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2 Day Pure Serenity and Relaxation Tour with Hakka Culinary Experience in Xinpu, Hsinchu County

The One, Jioucyonghu No. 32, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan

Tea Tasting and Culinary Vacation Taiwan

Relaxation is the new luxury, and this Pure Serenity at The One offers both in abundance. Guests will be brought to The One, a historic wellness spa that once acted as a private retreat for visiting dignitaries such as Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev. No longer a private retreat, The One is now open to those wishing to experience beautiful classical Chinese architecture surrounded by enchanting scenery. You’ll soak in a tea-infused medicinal bath in your private suite and have full access to everything The One has to offer, from perfectly manicured landscapes, Chinese gardens, traditional architecture, to multiple spa treatment packages. In addition to your day at The One, you’ll also enjoy a traditional tea tour in a beautiful tea factory surround by lush mountains and a delicious, healthy Hakka meal and lei cha experience in the historical Beipu Old Street.

Highlights

  • Tea-tour to Da Xi Tea Factory
  • Lei cha experience in Hsinchu’s Beipu Old Street
  • Exclusive tea ceremony featuring locally grown Oriental Beauty Tea
  • Outdoor yoga class and tea-infused spa bath
  • Transportation and English-speaking driver
  • Delicious farm-to-table Hakka meals
  • 1 night's accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


2 days with instruction
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (US$65 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Garden

Established in 1985, The One Nanyuan is the former retirement residence of United Daily News founder Wang Tiwu. The residence was planned and designed by Mr. Han Pao-te, who used ancient methods, combining Southern Chinese-style gardens and Fukienese architecture to create a classical landscape garden.

Program

Day 1: From city to countryside

You’ll leave the city behind as you head into the foothills of Taiwan’s central mountain range, stopping first at a traditional tea factory showcasing the best in Taiwanese and Japanese teas. After sipping tea by a tranquil pond, you’ll have lunch at an exclusive restaurant before continue to The One, a historic wellness retreat where Qing dynasty-style buildings sit gently in acres of sublime rolling hills. You’ll spend the rest of the day, evening and night, surrounded by sublime beauty and relaxing with medicinal spa baths and music.

  • Be picked up from your accommodation in Taipei
  • Tour the Da Xi Tea Factory, including a tea ceremony and full lunch
  • Check into The One with a welcome drink and tour of the ground’s sublime architecture and landscape
  • Exclusive tea ceremony featuring locally grown Oriental Beauty Tea, one of Taiwan’s most coveted teas
  • Farm-to-table dinner at The One
  • Relax with a bottle of wine and music (at guest's own expense)
  • End the day with a luxurious soak in your own private medicinal spa bath featuring medicinal herbs and teas

Day 2: From Hsinchu to Taipei

Everyone relaxes at their own pace, so on the second day, you’ll have the option of greeting the day with an outdoor yoga class or by sleeping in. The One prides itself on serving meals made with local, natural, and organic ingredients, so there’s no reason to rush through breakfast. Afterwards, return to your suite to relax more, or spend the rest of the morning strolling the grounds of The One, exploring the classical Qing dynasty-style buildings and pavilions surrounded on all sides by bamboo gardens and endless nature. After checking out of your room, you’ll head out to the Beipu Old Street and enjoy traditional local lei cha (ground tea) with seasonal local snacks for lunch. You'll drive back to Taipei City in the afternoon.

  • Optional 07:30 outdoor yoga class
  • Breakfast at The One
  • Spend the morning relaxing and exploring the grounds at The One
  • After checking out, head to explore Hsinchu’s Beipu Old Street
  • For lunch, you’ll enjoy traditional local leicha (ground tea) with seasonal local snacks
  • Drive back to Taipei City in the afternoon

Note: In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, My Taiwan Tour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.

Included excursions

  • Tour to the Da Xi Tea Factory
  • Explore Hsinchu’s Beipu Old Street

Location

Food

You will be served farm-to-table meals. You will also enjoy local leicha (ground tea) and seasonal local snacks during your visit to Hsinchu’s Beipu Old Street.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Spa treatment can be booked upon request (additional fee will be charged).

What's included

  • Tea-tour to Da Xi Tea Factory
  • Lei cha experience in Hsinchu’s Beipu Old Street
  • Exclusive tea ceremony featuring locally grown Oriental Beauty Tea
  • English-speaking driver and guide
  • Basic English-speaking yoga instructor
  • Transportation listed in the itinerary
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • 1 night's accommodation

What's not included

  • Any additional spa treatments at The One
  • Pick-up service from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
  • Gratuity

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). The cost is 50 USD per 5 seater car. Transport service only accepts 2 people with 1 piece of 28 inch (70x48x30cm) luggage and 1 piece of 22 inch (55x40x20cm) luggage.

Airport: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Airport transfer available: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (US$65 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

This tour is available from September 4, 2018 to March 31, 2019 with arrival on Thursday to Sunday. Please select an arrival date below.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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