The most common enquiry we have received over the phone often has to do with price. It is true that all of us have a budget when we embark on a trip. However, price is always very dependent on many factors such as number of people traveling, places you travel to and type of accommodation. Most of the time, we are being benchmarked against the mass group tour’s price and was labeled as being “expensive”.
While we respect that most people have a budget and are budget traveler, (for thy information, I am always a backpacker and hence I know what it means to be on a budget), one have to be fair when you are making a comparison.
Group tour prices are always very attractive. For less than $1k, you get to travel round the island
in 8 days and it covers many places. However, what they did not tell you is, you are just one of the 40 passengers in a big coach, waiting to rush from one place to another. Of course, not adding that itinerary consists of some dubious shopping areas where every cent you spend, some parts of it goes into the pockets of the driver and guide. Regardless of the level of their service, you are forced to tip them. At the end of the trip, you do not have any memories of Taiwan. You only knew most time you are seated in the car, doing a trip marathon!
Now picture this, if you are just one of the 5 clients in a car, with a personal driver and guide
that allows you to spend as much time as you wish at certain places, or skip others if you would not like to go. You do not feel rushed and you have enough time to understand the culture, the people as well as sample the food. Tipping is discretionary, you only tip when the service is good. You have memories of Taiwan that last a lifetime. You remember the sky lanterns, the ethnic food and not forgetting the hospitality of the people. you love Taiwan!
The next time before you pay, check out what you are paying for.
Nothing beats a testimonial from a client who has recently returned and felt the trip was worth every cent she paid for. Check out what is the difference between the quality of tour service we offer:
My overall rating for Taiwan Free and Easy is 5/5. The service was great, and it met out expectations despite us being skeptical at first. The driver S was excellent. Thumbs up for him and there is nothing negative to comment on him. He is very attentive, responsible and often went the extra miles!!
He will drive us to places with nice local food and upon request he made effort to drive us to places we interested in without any complains. (Even some places not mention on the itinerary).
Accommodation at Yilan was great, my family enjoyed the hot-spring facilities over there. However, hotel in Taipei was slightly cramp. I do undertsand that most hotel near Ximending are slightly small. Overall still satisfied with the accommodation.:)
I will not hesitate to recommend Taiwan Free and Easy to my friends and relatives. Is definitely worth the price!
Traveled in April 2013
With 2 Other Relatives
Elycia Lee Zi Yu