• 1 Day Trip

  • Taroko Gorge
  • 8hrs / 1day
08:30
pick up
09:30

Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)

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  • 60 mins
  • Sight

Swallow Grotto (燕子口) is an obvious stopover for visitors to appreciate the marvel of Taroko Gorge. This older portion of the highway diverges from the new thruway that services vehicular traffic a...

12:30

Zhuilu Old Trail

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  • 420 mins
  • Sight Activity

You know saying, “Hard work pays off?” Well that's the case with the Zhuilu Old Trail (錐麓古道). The 10 km hike is a bit of a vertical workout, but your effort will be rewarded tenfold: this trail o...

15:00

Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)

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  • 60 mins
  • Sight

Swallow Grotto (燕子口) is an obvious stopover for visitors to appreciate the marvel of Taroko Gorge. This older portion of the highway diverges from the new thruway that services vehicular traffic a...

16:00
drop off

about Taroko - Zhuilu Adventure


You know saying, “Hard work pays off?” Well that's the case with the Zhuilu Old Trail (錐麓古道). The 10 km hike is a bit of a vertical workout, but your effort will be rewarded tenfold: this trail offers the most breathtaking bird's-eye views in the whole Taroko Gorge. Imagine yourself looking down from the top of Taipei 101, but the scenery below is the magnificent marble walled canyon of Taroko and the Liwu River that carved it. Those insect like things moving about at the bottom? Oh yeah, those are people who wished they could enjoy the views afforded from up here. Originally, this trail was part of a longer cross-island mountain pass built by indigenous groups in the area. In fact, you can still find remnants of their settlements and market outposts along the path. Later, the Japanese recruited tribe members to further develop the trail to serve two purposes during colonial times: 1) to provide the Japanese military an outpost to subdue native settlements in the Taroko region, and 2) to utilize as a trekking location for Japanese tourists. Be amazed by the 500 meter long Zhuilu Cliff that is one of the greatest adrenaline rushes you'll ever experience! To top it all off, you may just be lucky enough to spot some monkeys spying on you from the surrounding jungle.


  • Pick up Locations

    TRA Hualien Station / Hualien Airport / Hotels in Hualien City

  • Drop off Locations

    TRA Hualien Station / Hualien Airport / Hotels in Hualien City

  • Included

    Permit application /Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee) /Lunch /Passenger insurance /Tax

  • Excluded

    N/A

  • Notice

    Stipulated by National Park, an entry permit from Taroko National Park and a Taiwanese guide is necessary for entering Zhuilu Old Trail. Also, the number of visitor of Zhuilu Old Trail is limited (weekdays: 96 persons / weekend: 156 persons). Please book with us 10 days in advance so we may assist you in applying for the permit to ensure the entry pass, but visitors younger than 13yrs cannot apply the permit for safety issue. Now only half of the trail is open to public due to maintenance at the rear part of the trail. So it's necessary to enter from Swallow Grotto side, return at 3.1k and leave the trail from Swallow Grotto as well. This hike would take around 5 hours in total. Lunch, snack, plenty of water, and raincoat should be prepared in advance. Stipulated by National Park, all hikers must start from trailhead during the period of 7 to 10AM.

  • Itinerary Change Cost

    Once the deposit is paid, any change to the itinerary may incur additional fee, every 10km is charged TWD100.

  • Overtime Extra Charge

    Every extra hour over the originally schedule is charged TWD500 for a sedan-based / van-based tour, or TWD1000 for a bus-based tour.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Severe weather conditions and cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.

  • Contact Us

    For any query, please email service@roundTAIWANround.com. Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.