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Pinglin Tea Culture & Maokong: Guided Day Tour from Taipei + Gondola Ride

Discover Taipei's top three tea regions in a single day

Start time: 08:30
Duration: 8h 30mins
Live guide: English, Mandarin
Max group size: 18
Provider: Edison Travel Service Co. Ltd.
Registered address: 4F, No. 190, Song Jiang Rd., Taiwan, 10491, Taipei, TW
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Guided Day Tour from Taipei
Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin/English)
Maokong Gondola Ride Experience
Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance ticket to Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City
Local general liabilities insurance
Food and beverage
  • Soar above Southern Taipei on the Maokong Gondola, capturing scenic views
  • Feel the peaceful allure of Thousand Island Lake's beautiful scenery
  • Discover the rich culture and history of Taiwanese tea at the Pinglin Tea Museum

The exotic allure of Taiwan's renowned teas, like Tieguanyin, Wenshan Baozhong, and Oriental Beauty, calls tea lovers worldwide to go on an aromatic adventure. This guided tour to Maokong and Pinglin is the ideal escapade for both seasoned tea connoisseurs and fervent tea enthusiasts.

The trip presents a unique opportunity to engage in the intriguing Taiwanese tea culture, tracing its cycle from seed to cup. The tour starts with a fascinating Maokong Gondola ride, offering beautiful views of Southern Taipei from a high perspective.

Upon landing, a leisurely stroll awaits along either the Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail or the Maokong Zhangshu Trail. Each path unfolds scenic landscapes, begging to be explored. The expedition continues at the Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong, where the displays reveal the magical world of Taiwanese tea.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the pick-up time
  • Show your smartphone ticket to your guide at the pick-up point
  • Pick-up point: MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
  • Drop-off point: MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07) or Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)
  • The tour will be conducted in Mandarin, English, and Japanese (Japanese commentary will only be available on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting on April 1, 2024)
  • Vehicle type: 20-seater minibus or 9-seater minivan (according to the number of participants)
  • Make sure you have enough cash to cover your costs for food, drinks, souvenirs, tips, etc. Convenience stores and most of the eateries in Taiwan don't accept credit cards as a form of payment


  • 08:30: Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
  • 09:00-10:00: Local tea shop and tea factory in Pinglin District
  • 10:30-11:40: Thousand Island Lake and Bagua Tea Plantation in Shiding District
  • 12:40-14:30: Shenkeng Old Street (lunch on own arrangement)
  • 15:00-16:00: Elephant Mountain hiking trail
  • 16:30: At the end of the tour, you may choose to leave at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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