Solo travelling can be a dilemma for me. I craved for the solo trip, the sense of freedom and adventure, yet I feel guilty about enjoying the moment without my family haha.
To be honest, the wanderlust in me tells me that the best holiday is the one without an itinerary. Backpack style, own-time-own-target OTOT.
To travel on my own is a luxury. We parents tend to focus everything on our kids and family first, and sometimes we neglect our own aspirations :p
Our kids are now bigger and I am glad that they prefer an adventurous itinerary over a 3D2N shopping trip, this really allow us to stretch our travel options (checkout our Chiang Mai or Sabah adventures!)
Biking, hiking, snorkeling, hot spring (they call it 泡汤, literally dipping in soup!) Too many family friendly activities in Taiwan.
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While researching for Taiwan attractions, we came across Round Taiwan Round (RTR, 玩島玩旅行社).
Besides the family friendly attractions, your usual 西門町 Xi Men Ding, 清境 Cing Jing or 阿里山 Alishan, RTR has more unique tours on their menu.
-Plucking Strawberries and Grapes in Miaoli
-White water rafting in Hualian
-Hiking in He Huan Shan or Taroko
-Para-gliding near to Sun Moon Lake!
There are a few ways to enjoy Round Taiwan Round’s packages. Whichever method is your preference, the website and detail descriptions make itinerary planning easier. We can even select a Mandarin or English speaking driver.
1)Private Tours – which offers total freedom, comfort and flexibility
Sky Walking in Nantou sounds cool!
2) Shared and custom itinerary, carpool with other tourists. Tripool allows you to choose your favourite attractions. Sharing can be more affordable for solo travellers and families.
Round Taiwan Round will recommend the best route to optimise your travel time. Sample “shared” Taichung and Nantou tour.
Tripool (sharing) gives you more options to customise your itinerary, but is only available for Jiufen and Taroko at the moment.
Sample Jiufen attractions which you can pick for your Tripool itinerary.
Just pick 5 or 6 attractions for a full-day itinerary (all looks interesting!)
3)Even if you are totally clueless, RTR has a “Smart Itinerary”.
In three easy steps, create your own itinerary!
RTR has an online agent to help with your queries too, itinerary planning cannot be easier.
Photos above are from my recent Taiwan trip (Facebook album). The other photos should credit Round Taiwan Round .
RTR makes travelling in Taiwan so easy, I might be tempted to extend my Taiwan holidays 🙂
ps.. GPS for sights above, top to bottom:
-象山 Elephant Mountain trail head (GPS 25.027377, 121.570769)
-鼻頭角 BiTouJiao (GPS 25.128797, 121.923279)
-十分Shifen (GPS 25.042294, 121.776472)
-基隆山Keelung Mountain trail head (GPS 25.111730, 121.847446)