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The trip is spectacular. The scenery is wonderful. The tour company is excellent and very well organized and specializes in small groups - a definite plus. The guide was very informative. There were opportunities to have short hikes in the gorge. It is well-worth getting up early to go on this trip.
The Taroko Gorge was beautiful- a must see while in Taiwan. The tour is very long, but well worth it!
If you only have 1 day to spare, this is a great trip to see some of the countryside and how the non city people live. You fly there from Taipei and return by train unfortunately most of the train ride was after dark and the scenery was probably spectacular. The gorge is beautiful but all the trails off the main road were closed to walkers because of rain for a few days. I understand they had a small landslide recently that injured a tourist. The tour ended at a marble factory with a huge retail store of jade and marble jewelry and sculptures. It is the largest selection I saw in Taiwan and prices are negotiable. Hard to say though if the final price is cheaper here that what you would get in Taipei.
Had the unique experience to see the gorge after/during a heavy rainfall, tremendous waterfalls and different scenery. Logistics were good with a short flight and excellent tour guide. Visit to the Marble Store was excruciating! Horrible, persistent, stalking salesladies. Bad reflection on wonderful Taiwan. This tour for Sunday should be sold separately since it is not as presented in Viator's website and voucher with a shorter duration and no trip to the Marble Factory.
Transport for the whole day was excellent. Tour bus driver very careful. Our tour guide had a sense of humor, and kept us interested the whole day with her excellent knowledge of the area. The gorge is absolutely breathtaking we highly recommend this tour .
This was the highlight of our short stay in Taiwan! The guide was great fun! Her explanations in English were very clear and understandable.The sights of the Marble Gorge were fantastic! The return train trip was quick, but it gave us a good view of the countryside.Well worth the money!
Easily one of the more interesting natural sights in Taipei. Had great fun doing lots of walking.
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Our tour guide was fun, had a sense of humor, and kept us interested the whole day. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Great amount of hiking, knowledgeable local guide, OK shopping stops.
This was the best part of our trip to Taiwan! We were only in Taiwan for a long weekend and were at first a little unsure about taking a whole day out for a tour, but we are so glad we did. The gorge was amazing! Our tour guide was great! Everything was so easy, the hotel pickup, quick flight, etc. Everything was very well-arranged and was effortless for us. I would recommend this to anyone.
We arrived at Taipei domestic airport and 20 minutes later we were in the air. It really was that fast!!!! The flight lasts 45 minutes. On arrival you are driven to a marble factory for a quick tour. Then off to the gorge. WOW!! It really is breathtaking. To think the canyon is sandstone. This little river has cut through 600 meters of marble VERTICAL!!!!! The buffet lunch was also very impressive with a wide range of food, top notch. We were taken to the beach for a while then taken to the train station for the 3 hour ride back to Taipei. We heard that for an extra 30 we could have flown back. As it was the train ride was a good experience.
We greatly enjoyed the sightseeing from the flight to the Taroko and the lunch were satisfying. Our guide gave great details and was very friendly. We would visit again!
This was the BEST tour I went on during my vacation in Taiwan. I HIGHLY recommend this tour. The Marble Gorge was absolutely amazing and the scenery was unbelievable! The tour guide even took us to a beach, where we rolled up our pants and went into the water in February! It was fantastic.
Josephine was our guide for Taroko Gorge, she really knows the area and took us on little hiking trips along the way that gave us a closer look and better appreciation of the scenery.
Josephine was very helpful. Lost our camera on our train to Hualien. We just met her less than 5 mins but she immediately made contacts to different people, and eventually got hold of our camera about half an hour later. We are very grateful for that. Trip was smooth, got lovely views of Taroko.
This Taroko Gorge Day tour is great. Josephine is an amazing guide!! However, as a whole this tour company leaves much to be desired. My Taiwan tour company has much better customer service and just all around is more professional. However, if you want to see the Taroko Gorge and only have 1 day, the option and the tour itself is great...one you arrive at Hualien. The scenery itself makes the whole tour worth it. We did 3 tours while in Taiwan and this by and far was the most breathtaking.
Friendly and experienced tour guide, Queen of Taroko (Josephine). Great tour.
The scenery is nice and lunch was awesome. The guide was friendly and helpful but I feel that more information can be given about the sites visited. However, seeing that she was introducing things in two languages (English and Japanese), not giving enough information can be overlooked. Overall a good experience.
Overall pretty good tour. However, I went dry season so it wasn't as exciting.
the Gorge is Beautiful, it was a great day. You can walk and stair as much or as little as you like.
Lots of wonderful scenery. The lunch was superb. there was a visit to a marble factory where they try the hard sell at the end of the tour- this is always disappointing. the train trip back was good ntil the sun went down.
Overall highly recommended.
Tour arrangement was very organized. Guide from Taipei and Taroko Gorge were both very friendly and cheerful. Although the trip was long with 45 minutes chartered flight and back by 2 and half hour train but worth it. The Gorge was indeed very serene and beautiful.