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TWD $ 10,240 up

Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour

Taiwan | Chiayi |

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2 day
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Language: Chinese、English
TWD $ 10,240 up
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About the tour

Travel to Chiayi City in southern Taiwan to take the Alishan Forest Railway and experience the "highest” narrow-gauge mountain railway in Asia!

In the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area which is famous for its Chinese cypress trees, you will see tall, lush specimens of Taiwan red false cypress, Cryptomeria-like Taiwania, Taiwan yellow cedar, Taiwan hemlock, and other giant “sacred trees” all over the place.

Take the Sunrise Watching Train to the highest train station in Taiwan, Zhushan Station, from where you continue to the Mt. Ogasawara Viewing Lot to watch the amazingly beautiful Alishan sunrise.


Chiayi city, located in the south of Taiwan, was particularly prosperous during the Japanese administration period due to the trade and distribution of alpine forestry timber; so much so that it was even listed as one of Taiwan’s four major cities.

On this 2D1N trip you’ll experience the "highest" narrow-gauge mountain railway in all of Asia up close and personal: the main line and branch line of the Alishan Forest Railway, climbing from Chiayi Railway Station at only 30m above sea level to Zhushan Station at an amazing 2,451m above sea level(partly closed for the whole line). Along the way you’ll witness the changes in the forest as you climb higher and higher, while enjoying the striking beauty of the mountain and river valley formations.

In the afternoon, we will take a leisurely stroll along the two sections of the Giant Trees Plank Trail in the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area to the 36 Millennium Taiwan red false cypress giant trees, which are the oldest living cypresses in the entire Alishan region. In the early morning of the next day we will take the Forest Railway branch line to Zhushan Station where we will climb up to the Mt. Ogasawara Viewing Lot to enjoy the 360-degree view and the magnificent Alishan sunrise!

- About the Accommodation|Alishan National Forest Recreation Area-
# Accommodation Type: "Alishan Gou Hotel" or similar level of accommodation in Alishan National Forest Recreation Area; reservations will be made according to the situation.
# Room type: Website price is for a two persons room.
# Number of occupants: 2 adults
# If you need a 3 or 4 persons room, additional fees will be charged (no adjoining-room combination policy)

- About the costs|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders 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 -
▲ Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
The Alishan Mountain Range is one of the five largest mountain ranges in Taiwan. However, “Alishan,” which means “Ali Mountain,” is in fact not a single mountain, but rather refers to the entire mountain range. The area has been home to a rich stock of Taiwan red cypresses and Taiwan yellow cedars since ancient times. From 1912 until the late 1960s this was the site of the largest forestry center in all of Taiwan. The Giant Trees Plank Trail within the recreation area currently has two sections. Walking along the trail, you’ll encounter 36 red cypress giant trees that have survived through the centuries, reminders of the magnificence of these sacred trees.

▲ Alishan Forest Railway
The Alishan Forest Railway was built during the peak period of global railway technology. Four major engineering methods were used on this one railway. It has been a national level landmark of Taiwan’s cultural landscape, serving as a witness to the historic development of Taiwan's forestry sector over the past 100 years. During the rocking, swaying journey up from Chiayi you’ll see the changes of plant species as you pass through three different forest zones: tropical, warm, and temperate. The various track sections also have their own unique characteristics, such as a spiral section (Dulishan Station), and the horseshoe bend (Shuisheliao Station), making this railway journey a truly rare attraction.

▲ Alishan 8 New Scenic Spots & Attractions
The Alishan National Forest Recreation Area has many scenic spots and attractions. In addition to the railway, forest, seas of clouds, sunrises, and sunsets, which are renowned as the Alishan 5 Attractions, the Forestry Bureau has now packaged various other draws as the “Alishan 8 New Scenic Spots & Attractions.”

These are the Tashan Peculiar Rocks, Ogasawara Mountain, Shuishan Giant Tree, Xianglin Arch Bridge, No. 28 Giant Tree, Ciyun Temple Scenery, Shenyi Waterfall, and Alishan Sacred Tree Relics. These fascinating scenic highlights capture every tourist’s interest and imagination, slowing their pace in order to fully savor the unique and enchanting charms of these eight marvels.

▲ Mt. Ogasawara Viewing Lot
The Mt. Ogasawara Viewing Lot is the best place to enjoy the sunrise at Alishan. It offers a wide panorama, and has no dead corners. Not only will you have the chance to see the flaming sun rising out of the distant mountains, but from here you can even see all three major Taiwan mountain ranges at once (Central Mountain Range, Yushan Mountain Range, and the Alishan Mountain Range). On a clear day, you can even see the summit of Yushan (Mt. Jade), the highest peak in Taiwan.

Activity process

Day 1

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM Meeting Point: Forest Railway, Chiayi Railway Station

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM Alishan Forest Railway (Chiayi Railway Station > Shizilu Station)

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Lunch (Shizi Community, Chinese-style individual light meal)

01:00 PM – 01:30 PM Route (Shizi Community > Recreation Area)

01:30 PM – 04:30 PM Shouzhen Buddhist Temple, Xianglin Arch Bridge

Giant Trees Plank Trail (2) (total length: 450m) - No. 28 Giant Tree, Shenyi Waterfall, Alishan Sacred Tree Relics

Giant Trees Plank Trail (1) (total length: 600m) – Thousand Year Cypress, Kawai Shitarō Memorial Stele, Tree Spirit Pagoda, Xianglin Sacred Tree (Shenmu), Ciyun Temple Scenery, Alishan Museum

04:30 PM – 06:00 PM Forest Trail

Sunset at Tashan Peculiar Rocks (viewing point at entrance ticket office)

06:00 PM – 06:30 PM Check In

06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Dinner

Day 2

04:00 AM – 04:30 AM Take Forest Railway branch line to Zhushan (Zhaoping Station > Zhushan Station)

04:30 AM – 05:00 AM Route(Zhushan Station > Mt. Ogasawara Viewing Lot)

05:00 AM – 06:00 AM Watch sunrise at Mt. Ogasawara Viewing Lot

06:00 AM – 09:00 AM Breakfast (Mountain Ali Tea No. 35) / Alpine Botanical Garden

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Alishan Electric Bus (Zhushan Station - Zhaoping Station)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Check out

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Lunch (Chinese restaurant in Recreation Area)

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM Taiwan Pleione Formosana Story House / Alishan Salamander Exhibit Hall / Zhaoping Park

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM Route (Recreation Area > Forest Railway, Chiayi Station )

05:00 PM Forest Railway, Chiayi Station

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Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Chiayi|Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway and Alishan 8 new wonders|2-Day Tour
Notes
- 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, raingear, drink bottle, photography equipment, 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.
- In order to prevent the spread of rabies, visitors are prohibited from bringing mammals such as dogs and cats into the National Forest Recreation Area.
Cost details

The cost includes :

- Professional Chinese-speaking driver
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- English high-mountain 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 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:
Forest Railway, Chiayi Railway Station 8:30 AM
Transit
Forest Railway, Chiayi Railway Station 8:30 AM
Transportation to and from the designated Meeting Point must be arranged by participants themselves.

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.