Jiufen Sky Lantern Private Day Tour
Keelung Shore Excursion: Jiufen & Pingxi Sky Lantern Private Tour
Location: Taipei Duration: 8 hour(s)
From USD $90 per person
Tour Overview
Pingxi, Taiwan (CNN) — It's one of Taiwan's most breathtaking spectacles.

When you’re picked up from Keelung Cruise Port, we recommend this private Taiwan tour for who has just one day to discover both history and view of northern Taiwan.

Stepping on the dock of Keelung port, you can smell the salty scent of the harbor, also the history of this pacific island. The humid air is the starting of your Taipei day tour, it brings you from Keelung to Jiufen mountain village. Hanging along the long stairs, these red lanterns lead you explore Jiufen Old Street. Bowls of Taro Balls, cups of hot tea, sounds of ocarina are here waiting for you. Take a breath, taste the moisty air of this historic mountain village near by the sea. Find the scene that was draw in the movie “Spirited Away” (15 Fascinating Facts About Spirited Away). Go to the waterfall and let the water splash to your body, what a refreshing day at Shifen Waterfalls and Golden Waterfall. Last but not least, do not skip the sky lantern while visiting Pingxi. Write down wishes on the lantern and release them into the sky will always make people feel things are going to be better! After that, we will return Keelung port and step onto next awesome journey.

We provide Muslim-friendly services like bathroom facilities, halal prayer room, meals at halal certified restaurant, seafood or vegetarian restaurant.

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What to Expect
  • Releasing sky lantern into the sky is one of the most famous thing to do in Taiwan. The sky lantern is also called Kongming lantern, which is used for praying for safety, love or career. Tourists can write your wishes on the lantern and however, it was used for informing others that this village is safe before. We will release the sky lantern on the train track which is very nostalgic. After releasing sky lantern in Pingxi, you can also get to the Shifen Old Street to buy the cold marble soft drink in summer. And if tourists want to see the sky full of lanterns, the perfect time for Taiwan tour be on Pingxi Lantern Festival.
  • Being near the Shifen Old Street, Shifen Waterfall is also a popular attraction that many tourists want to visit. It is a 40-meter high waterfall. So if you go to Shifen Waterfall in summer, you can feel the cool water and refreshing air in the mountains. Explore the trail near Shifen Waterfall is also good for Taiwan family trip. Walking into the forests and being bathed in the relaxation and tranquility are the best of Taiwan tour.
  • Jiufen is a unique immigrant isolated village in the mountains in the Qing dynasty. When Taiwan was under Japanese rule, there was a gold rush in Jiufen. This place is also famous for taro ball, fish ball, and rice cake. If tourists are tired after walking so long, you can rest in the tea house to taste the delicacies of Jiufen. Jiufen, the real life of "Spirited Away"! (15 Fascinating Facts About Spirited Away)
  • Golden Waterfall is near Yin-Yang Sea in the Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park region. Its red-like color background of Golden Waterfall comes from the sulfurous soil and it contains a high level of toxic. Along the way to Golden Waterfall, you may find the abandoned factories of the gold mining which you could experience through Taipei private tour.
ItineraryExpand All
  • Pick up at Keelung port
  • Release sky lantern in Pingxi and experience its unique railway culture
  • Walk along the railway to Shifen Waterfall
  • Explore the fascinating mountain village, Jiufen
  • Visit the masterpiece of nature, Golden Waterfall
  • Drop off at Keelung port
  • Accommodation N/A
  • Food N/A
  • Admissions Fees of sky lanterns (1 for 4 people)
  • Transportation According to the group size, we will choose proper transportation / Additional fee will be charged on-site for exceeding the car-rental time limit
  • Others Fuel / Parking / Guide / Passenger insurance / Tax
  • Availability Departs daily
  • Pick up point Pick up you when you arrive at Keelung Cruise Port. Please provide us your estimated time of arrival.
  • Group size 2-8 people (1 adult needs to afford the price of 2 adults; USD 90 p/p for children)
  • Book at least 3 days in advance
  • What to bring Comfortable walking shoes and light jackets.
  • Cancellation Policy A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Cancellation made less than 24 hours before departure is non-refundable. Cancellation made between 72~24 hours before departure will charge 50% of full payment. Cancellation made more than 72 hours before departure will offer a full refund.
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