Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

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Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei information and booking

13 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from downtown Taipei hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm
Time of departure
6:10am - 6:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

See one of the seven wonders of Asia, the Taroko Gorge, on a full-day tour. Led by a local guide, take a train ride to Hualien from Taipei to see this top attraction, known for its winding tunnels, sheer marble cliffs and the Liwu River that flows through it. Enjoy an included lunch at a traditional restaurant, stroll along Chi-Hsing Beach and stop at the Hualien Stone Sculpture Park before returning to Taipei.

You'll be picked up from your Taipei hotel at 6am to travel by train to Hualien. This full-day guided tour will take you to the Taroko Gorge, a 20-kilometer section of the highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang.

The stunning gorge is famous for its marble cliffs, deep, winding tunnels and the Liwu River, which flows through its craggy landscape. Travel through Swallows Grotto, where the section of the highway runs through tunnels carved into the gorge.

Continue through 38 different tunnels, including the Tunnel of Nine Turns, a scenic part of the gorge filled with numerous hiking trails.

Then, see the Eternal Spring Shrine, one of the most photographed scenes around the gorge. These little temples were built to commemorate those who lost their lives in the construction of the central cross-island highway.

Afterward, break for lunch at a local restaurant. Appetites sated, continue to the Chi-Hsing Beach and Hualien Stone Sculpture Park and visit a marble factory before returning to Taipei by express train.

What's included

  • One-way hotel to train station transfer
  • One-way express train or coach ticket from taipei to hualien
  • One-way train ticket from hualien to taipei
  • Transfer from train station to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks