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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
$150.00

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

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$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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Private Hualien East Coast Full-Day Tour

Private Hualien East Coast Full-Day Tour  - Hualien City, Taiwan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

From USD
$99.00

Enjoy the best of both worlds in this day tour that brings you to explore the most scenic coastal route in Taiwan (Highway 11), and wander valleys bordered by mountain ranges (East Rift Valley).

Highway 11 is often referred to as the most beautiful road to drive along in the whole of Taiwan with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the coastal mountain ranges on the other.

Flanked by the Central mountain ranges to the west and the Coastal mountain ranges to the east, the East Rift Valley National Scenic Area reminds one of a realm hidden away from the rest of the world.

Start of the day with a relaxing drive along the coast to Baqi Gazebo, where you will be presented with views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges within one frame. Then, take a short hike up Dashibi Hill; a short trail situated right next to the coast ... More info ›

Enjoy the best of both worlds in this day tour that brings you to explore the most scenic coastal route in Taiwan (Highway 11), and wander valleys bordered by mountain ranges (East Rift Valley).

Highway 11 is often referred to as the most beautiful road to drive along in the whole of Taiwan with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the coastal mountain ranges on the other.

Flanked by the Central mountain ranges to the west and the Coastal mountain ranges to the east, the East Rift Valley National Scenic Area reminds one of a realm hidden away from the rest of the world.

Start of the day with a relaxing drive along the coast to Baqi Gazebo, where you will be presented with views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges within one frame. Then, take a short hike up Dashibi Hill; a short trail situated right next to the coast. Following that, enjoy unique sights of paddy fields right next to the coast at Xinshe and volcanic wave-cut platforms at Shitiping.

In the afternoon, after lunch, check out a secret spot which was used to film the movie ‘Silence.’ Then, explore the plains of the East Rift Valley. Enjoy unique ice cream flavors at the Guangfu sugar mill, then take a stroll in ‘Morisaka’; once a Japanese logging village in the 1920s. End of the day with a relaxing stroll along Liyu lake.

Itinerary:

  • 09:00 Pick up [Pick up from your hotel/b&b/train station in Hualien City.]
  • 09:30 Baqi Gazebo
  • 10:00 Daishibi Hill
  • 11:00 Xinshe Coastal Rice Terraces
  • 11:30 Shitiping Scenic Area
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 “Secret Spot” [The movie "沈默 - Silence"  mostly taken scenes here!]
  • 14:00 Guangfu Sugar Factory
  • 15:00 "Morisaka" Tree Logging Area [ Former largest logging operation in east Taiwan.]
  • 16:00 Liyu Lake
  • 17:30 Drop off [Drop off at your hotel/b&b in Hualien City.]

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3-Day Hiking Tour in Taroko Gorge

3-Day Hiking Tour in Taroko Gorge - Hualien City, Taiwan

Duration: 3 days
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

From USD
$760.00

This adventurous journey takes you to places where Taiwan’s high mountains meet the Pacific Ocean and the clouds appear in soft wisps across the vast blue sky. The pure beauty of Taiwan’s east coast will make you feel as if having left the mundane world far behind and you’ve found yourself in a magical land between heaven and earth ... More info ›

This adventurous journey takes you to places where Taiwan’s high mountains meet the Pacific Ocean and the clouds appear in soft wisps across the vast blue sky. The pure beauty of Taiwan’s east coast will make you feel as if having left the mundane world far behind and you’ve found yourself in a magical land between heaven and earth. Enjoy picturesque views of nature, diverse ecology, and astounding geological features, including beautiful gorges, steep cliffs, and much more! Go on a thrilling hike following breathtaking trails, climb atop giant rocks, and marvel at towering cliffs on this unforgettable tour. Find out why travelers from near and far are drawn to this remarkable destination.

 Day 1.

  • Pick-up from your hotel; bus from Taipei to Hualien (Taroko Gorge
  • Pass by Qingshui Cliff on the famous Suhua Highway coastal road
  • Shakadang Trail walk through scenic valley with impressive marble rocks
  • Night shrimp catching in a mountain river and BBQ dinner served on the riverbank

Day 2:

  • Zhuilu Historic Trail hike, one of the most spectacular hikes in the world. A light lunch will be available on the way to the trail (A permit is needed to enter the area, limiting the number of visitors in order to preserve its quality)
  • Sampling local specialties at Hualien night market

Day 3.

  • Bus from Hualien to Yilan
  • In winter (October to March): King Car Whisky Distillery for a tour of the impressive facility. See exhibits about the whiskey distillation process, followed by a tasting of the Kavalan Whisky produced on-site
  • In summer (April to September) Go for a swim in beautiful Wai’ao Beach
  • Enjoy pleasant ocean views at the Wushi Harbor surfing beach in the afternoon
  • Back to Taipei

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