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Spend time in the Philippines exploring historic Cebu which combines perfectly with a visit to the nearby island of Bohol to view the Chocolate Hills. Discover the natural beauty of Taiwan  with time spent in the capital, Taipei, unusual Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second city, the lush Kenting National Park and the dramatic Taroko Gorge.

Inclusions:
  • Airfare to Cebu and return from Taipei
  • 11 night guided vacation
  • 11 night accommodation (2 nights Cebu, 3 nights Bohol, 6 nights in Taiwan)
  • Breakfast daily and 1 lunch
  • Professional licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ocean Jet between Cebu to Tagbilaran.
  • Arrival & departure airport transfers.
Vancouver
August 5 – October 28, 2024 from $3949 + $480 tax
Single Supplement + $1470
Connectors from other cities available

Weekly – Monday departure

Not included: Gratuities, personal expenses, meals and services not mentioned in the inclusions

Note: Hotels will be assigned by the supplier closer to departure and will be listed on their app for you to view. Travel Best Bets has no control over the hotels and their location that are arranged for this package.

Highlights:
  • Discover the wonders of the world’s biggest marble gorge – Taroko Gorge
  • Enjoy a tranquil night at Sun Moon Lake
  • Discover the unique landform and biodiversity in Kenting National Park
  • 2 nights stay at Natural Hot Spring Hotel in Taiwan
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the last unspoiled land of Taiwan – East Coast National Scenic Area
  • Discover the oldest city in the Philippines – Cebu City
  • Visit the Tarsier Sanctuary

Day 1: Depart Vancouver to Cebu via Taipei

Depart Canada to Cebu via Taipei.

Day 2: Arrive Cebu (B)

Upon arrival, enjoy a half day city tour in Cebu before transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3: Cebu – Bohol (B/L)

Early departure from the resort to Cebu Port, take the boat to Tagbilaran, Bohol. Visit historical landmarks such as the blood compact marker, Baclayon church then pass by the man-made mahogany forest. On to the fabulous Chocolate Hills with a short stop to have an eye to eye encounter with the smallest specie of the monkey the “Tarsier” Board a motorized boat to cruise Loay/Loboc rivers, lunch onboard, a truly relaxing scenery.

Day 4: Bohol (B)

Whole day free at leisure

Day 5: Bohol (B)

Whole day free at leisure

Day 6: Bohol – Cebu (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to Tagbilaran Port for ferry back to Cebu.

Upon arrival in Cebu, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day free at leisure.

Day 7: Cebu – Taipei (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Taipei.

Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car (NO guide). The remainder of the day will be free.

Day 8: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake (B)

We will drive to Sun Moon Lake which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, Ita Thao Indigenous Village, Xuanzhuang Temple and Ci En Pagoda. After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check in hotel. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. You can also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating at the lake.

Day 9: Sun Moon Lake – Fo Guang Shan Monstery – Kaohsiung (B)

We will stop by Xiangshan Visitor Center before driving to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour and communicate with some of the monks or nuns during the visit. Continuously, we will drive to Kaohsiung which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liuhe Night Market. Overnight stay at Kaohsiung.

Day 10: Kaohsiung – Kenting – Chihpen Hot Spring, Taitung (B)

Morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi lighthouse, Maobitou, Chuanfan(sail) Rock and Longpan Park. Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Overnight stay at Chihpen.

Day 11: Taitung – East Coast national Scenic Area – Hualien (B)

After breakfast, it will be an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as “Taiwan’s last unspoiled land”, stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), Fanshuliao marble factory and the exhibition hall. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.

Day 12: Hualien – Taroko Gorge – Qinshui Cliff – Taipei (B)

After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Stops will be made at Taroko Gorge Gateway, Shakadang Trail or Lushui Trail, Swallow Grotto, Cihmu Bridge and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Qingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive at around 6 PM.

Day 13: Taipei City Tour – Departure (B)

Morning Tour Our first stop is Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument in memory of President Chiang Kai-shek. After that, we will depart to the Grand Hotel Taipei for a photo stop. Then we will depart to Martyrs’ Shrine and the world-famous National Palace Museum. In the afternoon you will be transferred to airport for departure flight by private car (NO guide)

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