Magical Sky Lantern Tour

Activity New Taipei City Published on: 04-07-2016

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
First-time visit
Customer hotel
Highlight of the city
Cultural & Theme
Day Trip
Half day Tour
2.84 USD

Magical Sky Lantern Tour is good for

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Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Join us for a magical tour to the little, culturally-rich town of Pingxi. We’ll travel along the historic old Pingxi Railway Branch Line from Jingtong to Pingxi. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way as the train chugs through the lush Pingxi Valley, past rushing rivers and wooded gorges. Built nearly 100 years ago, the railway line has become a huge tourist attraction in recent years. But this tour is not just for idly watching from afar, we’ll also head to the Crags of Pingxi, for some exciting hiking. We climb up steep Mt. Xiaozi and Cimu Peak on narrow stone steps carved into the sheer rock face. With the help of fixed ropes the hike is always safe, but it is a challenge for anyone with a fear of height. After reaching the top of the mountains you’ll be rewarded with the splendid views of the mountainous Pingxi area. You can even spot the railway far below in the valley. Once a year, Pingxi is thronged with thousands of people during the Sky Lantern Festival, when thousand of lanterns are released into the sky. But you don’t have to wait for the festival. You can send a lantern with your wishes written onto it to the heavens at any time of the year.

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Why Magical Sky Lantern Tour is special ?

  • Take the railway branch line from the old mining town of Jingtong to Pingxi
  • Sample a traditional lunchbox meal
  • Go on a hike and face your fear of heights at Mt. Xiaozi and Cimu Peak
  • Release a sky lantern in Shifen village
  • See the amazingly beautiful Shifen Waterfall

What to explore at Magical Sky Lantern Tour?

  • 09:00 Pick up from your accommodation
  • 10:00 Hike up Mt. Xiaozi and Cimu Peak
  • 12:20 Lunch time at Jingtong Old Street
  • 13:00 Ride the train from Jingtong to Pingxi
  • 13:20 Pinxi old street
  • 14:00 Visit Shifen Waterfalls
  • 14:30 Sky lantern experience in Shifen
  • 15:30 Return to Taipei
  • 16:30 Drop off at your accommodation

Addtional information

  • Pick up point: Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Taipei City
  • Group size: 4~14 people
  • Book 2 days in advance
  • Cancellation Policy: This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Cancellation made less than 24 hours before departure is non-refundable. Cancellation made between 48~24 hours before departure will charge 50% of full payment. Cancellation made more than 48 hours before departure will offer full refund.


  • Food: A traditional miner's lunch
  • Admissions : Rail ticket(s) from Jin-Tong to Pingxi and sky lantern experience (2 sharing one lantern)
  • Transportation: 5-seater sedan/9-seater van/21-seater mini bus
  • Others: Please understand 45 minute hiking trail including steep stairs is required in this tour

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5.0 days
567.12 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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