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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This area is so beautiful and a wonderful sight to see. I loved the seamless part of the travel and just enjoying sitting back without having to do all the legwork. I tend to do most of my own travel planning, but this tour was perfect to just sit back and enjoy. For me the train ride was a bit long, but if you only have a day to experience this area this tour works out perfectly. The scenery along the way is wonderful and the two different trains there and back had large windows to soak in the views while traveling to/from Hualien. I loved that the tour included stops along the route through the gorge for pictures and seeing the beauty of the gorge. The scenery was breathtaking and our tour guide the Lion Lady was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This trip was amazing! The gorge is beautiful! Josephine was our tour guide and she was very funny and interesting to talk to!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good tour with a great guide and driver. The tour group was small just 3 of us and we were able to hike up a lot actually for the great views ourselves. Lunch was awesome - included at a nice expensive restaurant just for the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Before booking, I read all the wonderful reviews about the Taroko Gorge. I agree with them... The Gorge is breathtaking. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable. The Chinese lunch was quite good! However, I will share my tips about the trains.

The morning train to the gorge is a bit over 3 hours and while comfortable and cool with the AC, the bathroom was a squatty potty. Now, I can use a squatty potty better than most, but the train was also seriously rough and bouncy. There wasn't even a bar to hold onto and the urine from the previous person was sloshing about. I would suggest skipping your morning coffee. I just couldn't stomach the bathroom.

So naturally I was nervous about the train ride home and I avoided drinking too much water throughout the day. That was unnecessary as the train home was more like the Narita Express if you've visited Tokyo. Comfortable seats, snack cart coming through, vending machines on the train, AND a great Western toilet. Plus this ride was much, much smoother. I should have bought a beer at the station and enjoyed my two hours on a much quicker, luxury ride back to Taipei.

Yes, please visit the gorge, but just plan ahead. I wish I had known to skip the morning coffee.

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