Hualien, Taiwan

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clock-o13 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Admire the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia, on this 13-hour tour from Taipei. There will be a guide to drop you off at the train station to let you hop on a train bound for Haulien; enjoy the scenic ride and learning about your destination on the way. Arrive at this top attraction and start exploring its sheer marble cliffs, winding tunnels and the vein of the Liwu River flowing through the gorge. Stop at a traditional Taiwanese restaurant for a lunch of typical local fare before heading to Chi-Hsing Beach and the Hualien Stone Sculpture Park. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Taipei hotels are included.
  • View the marble cliffs and more than 30 tunnels of the Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia
  • See the Eternal Spring Shine, one of the most-photographed sites in Taroko National Park
  • Savor a traditional lunch at Mei Yuan Restaurant of the Silks Place Taroko
  • Stroll along Chi Hsing Beach
  • Relax with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 6 am, and then transfer to the Taipei railway station. You will board an express train bound for Haulien on your own. During the approximately 2.5-hour journey, watch the scenery pass by.
Upon arrival in Hualien, board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the trip through the Taroko Gorge in Taroko National Park, named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia. Set out on the 12.5-mile (20-km) section of highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang, winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge. 
As you ride, admire views of the Liwu River, which cut through the marble to form the deep, narrow gorge over millions of years. In all, the coach trip will travel through an impressive 38 separate tunnels, ending up at the Eternal Spring Shine. Here, small temples have been built to honor those Taiwanese veterans who lost their lives in the construction of the tunnels. 
After passing through the gorge, stop for lunch at a local restaurant serving typical local fare. Before returning to Taipei by express train, make stops at the Hualien Stone Sculpture Park, Chi-Hsing Beach and a local marble factory. 
Your 13-hour adventure in Taroko National Park and the surrounds ends with drop-off at your hotel in Taipei.

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T
, Dec 2018

very warm good morning. had wonderful visual treat tour of toroko george tour. Nice pickup, train travel for 3 hoyrs, then bus journey with complete visual treat and enjoyment. Again return bus journey with marble stone factory visit and beautiful pacific ocean beach visit. return with train journey and hotel drop tours end. Sophian is the local tour guide was fantastic through out the tour. She took complete resonsibility and joyful tour guidance. MY SINCERE SPECIAL THANKS TO HER. CONVEY MY WISHES OF LONG HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL LIFE TO HER.We had great lunch at 5 star hotel in toroko. Negative point of this tour is no tour playfyl activities and we didnt go to the falls nearby . Otherwise it was fantastic tour to remember. Thanks viator for great arrangements

A
, Nov 2018

Our guide Josephina was great. Saw the sites and the tour included an outstanding lunch. Since this was high on our list of things to see in Taiwan it was worth the long train ride. However any way you look at it, spending 5 hours plus on a train was rather tiring. Pickup and dropoff went off with military precision. Extremely professional

c
, Oct 2018

We enjoyed our Taroko Gorge tour. The itinerary was organized. Josephine was an expert and professional tour guide.

M
, Oct 2018

We did a lot and saw a lot in this day tour. I enjoyed our guide who is very knowledgeable about the area and what's worth seeing.

L
, Aug 2018

We had a great time with Queen Josephine, our guide. She is very knowledgeable about the area, and she is full of enthusiasm. The tour picks you up at the hotel and delivers you back to the hotel, which is great. They handle all the tickets and logistics for the train and the tour bus. It is a full packed day, and we liked the fact the everything was taken care of, including lunch! We just had to bring our cameras and good walking shoes since there is some light hiking, but you don't have to do the hiking if you don't want to. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

T
, Jul 2018

This was our second tour while we visited Taipei and it was good. First, the guy picked us up at the hotel along with one family and one man. Then dropped us up at the train station and stayed with us until we got on the train. Train ride was about 3 hrs. Got there we had a whole bus to us 8. The tour guide was very nice and friendly. His english was very good. He gave us some tips for next time back in Taipei. Greatly appreciated. We went to a few places and had lunch at 5 stars hotel. Lunch was delicious. There were plenty of foods. Then the tour guide waited with us at the train station and made sure we got on the train. Great man. Was a long trip, but it went by fast since he did a great job on showing us places and a few interesting things. Highly recommended!

C
, Jul 2018

I would have rated the tour higher with the exception of two things. First, the guide could not speak English very well and was hard to understand. She also messed up our train tickets on the return where I couldn't sit with my family. Horrible tour guide! Also, the trip to marble factory was a complete and utter waste of time. First, it was not listed on the itinerary, wasted 45 minutes of our precious time from Taroko Gorge which was stunning, and staff at marble factory put hard sell to have you buy jade, coral, and other jewellery. To spend so much time getting to Taroko Gorge and have your time sucked by marble tour factory is a complete waste of time. Please go with another tour company that doesn't stop there or hire personal driver or use pu luv transportation. Obviously, this tour company receives a kickback for taking you there! Please be forewarned!!!!

M
, Apr 2018

The tour guide was Roy was inspiring and very energetic. Be prepared for a full day ahead.

S
, Apr 2018

The tour itself was spectacular, marred only by the crowds during one of the busiest extended holidays of the year. Transportation was first rate, although I was a bit surprised that they didn't have water available on the bus. Food at the very elegant hotel was one of the worst meals we had in Taiwan. Taste was bland and many dishes were mostly filler ie 90 percent scrambled egg 10 percent seafood ribs were mostly bone. Very disappointing. Tour guide for the Gorge was a bit pushy, although she probably meant well. Her English was rather hard to understand and the limited information she provided was minimal and not of any particular value. The driver who dropped us off and picked us up was very well prepared to handle the group, the guide was not. Not what I expected for the price

j
, Apr 2018

A very nice trip. The schedule is very tight, but you should see most of the highlights from Taroko. The short jade factory tour is completely unnecessary and those 40mins could have been better reserved for the actual sights on the tour. This would be a five star tour if it wasn't so rushed.


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