Many first thoughts of Taiwan focus on its industrial past and developed west coast cities, so you might not realise that the island's central mountains and eastern regions remain largely undeveloped. A rugged terrain of towering mountains and gaping gorges descends to miles of untouched Pacific beaches, with bubbling hot mineral springs thrown in for good measure. It’s no wonder the Portuguese named it ‘Ilha Formosa’ - ‘beautiful island’.
Your eleven-day journey through Ilha Formosa will take you from the island's north to its southern tip, pausing en route to explore the central region’s natural splendour, and will give you a greater appreciation of the many Taiwanders (sorry!) of this diverse island.
Day 1 - arrive Taipei
Day 2 - Yangmingshan National Park Hike & Hot Springs
Day 3 - Taipei, Pinglin Tea Museum, Qingshui Cliffs, Taroko National Park
Day 4 - Taroko Gorge Walking Trail
Day 5 - Taroko National Park, East Rift Valley Cycle Ride, Ruisui Hot Springs
Day 6 - Ruisui, Walami Trail, Chenggong
Day 7 - Chenggong, Chihpen Forest Recreation Area, Kenting National Park
Day 8 - Kenting National Park
Day 9 - Kenting National Park, Alishan National Scenic Area
Day 10 - Alishan National Scenic Area: Sunrise & Trekking
Day 11 - Alishan National Scenic Area, Chiayi, depart Taipei
Not enough R&R time? Speak to your Selective Asia consultant about extending your stay. We can tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website