Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei
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Stop At: Chishingtan Scenic Area, No. 5_, Lane 79, Qixing Street Taiwan
Chishingtan (Qixingtan, Qixing Lake) is a poetic name in Chinese. It is said that there were lakes scattered along the coastline. The beach here has an elegant arch shape. The seawater is clean and blue. The black stones are crystal. From here you can see twisting highways carved into cliff and famous Qingshui Cliff.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Eternal Spring Shrine, in Taroko National Park Taiwan
Eternal Spring Shrine is built to commemorates the 226 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Taroko Gorge, Xinchen Township Taiwan
Taroko Gorge is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Tianxiang Scenic Are, Xiulin Township, 972 Taiwan
Tianxiang is the site of an old Atayal village at the confluence of the Liwu and Dasha Rivers. Its name commemorates Wen Tianxiang, who lived in the 13th century and was the last prime minister of the Song Dynasty.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Taiwan Railways, Taipei Taiwan
Taiwan Railways is the most convenient way of transportation to Hualien, where Tarako Gorge is located. This tour includes round-way train tickets between Taipei and Hualien.
Sit back and relax !
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Shakadang Trail, Taroko National Park, Fushi Village, Xiulin Township, 972 Taiwan
Shakadang Trail is also known as "Mysterious Valley Trail". This trail is built along the river cliff, so travelers can easily observe both the rock folds and plant ecosystem beside in the river valley.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Yanzihkou Trail, Xincheng Township Zhongheng Highway 179K, Hualien City Taiwan
Tarako Gorge is formed by downward erosion from Liwu River. This part of Tarako Gorge is composed of marble cliff faces covered with small holes, the result of long-term erosion by river and ground water. House swifts and Pacific swallows often forage and nest here, giving the place its name: Swallow Grotto (Yanzihkou). From trail built along Liwu River Valley, you will enjoy breathtaking view because Swallow Grotto is the narrowest part of Tarako Gorge.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Cihmu Bridge, Xincheng Township Taiwan
Along Central Cross-Island Highway, after passing Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns), you will arrive at Cimu Bridge(Motherly Devotion Bridge), which is an H-Shape hanging bridge with marble stone lions on each end and with marble lotus stones on two sides. The rock beneath the bridge looks like a frog. The frog-like rock is composed of black layer of schist at the top and white marble at the bottom. A pavilion was built on this frog rock, becoming the crown on the frog. This was built by late President Chiang Jing-guo, in memory of his mother, during construction of the road. Cimu pavilion area is on the east side of the bridge, built by late President Chiang Kai-shek, in memory of his mother, Mrs. Wang.
Duration: 20 minutes
- One-way hotel to train station transfer
- Transfer from train station to hotel
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Taiwan Railways
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Please provide full name to tour operator upon booking this tour. Failure to do so may result in booking cancellation
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with kneel problems
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
The guide was always rushing. Gave us 2 minutes to take photos! We heard the driver tell her that its too rushed and he said he can park awhile but the guide said she knows better because she's the "queen of taroko"
We are glad we saw this remarkable part of Taiwan and appreciated the efficiency of the trip pick-up, drop-off and transportation. Our guide is knowledgeable and friendly, but she spoke very quickly and was hard to understand at times. Also, she didn't understand that it is inappropriate to make public to the entire group the dietary restriction that prevented me from enjoying the same lunch as everyone else. I do feel that some egg, with rice and cabbage was an inadequate lunch and should have included at least one of the meat dishes, albeit prepared to accommodate my dietary restriction. If not, then why ask? We would have loved to have had a bit more time outdoors in the Gorge area, with time ot walk the trails for longer than 15 or 20 minutes.
Great trips with wonderful scenery , very enjoyable and would like to visit again. Especially when joining a small group of people, it’s will be more comfortable and less waiting time to others ,
I was hesitant at first because I’m not a fan of guided tours like this but if it is the only option to see Taroko Gorge, it’s worth it. The Gorge is beautiful and our guide Josephine was great. There wasn’t much hiking or free time to explore so if you’re looking for that, look somewhere else. But the tour hit most of the gorge’s highlights.
very warm good morning. had wonderful visual treat tour of toroko george tour. Nice pickup, train travel for 3 hoyrs, then bus journey with complete visual treat and enjoyment. Again return bus journey with marble stone factory visit and beautiful pacific ocean beach visit. return with train journey and hotel drop tours end. Sophian is the local tour guide was fantastic through out the tour. She took complete resonsibility and joyful tour guidance. MY SINCERE SPECIAL THANKS TO HER. CONVEY MY WISHES OF LONG HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL LIFE TO HER.We had great lunch at 5 star hotel in toroko. Negative point of this tour is no tour playfyl activities and we didnt go to the falls nearby . Otherwise it was fantastic tour to remember. Thanks viator for great arrangements
We enjoyed our Taroko Gorge tour. The itinerary was organized. Josephine was an expert and professional tour guide.
This was our second tour while we visited Taipei and it was good. First, the guy picked us up at the hotel along with one family and one man. Then dropped us up at the train station and stayed with us until we got on the train. Train ride was about 3 hrs. Got there we had a whole bus to us 8. The tour guide was very nice and friendly. His english was very good. He gave us some tips for next time back in Taipei. Greatly appreciated. We went to a few places and had lunch at 5 stars hotel. Lunch was delicious. There were plenty of foods. Then the tour guide waited with us at the train station and made sure we got on the train. Great man. Was a long trip, but it went by fast since he did a great job on showing us places and a few interesting things. Highly recommended!
I would have rated the tour higher with the exception of two things. First, the guide could not speak English very well and was hard to understand. She also messed up our train tickets on the return where I couldn't sit with my family. Horrible tour guide! Also, the trip to marble factory was a complete and utter waste of time. First, it was not listed on the itinerary, wasted 45 minutes of our precious time from Taroko Gorge which was stunning, and staff at marble factory put hard sell to have you buy jade, coral, and other jewellery. To spend so much time getting to Taroko Gorge and have your time sucked by marble tour factory is a complete waste of time. Please go with another tour company that doesn't stop there or hire personal driver or use pu luv transportation. Obviously, this tour company receives a kickback for taking you there! Please be forewarned!!!!