From Taipei: Yangmingshan National Park Hiking Day Tour
- Duration: 9 hours
I travel a lot, and I’m not exaggerating - Mr Vincent is the best guide I have ever come across! communication, punctuality, flexibility, safety - absolutely nothing to complain about. He is kind and professional, also we had a great intellectual chat about life! :) At the beginning at the trip I only had a list of places I wrote down from reading on the Internet, but as we were getting from a place to a place, I started working out what I preferred to see, and Mr Vincent had no problem changing the itinerary on the go. He even fed me a delicious peanut candy! all the best and I’m definitely asking Mr Vincent to take me on another trip when I come back to Taiwan!
Our guide and driver was Hicks and he is amazing. He is on time, very patient, takes awesome photos, drives well (really rad driving skills), has great energy and attitude, did his planning for all the places we wanted to visit. He facilitated our entire day to make sure it went smoothly and got us to all the places of interest before the sun set. A whole day of driving and hiking did not faze him and I think we were more tired than he was, somehow. Definitely will recommend him to my friends and family when they visit Taipei.
We had an amazing day with our guide, Jimmy Lin. He was well-informed and very passionate about his job. He told us he wanted to treat us like VIPs, and he did. He gave great advice about Taipei and other aspects of our trips. He gave us a wealth of information, but also allowed us to explore on our own. This tour allowed us to see so many different sights in a day. If we had been by ourselves, we never would have been able to access so many areas. It was an amazing day!
Great tour with the best part being the thermal bath at the end. Be prepared to be naked among strangers and in a non-mixed bath. But believe me, it's worth putting your shame aside and enjoying the place in the middle of nature. Besides, we were a small group (only 4 people).
Caleb was a fantastic and thoughtful guide who tailored the trip to our interests. We told him we love eating most of all and he stopped in "tofu" Street for us on the way back to taipei, which was delightful.