Price & Service

 

  • Three key mountain areas
  • SW Coastal for shorebirds
  • Remote islands 

 

How do we charge in tailor-made tours?

The price listed in the frontpage and the preset itineraries are specieal price for set tours.

For tailor-made tours we calculate price in different ways:

 Price = basic price per day per person  X  ( length of the tour + island extra expense )

  • Basic price per day per person: varies by the group size and season
  • Length of the tour (day)
    • Full day: any day with accommodation
    • Non-full day (2/3 day): a day without accommodation but longer
      case 1) drop in Taipei city in late afternoon
      case 2) meet in the airport late and drive to birding site to rest
  • Island extra expense:
    • Lanyu island: counted as 0.5 extra day
    • Kinmen island: counted as 1 extra day
    • Matzu island for migratory passerines (Dongying and Nangan):  counted as 1 extra day
    • Matzu island for Chinese Crested Tern (Beigan and Jiuguang): counted as 1.5 extra day

Basic Price for Tailor-made Tours

In USD. Single room supplement: 60 USD per person per night.
# of Birders123-45-67+
Vehiclesmall carsmall carvanvantwo vans or bus
High Season
(Mar-May & Nov)
725375300275contact
Low Season650350275250contact

Real Cases

Case 1:  We meet the birder on Monday morning and guiding till Sunday afternoon.

It would be 6 (Mon-Sat) + 2/3 (Sun) = 6  2/3 days.

Case 2: We pick the birders up in the airport on Monday late afternoon and drive to Taichuang for rest without any birding. Then we finish the trip in the train station on Wednesday evening.

It would be 2/3 (Mon) +1 (Tue) +2/3 (Wed) day = 2  1/3 days.

Case 3: The 10 day tour with Lanyu island. Starts in the first morning and finish the trip in the airport in late afternoon.

It would be 9 (full day)  + 2/3 (half day) + 1/2 (Lanyu extension) days.

 

What does the price cover

Including

  • Guide fee
  • Driver’s salary
  • Accommodation of guide, driver and clients
  • Transportation
    • Car rental, gasoline, parking fee, toll fee

  • Extra domestic transportation
    • Airplane or ferry to island
  • Entrance ticket
  • Food
    • breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Local travel insurance and tax

Excluding

  • Coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips

 Vehicle

The guide drives the vehicle in small group numbers (1-2) 

We hire independent driver when we use van to improve the quality of the tour

  • Small Car: Toyota VIOS or similar model.
  • Van: Volkswagen Transporter T5/6, Hyundai Grand Starex or similar model.
  • Bus: 20-25 seated bus.

Food in Taiwan

We would use local restaurants serving Taiwanese food

Please let know any special requirement such as more Western food, vegetarian or gluten-free food

  • Timing of the Breakfast: Depends on the timing of the sunrise and what bird we need, we might have breakfast in the hotel or picnic breakfast. If we have breakfast at the hotel, usually we will go birding before breakfast.
  • Taiwanese Breakfast: Lots of the hotel will serve Taiwanese breakfast: porridge and various vegetarian dishes including some green, gluten, tofu, eggs, soy bean milk and instant coffee. If you don’t like that, we can prepare picnic breakfast and skip the Taiwanese breakfast.
  • Picnic Breakfast: Some hotel place they will serve simple western food such as roasted bread and jams. Picnic breakfast would be some bread bought in the convenient store or bread store and beverages. One free beverage or coffee would be served. We would prepare hot water to make hot tea or coffee as well.
  • Lunch: We would use the small restaurant, roadside stalls or convenient stores if we are in a hurry. One bottle of free alcoholic-free beverage would be served.
  • Dinner: We would always have dinner in the restaurants. Most of time we would use Chinese restaurants. If there is any Western restaurant available in that region, we might use that. One bottle of free alcoholic-free beverage would be served.
  • Coffee and Ice Creams: We would visit convenient stores quite often to use the restroom or take a break between three meals. You have to pay your coffee and ice creams.
  • The cost of the alcoholic beverages: The price of the beer is about 40-120 NTD, the wine in the convenient store is about 300-500 NTD.

Accommodation

Every two clients share one twin room and the guide and the driver share another twin room

  • Room Type: The default is every two people share a room with two beds, it would be quad or twin room.
  • Hotel Level: We will use 3-4 star hotel in downtown. In the rural region we will use simple lodge/homestay (usually 2-3 star level) running by local people, it’s would be clean and neat.
  • Single Room Suppliment: USD 60 per person per night.
  • WiFi: Depends. If you can’t live without the Internet, it highly recommends renting a WiFi router in the airport.
  • Towels: You only have to prepare your own towels if you travel to offshore islands such as Lanyu.
  • Soap and shampoo: Every hotel and lodge/homestay they would provide basic free soap and shampoo.
  • Bottled Water: The hotel we use would provide free bottled water or drinking fountains. However, we recommend to carry your water bottle.
  • Water Dispenser: Almost in every public building and hotel we can find the water dispenser to fullfill our water bottles.

 

Travel Insurance

All the trip will organized by local legal travel agent with travel insurances

  • Incensed Tour Guide: Every tour we would use licensed tour guide
  • Legal Rental Vehicle: We would use legal rental vehicle with licensed drivers.
  • Travel Insurance: NTD 2 million liability & NTD 200,000 medical insurance per person.