Is it possible to explore the stunning landscapes of Yilan or release your own sky lantern in Pingxi, and then venture to the tranquil beauty of Sun Moon Lake, all in just a two-day trip? Many travelers may wonder if such an itinerary is achievable.
Here, we will explore the feasibility of this two-day adventure, from the picturesque sites to the logistics of transportation and accommodation. By uncovering the details of this journey, you will discover the hidden gems of Yilan and Sun Moon Lake, and perhaps find the perfect escape for your next Taiwan exploration.
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Good To Know
- The tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Yilan, Pingxi Sky Lantern, and Sun Moon Lake over two days.
- Travelers have the option to choose between exploring Yilan or Pingxi Sky Lantern on the first day, allowing for customization based on preferences.
- The tour includes a boat tour of Sun Moon Lake, with visits to Wenwu Temple and the Xiangshan Visitor Center to appreciate the natural beauty and cultural significance of the area.
- On the second day, travelers will explore Taichung City, known for its vibrant arts scenes, charming attractions, and bustling night market.
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The itinerary for the Yilan, Pingxi Sky Lantern, and Sun Moon Lake tour starts with breakfast and pickup at the designated meeting point or your preferred location.
After breakfast, the tour will proceed to the first destination, which is Yilan. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Yeliou Geological Park and witness the fascinating rock formations.
Next, you’ll head to Pingxi, where you can release your own sky lantern and make a wish. This is a unique and memorable experience that shouldn’t be missed.
After that, the tour will continue to Sun Moon Lake, where you can enjoy the stunning scenery and take a boat ride on the lake.
Day 1: Exploring Yilan or Pingxi Sky Lantern
Continuing the tour itinerary, the first day of the Yilan, Pingxi Sky Lantern, and Sun Moon Lake tour offers the opportunity to explore either Yilan or Pingxi Sky Lantern.
Travelers can choose to discover the scenic beauty of Yilan, known for its stunning landscapes, hot springs, and traditional Taiwanese architecture. Alternatively, they can visit Pingxi, famous for its sky lantern festival and picturesque railway line.
In Yilan, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of attractions like the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area or the Dongshan River Water Park.
In Pingxi, travelers can experience the unique tradition of releasing sky lanterns and exploring the charming old streets.
Whichever option they choose, travelers are sure to have a memorable start to their Yilan, Pingxi Sky Lantern, and Sun Moon Lake tour.
Day 1: Discovering the Beauty of Sun Moon Lake
To start off the day, travelers will embark on a journey to discover the breathtaking beauty of Sun Moon Lake. Here are the highlights of the day:
Boat Tour: Travelers will hop on a boat and cruise along the tranquil waters of Sun Moon Lake. They’ll be able to admire the stunning scenery and soak in the serenity of the lake.
Wenwu Temple: A visit to Wenwu Temple is a must-do at Sun Moon Lake. This iconic temple is perched on a hill and offers panoramic views of the lake. Travelers will have the opportunity to explore the temple and learn about its rich history and cultural significance.
Xiangshan Visitor Center: Located on Xiangshan Mountain, the visitor center provides a panoramic view of Sun Moon Lake. Travelers can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the lake and its surroundings, allowing them to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area.
Shuishe Village: The day will end with a visit to Shuishe Village, where travelers can explore the quaint streets lined with shops and restaurants. They can also indulge in local delicacies and take home souvenirs to commemorate their trip to Sun Moon Lake.
Day 2: Exploring Taichung City
After seeing the beauty of Sun Moon Lake, travelers will now embark on a day of exploration in Taichung City.
Taichung, located in central Taiwan, is known for its vibrant arts scene and charming attractions. One of the must-visit places is the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases a wide range of Taiwanese and international artworks.
Another popular spot is the Rainbow Village, a colorful neighborhood adorned with vibrant murals. For a taste of local culture, visitors can explore the Feng Chia Night Market, where they can indulge in delicious street food and shop for unique souvenirs.
Taichung City offers a blend of modernity and tradition, making it an exciting destination for travelers.
Meeting and Pickup Details
Visitors participating in the Yilan, Pingxi Sky Lantern, and Sun Moon Lake tour will receive meeting and pickup details for their convenience. Here are the key points to note:
Meeting Points: Participants can either head directly to their preferred meeting point or request pickup.
Search for Meeting Point Options: There are multiple meeting points available for participants to choose from.
Pickup Points: Pickup is also available from any hotel in Taipei City.
Start Time: The tour starts at 08:00 AM.
Once the tour ends, you will be dropped back at the meeting point. For those staying in hotels outside Taipei City, pickup will be arranged at Caesar Park Hotel Taipei, located across from Taipei Main Station.
It’s important to note that a full refund is available for cancellations made up to 24 hours in advance, but no refund will be given for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance.
End Point and Pickup Information
Participants of the Yilan, Pingxi Sky Lantern, and Sun Moon Lake tour will receive detailed information about the end point and pickup arrangements. The tour will conclude at either the participants’ hotel in Taichung or at the Taichung train station.
For those staying in Taipei, pickup is available from any hotel in the city. However, if the hotel is located outside Taipei City, participants can be picked up at Caesar Park Hotel Taipei, which is situated across from Taipei Main Station.
It’s important to note that cancellation up to 24 hours in advance will receive a full refund, while cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance won’t be refunded.
For any further inquiries, participants can refer to the Viator Help Center.
Additional Information and FAQs
For any additional information or frequently asked questions, participants can refer to the Viator Help Center.
Here are some key points to note:
- The tour duration is 2 days, covering Yeliou (or Pingxi sky lantern) and Sun Moon Lake.
- The package includes breakfast, lunch, hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy), and all fees and taxes.
- Personal expenses, dinner, and tips aren’t included, except for part of the lunch.
- Single room supplement is available for NT1,200.
- The tour ends at your hotel in Taichung or Taichung train station.
- Breakfast and lunch are provided.
- Hotel accommodation is based on double occupancy.
- All fees and taxes are included.
- Part of the lunch is included.
Meeting and Pickup:
- Participants can head directly to the preferred meeting point or request pickup.
- Various meeting points and pickup options are available.
- The tour starts at 08:00 AM.
End Point and Pickup Details:
- The tour ends back at the meeting point.
- Pickup is available from any hotel in Taipei City.
- If the hotel isn’t in Taipei City, pickup will be arranged at Caesar Park Hotel Taipei.
- Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance is eligible for a full refund, but no refund is available for cancellation less than 24 hours in advance.
For any further inquiries, participants can visit the Viator Help Center.
Booking and Pricing Details
Are you wondering about the booking and pricing details for this tour? Here’s what you need to know.
The tour package includes 2 days of exploring Yeliou (or Pingxi sky lantern) and Sun Moon Lake, with breakfast, lunch, hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy), and all fees and taxes included. However, personal expenses, dinner, and tips aren’t covered (though part of lunch is included). If you prefer a single room, there’s an additional charge of NT1,200.
The tour ends at your hotel in Taichung or Taichung train station. The tour starts at 8:00 AM and ends back at the meeting point. Pickup is available from any hotel in Taipei City, or if your hotel isn’t in Taipei City, pickup is at Caesar Park Hotel Taipei.
The price of the tour starts from $199.75. Please note that cancellation up to 24 hours in advance is eligible for a full refund, but no refund is given for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance.
For more information or questions, you can visit the Viator Help Center.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Cancellation Policy for This Tour?
The cancellation policy for this tour is as follows: a full refund is available for cancellations made up to 24 hours in advance, but there is no refund for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance.
Are There Any Age Restrictions for Participating in This Tour?
There are no age restrictions for participating in this tour. People of all ages can join and enjoy the Yeliou and Sun Moon Lake trip, which ends in Taichung City.
Is Transportation Between the Different Tour Destinations Included?
Transportation between the different tour destinations is included in the tour. Participants will be provided with transportation to and from the meeting point, as well as transportation to each destination on the itinerary.
Can I Request a Vegetarian or Special Dietary Meal for the Included Lunch?
Yes, participants can request a vegetarian or special dietary meal for the included lunch. Please inform the tour operator in advance to accommodate your needs.
Are There Any Optional Activities or Attractions That Can Be Added to the Itinerary for an Additional Cost?
Yes, there are optional activities and attractions that can be added to the itinerary for an additional cost. The tour operator can provide more information and pricing for these options.
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The Sum Up
To sum it up, the two-day tour to Yeliou and Sun Moon Lake is a great option for those looking to explore the beauty of Taiwan.
With inclusions such as breakfast, lunch, hotel accommodation, and all fees and taxes, participants can enjoy a hassle-free experience.
Whether heading directly to the meeting point or requesting a pickup, the tour offers convenience for all.
With a variety of activities and sights to see, this tour is a fantastic opportunity to discover the highlights of Yeliou, Sun Moon Lake, and Taichung City.