Discover the natural beauty of Taiwan by walking through revered Yangmingshan National Park and then enjoy the relaxing hot springs at a coastal resort.
Depart from the pier and drive inland to Yangmingshan National Park, an emerald-green wonderland of dense forests, volcanically formed mountains and natural hot springs. Unspoiled and protected, it offers a welcome respite from the metropolitan areas nearby.
Depending on where you walk in Yangmingshan Park, you may see towering bamboo, fruit trees in bloom, placid ponds and steam rising from the numerous volcanic springs. You may also catch sight of or hear the loud cackle of a Formosan Blue Magpie, a species of bird only found on Taiwan. Formerly known as Grass Mountain, this area has long attracted nature lovers, but it wasn't until 1985 that the park was officially established.
Next, you'll make your way to a local Taiwanese restaurant where you can linger over a traditional Taiwanese lunch before driving on to the Cal La Young Garden Resort in the Jinshan District. There are more hot springs here than in any other coastal district in Taiwan, and you'll have a full two hours to enjoy the therapeutic effects of the mineral-rich waters. It's an immensely relaxing experience that has been delighting the Taiwanese for centuries, and you'll soon understand why as you soak in one of the springs at the resort. Later, you'll indulge in a traditional Afternoon Tea and then rejoin your coach for the leisurely drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-3 hours of moderate to strenuous walking that includes numerous steps and some inclines. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Casual layered clothing that allows for free movement; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to soak in the hot springs should bring a bathing suit and bathing cap (caps are available for purchase on site). The hot springs are not recommended for those with high blood pressure, heart conditions or other serious ailments as the high temperature of the water may aggravate their condition.