Travel to Haulien and Taroko National Park by express train or private car — your choice — on this personalized tour of Taroko Gorge. Hike under marble cliffs on the Lushui Trail and walk with your knowledgeable private guide around Tienhsiang village. On a driving tour you’ll stop at scenic spots like Hualien Stone Sculptural Park, Eternal Spring Shrine and Chi Hsing Beach. Your full-day itinerary includes aboriginal-inspired Taiwanese cuisine for lunch, with round-trip transport from Taipei.

Highlights

  • Private day trip to Taroko National Park from Taipei
  • Marvel at the sheer marble cliffs of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Wonders of Asia, with an easy hike on the Lushui Trail
  • Drive through the Tunnel of Nine Turns
  • View the Eternal Spring Shrine and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the village of Tienhsiang
  • Eat an aboriginal-style lunch at Leader Village Taroko
  • Ride the express train round-trip to Hualien (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei

Eternal Spring Shrine in Hualien

Receive undivided attention and the expertise of a private guide who has insider knowledge of Taroko Gorge on this day trip from Taipei. After pickup from your city hotel in the early morning, you’ll drive by private air-conditioned vehicle for several hours to Hualien or hop aboard a 2-hour express train, depending on which option you select.

On arrival at your destination, you’re transferred to Taroko Gorge National Park, known for its sublime forested landscapes and sheer marble cliffs that tower above the Liwu River. Highlights here include a visit to the Eternal Spring Shrine, a cliffside memorial to the 226 workers who lost their lives in the construction of the central cross-island highway. 

You’re treated an aboriginal-influenced meal at Leader Village Taroko, then driven along the 12-mile (20-km) vertical highway through Swallows Grotto and the Tunnel of Nine Turns to Tienhsiang. 

Explore the village on foot with your guide, venturing along shaded walkways with views of Hsiangte Temple and its pagoda — situated on a hilltop and reached by a suspension bridge.

Next, set out on the Lushui Trail, an easy hiking path that includes spectacular views of Taroko Gorge and the Liwu River below. Your guide will accompany you at a mild pace, climbing uphill and crossing another suspension bridge to a lookout point. 

When you’ve returned to your car, continue on to Chi Hsing Beach for a stroll. Finally, visit the Hualien Stone Sculptural Park and a marble factory before your guide returns you to Taipei by express train or private vehicle.

Customer Reviews

Lorrie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the most beautiful sights! Our tour guide, Michael, was terrific and I highly recommend him and the tour. There were a lot of traffic delays due to road work in the park so a couple of the planned stops were not made including the marble store...a tourist shop but that was no ones fault. The Eternal Springs Shrine is unbelievably photogenic and Swallows Gorge, well, you have to see it. Lunch was very good. All in all, this is a must see!!

Timothy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thanks Viator! We had a fantastic time! Our guide was massively accomodating, informative and caring. The tour itself went swimmingly well without any hiccups and the Gorge was breathtaking. I highly recommend anyone taking this tour to view the Tawanese countryside and the marvel of the Taroko Gorge ! Thanks again and we look forward to booking our next Viator tour!

Thomas S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

Our guide Walter knew a great deal about the gorge and many sites on the way. He was friendly and his English was excellent. We enjoyed the views along the way and was worth the extra time by car rather than the bullet train. Our driver Jackie was excellent on the winding roads.

Karen W

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2016

We did not go to the beach or the marble factory. We were rushed the entire time and the driver drove so slow it cut into our time in the park. The lunch was horrible......For the money we paid I was very disappointed.....

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