Coasting over Taiwan’s northern coastline via parachute is one way to take in the spectacular views, with an added adrenaline rush. Hiking up some classic, picturesque mountain’s like Teapot Mountain and Banpingshan are other ways. Luckily, both are on the ticket here, with a night in the historical mining town on the mountain, Jiufen.
Picked up from your location in Taipei after breakfast (on your own) at 8am. We will drive roughly 1 hour to the town of Wanli, where the coastline is in plain sight, prime to fly over.
Here we will get set up, briefed, and proceed to sprint off the mountainside towards the bright blue sea! The descent takes roughly 5 minutes, where we will float down in tandem over the beach where we eventually land.
The total time spent in Wanli is short but exciting! After paragliding we will hop in the transportation and continue on to the old gold mining town of Jinguashi. We will stop to have a brief lunch in town before continuing up the hiking trail to Teapot Mountain, which is named for the rock formation at the peak.
After Teapot Mountain, the trail continues to Banping Mountain, as well as Caiguangliao Mountain. We will take roughly 4 hours in the afternoon to go over these manageable peaks, offering incredible views of Taiwan’s coastline, distant mountains, and cities.
Once completed we will hop in the transportation and drive 20 minutes to the more famous old mining town of Jiufen, where we will spend the night.
Wake up in the old town of Jiufen, to walk the old streets and take in the beautiful views the mountain town has to offer. Try the different delicacies as we explore the alleys and hidden stairwells of the old town.
We will make our way up Keelung Mountain, for an amazing view with our lunch, before heading down and back to Taipei.
WHAT TO BRING:
Waterproof bag, small snacks, water for the car ride, hat for sun protection, suitable hiking clothing, sunscreen, local currency, insect repellent.
Paragliding, lunch (1), return transfer to Jiufen, accommodation, a TAO Adventure Guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Breakfast (2), Lunch (1), Dinner (1), water, snacks **We want you to have the option of eating whatever you like in the old towns, as the selection is amazing and would be a shame to keep it limited!
Daily based on minimum 2pax per departure. If you are traveling solo, no worries, just let us know and we can implement a single supplement surcharge.
Hikers and climbers with energy and skill. Good balance is a plus! A TAO Adventure guide who will be imparting knowledge on the local flora and fauna will accompany you.