Awesome scenery, dynamic cities, and only the first stirrings of mass tourism make Taiwan one of Asia’s most intriguing destinations. Despite its tiny size, this mountainous island holds much allure. Experience the electrifying capital of Taipei with its skyscrapers and markets, and venture inland and coastward to discover stunning lakes, hot springs, ancient temples, and the Taroko Gorge. If you wish, get even more from your Taiwan trip by teaming it with an exploration of Vietnam, Thailand, or Hong Kong.

Our travel styles explained
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With our Escorted tours, you’ll enjoy the services of guides throughout your vacation to show you around the sights and provide background and context. You’ll benefit from a local guide in each place you travel to—with some trips providing the same local guide throughout and others a different local guide for each city. The guides will be there to answer your questions and provide local insight about your destination during the city orientation and optional tours. When free time is specified on an Escorted itinerary, it means you’ll be left alone to relax and explore as you wish.

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Semi-Independent tours are generally medium-paced and often offer more free time than Escorted tours: cue free days and evenings specifically set aside for you to explore alone or join optional excursions. The tours include local guides who offer grassroots recommendations and guiding services on city orientation and optional excursions; with some featuring the same guide throughout their duration, and others using different guides for different cities, days or activities. Airport-hotel transfers may be handled by different representatives, while in other cases, you may need to take airport shuttles and short cab rides independently.

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Our Independent tours are designed with freedom and independence in mind, essentially leaving you to do your own thing while you’re in your destination. The tours include all your travel and vacation essentials—return flights, round-trip airport transfers and accommodations—but exclude the services of guides.