The Better Taroko Gorge Tour from Hualien - Small Group Tour in English!
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The Better Taroko Gorge Tour from Hualien - Small Group Tour in English!

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Stop At: Taroko National Park, No.291, Fushi Fushi Vil., 97253 Taiwan

Take a trip with us into the "Jewel of Taiwan", Hualien's awe inspiring Taroko Gorge National Park. And find out why our "Better" Taroko tour is actually the best. For starters, all our guides speak English. No prerecorded audio tour like on the large tour buses. Also, this tour starts early to stay ahead of tour bus crowds. While others are just arriving midday, we’ve already explored half the park! With open roads, this tour averages 3-4 more stops than other tours and is one of the only to visit the Baiyang Waterfall Trail and the famous Water Curtain Cave. More time on the trails, less time in the vehicle. No high pressure gift shops or tourist traps. We aim to immerse you completely in the beauty of Taroko National Park! There will be about 3-4 hours of walking throughout the day. All tours are in English.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Taroko Gorge, Xinchen Township Taiwan

Our fun-filled day begins with complimentary hotel pickup from your Hualien City Hotel, Hostel, Minsu or B&B. ! All our guides speak English and are happy to answer any and all questions throughout the day. No prerecorded audio tour like on the large tour buses.

After pick ups, we'll take a scenic 30 minute ride along the East Coast before arriving at Taroko Gorge National Park. Please note that this tour has an EARLY START (7:30-8am) to get you into the park ahead of the tour buses and crowds so you can enjoy the trails in peace, the way nature intended!

Throughout the day we'll enjoy 3-4 hours of nature walks through verdant forests, along blue rivers, over suspension bridges to incredible waterfalls and immersing you completely in the beauty of Taroko National Park. This is NOT a tour bus sightseeing tour, it is a small group tour intended to experience Taroko Gorge and all it's beauty live and up close.

We promise to show you as much of the best of Taroko in one day as we can. In order to have a fun and flexible day, the exact itinerary for our tour can vary. This tour departs from Hualien City.

Some possible stops include:

Swallow Grotto

Baiyang Waterfalls Trail

Water Curtain Cave

Luishui Trail

Shakadang Trail

Cimu Bridge


Eternal Springs Shrine

Changuang Temple

Yuewang Suspension Bridge

Qingshui Cliffs

Qixingtan Beach

And other secret spots!

We will adjust our tour based on time and trail closures, but please let us know if there is something specific you’d like to see.

Because our tour is one of the first to arrive in the park, the chances of seeing wildlife are greatly increased. Throughout the day, you may see grey rock monkeys (Formosan Macaque) or some of the more than 250 kinds of butterfly, countless lizard and spider species and 144 bird species in the park.

Tour options and pricing Edit

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Yanzihkou Trail, Xincheng Township Zhongheng Highway 179K, Hualien City Taiwan

Take a walk through the stunning Swallow Grotto!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cihmu Bridge, Xincheng Township Taiwan

Check out Frog Rock and several beautiful shrines at Cimu Bridge.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Baiyang Trail, Xiulin Township Taiwan

Take a walk on the beautiful Baiyang Trail

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Baiyang Waterfall, Xiulin Township Taiwan

Check out the amazing Baiyang Waterfalls!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cave of Water Curtain, Tianxiang Baiyang Xiulin Towhship Taiwan

Get wet in the Water Curtain Cave! Bring a raincoat, we'll bring waterproof flashlights!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tianxiang Scenic Are, Xiulin Township, 972 Taiwan

Have lunch in Tianxiang

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eternal Spring Shrine, in Taroko National Park Taiwan

Learn about the history of the Cross Mountain highway and witness this incredible shrine constructed to memorialize those who died constructing it.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Changuang Temple, Xiulin Township, 972 Taiwan

This Zen Monastery is in the most beautiful location imaginable. While there, walk across the suspension bridge over the bottle gourd valley.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Shakadang Trail, Taroko National Park, Fushi Village, Xiulin Township, 972 Taiwan

One of the most beautiful places in the park. While others give you 20 minutes, we'll spend an hour or more out on the trail.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qixingtan Beach, Qixing Street, 971 Taiwan

On the way home, stop off at the beautiful Qixingtan beach

Duration: 20 minutes

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  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hualien City)
  • Equipment Use
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle
  • Daily insurance (please provide passport details before the tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Taroko National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Taroko Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Yanzihkou Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Cihmu Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Baiyang Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Baiyang Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Cave of Water Curtain
  • Entry/Admission - Eternal Spring Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Changuang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shakadang Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Qixingtan Beach
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Guide Gratuity
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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