1-Day Pinglin & Elephant Mountain Tour from Taipei

Have a retreat away from the city’s hustle and bustle, and immerse yourself in tea aroma and natural greenery.

Start with a tea tour in Pinglin District, you will visit a tea factory and learn about the cultivation and making of Taiwanese Tea from a tea farmer. After that, enjoy the stunning scenery of Thousand Island Lake and the endless rows of tea plantation.

Then stroll along Shenkeng Old Street (Shenkeng Tofu Street) where you have an opportunity to try the famous “Stinky Tofu”. After lunch, take a relaxing hike along Elephant Hiking Trail. When you reach the top, you will marvel at the fantastic view that opens up before you.

Duration 9 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional tour guide service
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (downtown Taipei City only)
  • Local liability insurance
What's excluded :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pinglin, Pinglin, New Taipei

Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning, relax and enjoy a scenic drive along the mountain road to Pinglin, a rural district that is famous for growing Wanshan Pouchong Tea.

The tour starts with a visit to the local tea factory, where you will learn about the cultivation and making of Taiwanese Tea. The tea farmer will also teach you how to properly brew Taiwanese tea and the tips of tea appreciation.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Shihding Ciandao Lake, Shiding Dist., Shiding, New Taipei Taiwan

After that, take a short ride to Shiding District and visit the famous Thousand Island Lake. The catchment area of Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by hills creates this unique scenery – a lake with thousands of islands.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Bagua Tea Garden, Shiding Dist., Shiding, New Taipei Taiwan

The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing; the noted tea plantation Bagua Tea Garden is located in this area, too. From the top of the hill, the neatly planted rows of tea look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shenkeng Old Street, Shenkeng Street, Shenkeng, New Taipei Taiwan

Then you will move to Shenkeng District and visit the famous Tofu Street – Shenkeng Old Street. It’s one of the locals’ favorite for a weekend break, and also well-known for the smelly and delicious “Stinky Tofu”. If you are afraid to give it a bite, try some Tofu Ice Cream!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei Taiwan

Finally, you will head back to Taipei City and then take a relaxing hike along Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail. This mountain looks like an elephant’s head from a distance, hence the name. It is also a popular photo stop for a panoramic view of Taipei City, where you can even have a look at the entire building of Taipei 101.

After the tour, you may choose to disembark at Taipei 101 or the hotel you stay in Taipei City.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels in Taipei City Center. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. Exact pick-up time will be provided by local operator upon confirmation.
Departure Time :
7:30 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with knee problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Free masks are only available for those guests who do not have their own.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Edison Travel Service

Activity ID: V-3071P45

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