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  • Location:Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

See one of the seven wonders of Asia, the Taroko Gorge. Take a train ride to Hualien from Taipei to see this great wonder, a must-do while in Taipei.


  • Full-day Taroko Gorge tour, witness one of Asia's seven wonders
  • Express train or coach from Taipei to Hualien, return to Taipei by train
  • View the amazing marble cliffs of the Taroko Gorge
  • Travel through the Tunnel of Nine Turns
  • Eternal Spring Shrine
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Stroll along Chi Hsing Beach
  • Visti a Marble Factory
  • Hualien Stone Sculptural Park
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

Taroko Gorge

You'll be picked up from your Taipei city hotel at 6:00am to travel by train to Hualien. This full-day guided tour will take you to the Taroko Gorge. A 20-kilometer section of the highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang.

The stunning gorge is known for its sheer marble cliffs, deep, winding tunnels, and the Liwu River, which flows through its craggy landscape. Travel through Swallows Grotto, where the section of the highway runs through tunnels carved into the marble vertical sides of the gorge.

Travel through 38 tunnels including the Tunnel of Nine Turns, with it's endless series of turns, this is a stunning part of the gorge and where numerous hiking trails begin.

See the Eternal Spring Shrine, one of the most photographed scenes around the gorge. These little temples were built to memorise those that have lost their lives in the construction of the central cross-island highway.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to the Chi Hsing Beach and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park and visit a marble factory before returning to Taipei by express train.

Tour Highlights

  • Hualien and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park
  • Taroko Gorge Gateway
  • Eternal Spring Shrine
  • Swallow Caves
  • Tunnel of Nine Turns
  • Tienhsiang Lodge
  • Marble Factory
  • Chi Hsing Beach

Customer Reviews

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.


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.


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.

Long T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour and guides. Everything went smoothly and the 5 star lunch was a surprise.

Steven R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Taroko Gorge is a gem. I'm glad to have sampled it and wish I could have spent more time on the trails. Josephine, the self-anointed queen of Taroko was a wonderful guide and she kept us on schedule.

Maarten V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The organization was splendid. They picked me up at the said time 5.30, and a few hours later I was in Hualien. I saw a lot of things, the view was breathtaking, nice lunch with specially made vegetarian dishes for me. It was a great tour and I would highly recommend this to anybody having a spare day in Taipei! Buy your souvenirs in the aboriginal village, they are very nice and not expensive.

Becky P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


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