Day trip

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Edison Tours

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Edison Tours

From US$ 130.08 per person

Discover one of the top natural wonders in Asia at Taroko National Park, famed for its stunning marble gorge on a day trip from Taipei.

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Duration 13 - 13.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels or metro stations in downtown Taipei City. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. The exact pickup time will be provided by the local operator upon confirmation. Please note the pickup service cannot accommodate hotels in Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District, and New Taipei City area.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the world’s biggest marble gorge
  • Ramble through the trails and get a stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs
  • Explore the eco-friendly installations at TCC DAKA Park
  • Marvel at the Qingshui Cliff, one of the island's "Eight Wonders"
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant
Full description

Explore some of Taiwan's most stunning scenery on this full-day tour to Taroko National Park departing from Taipei. Ramble through the trails in the gorge and enjoy the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs.

Meet your guide in the early morning, and enjoy a cozy ride to Hualien. Take a break at TCC DAKA Park, an ecological recycling factory and photo hotspot. Through the exhibition and installations in the factory, visitors can have a good understanding about recycling and upcycling.

Your epic journey to Taroko National Park starts from the Archway of Taroko Gorge. From the entry to Tianxiang, this 20km section of Central Cross-Island Highway winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will blow you away. Walk along Shakadang Trail, with the rivers gently flowing through the marble boulders as you meander along the trail in parallel. The turquoise blue water of the river is crystal clear that you can see the riverbed from above. Head through the tunnels of Swallow Grotto, where 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 the name. Walking through the tunnels, you will be amazed by the stunning views of the marble cliffs reaching up to the sky.

Stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), an H-shape hanging bridge built of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo. Take a short break at a recreational area and have lunch at one of the restaurants in the park.

Head to Tunnel of Nine Turns, considered the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge. See the meander running through the deep and spectacular canyons from high above. Get a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls. Visit Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 military veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. End with a visual feast of the amazing Qingshui Cliff, one of the island's "Eight Wonders". Enjoy a sweeping view of a 21 kilometer stretch from the viewing platform before traveling back to Taipei Main Station.

Includes
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Pickup in Taipei
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English, and Japanese.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
Customer reviews

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Great tourguide, nice sights

January 3, 2023

The tour guide is good, patience and experienced. However, the driver should drive safe.

January 3, 2023

Great tour! Beautiful views and walk. We saw waterfalls, rapids and marble rock formations. Lunch was perfect with local foods.

January 7, 2023

Product ID: 405965