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Price and Service of the Tour

Here we list the price and service of the tour, we will update the price every year.

How do we charge?

  • Basic price per day per person: vaires by the group size and season
  • Length of the tour (day)
    • Full day: a day (8HR+) with accommodation
    • Non-full day: a day without accommodation nor guiding
      case 1) drop in Taipei city in late afternoon 
      case 2) meet in the airport late and drive to birding site to rest
    • Non-full day would charge about 2/3 of the full day fee.
  • Island extra expense:
    • Lanyu and Kinmen island: counted as 0.5 extra day 
    • Matzu island for migratory passerine:  counted as 1 extra day
    • Matzu island for Chinese Crested Tern: counted as 1.5 extra day

The formula would be:  Basic price x ( Length of the tour + Island extra )

Case 1:  We meet the birder on Monday morning and guiding till Sunday afternoon, it would be 6 (Mon-Sat) + 2/3 (Sun) = 6  2/3 days.

Case 2: We pick the birders up in the airport on Monday late afternoon and drive to Taichuang for rest. Then we drop them in the train station on Wednesday evening. It would be 2/3 (Mon) +1 (Tue) +2/3 (Wed) day = 2  1/3 days.

Case 3: It's a 10 day tour with Lanyu island, it would be 9 (full day)  + 2/3 (half day) + 1/2 (Lanyu extension) days.

The basic price in USD for a tour
(per day per person)

# of birders 1 2 2 3 4 6 8 10-12
Vehicle small car small car larger car larger car van w/ driver van w/ driver mini bus mini bus
# of twin rooms 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 5-6
Low season (other) 600 325 345 280 260 230 210 200
High season
(Mar-May & Nov)
700 375 395 300 280 240 230 220

NOTE: this price will be valid until 30th Jun, 2020. 

 What does the price cover:

   INCLUDE: guide fee, driver’s salary, accommodation of guide, driver and clients, car rental, gasoline, parking fee, toll fee, domestic transportation (airplane or ferry), entrance ticket, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), local travel insurance and local tax.

   EXCLUDE: coffee, alcoholic beverages, tips.

Food

   We would use local restaurants serving Taiwanese food, if you want more Western food,  vegetarian or gluten-free food, please let us know before you visit.

  • Timing of the Breakfast: Depends on the timing of the sunrise and what bird we need, we might have breakfast in the hotel or picnic breakfast. If we have breakfast at the hotel, usually we will go birding before breakfast.

  • Taiwanese Breakfast: Lots of the hotel will serve Taiwanese breakfast: porridge and various vegetarian dishes including some green, gluten, tofu, eggs, soy bean milk and instant coffee. If you don’t like that, we can prepare picnic breakfast and skip the Taiwanese breakfast.

  • Picnic Breakfast: Some hotel place they will serve simple western food such as roasted bread and jams. Picnic breakfast would be some bread bought in the convenient store or bread store and beverages. One free beverage or coffee would be served. We would prepare hot water to make hot tea or coffee as well.

  • Lunch: We would use the small restaurant, roadside stalls or convenient stores if we are in a hurry.  One bottle of free alcoholic-free beverage would be served.

  • Dinner: We would always have dinner in the restaurants. Most of time we would use Chinese restaurants. If there is any Western restaurant available in that region, we might use that. One bottle of free alcoholic-free beverage would be served.

  • Coffee and ice creams: We would visit convenient stores quite often to use the restroom or take a break between three meals.  You have to pay your coffee and ice creams.

  • The cost of the alcoholic beverages: The price of the beer is about 40-120 NTD, the wine in the converniment is about 300-500 NTD.

Accommodation

   Each of you will share a room with two beds, it would be quad or double room. We will use 3-4 star hotel in downtown. In the rural region we will use homestay (usually 2-3 star level) running by local people, it’s would be clean and neat.  The guide and driver would have their own (shared) rooms.

  • WiFi: Depends. If you can’t live without the Internet, it highly recommends renting a WiFi router in the airport.

  • Towels: You only have to prepare your own towels if you travel to offshore islands such as Lanyu.

  • Soap and shampoo: Every hotel and homestay they would provide basic free soap and shampoo.

  • Bottled water: The hotel we use would provide free bottled water or drinking fountains. However, we recommend to carry your water bottle; it’s easy to find

The price for one day interpretation or an one-day tour

Interpretation only: 

Half day (4 hours in one place): USD 300
Full day (8 hours in one or two place): USD 450

      Exclusion: transportation, local travel insurance, food...etc

One-day tour:

Small car (3 birders max with few luggage): USD 500
Van (6 birders max with few luggage): USD 600

       Inclusion: transportation, local travel insurance.
       Exclusion: food, entrance ticket, food...etc

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