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A very interesting tour that gives a chance to see a show which explains aborigenese origins and traditions.
Absolutely fantastic tour! The tour guide was so knowledgeavle and just an all around funny guy!
We had a fast and bumpy ride up the village. The scenery was beautiful. The cultural show was equally good. We enjoyed our trip to the village very much. I would certainly recommend Viator to my friends.
We lost some time due to break down of the mini-bus. It was sudden heavy down pour at the village and we appreciated that Mr Png (tour guide) made arrangement to have umbrellas for us. Thank-you.
Very enjoyable show, however, lots of steps to climb on this tour which is hard on out-of shape tourists.
We were impressed with our tour guide who can speak in 3 kinds of language (English, Mandarin and Japanese). He was so nice, informative and helpfull.
The aboriginal tour is just okay. The waterfall is nice, not spectacular and the aboriginal show is poorly preformed, you can not even take pictures during the show. I more enjoyed the drive to the village than the village its self. I would recommend to just go to Taroko Gorge because they have an aboriginal show too, and there's is much better and you are allowed to take pictures.
I would have liked the show to be shorter and to have had some time in the village to walk around.
I have been on a few tours in Taipei, but should have taken notice of the Warnings from previous contributors. There were some good points, the waterfall and the pushcart ride at the end of the tour. However, this did not make up for the atrocious theatre production, by two guys and two girls. A somewhat whacky show, consisting of some wulai Aboriginal beginnings, followed by some modern songs with the intention of forcing people on stage to celebrate a Wulai Wedding. This consisted of a hard sell, taking pictures, of people wearing headgear, which later appeared in small frames to sell at over inflated prices. The production went for an over 40 minutes. It's definitely lost its way. It was the worst thing I have ever encountered. I do like Taiwan, but this tour should be cancelled, until a new format has been achieved. A shorter show, maybe 15 minutes maximum and then more time to look at the local shops.
Verdict - One to Miss.
I thought it would be a true aboriginal viewing of people and a dance. There was a wacky play and dance that wasn't worth the time or money. Unfortunately due to the weather we couldn't do the push-card ride, but the only redeeming part was viewing the beautiful waterfall, but I could do that on my own time.
This is the crappiest tour I had ever taken! Thought that one will be visiting the wulai village to see natives at work, but one gets to only loiter around a souvenir shop and watch a theatre performance of supposedly wulai beginnings etc. if it is not bad enough, the performers made everyone stood up to dance to the tune of YMCA! Thereafter they practically forced us to pose for photo which they will persuade one to buy from them (as show of support) for NT500 per photo! The pushcart was closed that day we went....renovation or something, and we were refunded NT50 per pax. Soulless and wholly disappointing half day tour. Don't ever pick this tour...travel agents etc shd scrap this and come up with better tours.
I would not recommend this tour to anyone, and not because of the tour group which was great. This location is not worth visiting as there is only one scenic spot, and that is the waterfall viewed in the picture. The aborigines shops were overpriced and filled with products that you can mostly get anywhere in Taiwan. The people were pushy and overall, it was not a pleasant experience for me.