Admire the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia, on this 13-hour tour from Taipei. With your expert guide, 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
  • Travel through the Tunnel of Nine Turns
  • See the Eternal Spring Shine, one of the most-photographed sites in Taroko National Park
  • Savor a traditional lunch at a local restaurant
  • Stroll along Chi Hsing Beach
  • Relax with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

Taroko Gorge

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 6 am, and then transfer to the Taipei railway station to board an express train bound for Haulien. During the approximately 2.5-hour journey, watch the scenery pass by and learn about your destination from your local guide. 

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. Journey through the Tunnel of Nine Turns and Swallows Grotto, both famously picturesque portions of the gorge that are home to numerous hiking trails. 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.

Customer Reviews

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We really enjoyed this tour! We had a sunny day and the gorge was beautiful! Josephine was very knowledgeable and kept us all on track. I wish that they had told us that the visit to the marbleworks was really an opportunity to shop. That said, I was happy with the gifts I did purchase.

Charles L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour. Josephine was a fantastic tour guide - kept everyone (and everything) on track and on time. Gorge is amazing. It and #39;s up there as one of the top sites in Asia. Highly recommended.

Willie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing!

Michelle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Amazing trip and breathless sights! Josephine is a great tour guide. We were a small group, so she took us further and allowed us to do more adventures then normal. I would do this again!

Michelle H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Beautiful! Magical! A trek to the Water Curtain Cave is a must. The scenic walk there is not to be missed and crossing the veil of a live waterfall is exhilarating. Our guide, Josephine, broke all the rules to make sure we had the best experience possible.

waiyee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

beautiful sceneries and fantastic weather..

Earl H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour, the gorge was very scenic, the guides were great, and overall a great experience

Leona T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Well organised and definitely worth doing. Lunch was particularly outstanding in a 5 hotel and really good quality food. Josephine the tour guide was very lively and knowledgeable.

mitchkaufman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very scenic and interesting, great knowledgeable guide.
Lunch much better than anticipated or on most tours

Vickie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip and we were even blessed with great weather, despite the typhoon coming the next day. Fabulous views, interesting stops, and a great lunch at the hotel in the gorge. This is a definite MUST if you want to see the beautiful aspects of Taiwan's nature and mountains. Josephine was a kick and kept the trip pretty lively. Even the 2-hour train ride to and back was lovely. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone coming to Taiwan to visit, and it's not one you can do on your own.

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