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[Half-Day Tour] Chiufen Village (Group)

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Taipei

Chiufen Village | Pitou Cape | Nanya Rock Formations | Bay of Two Colors

Wander the narrow alleys of Chiufen Village (Jiufen Village) and try and imagine what this former gold mining center was like in its heyday. Shop for souvenirs, admire the many closely-packed buildings and get fabulous views of the ocean from this once-prosperous settlement. Then check out some of Taiwan's most beautiful stretches of coastline including the weird and wonderful Nanya Rock Formations and the Pitou Cape, both shaped by the powers of nature. Also view the Bay of Two Colors, which, as the name suggests, displays an unusual mix of colors in its waters.

Details

1:00-1:30 p.m. Taipei downtown hotel pickup

2:00 p.m. Chiufen Village (Jiufen Village, 九份) (about 3.5 hours)

First head to Chiufen Village, passing through Chinkuashih Village on the way. Once both gold mining centers, the gold is long since gone, but these villages offer wonderful scenery and glimpses into the lifestyle of the past.

Chuifen Village, dates back to the Qing dynasty and once housed just nine families. Upon the discovery of gold, however, it became a prosperous mining town until the 1950s. Famous for its teahouses and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, it was also the setting for the movie A City of Sadness which has increased its fame. Wander its old commercial district, pedestrian streets and narrow alleys amidst the closely-packed houses which cling to the steep mountainside. If you wish, you can also sample some local specialties or pick up some handicrafts or souvenirs in the many small stores.

Then head to Pitou Cape (Bitou Cape, 鼻头角), for beautiful views of the sea-eroded cliffs and of the geological formations which characterize this area of Taiwan's coast.

Also visit the Nanya Rock Formations, a diverse array of natural sculptures created by wind and waves which appear on the coral shoreline.

Your final stop will be the Bay of Two Colors where you'll view a peculiar mixture of blue and yellow in the sea, the result of large amounts of mineral deposits in the waters.

6:00 p.m. Transfer to hotel

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking guide service

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in details

What is excluded?

1) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Free cancellation for bookings cancelled at least 4 days in advance. If you cancel 3 days or less before your visit, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged per booking.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from downtown hotel. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide.

3.Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.All listed meals are Chinese food unless otherwise noted. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7.Children (2-11 years old and less than 1.4m tall) are entitled to a discount. Children under 12 years old but over 1.4 m in height may be required to pay an additional fee on site.

8.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.