Taiwan Adventures is an Approved Duke of Edinburgh Award Adventurous Journey Provider

What do we offer?

Taiwan Adventures offers assistance in planning and executing both the practice and qualifying journeys for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and our guides can all serve as assessors for your exploration or expedition.

As a registered activity provider, we provided customized Adventurous Journey explorations and expeditions for all levels of the DofE Award: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

We can customize your AJ in three different ways: just the qualifying journey, a practice journey plus a qualifying journey, or we can plan for the preliminary training, practice journey, and qualifying journey all in one trip to Taiwan.

What is involved in a DofE Adventurous Journey?

That is completely dependent on the award participants’ needs. We treat each school’s AJ as a custom adventure and can offer several different levels of planning assistance. We have a list of activities that you can choose from, or we can work with you to plan a fully customized AJ that suits your interests and fitness levels.

Hiking Activities

Bronze Level

Practice Journey: A two day hike to Datong Village in beautiful Taroko Gorge.

Qualifying Journey: A two day hike to Walami in Yushan National Park.

Silver Level

Practice Journey: Three days of hiking on the Nenggao Historic Trail

Qualifying Journey: Three days of hiking on Snow Mountain

Gold Level

Practice Journey: Four days of hiking on Nanhudashan

Qualifying Journey: Four Days of hiking The Holy Ridge

Cycling Activities

Bronze Level

Practice Journey: Two days of cycling in Taiwan’s Rift Valley

Qualifying Journey: Two days of cycling along Taiwan’s east coast

Silver Level

Practice Journey: Three days of cycling in Taiwan’s Rift Valley

Qualifying Journey: Three days of cycling along Taiwan’s east coast

Bronze Level

Practice Journey: Fours days of cycling from Hualian to Taidong

Qualifying Journey: Four days of cycling from Taidong to Kenting

Safety and Support

At Taiwan Adventures we take safety very seriously. All of our guides are qualified Wilderness First Responders and have been trained in risk management strategies. We have a low guide to participant ratio (1:8) that allows us to keep a close eye on everyone’s safety. On all of our trips, guides carry both VHF radios and a sat phone in case of emergencies. We also have extensive local contacts in the areas that we visit.

In addition to ensuring the safety of all on our trips, Taiwan Adventures guides seek to encourage participants to play an active role in protecting the welfare of the group. Our guides are trained in team-building skills and will work with students to enhance their teamwork and leadership skills throughout the trip.

We will provide a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet for participants on our trips. This generally includes a mix of Asian and Western foods, along with snacks throughout the day to keep energy levels up. We are able to accommodate most diets on our trips. Please let us know in advance if you have particular requirements.

Planning-Assistance

During the planning of your trip, one member of our team will be your point of contact for throughout the whole process. We will deal with all the logistics of the trip from the moment we pick you up at the airport, to the moment we drop you off.

We will work with you and your team during this process to plan the trip in a way that covers any requirements you may have and adds a little extra. Each trip is entirely customizable and we welcome your input to make the experience be exactly how you want it.

We will provide risk assessments for all activities so you can be assured that safety is our number one priority. We will provide equipment checklists for each student, and we also offer a rental service of high quality equipment, should you wish to lighten your load on the journey to Taiwan!