Self-Drive Taiwan

Maolin Bridge
Maolin Bridge
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    From £2,695 per person, based on a shared room in for departures in May.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 12 nights' hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners
    • Road transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Trekking excursions on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guide-cum-driver for 1 week
    • Self-drive & self-guided sightseeing in your own hired car for 1 week
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

This 2 week tour includes 8 days of self-drive in a hired car in the south of the Island, exploring the stunning natural beauty and cultural delights independently. Driving conditions around Taipei and in the Taroko National Park are not as suitable for western visitors as the quiet roads in the south so for the first week, you would be exploring with your own driver-guide. Your driver-guide will show you the charms of the capital, Taipei and the stunning natural gorges of the Taroko National Park before you continue south in your hired car, spending time on the rugged east coast around Taitung and next to the beach in Kenting. Continue into the hills for a night in the Maolin National Scenic Area, famous for its aboriginal villages, trekking opportunities and butterflies. After a guided tour around the impressive Fo Guan Shan monastery, your final stop will be for a couple of nights in the atmospheric old colonial city of Tainan with its important cultural sights. At the end of the trip, drop your hired car off at Kaohsiung international airport and fly back to London, via Hong Kong, with Cathay Pacific Airlines.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Taipei: via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific Airways.
  • 2
  • Taipei: transfer to your hotel for 3 nights.
  • 3
  • Taipei: full day tour of the Taipei.
  • 4
  • Taipei: day at leisure to explore Taipei independently.
  • 5
  • Taipei - Taroko National Park: morning drive to Taroko National Park. Afternoon tour of Taroko Gorge.
  • 6
  • Taroko National Park - Hualien: morning trekking. Afternoon transfer to Hualien for an overnight stay.
  • 7
  • Hualien - Chengkung: collect hired car and self-drive south to Chengkung with sightseeing en-route.
  • 8
  • Chengkung: self-drive exploration of the east coast and the east rift valley.
  • 9
  • Chengkung - Kenting: self-drive to Kenting, via Taitung & Chihpen.
  • 10
  • Kenting: self-drive exploration of the Kenting National Park or relax on the beach.
  • 11
  • Kenting - Maolin: morning drive to Maolin National Scenic Area. Afternoon trekking.
  • 12
  • Maolin – Fo Guan Shan - Tainan: self-drive to Fo Guang Shan monastery. Tour of the monastery and then continue to Tainan.
  • 13
  • Tainan: self-guided sightseeing in Tainan.
  • 14
  • Tainan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong: self-drive to Kaohsiung airport and fly to London, via Hong Kong, with Cathay Pacific Airways.
  • 15
  • Hong Kong – London: morning arrival at London Heathrow.
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