Intrepid Travel has introduced Taiwan to its Asia programme for 2015.

The nine-day Classic Taiwan trip will allow travellers to discover the country's natural landscapes, thriving cities and rich history.
It begins in Taiwan’s capital, home to four million people, where the group can explore the city streets, sample local cuisine, relax in hot springs and take in the view from the 89th floor of the Taipei 101 Observation Deck.

From there, travellers will have the chance to learn the art of traditional papermaking at Sun Moon Lake, get a taste for rural life at Cingjing Farm and hike through the marble canyons of the Shakadang Trail.
Travelling north to Yilan, the itinerary then takes guests to the Yilan Whisky Distillery, followed by making candied fruits at the Candied Fruit Museum and sampling street food at the Luodong night markets.

Michael Edwards, the operator's regional director UK & Europe, said: “Taiwan has built a reputation for its manufacturing and technological prowess – but travellers on our new tour will discover there is far more to it.

“Our trip takes visitors off the beaten track to discover Taiwan’s diverse cultural heritage, stunning scenery and world class hot springs. It’s also an undiscovered mecca for foodies, from delicious traditional street food to haute cuisine hotspots.”
The break costs from £1,480 per person, including accommodation in small, authentic hotels and guesthouses; transport; most meals; and a local guide.

Departures are available from March through to October and group sizes are a maximum of 16.

For details see or call 0808-274 5111.

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