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Admire the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia, on this 13-hour tour from Taipei. With your expert guide, 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.

Highlights

  • View the marble cliffs and more than 30 tunnels of the Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia
  • Travel through the Tunnel of Nine Turns
  • See the Eternal Spring Shine, one of the most-photographed sites in Taroko National Park
  • Savor a traditional lunch at a local restaurant
  • Stroll along Chi Hsing Beach
  • Relax with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

Taroko Gorge

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 6 am, and then transfer to the Taipei railway station to board an express train bound for Haulien. During the approximately 2.5-hour journey, watch the scenery pass by and learn about your destination from your local guide. 

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. Journey through the Tunnel of Nine Turns and Swallows Grotto, both famously picturesque portions of the gorge that are home to numerous hiking trails. 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.

Customer Reviews

Duncan United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing place, a gem that everyone visiting Taiwan should see!

Stephen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Taroko Gorge trip was excellent. The guides at each end of the train trip were brilliant. We fitted a lot in at the gorge and lunch had to be rescheduled due to roadworks but the guide did a great job of sorting it all out and keeping us updated. The gorge itself was unforgettable. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Madeline P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Comfortable tour with great views and walks. Fabulous Jacqueline was our guide.

Johanna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Josephine was wonderful and it was very impressive that she managed to conduct the tour in English, Chinese and Japanese at the same time. The scenery was amazing and we stopped at all the best places for photos. Lunch was pretty good, but I wish there was just a little more food.
For anybody going on this tour: there is a bit of hiking involved so wear sturdy shoes. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and snacks. The air conditioning on the train is freezing so make sure you have a jacket - it's also a really long trip so bring headphones and music or something to occupy the time.
It was a great tour and I look forward to doing it again when I bring my partner to Taiwan!

ray.susen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great full-day trip. The local tour operator was excellent, with all of the drivers and guides very professional and courteous. As for the gorge it was stunning. Do it!!!

kedwards01

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a very nice tour and a great value for the price. The tour guide was very cheerful and funny and made for a really great day of exploring the Taroko Gorge.

martengo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I was praying for good weather and it worked perfectly. sunny, hot, great visibility. Very well arranged starting with hotel pick up and hotel drop off. we were all well cared of. Josephine was great, all parts of the tour interesting. Money well spent. Original lunch.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We really enjoyed this tour! We had a sunny day and the gorge was beautiful! Josephine was very knowledgeable and kept us all on track. I wish that they had told us that the visit to the marbleworks was really an opportunity to shop. That said, I was happy with the gifts I did purchase.

Charles L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour. Josephine was a fantastic tour guide - kept everyone (and everything) on track and on time. Gorge is amazing. It and #39;s up there as one of the top sites in Asia. Highly recommended.

Willie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing!

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