Matsu Islands
Calm Islands with Captivating Military History

A 5 Day 4 Night Private Tour

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Why should you travel with us?

✓ All travel secretaries are former flight attendants.
✓ Expert local guides.
✓ Tour guide system.
✓ No forced shopping stops.
✓ Never accept commission from destination spots.

Comfortable airport shuttle.
✓ VIP Terminal Service available for additional purchase. Relax in the airport VIP lounge while a specialist takes care of airport formalities.

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With VIP Terminal service, you will go through customs at a private location with a specialist that will make sure the process is hassle-free and enjoyable.

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A specialist offer assistance with airport formalities including luggage check-in and immigration customs clearance.

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During your free-time before boarding the fight, relax at the lavishly decorated VIP Lounge equipped with internet service.

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The Lounge offers a wide selection of food, soft drinks, wines and cocktails.

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On boarding time, a private pick up service will transfer you to the boarding gate.

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Tour Highlights

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.

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For Sea of Stars to appear there must be strong southern winds to create big waves that will unsettle the creatures to emit fluorescent lights. The phenomenon is most likely to happen between the months of May and September.

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Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - MATSU SEA OF STARS│TaiwanDay
Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - MATSU SEA OF STARS│TaiwanDay
Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - MATSU SEA OF STARS│TaiwanDay
Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - MATSU SEA OF STARS│TaiwanDay
Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - MATSU SEA OF STARS│TaiwanDay
Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - MATSU SEA OF STARS│TaiwanDay
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Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - MATSU SEA OF STARS│TaiwanDay

Beihai Tunnel

Nangan’s Beihai (North Sea) Tunnel is a five-star tourist site. If you don’t come here, you haven’t been to Matsu! Beihai Tunnel runs from the Tieban Coast deep into the heart of the hills in a lattice shape.

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The depth of the water is 8 meters at high tide and 4 meters at low tide. The tunnel path is 700 meters long and takes about 30 minutes to walk.

With the exception of a small amount of explosives, all of the work was done by hand, which took 820 working days. The tunnel is truly an achievement of almost supernatural proportions. During the time when the clouds of war enshrouded Matsu, the army tried using Beihai Tunnel as an underground wharf for supply boats. The shadow of those days remains, in the reflections of the vast stone walls that waver on the channel waters.

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Matsu Islands: Calm Islands With Captivating Military History, 5 Days 4 Nights - BEIHAI TUNNEL│TaiwanDay
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Meishi Company

Home to a Black Dragon Cannon (240 mm Howitzer M1), one of the most precious possessions of the Matsu Islands.

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Daqiu Island

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,

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but with the migration of the residential population and the pullout of the Armed Forces, Daqiu has become the largest uninhabited island in Mazu which may be visited. In recent years, with the restoration of the footpath around the island and the successful breeding of the Formosan sika deer (Cervus nippon taiouanus) has turned the island a deer-watching paradise; if you arrive on Daqiu early in the morning, there’s a good chance you’ll see the beautiful sika deer. During the summer, you can also see terns soaring above the island, as well as nearby mainland China.

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Qinbi Village

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.

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It was originally developed in the late Qing Dynasty by the family named Chen from Fujian Province. The granite houses are stepped up the steep mountain, one orderly level above another. 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.”

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Love Chinbe B&B

Located in the picturesque Qingbi Village, Love Chinbe is a lovely bed and breakfast with a beautiful, rustic interior design that resembles a painting of Vincent Van Gogh.

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Tunnel 88

Opening the gate of Tunnel 88 is like opening the door to a secret treasure trove. In legend, this tunnel, which is dug into granite, is where the local people once took refuge from pirates.

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It was finished in 1974, after 10 years of work, 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. It maintains a stable temperature of 15-20 degrees Celsius, making it perfect for the storage of alcoholic beverages. It is permeated by the aroma of wine, making you feel a bit giddy.

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Dahan Stronghold

Construction of the stronghold began in 1975, with soldiers working in shifts day and night, using a few explosives but mostly their own sweat and muscle to dig the tunnel by hand.

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It was completed on Mar. 29, 1976. The tunnel is about 1.2 to 2 meters wide, two meters high, and 430 meters long. After relations with mainland China warmed up, the military turned Dahan Stronghold over to the Matsu National Scenic Area to develop for tourism.

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War and Peace Memorial Park

War and Peace Memorial Park Exhibition Center is located in Stronghold 12 on Dawo Mountain in Beigan’s War and Peace Memorial Park.

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The main theme of the hall is “emotions and memories” and reproduces the almost 50 years of military rule that Matsu residents lived through text, giving visitors an understanding of the hardship the people living on the frontline faced in earlier times.

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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,

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but the protected Japanese eurya is seen everywhere, sculpted by the wind into shapes as elegant as bonsai. In April and May the wild lilies burst into bloom under the trees and alongside the trail in a beautiful profusion of blossoms. At one spot along the shore is a rock in the shape of Confucius, standing quietly listening to the waves. The Luoshan Nature Trail offers exercise, beautiful landscapes, waves lapping at the shore, even rock fishing, with the tranquil mountains and surging seas before your eyes.

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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.

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Hogo Grandma

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.

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Grand Hotel Taipei

The Grand Hotel retains the elements of classic Chinese architecture in its building. It is not only the most splendid landmark of Taipei but representative of contemporary palatial architecture.

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The guest rooms, decorated with both oriental and western details, offer the most comfortable stay. Dining services are available from 07:00~22:00; no matter you are on a business or a leisure trip, we make sure you enjoy the greatest convenience at the Grand Hotel. Learn more»

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival at Taipei

【With VIP Terminal Service】
● After disembarking your plane at Taoyuan Airport, relax in the VIP lounge and enjoy some refreshments or Taiwanese delicacies while a specialist takes care of airport and border entry formalities.
● Your luggage will be carried by VIP Terminal Service straight to our VIP shuttle car that will transport you to Taipei City.
● Rest at Grand Hotel Taipei.

【Without VIP Terminal Service】
● Your designated travel secretary will pick you up at the airport.
● Our VIP shuttle car will transport you to Taipei City.
● Rest at Grand Hotel Taipei.


Day 2: Tunel88 / Matsu Distillery / Beihai Tunnel / Lin Yihe Factory

06:00 Gather up at Songshan Airport.
06:15 Start the day with breakfast from Fuhang Soy Milk, a famous eatery that attracts a long line every morning! (On Mondays, Fuhang Soy Milk is not open, so you will receive breakfast from Mos Burger instead.)
07:30 We board the plane and depart towards Matsu.
08:20 Arrival at Nangan Airport, you will receive the Tour System headphones and a complimentary L’Occitane toiletry set.
09:30 Coffee at 7-11, convenience-store coffee is a low-key specialty of Taiwan.
10:00 Sightseeing at Tunel88 and Matsu Distillery. Formerly used to accommodate military vehicles, Tunel88 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.
11:30 Check in at Hotel Matsu.
12:00 Lunch at Lin Yihe Factory.
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 Meishi Company is home to a Black Dragon Cannon (240 mm Howitzer M1), one of the most precious possessions of the Matsu Islands.
17:30 Dinner at Hogo Grandma, sample local dishes that can only be found on Matsu.
19:00 Tonight, we will observe Sea of Stars closely at Beihai Tunnel by taking a sampan boat.
20:30 Rest, and prepare for tomorrow’s adventure!


Day 3: Daqiu Island / Qinbi Village

07:30 Hotel breakfast.
09:00 Boat ride to Beigan Township.
09:30 Boat ride to Daqiu Island, a secret spot with charming views that only insiders know.
10:00 Take a stroll through Daqiu Island’s footpath, the views are breathtakingly beautiful, if you meet a Formosan sika deer feed them a deer cracker!
11:30 Boat ride back to Qiaozai harbor, Nangan Matsu.
12:00 Lunch at Sea Dragon Restaurant.
14:00 Qinbi Village has the best-preserved Fujian-style buildings in all of Matsu, and it is much favored by architectural, cultural, and artistic circles.
15:00 The Matsu Temple of Qinbi Village is home to beloved local deity General Tiajia, who takes the form of a frog!
15:30 Enjoy a relaxing tea time at one of the atmospheric coffee houses of Qingbi Village.
17:30 Dinner at Hong XinPing Seafood Restaurant.
20:00 Before ending the night, we board a boat to chase Sea of Stars out in the ocean.
21:00 Rest at Love Chinbe B&B or Just Coffee & Hostel.


Day 4: Peace Memorial Park / Luoshan Natural Trail / Tanchi Old Street

08:00 Breakfast at the hostel.
09:30 War and Peace Memorial Park Exhibition Center is not only a place to learn about the history of Matsu, but also a top spot to enjoy the blue oceanic views.
10:00 Hike along Luoshan Natural Trail, a historic path used by oystermen and fishermen.
12:30 Lunch at Long-He Mingdong Style Restaurant.
14:00 Shopping at Tanchi Old Street, an ideal place to pick up some local specialties and souvenirs.
15:00 We move to Beigan Airport and board a flight for return to Taipei.
16:50 Arrival at Songshan Airport.
18:00 Dinner at Home Steak Restaurant, an old-school steak house brand of Taiwan with over 30 years of history.
20:00 Dinner at Ningxia Night Market, sample various classic snacks through the numerous vendors and eateries. The colorful Night Markets of Taiwan are the best place to have an in-depth experience of this country’s culture and culinary delights.
22:00 Rest at Taipei Grand Hotel.


Day 5: End of Tour

【With VIP Terminal Service】
● Our VIP shuttle car will take you to your airport of departure.
● Enjoy some refreshments at the VIP lounge while the airport formalities are being taken care of. If you wish to purchase duty-free items, a specialist will arrange to have the items sent to the lounge, so you can browse comfortably. When it is boarding time a private pick-up service will transfer you to your boarding gate.
【Without VIP Terminal Service】
● Our VIP shuttle car will take you to your airport of departure.
● At the airport, your travel secretary will assist with check-in procedures.

*If you wish to extend your stay, we are happy to offer our services and plan an additional travel plan.
*On special circumstances, dining and lodging location might be changed into a different place of the same value.

Price Listings

Choose between two types of tour packages

With VIP Terminal Service

● Group of 4: USD 2,926 per person
● Group of 6: USD 2,583 per person
● Group of 8: USD 2,410 per person
● Group of 10: USD 2,310 per person

Without VIP Terminal Service

● Group of 4: USD 2,576 per person
● Group of 6: USD 2,233 per person
● Group of 8: USD 2,060 per person
● Group of 10: USD 1,960 per person

*Groups of larger numbers will be offered a better discount price.
*Accompanying professional photographer available for additional purchase.

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