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Taiwan Free and Easy Itinerary – June 2015 Summer Vacation (8D7N)

TW Itinerary

Many readers asked for my 8 days 7 nights Taiwan free and easy itinerary, so I’ve decided to share it here today. I’m sorry for losing the momentum to blog about my Taiwan summer vacation back in June 2015. I’ll attempt to pick it up again from where I left few months ago.

First off, my 8D7N Taiwan itinerary is as follow:

Day 1: Arrive at Taipei > Check-in to XinBeiTou Hot Spring > Visit Taipei 101 Observatory > Dinner at Shilin Night Market

[Read: Taiwan Day 1 – Taipei, Beitou Hot Spring Resort]

Day 2: Take HSR to Kaohsiung > Check-in to E-Da Royal Hotel > Shopping and Dinner at E-DA Outlet Mall

[Read: Taiwan Day 2 – Kaohsiung E-DA World via High Speed Rail]

Day 3: E-DA Theme Park > Take HSR to Taichung > Check-in La Vida Hotel > Shopping and Dinner at Fengjia Night Market

[Read: Taiwan Day 3 – Kaohsiung E-DA Theme Park & Taichung Fengjia Night Market]

Day 4: Taichung city tour > Visit Xinfeng Farm, Ah Liang Mushroom Garden, Lavender Cottage, Bai-Leng Watercourse, Annie’s Garden, Summit Resort, Carton King Restaurant > Back to La Vida Hotel (via driver)

[Read: Taiwan Day 4 – Taichung City Tour]

Day 5: Drive to Cingjing (via driver) > Visit King Garden, Taiwan Paper, Feeling 18C, The Old England, Green Green Grassland > Check-in to Dreamtown Minsu > Steamboat dinner at Dreamtown Minsu

[Read: Taiwan Day 5 – Taichung to Cing Jing]

Day 6: Visit Swiss Garden at Cingjing > Drive to Taipei (via driver) > Check-in to Simple Plus Hotel

[Read: Taiwan Day 6 – Cing Jing to Taipei]

Day 7: Visit New Taipei City (via driver) > 南雅奇岩、黃金瀑布、陰陽海、十三層遺址、黃金博物園區、九份老街、十分瀑布、十分鐵道放天燈、菁桐車站、波麗士電子天燈 > Back to Simple Plus Hotel

[Read: Taiwan Day 7 – New Taipei City and Taipei]

Day 8: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall > Taipei Zoo > Check-out from Simple Plus Hotel > Departure at Taipei

We engaged two drivers to bring us around Taichung, Cingjing and New Taipei City. Both of them are very nice, friendly, experienced and took great care of us. We highly recommend them. I attached their name cards here, they can be easily contacted via LINE or Whatsapp.

Driver Contact

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    December 11, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Can you recommend how i should plan for 4D3N with 3 small kids (4-7 yrs)? EDA theme park inclusive..

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      December 14, 2015 at 5:18 PM

      Hi Tan,
      If you’re planning to visit E-DA theme park and stay there, I would recommend that you stay for two days. EDA Royal Hotel is very big. Your kids will enjoy the facilities there – swimming pool, kids playroom, etc. At night, you can bring them to try out the ferris wheel.

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    May 1, 2016 at 2:08 PM


    Did your boy enjoy the HK disneyland trip more or Taiwan trip? Did you have to spend a lot on the land transport (hiring personal driver to bring your family around? )

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      May 2, 2016 at 3:48 PM

      Hi Dawn,
      Personally, I will choose Hong Kong over Taiwan. My boy has been to HK twice and he enjoyed Disneyland very much too. Taiwan is a different “type” of vacation. He experienced more Chinese cultural activities in Taiwan as compared to modern Hong Kong. We spent ~TWD16,000 for 4-5 days of driver service in Taiwan.

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    December 2, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Hi Emily,

    Do the drivers you engage speak good English? And May I know why you engage 2 different drivers? Do they happen to be based in different cities?

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      December 4, 2016 at 9:06 AM

      Dear Maria,
      Both drivers couldn’t speak English. You are right, I engaged two drivers because they worked in different cities.

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        December 19, 2016 at 2:16 PM

        Do you happen to know if both drivers can speak simplified Chinese? like the Chinese we commonly use in Singapore? haha I am so hopeless. My Chinese is not good :p

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          December 21, 2016 at 11:18 PM

          Dear Maria,
          Most Taiwanese are able to read simplified Chinese, as far as I know. I communicated with both drivers on Whatsapp before my trip. I used simplied Chinese, they could understand. But when they replied in traditional Chinese, I had problem understanding. Haha!

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    March 5, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Hi Emily,

    May i know which driver is based in Taichung?
    Thank you.

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      March 6, 2017 at 8:46 AM

      Hi Yvaine,
      Mr Yang is based in Taichung. His name card is the one right side (the one with the car picture). =)

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