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Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience provided by MyTaiwanTour Travel Services

Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience

Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience
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from $85.00 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Visit Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi on a full-day trip from Taipei that includes a traditional sky lantern experience in Pingxi. With door-to-door transport from Taipei hotels, this small-group tour is a convenient way to see Taiwan’s mountainous interior, where you find spectacular views across the coast, browse souvenir shops, and walk cobblestone streets in a pair of historic villages.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See the rural side of Taiwan’s coast and mountains
Visit the site of the Sky Lantern Festival to release a lantern
Group size limited to seven people for a more personalized experience
Pickup and drop-off at Taipei hotels means a convenient day
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Taipei for the trip toward the Jinguashi, on Taiwan’s northern coast, where you can visit an old gold mine. Continue to the historic town of Jiufen, the set for the award-winning movie, 'Spirited Away,' and enjoy some free time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant and visit one of the town’s atmospheric teahouses. Following your time in Jiufen, head to Pingxi and browse the souvenir shops that line Shifen Old Street. Pingxi is the site of the annual Sky Lantern Festival, and you have the chance to join in the tradition by writing your wishes on a lantern, lighting a candle at its base, and watching it drift away over the village. After launching your sky lantern, begin the scenic journey back to Taipei, where this tour concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6279TPEPINGXI
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Lesson in sky lantern creation (1 lantern per 2 people)
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station, 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 20號B1 We pick up at MRT「Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station」Exit. 4(Love Sign )
Inclusions
Professional guide • Lesson in sky lantern creation (1 lantern per 2 people)
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station, 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 20號B1 We pick up at MRT「Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station」Exit. 4(Love Sign )
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Visiting Jiufen's old street includes walking up and down several flights of stairs. Please take this into consideration before booking this tour.
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
For "Hotel pick-up included option"(Departs on everyday): a minimum of 2 passengers is required to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
For "No hotel pick-up option"(Departs on Friday to Monday): a minimum of 6 passengers is required to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
Exact pick-up time and tour guide’s contact number will advised two days before tour departure
We will do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, guests will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or full refund.
There will be a 100% charge for no-shows that is defined as arriving 15 minutes late.
In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station
    110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 20號B1
    We pick up at MRT「Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station」Exit. 4(Love Sign )
    See address & details
  • 1
    Jinguashi 13 Ruins
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Yin Yang Sea
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shifen Old Street
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Gold Waterfall
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station
    110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 20號B1
    We pick up at MRT「Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station」Exit. 4(Love Sign )
    See address & details
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Sandra R
Munich, Germany276 contributions
Back in history and very much in the present
Feb 2020
Very professionally organised tour. A wonderful experience, which offered so many unforgettable moments. An amazing ocean panorama, a busy Jiufen street walking, an overwhelming time at the QungYun Temple and - as hoped - a successful Sky Lantern highlight!
Bill, the tour guide, was a rich resource of information and a friendly host.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

McGuire
Oklahoma City, OK1 contribution
Amazing day with Kevin visiting Jiufen and Taipei!
Jan 2020
Kevin picked us up at our hotel with a big smile and a warm welcome to Taiwan. It was raining and Kevin was prepared with umbrellas for us. It rained the remainder of the day but Kevin kept us so entertained and informed that we almost forgot it was even raining. We had to alter our day some because of the rain but Kevin had many options for us and he was very flexible. We had the most enjoyable day! Kevin is a big asset to the company!
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aryn B
Houston, TX71 contributions
Beautiful Scenery a Quick Hop from Taipei
Jan 2020
Initially I was most enamored by amazing mountainous scenery being so close to the city (50 min or so). But quickly our tour guide trumped the scenery. He was so knowledgeable, accommodating and personable. We had 3 total folks in our group--which was a pleasant surprise.
Both Juifen and Pingxi were extremely interesting--but equally touristy. I wish we had visited 10 years ago.
Though completely touristy, I very much enjoyed the lantern building and release. Bonus that it had some historical significance.
We ran out of time in Pingxi--would have preferred to shorten Jiufen and lengthen Pingxi so we had time to explore the town some.
All in all, a terrific day.
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cjpj2020
Mississauga, Canada2 contributions
Fun day even in the rain.
Unfortunately it rained the whole day of our tour, but we still had a good time and made and released out lanterns. I'm sorry I don't remember the tour guides name, but she was excellent.
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bryan 61
New York City, NY3 contributions
Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience
Jan 2020 • Solo
It was rainy and cold, but the tour itself was very good. There were some picturesque sites, and the lantern making and launch that concluded the activities was excellent. The tour guide, Amy, and the driver were very good.
Written January 18, 2020
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Jaypes
1 contribution
Wonderful, highly recommend!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took the one day tour visiting Jiufen and Sky Lantern experience. Our guide Kevin was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and exceptionally helpful. He was such a pleasure to talk with and share his experiences with Taiwan and the sites we visited. He even took photos of us and sent them after the tour was done, great photographer! We highly recommend MyTaiwanTour and especially Kevin. Thank you for making our travels a memorable one!
Written January 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James L
3 contributions
Perfect Day Tour from Taipei
Dec 2019
Our tour guide was Kevin. He was very thoughtful and considerate, and even in the crazy crowds of Jiufen, he worked hard to make sure we all had a good time seeing what we wanted to see.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Travelling Frog
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Easy trip to Jiufen and Shifen
This tour is good for those who don’t want the hassle of taking public transport. We shared this experience with other tourists and travelled in a minibus (max 6 guests). The pros of this tour is that they take you to other destinations in Ruifang district such as the waterfall and a Buddhist temple which we otherwise wouldn’t have visited. Our guide Kevin was very friendly and took on the role of a photographer as well as recommending all the delicious food in Jiufen and instagram famous photo hotspots. He also took us to multiple toilet pit stops before arriving Jiufen which was jammed packed with tourists so we didn’t have to waste time in queues. We also got the experience of building our lantern from scratch in Shifen which is included in the cost of the tour. The cons of this tour would probably be the lack of free time, especially in Shifen as you only get the experience of making and releasing the lanterns but not actually explore the street itself. We had about two hours of free time in Jiufen but for those who want to take their time to explore and even visit a tea house they may find that too rushed. Overall it was a comfortable ride and an excellent door to door service. Bottled water and umbrellas were provided which were thoughtful.
Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JO R
1 contribution
Highly recommend this day tour with Esther as your tour guide!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Esther was a fantastic tour guide. Full of enthusiasm, energy and personable, the day was very enjoyable filled with lots of interesting facts on the journey out to Juifen and Pingxi. Will highly recommend Esther as a tour guide as well as this particular day tour.
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cliff
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
Nice tour!
Kevin was very friendly and helpful. He shared useful information and tried to keep things light all through the trip. Enjoyed the tour!!
Written December 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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