Discover Taiwan 9 Days

From  $2499  

Code: NHFTW09             

Sun Moon Lake - Nantou - Kenting - Taichung - Hualien - Kaohsiung - Taitung - Taipei - Taroko

Taiwan is a sorely under-explored travel destination in Asia, but those who make it here will be in for a real treat. Although just a small island, Taiwan is blessed with clear tranquil lakes, stunning aquamarine rivers and the majestic Taroko Gorge that will render you speechless. Discover the diversity that Taiwan has to o er from the peaceful Fo Guang Shan Monastery to its bustling night markets alive with the aromas of delicious local snacks and exquisite Taiwanese cuisine. 

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest building
  • Stroll through the famous bustling Night Markets of Taiwan
  • Cruise along Sun Moon Lake and experience its tranquil beauty
  • Explore the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, Foguangshan Monastery
  • Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of Taroko National Park

Day 1: Canada - Taipei

Board an overnight connecting flight via an intermediate city to Taipei.

Day 2: Taipei

Upon arrival in Taipei, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Standard hotel check in time is 3pm.

Day 3: Taipei (B, D)

Today’s highlight is a visit to the Presidential Building and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Explore the National Palace Museum which has the world’s largest Chinese art and painting collection, and then proceed to the traditional Martyrs’ Shrine. Continue on to a traditional localChinese Temple, and then on to a Taiwanese Handicraft Centre, where you can purchase Taiwanese souvenirs. This afternoon, visit Danshui – a laid back waterfront town on the northern part of Taipei city. One of the main settlements for the Spanish in the 1600s, and settled by the Japanese during World War II, this is a town filled with history and unique 1900s architecture and infrastructure. Enjoy lunch today at Danshui Old Street, where you can feast on many famous Taiwanese snacks. In the evening, explore the bustling night life of Taipei. Have a traditional Taiwanese Local Dinner before visiting the oldest temple in Taiwan – Longshan Temple. Proceed to the most colourful night market in Taiwan – Huahsi Night Market and experience soaring heights at the world’s second tallest building – Taipei 101 (at your own expense – from CAD$25.


Day 4: Taipei - Sun Moon Lake (B)

This morning travel to Sun Moon Lake, situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of central Taiwan. Cruise across the lake and take in the view of Xuanguang Temple & Lalu Island, as you relax on the lake’s tranquil waters. Then, take Sun Moon Lake Ropeway to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and observe Taiwan’s traditional indigenous lifestyles and traditions. After a dinner of Taiwanese-style roasted chicken, check in to the hotel.


 Day 5: Sun Moon Lake - Fo Guang Shan - Kaohsiung (B)

After breakfast, we will head to an Oolong Tea Farm before continuing south towards Kaohsiung and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre (BMC). Completed in 2011, BMC has enshrined a relic of the Buddha, gifted by Tibetan Lama Kunga Dorje Rinpoche, since the beginning of contraction in 2001. We will be spending most of our day at this place to enjoy the serene atmosphere and explore the entire area at our leisure. Then, learn how to make Pineapple Tarts at the popular Vigor Pineapple Factory. Later we will be enter Kaohsiung City and explore Pier 2 Art Central, where 25 former warehouses have been converted into a thriving arts precinct. After dinner (Taiwanese Shabu Shabu hotpot), explore one of Kaohsiung’s bustling night markets.


Day 6: Kaohsiung - Kenting - Taitung (B, D)

The highlight today is a visit to Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s first nationally recognised park and undoubtedly one of the most spectacular landscapes you will see. Be awestruck by the vastness of the natural reserve and stand on the southernmost tip of the island at Maopitouand Longpan Park, also known as ‘The Light of East Asia’ as its lighthouse is one of the most powerful along the Taiwan coast. This afternoon, head to Kenting Main Street in the heart of Kenting, an area bustling with locals, tourists and vendors. Spend lunch time discovering the numerous stalls and restaurants offering a variety of local snacks and cuisines. Travel up the scenic Southern Link Highway to Taitung Country, ending the day with dinner at the hotel.


Day 7: Taitung - Taroko - Hualien (B, L, D)

The highlight today is a visit the East Coast National Scenic Area, known as ‘Taiwan’s last unspoiled land’, stretching 170 kilometres down the east coast of Taiwan. Weathering and erosion have produced a wide range of breathtaking landforms here which can only be appreciated first-hand. Stop at Siao-ye-liou (‘little wild willow’ geological formations), San-sien-tai (Three Immortals Island), Shi-ti-ping (Stone Steps) and take in the spectacular views. Proceed to Hualien, to Taroko National Park. Encompassing Taroko Gorge, Swallow Grotto, and Shakadong Trail, the park covers over 120,000 hectares and rises from sea level in the east to heights of over 3700m further west. The aquamarine Liwu River cuts through the centre, forging deep slit valleys before joining the sea.


Day 8: Hualien -  Taipei (B, L)

Today, visit a Marble Factory on the return trip to Taipei. Depending on the size of the group, visit local scenic towns Yilan or Shifen. These towns are both rich in culture and local history, and provide a nice glimpse of Taiwan’s beautiful natural scenery. Later, visit Taipei 101(admission fee at your own expense, payable to the guide). Experience soaring heights and impressive views at the tallest building in Taiwan, and the 6th highest in the world. Taipei 101 was the first building to exceed 500m in height and has a unique design that mimics the shape of bamboo. Dinner will be hotpot (or similar, depending on availability).


Day 9: Taipei - Canada (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your overnight connecting flight via an intermediate city to Canada.

Package Inclusions:

Package Exclusions:

Departure Dates   Price (double occupancy)CAD P,P
International flight included
Return Date Land Only Package Price
2020/02/06 2020/02/14 N/A CAD$2499
2020/03/05 2020/03/13 N/A CAD$2499
2020/03/26 2020/04/03 N/A CAD$2699
2020/04/02 2020/04/10 N/A CAD$2699
2020/04/09 2020/04/17 N/A CAD$2499
2020/04/16 2020/04/24 N/A CAD$2499
2020/04/30 2020/05/08 N/A CAD$2499
2020/05/14 2020/05/22 N/A CAD$2499
2020/05/28 2020/06/05 N/A CAD$2699
2020/06/11 2020/06/19 N/A CAD$2899
2020/06/25 2020/07/03 N/A CAD$2899
2020/07/03 2020/07/11 N/A CAD$2899
2020/07/30 2020/08/07 N/A CAD$2899
2020/08/20 2020/08/28 N/A CAD$2899
2020/09/03 2020/09/11 N/A CAD$2499
2020/09/10 2020/09/18 N/A CAD$2499
2020/10/01 2020/10/09 N/A CAD$2699
2020/10/15 2020/10/23 N/A CAD$2499
2020/10/29 2020/11/06 N/A CAD$2499
2020/11/12 2020/11/20 N/A CAD$2499
2020/11/19 2020/11/27 N/A CAD$2499
Single Supplements +CAD$699

Package Inclusions:

  • Economy class international airfares departing Vancouver/Toronto flying Air Canada or Eva Air or China Airline (subject to availability)
  • Airport tax $480
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double occupancy)
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Coach transportation
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s) service

Package Exclusions:

  • Tipping and gratuities prepaid in Canada: USD $80 /CAD $120
  • Optional tour extensions
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated
  • NanTouNantou Cheng Pao Hotel

    A 2-minute walk from a bus stop, this modern, upscale hotel is also 4 km from the Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology and 8 km from Paper Dome, a church. 
    Featuring wood floors, the refined rooms also have flat-screen TVs, minifridges and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms and extra bedrooms.

    Breakfast is complimentary and is served in an elegant restaurant featuring contemporary murals. Other amenities include a trendy night club and an indoor pool with fountains.
    AddressNo. 299, Zhongxiao Rd, Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 545

  • TaiBeiTaipei M Hotel

    Address: No. 64, Section 1, Hankou Street , TaipeiTaipei Municipality100Taiwan

    Tel: +8862 23310065 

    Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a sun terrace, Taipei M Hotel -Main Station offers accommodation in Taipei. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
    Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer.
    There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.


  • GaoXiongKaohsiung Hotel Sunshine

    In a modern tower in the Lingya District, this polished hotel is a minute's walk from the nearest bus station and 6 km from the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. 
    The bright, refined rooms and suites come with flat-screen TVs, high-speed Internet and rosewood furnishings, plus tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add DVD players and living rooms.

    Free perks include a breakfast buffet and on-site parking. There are also 3 restaurants, including afternoon tea service, as well as a fitness center and a spa with a sauna, a heated pool and a cold pool.
    AddressNo. 75, Zhonghua 4th Rd, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802

  • HuaLianHualien Charming City Hotel

    Address: No. 19, Guoxing 2nd St, Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan 970 Phone: +886 3 835 3355

Highlights of Japan (Pre-Tour)

From $2,199 pp. twin share (excluding flight)

Osaka - Nara - Kyoto - Nagoya - Hakone - Mount Fuji - Tokyo

Nexus Holidays has partnered with the Japan Tourism Board to provide travellers an immersive experience in Japanese culture and lifestyle to go with the sights on your unforgettable trip to Japan. We would love for our customers to experience Japanese culture and history. We will spend few nights of the tour in a traditional Japanese hotel sleeping on rice straw mattresses called “Tatami Mats”. You will also visit restaurants on this tour where it is customary to remove shoes and be seated at low tables called “Kotatsu”. It’s all part of the Japanese experience!

Tour Highlights:

  • Pray for your fortunes at the World Heritage listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Feed the gentle Sika deer at Nara Park
  • Race to on a high speed Shinkansen bullet train
  • Drink from clear springs at the foothills of Mount Fuji
  • Loosen your muscles overnight at a traditional hot spring hotel
  • Explore the bustling capital Tokyo, boisterous night life & hearty street food

General Check List
  • Passport with at more than 6 months validity.
  • Leave copies of your passport identification page, itinerary and insurance policy with friends or family.
  • For Canadian passport holder, you may stay at the following country visa free: South Korea (up to 90 Days),Taiwan(up to 90 Days) and Japan (up to 90 Days).
  • Arrange for health and travel insurance.
  • Anticipate financial needs: local currency, US Dollars or Canadian Dollars (approx $400.00 USD or CAD)
  • Take care of health needs: vaccinations, prescriptions, medical certificates, supplies, extra eyeglasses.
  • If travelling with children, carry documentation proving your right to accompany them (consent letter, court order).
  • Register on-line with a Canadian government office abroad.
  • Prepare for your flight by carefully attending to luggage, documentation and airport security.
  • While abroad, keep receipts for purchases and make special arrangements for food, plants and animals brought back to Canada. Please check with Canadian Border service Agency for what is permitted to bring into Canada.
Check List for Travel Documents
  • Canada domestic and international airline tickets: you need to bring an E-Ticket Confirmation letter sent to you from Airlines or our agents.
  • Intra Asia Flight: Please get noted that most of Intra Asia Flight will be issued by our local offices and given to you by our local tour guides when they meet you in Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo. If they are issued in Canada, your agent should have given them to you along with your international air tickets and other tour documents. It is your responsibilities to make sure you have all tickets for Intra-Asia connections if you are travelling to more than one country. Please always feel free to consult with us if you are not sure about that.
  • Finalized Tour Itinerary with detailed Hotel Information and Emergency Contact Information of our local offices.
  • Passport with a visa issued on it if a visa is required for the country you are going to visit. You may need more than one visa if you are traveling to more than one country.
  • Hotel Vouchers (if applicable). If you have any side trip and have booked extra hotel rooms, please make sure you do not forget the hotel vouchers. You don’t need separate hotel vouchers if you travel with our group.
  • Nexus Holidays Badges and Nexus Holidays Luggage Tag. Any other service labels provided by our local partners.
  • Travel Insurance Certificate (if applicable).
Air Flights
  • Contact Airline concerned prior to leaving for the airport to confirm flight number and any possible schedule changes. Connecting passengers should verify, at the time of check-in, that luggage can be checked through to their North East Asia destination. For transpacific flights, you must check in at least three hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Nexus Holidays is not responsible for any missed connections and penalties/loss as a result. Note:
    ★ For transpacific flight, you must check-in three (3) hours prior to departure. For Domestic flight, you must check-in two (2) hours prior to departure. Please allocate enough time to clear through Airport security.
  • Should you lose or misplace your tickets while traveling, you should immediately notify the airline. In most cases they will have you complete a Lost Ticket Indemnity Form, and for a fee, issue replacement tickets.
  • If you miss you transpacific flights to North East Asia, or your flights are delayed, please contact your travel agent at the first time in order for us to inform our local offices and local partners right away.
  • If you would like to get an aisle seat or a window seat, we would be very happy to assist you by calling the airline. However, such seats cannot be guaranteed. You can also call your travel agent or call the airline directly to report your frequent flyer numbers. You will also have a chance to report it at airport check-in counter. If you would like to request a specific seat because of a medical condition, or a specific seat on Exit Row or Bulk Head seat, you should call the airline directly after your international tickets have been issued.

The electrical current is 220V in Korea, 100V in Japan and Taiwan. Plugs and Outlets come in a variety of shapes. You are advised to bring along adapters and converters for your U.S. purchased appliances. Clients can borrow adapters and converters from Housekeeping at most hotels. Hair dryer and iron are readily available. Simply contact hotel housekeeping when you need them.

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Japan weather throughout the four main islands that make up Japan is generally temperate, with four distinct seasons. The weather can get very hot during the summer months. June, July and August are hot and humid and after June the country experiences its wettest months. In the south winters are cool but sunny, but as one move further north temperatures drop and snow falls. The island of Hokkaido in the far north of Japan is bitterly cold in the winter, with snow guaranteed.

Tokyo has four distinct seasons, similar to New York. The summer months (June, July and August) are hot and sticky while winter can be freezing. Tokyo is best visited in spring or autumn.

Korea The climate in Korea is temperate with four very distinct seasons. Summers are very hot and humid, while in winter temperatures plummet to below freezing. Autumn and spring are the most comfortable seasons to visit South Korea. Most of the rain falls in summer during a monsoon season known as 'jangma'.

Seoul is classed as having a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but temperature differences between the hottest part of summer and the depths of winter are extreme. In summer the influence of the North Pacific high-pressure system brings hot, humid weather with temperatures soaring as high as 95°F (35°C) on occasion. In winter the city is topographically influenced by expanding Siberian high-pressure zones and prevailing west winds, temperatures dropping as low as 7°F (-13.7°C). The bitterly cold days tend to come in three-day cycles regulated by rising and falling pressure systems, however, bringing some relief. The most pleasant seasons in the city are spring and autumn, when azure blue skies and comfortable temperatures are a sure bet. The city experiences heavy rainfall, but most of it falls in the summer monsoon period between June and September.


Unless noted, Gratuities are usually not included in your tour cost. They are customary, and their purpose is to encourage and reward quality service. Our tour guides, drivers, hotel porters do their utmost to make the trip smooth and pleasant. Gratuities are a way of showing your appreciation and also constitute a large part of their monthly income.

  • The following gratuity guideline is introduced solely for the convenience of our group travelers (10 or more people in a group): Canadian 10 dollars per passenger per day (Includes National tour guide, Local Guide, Coach Driver and Porters).
  • Included Meals: gratuities are not expected
  • Outside Dining: service charge is included

If you take prescription medication, be sure to bring enough to last the entire trip. Always carry medications in the original prescription container when traveling. Keep the medications with you and do not pack them in checked baggage.

Long-term travel overseas might cause tourists to develop stomach upset; a change in water, food, sleep habits and/or climate may all cause discomfort. Bring anti-diarrhea medications such as Imodium and Lomotil just in case.

Vaccinations are not mandatory for travel to with the exception of anyone traveling from or via an infected area.

For the latest overseas travel health information, please contact Foreign Affairs Canada by visiting their website for more information.


Tap water is considered safe to drink in Japan and Korea. Bottled purified water and soft drinks are easily obtained at reasonable prices either in hotel or in grocery markets. Nexus Holidays provides one bottle of pure water for free to each group travelers every day. You will also find that your hotels offer boiled water to your room daily; with this boiled water you can safely make your own tea or drink directly. This is the similar case while you travel to other Southeast Asia countries.


Most of meals are included per itinerary. Breakfasts included on your tour are familiar American Breakfasts to give you a good start to the day. Lunches and Dinners are usually served in set menu family style and feature a variety of regional specialties. One beverage of your choice (beer, pure or mineral water and soda) is included per person per meal at no additional charge; Tea is usually complimentary.


Shopping is always a part of the travel experience. Asia is known as bargain shoppers' paradise, offering a marvelous selection of arts and crafts such as jade, silk, rugs, cloisonné, ceramics, antique, painting, furniture and more. Purchasing an item in the area where it is "noted for" has proven to be the best value. Your National Tour Guide and Local Tour Guides will be glad to assist you with detailed shopping orientation. However, your tour guides might not be an expert on gemstones, porcelain, jade, paintings, etc., so if you intend to purchase items of this nature, please do some research before departing and have an idea of what you are looking for as well as the price you are prepared to pay. In addition, please carefully check the quality of the products, and always ask for a receipt with product descriptions.

When shopping it is wise to use credit card for large purchases. Retain all receipts. Purchase insurance for items that you have shipped. A supply of one dollar bills is very handy when shopping with street vendors. Always keep in mind that a purchase is between the buyer and the seller. Nexus Holidays and its staff are not involved in and are not responsible for any purchases you make during the trip, whether that merchant is part of the scheduled itinerary or not. It is also suggest learning what are Restricted and Prohibited by Canadian Border Services Agency.

Important Contact Numbers
Major Airline Contacts
Air China N. America 800-882-8122 China Eastern N. America 888-358-1582
Beijing 86-10-59281588 Beijing 021-95530
Seoul 82-2-7746886 Seoul 82-2-518-0330
Osaka 81-724-565128 Osaka 81-066448-5161
Tokyo 81-3-64280311 Tokyo 81-033506-1166
China Southern N. America 888-338-8988 United Airline N. America 800-864-8331
Guangzhou 020-95539 Seoul 82-2-751-0300
Seoul 82-2-775-9070 Osaka 81-3-6732-5011
Osaka 81-6-64486655 Tokyo 81-3-6732-5011
Tokyo 81-3-51578011    
Cathay Pacific N. America 800-268-8888 Korean Airline N. America 800-438-5000
Hong Kong 852 2747 3333 Seoul 1588-2001
Seoul 82 1644-8003 Osaka 0088-21-2001
Osaka 0120-46-3838 Tokyo 0088-21-2001
Tokyo 0120-46-3838    
Air Canada N. America 800-268-8888 Japan Airline N. America 800-525-3663
Seoul 82-2-3788-0100 Seoul 82-02-757-1711
Osaka 0570 014 787 Osaka 0570-025-121
Tokyo 0570 014 787 Tokyo 0570-025-121
All Nippon Air N. America 800-235-9262 Asiana Airline N. America 800-438-5000
Seoul 02-2096-5500 Seoul 82-2-2669-8000
Osaka 03-6741-1120 Osaka 81-6-6282-1888
Tokyo 06-7637-6679 Tokyo  

Canadian Embassy/Consulate
Seoul 82-2-3783-6000 21, Jeongdong-gil (Jeong-dong), Jung-gu Seoul, 100 - 120
Tokyo 03-5412-6200 7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-8503, Japan
Osaka 06-6681-0250 1-8-19 Hirabayashi Minami, Suminoe-ku
Osaka, 559-8550, Japan


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