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About the tour
About the tour Notes Cost details Transit
TWD $ 1,500 up

Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk

Taiwan | Taipei |

12 are interested with this tour

4 hr
1~99 for a group
Free pick-up service available
4Days prior to the tour for booking
Language: English

Tour Tags: Taipei Pingxi Shifen Sky Lantern Shifen Old Street Shifen Waterfall More

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TWD $ 1,500 up
Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk
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About the tour

Experience this iconic tradition of flying Sky Lantern

Enjoy a close-up and be amazed by Taiwan’s "Niagara Falls" – Shifen Waterfall

Guaranteed departure (from 1 guest)

Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available (within city limits)


Enjoy a thoughtful moment! Write your best messages on the lantern and send your wishes to God for yourself and beloved ones.

Only an hour away from the city center, Pingxi is a small old town rich with scenery and culture. The most well-known about this town is “Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival”, which draws hundreds of thousands of people every year.

In this tour you will learn about the history of Pingxi and have an opportunity to launch a Sky Lantern on the railway track.

Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning, then take a ride to the suburban area and start a nostalgic tour of Taipei.

There are three branch railway lines still operating in Taiwan: Pingxi Line in Taipei, Neiwan Line in Hsinchu and Jiji Line in Nantou. As time goes by, these three branch lines have turned into tourist railway lines.

Pingxi is one of these small towns that were once prosperous due to the coal mining industry in the 1960s. The last coal mine closed in 1997, many of the residents moved out, and these towns became silent and desolated. Even though the golden age may be long gone, Pingxi becomes well-known for being the film location of some movies and TV commercials.

Sky Lantern launch in Taiwan originates from Shifen in Pingxi District. Nowadays, the lanterns are used as symbols of peace and good fortune, the world-renowned Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is a big yearly event that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year. Today you have an opportunity experience this on the train track: write a message, light the lantern and watch it fly to the sky.

There are lots of shops that sell Sky Lanterns, souvenirs and traditional snacks along the train track, you may enjoy a little shopping before we head for the next stop – Shifen Waterfall.

Also known as Taiwan’s "Niagara Falls", Shifen Waterfall is the biggest cascading fall in Taiwan. It is also a popular scenic attraction and easily accessible by foot from Shifen Train Station. If the weather is good, it creates a rainbow as it splashes into the lake.

Your tour ends with return transport to your Taipei hotel in the noon.

Activity process

07:30 – 08:00 Pick up the guests from the designated meeting point

09:00 Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience

09:30 Shifen Old Street

10:00 Shifen Railway Station

10:10 Shifen Waterfall

12:00 Arrive hotel

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Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk
Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk
Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk
Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk
Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk
Notes
– Live commentary will be provided in both English and Japanese.
– This tour is not recommended to wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
– If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, in this case, the tour operation will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by e-mail or SMS.
– Please be ready at the meeting point on time.
– Please advise your designated meeting point (within in downtown Taipei City) and provide your SMS contact info or e-mail address. Tour operator will contact you directly and advise the pick-up time.
– The sequence and time of stay of tour stops might be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
– Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
Cost details

The cost includes :

– Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin Chinese/English/Japanese)
– Private local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
– Sky Lantern launching experience (3-4 people share 1 lantern)
– Local liability insurance


The cost does not include:

– Food and beverage
– Gratuity


Cancellation clauses

If make cancellation 4 days prior the departure day, 100% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 2 days prior the departure day, 70% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 1 days prior the departure day, no tour fee will be refunded.

If the activity is suspended due to the cause which can not be ascribed to the organizer, no refund will be issued.

Tripbaa will inform you of postponement or refund if there is any force majeure.

If the application for changing departure date is due to personal factors, it will be treated as cancellation and will be handled in accordance with the above cancellation policy.

Meet point:
Hotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City
Transit
Guests need to arrange their own transfer to the coordinate meeting point.

Contact

Email us:
service@tripbaa.com

Call us:
886-2-77299266(TW)
886-2-27173918(TW)

available time:
AM 10:00 — PM 18:00 (GMT+8)

Tripbaa Inc. Chairman: Owen Wang Contact: Kueiling Lin Address: 12F, No.197, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd. Songshan Dist., Taipei City 10579 Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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Contact

Email us:service@tripbaa.com

Customer Service Phone number:
886-2-27173918 (Taiwan)

Service Hours: 10 am - 6 pm

Tripbaa Inc. Chairman: Owen Wang Contact: Kueiling Lin Address: 12F, No.197, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd. Songshan Dist., Taipei City 10579 Taiwan (R.O.C.)

© 2015-2019 Tripbaa Inc. │ Web Design by Julyinfo.