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Unveiling Hidden Gems: Private Tours of Taiwan

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Taiwan, a land overflowing with captivating landscapes, a rich and diverse culture, and tantalising culinary delights. Indulge in the ultimate travel experience with a Life of Taiwan private tour that combines true luxury and the thrill of discovery. Immerse yourself in thrilling stories and embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with lasting memories.

Taiwan’s Breathtaking Landscapes

Prepare to be mesmerised by Taiwan’s fabulously varied scenery. Between the coast’s oyster-farming communities and the interior’s towering mountains and ecologically-rich forests, there are picturesque tea plantations on the road to Alishan, and sparkling waterfalls en route to the east. Witness the ethereal beauty of Sun Moon Lake, surrounded by rolling hills. Explore the enchanting East Rift Valley, where fertile fields and hot springs await. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Kenting National Park and marvel at its vibrant coral reefs. Whether it is hiking through Yangmingshan National Park or cycling along the scenic East Coast, Taiwan’s natural wonders offer endless opportunities for adventure and exploration.

A Thrilling Encounter: Taroko Gorge

Prepare to be awe-struck by the magnificent Taroko Gorge, a world-class natural wonder that summons adventurous souls. Your private tour will take you deep into this dazzling canyon, where a pristine river rushes between marble cliffs. We will lead you on exhilarating hikes where you can linger on footbridges and uncover the secrets of this geological marvel. From the captivating Eternal Spring Shrine to the enchanting Swallow Grotto, every step reveals a new facet of Taroko’s splendour.

Eternal Spring Shrine in Taroko Gorge

Luxury Amidst Nature’s Splendor: Exquisite Retreats

Life of Taiwan private tour clients get to unwind at top-notch hotels, such as The Lalu overlooking Sun Moon Lake, the striking W Taipei in the heart of Taiwan’s capital, and sumptuous branches of Silks Place in Taroko Gorge and Tainan. After a day of thrilling adventures, these luxurious retreats provide the perfect blend of comfort and stunning surroundings. Pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments, savour gourmet meals prepared with local ingredients, and seclude yourself in the tranquillity of your private haven.

Alternatively, if you prefer smaller-scale accommodations, as part of a Taiwan guided tour we can book you into some of the delightful minsu (B&B-style family-run homestays) we partner with. These charming establishments exist throughout Taiwan, but some of the very best are located in indigenous or Hakka districts, or on minor outlying islands such as the Matsu archipelago.

Cultural Immersion: Tales of Indigenous Heritage 

Venture into the heart of Taiwan’s Austronesian indigenous communities and take a deep dive into their vibrant traditions and ancient wisdom. Your private guided tour of Taiwan will introduce you to the unique customs, arts, and rituals preserved by the 16 aboriginal tribes. Engage in interactive workshops led by indigenous artisans, witness captivating performances showcasing their traditional music and dance, and listen to stories passed down through generations, as you gain a deeper understanding of their rich cultural heritage. If you visit an indigenous village — many are located in truly stunning mountain areas — we can arrange handicraft or hunter-gathering demonstrations, and even an opportunity to try on traditional clothing, allowing you to truly connect with the indigenous way of life.

Indigenous Taiwanese perform a dance

A Gastronomic Odyssey: Culinary Delights and Night Market Adventures 

No journey to Taiwan is complete without savouring its mouthwatering culinary offerings. Embark on a gastronomic odyssey as you explore the night markets that come alive after sunset, where the tantalising aroma of street food fills the air. Indulge in mouth-watering delicacies like oyster omelettes, potsticker dumplings, and braised pork on rice, while mingling with locals and soaking in the lively atmosphere. Your private tour will also include immersive culinary experiences, such as cooking classes where you will learn to prepare traditional dishes under the guidance of an expert chef. To truly delve into the secrets of Taiwanese cuisine, we can bring you to a local market to handpick fresh ingredients, and delight in the pleasure of tasting your own creations.

Museums and Heritage Sites: Unveiling Taiwan’s Cultural Tapestry

Explore Taiwan’s rich cultural tapestry by visiting its numerous museums and sensitively restored historic sites. Discover the treasures of the National Palace Museum, home to an extensive collection of Chinese artefacts spanning thousands of years. Unveil the history of the island at National Taiwan Museum — the buildings themselves are landmarks dating from the 1895-1945 period of Japanese rule — and delve into the controversial life of the man seen by some as a national saviour at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Liberty Square in Taipei

To understand Taiwan as it used to be, visits to Lukang and the former capital of Tainan are essential. In both, a plethora of ornate shrines and traditional alleyways reward anyone willing to walk a little. With a knowledgeable guide who can point out details like a well that was built so it offered privacy to its owner yet access to the public, or enthralling temple paintings executed by a master artist, you will learn so much more. In and around modern Taipei there are thoroughly characterful historic neighbourhoods such as Wanhua, Dadaocheng, and Tamsui.

Unforgettable Experiences: Interacting with Local Communities 

Experience the warmth and hospitality of Taiwan’s people as you engage with the community on your private tour. Connect with artisans in traditional workshops, where you can learn about the intricate art of calligraphy or paper-lantern making. Join a tea ceremony conducted by a tea master who can enlighten you about the ancient traditions and rituals surrounding tea. Interact with local farmers, fishermen, and craftsmen, gaining insights into their way of life and the importance of sustainability in their practices. Through these meaningful encounters, you will forge unforgettable memories.

Book your private tour of taiwan now with Life of Taiwan and embark on an extraordinary journey through a guided experience that combines excitement, luxury, and cultural immersion. Uncover the hidden gems of this enchanting island as you delve into its rich culture and gorgeous landscapes. Whether your priority is thrilling adventure, serene escapes, or cultural learning, private tours in Taiwan offer the perfect blend of discovery and comfort. Take the first step on an enchanting journey and contact us today!