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TWD $ 10,240 up

Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour

Taiwan | Pingtung |

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2 day
6~8 for a group
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Language: Chinese、English
TWD $ 10,240 up
Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
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About the tour

This trip takes you to the tropical resort of Kenting National Park at the southernmost tip of Taiwan, home to azure ocean waters and verdant mountains.

Now open for the first time for nighttime eco-tour excursions! Enter the Kenting National Forest Recreation Area at night and explore Kenting’s unique forest ecosystem, such as its uplifted coral reef forest and limestone terrain.

Each year, October is the season when migrating Gray-faced Buzzards cross the Hengchun Peninsula, and locals gather to admire hundreds of these spectacular flying buzzards hovering in the sky, telling one another the stories of people and buzzards in the old days.

Due to its special topography, climate, and human history, Pingtung County’s Hengchun Township (the southernmost administrative region in Taiwan) produced what were called the Three Treasures of Hengchun in days gone by: onions, sisal hemp, and Gangkou tea.


Each year in October, migrating Gray-faced Buzzards ride the northeast monsoon winds to visit the Hengchun Peninsula. In the afternoons the buzzards begin to look for short-term shelter spots to rest. A local tour guide will take you to a secluded private location in the Lide Community, where you can savor the refreshing coolness of the stream here while at the same time watching the Gray-faced Buzzards hovering above in the sky.

The Kenting National Forest Recreation Area has now been opened up for nighttime eco-tour excursions for the very first time. A lead guide from the local community will introduce the many highlights of the park to you, such as the uplifted coral reef at the A Thread of Sky attraction and krast landform and much more.

During the second day of the tour, learn about the Three Treasures of Hengchun (onions, sisal hemp, and Gangkou tea). Visit The Sisal Industry Historical Monument, with its old production equipment and machinery, to get first-hand understanding of the glorious history of the local sisal hemp industry. But it doesn't stop there; you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a true local-style onion-theme meal along with traditional Gangkou tea. And to round it all off, you’ll also have the chance to take part in a sisal hemp weaving DIY class.

- About the Accommodation|Kenting Chateau Beach Resort-
# Accommodation Type: " Kenting Chateau Beach Resort " or similar level of accommodation in Kenting 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 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|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
# 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 -
▲ Kenting National Forest Recreation Area
Some hundreds of millions of years ago the area occupied by today’s Kenting National Forest Recreation Area was a seabed paradise where corals, seaweeds, and shellfish lived in abundance. About 500,000 years ago the Eurasian Plate collided with the Philippine Sea Plate, causing the coral reefs that were originally on the seabed to be lifted up. These exposed coral reefs were afterwards slowly covered with dense mosses, mushrooms, and ferns, and eventually trees began to grow, becoming a tall and magnificent monsoon rainforest, the uplifted coral reef forest we see today.

▲ Lide Community
Every year around National Day in Taiwan (October 10), a large number of Grey-faced Buzzards (also known as “National Day birds”) fly over Lide Village, making it the largest spot for watching buzzards in Taiwan, attracting domestic as well as foreign birdwatchers to witness the countless take-offs and landings of these majestic birds. Furthermore, the best “secret” birdwatching spots along their route are usually in pristine forest areas. Among these are ghostly canyons and the Lanren Creek Waterfall, hidden among the canyon cliffs in the lush forest. The mysterious, silent atmosphere is pleasing to the soul.

▲ Three Treasures of Hengchun
The Hengchun Peninsula lies within Taiwan’s tropical zone, and has distinct dry and wet seasons, with powerful foehn or "katabatic winds" prevailing during autumn and winter. The special geographical location, climatic conditions, and soil quality has not only brought the Hengchun Peninsula natural beauty, but has also blessed the local residents with the Three Treasures of Hengchun, which have in turn brought a certain amount of wealth to them: onions, sisal hemp, and Gangkou tea.

The first attempt to cultivate onions on the Hengchun Peninsula was during the Japanese occupation period. The experiment was not only successful, but due to their high nutritional value, local onions became an important economic crop on the Hengchun Peninsula. The foehn mountain winds prevent the leaf veins of Hengchun's onions from growing high, so the nutrients are locked in the bulbs, resulting in well-balanced flavor and delicious sweetness.

Sisal hemp was also introduced during the Japanese occupation period, as the most suitable fiber plant for the local climate and soil. Before the invention of nylon, sisal hemp was in fact the main material for making ropes and fishing nets. Gangkou tea is the lowest-altitude tea variety in Taiwan. It has a notably bitter taste, high concentration, and a high resistance factor, and carries a delicate fragrance. Its lasting aftertaste adds to the uniqueness of this special tea.

Activity process

Day 1

10:00 Zuoying HSR Station (Meeting Point)

12:30 Lunch (Hengchun Town special light meal)

14:00 Lide Community: Watching buzzard arrival at secluded Lanren Stream

17:00 Dinner (Kenting special light meal)

18:30 Kenting National Forest Recreation Area Night Excursion (guided tour starting from Sheding Village)

22:00 Back to hotel

Day 2

05:30 Additional-fee outing-Route (Chateau Beach Resort > Sheding Park)

05:45 Observation of Gray-faced Buzzard biotope (Sheding Park Lingxiao Pavilion) (Additional-fee outing - if you join this outing, hotel breakfast will be changed to boxed lunch)

08:30 Eco-observation of Sika Deer in Sheding (Additional-fee outing - if you join this outing, hotel breakfast will be changed to boxed lunch)

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Kenting Beach Chill-Out Time

10:30 The Sisal Industry Historical Monument

12:30 Lunch (local onion-theme meal + Gangkou tea)

13:30 Yongjing Community: sisal hemp weaving DIY class / guided tour of community

16:00 Heading to Zuoying HSR Station

18:30 Zuoying HSR Station

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Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|2-Day Tour
Pingtung|Seasonal Events: Kenting Eagle Chasing and Hengchun Ecological Tour|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.
- During the nighttime eco-tour excursion, please do not use a flash when photographing animals, and do not try to touch animals or pick plants.
- 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.
- When entering any natural ecological areas, please avoid the use of perfume or other care products, don’t wear bright clothing, and wear long-sleeved garments and pants, to avoid being attacked by bees.
- 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
- 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:
Zuoying HSR Station, 10:00
Transit
Zuoying HSR Station, 10:00 AM
Transportation to and from the designated Meeting Point must be arranged by participants themselves.
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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.)

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