Michelle H United States of ...
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.
Great tour, the gorge was very scenic, the guides were great, and overall a great experience
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.
very scenic and interesting, great knowledgeable guide.
Lunch much better than anticipated or on most tours
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.
Great tour and guides. Everything went smoothly and the 5 star lunch was a surprise.
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.
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.
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!
This trip was amazing! The gorge is beautiful! Josephine was our tour guide and she was very funny and interesting to talk to!
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.
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.
Excellent tour, great day trip. Strongly recommended if you want to escape Taipei for a day and visit the interior. The guides were friendly and informative and took good care of us. The views are spectacular, the gorge is well worth a visit.
Great way to see the Taroko Gorge when you have a limited time and don't want to hike it. Was very enjoyable with just enough stops to take some beautiful photos!
Josephine was a fabulous guide- knowledgable, funny, and friendly. This was an outstanding itinerary. The tour is an absolute must for anyone visiting Taiwan for more than a couple of days. It is justly included as one of the Seven Wonders of Asia! The landscape of jungle-covered high canyon walls studded with beautiful small temples and waterfalls looks too beautiful to be real- but luckily it is. By all means take this tour, and don't take it with anyone but Josephine!
"Taroko Gorge", natural is amazing, much efforts on the park construction and maintenance, 5 star hotel lunch is unbelievable in mountain, Josephine makes the trip perfect, thank you very much!!
Tour guid Josephine is a tiger lady, was the best in the town . Orginised, careing and talkative. Because of her my day feels unforgetable!!!! Thank you Josephine.
Would have been better had it been longer, but with limited time in Taiwan it was great. Josephine was the best guide - knew everything about everything and was very entertaining she made it the 5 for 5 stars
johnny United States of ...
Great tour! Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, witty and helpful. Highly recommended
Our tourguide was excellent, and the tour showed us many parts of the gorge we wouldn't have been able to get to without a car. Of course, in ideal situation, we would have been able to spend as much time as we wanted at each location, but with a tour, that's just not possible, and as someone who was only in the country for a week, I appreciated being shown the highlights and getting to spend some time at each location. Great tour!!
I bought the trip for my parents and they were very happy. The pick up service was on time, the guide was very informative, and the lunch was great. They only had good things to say about Taroko and the tour. Highly recommended!
Josephine was our tour guide and she was very friendly and energetic. The meeting times, organization, transportation, and comfort level made this a very enjoyable tour. She was kind enough to show us to her back yard within the park! I was pleasantly surprised when she and the driver brought the tour group to a very nice hotel to enjoy a very delicious and filling sit-down meal. The only negative thing about this tour was probably me being obnoxiously loud with another American girl, but this was simply because we were enjoying ourselves too much.