In Search for Surreal Sea of Stars
A 5 Day 4 Night Group Tour
Immerse yourself in the unique tranquil surroundings of Matsu Islands, step upon the northernmost frontier of Taiwan, and search for fluorescent Sea of Stars for a truly surreal vacation that you will remember for life.
This Matsu 5D4N Group Tour invites you to fall in love with Matsu by getting to know their historic Mindong-style settlements, military attractions, and granite coastlines. What’s more, we especially included nighttime boat rides to look for Sea of Stars.
Why should you travel with us?
✓ Our travel secretaries are all former flight attendants.
✓ Expert local guides.
✓ 40 professional photographers.
✓ Tour guide system.
✓ No forced shopping stops.
✓ Never accept commission from the destination spots.
Photos of attractions and restaurants are for reference only.
Matsu Sea of Stars
Sea of Stars refers to a natural phenomenon created by little marine creatures that emit blue fluorescent lights when disturbed by ocean waves.
Taima Star Cruise
Because of heavy fogs, flights to Matsu are regularly delayed or canceled, that’s why we chose to travel by cruise instead.
Keelung Evergreen Laurel Hotel
On the 18th floor of Keelung Evergreen Laurel Hotel, feast on the freshest seafood while enjoying the beautiful night-time views of Keelung Harbor.
Dongyong Lighthouse was built in late 19th century by British engineers. This white lighthouse has been designated as a third-grade national ancient site.
The Beigu Islet is the northernmost territory under Taiwan’s jurisdiction. However, the islet can only be seen during low tide.
Legends say that during the Qing dynasty, pirates invaded Dongyin and killed a local fisherman; his wife having no escape from the pirates, threw herself on the rocks below. The cliff is named in memory of her sacrifice.
Thread of Sky
This sea trench is squeezed between two vertical rock faces, with a narrow line of the sky above and the sea below.
Sanshan Stronghold is still the most important defense base of Dongyin Island and continues to protect the Southern Sea Area of Taiwan.
Daqiu is located to the north of Beigan, adjacent to Gaodeng. In the past, it has been both home to civilians and a post for the military,
Bird Watching at Beigan Island
Here you can see Thalasseus Bernsteini, the kind of seagulls that is very uncommon all over the world!
Qinbi has the best-preserved eastern Fujian-style buildings in all of Matsu, and it is much favored by local and foreign architectural, cultural, and artistic circles.
Nangan’s Beihai (North Sea) Tunnel is a five-star tourist site.
Cannon 240 in Matsu
Tunnel 88 was finished in 1974 and named Tunnel 88 to commemorate Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek’s 88th birthday. Today the main tunnel is used to store jugs of old wine.
Lin Yihe Factory
This distillery not only offers classes for making the famous Matsu wine but also serves delicious food that goes very well with wine.
This restaurant located in a historic Mingnan styles house is extremely popular among foodies. For those who want to try authentic Matsu cuisine, Hogo Grandma is the best choice.
Sengnong Hotel Nangan
Sengnong Hotel Nangan is the hotel with the most rooms in all of Matsu County. Featuring a nostalgic setting and friendly service offers a comfortable lodging choice.
Jinsha was originally named for the fine golden sand (jinsha) that covered its beach; the writing of the name has changed, but its pronunciation remains the same.
Luoshan Nature Trail
In earlier times the Luoshan Nature Trail, running between mountain and sea, was a path used by oystermen and fishermen. Monsoon winds that sweep the route of the trail have limited the growth of ground cover,
Zhen Shan Mei Restaurant
Delightful seafood cooked in true Matsu style. Every dish is prepared with loving attentiveness and seasoned to perfection.
Qingbi Pirate House
The finest workmanship is seen in a house built during World War II by the director of the Beigan unit of the Peace and National Salvation Army, a man named Chen Zhong-ping. Today, it is called “Pirate’s House.”
Qiao Zai Village
No. 151, Qiao-Zai Village is the registered residence of Sheng-Tong Day in Matsu!
Chinbe Aegean Sea
A bed and breakfast you must stay when traveling around Matsu.
Just Coffe Hostel
Long-He Mindong Restaurant
Day 1: Buffet Dinner at Evergreen Laurel Hotel Keelung / Keelung Night Market / Departure to Matsu via Taima Star Cruise
17:00 Gather up at exit no.2 of Zhongxiao Fuxing Taipei Metro Station.
18:00 Enjoy a buffet dinner at the 18th floor of Keelung Evergreen Laurel Hotel. The food is delicious and the night views of Keelung Harbor add a romantic ambiance to your dining experience. Don’t forget to try their fragrantly sweet Chinese almond tea!
20:00 Keelung Night Market is one of the most beloved Taiwan night market. You can pick up snacks for your cruise trip or choose souvenirs to bring back home.
21:00 Gather at Keelung Harbor to prepare for boarding procedures. You will also receive the Tour System headphones and a complimentary L’OCCITANE toiletry set.
22:00 The cruise sets sail for Matsu.
Day 2: Dongyin Island: Dongyong Lighthouse/ Thread of Sky / Yanxiu Tidal Echo / Northernmost Frontier/ SanShan Stronghold
06:00 We step onto Matsu soil at Dongyin Harbour. After enjoying some refreshments at Royal Hotel Dongyin, let’s start exploring!
08:30 Dongyong Lighthouse is the northernmost lighthouse of Taiwan. Its white facade creates a picturesque contrast alongside the deep-blue ocean.
10:00 Observe dramatic cliffs at Thread of Sky, and Lienuyi Cliff.
11:30 Lunch: Qingye Restaurant has been serving Fuzhou-style cuisine for over 30 years.
13:00 Experience the power of ocean through your years at Yanxiu Tidal Echo.
15:00 Standing on the Northernmost Point of Taiwan, you will be marveled by nature’s wonders while looking at the tri-colored marble rock that stands tall against the waves.
16:00 SanShan Stronghold is an essential military base of Dongyin Island and also a top spot for enjoying the sunset.
17:00 Dinner: Zhen Shan Mei Restaurant
18:30 Rest at Royal Hotel Dongyin.
Day 3: Tunnel 88 / Linyihe Factory / Beihai Tunnel / Jingsha Settlement
06:30 Hotel breakfast.
08:00 We head towards Nangan Island by taking a ferry.
10:45 Sightseeing at Tunnel 88 and Matsu Distillery. Formerly used to accommodate military vehicles, Tunnel 88 is now a storage place for Kaoliang liquor. The tunnel’s constant temperature of 15-20 Celsius degrees makes it an ideal environment to preserve spirits.
12:00 Lunch at Linyihe Factory or Travel Hero House.
13:30 Explore the sights Beihai Tunnel and enjoy a Sanpam (wooden boat) ride through the historic tunnel.
15:00 Back at Lin Yihe Factory for a 90-minute rice wine making class, you can bring home one jug of authentic Taiwanese liquor.
16:30 Jinsha Village was named after its golden beaches. A quirky attraction of Jingsha Village is a public bathroom located inside a colorful military pillbox.
17:30 Dinner at Hogo Grandma, sample local dishes of Matsu.
20:00 Tonight, we will observe Sea of Stars closely at Beihai Tunnel, by rowing towards them on a sampan boat.
21:00 Have a good night sleep at Sengnong Hotel Nangan.
Day 4: Boat Tour Around Beigan Island / Qingbi Village
06:30 Breakfast at the B&B.
07:50 Ferry to Fu’ao Harbour of Beigan Island.
09:00 At Fu‘Ao Harbour we change boats and in the company of a local guide, embark on an excursion to discover the granite cliffs around Beigan Island.
10:00 Boat ride to Daqiu Island, a secret spot with charming views that only insiders know.
10:30 Take a stroll through Daqiu Island’s footpath; the views are breathtakingly beautiful. If you meet a Formosan sika deer, then feed them a deer cracker!
13:00 Back at Beigan Island, and we have lunch at Sea Dragon Restaurant.
14:30 Qinbi Village has the best-preserved Fujian-style buildings in all of Matsu, and it is much favored by architectural, cultural, and artistic circles.
16:30 Hike along Luoshan Natural Trail, a historic path used by oystermen and fishermen.
18:30 Dinner at Hong XinPing Seafood Restaurant.
20:00 Before ending the night, we board a boat to chase Sea of Stars one last time.
21:30 Rest at the B&B.
Day 5: Depature to Keelung via Taima Star Cruise / On Deck Entertainment
07:00 Breakfast at the B&B.
08:30 Prepare to return to Keelung at Nangan Fu’Ao Harbour, and board Taima Star Cruise.
12:00 Lunch on deck: Pork filled rice dumplings, and Yiping stew. We prepared some nostalgic Taiwanese cuisine with authentic Matsu-style flavors.
13:30 Enjoy a musical performance by Yuanxiang Dance Group. Join a singing and dancing party with people from the Amis Tribe.
16:30 Arrival at Keelung Harbour, the tour ends with the company of beautiful sunset views.
*On special circumstances, dining and lodging location might be changed into a different place of the same value.