Off Grid - Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Day Trip

Off Grid - Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Day Trip

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( 150 reviews ) star Day trip Taipei 1 - 8 watch_later 8 hours
  • Feel the roar of the Shifen falls
  • Admire spectacular Jiufen sunset skyline
  • Launch a beautiful sky lantern in Pingxi
  • Enjoy an authentic miner’s lunch
  • Relax and stroll through beautiful scenery
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will meet here: Taipei Main Station

What you can expect

The stunning waterfalls and areas of outstanding natural beauty at Pingxi, Shifen and Juifen are must-see highlights for any Taipei traveler. On this private tour you can enjoy them all, plus you can experience some off-the-beaten-track delights that only locals know about. Like the abandoned mines and deserted railway stations, places that Mother Nature is quietly reclaiming. Follow the sound of a whistling kettle to an old miners’ cafe where water for tea has boiled non-stop for 60 years. This is an area of dazzling beauty and awesome history.

Your private host can guide you to the famous waterfalls and also show you the surprises that lie beyond. Surprises that could never be found in a tourist guide book. Take a drive through the mountains, a hike up a hidden waterfall, and a stroll across a 128 meter suspension bridge.

But let’s get back to the stunning falls. As you approach Shifen Waterfall you’ll hear the thunder of the gushing river before you see the giant unbroken sheet of white water crashing onto the rocks below. On sunny days, the mists create rainbows in the blue skies.

After all the natural beauty and history it’s time to top off your tour with a view of the incredibly ornate Ah Mei Tea House. Why wait in line when your local host can guide you to the perfect seat to gaze out on the beautiful coastline? All you need to do is enjoy the view while munching on a delicious local treat: a Taro dessert served with shaved ice.

The local hosts on your private tour have all been carefully selected to share unique insights and personal anecdotes with you! Also, ask as many questions as you want. Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most.

Want to adjust your private experience to your preferences? No problem – let your host know what you would like to see or do and your private host will do his/her best to make it happen. Enjoy!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Main train station exit Y5
Stop 1
Discover one of Taiwans best kept secrets through the forest to find a picturesque waterfall
Stop 2
Take some time to enjoy the winding streets of Pingxi and let off a lucky lantern on the railway
Stop 3
Go through some caves and discover a little underground world
Stop 4
Admire a majestic temple between the mountains
Stop 5
Drive onwards to a peaceful village sitting peacefully beside the old mines and railway
Stop 6
Enjoy a minors lunchbox in a vintage restaurant
Stop 7
Make your way to the famous Shifen falls and wonder around the different viewpoints
Stop 8
Avoid the tourist crowds at Jiufen and take in a view of the teahouses in the evening light
Stop 9
Walk to the top of the town and enjoy a traditional dessert, prefer it hot or cold? You choose
End of the tour
Drive back in the comfort of your hosts car to the main station in Taipei

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
8 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Taipei Main Station
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkA Minors lunchbox
checkA famous Taro desert
checkA driver, car and parking costs

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.