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Hualien - Hualien - River Rafting

With a length of 104 km, Xiuguluan River is the longest river in eastern Taiwan as well as the only river that cuts through the coastal mountain range. If you’re chasing a rush of adrenaline, join...

  • Hualien
  • 1 day / 9 hrs
  • Mandarin-speaking shared tour
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suggested duration 360 mins
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Xiuguluan River is the largest river in eastern Taiwan and it is the only river that cut th...

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8 reviews
3.6
Natalia
solo
07 Nov 2017
He couldn't speak English at all, I had also some problems with contact by a phone, but fortunately my Mandarin-speaking friend helped us and I met one girl who knew English in my raft during activity.
21 Nov 2017
Edmond
partner
28 Oct 2017
While the rafting was enjoyable, the driver who fetched us was impatient and short tempered. We were told to wait for the driver downstairs between 9 to 9.30am that morning, we had breakfast nearby and rushed back to our pickup area (the time was 9.04am). The driver was a upset at having to wait for us (just 4 minutes?) and commented that he still needed to fetch others. On the way back, he even forgot to drop us off at our place. He did not even stop by our place and just continued driving to drop off the last person. It was only when he went way off course that i got his attention in the rear mirror and he realised we were still at the back. He had the cheek to even ask us if we had fallen asleep in the van, even though we were wide awake the whole time. After dropping us off, he still insisted we were sleeping and did not get off. We did not want to argue as it had been a tiring day. Disappointing.
11 Nov 2017
Jasmin
partner
24 Apr 2017
Guides are nice and funny, however they do not speak English. A western couple that was together with us had a hard time trying to register themselves and have no idea what is going on during the safety briefing. But luckily, there was a video during the briefing and the couple kinda understand what are the dos and don'ts. Otherwise it was great!!
08 May 2017
Jing
friend
06 Sep 2016
Awesome experience throughout (minus the hot and sunny weather), worth the money for this trip!!:)
20 Sep 2016
Esther
friend
22 Jun 2016
The river rafting was really good.
06 Jul 2016

about Hualien - River Rafting

With a length of 104 km, Xiuguluan River is the longest river in eastern Taiwan as well as the only river that cuts through the coastal mountain range. If you’re chasing a rush of adrenaline, join this exciting trip to explore the spectacular East Rift Valley by rafting down the Xiuguluan River, starting from Ruisui all the way to Changhong Bridge. This is a 24-km long stretch of adventure, where more than 20 sets of fast-moving currents are hidden along the river course. Normally it takes 4-5 hours to complete the journey. Catch all the thrills of whitewater rafting, from mild to wild, as certified guides navigate you safely throughout the tour. Now, hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

Tour Information

Pick up Locations
Hotels in Hualien City / Visitor Center next to Hualien Train Station front exit / Ruisui Train Station front exit
Drop off Locations
Hotels in Hualien City / Hualien Train Station / Ruisui Train Station
Included
Transportation from and to Hualien / Basic training lesson /Unpowered river rafting /All safety equipments /Activity insurance / Lunch
Excluded
N/A
Cancellation Policy
Severe weather conditions or cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
Notice
  • This tour is a Mandarin-based tour with a guide who can speak basic English. An English-version briefing video before this tour is available if necessary.
  • There are 2 different time slots for this tour during peak season (Jun~Sep), which are 1. Morning Tour (07:00~17:00) and 2. Afternoon Tour (09:00 ~ 19:00). You are able to choose one of them based on your schedule. After booking online, please inform us the slot you prefer by replying the confirmation email. However, only the Morning Tour (07:00~17:00) is available during low season (Oct~May).
  • The pick-up time in Hualien City will be around 07:00~07:30 and 09:00~09:30 for each slot, depending on season. If you want to be picked up at TRA Ruisui Station, it will be at 08:30~09:00 and 10:30~11:00 respectively. The exact pickup time will be updated via email before the tour.
  • If you are from Taipei on the tour date (you may take TRA train No.404 or 206 which reaches Hualien City by 09:30. The ticket price is TWD440 per person.), you can choose the Afternoon Tour
  • If you take the Morning Tour (07:00~17:00), we will reach Hualien before 17:30 after the tour. So if you'd like to take a train and leave Hualien, you'd better to book a train departing after 18:00. If you take the Afternoon Tour (09:00 ~ 19:00) and need to take a train after the tour, you'd better to book a train departing from Hualien after 19:00.
  • The water condition in Xiuguluan River is subject to change due to season and weather, which may result in different rafting difficulty level. Jul to Sep is the typhoon/raining season in Taiwan, which makes rafting difficulty level higher.
  • A group with 8~10 people is the most recommended capacity to have an enjoyable rafting experience. Since it's a group tour, for a group with less people might be joined to another group for your safety.
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