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TWD $ 8,320 up

Taichung|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s|2-Day Tour

Taiwan | Taichung |

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2 day
6~8 for a group
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Language: Chinese、English
TWD $ 8,320 up
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Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area, in Taiwan’s central region, is home to diversified ecological resources. It is home to notably rich birdlife, and the chances of encountering the Swinhoe’s Pheasant, Taiwan Bamboo Partridge, and members of other Taiwan endemic species are high.

Dasyueshan, at an elevation between 2,000m and 3,000m, is home to giant Taiwan Cypress and Taiwan Red Cypress trees. Throughout the year thick cloud and mist linger, and when walking through the forest visitors can feel that they are immersed in phytoncides.

Once an important forestry center in central Taiwan, many forestry-related remnants have been preserved. Dongshih Forestry Culture Park, for example, preserved many early days timber processing sites for the visitors to reminisce.

Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area is located in a deep-mountain forested area in Taiwan’s Taichung City, about a two-hour drive from the urban center. The park has a rich forest ecology, with four forest zones: subtropical, warm, temperate, and cold. Each possesses its own unique arboreal ecology, providing a good habitat for wildlife. This is one of the best birdwatching areas in central Taiwan, with good chances of sighting Mikado Pheasant, Swinhoe’s Pheasant, and Taiwan Bamboo Partridge. The fauna ecology of the Dasyueshan forest nights is also rich, with appearances by Formosan Reeve’s Muntjacs, Formosan Serows, White-faced Flying Squirrels, and other denizens of the forest.

Dasyueshan was one of central Taiwan’s most important forest areas in days past. After logging operations ceased, the Forestry Bureau energetically engaged in cultural transformation and preservation efforts. What was the biggest lumber factory in East Asia in the 1960s was transformed into the Dongshih Forestry Culture Park, where precious historical relics and ecological resources from the forest products industry have been preserved.

- About the Accommodation|Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area
# Accommodation Type: " Log Cabin " or similar level of accommodation in Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area
# Room type: Website price is for a two persons room.
# Number of occupants: 2 adults (if two participants are not booked together, the travel agency will arrange room combinations).
# If you need a 3 or 4 persons room, additional fees will be charged (no adjoining-room combination policy)

- About the costs|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s 2-Day Trip-
# Infants under 2 years old: only insurance and administrative service fees are charged.
# Children 2-6 years old: no extra bed, but meals, vehicle, activities, and insurance fees are charged.
# Children over 7 years old: full adult price.

- Scenic Highlights -

▲ Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area
Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area boasts rich forest resources. The pristine forest is a great spring of phytoncides. Spanning low to high altitudes, it is home to four forest types, subtropical, warm, temperate, and cold – a quintessential band of Taiwan natural forest. Visiting the easy-touring trails in the park, you’ll be presented with such famed scenic spots as the Syueshan Giant Tree and the smaller Giant Tree. There will also be a high chance to encounter such avian denizens of the forest as the Swinhoe’s Pheasant, Taiwan Hill Partridge, and Taiwan Rosefinch.

▲ Syueshan Giant Tree
Along the Syueshan Giant Tree Trail, hikers pass through a mixed coniferous/ broadleaf forest featuring Taiwan Hemlock, Huashan Pine, and Taiwan Rhododendron. What strikes the visitor is the towering and majestic posture of the trees, and the luxuriant foliage of the Syueshan Giant Tree. Looking up at this great red cypress, which is around 1,400 years old, one cannot help but feel a sense of smallness and awe.

▲ Forest Bathing Trail
The natural forest here, composed of Taiwan Red False Cypress, Taiwan Cypress, Chinese Hemlock, and broadleaf trees, is characterized by its luxuriant original growth. The trail is primarily made of wood-plank walkways, sleeper stairs, and dirt paths, smooth and easy for walking. The vegetation structure of the forest interior is complex, and the birdlife is rich and diverse, with such residents as members of the Laughingthrush family, the Tit family, and the Grey-chinned Minivet. The middle and final part of the trail is one of the park’s few places offering predictable viewings of the Formosan Whistling Thrush, Little Forktail, Plumbeous Water Redstart, and other avian residents.

▲ Dongshih Forestry Culture Park
Dasyueshan was once an important central Taiwan logging center, which possessed the biggest 1960-era lumber factory in East Asia, and the first Taiwan logging center where mechanical felling was utilized. It was transformed into the Dongshih Forestry Culture Park. In keeping with the global eco-protection movement, this place has been crafted into a unique woodcarving eco-aesthetics park as well.

▲ Dongshi District
Dongshi District is the largest Hakka settlement in the central region. The majority of its residents are from the Hakka ethnic group, and Hakka life customs have been comprehensively preserved in this small town of simple, unsophisticated style.

Activity process

Day 1

09:30 AM Taichung HSR Station (Meeting Point)

09:30 AM–12:00 PM Route (Taichung HSR Station>Dasyueshan Visitor Center)

12:00 PM–01:00 PM Lunch (Chinese-style buffet in Dasyueshan restaurant)

01:00 PM–04:00 PM 43K Syueshan Giant Tree Trail (3km return) / Giant Tree

04:00 PM–05:00 PM Check In

05:00 PM–06:00 PM Dasyueshan Visitor Center, sunset and sea of clouds viewing

06:00 PM–07:00 PM Dinner (Chinese-style buffet in Dasyueshan resturant)

07:00 PM–08:30 PM Dasyueshan Night Probe

(Eco-tour observation of nocturnal animals including the White-faced Flying Squirrel, Formosan Reeve’s Muntjac, Formosan Serow, and Formosan Gem-faced Civet)

Day 2

06:00 AM–07:00 AM 43K Syueshan Cottage area (early-morning birdwatching)

07:00 AM–08:30 AM Breakfast

08:30 AM–09:00 AM Route (Visitor Center>Syueshan Giant Tree Trail)

09:00 AM–11:30 AM Syueshan Giant Tree Trail (3km return) / 50K Syueshan Giant Tree

11:30 AM–01:00 PM Route (Dasyueshan >Dongshi)

01:00 PM–02:00 PM Lunch (Dongshi Hakka cuisine snacks)

02:00 PM–03:00 PM Dongshih Forestry Culture Park

03:00 PM–04:30 PM Route (Dongshih Forestry Culture Park >Taichung HSR Station)

Taichung|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s|2-Day Tour
Taichung|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s|2-Day Tour
Taichung|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s|2-Day Tour
Taichung|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s|2-Day Tour
Taichung|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s|2-Day Tour
Taichung|Taiwan’s endemic bird observation with forest culture in the 1960s|2-Day Tour
- In order to ensure the safety of all tourists as well as the quality of the overall tour experience, participants must be sure to obey all instructions from the tour guide, and not leave the group without permission. Due to considerations regarding personal fitness, safety, and group return time, all matters will be handled with “tour guide direction” as the core principle. If at any time a participant leaves the group without permission, or ignores efforts at dissuasion, all costs and legal responsibilities that may arise shall be borne in full by the departing individual.
- Participants should be at least 3 years of age, children 3 to 8 years old must be accompanied by guardians, and seniors over 80 years of age must be accompanied by family members.
- As the destination consists mostly of a natural environment with wet and slippery trails, make sure to wear light and comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes. When walking on the trail steps, be particularly careful and pay attention to your safety.
- Generally, a chartered nine-seater van will bring you to and from the destination. Please gather at the designated Meeting Point on time on the day of the activity. In the event a participant must leave the group or cannot meet due to personal reasons, no refund will be granted.
- Please prepare your own sun protection, mosquito repellent, rain gear, drink bottle, and any personal medicines you may need.
- The itinerary may be adjusted slightly depending on the time of the tour, the weather conditions on the day, or other special and/or unforeseeable factors.
- Activity group formation: In the event that there are not enough participants for a specific trip to form a group, you will be notified before the trip to reschedule, or you will receive a full refund. In certain cases of force majeure such as typhoons, earthquakes, etc., the travel agency may require cancellation of the trip.
- In order to allow mountain forest lovers to fully enjoy the land, all participants must strive to avoid impacting the forest environment, so please abide by the Leave No Trace (LNT) code: adequate planning and preparation in advance, walking and camping only in appropriate locations, garbage disposal only in a proper eco-protection manner, maintaining the original appearance of the environment, minimizing the impact of fire on the environment, respecting wildlife and plants, and consideration of others.
Cost details

The cost includes :

- Professional Chinese-speaking driver
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Fuel cost for 9-seater van
- Road tolls
- Guided Commentary Service
- 1st Day: Lunch, Dinner
- 2nd Day: Breakfast, Lunch
- 1 night accommodation
- Package travel insurance
- National Forest Recreation Area admission ticket

The cost does not include:

Any expenses which are not specifically listed within this trip offer, out-of-pocket expenses, or any expenses additionally derived from the itinerary.

Cancellation clauses

If make cancellation 41 days prior the departure day, 95% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 31-40 days prior the departure day, 90% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 21-30 days prior the departure day, 80% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 2-20 days prior the departure, 70% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation 1 day prior the departure day, 50% of tour fee will be refunded.

If make cancellation at departure day, no tour fee will be refunded.

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.

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. 

Meet point:
Transportation to and from the designated Meeting Point have to be arranged by the participants themselves.

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