After hotel pickup in Taipei, board your comfortable coach and begin your half-day tour with an approximate 30-minute drive north to Yangmingshan National Park — popular with locals and tourist alike. On arrival at the geothermal park boasting more than a dozen hot springs and fumaroles, you’ll enjoy a 1-hour driving tour past steaming pools and sulfur-encrusted crater lakes.
Learn from your knowledgeable guide about Yangmingshan’s rich volcanic terrain that supports grassy plains, blossoming cherry trees, and an array of butterflies and birdlife. A photo stop is made at a volcanic viewpoint where you may catch a glimpse of the conical-shaped Mt Qixing, Taipei’s tallest peak at 3,675 feet (1,120 meters) above sea level.
Afterward, continue the drive downhill to Beitou Hot Spring Park to experience one of the best hot spring baths in Taiwan. You’re treated to a relaxing soak in sulfurous waters of varying temperatures, said to relieve muscle pains, digestive and skin problems, and other ailments.
Relaxed and refreshed, complete your afternoon tour with the return drive to Taipei and hotel drop-off.