Shifen Half-Day Guided Tour with Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience - Join Tour

5 hr

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Travel from Taipei to Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi. These charming, old-world destinations are great for romantic outings, nostalgic walks, and dining in traditional restaurants and teahouses. Take in amazing views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes while getting taught about the area's history. Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Jiufen, a town famous for having been an inspiration for the Miyazaki classic Spirited Away. Make sky lanterns by yourself and release them to send your...
Travel from Taipei to Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi. These charming, old-world destinations are great for romantic outings, nostalgic walks, and dining in traditional restaurants and teahouses. Take in amazing views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes while getting taught about the area's history. Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Jiufen, a town famous for having been an inspiration for the Miyazaki classic Spirited Away. Make sky lanterns by yourself and release them to send your wishes to the heaven in Pingxi, known for its annual Sky Lantern Festival. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.

- Explore the rich heritage and natural scenery of northern Taiwan and capture great memories
- Make your own sky lantern and write your wishes on it before launching it into the sky
- Experience the nostalgic ambience of Shifen Old Street and the refreshing feel of Shifen Waterfall
- Grab some local "xiaochi" snacks and souvenirs from the many restaurants and shops in town
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Stop At: Shifen Old Street, New Taipei Taiwan

Experience the old-world charm of Shifen and Pingxi and get to make your very own sky lantern in this half-day guided tour. A friendly, local guide will pick you up from your hotel in downtown Taipei and whisk you off to the Pingxi District of New Taipei City.

Here you will get a chance to participate in a local custom that has been practiced for over hundreds of years: building a sky lantern. Once used as a signaling system for those living and working in the railroad industry, today you can paint your wishes and prayers onto the lantern before releasing it towards the sky.

After this creative exercise, you will then explore Shifen Old Street, a collection of lanes and alleys in and around the Shifen railway station area. It’s a great...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shifen Old Street, New Taipei Taiwan

Experience the old-world charm of Shifen and Pingxi and get to make your very own sky lantern in this half-day guided tour. A friendly, local guide will pick you up from your hotel in downtown Taipei and whisk you off to the Pingxi District of New Taipei City.

Here you will get a chance to participate in a local custom that has been practiced for over hundreds of years: building a sky lantern. Once used as a signaling system for those living and working in the railroad industry, today you can paint your wishes and prayers onto the lantern before releasing it towards the sky.

After this creative exercise, you will then explore Shifen Old Street, a collection of lanes and alleys in and around the Shifen railway station area. It’s a great place to grab some “xiaochi” snacks and quirky souvenirs. Your final stop is the scenic, 40-meter tall Shifen Waterfall, located 30 minutes away by walking northeast from the train platform area. Be sure to capture all your memories and keep snapping away with your camera!

Duration: 4 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Services of an English, Mandarin & Japanese speaking guide
  • Sky Lantern (3-4 people share a lantern)
  • Transportation fees
Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Meal expenses
  • Accommodation
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick Up Details:
Hotel pick up time: 7:30am-8:00am

Hotel pick up & drop off service is available only for customers staying in downtown Taipei

Pick up from Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District and New Taipei City is not available

8:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There will be plenty of walking throughout the tour so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please follow tour guide’s instruction and arrive on time
  • Pick Up Details: Hotel pick up time: 7:30am-8:00am
  • Hotel pick up & drop off service is available only for customers staying in downtown Taipei
  • Pick up from Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District and New Taipei City is not available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

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