Excursion Details

Yang Ming Shan Hot Springs & Yehliu Geographic Park (Guided in English)

KE1-130 | Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Yang Ming Shan National Park/Yehliu/Hot Springs Yang Ming Shan National Park/Yehliu/Hot Springs
You will see:

    Strenuous Includes meal

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 7.5 hours

    Max. Group Size: 40

    Tour Overview

    Towering mountains in green hues, lush mystical forests, deep rivers and gorges, steaming natural hot springs and moon-like landscapes; these are the wonders that Taiwan offers those willing to explore its natural beauty.

    You can do just that during this full-day adventure that begins at your pier in Keelung. Accompanied by a knowledgeable and friendly guide, you will set out on a scenic journey across the area's gorgeous countryside. As you travel, your guide will fascinate you with tales about the area's culture, history and geological make-up.

    Your destination is the Tienlai Hot Springs Resort - nestled among the verdant slopes of Yangmingshan National Park - where you will have two hours to luxuriate in the outdoor, hot springs pool there!

    Taiwan is positioned on the "ring of fire" which encircles the Pacific Rim, along the border of a series of tectonic plates. Though the volcanoes of the park are now extinct, beneath lies a huge reservoir of magma, which pushes heat up through rocks to the surface, emerging as hot springs and steaming fumaroles.

    So slip into your swimsuit and experience firsthand what the Taiwanese have enjoyed for centuries; the luxury and relaxation of hot-spring bathing. You'll be enveloped by the soothing, milky waters of the mildly alkaline, sulfuric hot springs that some believe have healing powers.

    As long as you're indulging your body, enjoy the delicious offerings of a sumptuous, buffet lunch, served to you at the resort. Appetizers, main courses, local dishes, dessert and beverages. You'll come away quite satisfied.

    Re-board your motorcoach for a drive to one of Asia's most unusual landscapes: Yehliu Geo Park, famous for its spectacular and bizarre rock formations. Yehliu is a cape that stretches from mountains 1,700 meters into the sea. Walk along this lunar-like landscape that abuts a pounding sea and feel the amazing, raw power of the millions of years of geological forces that have shaped it.

    Have your cameras at the ready as you encounter honeycombed rocks teeming with ocean life, rocks in the shape of ginger roots, candle rocks with their ball-shaped cores, and over 180 mushroom rock formations. Amongst them, you'll find Yehliu's most iconic landmark, the Queen's Head Rock, resembling the profile of an Egyptian Queen. There are others with specific names like Beehive, Elephant and Fairy Shoe. Let your own imagination run wild, as you explore the curves and shadows of the rocks to see what familiar shapes you can find here. Perhaps even name a few yourself!

    Prior to your return drive back to your ship, visit the gift shop to purchase souvenirs to add to the photographs and memories you'll take home with you after your day exploring Taiwan's natural wonders.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    Depart from ship and drive to Tienlai Hot Spring

    Details:
    Travel time: 01:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:02:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):20
    Total number of steps:15 Notes

    Elevator

    Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

    can be slippery

    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):0 Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:No
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Buffet lunch at the Tienlai Hotel

    Details:
    Transport type:Walking
    Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):10
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):0
    Air conditioned?:Yes

    Visit Yehliu Geographic Park

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:50 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:01:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):600
    Total number of steps:20
    Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

    uneven surface

    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):0 Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Currency accepted:TWD Credit cards accepted: No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:50 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Walking distance (yards):0

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    Bring your bathing suit, a towel and a bathing cap if you wish to soak at the hot springs. Changing rooms, lockers and showers are available at the Hot Springs.

    Child Price:

    12 years & under only

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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