Ripple Tours: Flavors of Taiwan

  • Shifen Waterfall

  • Pingxi Sky Lantern

  • Ximending

  • Xiao Long Bao Cooking Class

  • Milk Tea Making

  • Pineapple Cake Making

What’s Included

  • Airfare w/ taxes

  • Fullboard meals

  • 4-star hotel accommodation 

  • Tip & Gratuities

  • Travel Insurance

This Christmas break, embark on a 4-day gastronomic adventure in a country that is so passionate with their food. Try different specialty dishes for each meal and participate in 3 cooking demonstrations (Xiao Long Bao, Milk Tea and Pineapple Cake). We also get to see the a 6-hectare flower bed in Taichung and the magnificent rock formations in Yehliu. Take a short trek to see the Shifen Waterfalls and get a chance to light a sky lantern to make your wish come true. All these and more in this jam-packed adventure.


Upon arrival, we transfer to the city of Taichung where we will visit the beautiful Chungshe Flower Garden. Step into a 6-hectare flower bed with different species in bloom. They also have different backdrops on display that make the place Instagram-worthy. Then our culinary journey begins as we get a hands-on experience on MilkTea-making, Taiwan’s well-known drink. After that, we visit a local bakery where we will experience how to make Taiwan’s famous Pineapple Cake. We cap-off the day with dinner in Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese restaurant which has been included in the Michellin guide book.


Today, we go out to the suburban part of Taipei and travel to Yehliu Geographic Park. Yehliu is famous for its natural rock formations which are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. Next, we go to Shifen. See their famous waterfall, also known as the “Niagara of Taiwan”, a 40 metre tall waterfall that creates a rainbow as it splashes into the lake, widely regarded as the most scenic in all of Taiwan. Not too far away is Shifen Old Street which is by a railway station. Here you can purchase different colored papers (each symbolizing something that you wish for) and turn it into a Sky Lantern that you can set off to the sky to symbolize your wish coming true. We end the day at Ximending Shopping District. This pedestrian shopping haven is one of the city’s culture centers where you can try different streetfood and clothes.


Make sure to take a light breakfast today as our first stop will be the Binjiang Fruit & Vegetable Wholesale Market. The locals come here often since the freshness of the produce is unquestionable. You may purchase and taste fruits especially their sweet atis. From there, we proceed to Addiction Aquatic Development. This place houses the freshest catch of seafood. Lunch here where you get to pick what you want to eat whether it be sushi, crabs, uni or other seafood delights. We hope you are still hungry in the afternoon because are scheduled for another cooking class. This time, we get to make the delicious Xiao Long Bao! More shopping awaits at Yongkang Street and for dinner, get ready for a mouth-watering beef noodle soup.


We start the day with a visit to a Jade Handicraft center where you see how this precious stone of Taiwan is polished into displays and jewelry. By this time, you must have already seen the Taipei 101 Building from afar. This is our next stop and it is the 2nd tallest building in the world! There are multi-level shopping malls and restaurants inside and you can also choose to go up the observatory deck (own expense) and have a panoramic view of the city. Enjoy a delicious peking duck for lunch. On the way to the airport, we stop by the Marty’s Shrine dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the country and a photostop at the 5-star Grand Palace Hotel.

Starting price for adults* $1,588.00 USD
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