If there is one singular destination in East Asia, far from the usual prejudices, it is the island of Taiwan. No man's land diplomacy, its status is controversial - both Chinese and deeply influenced by a half-century Japanese occupation - and the idea of it - big soulless cities and huge ubiquitous factories - is quickly dissipated as soon as the land of this magnificent country with its exuberant nature and extremely rich Aboriginal heritage is stepped on! It is not without reason that the Portuguese, when they arrived on the island, named it Ilha Formosa (the beautiful island). A land of human contrasts and nature, Taiwan's tour guide will take you from the north - its historic sites and steep hills - to the centre of the island where the flora, sometimes exuberant, sometimes alpine, covers the peaks of the Yushan National Park, which culminate at over 3,000 metres. A visit to the capital Taipei is of course essential (accompanied by his travel guide), for his Tower 101 long remained the highest building in the world. To the south between Kaosiung and Kenting, a tropical climate prevails, and underwater life is tremendously rich. Visitors to Taiwan often report the same impression: you come here a little by chance, you return there for love (and always with your favourite travel guide). 台灣歡迎您 ! Welcome to Taiwan!

What to visit Taiwan?

When to go to Taiwan?

When to go to Taiwan? There are two best times to discover Taiwan: March to May and September to November, when temperatures are mild. Avoid September and October, the typhoon season, which is particularly frequent and violent every year. In the best years, there are only one or two, but this number sometimes rises to a dozen... Winter (December-January) can be rainy in the north. When to go to Taiwan? In spring and autumn!

How to go to Taiwan? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

It is quite possible to go to Taiwan as part of an organized trip, with French-speaking tour operators covering the destination being legion! Whether it is a honeymoon, a family or friends' holiday, a discovery trip by car, any combination is possible to get to know Taiwan. Moreover, an organized trip often has the advantage of being cheaper than a self-organized trip.

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The average price of a France-Taipei flight is 600 euros in low season and 1,100 euros in high season. It should be noted that the price variation depends of course on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

Finally, it should be noted that it is now possible to transit through China, via Beijing, Shanghai or Canton, using Chinese companies.

Transport infrastructure in Taiwan is very good. The networks cover a large part of the country, which makes travel easier. Transport prices are moderate, especially bus fares. For a journey by metro, the price of the ticket is calculated according to the distance to be covered. The public transport network (buses, metros, ferries, etc.) is very well organised. On the other hand, private cars do not have the same efficiency, since traffic in large cities is very often congested by cars, taxis and scooters.

Prepare for your trip Taiwan

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Taiwan? There are two best times to discover Taiwan: March to May and September to November, when tempe...
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Weather forecast

Being straddling the Tropic of Cancer, Taiwan has weather related to its subtropical climate in the north and tropica...
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Budget

Taiwan's currency is the new Taiwan dollar or, in short, NT$. If the cost of living in Taiwan is incredibly low, espe...
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Formalities

To travel to Taiwan, no visa is required for a stay of less than 90 days. For European nationals, a valid passport is...
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Health

Heat. Taiwan's subtropical climate can be difficult for some people to tolerate, especially in summer. In case...
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How to travel by yourself?

The average price of a France-Taipei flight is 600 euros in low season and 1,100 euros in high season. It should be n...
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How to get organized?

It is quite possible to go to Taiwan as part of an organized trip, with French-speaking tour operators covering the d...
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Getting around

Transport infrastructure in Taiwan is very good. The networks cover a large part of the country, which makes travel...
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