Ride a Car and Have a Cozy Ride to Taroko Gorge

  • Operation DayTuesday, Saturday and Sunday
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time06:00
  • Vehicle Type45-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 PointTaipei Main Station

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
  • Take an Instagramble photo and enjoy the moment at TCC DAKA Park
  • Marveled at one of the island's "Eight Wonders”—Qingshui Cliff
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant

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.

In additional to that, in this tour you will also visit hottest and classic attractions in Hualien, such as the eco-friendly factory —TCC DAKA Park and the awe-inspiring Qingshui Cliff.

  • 06:00

    Pick up from hotel in Taipei

    Meet your tour guide in the early morning, and then enjoy a cozy ride to Hualien. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful view from the windows.

  • 08:30-08:50

    TCC DAKA Park

    Before arriving at Taroko Gorge, take a break at TCC DAKA Park, an ecological recycling factory and also an Instagram hotspot. Don’t miss the chance to take a closer look at the Smart Flower installations.

  • 09:20

    The Archway of Taroko Gorge (marble gorge)

    From the archway entry to Tianxiang, this 12.5-mile (20-km) section of Central Cross-Island Highway winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will take your breath away.

  • 09:30-10:30

    Shakadang Trail

    First, take a walk along Shakadang Trail, where the crystal clear blue water of Liwu River is running beside you. This river has cut through the marble over millions of years, and created the deep, narrow gorge.

  • 10:50-11:20

    Swallow Grotto

    Walk through the tunnels 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.

  • 11:30-11:40

    Cihmu Bridge

    After that, stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), an H-Shape hanging bridge built of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo, for a heart-touching story about a loving mother.

  • 11:45-11:55

    Tianxiang

    Before lunch, take a short break at Tianxiang, a large river terrace recreational area where the Youth Activity Center, a Catholic Church and the only 5-star hotel in the park are located nearby. This area features spectacular river landscapes, such as meanders and potholes that make Tianxiang the most picturesque place for dinning and lodge.

  • 12:10-13:10

    Lunch

    Today, lunch will be arranged in a restaurant in the park.

  • 13:20-14:00

    Tunnel of Nine Turns

    After lunch, 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.

  • 14:20-14:40

    Eternal Spring Shrine

    Next, you will visit Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway.

  • 15:00-15:25

    Qingshui Cliff

    Before heading back to Taipei, end your tour with another visual feast. The amazing Qingshui Cliff is one of the island’s “Eight Wonders”. The soaring cliffs stretch for 21 kilometers, which visitors can enjoy a sweeping view from the viewing platform.

  • 16:50-17:10

    Su'ao Service Area

    On the way back to Taipei, take a break at Su’ao Service Area, where you can get a bite and local snacks. Your 13-hour adventure ends with drop-off at Taipei Main Station.

  • 19:00

    Drop off at Taipei Main Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English and Japanese.
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. Please advise your designated meeting point (within Taipei city limits) and provide your SMS contact info or e-mail address. We will contact you directly and advise the pick-up time.
  5. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  6. Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  7. Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  8. This tour is not recommended to wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the listings local pick-up time(GMT+8). Please contact us by email or phone. 

 

Email: edisonts@ms6.hinet.net 

Phone: +886 2 25635313

 

No-shows are defined as passengers who do not show up on time for the tours. In this event, the bookings will be cancelled and non-refundable.

 

Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: full refund

Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: non-refundable

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