2019 Taiwan & Korea

Featuring:
Taiwan: Taipei, Taoyuan, Nantou, Zhanghua, Taichung
Korea: Seoul, Gangwon

Starting From $1,480.00 Land Only

Duration 10 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Sitting pretty as one of Asia’s best-kept travel secrets, the spicy, scenic island of Taiwan makes a habit of smashing visitor preconceptions. Alongside night markets, cycle trails and hot springs, there are gleaming skyscrapers, hulking mountains, and sparkling lakes. Combine this destinations with the popular South Korea and you’ll have an unforgettable vacation of blended cultures.  Enjoy a Discover Taiwan & Korea Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes: 

  • Land Only
  • 9 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Shifen Waterfall
  • Jiufen Mountain Town
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • Taipei 101 photostop
  • Lugang Old Street
  • Fengjia Night Market
  • Nami Island
  • Soyang Skywalk
  • Seoraksan National Park
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Namdaemun Market
  • Trick Eye 3D Art Museum

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport fees, visa fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Taipei, Taiwan
    Upon arrival at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, a guide will greet you at the arrival section for each arriving flight. (For any last minute change, please call the Taiwan emergency contact or consult with the Tourism Bureau service counter) Transfer to the hotel afterward.

    * The free transfer is arranged at 10:30/15:30/19:00/23:00. If guest do not want to wait for the specific transfer time, guests can request us to arrange a private transfer for an additional fee.
  • Day 2: Taoyuan ~ Nantou
    After breakfast, visit one of the most popular spots in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area (including cruise + cable car), which is the largest freshwater lake in Taiwan, covering 900 hectares. This area is the holy land for the Shao aborigine in Taiwan. The northern part of the lake is shaped like the sun, the southern half is shaped like the moon; hence its name. Later, proceed to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, located in Nantou County. Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is a theme park full of entertainment, cultural experience activities and traditional song/ dance performances. It is a great place to see a combination of Taiwanese recreation, tourism and education. The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is known for its aboriginal cultures, which offers a new insight of Taiwan! In addition to cultural experiences, you can also ride the fun roller-coaster and etc. During some seasons, the village offers seasonal performances or shows, such as a welcome ceremony, blessing ceremony, thorn blessing, ramie, and a historical museum visit. Enjoy a Shaoxing banquet for dinner. (B, L, D)
  • Day 3: Nantou ~ Zhanghua ~ Taichung
    After breakfast, proceed to Lugang Town, preserving its appearances of the old street during the Qing Dynasty. The red brick road is curved and strolled, full of ancient charm. Lugang was a busy port and economic center years ago. After a hundred years, Lugang Old Street has also been rated as a two-star attraction by the international tourism and food industry authority. "Michelin". From the old street tour, you will see the famous Tianhou Temple, Ding Ancient House, Nine-turn lane. Later proceed to Rainbow Military Community, which has many colorful paintings on the walls of houses. After, visit Taichung Opera House, which was designed by Japanese architect Ito Kazuo, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize. The opera house is an astonishing architecture in the city. Then, stroll down Park Lane by CMP. This was originally an old parking lot. Now after being taken over and remodeled by Qinmei and Eslite teams, it has turned into a three-dimensional city full of sunshine, air and water gardens. In the evening, go to Fengjia Night Market to enjoy the delicious Taiwanese snacks from the night market. Fengjia Night Market is the largest and one of famous sightseeing night markets in Taiwan. Dinner is on own arrangement today. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Taichung ~ Taipei
    After breakfast, visit the Pearl Exhibition Center and visit the curtain-like Shihfen Waterfall. The mist formed by the waterfall often fills the waterfall pool. Therefore, when the sun shines in, the room is filled with a rainbow in the clear sky. After appreciating the Shihfen waterfal. We proceed to the old street where you can set up the sky lanterns (Not included, purchase on own). Shihfen Old Street is famous for the wonders of the streets, shops and crowds right aside the train lane. You will experience a whole different type of street market. Afterward, we proceed to Jiufen Mountain Town. According to legend, when the land road was not opened, all supplies were supplied through sea transportation. Since there were nine households in the village, they were required to prepare the "nine portions" whenever they bought the goods. Overtime, people named it Jiufen, which means nine portions in Chinese. In the 1930s, with the rise in the price of gold, Jiufen, the splendid grandeur of the “Asian Golden Capital” was created. At that time, people called it “small Shanghai” and “small Hong Kong”. Lately, with the retrospective trend, it has become a popular tourist destination. Dinner is on own arrangement today. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Taipei
    After breakfast, coach to the aboriginal souvenir center and shops to get some Taiwanese snacks or gifts for you and your family. Later, proceed to National Palace Museum, displaying a collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The collections are worldwide and have covered different dynasties in the 5000-year history of ancient China. After, visit Martyr's Shrine, the shrine was built to honor the fallen Kuomintang soldiers after the Chinese Civil War. After lunch, head to Taiwan's landmark, the Taipei 101 Building, which has a shopping mall and offices. It is currently the ninth tallest building in the world. The building has the world's largest damper and the fastest elevator in the world. You can take the elevator to the observation deck to overlook the panoramic view of Taipei at your own expense. (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Taipei ~ Seoul, South Korea
    After breakfast, proceed to the airport for Seoul, Korea. Arrive at Seoul Incheon International Airport. For arrival between the hours of 10:30am – 9:30pm into Incheon Airport Terminal 1, you will meet the tour guide on the 1st Floor Arrival Hall at Door 12. For guests arriving at Terminal 2, please make your own way by airport terminal bus to Terminal 1 to meet the guide for a group transfer. Guests who arrive before or after the designated time can take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel at Gate14, Terminal 1. (The hotel check-in time is after 2pm) *It is an approximate 10USD/per car cost to transfer to the hotel by taxi. (B)
  • Day 7: Seoul~ Ganwon-do
    After breakfast, you will begin your journey of Seoul. First, visit the Dae Jang Geum Theme Park, the largest historical drama set in Korea. The park is a well-known filming site for movies and commercials as well as MBC dramas. It also is used by foreign broadcasting networks including NHK to shoot historical scenes about Korea. Continue to another famous Korea drama location, film site for the "Winter Sonata", Nami Island. It is also a perfect destination for anyone who wants to be away from the rapid city pace and just be within nature. Next, head to one of Seoul's newest attraction, the Soyanggang Skywalk. The skywalk is an observatory facility set up on Uiamho Lake. The walking path, comprised of transparent glass, laid 7.5 meters above, the river, creating the illusion of walking on water. Continue to the Seoraksan National Park. This park is one of the most beautiful and iconic on the entire Korea Peninsula. Designated by Unesco as a Biosphere Protection site, it boasts oddly shaped rock formations, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. Visit the Sinheungsa Temple which is situated on the slopes of the mountain. On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. (B, L, D)
  • Day 8: Gangwon-do ~ Seoul
    This morning, returning back to Seoul and visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. It is one of the most iconic sights in all of Korea thanks to its long and storied history. Take a walk at the Bukchon Hanok Village, home of hundreds or traditional Korean houses, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Today, many of these operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn, and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture. Make a photo stop at the Seoul Tower, built on a 262 meter peak in Namsan Park. Continue to Namdaemun Market, the largest traditional market in Seoul. It is also the oldest market in Korea. The market, spread out over many blocks, is a dense maze of stalls, vendors, and restaurants. Namdaemun Market offers a large collection of Korean souvenirs for those tourists who want to take something unique and fun home. End our day with a visit to the Trick Eye Museum where you can blend in with 3D paintings and take epic photos. (B, L, D)
  • Day 9: Seoul
    Today, the entire day will be at your own leisure to enjoy or opt for an optional tour. (B)      
    Optional Tour: DMZ Tour
    Optional Tour: Gangnam City Tour
  • Day 10: Seoul ~ Home
    Airport departure transfer is not included. However, you can arrange for your own hotel airport transfer (usually at USD15/per person) to Incheon Airport. Buses will run for the flight departing time between 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please make sure to check with the hotel on updated cost and departure times. (B) 
*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.
*This package includes guided tours featuring the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.
  • Hotel Orchard Park – Taoyuan, Taiwan * or similar
    No.777 Daguan Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan

    The Orchard Park Hotel is located in the Aerotropolis with convenient transportation; Taoyuan International Airport can be reached in 10 minutes, while the HSR Taoyuan Station can be reached within 20 minutes. It is an international tourist hotel with business, holiday and transit functionalities. With 187 rooms and a modern design, safety is of the utmost concern; state of the art shock absorbing system able to offset an 8-point earthquake ensures maximum safety for our guests. In addition to exquisite guestrooms and suites, with regards to their business and recreational needs, we also provide the Hee Yuet Lau Chinese Restaurant, Orchard Café, Hanamizuki Japanese Cuisine, Atrium Bar, Oasis Club, banquet hall, conference room, shopping street and business center.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  http://www.hotelorchardpark.com/

  • Classic Hotel – Nantou, Taiwan * or similar
    No.8 Fuxing Ln, Yuchi County

    Classic Hotel is the right spot to stay, with numerous tourist attractions nearby. For instance, the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, Sun Moon Lake, Puli, Cingjing Farm, Nantou Jiji, Checheng village and Xitou Forest Park. Along with our meticulous planning, you will be fascinated by the ecology, cuisines, agricultural products, arts, and the cultures here. Enjoy the beauty of Sun Moon Lake heartily.


    Website: http://www.classic-group.net

  • Taichung Heti Hotel – Taichung, Taiwan* or similar
    No. 286號, Yuxian Road, Taiping District, Taichung City, Taiwan 411

    Welcome to heti hotel. It has 217 fine design rooms, tall fashion design, exquisite taste adhere to the spirit and intentions. Sincere service to impress every traveler coming from afar.

    Select is located in the emerging area of Taichung Sunbeam bustling section of focus, with a determination to create Taiping happiest hotel , combined with the local culture and characteristics, happiness, exquisite taste.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  http://www.heti-hotel.com.tw

  • Fushin Hotel – Taipei, Taiwan * or similar
    No.128, Section 1, Datong Road, Xinbei 22145, Taiwan

    Offering a spa and wellness centre, Fushin Hotel - Taipei is placed in Xizhi, only a 5-minute drive from to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall.

    This centrally located hotel is a 5-minute drive from Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall MRT Station as well as Nangang Railway Station. Taipei Main Railway Station is 20 minutes away by car.

    Elegantly furnished, all the rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, minibar and separate dining area. Featuring a bathtub or shower, spacious bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

    Refreshing workouts can be enjoyed at the fitness centre and free shuttle services to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall are available. Other facilities include a 24-hour reception and large meeting rooms.

    At Fushin Hotel – Taipei, guests can dine at Tripod Garden Chinese Restaurant, Delight Buffet Restaurant and Fantasia Western Restaurant. For alternative dining options, room service is available. 

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: https://www.tripadvisor.com/

  • Howard Johnson Hotel Incheon Airport – Incheon, Korea* or similar
    2803-1 Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

    Boasting a modern interior, the rooms best represents the style of the Howard Johnson Incheon Airport. A total of 279 rooms are designed with variable sleeping accommodations such as Double, Twin, and Family Twin, to suit the purpose of your trip. Free high speed Wi-Fi and a spacious workd esk are perfect for a business trip while the roomy Twin and Family Twin rooms provide comfortable cozy, and relaxed space when traveling with friends or family.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:    http://howardjohnsonincheon.com

  • Hanwha-Seorak Resort – Sokcho, Korea * or similar
    111, Misiryeong-ro 2983beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

    Relax and refresh yourself with the breathtaking views that Hanwha-Seorak Resort has to offer. In addition to the view of Seoraksan Mountain and Donghae, the resort offers spa and golfing, where guests can relax and enjoy their trip. Some key amenities offered are: TV, Fridge, A/C, Laundry services, dryer, and kitchen facilities. 

    Check-In Time:      12:00pm (Peak season 3:00pm)
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm (Peak season 11:00am)

    Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr

  • Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel – Seoul, Korea * or similar
    160, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

    As a hotel that is within the center of business and culture of Seoul, if offers easy access for those from traveling from abroad and around the country. It presents a spacious room for guests to relax and freshen up. Some convenient amenities include high-tech executive lounge, cable, Internet, TV, Fridge, A/C, laundry service, dryer, and a personal safe. To explore and dive into Korea's culture is easy at this hotel due to attractions such as Seorae Village, Itaewon ,and Garosu-gil. During the night time, guests can witness the beautiful view by Hangang River. 


    Check-In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

  • Hotel Conditions
    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

    *All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

    *All rooms are based on standard Run of House and room type cannot be guaranteed

    *Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

    *For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:
    In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
No visa is required for all US passport holders.

*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

Email us at [email protected] for Air Rates

*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.

 

  • My wife is Taiwanese-American. She always wanted to go back and see the country. We traveled in March. The weather was cool and a little bit humid. Taiwan has so many different landscape in such a small island. The food, hotels, tour were good! - John S

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