Day Tours

Origin Wild Tours offers a growing range of handcrafted full-day and half-day experiences across Taiwan showcasing unique activities in the most spectacular destinations and led by experienced bilingual practitioners who are the best in their trade.

If an adventure sounds like something you need to dedicate your whole weekend to or perhaps take annual leave for, think again. At Origin Wild, we’ve designed a collection of experiences that cram in thrills (without forgetting the chills – there are plenty of those too) in less time than you’d think. Experiential travel have never been this good.

Select from your preferred traveling style below:


Adventure Tours

Pedal & Paddle North Coast

Experience the best of both worlds with our North Coast Pedal and Paddle Tour. Our combo tours begin and end on the stunning east coast of Taiwan where the rugged emerald coastal mountains meet the turquoise Pacific Ocean. Combine a paddling adventure along a white sandy beach with a bike ride along the historic paved Old Caoling Bike Path. This active day tour showcases the best of Taiwan from the saddle and from the sea!

Over/Under North Coast

Join us for one of northern Taiwan’s best kept adventure secrets. This small group experience kicks off by offering up a whole new perspective on Taiwan. Jump on a boat and cruise from Baodouzi on the north coast of Taiwan to the newly opened Keelung Islet for a morning hike. The afternoon will consist of a seaside lunch before beginning a SCUBA lesson and group dive in the Secret Garden to explore the underwater wonders of Taiwan.

Night Safari & Photography

A half-day adventure photography workshop takes guests out to secret locations along the outskirts of Taipei’s cityscapes. With just a headlamp and your cameras, join a professional guide and photographer as you search the forest floors, trees, and rivers for some of Taiwan’s more dramatic wildlife. Just beyond where the crowds explore is an abundance of reptiles and amphibians, many endemic to the island of Taiwan.

Parkbus Taiwan

Parkbus Taiwan offers direct and return transportation to 25 outdoor destinations across northern and central Taiwan. If you’re looking to get outdoors for some amazing adventures along trails and amongst the mountains, but you don’t want to join a traditional ‘tour’, this is your thing. We connect city to nature faster than any other transportation solution in Taiwan, meaning you get more time outdoors doing the things you love to do.


Wellness Tours

Cave Yoga & Waterfalls

Journey into the woods and one of Taiwan’s largest caves, Sanmin Bat Cave. Embark on a facilitated 3-hour forest retreat with mindfulness and yoga experiences under the thick canopy and surrounded by vibrant and lush green flora. Through a journey of intentional calmness, guests will reconnect with nature and enjoy a chance to slow down the pace of life. Enjoy lunch overlooking the mountains of Taoyuan, followed by a leisurely walk amongst waterfalls, suspension bridges and a quick dip in a hot spring.

Into the Earth-Body Retreats

A full day of deep ConnectionRenewal & Growth with the Earth through the elements of Nature. Guests embark on a journey of transformation overlooking the white sand beach of Fulong Bay and the lush forests and mountains of Gongliao District in northern Taiwan. Guided by knowledgable wellness practitioners, Gabriele Seewald and Carol Hsu, guests will experience a curated wellness retreat that also offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the regeneration of the Fulong Gongnan Temple.


Cultural Tours

Art in the Woods

A truly enriching experience, guests will be invited to connect to the ancestral lands of the Atayal people by creating their own relationship with the land through art. Setting off as a group through through the forests of Taoyuan, guests will enjoy a guided walk and unique art experience instructed by the famous Atayal artist, Miru (米路).

Pillow Hill’s Agri-Tourism

Drop into Pillow Hill Farm for a day of cooking and crafts from local indigenous craftsmen all while enjoying scenic mountain views. Learn about traditional practices used in bread making, organic farming and other shared knowledge from local community members at the Taiqi Taohuayuan Leisure Agricultural Area.

Mountain Tops & Old Streets

Explore one of Taiwan’s famous destinations along its northern coast. Be spirited away along the windy and whimsical cobblestone paths of Jiufen, tasting the local delicacies and sipping teas. Discover Taiwan’s Gold Rush through stories and learning. An easy ascent up a local mountain will let you experience the famous gold and blue Yin Yang Sea of Ruifang. This experience incorporates local operators and gives back to local community.

Coasts & Culture

Experience the heartbeat of a rugged landscape with a guided tour of Juming Museum, Taiwan’s largest outdoor museum and the life work of Taiwan’s famous artist, Ju Ming. The afternoon will be spent becoming familiar with the fishing culture of Taiwan in Yehliu Fishing Village with a seaside lunch and scenic hike along the cape and harbor. A walk through Keelung’s famous night market will showcase the vibrant life of Taiwan’s north coast.


Family Focused Tours

Bakers & Bikes

A truly enriching experience, guests will be invited to connect to the ancestral lands of the Atayal people by creating their own relationship with the land through art. Setting off as a group through through the forests of Taoyuan, guests will enjoy a guided walk and unique art experience instructed by the famous Atayal artist, Miru (米路).

Farmers & Fables

Visit Mr. Lin’s family farm for a chance to get your hands in the soil and learn about the region’s farming history – an experience that touches all the senses. Harvest sweet potatoes and prepare a local traditional dessert, picking Rosella Flowers and learn to make a healthy tea. Children will also paint their own weaved hats, a quintessential aspect of agriculture life in Taiwan.