Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour from Taipei


4 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Among all the tourist spots in Taiwan, Jiufen is definitely one of the top-rated. If you are planning on your first trip to Taiwan, you should add Jiufen Village to your bucket list. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to have a full-day tour, then this half-day tour to Jiufen Village and the northeast coast of Taiwan is perfect for you.

Free from the endless transfers of public transportation, you can travel around Taiwan’s northeast coast in comfort by joining this amazing and organized half-day tour: take in the picturesque scenery of Nanya Rock and the Bay of Two Colors; appreciate the melancholy charm of the Remains of the 13 Levels; and immerse yourself in the nostalgic atmosphere in Jiufen Village.

Inclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nanya Rock Area, Coastal Highway, Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

Your tour starts with a stop at Nanya Rock, known for its unique rock formations created by weathering and erosion for years. Most of the rocks lying along the coastline are sandstones and sedimentary rocks; because of the velocity on erosion and the resistance to erosion, the rocks are formed in different shapes, such as the Ice Cream Rock, the Bamboo Shoot Rock, and the Fur Seal Rock, providing perfect photo opportunities.


Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Yin Yang Sea, Shuinandong, Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

After Nanya Rock, you will pass by the Bay of Two Colors on the way to the next stop of your tour.

Bay of Two Colors, as its name implies, a bay where the sea is split into two colors—yellow and blue. The Chinese name “Ying Yang Sea” is given because the contrasting colors are associated with the Chinese yin and yang symbol. The process of natural mineral formation results in this unique phenomenon, “half golden, half blue” sea.

Stop At: Jinguashi 13 Ruins, Ruifang Dist., Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

Your half-day tour continues with a stop at the Remains of the 13 Levels in Jinguashi, a former copper smelter, which was built in 1933 when the Japanese people discovered and started the copper mining here. The copper smelter was closed in 1987 due to the decline of the mining industry. However it is a significant proof of the history of Jinguashi’s copper mining industry, and an iconic landmark of the northeastern area. Gaze at the remains from afar, this building is like an abandoned palace that is forgotten by people. Today it has become a popular spot for many dramas and advertisements shooting.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jiufen Old Street, Jiufen Old Street, New Taipei

Finally, the highlight of your tour—Jiufen Village, a hillside village that was once flourished in the 1940s due to the gold mining industry, and then fell into disrepair and decrepitude for years. Even though the golden age has long gone, this small village still has a lot of stories to tell.

The awarded movie “A City of Sadness”, directed by the famous film director Hou Hsiao-hsien, was shot there. Its unique historical background, the melancholic and emotional atmosphere attracted enormous global attention. The success of the movie also brought vitality to Jiufen’s tourism, making it the most popular destination in northeastern Taiwan.

Since you are in Jiufen, it’s recommended to have a cup of tea at a teahouse, where you can appreciate the picturesque scenery, and the freshly brewed tea at the same time. Besides the teahouses, here you can also tastes various local foods and buy souvenirs. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the traditional Jiufen dessert—Taro Ball!


Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Time of tour

01:00 PM

Meeting point

Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  • Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  • Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Free masks provided for travelers who do not have their own

Exclusions

  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
danielmencis78
August 2019

The overall tour was good, however the guides English was not great she tried hard but as she was trying to find the right words she made it boring.....

carsiaalik
April 2021

From Nanya Rocks to Jiufen, overall amazing experience! Worth the price and the view is just incredible. Would reccomend it to those that just wants to get away for a fresh breath of air and walk around historic sites. Our tour guide Tony was very helpful and nice!!

Kevin_L
December 2020

Tony was amazing! Loved the trip! The scenery was great and loved the view. Also it was the perfect amount of time at each location

roderickkc
March 2020

I forgot to ask for his name but he was very knowledgeable for the whole trip from the start of my trip to the end! I had a wonderful journey, given with enough time, like really enough time to walk around and enjoy the scenery! Quite a history on the Northeast Coast and Jiufen itself! I was ama...

Leoghaire
February 2020

We took this tour on a day-trip to Taiwan. It's a fast-paced tour that fits a lot in a short period of time. Tony, our tour-guide, was attentive, friendly, informative, and went out of his way to ensure we had a great experience. I would highly recommend the tour, and our guide Tony, to ANYONE...

cpmallory1989
January 2020

We had a wonderful visit to Jiufen, and the surrounding areas. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun to travel with (thanks Frank!). We got to see things we wouldn't have known about of we'd gone by ourselves, perfect for those new to Taiwan.

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