Private Taroko Gorge Day Tour with Lunch from Taipei by Car

  • Operation DayMonday to Sunday
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time07:00
  • Vehicle Type43-seater bus, 20-seater mini bus or 9-seater mini van (according to the number of participants)
  • Meeting PointHotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City
  • Drop-off PointHotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City

Highlights

  • Discover the wonders of the world’s biggest marble gorge—Taroko Gorge
  • Ramble through the trails and enjoy the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs
  • Enjoy a scenic ride along the Northeast and East Coast of the island
  • Admire the beauty of the crystal-blue river along Shakadang Trail
  • Marveled at one of the island's "Eight Wonders”—Qingshui Cliff
  • Satisfy your stomach with authentic indigenous foods

Overview

Taroko National Park, famed for its stunning marble gorge and is regarded as one of the top nature wonders in Asia. You can feel the change of nature from time to time by the depth of the gorge, cut by the flow of water after thousand years. Moreover, you can ramble through the trails in the gorge and enjoy the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs.

Enjoy your private tour with a professional tour guide and comfy transport to the majestic Taroko National Park in Hualian County. Get ready to be surprised on the crystal-blue water along Shakadang Trail and fascinated with the picturesque views of Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto Trail and Tunnel of Nine Turns. More than that, the stunning Qingshui Cliff will leave you in awe.

  • 07:00

    Meet your guide at the hotel lobby (downtown Taipei City)

    Meet your tour guide in the early morning, and then enjoy a cozy ride to Taroko National Park directly.

  • 08:00

    Drive through Snow Mountain Tunnel

    The car will drive through Snow Mountain Tunnel, also known as Xueshan Tunnel, the longest tunnel in Taiwan. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful view from the windows, and there will be some stops for a short break and photos.

  • 10:00-10:10

    The Archway of Taroko Gorge (marble gorge)

    The first stop is the Archway of Taroko Gorge, and that symbolizes the beginning of your amazing journey in Taroko National Park. From the archway entry to Tunnel of Nine Turns, this section of Central Cross-Island Highway winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will take your breath away. Don’t forget to take a photo in front of the archway before the tour starts!

  • 10:15-11:15

    Shakadang Trail

    Then you will head to Shakadang Trail, known as “Mysterious Valley Trail”, is one of the most popular trails in Taroko National Park. This trail is built along the river cliff, so you can see the rock fault with the crystal-blue river running beside you. This river has cut through the marble over millions of years, and created the deep, narrow gorge.

  • 11:45-12:45

    Lunch at Taroko Village Hotel to enjoy the local indigenous cuisine

    After a long walk in Shakadang Trail, it’s time to fill your stomach with some local foods. Taroko Village Hotel, not only you can taste the authentic indigenous cuisine, but enjoy the unique design of the tribal house surrounding by mountains.

  • 13:00-13:50

    Shanyue Suspension Bridge or Yue Fei Pavilion Suspension Bridge

    The next stop is the longest suspension footbridge in Taroko National Park—Shanyue Suspension Bridge. If you dare to walk across this 196-meter-long suspension footbridge, you can enjoy an amazing view of both sides of the valley and the river below.

  • 14:00-14:20

    Swallow Grotto Trail

    Coming next is the trail of Swallow Grotto, where you will enjoy a stunning view of the cliffs reaching up to the sky. The potholes on the cliff surface were created by the ground water and the rapid stream of the river. In the past, they were the natural nesting location of swallows; hence it got the name Swallow Grotto.

  • 14:30-15:15

    Tunnel of Nine Turns

    After that, hold your breath, because this nature’s masterpiece will take your breath away. Tunnel of Nine Turns is considered the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge, which has reopened in 2019 after years of repair work. Along the trail, you can see the meander running through the deep and spectacular canyons from high above. Also, you can have a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls.

  • 15:30-15:40

    Eternal Spring Shrine

    The tour is coming to an end, but before that, there are other places that you need to see to completely experience the beauty of Taroko National Park. Remember the shrine you saw from a distance when you were at the archway? Time to see it from up close! Eternal Spring Shrine is a landmark and a memorial shrine located on the most picturesque of the Taroko Gorge with the beautiful view of mountain and waterfall, the shrine is built to commemorate the memory of 212 veterans who die while construct the highway from 1956-1960.

  • 16:00-16:25

    Qingshui Cliff

    And to the last stop of the trip, let’s enjoy the vast coastal view of the mountain and ocean from Qingshui Cliff, the only place in Taroko National Park that you can see 3 different color tones that make up the Pacific Ocean, the color of the cliffs, together with those of the Pacific coastline and blue sky making the magnificent area become one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan.

  • 19:00

    Return to the hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Beverage
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in English (other languages can be quoted on request).
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. The sequence and time of stay of tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, in this case, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  5. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  6. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
  7. Ensure you carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses for snacks, beverages, souvenirs, tips, etc. Convenience stores and most of the eateries in Taiwan don't accept credit cards as a form of payment.
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