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Edison Travel Service or Green Island Adventures

Chicago, Illinois
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Edison Travel Service or Green Island Adventures
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Good day!

My husband and I would like to use the services of a local travel company to take a day trip to Taroko National Park.

The Bradt guide book recommends Edison Travel Service and Green Island Adventures. Both companies charge the same ( $ 169 US per person) and offer the same services ( pick up at hotel, flight there and train back, lunch, English speaking guide, etc.

Has anyone used any of these companies and recommend their services?

Many thanks for your help.

Taipei, Taiwan
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My husband and I used Eddie from Green Island Adventures and Edison Travel for different trips. Eddie is the best, he is friendly and knowledgeable. The perfect host and makes your trip the very best.

Edison was good but he guide was hard to understand and rushed us through the trips both times. We used them on 2 separate occasions and both times felt rushed.

Green Island Adventures has been our best trip to date and Green Island is the most wonderful secluded island with a relaxing atmosphere and great diving sites, even if you just go snorkeling. He is English speaking native but fluent in Mandarin so he is very helpful.

If you have any specific questions let me know I would be happy to help.

~JM Sloop, USA

Innsbruck, Austria
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We (my wife, our daughter 18 months, and I) rented a car from Green Island Adventures to go everywhere in Taiwan. We agreed via email on the rate and where to meet. Eddie came to Tainang, handed the car over to us and we were on the road. We agreed on meeting again 11 days later at the airport. Very easy and relaxing. We drove Sun Moon Lake, Taipei, Taroko Gorge, and Wuling, at 3,275 metres above sea level (it is the highest automobile pass in Taiwan).

Eddie wants you to feel well - and he reallly succeded - we felt very well and enjoyed traveling in Eddies "Green Island Adventures" rental car.

Cheers, Andreas & Beate & Janne, Austria.

PS: Eddie asked for a cash deposit (to pay speeding tickets). At the airport he refunded 50%n in cash and the other 50% per banktransfere. Luckily he did not receive any speeding or parking ticket. Thus, we got back the full amount. Thanks to Eddie and I am happy telling you, that you can trust Eddie!

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My wife and I just got back from Green island. Eddie took care of us from the moment we got off the train. He had a driver waiting for us and took us to his hostel for the night, since we couldn't get an earlier train. Once we got off the ferry the fun really began. Our over charismatic driver Mori met us and gave a quick tour of the island. Then he showed us our room gave us our snorkling gear & tossed us a key to a scooter. He said have fun and we were on our way. The food is great, beaches are beautiful, people very polite, hot springs are really interesting.

All and all I recommend green island adventures to everyone. A+ service.

Kris & Allison

PA. USA

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My wife and I just got back from Green island. Eddie took care of us from the moment we got off the train. He had a driver waiting for us and took us to his hostel for the night, since we couldn't get an earlier train. Once we got off the ferry the fun really began. Our over charismatic driver Mori met us and gave a quick tour of the island. Then he showed us our room gave us our snorkling gear & tossed us a key to a scooter. He said have fun and we were on our way. The food is great, beaches are beautiful, people very polite, hot springs are really interesting.

All and all I recommend green island adventures to everyone. A+ service.

Kris & Allison

PA. USA

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