LGBT Cultural Mission: Taiwan and Hong Kong

October 26 – November 04, 2017

Join us on the first-ever LGBT and allied cultural and trade mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong!

Visit Hong Kong, Kaohsiung (Seattle’s Sister City), Taichung (Tacoma’s Sister City), and Taipei.
Meet LGBT and allied cultural, civic, and business leaders.
Indulge in world-renowned Taiwanese cuisine. 
Explore historic sites and natural wonders.
Celebrate and march in Asia’s largest Pride parade and Taiwan’s first since Marriage Equality!

Tour Fare includes
International round-trip airfare, ground transportation on a deluxe bus, eight nights of 4-star hotel accommodations, admission to all the attractions, travel insurance within Taiwan, and most meals.

$2950 per person

Register by July 26, 2017

The Itinerary

Day 1 | Thu, Oct 26 | Flight to Taipei

Depart Seattle at11:30am

Day 2 | Fri, Oct 27 | Taipei

Arrive Taipei at 3:10pm
Bus transfer to hotel then to dinner
After dinner, your own arrangement to adjust jet lag or walk around city.

Day 3 | Sat, Oct 28 | Taipei

Attend Taipei Gay Pride parade

Day 4 | Sun, Oct 29 | Taipei

National Revolutionary Martyr’s Shrine
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Lunch in Taipei
National Palace Museum
Explore Taipei

Day 5 | Mon, Oct 30 | Taichung (Tacoma Sister City)

Leave Taipei to Taichung (2 hours drive)
Lunch with Taichung City Council
Sun Moon Lake
Dinner explore the biggest night market in Taiwan by yourself – Fong Jia Market

Day 6 | Oct 31, Tue | Taichung to Tainan (Snohomish Sister County) to Kaohsiung

Leave Taichung to the most ancient city in Tainan (2 hours drive)
Anping Castle, Anping tree house, Chih Kan Tower, and Confucius Temple
Lunch with Tainan County representative or visit to the Black Bridge Sausage Museum
Chimei Museum
Travel to Kaohsiung (30 minutes)
Dinner on your own; explore the city and visit Love River

Day 7 | Wed, Nov 01 | Kaohsung (Seattle Sister City and Port of Seattle)

Fo Guang Shan the biggest Buddhist temple and university in Taiwan
Special vegetarian cuisine at temple
Business visit to Kaohsung City and Port of Kaohiung
Welcome Reception

Day 8 | Thu, Nov 02 | Kaohsiung to Miao Li Hakka Culture Park to Ci Hu to Hong Kong

Travel to Miao Li Hakka Culture Park (2.5 hours drive)
Lunch here for special Hakka cuisine
Ci Hu – President Jiang’s Mausoleum then visit the Daxi Old Street; buy local souvenirs, try some local food, and bring some home
Dinner on your own
Leave to airport at 7:00pm for late flight to Hong Kong

Day 9 | Fri, Nov 03 | Hong Kong

Whole day to explore Hong Kong on your own! Take train up to Victoria Peak to see the whole Hong Kong and Aberdeen Harbor, visit Stanley Market for some shopping, or have Happy Hour in Lan Kwei Fong.

Day 10 | Sat, Nov 04 | Hong Kong to Taipei to Seattle

Depart Hong Kong at 7:30am, arrive Taipei at 9:50am, connect to Seattle flight at 10:50am, and 
arrive Seattle on the same day at 6:20am.

Contact Asian Pacific Associate for more detail at jessica@apatours.com or felicity@apatours.com.

Terms and Conditions

Tour Fare:
U.S. $2,950.00 for the whole trip including Hong Kong portion

Fares Include:
International round-trip ticket from Seattle to Taipei then to Hong Kong and return
40-passenger deluxe bus for the whole trip
(8) nights of 4-star hotel accommodations double occupancy in Taiwan and Hong Kong
Admission to all the attractions
Travel insurance with Taiwan
Most of the meals
(1) Ticket to Equalux: Taste of GSBA (Nov 18, 2017)

Tour Fares Exclude:
Gratuities for drivers and tour guides ($10USD suggested per day, per person to two people)
Some of the meals
Personal expenses
Excess baggage charged by airlines
Personal travel medical insurance
Any other charges caused by ‘acts of God,’ natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political changes, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, customs regulations, or damages or injury caused by an accident beyond the scope of responsibilities of the travel agents, or those incurred due to a tourist’s actions violating the law.

$300.00 deposit required on July 26, 2017
A full payment should be received no later than August 26, 2017
Payments can be paid by check or in cash
If paid by credit card, a 4% merchant fee will be assessed

Cancellation Policy:
Deposit is non-refundable
50% of the trip cost will be refunded for cancellations before September 26
After September 26, no refunds are allowed
Any new bookings received after the deadline will be subject to availability and a full payment will be required

Traveler Insurance:
We strongly recommend that you purchase a personal travel insurance policy to cover unforeseen circumstances.

Note: All travelers must be in good health with a valid passport with at least six (6) months remaining validity. Both Taiwan and Hong Kong do NOT require a Chinese visa—entry for 90 days is allowed with a valid U.S. passport.

For Reservation:
Call or email Asian Pacific Associates.
Contact Person: Jessica Lu or Felicity Wang
Address: 619 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: (206) 624-9168 or Cell: (206) 818-7399
Email: felicity@apatours.com or jessica@apatours.com

Important Dates

July 27, 2017
$300 deposit due

August 26, 2017

Full payment due

Check out this great
Taipei tourism video!

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