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Date : November 9-11, 2015 (Monday-Wednesday)
Meeting Point?
1F Lobby, Taipei International Convention Center
Dress Code? Casual dresses and comfortable shoes

* Please note that shuttle bus will depart on time. Kindly arrive the meeting point no later than Gathering time.

* The minimum number on all optional tours is 30 persons. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel a tour if minimum numbers are not met, and participants who book these cancelled tours will be advised for an alternate tour or will be provided a refund (with no credit card charge ).

* The estimated exchange rate is USD 1: TWD 31

* The quote listed below is TWO persons per room. Single rooms are available by request with additional charge (varied by the routes).To request single room(s) and/or roommate, please contact the Secretariat at acem2015@gisgroup.com

Route Itinerary Fee Departure Date

Remarks

Tour 1
(Half Day)
The Gold Museum & Jiufen Old Street NTD 1,300
(approx. USD 42)
November 10 (Tue)

Including:
�tour guide
�lunch
�insurance

Tour 2
(Half Day)
City Culture Tour NTD 2,700
(approx. USD 87)
November 9 (Mon)
Tour 3
(One Day)
Yingge Old Street, Yingge Ceramics Museum & Pottery Class NTD 2,500
(approx. USD 81)
November 9 (Mon)
November 11 (Wed)
Tour 4
(One Day)
Yehliu Geopark & Juming Museum
?This tour is cancelled due to renovation of Juming Museum between November 2, 2015 and February 7, 2016."?
NTD 3,000
(approx. USD 97)
 
Tour 5
(One Day)
Yilan & National Center for Traditional Arts NTD 2,700
(approx. USD 87)
November 10 (Tue)
November 11 (Wed)
Tour 6
(Two Day)
Puli, Sun Moon Lake & Lukang town
(The quote is two persons per room; single rooms are available by request with additional NT$ 1,800 per person.)
NTD 6,600
(approx. USD 213)
November 10 (Tue) Including:
�tour guide
�breakfast
�insurance
�accommodation
November 11 (Wed)
Tour 7
(Two Day)
Kenting National Park & Kaohsiung City
(The quote is two persons per room; single rooms are available by request with additional NT$ 1,200 per person.)
NTD 10,500
(approx. USD 339)
November 10 (Tue)
November 11 (Wed)
Tour 8
(Three Day)
Alishan & Sun Moon Lake (only on Nov. 10)
(The quote is two persons per room; single rooms are available by request with additional NT$ 4,000 per person.)
NTD 12,500
(approx. USD 403)
November 10 (Tue)
Tour 9
(Four Day)
Puli, Sun Moon Lake & Kenting National Park
(The quote is two persons per room; single rooms are available by request with additional NT$ 3,600 per person.)
NTD 14,000
(approx. USD 452)
November 10 (Tue)
November 11 (Wed)
Tour 10
(Four Day)
Round Taiwan Island Excursion (only on Nov. 11)
(The quote is two persons per room; single rooms are available by request with additional NT$ 5,100 per person.)
NTD 17,600
(approx. USD 568)
November 11 (Wed) Including:
�tour guide
�breakfast & lunch
�insurance
�accommodation

Tour 1: Half-Day Tour - The Gold Museum & Jiufen Old Street(minimum of 30 attendee)
NTD 1,300 (approx. USD 42)

The Gold Museum & Jiufen Old Street
 Jiufen Old Street (????)
 The Gold Museum (?????)
Jiufen, overlooking the ocean, was once a gold mine and major coal production area in Taiwan. The gold is now gone, but this quaint old village continues to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past, and serves as an inspirational model for Hayao Miyazaki's film ‘Spirited Away.’

With plenty of historical, humanities and natural heritage, the Gold Museum is the first ecology museum in Taiwan. It lays special emphasis on heritage preservation, sustainable development; old buildings reuse as well as localized operations aimed at promoting regional development.

Tour 2: Half-Day Tour- City Culture Tour (minimum of 30 attendee)
NTD 2,700 (approx. USD 87)

City Culture Tour
 Longshan Temple (???)
 Dian Shui Lou (???)
 WangTea House (????)
Longshan Temple is a famous old temple in Taiwan. A visit to Longshan Temple gives delegates the opportunity to experience local people�s piety toward gods in traditional way and to appreciate the architecture and culture of the 270-year-old temple.
XiaoLongBao, the steamy thin-skinned dumplings with ground pork stuffing. Delegates will have a chance to try making these special dumplings in Dian Shui Lou, one of the restaurants that are most-famous for XiaoLongBao.
Oolong tea from Taiwan is known for its wonderful taste. In Taiwan, drinking oolong tea is a social affair that solidifies relationships. In this tour, delegates can learn about Taiwanese tea and try out different types of tea.


Tour 3: One-Day Tour- Yingge Tour (minimum of 30 attendee)
NTD 2,500 (approx. USD 81)

Yingge Tour
 Yingge Old Street (????)
 Yingge Ceramics Museum (???????)
 Pottery Workshop (????)
Yingge is a pottery town with several hundred pottery plants and equal number of pottery shops and is also the origin of the local ceramics industry. Today, the chimney of an old coal-fired kiln serves as its main landmark. There are over 100 stores on the old street, and each shop has its own characteristics with exquisite pottery works.


Tour 4: One-Day Tour- Yehliu Geopark & Juming Museum (minimum of 30 attendee)
?This tour is cancelled due to renovation of Juming Museum between November 2, 2015 and February 7, 2016."?
NTD 3,000 (approx. USD 97)

Yehliu Geopark & Juming Museum
 Yehliu Geopark (??????)
 Juming Museum (?????)
 Taichi Class (??????)
Yehliu Geopark, located in the northeast corner of Taiwan, offers stunning sea-erosion landscape. Over the years, the rocks were carved by wave-cutting, weathering and crustal movement, then formed into shapes resembling figures. The most famous one is the Queen�s Head, among others such as the Fairy�s Shoe, the Mushroom Rocks, the Tofu Rocks, and the Elephant Rocks.

Founded in 1999, the Juming Museum collects and presents Juming�s artworks. Ju Ming is globally famous for his sculptures and other artistic works. The entire museum is built on the side of a hill. Delegates can embrace the energy of nature while admiring the collections of outdoor sculptures, and also with the Taichi experience.


Tour 5: One-Day Tour- Yilan & National Center for Traditional Arts (minimum of 30 attendee)
NTD 2,700 (approx. USD 87)

Yilan & National Center for Traditional Arts One-Day Tour
 National Center for Tradition Arts (????????)
The National Center for Traditional Arts (the NCFTA) was established in January 2002 with the aims to protect and promote traditional arts, and to make traditional Taiwanese arts relevant to contemporary life styles and become recognized internationally. It is located by the riverbank of the beautiful Dongshan River in Yilan. In addition to organize displays and performances of culture and art, the center also provides a stage where performing artists can show off their creative works. Delegates can stroll casually among artistic creations, listen to elegant music, and enjoy exciting opera performances, and even participate in the process of artistic creation themselves.


Tour 6: Two-Day Tour- Puli, Sun Moon Lake & Lukang Town
NTD 6,600 (approx. USD 213)

Puli, Sun Moon Lake & Lukang Town
 Puli (??)
 Sun Moon Lake (???)
 Lukang Town (????)
Puli is at the center of Taiwan. With an elevation between 380~700 meters, Puli is a basin surrounded by rising & falling mountains, hills and farmland. The most famous tourist spots include the Puli Brewery Factory, Guangxing (Guangshing) paper Manufactory, and Chung Tai Chan Monastery; its special products (fine food) are wild rice stems, passion fruit, red sugar canes, rice noodles, and Shaoxing wine.

The Sun Moon Lake, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern part of Lalu Island is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake.

Lugang street is made up of the curved, red tiled lanes of today's Putou, Yaolin, and Dayou streets. Both sides of the streets are lined with newly renovated old style shop buildings that feature intensely interesting internal room layouts and old style exteriors. Here you can feel some of the atmosphere of old Lugang.


Tour 7: Two-Day Tour- Kenting National Park & Kaohsiung City
NTD 10,500 (approx. USD 339)

Kenting National Park & Kaohsiung City
 Kenting National Park (??????)
 Kaohsiung City (??)
The centerpiece of the Hengchun Peninsula is Kenting National Park, Taiwan's only tropical national park. Established in 1982, Kenting National Park covers a total area of 33,268 hectares of land and maritime environments. This is Taiwan's most densely populated national park, and it includes large stretches of agricultural land's providing visitors with a view of typical Taiwanese rural life. In addition, the national park includes mountains, forests, pasture, lakes, sand dunes, beaches, and coral reefs imply everything you could desire when you want to get up front and personal with Mother Nature.

Chengqing Lake is located in Kaohsiung City's Niaosong District. It is the largest lake in the Kaohsiung area, developed originally as a reservoir to meet the need for water for industrial use. Later on the lake was improved through environmental landscaping, until today it offers the beauty of a forested park. It was opened to the public as a tourist destination in 1960.


Tour 8: Three-Day Tour- Alishan & Sun Moon Lake (only on Nov. 10)
NTD 12,500 (approx. USD 403)

Alishan & Sun Moon Lake
 Alishan (???)
 Sun Moon Lake (???)
Alishan has one of the three mountain rails in the world and is very famous for the sunrise view and the cloud ocean. The clouds are so dense and thick that the mountaintops appear like islands on the cloud ocean. The best time to watch the cloud season is autumn and visitors can go to Ziyun Temple, Alishan Hotel, Alishan Rail Station, Zaoping Park and the first parking lot.

The Sun Moon Lake, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern part of Lalu Island is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake.


Tour 9: Four-Day Tour- Puli, Sun Moon Lake & Kenting National Park
NTD 14,000 (approx. USD 452)

Puli, Sun Moon Lake & Kenting National Park
 Puli (??)
 Sun Moon Lake (???)
 Kenting National Park (??????)
Puli is at the center of Taiwan. With an elevation between 380~700 meters, Puli is a basin surrounded by rising & falling mountains, hills and farmland. The most famous tourist spots include the Puli Brewery Factory, Guangxing (Guangshing) paper Manufactory, and Chung Tai Chan Monastery; its special products (fine food) are wild rice stems, passion fruit, red sugar canes, rice noodles, and Shaoxing wine.

The Sun Moon Lake, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern part of Lalu Island is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake.

Kenting National Park is the only tropical national park in Taiwan and it includes mountains, forests, pasture, lakes, sand dunes, beaches, and coral reefs imply everything you could desire when you want to get up front and personal with Mother Nature.


Tour 10: Four-Day Tour- Round Taiwan Island Excursion (only on Nov. 11)
NTD 17,600 (approx. USD 568)

Round Taiwan Island Excursion
 Sun Moon Lake (???)
 Kenting National Park (??????)
 Tainan City (??)
 Kaohsiung City (??)
 Hualien Taroko Gorge (???????)
The Sun Moon Lake, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern part of Lalu Island is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake.

Kenting National Park is the only tropical national park in Taiwan and it includes mountains, forests, pasture, lakes, sand dunes, beaches, and coral reefs imply everything you could desire when you want to get up front and personal with Mother Nature. Stops will be made at Oluanpi light house, Maopitou coastal scenic area and Kenting forest recreation area. Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway.

The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land", stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Siaoyeliou, Sansientai, Stone Steps, Caves of the Eight Immortals.

Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders.