Duration
6 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Taiwan
Take the trip of a life time to a cultural and foodie hot spot, Taiwan. Take a trip through Taipei city, visit the vast Taroko Gorge, see the stunning Sun Moon Lake, visit the old capital of Tainan, and see the Dutch colonies hide away spot in Kaohsiung as well as the lotus lake with the famous Dragon and Tiger Pagodas in Lukang.
HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Return international airfares departing Sydney and Melbourne included
  • Visit Taiwan’s best attractions including the world-class Taipei National Palace Museum 
  • Enjoy 6 nights in superior 4-star accommodation and daily breakfast throughout the tour

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Return international airfares with China Southern Airlines or a similar airline departing Sydney and Melbourne, including 23 kgs check in luggage. Also Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide (add $300 surcharge).
6 nights superior 4* twin share accommodation throughout
Daily Breakfast
Professional tour guide throughout
Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
Hassle free return airport transfers

TRAVEL DATES 
Departures in 2019: 
  • Mar: 01, 08, 15, 22
  • Apr: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • May: 03, 10, 17, 24
  • Jun: 07, 14, 21
  • Aug: 30
  • Sep: 13, 20, 27
  • Oct: 11, 18, 25
  • Nov: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Australia – Taiwan
  • Day 2 Taipei / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3 Taipei / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Taipei – Taroko / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5 Taroko – Scenic Mountain Road – Sun Moon Lake / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Sun Moon Lake – Tainan / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Tainan – Kaohsiung / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8 Kaohsiung – Lukang – Taipei – Australia / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9 Australia
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple dates in 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: meals not mentioned, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, optional tour extensions/programs

VISA INFORMATION Australian citizens don’t need a visa to enter Taiwan for up to 90 days. You just need an Australian passport with validity of at least 6 months upon entry.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Australia - Taiwan

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Taiwan.
2

Taipei

Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan! Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, please make your own way to your accommodation. Taipei is widely regarded as the political, economic and cultural centre of Taiwan. Taipei consists of 12 distinct districts, each with its own style and charm, Taipei is an amazing modern city with an innumerable amount of historical attractions, numerous acclaimed night markets, shopping districts, as well as cultural corners with modern coffee houses, museums, and roaring nightlife. Shi-Da Night market is full of people every night tasting the street foods, Ximending Youth Shopping District is full of excitement and entertainment for all ages, check out Longshan Temple one of the religious and cultural landmarks of Taipei, see Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall with its high blue steeple and white base, go to various other temples and immerse yourself in the local culture by trying Taiwanese tea, famous desserts and pineapple cakes.
MEALS: Breakfast
3

Taipei

Today we have a half day tour planned for you around Taipei city. The tour begins at the National Palace Museum which is one of the biggest museums in the world that has 7,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artefacts and artworks. After browsing the museum we will move onto Martyrs’ Shrine. Martyrs’ Shrine was built to honour the fallen Kuomintang soldiers after the Chinese Civil War. Most visitors who come to this shrine stay to watch the guard changing which happens every hour. Then we will go to the one of the largest and oldest temples in Taiwan, the Chinese Temple. Followed by the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall which was erected in honour of General Chiang Kai-Shek, the former President of the Public of China. Then we will stop off at the Handicraft centre where you can see local handicrafts and buy Taiwanese souvenirs and make a detour past the Presidential building which features the Office of the President of China. After that your tour guide will take you back to your hotel for the night.
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Taipei – Taroko

Today’s highlight is a visit to Taroko National Park. Just 15km north of Hualien lies Taroko Gorge, Taiwan’s top tourist destination. The park covers over 120,000 hectares and rises from sea level in the east to over 3700m further west. The aquamarine Liwu River cuts through the centre, forging deep slitted valleys before joining the sea. Take in the majestic scenery of the Taroko Gorge, a place that has to be seen to be believed. Stop off at the Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, The Tunnel of Nine Turns, Marble Bridge Tienshiang and the Marble Factory. Return to Taipei City. Then go back to your hotel for a good rest.
MEALS: Breakfast
5

Taroko – Scenic Mountain Road – Sun Moon Lake

This morning travel to Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan, and situated 762 metres above sea level in the lofty mountains of central Taiwan. We will cross from East to West through the island scenic mountain road. Stopping at the famous Wenwu Temple and Mt Hehuan visitor centre to see a 360 view of the 3, 400 metre mountain cliff and the beautiful lake. Transfer to your hotel for a good rest.
MEALS: Breakfast
6

Sun Moon Lake – Tainan

Today enjoy a trip from the beautiful Sun Moon Lake to old ancient capital of Tainan. Along the way we will stop at the Holy Monk Shrine, Tehua Village and Tse En Pagoda. Taiwan’s Holy Monk Shrine is a Tang style shrine polished with square tiles to create a sense of simplicity and was constructed by Tang Xuanzang who greatly appreciated Chinese culture and the spread of Buddhism in China. Continue on to the Tehua village to learn the history of the Tsao tribe and their local businesses as well as the Tse En Pagoda to reach the commanding point of the Sun Moon Lake. Tse En Pagoda is a nine story pagoda built up on the 954 metres high Shabalan Mountain in which you can see the stunning Moon Lake on the left and the Sun Lake on the right. It is a unique pagoda with a story relating to the past president Chiang Kai-Shek and his family. Then we will finish up our day tour by visiting Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan with a 300 year history, a rich culture and local charm. In Tainan village you will be taken back in time to the colonial settlement period and you will be able to feel a mix of western and Chinese culture in the Anping Old Fort as well as the quaint shops and museums. Transfer to your hotel in the evening, enjoy a good rest and your leisure time.
MEALS: Breakfast
7

Tainan – Kaohsiung

This morning we head to Kaohsiung to visit the Chihkan Tower and the Taiwan Confucius Temple. Chihkan Tower was built in 1653 by the Dutch as an outpost site during the colonization of Taiwan. It is surrounded by statues and beautiful green gardens. We then visit the first Confucian Temple to be built in Taiwan to get an insight into the ancient Confucian ceremonies and rituals. Afterwards, enjoy a light vegetarian lunch at the Fonguanshan Monastery with a tour through the main shrine and Buddhist museum as well as a tour through downtown Kaohsiung City. By night time we will stroll through the Liu He Night Market where you can try a range of seafood. Bring an appetite and enjoy the downtown energy! Then make your way back to your hotel for a good rest.
MEALS: Breakfast
8

Kaohsiung – Lukang – Taipei – Australia

Today, visit the uniquely painted and tiled Dragon and Tiger Pagoda located on Lotus Lake, in Kaohsiung. Afterwards, visit the Spring and Autumn Pavilions to capture the beautiful reflection of this unique pavilion over the lake. The bridge connecting the Spring and Autumn pavilions is a good spot for lotus viewing in the summer time and if you look out from the left side of the Dragon and Tiger Pagoda you can see the Spring and Autumn Pavilions. We then visit Lukang which is famous for the Longshan temple and markets. Longshan temple is one of the largest temples in Lukang and is one of the most well-preserved Fujianese styled architecture from the Qing dynasty. Follow the winding Lukang Old Market Street to traditional Taiwanese styled houses, the narrow alleyways and the array of seafood and traditional foods. We will then travel to the Sanyi, famous for its wood carvings, architecture, Hakka style foods and lush green hiking trails. After this, we will head back to Taipei city where we will depart for Taoyuan International Airport. Board your flight via a connecting city back to Australia. MEALS: Breakfast
9

Australia

Arrive Australia this morning.
DESTINATION
Taiwan is definitely worth visiting with its incredible scenery , its culinary heritage from China and its very interestig museums including the National Palace Museum in Tapei you will visit during this tour. Taiwan has a lot to offer and so many interesting spots and attractions to explore.

FLIGHT  Return international airfares with China Southern Airlines or a similar airline departing Australia are included in the deal
TRANSFER Return airport transfers and domestic transfers are included in the deal!
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER
  • The north part of Taiwan belongs to sub-tropical climate zone, while the south part belongs to the tropical climate zone.
  • Winters are warm and summers are hot and wet. Because Taiwan is a relatively small island, the ocean breezes have a cooling effect so it never feels too hot.

VISA  Australian citizens don’t need a visa to enter Taiwan for up to 90 days. You just need an Australian passport with validity of at least 6 months upon entry.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you. Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator will impose cancellation fees and they are as shown below:
  • Cooling off period There will be a full refund within 7 Days cooling period if you want to cancel the booking. The cooling period starts with the booking created date.
  • Booking Cancellation by the traveller Period of Notice, Cancellation Fee More than 90 days prior departure, 50% of package fare 60-89 days prior departure, 75% of package fare 60 days prior departure, 100% of package fare.No refund (Cancellation Fee 100% of package fare) can be made whatsoever once the flight itinerary has been confirmed/flight ticket has been issued
  • Cancellation by the tour operators We may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary. In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.
In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? The Tour operator will normally send out flight itinerary & required quotes around 4 months prior to the departure date. Email the copy of the E-tickets and tour voucher to the customers around 2-3 weeks prior to their departure date with no expected delays.
Where will I have a stopover on my flight?
We always provide a great flight itinerary with the minimum transit & stopover. 1-2 transit cities may involve depends on the flight itinerary. If any premium airlines do provide a better itinerary, we will provide the upgrade option with great value for our customers.

Can I decide my travel flight path?
 The tour operator will send the required quotation to the customers along with the flight itinerary around 4 months prior to their departure date. Any flight variations including Early Arrival/Stay Behind/Stopover Surcharge: From $200 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)

Can I upgrade my flights? 
Upgrade to a Premium Airline with Economy Class Seats: Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong from $500, Singapore Airlines via Singapore from $500 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
Premium Economy Upgrade: Cathay Pacific from $1500 (subject to availability)
Business Class Upgrade: China Southern Airlines from $2600, Singapore Airlines from $4100, Cathay Pacific from $4800 (subject to availability)

Is Pre or Post accommodation available? 
Yes, Pre/Post-Tour Accommodation in Taiwan is available from $160 per night in twin (subject to availability).

Can I have a stopover or Pre or Post tour?
3 night Hong Kong Stopover Package from $469 per person twin share Inclusions:
      • 3 nights lead-in room in Harbour Plaza 8 degrees
      • Daily breakfast
      • Airport-hotel return transfers
      • A half-day tour of Hong Kong Island visiting Victoria Peak (with 1 way Peak Tram ride), Stanley Market and Aberdeen Fishing Village
      • Upgrade to 5-star hotel: The Langham Hotel, Hong Kong + $450 per person
3 night Singapore Stopover Package $469 per person twin share Inclusions:
      • 3 nights’ 4-star accommodation (Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel or similar)
      • Full buffet daily breakfast
      • Return airport transfers
      • Unlimited travel on the SIA Hop-on Hop-off Bus within the stopover period, plus access to more than 20 great deals for attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Cable Car, Singapore River Cruise and more

What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer, an all-weather jacket, and an umbrella.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE