When the Portuguese revealed Taiwan to the western world, they dubbed it “Formosa” – The Beautiful Island. Although, in a modern era, Taiwan is best known for its political defiance of mainland China, the island has a wealth of natural resources, including some of the most stunning mountain landscapes and birds in Asia. Taiwan is a continental island, lying 160 km off the coast of China, formed by the action of tectonic plates on the eastern edge of the Asian shelf; this dramatic uplift has given it the most remarkable topography. Although only 400 km long and, on average, 150 km wide, the island rises from a shallow western coastal plain to reach 4000 m at its highest peak.
In addition to the stunning landscapes Taiwan boasts friendly people, stunning culture and a cuisine that is second-to-none when it comes to tastiness, so all and visitors no matter what your particular bend are in for a great experience.
We currently offer one birding tour and one photography tour to Taiwan: