PHILIPPINES TO TAIWAN TRAVEL AND TOUR PACKAGES. Taiwan is slowly but surely catching the interest of Filipinos. In the recent years, Filipino travelers who have already visited non-VISA countries like those within the ASEAN have looked into traveling to other Asian countries which require for them to apply for a tourist visa. Taiwan is among these countries, although last October 2016, it has relaxed visa requirements for Filipinos who have been issued visas to countries like Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States. There are further plans by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to attract more tourist from the Philippines. This page about traveling to Taiwan from Manila or traveling to Taiwan from Cebu will be regularly updated to reflect developments.
BOOK TAIWAN HALF-DAY TOURS
There are various tours around Taiwan. If you are traveling from Manila or Cebu to Taiwan on a limited time-frame, consider taking any of our half-day tours which are on seat-in coach (SIC) basis. Tours are conducted in English with tour pick-up/drop-off from/to hotel located in downtown Taipei City ONLY. Entrance tickets and local travel insurance are included, except for Taipei 101 Observatory ticket. While your touring around, do not forget to visit Din Tai Fung to try the delicious dumplings. While Din Tai Fung is already in the Philippines, it does not hurt to try its specialties from where it originated–Tantalizing Taiwan!
TAIPEI CITY TOUR
First-time travelers to Taiwan’s capital must not miss the Taipei City Tour. It only runs for 3 hours, where pick-up time from designated points are between 0800H-0900H in the morning and 1300H-1400H in the afternoon.
Taipei City Tour highlights: Presidential Office (pass through), Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Martyr’s Shrine, National Palace Museum , Taiwanese Temple and handicraft center.
TAIPEI NIGHT TOUR (DIN TAI FUNG!)
Dumpling lovers alert! This tour includes dinner at the world-famous Din Tai Fung, a restaurant specializing in soup dumplings (xiao long bao) which originated in Taiwan. Tour runs for 3 hours and pick-up time is between 1730H-1800H at designated spots. Entrance to Taipei 101 Observatory not included.
Taipei Night Tour Highlights: Din Tai Fung Restaurant, Longshan Temple, Huaxi Street Night Market, Taipei 101 (photo-stop only, entrance not in included in tour package)
JIUFEN VILLAGE & NORTHEAST COAST TOUR
A mix of culture and the lifestyles of past, scenic coastal scenes and amazing rock formations await you for this 4-hour afternoon tour northeast of Taiwan. Pick-up time from designated areas is between 1300H – 1330H.
Jiufen Village and Northeeast Coast Tour Highlights: Jiufen Village, Chinkuashih Village (pass through), Pitou Cape, Nanya Rock Formations, Bay of Two Colors
THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE & PINGLIN TEA PLANTATION TOUR
Head to south in the Shiding District and visit a lake with thousands of islands and enjoy views of mountains, tea fields and cerulean blue water. The climate in the area is ideal for farming tea. The tour runs for 5 hours from 0730H to 1230H.
Tour Highlights: Thousand Island Lake, Pinglin Tea Plantation and Pinglin Tea Museum
BOOK TAIWAN FULL-DAY AND MULTIPLE-DAY TOURS
Filipinos who would like to take a trip to Taiwan for more than three days can choose full-day or even multiple-day tours out-of-town. Taiwan is not want of amazing land and seascapes. A few hours travel out of Taipei allows one to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital city and take in nature at its finest. The succeeding tours assume that you will have 2 nights in Taipei, your first and last nights, so you will not miss your flights to and from Manila or Cebu, nor compromise schedules.
1-DAY TAROKO (MARBLE) GORGE TOUR
Pick-up time: 0600H – 0630H, 12 hours. Tour highlights: Train ride from Taipei to Hualien, bus ride to Taroko Gorge gateway, Changchun Temple, Swallow Caves, Tianxiang , Marble Factory, Qixing Lake, Hualien Stone Sculptural Park. Train tickets and lunch are included.
2-DAY SUN MOON LAKE, PULI AND LUKANG TOUR
Pick-up time: 0800H-0900H. Departure for this tour is every Wednesdays only. Hotel Accommodation at Sun Moon Lake Hotel or similar is included in this tour package.
Day 1: Pick-up from hotel. Bus ride to Nantou. Puli (culture and arts), Sun Moon Lake, and lake bus tour featuring Wen Wu Temple, Ita Thao Indigenous Village, Ci-en Pagoda, Xuanzang Temple. Overnight
Day 2: Visit Lukang Historical Temple before heading back to Taipei
3-DAY SOUTHERN TAIWAN TOUR
Pick-up time: 0800H-0900H. Departure for this 3D2N tour package out-of-Taipei is every Saturdays only. Hotel accommodation in Kaoshiung is included in the package.
Day 1: Taipei-Taiwan High-Speed Rail-Kaoshiung (Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Pier 2 Art Center, Cijing Island, Liuhe Tourist Night Market). Note: tour arrangements include ferry ride to Cijing and Cijing cycle rickshaw ride experience.
Day 2: Kaoshiung-Kenting-Kaoshiung (Eluanbi Park – Light House, Maobitou, Longpan Park, Hengchun Town)
Day 3: Kaoshiung-Tainan-Taiwan High-Speed Rail-Taipei (Tainan City Tour covering Chikanlou, Koxinga Shrine, Anping Fort, Anping Tree House)
4-DAY EASTERN TAIWAN TOUR
Pick-up time: 0700H-0730H. This 4D3N tour departs from Taipei every Sundays only. Hotel accommodation in Taitung, Hualien and Jiaoshi are included in the tour package.
Day 1: Taipei－Train－Hualien－East Coast National Scenic Area－Taitung (East Coast National Scenic Area (Shitiping (terraced rocks)－Sanxiantai－Amis Folk Center))
Day 2: Taitung－East Rift Valley－Hualien (East Rift Valley (Luye Gaotai－Mr. Brown Avenue－Taitung’s Takeshi Kaneshiro tree－Matai’an Wetland Ecological Park) **incl. Boat ride to experience exotic Venice sensation at hotel)
Day 3: Hualien－Taroko Gorge－Jiaosi (Taroko National Park (Swallow Grotto－Changchun Temple－Cihmu Bridge－Tianxiang)－Qingshui Cliff－Jiaoshi)
Day 4: Jiaosi －Taipei (National Center for Traditional Arts－King Car Kavalan Distillery－King Car Yuanshan Orchid Garden)
5-DAY ROUND TAIWAN ISLAND EXCURSION
This is the ultimate itinerary for one who has at least a week to spare in Taiwan. That means 1st and last days will be in Taipei, while the rest of the days will be out-of-town. Green Earth Tours and Travel can create longer travel itineraries in Taiwan however. Please let us know your interests.
Day 1: Taipei－Sun Moon Lake (Taipei－Sun Moon Lake－Lake Bus tour (Wenwu Temple－Ita Thao Indigenous Village－Ci-en Pagoda－Xuanzang Temple))
Day 2: Sun Moon Lake－Foguangshan Monastery－Kaohsiung (Sun Moon Lake－Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Museum－Kaohsiung Liuhe Tourist Night Market－Love River Night Scenery)
Day 3: Kaohsiung－Kenting－Taitung(Zhiben Hot Spring Beth) (Kenting－Eluanbi Park (Light house)－Maobitou－Kenting National Park－Taitung)
Day 4: Taitung(Zhiben Hot Springs)－East Coast National Scenic Area－Hualien (Taitung－East Coast Highway－East Coast National Scenic Area－Hualien)
Day 5: Hualien－Taroko Gorge－Taipei (Hualien－Taroko Gorge Gateway－Eternal Spring Shrine－Swallow Grotto－Tienhsiang－Marble Factory－Su Hwa Highway－Taipei)
FLIGHTS FROM MANILA TO TAIPEI, CEBU TO TAIPEI
Depending on the day, there are approximately 6-8 flights per day from Manila to Taipei (Taiwan) by a total of 5 airlines: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, Eva Air and China Airlines.
If coming from Cebu and traveling to Taipei (Taiwan), there are 3 flights daily by the following airlines: Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Eva Air.
Again, please mind visa guidelines and restrictions, if any and if applicable to you. This page will be regularly updated for any developments re: visa requirements for Filipinos who want to travel to Taiwan.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN TAIWAN
Filipinos traveling from Manila or Cebu to Taiwan may want to consider staying at any of these hotels:
- 2 Star: Hedo Hotel Kaifeng
- 3 Star: Hotel B, Golden China Hotel, Gala Hotel
- 4 Star: The Riviera Hotel, City Suites Taipei Nanxi, Sonnien Hotel, The Landis Taipei, Howard Plaza
- 5 Star: Palais de Chine Hotel
Please let Green Earth Tours and Travel know if you would like to consider other hotels other than those recommended above. Please note that as the tours in Taiwan are on SIC basis, there are designated spots for the pick-up and drop-off for tours. If you book your hotel in Taipei on your own account, the travel agency cannot guarantee that you will be accommodated to join the seat-in-coach tours.
Traveling to Taiwan from the Philippines is made easy for you with our hassle-free tour packages. Do consider getting the transfers, tours and hotel accommodation together instead of booking tour components on your own only to find out that it becomes more expensive in the process.