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Zhuilu Old Trail Hiking Day Tour in Hualien

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    What to Expect
    From the trail
    • 0 km: Zhuilu Suspension Bridge – Green long suspension bridge above Liwu river, giving you a unique perspective of the gorge. Exclusive to the hikers only.
    • 1 km: Badagang Outpost– Historic aboriginal settlement. It used to be the biggest Japanese checkpoint in Zhuilu Old Trail.
    • 1.2 km: Badagang Suspension Bridge – Another suspension bridge where travelers rest. It’s enjoyable to stand/sit on the bridge for the breeze and the view down to the gorge.
    • 2.4 km: Zhuilu Old Trail Cliff Path– From here it begins with the highlight of the tour. A long and narrow path on the edge of the cliff. The view up here is simply astonishing. It's once in a lifetime experience. After the trail (bonus)
    • Swallow Grotto – The most well-known attraction in Taroko National Park. From here you are able to see how the erosion separated the mountain to form the greatest marble gorge in Asia.
    • Chingshui Cliff – A secret and epic attraction to understand how the cliff got elevated from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean by the force of the earthquake.Please note that the itinerary is subjected to change due to the potential interferences like weather, road traffic control, road damage and condition of each attraction. Under the above circumstances, the tour guide might alter the itinerary and find other attractions to replace.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Free pick-up and drop-off are only provided within the following locations: 
    • Hualien Train Station and Xincheng Train Station
    • Hualien Airport
    • Hotels in Hualien City, Ji-an Township, and Xincheng Township. Please note that if the pickup location is not listed above, it may incur an additional charge. 
    If either the pickup or drop-off location is  Silks Place Taroko, we need to make it a private tour because the location of the hotel does not fit into our standard itinerary from Hualien City. Therefore, please contact us before booking this tour.
    Departure Time
    7:00 am to 8:30 am from your accommodation within Hualien City (  depending on the priority of picking up, will inform the exact time individually 2 days before the tour. 

    • If you are taking the train to come to Hualien on the day of the tour, please do your best to arrive within the time period mentioned above
    Return Details
    The drop-off locations can be either of the following places: 
    • Hualien Train Station or Xincheng Train Station
    • Port of Hualien 
    • Hualien Airport
    • Your accommodation in Hualien City, Jian-an Township or Xincheng TownshipPlease note that any locations which are not listed above may incur additional cost.
    • All the needed permits
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Driver/Local English-speaking guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within Hualien City)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Safety Helmets
    • Entry/Admission - Zhuilu Old Trail
    • Food and drinks (please prepare snack for lunch)
    • Entrance fee (NT$ 200 per person)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Moderate fitness is recommended.
    • Please do not book this tour if you are afraid of height. It is also not appropriate for pregnant woman and people with heart decease.
    • Please note that we do not compensate the expense of your transportation (e.g. train or airplane) and accommodation if the tour is canceled.
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
    • A maximum of 8 people per tour
    • All visitors are required to have permits when entering Zhuilu Old Trail. To apply for your permits, your passport name, number, date of birth, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed September 8, 2019

    we were on the trail last week and it was just amazing. Hualien is so beautiful and Cloud, our guide was doing a really good job. Without booking a private (and more expensive route) it was only my girlfriend and me. He picked us up...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Mad27794
    Reviewed September 10, 2018

    Ivan was such a great guide - knowledgeable, kind, helpful & so patient. His passion for his country & love of the natural environment was a joy and evident from the outset - and very much appreciated. We were very fortunate in having perfect weather...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank HMSBrisbane
    Reviewed August 1, 2018

    DO IT!!! We did two tours with Meet My Guide, Zhuilu Old Trail and River Tracing (which I've written a separate review for). I realized before we signed up that we could hike Zhuilu Old Trail on our own, but I'm so glad we did...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Jo V
    Reviewed February 6, 2018

    This was the perfect day , weather was cool, but clear so layering worked perfectly. The views are stunning, the hike was exhilarating; amazing how close to the 'ledge' we hiked, but there was always a rope attached to the mountain to guide our travel....More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank trudyh
    Reviewed January 28, 2018

    Our family often seeks out off-the-beaten path tours when we travel and we found excellent online reviews of Meet My Guide while looking for a tour to explore the Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan. We are happy to report that everything you read about...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    1  Thank ggoes
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