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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English and 3 more
Itinerary
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 6 am, and then transfer to the Taipei railway station. You will board an express train bound for Haulien on your own. During the approximately 2.5-hour journey, watch the scenery pass by.

Upon arrival in Hualien, board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the trip through the Taroko Gorge in Taroko National Park, named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia. Set out on the 12.5-mile (20-km) section of highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang, winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge. 

As you ride, admire views of the Liwu River, which cut through the marble to form the deep, narrow gorge over millions of years. In all, the coach trip will travel through an impressive 38 separate tunnels, ending up at the Eternal Spring Shine. Here, small temples have been built to honor those Taiwanese veterans who lost their lives in the construction of the tunnels. 

After passing through the gorge, stop for lunch at a local restaurant serving typical local fare. Before returning to Taipei by express train, make stops at the Hualien Stone Sculpture Park, Chi-Hsing Beach and a local marble factory. 

Your 13-hour adventure in Taroko National Park and the surrounds ends with drop-off at your hotel in Taipei.
Locations visited
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Liyu Lake
Mugua River Valley
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Overview
Admire the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia, on this 13-hour tour from Taipei. There will be a guide to drop you off at the train station to let you hop on a train bound for Haulien; enjoy the scenic ride and learning about your destination on the way. Arrive at this top attraction and start exploring its sheer marble cliffs, winding tunnels and the vein of the Liwu River flowing through the gorge. Stop at a traditional Taiwanese restaurant for a lunch of typical local fare before heading to Chi-Hsing Beach and the Hualien Stone Sculpture Park. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Taipei hotels are included.
Highlights
  • View the marble cliffs and more than 30 tunnels of the Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia
  • See the Eternal Spring Shine, one of the most-photographed sites in Taroko National Park
  • Savor a traditional lunch at Mei Yuan Restaurant of the Silks Place Taroko
  • Stroll along Chi Hsing Beach
  • Relax with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Another world away from Taipei

This is a must see a totally different experience than the city, quite a wonderland of sightseeing. From the mountains the waterfalls and the suspension walk bridges over the rivers. Totally awesome! If you miss this part of the island you miss the best part....More

2  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile
Awesome driver for Taroko trip

We went to Taroko Gorge via train from Taipei to Hualien. It takes 2 hours and it is best option to go rather than by taxi. It costs approx twd 800 roundtrip. Once reached Hualien station, we went to tourist information where is 50m to...More

3  Thank andryslb
Reviewed May 29, 2018
Get there yourself if you can, not worth the price of the tour

While my husband I enjoyed the scenery at the gorge, several aspects of the tour need a lot of improvement: (1) the tour guide who met a van-load of us up and boarded us on the train never once introduced himself, made snide comments about...More

14  Thank Adrienne L
Reviewed April 28, 2018
Great tour

After few hours on train looking at ocean and nice scenery we reached Xualien were we met our talkative tour guide Josephine. She took us on bus for that exciting trip. We went everywhere as planned and finished on time. We had nice lunch at...More

3  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed April 9, 2018
Not great

It was rushed, and we were duped into spending more time in a place where they tried to make us buy gems than we were allowed to spend at a lot of Gorge stops. Josephine kept going on about how we were going to eat...More

3  Thank Brigid M
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