Shifen Half-Day Guided Tour with Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 5 Hrs Duration
  • English / Chinese / Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Explore the rich heritage and natural scenery of northern Taiwan and capture great memories
  • Make your own sky lantern and write your wishes on it before launching it into the sky
  • Experience the nostalgic ambience of Shifen Old Street and the refreshing feel of Shifen Waterfall
  • Grab some local "xiaochi" snacks and souvenirs from the many restaurants and shops in town
Most Recent Review

  • 16 Nov 2018
    great experience... we were early in shifen so less people... tiring in shifen falls but worth it... just beware, a snake pass through the path i was taking going to observation deck... so better keep safe and dont stay on grassy area..

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  • Half Day Tour

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Transportation fees
    • Services of an English, Mandarin & Japanese speaking guide
    • Sky Lantern (3-4 people share a lantern)
    • Insurance

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Accommodation
    • Personal expenses
    • Meal expenses

    US$ 47.00

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Transportation fees
    • Services of an English, Mandarin & Japanese speaking guide
    • Sky Lantern (3-4 people share a lantern)
    • Insurance

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    • Accommodation
    • Personal expenses
    • Meal expenses
What To Expect

Experience the old-world charm of Shifen and Pingxi and get to make your very own sky lantern in this half-day guided tour. A friendly, local guide will pick you up from your hotel in downtown Taipei and whisk you off to the Pingxi District of New Taipei City. Here you will get a chance to participate in a local custom that has been practiced for over hundreds of years: building a sky lantern. Once used as a signaling system for those living and working in the railroad industry, today you can paint your wishes and prayers onto the lantern before releasing it towards the sky. After this creative exercise, you will then explore Shifen Old Street, a collection of lanes and alleys in and around the Shifen railway station area. It’s a great place to grab some “xiaochi” snacks and quirky souvenirs. Your final stop is the scenic, 40-meter tall Shifen Waterfall, located 30 minutes away by walking northeast from the train platform area. Be sure to capture all your memories and keep snapping away with your camera!

Shifen Old Street
Set by the railway station, Shifen Old Street is lined with sky lantern and souvenir shops
Pingxi Sky Lantern
Take part in this centuries-old custom and send colorful lanterns floating skyward
Shifen Train Station
Shifen Railway Station was originally built for transporting coal but is now a famous tourist attraction
Shifen Waterfall
Trek to Shifen Waterfall and witness how a rainbow forms as water splashes into the lake
Activity Information
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  • You will receive a confirmation email and ticket instantly after booking
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Hotel pick up time: 7:30am-8:00am
  • Pingxi sky lantern experience
  • Shifen Old Street
  • Shifen train station
  • Shifen Waterfall
  • Please note that this itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions on the day of the tour (especially on weekends and holidays)
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 2-11
  • Infant ticket: Age 0-1
  • There will be plenty of walking throughout the tour so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please follow tour guide’s instruction and arrive on time
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Pick Up Details:

  • Hotel pick up time: 7:30am-8:00am
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time and location in advance
  • Hotel pick up & drop off service is available only for customers staying in downtown Taipei
  • Pick up from Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District and New Taipei City is not available
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (96) 4.7
  • fatima 16 Nov 2018
    great experience... we were early in shifen so less people... tiring in shifen falls but worth it... just beware, a snake pass through the path i was taking going to observation deck... so better keep safe and dont stay on grassy area..
  • Lavinda Stephanie 14 Nov 2018
    Nice area didn’t expect lanterns to be so big Shifen was lovely. The waterfall was nice just the issue of no stopping to get lunch had to do it when walking. You were on your own most the time
  • GABRIEL ANTON 14 Nov 2018
    it was an awesome experience that it non apologetic but simply a cure for simple joys
  • Catherine 12 Nov 2018
    The very essence of this tour is the convenience of getting picked up and dropped off in your very own hotel. Our tour guide was good. Made it easy for us to experience the sky lantern with joy, gave us tips where to go take pics of the railway and bridge. The Shifen waterfall was another delight with a bonus of rainbow to take photos with.
  • JANE 8 Nov 2018
    We enjoyed the trip but the time is not enough to enjoy the scenery.
  • Faye 8 Nov 2018
    picked us up on time. tour was well organized! had a really great time!
  • Ed Mark 7 Nov 2018
    One of the best tour guide. Very informative and talkative tour guide. Shifen will be the best tourist spot, we love the lantern experience since my friend lost her daughter and able to write her feeling thru lanter.
  • Francis Karl 7 Nov 2018
    super convenient for a minimal cost. tour guide was very accomodating.
  • Charity Joy 5 Nov 2018
    It was a great activity to the. The guide was english speaking and the transport is great. It lacks additionl info like a map of the meet up place.
  • Bambi 5 Nov 2018
    Thomas with Edison Travel was an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable and informative! He took us to a shop where they took plenty of photos of us releasing the lanterns! He explained the four faced diety on the way to the waterfall and aloud time to make wishes if you wanted.
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