The Aroma of Tea: Maokong Private Day Tour
The Aroma of Tea: Maokong &Shenkeng Old Street Private Day Tour with English-Speaking Guide
Location: Taipei Duration: 8 hour(s)
From USD $95 per person
Tour Overview
On a day trip to the verdant district from Taipei, you’ll bag the best views of tea plantations around Thousand Island Lake, and enjoy a tea-themed lunch and tea-brewing at Maokong. After lunch, we will take you to have a closer look at the tea trees and teach you how to perform a tea ceremony. Bid farewell to Maokong on the gondola to have last glimpse, let’s have some snacks at Shenkeng Old Street! The stinky tofu can be notorious, but it may be your new favorite.

*Escape the city and see a different side of Taiwan on a day trip
*A great introduction to local culture for first-time visitors
*Sample the local delicacy of stinky tofu
*Tea culture exploration

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What to Expect
  • - Thousand Islands Lake: start our tour with brilliant mountain view
  • - Maokong Tea farm: taste tea-flavored delicacy
  • - Maokong Gondola: see the lush undulating terrain under your feet
  • - Chih Nan Temple: explore the Taoist culture at the temple built on the hillside
  • - Shenkeng Old Street: taste the must-try Taiwanese street food
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  • Thousand Islands Lake
  • Thousand Islands Lake, also known as Qiandao Lake, is a hidden treasure in Shiding. The lake is a gem reflecting emerald luster while the tea trees are beryl spotting around the lake. Together they make the most dazzling scenery in New Taipei. To enjoy a pleasant morning, visitors view the panorama on the platform with some local street foods.
  • Maokong Tea farm
  • Maokong is famous for the tea and mountain view. The tea farms here are famous for Bouzhong tea and Taiguaning. There are many teahouses with diversified styles. We will take you to one of the teahouse to have lunch then try tea-brewing with splendid mountain view. After lunch, we will take a stroll in the tea farm to take a close look at the cultivation and visit Tea Promotion Center to learn some knowledge about tea and the tea ceremony.
  • Maokong Gondola
  • Take a gondola to the next stop, Chih Nan Temple. On way of cable car, you can overlook the Maokong area. If you don’t fear of height, then you
  • Accommodation N/A
  • Food $200NTD discount for tea-brewing
  • Admissions N/A
  • 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 / English-Speaking Licensed Guide / Passenger Insurance / Tax
  • Availability Departs daily (Except Monday)
  • Pick up point Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Taipei City
  • Group size 1-8 people
  • Book at least 3 days in advance
  • What to bring Please provide your name, passport number, date of birth to us for traveler insurance. Please wearing comfortable walking shoes. In summer, don’t forget to apply sunscreen and wearing sunglasses and hat. In winter, don’t forget to bring a jacket and umbrella. Reminder: Overtime fee will be charged on-site by the guide.
  • Cancellation Policy 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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