This seat-in-coach tour is operated by our partner in Taiwan and is therefore not a Wendy Wu Tours group tour. This seat-in-coach tour departs on Sundays, on a join-in basis, with a minimum group size of two people.
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The above prices are from per person, based on low season travel. Shoulder and high season, Christmas and Chinese New Years surcharges apply.Note: This seat-in-coach tour departs on a Sunday and will cease to operate in 2017. A minimum of two people is required for this tour to operate. Where less than six people are booked, an English-speaking driver-guide may be used. A train may be substituted between Hualien and Taipei in adverse weather conditions and a locally paid surcharge may apply.
Sun Moon Lake (1N) - Kaoshiung (1N) - Taitung (1N) - Hualien (1N)
Sun Moon Lake
Fo Guang Shan Monastery
Taroko National Park
Tour prices are per person, twin share
A visa is not required for visitors to Taiwan.
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. It’s a good idea to check call costs with hotel staff or your local guide before making calls, as this can be expensive. A service charge may also be involved. To call Australia – the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 61, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number.
Mobile phones are quite popular in Taiwan and you will find high quality coverage. Taiwan has active roaming agreements with most of the service providers. Please make sure you are aware of associated costs and have activated your international roaming prior to departure.
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have wifi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies.
Tipping for Short Stays and Independent itineraries is not compulsory however is appreciated and normal for guides & drivers to receive them from tourists. In your final documents, Wendy Wu Tours will advise a guideline for tipping to be given to your local guides & driver. Tipping is at the discretion of each individual.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off.
Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
Drinks will be at your own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
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If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 1300 318 203 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.