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

  • Michelle Lui 27 Jan 2019
    A must do in Taiwan. Thanks to Klook, we were able to do this iconic activity hassle-free. We were picked up on time and our guide was very helpful and sharing tidbits of information about Taiwan. The release of the lantern was an awesome experience worth the travel. Our side trip to the waterfalls was also an amazing experience. Overall, its one of the top things to do #whenintaiwan

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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

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Transportation fees
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    • Accommodation
    • Personal expenses
    • Meal expenses
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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 half day tour
Explore Shifen Old Street, a famous destination for tourists who wish to see the Taiwan of the past
shifen train station taiwan
Shifen Railway Station was originally built for transporting coal but is now a famous tourist attraction!
sky lantern and souvenir shops at Shifen Old Street Taiwan
Get a chance to meet the locals as you peruse the wares of the various sky lantern and souvenir shops
Sky lantern Shifen Old Street taiwan
Participate in an age-old tradition as you release a sky lantern, a must-try for all visitors!
Shifen Waterfall bridge taiwan
Marvel at the spectacular sight of the Shifen Waterfall as you cross the suspension bridge
Shifen Waterfall taiwan
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
How To Use
  • 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 (131) 4.6
  • Michelle Lui 27 Jan 2019
    A must do in Taiwan. Thanks to Klook, we were able to do this iconic activity hassle-free. We were picked up on time and our guide was very helpful and sharing tidbits of information about Taiwan. The release of the lantern was an awesome experience worth the travel. Our side trip to the waterfalls was also an amazing experience. Overall, its one of the top things to do #whenintaiwan
  • Crystal Chor Ying 15 Feb 2019
    It was a great tour! The car picked us up at the door of our Airbnb and dropped us off at the same spot. The tour was perfect for those really wanting to go make a lantern wish and see the waterfall with no hassle. The tour guide was extremely friendly and was able to give the guide in English!
  • SIEW ANN 10 Feb 2019
    very good as the guide is very experienced and knowledgeable on history and current events. schedule is just nice and not rushed. just a side note that driver drove fast.
  • Tuan Hong 21 Jan 2019
    it is a really good and exciting tour. the tour guide (also the bus driver) is so super friendly and nice. strongly recommended.
  • Abigail 18 Jan 2019
    This is probably one of the may highlights of our second trip in Taiwan. The Shifen Half-day tour was brilliantly conducted by our tour guide, Mr. Felix Lao. Not only did he gave us continuous and informative inputs about the tour, he was very very accommodating and we highly recommend this tour by Mr. Lao.
  • Madelaine Barbara 15 Jan 2019
    We enjoyed the tour very much. Tony, the tour guide brought us to Shifen early so there were not much people in the area so we were able take good pictures. Very good timing. Good job Tony !
  • Marites 13 Jan 2019
    It was a good trip, tour guide Felix was very informative about Taipei. He is very nice too.
  • Allan Jr 12 Jan 2019
    Thomas, the tour guide, is a gentle soul. He has so much stories to tell. He even sang songs to us on the road so we wont get bored.
  • Armene 7 Jan 2019
    I am rating this as 1 not because of the experience itself but because of KLOOK team. I sent an email 48 hours before this activity cancelling this because my bf got sick. I did not get a reply and so i sent a text to the driver that we are cancelling, i did not get a reply as well. I was hoping for a refund or perhaps i can use the money on a different activity but no reply too! up to now, i have been sending email, its just so frustrating trying to explain that i did send an email 48 hours before this activity, hoping for a refund atleast of 50% but no reply or even explanation from your teAM.
  • Jindra 7 Jan 2019
    Service is on time. And having this tour booked ahead with Klook is nothing but a great help! The trip is eye opener and you'll really experience another side of Taipei. Thank you, Klook!
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