We work with the local community to curate exclusive experience that highlight local flavors, wellness secrets, and memorable moments just for our retreat guests.
Below are some examples of the real Taiwan experience we hope to show you. We select the most appropriate excursions by season and weather condition, there is something special to see and do for all year round!
Green Mountain Waterfall
Visit one of the largest waterfall in Yangmingshan National park. A beautiful 310 meter high waterfall is an easy to moderate hike suitable for hikers of all levels. The name Green Mountain comes from the lush green forests and rocks that surrounds the waterfall. Immerse yourself in nature, swim and meditate by the waterfall.
Organic Herb Garden
In this exclusive excursion reserved only for guests of Origin Yoga & Wellness, you get to delight in an aromatherapy experience with fresh herbs at a local organic herb garden. Learn about the healing properties of over 40 varieties of herbs grown in the garden and discover your personal and unique connection with plants. Enjoy tea and a light dessert made from the garden and take home customized herbal tea bags.
Dharma Drum Mountain Temple
Take a relaxed and mindful walk up to the mountain temple, passing by gentle river streams, lush green plantations and the spectacular scenery overlooking the town of Jinshan. Tour the monastery grounds to learn more about the Buddhist philosophy and way of life. Before you head back down, enjoy a traditional vegetarian lunch prepared by resident monks and volunteers.
Sakura Flower Trail & Laomei Green Algae Reef
Stroll along the river and the Sakura Flower trail during blooming season in late winter and early spring. There are more than 15,000 cherry blossom plantations stretched along the northern coastline. The surrounding landscape and architecture make you feel like you are in Japan. One of the most photographed sights in Taiwan, the Laomei Green Algae Reef is formed by volcanic lava. Every winter the algae flourish on the surface of the reefs turning them a brilliant green.
Seashell Temple & Shimen Cave
Hidden in the mountain near Sanzhi is a temple made coral and seashells. Get ready to be transports to an underwater world while having a chance to be blissed with wealth and prosperity! Next, head to Shimen Cave, a natural stone arch formation, once regarded as the northern-most gate of the island. The top of the stone arch is the perfect place to enjoy a gorgeous sunset.
Beautiful Artist's Home
Concealed in the mountain near Baishawan beach lies a home of true artistry. Built by the sculptor Professor Chang, not only is the home a work of art but inside it contains a gallery of sculptures all crafted by Professor Chang himself. Tour the beautiful grounds and afterwards enjoy tea and a delicious dessert. Hands-on workshop can also be requested as an add-on for you to craft your own masterpiece!