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Taipei Hiking Tour: Sandiaoling & Pingxi

Taipei Hiking Tour: Sandiaoling & Pingxi - Taipei, Taiwan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

From USD
$79.50

The capital city of Taiwan isn’t just about Taipei 101, Longshan Temple, Elephant Mountain and places that are touristy and crowded. In fact, there are plenty of hiking trails that are perfect for travellers like you who have a soul of wanderlust and a desire to explore ... More info ›

The capital city of Taiwan isn’t just about Taipei 101, Longshan Temple, Elephant Mountain and places that are touristy and crowded. In fact, there are plenty of hiking trails that are perfect for travellers like you who have a soul of wanderlust and a desire to explore. A day tour with us leads you to the unknown nature, we are going to show you another completely different aspect of Taipei in a way that will make you wow during the tour. It’s perfect for people who’d like to experience the nature in Taipei and take phenomenal shots with their cameras that will amaze your friends on social media.

We include two hiking trails in the day tour. The first trail is located at Sandiaoling District featuring 3 amazing waterfalls that are perfect for summertime to cool off and refresh our spirits. You will be wowed by the power of the water by standing in front of them. 

For the second trail, you will expect to climb steep slopes with railings on the ridges of 2 peaks in Pingxi District. Each peak gives you a great view of the surrounding area with endless mountains in the distance. You need to possess the decent stamina to complete it, while no fear of height is a must too.

The whole tour is flexible. It does not involve long hour walking or serious trekking, but it can fully satisfy your desire to explore the nature without annoying crowds.

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Sandiaoling: 

  • Hegu Waterfall: It’s the biggest and highest waterfall on this trail. We are able to be on top of it, there’s a hidden path where no one visits. If the weather is warm, we are able to swim.
  • Motian Waterfall: We are able to go under and behind it. Normally people do not do this, but it will be an awesome experience to get wet.
  • Pipadong Waterfall: Here we will have a spectacular view. And we rest here for a while to enjoy the beautiful waterfall from the cliff. 

Pingxi: 

  • Xiaozishan Peak: It challenges your courage to step on the peak as it’s steep and sharp. We need to climb via a narrow, exposed steel stair to reach the top.
  • Cimu Peak: It’s a higher peak on the other side of Xiaozishan Peak. The view up here is just amazing that you can see the surrounding area from high above. We will explore a little bit on this peak, it’s an adventure!

    *Note: The itinerary is subjected to the condition of the site, weather and your physical ability. Our tour guide has the final decision if it’s necessary to change the itinerary.

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Taipei Mountain Biking Tour

Taipei Mountain Biking Tour - Taipei, Taiwan

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

From USD
$170.00

We’re pleased to offer the first-ever mountain bike tour of the greater Jiufen and Jinguashi area! Known for their mining heritage and beautiful scenery, the stories of these mountain towns actually go well beyond the winding alleys. Come with us and mountain bike through the forgotten historic trail for the excitement that you will never experience in Taiwan ... More info ›

We’re pleased to offer the first-ever mountain bike tour of the greater Jiufen and Jinguashi area! Known for their mining heritage and beautiful scenery, the stories of these mountain towns actually go well beyond the winding alleys. Come with us and mountain bike through the forgotten historic trail for the excitement that you will never experience in Taiwan. With a combination of thrilling rock garden and flowy dirt trails, there is no better way to explore the forgotten parts of Jiufen and Jinguashi. It is an adventure you can’t miss if you love nature, stories, and excitement.

Before the adventure

  • Gear distribution: You will be given full protection gears including biking helmet, elbow & knee pads and gloves. These gears play an important role as they provide full protection during the tour.
  • Bike adjustment: Our expert guide will adjust the bike to the perfect condition to fit your weight and height. It’s also the time to have a brief instruction on how to make your bike move as part of your body.
Adventure begins
  • Warm up: We will ride our bikes through a trail to warm up. During this time, you will be amazed by the scenery in this area. Our guide is able to give you an introduction about the mining history and the geography in Jiufen and Jinguashi area.
  • Biking through the mining area: Our guide will lead you to the old mining area. The condition of the road becomes a bit tricky, it tests your skill to overcome the uneven surface. Don’t worry, our guide will give you some tips for this challenge.
  • Biking through the forest: The surface of the forest is less tricky, but it also provides an exhilarating experience. Riding through forest makes you feel the speed, alive and fulfilling.
  • Exciting downhills: After you are more comfortable to deal with different surfaces, it’s about time to challenge downhill. This part is the climax and highlight of this tour. Our guide is going to provide more tips on how to move your body to balance during turns, downhill slopes and obstacles. We promise you will LOVE it and want to do it again and again!

     *Note: our guide has the final decision to adjust the activity according to your physical situation, weather and condition of each biking route.

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Full-Day Taroko Gorge Hike: Zhuilu Old Trail from Hualien City

Full-Day Taroko Gorge Hike: Zhuilu Old Trail from Hualien City - Hualien City, Taiwan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

From USD
$109.00

If you have a free day in Hualien or Taipei and look for an adventure, the Zhuiliu Old Trail is highly recommended as it offers a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the largest marble gorge in the world. You will appreciate scenic views of massive marble cliffs six hundred meters above sea level, and learn about interesting stories about Japanese and local aborigines that once lived on this trial ... More info ›

If you have a free day in Hualien or Taipei and look for an adventure, the Zhuiliu Old Trail is highly recommended as it offers a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the largest marble gorge in the world. You will appreciate scenic views of massive marble cliffs six hundred meters above sea level, and learn about interesting stories about Japanese and local aborigines that once lived on this trial. Permits are required in this tour and admission permits could be guaranteed if signing up as soon as possible due to a 96-slot daily capacity limit.

You will be picked up in the hotel in Hualien City between 7:30 am and 8:30 am and Hualien Train Station or Hualien Airport are acceptable for pickup, as well. Your tour guide will ensure that you are appropriately dressed for the trail before heading down to a convenience store to get last minute necessities, such as water, snacks, lunch that you might need or wish to enjoy along the hike. 

At the starting point, you will be greeted by a beautiful suspension bridge which is not accessible if without a permit. The total distance of the hike is 6.2km (3.1km one way). The first thirty minutes of the hike is the most arduous as it spans 1.0km of steep steps before we pit-stop at the old Japanese military outpost. Along the way, you can expect to see some wildlife such as exotic birds, monkeys, and mountain goats. You will continue to hike for another two hours before reaching the most spectacular part of the trail: the Zhuliu giantic cliff. This part of the trail offers the most stunning, spectacular paranomic view of the Taroko Gorge. Imagine yourself looking down from the top of Taipei 101(Taiwan’s tallest building), only this is different, as you take in the scenery before you and have the magnificent marble-walled canyon of Taroko beneath your feet. Be amazed and thoroughly in awe of the five-hundred meters long Zhuliu marble cliff’s beauty, charting for yourself one of the greatest hiking experience of a lifetime!

You will have your lunch at the Cliff Outpost with an amazing view. After lunch, you will take the same route back to the trailhead. Once at the trailhead, your tour guide will take you back to Hualien City to enjoy a meal at a seventy-year-old Wonton soup shop at your own cost before dropping you off at Hualien train station. If you wish to browse around the night market after the tour, your tour guide can drop you at night market area for free as well.

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River Tracing Adventure Tour in Hualien Including Lunch

River Tracing Adventure Tour in Hualien Including Lunch - Hualien City, Taiwan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

From USD
$121.00

River tracing, also called canyoning or river trekking, is an outdoor adventure activity combined hiking, swimming, climbing and jumping along the river. The crystal clear water and moderate temperature lead Hualien County to be the most popular place for river tracing ... More info ›

River tracing, also called canyoning or river trekking, is an outdoor adventure activity combined hiking, swimming, climbing and jumping along the river. The crystal clear water and moderate temperature lead Hualien County to be the most popular place for river tracing. Following to the instructions of our experienced tour guide, even though you are beginner, you can enjoy the beauty of natural river.

A driver guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hualien city or Hualien train station and apply for permits. We have to change clothes to safety outfit, like helmet, wetsuit, river tracing boots and life vest right after reaching the riverside. In the beginning, we will trek on crystal clear water with the temperature between 18-24 °C (64~75 °F). The wetsuit will protect us from the coldness.  

You can swim in several natural pools and enjoy nature water spa. Sometimes we can see local aborigines fishing and rock jumping along the way. Our tour guide will find a great place for lunch where everyone can swim and take a relaxing nap on marble boulder. The lunch is the traditional Taiwanese rice ball and hot drinks  

After lunch break, we will do exciting waterfall climbing. When you stand on the top of the waterfall, you'll know the sense of accomplishment. The last challenge is the pool jumping, it’s super refreshing at the moment you jump into the water.  After river tracing, the driver will take you to enjoy some local snacks before dropping you off at hotel or Hualien train station.

May ~ November is suitable for river tracing every year. If you would like to avoid crowds, you can choose to book the trip in weekdays.

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Taroko Gorge Small-Group, Full-Day Tour from Hualien City

Taroko Gorge Small-Group, Full-Day Tour from Hualien City - Hualien City, Taiwan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

From USD
$89.00

As one of the seven wonders of Asia, Taroko encompasses the largest marble gorge in the world. You will be amazed by visiting various sceneries in one day, including splendid marble gorge, crystal-clear water between canyons and colorful sedimentary rocks ... More info ›

As one of the seven wonders of Asia, Taroko encompasses the largest marble gorge in the world. You will be amazed by visiting various sceneries in one day, including splendid marble gorge, crystal-clear water between canyons and colorful sedimentary rocks. You can experience several hiking trails as well as the aboriginal culture of Taroko tribe and taste local cuisine.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hualien city between 8:30 am to 9:00 am and pickup at Hualien Train Station or Hualien Airport are acceptable, as well. It takes around forty minutes from Hualien City to Taroko Gorge. 

One of the eight wonders in Taiwan, Qingshui Cliff (Ching-Shui Cliff) will greet you firstly. The marvelous cliff and emerald blue sea water, make Qingshui as a touristic highlight in Taroko National Park. Besides the abandoned old highway trace, you would be able to peep local traditional fishing culture.

Keep going down through the East-West Highway (Su-Hua Highway; Hwy8), you will see the entrance of Taroko Gorge. The small archway was settled for more than fifty years. It is regarded as a landmark of Taroko National Park. Most of the passengers who have been to Taroko Gorge would take photos with this archway.

The first trekking on the tour would be Shakadang Trail (Mysterious Valley trail), featuring for its crystal-blue stream water and amazing sedimentary colorful rocks. There’s no need to worry about the hike, it is flat and easy, suitable for a family. Besides, you will see local aboriginal wild vegetable farms. At the end of the trail, you can buy some beverage in the shop owned by local aborigines, and handicraft related to their culture. You can even take off your shoes and soak your feet into the clean and fresh stream. You will have a great experience of exploring the East Coast of Taiwan. The 3km trail takes around an hour to complete.

After relax and light hiking on Shakadang trail, the other picturesque spot nearby is Eternal Spring Shrine. The shrine is built to commemorate the sacrificed workers during the construction. Everlasting spring symbolizes the promising future of this land. In addition, our driver can take you to some secret spots nearby and tell you more stories behind the scenes.

After lunch, you are going to Swallow Grotto (known as Yanzihkou Trail), the must-see sight of Taroko Gorge. You will walk on the old Central Cross Island Highway, and you will be amazed by how the narrow tunnel goes through the marble mountain could be built. The dynamic geological activities and river cutting deepen the gorge day after day.  For safety, our driver will borrow helmets for you during the walk in Swallow Grotto in the case of some small falling rocks. It takes around thirty minutes walking through this marble paradise. Besides the spots mentioned above, you could also visit Lushui Trail, Cimu Bridge, Chishingtan Scenic Area ... etc if time is allowed. 

For the lunch, your tour guide will take you to the best local restaurant which is owned by Taroko Tribal aborigines and will serve aboriginal-style cuisine.

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Full-Day Private Taroko National Park Tour from Hualien City

Full-Day Private Taroko National Park Tour from Hualien City - Hualien City, Taiwan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

From USD
$99.00

With towering marble walls, subtropical forested canyons and crystal clear rivers, Taroko gorge boasts phenomenal views that are unique to Taiwan. This tour allows you to explore the highlights of the world’s deepest marble canyon and take leisurely hikes on the easier trails in this wonder of nature.

 

Duration: 8 hours

Location: Taroko National Park

Wake up to a leisurely morning with a stop at the picturesque Chishingtan Beach, and then a scenic drive along the turquoise blue waters of the Pacific Ocean to Qingshui Cliffs ... More info ›

With towering marble walls, subtropical forested canyons and crystal clear rivers, Taroko gorge boasts phenomenal views that are unique to Taiwan. This tour allows you to explore the highlights of the world’s deepest marble canyon and take leisurely hikes on the easier trails in this wonder of nature.

 

Duration: 8 hours

Location: Taroko National Park

Wake up to a leisurely morning with a stop at the picturesque Chishingtan Beach, and then a scenic drive along the turquoise blue waters of the Pacific Ocean to Qingshui Cliffs. Following that, explore Taroko Gorge with a stroll along the crystal clear waters of the Shakadang Trail, and enjoy sights of a majestic waterfall flowing through the Eternal Spring Shrine.


In the afternoon, watch swallows nesting and flying around the vertical marble cliffs in Swallow’s Grotto, and then hike up the easy Lushui Trail before stopping at the photo worthy Cimu bridge. End of with a walk to the spectacular Baiyang Waterfall.


*As this day tour involves trail walking, please wear comfortable shoes.

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