured I got the most out of my time I stayed in the various cities Beijing, Chengdu and Zhangjiajie.more
Nov 2023, Kadar
13 days in China
We booked a 13 day’s tour of China with China Highlights. Our travel advisor, Ms Leah Zhou organised an itinerary that suited what we wanted. She was really helpful and patient will all our needs. Leah helped us organised our 30th Wedding Anniversary Dinner and my 60th Birthday celebration?? in Beijing. For this to be possible, she had to liaise with our guide in Beijing. The flowers and cake were a real surprise. My husband and I, were really touched at the good service provided by China Highlights and Ms Leah Zhou. Thank you China Highlights and Ms Leah Zhou for your constant care of your customers. I will certainly recommend China Highlights to my friends.more
Nov 2023, Eda Adams
Perfect Beijing experience
Covering all major sights our exploration of Beijing and surroundings was flawless guided by Lily, along with her knowledgeable and balanced information on Chinas culture and history. In particular, Lily was able to adjust the tour according to personal preferences, e.g. focus on photography, as well as suggesting additional activities like an impressive authentic artistic show. I highly recommend China Highlights as China tour operator and Lily Liu as excellent guide regarding the Beijing area.more
Nov 2023, Perfect Beijing experience
Our first trip to Beijing
Our tour guide was Lucy Yubo. She was awesome. Very friendly, informative and passionate about her job. We really enjoyed her company and guidance.more
Nov 2023, Sreelatha Reddy
Anne and Bob’s tour of Beijing
We did the China Highlights tour of Beijing with our excellent guide Mark and his driver. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Beijing highlights including the Lama Temple, the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Lama Temple. The Summer Palace with the boat ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony were memorable also and the Mutianyu Great Wall was a highlight. We were impressed with Mark as a guide. He knew his history and he was kind and thoughtful. He took us to some excellent restaurants and we were introduced to some beautiful food. We enjoyed his company and will always remember him.more
Nov 2023, BendigoBob
Excellent end to end service
Helen is a positive, full of knowledge, experienced guide.She provided us an implacable service abd experience for 3 days .Highly recommendedmore
Nov 2023, Sariel Engel
Amazing Beijing Tour with Risa!
Risa gave us a wonderful tour of the city! She thoroughly explained the cultuaral importance of each exhibit while also educating us on the Chinese culture. Appreciated having this wonderful Beijing trip with Risa:)more
Nov 2023, Angelica M.
Amazing Beijing Tour With Risa!
We were very kindly received in Beijing by our tour guide Risa. She gave us a very thorough tour of the city and showed us wonderful places, while also explaining the important history/culture of China! Very beautiful city filled with many things to do and full of culture! This was very well planned and made it very easy for us to visit the city and foreigners:) Thank you Risa!more
Nov 2023, Angelica M
Do Beijing like a local
They organised my trip very quickly and efficiently. On the day, Anna was very friendly to me, my mum and my baby. Very accommodating to our needs. The car was immaculately clean and very comfortable. We visited everything we initially wanted and more. Also, Anna took us to the best meal we had in China. It makes a difference to have a local choosing the dishes!more
Nov 2023, Natali A