• Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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Travel to Haulien and Taroko National Park by express train or private car — your choice — on this personalized tour of Taroko Gorge. Hike under marble cliffs on the Lushui Trail, and walk with your knowledgeable private guide around Tienhsiang village. On a driving tour, stop at scenic spots, such as Hualien Stone Sculptural Park, Eternal Spring Shrine, and Chi Hsing Beach. Your full-day itinerary includes aboriginal-inspired Taiwanese cuisine for lunch and round-trip transport from Taipei.


  • Private, full-day tour of Taroko National Park from Taipei
  • Go on an easy hike on the Lushui Trail, and marvel at the sheer marble cliffs of Taroko Gorge
  • Drive through the Tunnel of Nine Turns
  • See Eternal Spring Shrine and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the village of Tienhsiang
  • Eat an aboriginal-style lunch at Leader Village Taroko
  • Ride the express train round-trip to Hualien (if option selected)

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei

Eternal Spring Shrine in Hualien

Receive undivided attention and the expertise of a private guide who has insider knowledge of Taroko Gorge on this day trip from Taipei. After pickup from your city hotel in Taipei in the early morning, you’ll go to the Taipei Station and hop on 2-hour express train to Hualien, the east side of Taiwan.

On arrival in Hualien, you’re transferred to Taroko Gorge National Park, known for its sublime forested landscapes and sheer marble cliffs that tower above the Liwu River. Highlights here include a visit to the Eternal Spring Shrine, a cliffside memorial to the 226 workers who lost their lives in the construction of the central cross-island highway. 

Next, enjoy an aboriginal-influenced lunch at Leader Village Taroko around noon. After lunch, go to Tienhsiang and stroll around the small village on foot with your guide, venturing along shaded walkways with views of Hsiangte Temple and its pagoda — situated on a hilltop and reached by a suspension bridge. Later set out on the Lushui Trail, an easy hiking path that includes spectacular views of Taroko Gorge and the Liwu River below. Your guide will accompany you at a mild pace, climbing uphill and crossing another suspension bridge to a lookout point. 

When you’ve returned to your car, continue on to Chi Hsing Beach for a stroll. Finally, visit the Hualien Stone Sculptural Park and a marble factory before your guide returns you to Taipei by express train. Upon arrival in Taipei, you'll be transferred to your hotel in Taipei by private car before the tour is concluded.

Customer Reviews

Nicholas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great day out with stunning scenery after the hustle bustle of Taepei City. Our guide David Harn was excellent, interested and enthusiastic without being pushy. The day was ours and we were offered flexibility wherever possible should we have wished to influence the itinerary.

Lorrie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the most beautiful sights! Our tour guide, Michael, was terrific and I highly recommend him and the tour. There were a lot of traffic delays due to road work in the park so a couple of the planned stops were not made including the marble store...a tourist shop but that was no ones fault. The Eternal Springs Shrine is unbelievably photogenic and Swallows Gorge, well, you have to see it. Lunch was very good. All in all, this is a must see!!

Timothy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thanks Viator! We had a fantastic time! Our guide was massively accomodating, informative and caring. The tour itself went swimmingly well without any hiccups and the Gorge was breathtaking. I highly recommend anyone taking this tour to view the Tawanese countryside and the marvel of the Taroko Gorge ! Thanks again and we look forward to booking our next Viator tour!

Karen P

4 star rating: Recommended April 2018

This was fabulous. When booking it seemed expensive but on reflections absolutely worth it. We were a party of four ladies two of whom are very experienced walkers and finished the tour wanting to visit Taiwan again to go hiking, the mountains were stunning and there were many walking trails. The train journey is a little long and therefore slightly boring but worth the trip. We had an air-conditioned car with driver plus our guide. Ling Ling was very experienced and knowledgeable, good english and with a lovely sense of humour. The tour did not disappoint with stunning views. We picked this tour as it included some walking all of which I managed despite poor knees I'd class them as family walks. We were right to do so, all of the tour coaches we saw seemed to just stop at odd points and let people get out to take photos. We had the please of walking in the gorge with plenty of time for pics and conversation. This tour lost one star only because we could not hear our tour guide when in the car. She is a small lady and the four of us were in a large 7 seater car with two of us in the back. A microphone would work better or she needs to sit in-between not in the front.

Thomas S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

Our guide Walter knew a great deal about the gorge and many sites on the way. He was friendly and his English was excellent. We enjoyed the views along the way and was worth the extra time by car rather than the bullet train. Our driver Jackie was excellent on the winding roads.

Karen W

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2016

We did not go to the beach or the marble factory. We were rushed the entire time and the driver drove so slow it cut into our time in the park. The lunch was horrible......For the money we paid I was very disappointed.....

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