HsiaoLan Su Private tour guide in Keelung, Taipei - Taiwan

HsiaoLan Su

Guide profile:

Why you choose Taiwan to travel? Taiwan is a high mountain island historically ruled by many outsiders such as autocratic party- K.M.T., Japanese government and Qing dynasty that causes it’s an immigrant-based society composed of various cultures such as Chinese, Japanese, Austronesian and American. Compare to neighbor countries Japan and Korea, Taiwan is diverse in terms of language and culture but quite safe in backpack travel.

By visiting the Old Street, heritage and temple, you will find the traditional art, folk belief still coexist within this modern society. Our democratic stage drives a distinct difference from China nowadays. Finally all the pieces of what happened in the past combined together, the truly local life like the delicious and various food and drinks in Taiwan-special night market.

Travel brought me amazing life experiences, lived in capital of China Beijing for five years, and visited 34 countries, so much enjoyed backpack travel in Latino America. I will be loved to share every lovely thing in my world, my home a harbor city – Keelung and capital where I study and work – Taipei with you.

Let’s be friends and let me (Su Hsiao Lan - Taiwan Tourism Bureau Licensed English Tour Guide, Licensed Spanish Tour Manager) show you the touristy or hidden spots of northern Taiwan based of your interest by walk, public transportation or arranged van, discover Taiwan in local point of view while forming unique experiences of life.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Bruce B.

We just returned from our trip to Taipei and were fortunate to have Mila for two days. We recommend her highly and enthusiastically. Our only regret was she did not have an additional day available. We visited sites we would never have been able to see on our own and gained a great appreciation of Taiwanese history and culture. We enjoyed excellent local restaurants we would never have known. Mila is bright and engaging, both humorous and informative and her English is excellent.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

I provide a fully customized DAY TOUR mainly on Northern Taiwan, including Taipei, Keelung, Jiufen, Pingxi, Sanxia, nearby hidden jems and etc, in the range from 2 hours to 12 hours, depending on your plan. My focus area is cultural travel, including folk belief, cuisine, art, architecture, local experience, history, and religious practices.

Please kindly share me your thought and expectation, such as feature or spot that shall be included in the plan, based on that I will send you a tailor made one with planned sightseeing spot, estimated schedule, transportation in desired format for double confirmation. Based on clear communication and understanding of these, I am sure you will have a pleasant with me in this trip!


Sample itinerary (Taipei Transit tour)

Airport pickup at terminal 1 - Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall - Bao-An Temple and Confucius Temple – Have Taiwanese traditional breakfast -Old town Dataocheng – Lin An Tai Historical House and Museum - try Hsiao lung Pao, bubble tea and mango ice -Back to Airport terminal 2

Time: 6:30AM-13AM

Duration: 6.5 hours

Transportation: Volkswagen T5(7 persons maximum)

Transportation by tour guide:

Transportation can be arranged upon request, such as arrangement of airport pick up, port pick up, car rental, train ticket booking and etc. The

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Keelung foodrink tour Price Per Group 400.00 USD
Keelung ghost festival tour! Price Per Group 360.00 USD
Keelung Temple Tour Price Per Group 290.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Taipei Transit Tour

Taipei Customized Tour

Keelung shore excursion

Keelung foodrink Tour

Keelung temple Tour

Keelung ghost festival Tour

Keelung cultural Experience - Tea ceremony / Calligraphy / Midnight Fish Market

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Bruce B. 06 Jan 2019

We just returned from our trip to Taipei and were fortunate to have Mila for two days. We recommend her highly and enthusiastically. Our only regret was she did not have an additional day available. We visited sites we would never have been able to see on our own and gained a great appreciation of Taiwanese history and culture. We enjoyed excellent local restaurants we would never have known. Mila is bright and engaging, both humorous and informative and her English is excellent.

5 stars Richard D. B. 20 Mar 2018

Mila is better than great! She is not just a guide but becomes a friend as she shows you around. My wife and I have traveled the world and she is the best. On time car and driver neat. If you are looking for a guide and do not hire her you are making a mistake.

5 stars Justin C. 09 Mar 2018

Mila was an amazing tour guide. While we only had a few short hours in the city, she made it easy for us to see the sights and enjoy. We definitely recommend Mila when visiting Taipei! I wish we had more time!

5 stars Greg L. 27 Sep 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed time and tour with Mila. Her communication was great and is clearly enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Was able to combine both traditional and modern cultures and answer all my "why" questions. Would book again as there is so much more to see and couldn't think of better person to show me.

5 stars Makoto Y. 14 Apr 2017

I am glad I had Mila as guide to gain a perspective into the living culture of Taipei. Based on her experience living abroad, she portrayed the features of Taipei in a global context. With her experience working in a prominent company, Mila also introduced me to the corporate culture there. I received answers to much more than I had hoped for. Apparently, she had invested much time researching solutions to my queries. She gains my respect performing her role as gateway to this civilized city.

5 stars David D. 10 Apr 2017

Mila showed us around Taipei and took us to some wonderful places. We could not have discovered these different sides of Taipei if we did not have the good idea to resort to his experience. She knows her country very well and will be happy to tell you the story of it. She also took us to her hometown Keelung and its surroundings to discover another facet of Taiwan its famous night market where we were able to taste different Taiwanese dishes. I can only recommend Mila, a charming young woman.

5 stars Peter C. 24 Mar 2017

Excellent guide who happens to be a local. Her English is extremely well spoken. Highly recommended.

5 stars Arian A. 25 Jan 2017

Mila is a great tour guide. She was very helpful in planning and very sweet.

5 stars Reynaldo N. 05 Jan 2017

This wonderful tour reflects Mila's talent to interact with people from all over the world acquired through her own international exposure. I asked Mila to formulate an itinerary based on general blend of historical and food places. She came up with the best customized plan and executed it in a way that is so informative for this curious person. We had stimulating conversations on wide array of topics directly or indirectly related to the visited sites. I will tour with her again soon!

5 stars Peter W. 10 Dec 2016

5 stars Allen C. 30 Oct 2016

I highly recommend Mila! She was an amazing tour guide from beginning to the end of my 2 day tour with her. She knows how to customize an itinerary and she is a delight to be around. She DELIVERED on finding city-oriented activities with wonderful food recommendations. Also, I traveled with my 74 year old mother who can get quite crabby after a few hours. Mila was EXCELLENT at trying to make her feel comfortable and making the trip fun for all. Finally, Mila is a delight to know and chat with.

5 stars Naoto U. 14 Sep 2016

It was an awesome experience with HsiaoLan.

She designed an excellent customized tour for my 9 hours layover in the Taipei airport. I arrived the airport very early in the morning, so the tour starts from a breakfast in a market. Then, I learned Taipei's interesting culture and history with her guide. Thanks to her smooth tour, I enjoyed a lot, although my time was very limited. I definitely want to have her tour again.

5 stars Tatiana G. 02 Sep 2016

Reservamos un tour en español con Mila durante el mes de Septiembre para nuestra breve estancia en Taipei durante una escala larga. Tuvimos muy buena experiencia con ella. Fue super puntual y se adapto completamente a nuestras necesidades. Ella se encargó del servicio de transporte el cual también estuvo muy bien. Aunque su español es un poco limitado lo compensa completamente su increíble actitud de servicio y su espirito de adaptación al grupo según los gustos de todos los de mi familia.

5 stars Norrin L. 19 Jun 2016

Mila was wonderful. We told her that our family included two in wheelchairs. She ordered a spacious van for our tour. We had been to Taiwan before so we hired her to take us to sites off the beaten path. We saw a wonderful museum, had a great seafood lunch, then soaked in a hot spring pool in the mountains. Always knowledgeable and helpful. She even negotiated cheaper admission rates because of my kids in wheelchairs. Definitely worth touring with Mila.

5 stars William K. 08 Jun 2016

Our family of seven had a lots of fun thanks to the deligent planning of our tour guide Mila. She is informative and kind to accommodate our needs. Traveling with two elders and three teens are not an easy task. Mila has made our three days tour as pleasant as possible. She is a considerate and thoughtful person. We made a few changes due to the weather and situation and she changed our itinerary according to our needs and comforts. Will choose her again on our next visit

5 stars Ted I. 24 Mar 2016

Mila (HsiaoLan) was very responsive and easy to communicate with during our short stay in Taipei. My group told her we wanted to experience a traditional night market and told her about our food loving ways. Instead of the two major night markets more commonly known, Mila instead suggested going to Ningxia market instead. We're so glad she listened to her suggestion. During the night market, she was also very helpful explaining what food we were eating. I highly recommend Mila as your guide!

5 stars John B. 05 Nov 2015

Mila was an excellent guide. She sent me an agenda to select the places I would like to see and made some recommendations which I accepted. We visited a wide range of places from ancient to new and Mila could answer any questions I asked which showed me she had done a lot of research. Mila was easy to talk to and was very good company. I would recommend her for any tourist visiting Tiapei and the surrounding areas. John Beard

5 stars Amit G. 22 Aug 2015

Excellent Guide !.,HsiaoLan is very knowledgeable about the city and too me to really off the beaten paths to see and to eat. Great conversationalist and has a lot of stories to share from her own travel experience around the world.

Would definitely recommend and book services again for future trips

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