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“Awesome experience! Highly recommend!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hualien Outdoors-Day Tours

Hualien Outdoors-Day Tours
Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan
0989 512 380
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Ranked #2 of 48 Activities in Hualien
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Owner description: Hualien Outdoors is a full service out tripping company specializing in trips to the more off the beaten path areas of Hualien and Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan. We offer small, high quality adventures that try to get guests into the most exciting, most beautiful and safest places in the Taroko Gorge area. Our guides are wilderness first aid certified and have years of experience in the outdoors of Hualien. We pride ourselves in offering the best river tracing, hiking, and Taroko Gorge tours in the Hualien area, bar none.
Singapore, null, Singapore
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“Awesome experience! Highly recommend!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We travelled in a group of 4, and together with another couple whom we didn't know beforehand, participated in this rivertracing activity. The guide Matt was very assuring and this helped to dispel any doubts that this might be a dangerous activity. In reality, it was a fun activity through and through. We jumped off some cliffs which weren't that high, though that's a subjective view. Matt also provided a brilliant lunch with an array of pastries and fruits and tea. Overall, this activity totally made our trip to Hualien a memorable one. :)

Visited May 2013
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Jurong West, null, Singapore
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“Made my Taiwan vacation worthwhile!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We are siblings wanting to safely experience the outdoors through hiking and camping and we figured that Taiwan's mountains and national parks would be the best place in East Asia for that. We went for the river tracing package and that turned out to be the most exhilarating part of the trip! Because Matt takes small groups, it's easier for your adventure to be personalized to match your needs, rather than going for a standardized package offered by large group tours. Matt taught us new river tracing skills which helped us traverse obstacles we previously thought was too difficult, and with his thorough knowledge of the hidden trails and safe/unsafe areas, we get to reach beautiful hidden paradises that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great customised English-speaking guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The guide (Matt) was excellent. We had a big family with small children as well as elderly people. Matt came up with a trail that was manageable and fun for the whole family. Lunch was great (i.e. a very nice picnic put together with a lot of effort). His in-depth knowledge of the local area was impressive. We really appreciate the effort made to engage and educate the children as well. Also, given the lack of English speaking guides in Taiwan, Matt was really a rare find.

Visited March 2013
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“The only way to see the gorge.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

It was too early in the season for rivertracing, so I settled for hiking and had a fabulous time. If you don't have your own transportation and time to plan out a hike, there really is no other way to see the parts of the gorge that are worth seeing than by going for a hike with Matt. A bit of a splurge for me, the two days of hiking and exploring the area were worth every NT. I can only imagine the rivertracing trip to be even more so. Matt's one of those guides that manages to share plenty of interesting info without getting in the way of enjoying the trail and the views - a real treat. Thanks, Matt!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Outdoor fun!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I went river tracing with two friends and we had a great experience. Matt is really helpful and passionate about what he does. He provided a lot of information on the locality, history, tips of where else to visit and made sure the day river tracing was an individual experience. None of us had ever been river tracing before and we had a lot of fun walking, climbing, swimming, hanging under waterfalls and diving from rocks! As well as all of that the scenery was beautiful!

Visited August 2012
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