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Address: Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan
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+886 989 512 380
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Hualien Outdoors is a full service out tripping company specializing in...

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.

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My partner and I did two tours: Highlights of Taroko Gorge and a Tea Plantation and Hot Baths tour. We had two different guides, Peter and Matt, for the tours. Both of them were... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2017
tjbio
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Ellicott City, Maryland

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

My partner and I did two tours: Highlights of Taroko Gorge and a Tea Plantation and Hot Baths tour. We had two different guides, Peter and Matt, for the tours. Both of them were knowledgeable, helpful individuals, and I really enjoyed our conversations. They took us around the area to places we otherwise would not have seen or experienced, and... More 

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

We loved the Taroko Gorge Highlight Tour. Matt was such a knowledgeable and helpful guide. He picked us up and took us to a great local restaurant for breakfast. We then headed to the Gorge where we he showed us many of the top areas. We were able to avoid the crowds of tourists as he knew the best times... More 

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Shanghai, China
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our one day tour with Matt. We almost booked a cheaper Chinese group tour but very happy that we didn't. It was the end of the CNY holiday and so going with Matt we were able to avoid the crowds which we definitely saw as we headed down the mountain heading back to Hualien city. Matt was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We booked a couple of tours around Hualien, one with a Taiwanese guide and one with Matt from Hualien Outdoors who hails from Canada. This gave us some different perspectives of the region. So we wanted to see Taroko and do some walks and Matt promised crowd-free hikes/walks and that was very much the case. Although he mixed some popular... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

My partner's brother took a tour with Hualien Outdoors shortly before our own trip and recommended them to us and it was probably one of the highlights of our entire trip. We spent two days in the Hualien region and on our first day, we did the highlights tour with Peter. These guys know the area really well, including local... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Thank you Matt (owner) who took us on 2 days tours of the park. The Zhuilu old trail takes your breath away. He taught us about the history of the region & nature of the park, and organised all the required passes for the park entrance. We started our time in the park by hiking the Zhuilu trail on the... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience seeing Taroko National Park with Hualien Outdoors. Our guide (and owner, Matt) took us on an all day tour of the park. We were offered several different options for the day, but we opted for the Highlights of the park tour. Matt would drop us off at a highlight, let us hike it or see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Taroko Gorge has taken a big taifun beating in October 2016 and as a result several of the longer trails are closed due to substantial damage. We met Peter at the trailhead of one of the closed trails while he was showing another couple around. Peter was super helpful in giving us tips and even followed up with a long... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We arranged this day trip through Hualienoutdoors.org and had Peter as our guide for the day. We arranged a train ticket on our own from Taipei to Hualien and back, and Peter met us at the train station as promised. He took us to several locations in the Taroko National Park to hike and see some great vistas. A bonus... More 

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Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Day 1: All day trip to Taroko Gorge Park and seaside. Day 2: Drove into central mountains and then tea making facility/teahouse with tea tasting with some modification because of rain from typhoon. Matt very sharing with his vast knowledge and wisdom. Good picnic lunches. Two excellent days spent touring with Matt.

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