Taroko Gorge day tour from Taipei by car
Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Mandarin
Duration: 13 hrs
Good to know: You can only buy this activity for 40 persons at a time. If you require more places, kindly place more orders.
- Available from: 11/04/2023
- Discover the wonders of the world’s biggest marble gorge—Taroko Gorge
- Ramble through the trails and enjoy the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs
- Enjoy a scenic ride along the Northeast and East Coast of the island
- Take an Instagramble photo and enjoy the moment at TCC DAKA Park
- Marveled at one of the island's "Eight Wonders”—Qingshui Cliff
- Guaranteed departure from 1 participant
All about the trip
Taroko National Park, famed for its stunning marble gorge and is regarded as one of the top nature wonders in Asia. You can feel the change of nature from time to time by the depth of the gorge, cut by the flow of water after thousand years. Moreover, you can ramble through the trails in the gorge and enjoy the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs.
In addition to that, on this tour, you will also visit the hottest and classic attractions in Hualien, such as the eco-friendly factory – TCC DAKA Park and the awe-inspiring Qingshui Cliff.
Meet your tour guide in the early morning, and then enjoy a cozy ride to Hualien. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful view from the windows.
Before arriving at Taroko Gorge, take a break at TCC DAKA Park, an ecological recycling factory and also an Instagram hotspot. Don’t miss the chance to take a closer look at the Smart Flower installations.
From the archway entry to Tianxiang, this 12.5-mile (20-km) section of Central Cross-Island Highway winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will take your breath away.
First, take a walk along Shakadang Trail, where the crystal clear blue water of Liwu River is running beside you. This river has cut through the marble over millions of years and created the deep, narrow gorge.
Walk through the tunnels of Swallow Grotto, where you will enjoy a stunning view of the cliffs reaching up to the sky. The potholes on the cliff surface were created by the ground water and the rapid stream of the river. In the past, they were the natural nesting location of swallows; hence it got the name Swallow Grotto.
After that, stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), an H-Shape hanging bridge built of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo, for a heart-touching story about a loving mother.
Before lunch, take a short break at Tianxiang, a large river terrace recreational area where the Youth Activity Center, a Catholic Church and the only 5-star hotel in the park are located nearby. This area features spectacular river landscapes, such as meanders and potholes that make Tianxiang the most picturesque place for dining and lodge.
Today, lunch will be arranged in a restaurant in the park.
After lunch, hold your breath, because this nature’s masterpiece will take your breath away. Tunnel of Nine Turns is considered the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge, which has reopened in 2019 after years of repair work. Along the trail, you can see the meander running through the deep and spectacular canyons from high above. Also, you can have a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls.
Next, you will visit Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway.
Before heading back to Taipei, end your tour with another visual feast. The amazing Qingshui Cliff is one of the island's "Eight Wonders”. The soaring cliffs stretch for 21 kilometers, which visitors can enjoy a sweeping view from the viewing platform.
On the way back to Taipei, take a break at Su'ao Service Area, where you can get a bite and local snacks. Your 13-hour adventure ends with a drop-off at Taipei Main Station.
What is included in the price
- Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin/ English/ Japanese)
- Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
- Local General Liabilities Insurance
What is not included in the price
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English and Japanese.
The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
Please advise your designated meeting point (within Taipei city limits) and provide your SMS contact info or e-mail address. We will contact you directly and advise the pick-up time.
If the tour has to be canceled due to bad weather, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
This tour is not accessible to wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
This activity is organised by Edison Travel Service, Song Jiang Rd. 4F/190, Taipei, 104, Taiwan, +886 2 2563 5313, email@example.com.
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