Explore Every Corner of the Archipelago
A 6 Day 5 Night Group Tour
Embark on a complete exploration of the Matsu Archipelago, 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 6D5N 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.
The Beigu Islet is the northernmost territory under Taiwan’s jurisdiction. However, the islet can only be seen during low tide.
Dongyong Lighthouse was built in late 19th century by British engineers. This white lighthouse has been designated as a third-grade national ancient site.
Dongyang Mountain Walkway
Dongyang Mountain Walkway was constructed in 2009 and is one the top modern attractions of Matsu. Hiking along the walkway is the best way of enjoying the beautiful views of Dongju Island.
Mysterious Little Bay
Viewed from a certain angle, the sea-eroded pillars, and trenches of this mysterious little bay lying south of Fuzheng Village give plenty of range to the imagination.
Sanshan Stronghold is still the most important defense base of Dongyin Island and continues to protect the Southern Sea Area of Taiwan.
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.
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.
There is a local saying in Dongju: “Fuzheng in the summer, Dapu in the winter.”
Bird Watching at Beigan Island
Here you can see Thalasseus Bernsteini, the kind of seagulls that is very uncommon all over the world!
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,
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.
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 between 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 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 making 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: DongYang Mountain Walkway / Mysterious Little Bay /Dapu Village / Caipuao /Tianwo Village / Dongju Lighthouse / Fuzheng Village
06:00 Hotel breakfast.
07:00 Ferry to Dongju Island.
08:30 Hiking along Dongyang Mountain Walkway is a good way of taking in all the surrounding beauty.
10:30 Mysterious Little Bay, one of the most popular natural attractions of Matsu
11:30 Lunch at Matsu Hometown B&B and Restaurant.
13:00 Dapu Village is home to traditional Mindong-style houses. The local Xiancao Jelly is a must-try dessert.
14:10 Ferry to Xiju Island.
14:35 Caipuao is a famous seaweed harvesting spot and a scenic shore with interesting geological phenomena.
15:00 Tianwo Village used to be known as the “Ximending of Xiju” because it used to be where the military men came for leisure. Nowadays, the streets are less busy, but the houses still offer a glimpse of the past.
15:30 Strolling along 14 Sentry Trail is the best way to get a panoramic view of Xiju island.
16:00 Qingfan Village is the main business district of Xiju. It is less crowded than it used to be, but the ancient houses offer a nostalgic atmosphere.
17:10 We take a ferry back to Dongju Island and visit the Dongju Lighthouse. The dusk views around this site are very romantic.
18:00 Fuzheng Village exudes an isolated and romantic air that is exotic even for Taiwanese people.
18:30 Dinner at Matsu Hometown B&B and Restaurant.
20:00 Tonight we will rest at one of the B&Bs of Matsu, but before that, we take a trip to the shore to find Matsu Sea of Stars.
Day 5: Boat Tour Around Beigan Island / Daqiu Island / Qingbi Village / Luoshan Natural Trail
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, 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 6: 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 a company of beautiful sunset views.
*On special circumstances, dining and lodging location might be changed into a different place of the same value.