In Orchid island, residents lead a plain and hardworking life without rapid pace. The lifestyle here is casual and simple, which would make you feel time passes slowly. If you want to find somewhere to relax, there are many pavilions that are surrounded by the sea. Although the reception is unstable, people will get close without using phones.
Traveling is a best way for tourists to get closer to our earth, instead of only taking pictures. We learn the lifestyle of residents and see the mountains and the sea through their viewpoint.
And then, we live with the elders in the tribe. We work like Tao people, we eat like Tao people, and be Tao people for a day.
The culture of Tao, the breathtaking scenic, the agriculture, flying fish, and the lambs running everywhere, all of these are what make Orchid Island so fascinating.
Duration : 4 Days
Location : Lanyu Township, Taitung County
Number of visitors ：Minimum of 8 people，maximum of 12
Eligibility ：age above 8
Meeting time / place：
12:00 at Taitung Fugang Fishing Harbor. Find the counter of Green Island Star to get your ticket.( If you want to depart from Houbi Lake, please mention in the "Note" section when booking)
Returning Info： Day4 back to the Taitung Fugang Fishing Harbor at 17:30. ( September and October will be back at 17:00)
【4 days & 3 nights】
- Immigration Orchid Island, like we are going abroad
Arriving Orchid Island, riding on the scooter, we use the slowest speed to view this beautiful island.
- Go around the island
Besides keep riding, we listen to some stories to know how residents live here.
- Dinner time
All the ingredients from Orchid Island cooked in foreign flavors.
This is the first night in the itinerary. In the following nights, we will give you different feelings.
- Dongching night market
The only night market in the island is small but lively. You will have free time here.
- The real life in the tribe
We will do activities with residents in the tribe - " Iraraley "
We follow the guide, who grows up in Iraraley to know the culture of Tao people. From the beach, to the boats and the traditional house, maybe you will not receive a professional guide, but the stories she told are the real lives in the tribe and they follow all the rules last from ancient time.
- Traditional lunch box of Tao
when the men go working in the mountain or beside the beach, they will bring this kind of food for lunch.
- Find the secret places
We will bring you to some secret places where are not known by the tourists nor the residents. Let's go exploring and clean the beach at the same time.
★Parts of path are not easy to walk, please wear the shoes that can protect your feet. Also bring some clothes to change if you get wet.
- Dinner time
Second night in Orchid Island ! You can look forward to what the dishes we prepare for you !
- Free time for a morning
You have free time in this morning. You can find somewhere to relax or have fun in the sea. You can choose snorkeling, free diving, or scuba diving. (These activities need to pay extra. You can consider until the day before this morning.)
- Sea for the women
Residents grow many taros in Orchid Island. People in Tao say that "taro fields" are the sea for the women. Taros also play important roles in Tao's culture and lives. We will walk in the taro fields without wearing shoes and help taro farmers weed the fields. It's a special way to learn the knowledge about Tao and make you have strong connection with the lands.
- Dinner time
The third night, we eat at "home". The elder in Iraraley will invite us to have dinner in their house. They will prepare tasty dishes for us. The ingredients may not be expensive or delicate but all from Orchid Island and all dishes are full of sincere and enthusiastic.
- The last day, Travel around the island in different ways
To be honest, we never set the itinerary in the last day. Where we go or what we do are all different in every single itinerary. But you don't need to be worried, all you need to do is keep curious and believe us will not make you disappointed!
- Last lunch in Orchid Island
Enjoy the last meal here and you still have a few free time before leaving. Take a moment to say goodbye to this beautiful island.
- Return the scooter. It's time for leaving.
When the number of travelers match the minimum requirement for this trip, we will add you in the Line group about ten days prior to the departure to send notifications. so please make sure that you fill up the right Line ID when booking.
Minimum of 8 people are required to book tour. If total number of travelers do not match the minimum requirement for this trip, the tour will be cancelled and you will receive a notification e-mail or phone call 14 days prior to departure. you can claim for refund or reserve the fee.
- Please follow the rules of the guides. Local agency or guides will not be responsible for any injury resulting from traveler's violation of on-site regulations
If you can't arrive at designated location on time nor reach the island by yourself, refunds will not be granted.
According to the cancellation policy, administrative expenses should be deducted before refund.
In the event of a change in itinerary or cancellation due to traffic, weather, or any other unforeseen circumstances, travelers will be informed 1 day(s) (at 20:00 local time) prior to departure by Line group.
All photos shot during the itinerary may be displayed on web pages, social media, and advertisements.
If only one person wants to book a double room or three want to book quad, please send message to us before booking.
The dorm beds in hostel are 8 mixed dorm, please consider before booking.
－Drive to Taitung Fugang Fishing Harbor
－Take taxi from Taitung Train Station to Taitung Fugang Fishing Harbor.
（You can ask if anyone wants to take taxi together in the Line group.）
-It's not easy to remain the beautiful scenic in Orchid Island. Because of the isolated location and the inconvenient transport service, the culture of Tao and the environment are well-protected. The lifestyle and the cultural taboo are very different from Taiwan, please respect their special culture.