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From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

1. From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

Take the express train to Hualien for a scenic day trip. Discover the natural beauty of Taroko Gorge National Park in the company of a guide. Come across striking cliffs, walk through tunnels, and visit the Eternal Spring Shrine. Meet your host and board the express train bound for Hualien on your own. Sit back and enjoy a 3-hour journey to paradise. Upon arrival in Hualien, your tour guide will greet you at the train station and take to you to the world-famous Taroko National Park. Your one-day tour to Taroko Gorge National Park will start from the Archway of Taroko Gorge. From the archway entry to Tianxiang, this 12.5-mile (20 km) section of Central Cross-Island Highway through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will take your breath away. Walk along the Shakadang Trail, where the river gently flowing through the marble boulders as you meanders along the trail in parallel. The turquoise blue water of the river is crystal clear that you can see the riverbed from above. The next stop is Swallow Grotto. 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. After lunch, stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), a suspension bridge made of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo after a heart-warming story about a loving mother. Next, head to the Tunnel of Nine Turns, considered to be the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge. As you walk along the trail, you can see the meandering river running through the deep and spectacular canyon from above, and you can also have a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls. Visit the Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 military veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Before you return to the train station for your train back to Taipei, your will visit a local marble factory, where you can get some handcrafts made of marble or souvenirs featuring the local characters, to enrich your travel collection. Then you will visit the most romantic beach in Taiwan. Qixingtan Beach, a crescent-shaped beach covered with sprawling pebbles. Your 13-hour adventure then ends with drop-off at Taipei Main Station.

Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass 30+ Attractions, Transports & More

2. Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass 30+ Attractions, Transports & More

Enjoy over 30 top Taipei, New Taipei & Keelung attractions with this Fun Pass. Take the hassle out of travel with unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, city buses, Taiwan Railways and 5 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes with the length of day selected, and a best exclusive Souvenir for you!! Included attractions (Entry once each within the valid period): • Taipei 101 Observatory (Standard ticket, no express ticket) • National Palace Museum • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket • Taipei Zoo • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Miramar Ferris Wheel • Miniatures Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park+4 rides • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Taipei Fine Art Museum • National Taiwan Museum Main Hall+ Land Bank Outpost Exhibition Hall • National Taiwan Museum Namen Branch • National Taiwan Museum Railway Department Park • Beitou Museum • Yehliu Geopark  • Juming Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station Electric Sky Lantern ticket  • Tamsui Historical Museum  • Gold Museum • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology  • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Heping Island Park  • Lover’s Tower • Taipei Pop Music Cultural Center • YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum • Taipei Water Park • Wu Dengyi Art Museum • Ching-Kuo Chi-Hai Cultural Park 5 most signature Taipei Experiences:• Jiufen A-Po's Taro Balls • Sky lantern experience in Pingxi• Jiufen Red Lantern Blessing Experience• Choose one between Master A-Tsung Pineapple Cake/ Taro Pastry. Included rides (Unlimited use in selected length of days): Unlimited travel on most public transportation in the 3 covered cities and some most popular Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes, giving easy access to famous attractions like Yangming Mountain(Yangmingshan), Yeliu, Pingxi and more. • Taipei MRT • Taipei city buses of Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung (excluding buses with four-digit numbers). • Taiwan Railways Pingxi-Shen'ao One-Day Pass • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Beitou-Zhuzihu route (for Yangmingshan) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Muzha-Pingxi route (for Pingxi) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Crown North Coast (for Juming Museum, Yehliu) Detailed information on entry methods for each venue and various discounts download the "Taipei FunPass APP".

Taipei: Taoyuan Airport (TPE) Return Bus Transfer

3. Taipei: Taoyuan Airport (TPE) Return Bus Transfer

Enjoy a convenient shared bus transfer between Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) and downtown Taipei on a comfortable, modern bus. Hop on the bus at the airport at Terminal 1 or 2. If traveling from downtown Taipei, board the bus at Kuo-Kuang Bus Terminal. Pre-book your ticket and travel in comfort and security, with a bus service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Surf the internet or keep your network updated with Wi-Fi access onboard and power up your device with USB charging ports. Enjoy the most convenient and affordable way to get between Taoyuan Airport and Taipei city. You can see where you can redeem and board the bus on the three redemption points in the photos. There is also a route map.

Taipei: Yangmingshan & Beitou Full-Day Tour

4. Taipei: Yangmingshan & Beitou Full-Day Tour

Embark on an unforgettable day trip near Taipei, guided by experienced tour guides and drivers. Begin your exciting journey as you leisurely explore the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Taipei's surroundings. Starting from Taipei Main Station, your adventure will take you to several captivating destinations. First, you'll visit the magnificent Yangmingshan National Park, admire the ever-blooming beautiful flowers, witness the mystical hot springs at Lengshuikeng, traverse the vast grasslands of Qingshan Park, visit the volcanic lake of Xiao You Keng, and immerse yourself in the floral splendor of Zhuzihu. After a meal within the park, continue to explore the culturally-rich Yangmingshan Literary House (Yangmingshuwu). Continue on your exploration and get the opportunity to discover the rich history and culture of Taiwan's hot springs at the Beitou Hot Spring Museum. Take a leisurely stroll through the Geothermal Valley Park and the green-building Library. Conclude your day with a visit to the world-renowned Shilin Night Market, where you can savor the flavors of Taiwanese cuisine and enjoy signature snacks.

Taipei: 30 Attractions & Transport Card Fun Pass

5. Taipei: 30 Attractions & Transport Card Fun Pass

Enjoy access to over 30 top attractions in Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung by pre-booking your Exploring Fun Pass. Also, take the hassle out of travel with the Joyful Tourist Easycard, a customized public transport card for MTR trains, buses, and shuttles that you can top up as you go. Included attractions (one-time entry within the valid period): Taipei City • Mirmar Entertainment Park Ferris Wheel • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket •Taipei Zoo • Miniature Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Fine Art Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Taipei Astronomical Museum • National Taiwan Science Education Center • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park • Beitou Museum New Taipei City • Yehliu Geopark • Lover’s Tower • Juming Museum • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Tamsui Historical Museum • The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology • Chi Po Lin Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station ticket • Gold Museum Keelung City • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology • Heping Island Geopark Tauyuan City • Daxi Tea Factory Factory •Tomita Garden Farm •Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center •Taiwan Hakka Tea Culture Museum •Pushin Ranch •Shu Shin Bou KIRIGAKURE •Xpark •Window On World Save the hassle of carrying around lots of coins and banknotes as the EasyCard is a transportation card and Taiwan's e-wallet wrapped into one – usable at most convenience stores, supermarkets, and gas stations.

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What people are saying about Taipei Main Station

Great day with David! David helped us get a better understanding of the country, its recent past and current situation. We had fun, enjoyed the beauty of Taroko National Park and learned a lot. Transport was seamless. A great day trip.

while this trip is long due to the distance, it is a good trip and was really good. Josephine was great and the lunch was unique and very good too! would definitely recommend this trip to anyone to see this beautiful gorge!

What a great day! Josephine, our guide, really knew the area and took good care of us! The Taroko Gorge was unbelievable! The lunch, the beach, and the suspension bridge were all a bonus. I highly recommend this excursion!

It was very nice and everything was explained very well by the tour guide Josehfin.

Josephine is great, informative and fun, and the trip hits all the highlights.