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Taroko Gorge with Qingshui Cliff, Swallow Grotto, Shakadang Trail, and Qixingtan

Taroko Gorge with Qingshui Cliff, Swallow Grotto, Shakadang Trail, and Qixingtan - Hualien City, Taiwan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

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$33.00

Taroko Gorge, renowned as the largest marble gorge in the world, should not be missed on any visit to Taiwan. You're sure to be amazed by the enchantment of this national treasure ... More info ›

Taroko Gorge, renowned as the largest marble gorge in the world, should not be missed on any visit to Taiwan. You're sure to be amazed by the enchantment of this national treasure. Starting from the brilliantly colored sea cliffs of Qingshui seem straight out of a Bob Ross painting, you’ll venture into the heart of the of the mountains to discover the secrets of Taroko’s marble wonderland.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Hualien City, Hualien Port, Hualien Airport or TRA Hualien Station before 9:00 am and start this exciting day tour to explore some of the most beautiful places in Taiwan!

Witness the power of nature as you trace the course of the Liwu River that crafted this gorge into the spectacle it is today. This eastern end of the Central Cross-Island Highway offers multiple hop off points for exploring the scenery and cultural treasures here. At Swallow Grotto you’ll discover how local wildlife have made creative use of the landscape. As the Eternal Spring Shrine reveals itself from the distance, you will no doubt wonder aloud whether you’re moving through a dream.

Attractions you will visit:

  • Qingshui Cliff
  • Swallow Grotto
  • Tianxiang Scenic Area
  • Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine)
  • Qixingtan
Taroko Gorge is for dreamers: live your imagination!

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Taroko National Park Classic Full-Day Tour

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

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$56.25

Taroko National Park is where you must visit in Hualien. The scene that attracts visitors all over the world makes Taroko synonym of tourism in eastern Taiwan ... More info ›

Taroko National Park is where you must visit in Hualien. The scene that attracts visitors all over the world makes Taroko synonym of tourism in eastern Taiwan. The rich history and natural landscape allow visitors to spend a whole day. This tour covers most of the popular spots and trails, it includes visiting the magnificent gorge, ocean cliff, waterfall, suspension bridge and much more. With our friendly local expert’s guiding, it means you will be in good hands and visit every must-see site that could have otherwise been missed easily if you come here by yourself. It’s also a tour that suits all ages if you have senior citizens in your group.

  • Taroko Arch Gate: The gate that marks the entrance of the national park, welcoming the visitors from all over the world.
  • Shakadang Trail: Relaxing trail with grotesque rock formation and beautiful patterns on the cliff. The river by the trail remains crystal clear and turquoise throughout the year.
  • Swallow Grotto (Taroko Gorge): The most well-known attraction in the park. The combined forces of earthquake and river erosion take turns to form this amazing gorge.
  • Cimu Bridge: A perfect location to observe amazing white marble beside Liwu river.
  • Lushui Trail: 50 minutes trail with a gradual and easy slope. The middle part of the trail allows you to walk on the edge of a cliff. It’s railing protected to make this trail suitable for all ages.
  • Eternal Spring Shrine: Memorizing the loss of the heroes behind the establishment of Taroko National Park. An iconic spot full of history.
  • Qingshui Cliff: A must-visit spot with breathtaking cliff beside the Pacific Ocean.

    Please note that we may not follow the order to visit each attraction listed here, it depends on the traffic, weather and road condition. We remain the final decision to adjust the order. It's also possible that we may replace some of the attractions listed here with other attractions nearby if any of them is under maintenance or closed due to the damage from the weather. 

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Small-Group Taroko Gorge National Park Day Trip from Hualien

Small-Group Taroko Gorge National Park Day Trip from Hualien - Hualien City, Taiwan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Hualien City, Taiwan

From USD
$57.50

Come take a trip with us into the "Jewel of Taiwan", Hualien's awe inspiring Taroko Gorge National Park. Our early start tour gets you into the park ahead of the crowds so you can enjoy it in peace, the way nature intended ... More info ›

Come take a trip with us into the "Jewel of Taiwan", Hualien's awe inspiring Taroko Gorge National Park. Our early start tour gets you into the park ahead of the crowds so you can enjoy it in peace, the way nature intended. Fill your senses with wonder and your camera with views of soaring cliffs, plunging canyons, verdant forests and river valleys, unlike anywhere else in the world. The road itself is a sight to behold as we make our way from stop to stop through a series of tunnels, overhangs and jagged drops that come in thrilling succession. This 8-hour tour will show you all the highlights, and hidden gems within the park. We strive to spend as little time as possible in the vehicle so there will be about 3-4 hours of walking throughout the day. All tours will be in English.

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup from your Hualien City Hotel. Take a scenic 40-minute ride along the East Coast before arriving at the "Jewel of Taiwan", Hualien's Taroko Gorge National Park. The tours start earlier than most to ensure a most relaxing and private feel at many of the main attractions. Throughout the day we'll take nature walks through forests, over suspension bridges, and along winding rivers.

Likely stops include:

  • Swallow Grotto
  • Baiyang Waterfalls
  • Shakadang Trail
  • Cimhu Bridge
  • Qingshui Cliffs
  • Eternal Springs Shrine
  • Changuang Temple
  • Yuewang Suspension Bridge
  • Chishington Beach
  • and more if time allows!
Throughout the day, you may see monkeys (Formosan Macaque), more than 250 kinds of butterfly, countless lizard and spider species, 144 bird species, rivers teeming with fish, freshwater shrimp, numerous species of frog and so much more that fill the water, jungles and forests of the Gorge. Taking a walk through the forests of Taroko, it becomes pretty obvious at once that you are not alone!

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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

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$58.00

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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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
$58.00

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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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
$58.00

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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