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Hualien - Hualien - Wow ! Taroko

The east side of Taiwan is where Mother Nature has created one of her finest works of art, and a trip to Taiwan wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the magnificent Taroko Gorge. It might sound...

  • Hualien
  • 1 day / 9 hrs
  • Private Mandarin/English-speaking guide/driver
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The magnificent area around Qingshui Cliff has been designated as one of the Eight Wonders of Ta...
Qingshui Cliff
Swallow Grotto (燕子口) is an obvious stopover for visitors to appreciate the marvel of Taroko Gorg...
Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)
As one of the eight wonders of Hualien, the graceful Cimu Bridge is the only bridge in Taiwan th...
Cimu Bridge
The Baiyang Trail (白楊步道) features valleys, cliffs, waterfalls, rivers, tunnels, and a huge range...
Baiyang Trail
The Eternal Spring Shrine (長春祠) was built in 1958 to commemorate the 212 workers who died during ...
Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine)
Located at the north end of Hualien City, Qixingtan Beach (七星潭) is one of the most beautiful bea...
Qixingtan
Tianxiang (天祥), a large river terrace located on the eastern section of the Central Cross-Island...
Tianxiang Scenic Area
Every visitor to Taroko Gorge will make sure to take a photo with the landmark Taroko Archway. A...
Taroko Archway
The Shakadang Trail (砂卡噹步道), also known as “Mysterious Valley Trail” is famous for its crystal-c...
Shakadang Trail
Lushui Trail (綠水步道) is a well maintained and easy to hike trail that is suitable for all ages. It...
Lushui Trail
Finding flat land in Taroko Gorge seems like an impossibility. That is why Buluowan (布洛灣) is a w...
Buluowan
Ziqiang Night Market, which has long been a must-see for tourists going to Hualien, closed on the...
East Gate Night Market
Established in 1942, Pine Garden that served as a command center during the Japanese Colonial Er...
Pine Garden
The local brand Taiwan Beer has a long history of almost a century. Having an ever rich foam hea...
Hualien Brewery
Converted from the old Hualien Winery complex of just over three hectares, A-Zone is now a creat...
A Zone
  • Keeping it to 3~6 spots per day is the best way to enjoy your Taiwan tour.
  • The pick-up schedule will be provided 12 hours before the tour and the itinerary will be optimized to save your travel time.

reviews

106 reviews
4.8
Lorraine
family
23 Nov 2017
Allie is a knowledgeable, careful, responsible and fun guide. He also provided us with good suggestions on places to go (other than the initial planned places) and recommended great local food and specialties. He is definitely a guide whom we will like to have again when we next visit Taiwan. Very prompt and good service.
07 Dec 2017
Bob
partner
02 Nov 2017
Great driver. Very polite and helpfull when needed.
16 Nov 2017
yatinawiahmohamad.rasep
business
20 Oct 2017
Amy did very well to take us around Taroko in the rain. She is very helpful.
03 Nov 2017
Jos
partner
19 Oct 2017
He was very good informated en documentaded. He brought us spontanously interesting information. Sometimes he should haved checked more if we understood well his information, because we didn't speak good english. He was surely a very nice, polite and enthusiast gide. We had a very enjoying trip, thanks to him and your organisation.
02 Nov 2017
Letitia
partner
19 Oct 2017
I would rate her 3.5 to 4 stars. We ended up speaking mandarin with her for most of the tour. Her English was alright, just about average. She wasn't as funny as the guide from the first day. She did go along with us to a few trails, which I appreciated. My boyfriend thought she was relatively educational, and her driving was fine. I liked how she took us to the night market at the end, which was one of my spontaneous requests, before taking us to the train station.
02 Nov 2017

about Hualien - Wow ! Taroko

The east side of Taiwan is where Mother Nature has created one of her finest works of art, and a trip to Taiwan wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the magnificent Taroko Gorge. It might sound harsh but it’s the fact. If you are keen to enjoy the generosity of Mother Nature, our Taroko tour will be a delight.

The magnificent area around Qingshui Cliff has been known as one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean, and Swallow Grotto allows visitors to connect with the marvel of Taroko Gorge. Due to long-term erosion of Taroko by the Liwu River into an extremely narrow and deep valley, the marble cliff faces were scoured into hundreds of potholes, which have become a natural nesting location for swallows. Hence the name Swallow Grotto.

After lunch, we will continue our journey to Cimu Bridge to appreciate the most magnificent views of the Gorge's marble walled cliffs. Baiyang Trail featuring valleys, cliffs, waterfalls, rivers, tunnels, and a huge range of flora and fauna along the way will give you a tingling sense of venturing into the wild. Natural spring water empties into the Liwu River below through the front of Eternal Spring Shrine, seemingly tumbling down from heaven and giving it a surreal look, making it one of the most famous scenic spots in Taroko National Park.

At the end of the day, you will find yourself sitting on the beach of Qixingtan staring out into the Pacific Ocean, listening to the waves splashing against the rocks, and enjoying the soothing and stress-relieving moment. It is when fishermen start to sort their catch and amateur anglers put away their fishing poles as the night falls that you realize that it’s also time for you to put a good end to a great day out in the nature.

Tour Information

Pick up Locations
Hotels in Hualien City / Hualien Train Station rear exit / Xincheng Train Station / Hualien Airport / Port of Hualien
Drop off Locations
Hotels in Hualien City / Hualien Train Station / Xincheng Train Station / Hualien Airport / Port of Hualien
Included
Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee) / Passenger insurance / Tax
Excluded
Meals / Entrance fees
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 9 hours a day. Generally we start from 9am and end at 6pm. We can shift your schedule between 8am to 8pm based on your preference.
  • About lunch, you may let our driver/guide to show you what locals have or you can tell us the place you want to dine before the tour.
  • The itinerary in Taroko National Park is subject to adjust due to the unforeseen weather condition, which may cause potential risk of falling rocks and road regulation. For your safety, roundTAIWANround has the right to change the itinerary if necessary. For example, if Baiyang Trail is officially closed or partially open to public, our driver/guide will inform you and may replace it by another nearby trail like Sakadang Trail or Lushui Trail.
  • For more info regarding to real-time condition of each trail in Taroko National Park, please refer to http://www.taroko.gov.tw/zh-tw/Event/TrailCondition?id=111&brief=true
  • Contact Us
    For any query, please email service@roundTAIWANround.com. Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.
    Overtime Extra Charge
    Optional : If you wish to extend your tour, every extra hour over the agreed schedule of a private tour is charged TWD500 (US$17) for a sedan-based or van-based tour, or TWD1000 (US$34) for a bus-based tour. There will be no overtime extra charge for a shared tour.
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    Hualien - Wow ! Taroko-Custom itinerary: 6 spots
    • * Qingshui Cliff
    • * Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou)
    • * Cimu Bridge
    • * Baiyang Trail
    • * Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine)
    • * Qixingtan
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