Intrepid Taiwan Real Food Adventure

Taste the many flavours of Taiwan, from Taipei, Jiufen to Yilan and beyond

Journey to the heart of one the most exciting culinary scenes in Asia on this brand new Real Food Expedition in Taiwan. From the fresh oyster omelette, mouth-watering sesame chicken and golden-brown fried taro balls served up in the night markets, to the many delicious incarnations of beloved beef noodle soup found all over the country, the Taiwanese approach to food is one of both modern flair and deep tradition. Join in street-level social enterprise in Taipei, roll your own Xiao Long Bao (steamed soup dumplings) in Taoyuan, and sample a great spread of local produce straight from the source in Yilan – from spring onion to organic tea to boutique whiskey. With must-see sights such as Sun Moon Lake and Taipei 101 included along the way, this Intrepid Real Food Expedition delivers the perfect balance of flavours in an often overlooked foodie paradise.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Dine at some legendary Taipei institutions, including the Ding Fung Restaurant and long-running Shin Yeh
  • Spend a couple of hours helping local ‘Sweet Potato Mamas’ ply their daily yam trade, a unique experience which also benefits single mothers through the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation
  • Take in the beauty of Sun Moon Lake from two wheels on an unforgettable bike ride around Taiwan’s stunning lagoon circuit
  • Enjoy several hands-on, behind-the-scenes food experiences in Yilan – visits to tea fields, a spring onion farm and a whisky distillery
  • Join a cooking class with the experts behind Make My Day Cooking Lab, with a local market tour included

Is this trip right for you?

  • We use mainly private transport between destinations on this trip to enable us to pack as many highlights as we can into each day.
  • When in Taipei you can expect plenty of walking and making use of the efficient metro system.
  • A good degree of fitness is recommended for this trip as there can be lot of walking involved. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 - Taipei
  • Day 2 - Puli
  • Day 3 - Sun Moon Lake & Yilan
  • Day 4 - Yilan & Taipei
  • Day 5 - Jiufen & Taipei
  • Day 6 - Taipei
  • Day 7 - Taipei
  • Day 8 - Taipei

Taiwan Real Food Adventure
From £1,560

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Whats Included
  • Meals - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transport - Private Bus, Metro, Public Bus, Bike
  • Accommodation - Hotel (6 nights), Guesthouse (1 night)
Included activities
  • Ningxia Night Market - Welcome Dinner
  • Taoyuan - Xiao Long Bao Cooking Demonstration & Lunch
  • Taichung - Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden
  • Puli - Traditional Home Cooked Meal with Family
  • Sun Moon Lake - Bike Ride
  • Sun Moon Lake - Picnic
  • Yilan - Spring onion farm & cooking class
  • Yilan - Whisky distillery
  • Taipei - Sweet Potato Mama Urban Adventure
  • Jiufen - Old Town Street Food Crawl
  • Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
  • Taipei - National Palace Museum
  • Taipei - Ding Tai Fung Restaurant (Lunch)
  • Taipei - Market Tour & Cooking Class
  • Taipei - Farewell Dinner

Important Notes

1. A Single Supplement is available on this trip.
2. A good degree of fitness is recommended for this trip as there can be lot of walking involved. Bring comfortable walking shoes.