Jihane Sejai-Smith

Taiwan Travel Expert

An effervescing labyrinth which twists and turns between contemporary Japanese culture and traditional Chinese heritage; where night markets steaming with the scent of spice run into dramatic mountain landscapes and lakes glimmering with a sense of peace and solitude; a tailor-made vacation to Taiwan offers an irresistible taste of the Far East, packed into one perfectly-poised island.

Jihane Sejai-Smith

Taiwan Travel Expert

Filter by reason to travel

Filter by

Clear all

Reason to travel

Taiwan Highlights

A mixture of city lights, unique culture and an outdoor environment that will take you from a fresh mountain top to a steamy hot spring in less than a day, this country has it all. Travel to Taiwan and be mesmerised by the beauty of the landscape, the people, and of course, the flavors.

More about Taiwan

More about Taiwan

Disaffected and a moody, Tao Lin’s modern masterpiece Taipei cast a rather glaring light upon Taiwan’s capital city. It is a good book, but we recommend taking it with a pinch of salt, and the nuance it deserves. Modern Taiwan is invigorating, culturally diverse, and a joyous place to simply get lost in – though it might also overwhelm. That, of course, is its particular joy. Helping you to navigate its many and various pockets, we’ll bring the city and the country alive – from thriving night markets to honeycomb coastlines, and the romantic mist-shrouded waters and plunging mountains which adorn this remarkable place.

Private tours in Taiwan

A tour of tantalising Taiwan

There’s no better way to experience this quixotic Far Eastern paradise than via a private tour. In boisterous, neon-lit Taipei, you’ll be guided from the National Palace Museum and Martyrs’ Shrine to the famous Shilin night market (and get a taste for the highly moreish paper-thin pork, seaweed and black pepper style). Regain your composure – and walk off the grub – among the honeycomb rocks and salty shores of Yehliu Geographic Park.

Best hotels in Taiwan

Discreet, charming luxury

From former colonial residences to traditional Chinese-style architecture, Taiwan – whether in the heart of the city or out among the trees and the forest – has an unparalleled hotel offering that will excite the luxury bugs among you. The stately, elegant Mandarin Oriental is the byword for discreet, charming luxury, while the Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza is all about showy, bossy vibes. The rooftop pool is, without a shadow of a doubt, entrancing. Just try and pull yourself away. After all, as Tao Lin concludes: “the world is worth living in.”

Honeymoons in Taiwan

A mesmerising honeymoon

For those who want a pinch of Far Eastern exotica for their luxury honeymoon, Taiwan does not disappoint. Whether the city calls or its the lush, natural splendour of Taroko Gorge – and its splindly, beautiful bridge – that’s on your mind, we’ve got you covered. Jubilant, colorful temples, plunging natural mountains, and neon-soaked cities will set the tone for a vibrant and infinitely memorable honeymoon. Take the bullet train to Hualien, on the island’s east, to experience a slower pace of life on the majestic Pacific Ocean coast.

Taiwan Highlights

A mixture of city lights, unique culture and an outdoor environment that will take you from a fresh mountain top to a steamy hot spring in less than a day, this country has it all. Travel to Taiwan and be mesmerised by the beauty of the landscape, the people, and of course, the flavors.

Luxury Hotels in Taiwan


From opulent boutiques to high-end, stylish hotels, Taiwan - whether you stay in the throng of Taipei or in the majestic environs of Hualien - has an impeccable array of hotels to choose from. These, we believe, are the best.

Luxury Hotels in Taiwan


The Mandarin Oriental in bustling Taipei offers high-end luxury right in the heart of the city - an oasis of calm and refined, regal architecture, it offers the perfect place to experience a little ‘me’ time before plunging back into the sights and sounds of the city.

Luxury Hotels in Taiwan


Silks Palace in Toroko sits within reach of the majestic Toroko Gorge. Being set amidst the heart of this remarkable natural paradise, you’ll experience five star luxury and elegantly minimalist rooms. Serenity is guaranteed. It’ll be hard to leave (especially because of its new luxurious spa).

Luxury Hotels in Taiwan


The Lalu’s sleek, Zen-style design - from award-winning Australian architect Kerry Hill - blends traditional Asian architecture with cutting-edge facilities. Its commanding views over the stunning Sun Moon Lake make it a truly relaxing and rewarding experience, in sight of the Central Mountain Range and the town of Yuchi. Fancy a hike?

  • Population Population 23,300.000
  • Capital Capital Taipei
  • Currency Currency New Taiwan Dollar 
  • Language Language Chinese Mandarin
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT + 8 | ET + 13
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Tasting a Taiwanese aboriginal style meal at Taroko Gorge made with local Hualien ingredients"

Looking for Inspiration?

What the Press Say

Voted the world’s third best specialist tour operator in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2022Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards

Voted as one of the top 10 best tour operators in the World’s Best Awards 2023 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

“The hottest company in luxury travel takes transformative trips to the next level”


“Black Tomato are one of the coolest things in the world. Don’t even try and live without them”

GQ logo

“Black Tomato, the people who bring you the coolest vacations you’ve ever heard of”


“Black Tomato is a super innovative company where the sky is the limit for their clients”

The Huffington Post

“Black Tomato prides itself on meeting customers every minor need or desires”

The Daily Telegraph

“Many companies brag about offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But with Black Tomato it’s not hyperbole”

CNBC logo

Can't find it? Don't worry. Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we can't do it.
Call us on +44 207 426 9888 or +1 646 558 3644 or tell us what you're looking for here.
We'll make it happen.