Let Black Tomato be your guide in our ultimate Taiwanese trip; from the country’s dazzling highlights to its secret gems we will take you from fabulous hotels, to hidden subwaypolises and unexplored landscapes in just 10 days. Whether it’s sipping from bubble tea or piercing a chopstick into freshly steamed dumplings, Black Tomato prides itself on creating trips that allow you to live and breathe like a local. Prepare to be immersed.
Cruising through the capital
Hop off the plane and be driven to the opulent W hotel in Taipei. Situated in the depths of Taipei’s Xinyi district you will be living in the luxury core of Taipei with views of the city’s urban architecture to its vast mountainous space in the distance. After freshening up, relax by getting to know Taiwan’s capital city at your own leisure. The following day awake to W’s famous breakfast and begin your tour of the city, where you will be guided to National Palace Museum, Martyrs’ Shrine, CKS Memorial Hall, Taipei 101, and the foodie haven that is the famous Shilin night market. On your third day stroll amongst Taiwan’s natural history and visit Yehliu Geographic Park, where fossils hide within honeycomb rocks and salty shores. In the morning head to Chiufen Village, where history details the story of a small community and a gold mine.Read more
The perfect contrast at Sun Moon Lake
Head over to Sun Moon Lake, where the east side of the lake bears resemblance to the sun, and the west the moon. Sail across the sights on a private boat tour around the lake, and get closer to the Lalu island inhabited only by aboriginals. By late afternoon you will be ready to check in to Lalu Hotel. Situated by the lake, this hotel combines modern architecture with ancient location. The hotel’s simple interior design with clean lines and warm colors match perfectly the serenity of the exterior, and the breathtaking views it gives. In the morning enjoy the hotel’s facilities such as its luxury spa or boutique. In the afternoon reawaken your party spirit and head to Nantou, just south-east of Sun Moon Lake, for the Lantern festival, a celebration that sees Taiwan at its most beautiful as lanterns fill the sky.
Cities and parks from Tainan to Kenting
In the morning head over to Ten Drum Village and see an electric live performance of Taiwanese percussion instruments. In the afternoon you will arrive in Tainan, check into the fabulous Landis Hotel where you will be greeted by the friendliest of people and the most stylish of rooms, and then lay the day to rest as you relax inside a Taiwan tree house. The next morning explore Tainan which, described as the most antique city in its country, claims a fascinating history that still resonates through its streets. Explore the Koxinga Shrine, and Confucious Temple, and in the afternoon visit the Fo Guan Shan Buddhist Monastery, one of the world’s largest Buddhist organisations. The following day travel to Kenting and check into Caesar’s Park Hotel, which faces Kenting’s National Park in Hengchun Peninsula, at the southern tip of Taiwan. After check-in, visit Taiwan’s first National Park, a vast and beautiful space that stretches over mountains and shores. Wind down your vacation with three days of exploring the national park and enjoying the facilities at Caesar’s Park Hotel at your own leisure. Then hop on a transfer to Kaohsiung, take the bullet train to Taoyuan where your round trip will be ready to take you home.