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Bamboo Travel ventures into Taiwan

13th March 2013 Print

Award-winning-specialist-operator Bamboo Travel has ventured into Taiwan for the first time with the creation of its two-week Treasures of Taiwan tour.

The island, which lies 180km off the south-eastern coast of China, is naturally beautiful with over 200 mountains that soar above 3,000 meters in height, and a unique geology and topography which have created countless arresting landscapes and alluring coastal scenes.

Geographically, Taiwan is situated at the point where the Asian continental shelf meets the vast Pacific Ocean, providing it with an unparalleled ecological diversity and a huge number of plant and animal species concentrated in a relatively small place – perfect for ecotourism.

The shape of the main island of Taiwan is similar to a sweet potato seen in a south-to-north direction, and therefore, Taiwanese, especially the Min-nan division, often call themselves "children of the Sweet Potato."

It has world-class natural landscapes such as the awesome Taroko Gorge, its National Palace Museum is listed as one of the five top museums in the world and it has the highest mountain in Northeast Asia, Yushan or Jade Mountain. It is also an ideal destination for combining culture with activities which include trekking, rafting and cycling.

Bamboo Travel’s 2-week itinerary takes you into the heart of this fascinating country to discover its many treasures. From the 21st Century capital, Taipei, the itinerary heads south to provide a chance to explore the high mountains and deep gorges in the Taroko National Park, before relaxing in a hot spring bath in Chihpen.

You then continue to the southernmost tip of the island to discover the rugged cliffs and beaches of the Kenting National Park, before heading north once more up the west coast, to spend the night in a monastery guesthouse at the sacred Fo Guang Shan monastery.

From there, you will pass through Tainan, stopping at some of its famous temples and historical relics to spend the night in Alishan, where you will have the chance to witness the breath-taking sunrise.

The itinerary finishes with two nights staying on the shore of the mystical Sun Moon Lake plus a final night in Taipei before flying home.

The holiday costs from £2,695 pp (two sharing) which includes flights, 12-nights’ B&B (plus one dinner), all land transportation and tours on a private basis with an English speaking driver/guide.

All Bamboo Travel itineraries can be tailor-made to suit particular requirements.

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