Taiwan has been a popular destination for many in Asia for many reasons. It has a rich culture, good food, ethic minorities tribe, scenic spots as well as her people. It is well known in Asia that Taiwanese people are very friendly and hospitable owning to the rich influence from Japan.
Most tourists visit Taiwan employing the services of travel agencies, however, if you would like to see Taiwan from a different perspective, it is highly recommended that you organise a Taiwan free and easy private tour where you can only focus on the places you are keen to explore. You have the freedom of time you want to spend at each places.
Here’s some good tips to get started to plan a Taiwan free and easy private tour.
Demographics Of Group
Check out the demographics of the group. If you have a number of elderly, chances are you want to minimize walking to maximize the Taiwan private tour experience. Similarly, if you have a group made up mainly children, you would want to visit the many theme parks and fruit farms to make it more enjoyable.
Decide Places of Interest
The best thing about organizing your own Taiwan free and easy tour is that you decide where you want to go. No longer are you tied to the itineraries of mass travel group. You can also decide how much time you want to spend at certain places.
Some of the popular places in Taiwan include Hualien, Yilan, Taichung, Sun Moon Lake.
It may seem daunting to plan your own Taiwan free and easy itinerary. After all, you are not familiar with the places. An alternative is to hire a private tour planner and communicate your requirements. If you are looking for scenic places of interest or wanting to sample the various snacks at the night markets, let the tour planner know. They usually provide very personalised itineraries catering to the needs of the group.
If you have an uniform demographics in the group, it is possible to do a do-it-yourself (DIY) trip using the taxis, public buses, train and high speed rail (HSR). In fact, it would be a journey you would never forget. Taiwan has a well connected network of transport, and hence it is easy to get from places to places.
However, if you have a mixed demographics, is better that you have a private tour with your own driver that will drive you around. Not only will you save time, it is also more economical if you have a huge group.
Decide on the budget for accommodations and transportation. If you are engaging a private tour planner, be sure to communicate your budget constraints. If you are on a tight budget, you probably have to spend more nights in a local hotel compared to the local minsus where you can experience the hospitality of the local people. It is important to manage your expectations right from the start.
In conclusion, if you are going to plan your own Taiwan free and easy trip, be prepared to do a lot of homework before hand. Alternatively, seek the help of an experienced tour planner to make your job easier.