Taipei tours and excursions
Tailor-made walking tours around night markets are available. Tours by Locals offer bespoke, themed tours, whether you're interested in food, shopping, or culture, led by local people.Website: http://www.toursbylocals.com
Day and night tours of Taipei and excursions to scenic spots is offered by Golden Foundation Tours, the largest tour company in Taipei.Tel: +886 2773 3266.
Sun Moon Lake
Sun Moon Lake is best as an overnight trip as waking up to the mist over the lake at Taipei's most luxurious hotel, The Lalu (www.thelalu.com.tw), is part of the experience. Temples dot the shore and a rowing boat takes you to tiny Lalu Island. Both tours are offered by The Golden Foundation (www.gftours.com.tw).
The spectacular marble canyon of Taroko Gorge in one of Taiwan's seven National Parks is the most popular day excursion. It includes a walk through tunnels and across a rope bridge below towering cliffs and visits to Taiwan's most picturesque temple.Tel: +886 3 862 1100.