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Just 160 km south of Japan, Taipei is the commercial and cultural heart of Taiwan, or beautiful island (ilha formosa) as it was called by the Portuguese explorers who found it in the 16th century. Lush gardens, extraordinary vistas and steep gorges surround a modern city of warm and friendly people, excellent restaurants and hotels, and a nightlife that is the envy of Asia. Join us for 5 nights of fun in Taipei, or take advantage of your already included airfare and add an extension to Tokyo, Japan, known the world over for its modern sophistication, ancient culture and endless, fascinating contrasts.
Day 2: Taipei. Late afternoon arrival in Taipei, the vibrant, fascinating capital of Taiwan, where you'll find the world's tallest building in the very same city that only 30 years ago had rice paddies within its borders. Taipei is also one of the best cities in the world in which to taste foods from around the globe—and often at great value. So practice using your chopsticks and prepare to be welcomed by some of the friendliest people you could hope to meet. Transfer to your deluxe, centrally-located hotel. Grand Hotel
Days 3-6: Taipei. You'll have three full days to explore on your own. Your hotel is ideally located within short walking distance of many major attractions, as well as the best shopping and dining. Our Taipei representatives will be glad to make suggestions if you prefer to explore independently. To make the most of your visit and enrich your experience, our representatives will offer you a chance to join some exclusive excursions to the city's highlights as well as memorable evening activities. Breakfast provided.
Day 7: Taipei/USA. Today you'll be escorted to the airport and bid farewell to Taipei as you board your return flight. Your exciting journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today. Or, take advantage of your already included airfare and continue to Tokyo for a visit to another world-famous Asian capital. Breakfast provided.
Why not take advantage of your already-included international airfare and add a visit to Tokyo, located just a short flight away from Taipei. This bustling, dynamic city is ideally suited for independent exploration, or take advantage of optional tours.
Day 8 & 9: Tokyo. You'll have two full days to explore on your own or on various optional tours. Your hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city, within short distance of many major attractions, as well as the best shopping and dining. Breakfast provided.
Day 10: Tokyo/USA. Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight to the USA, arriving later today. Breakfast provided.
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