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Taroko Gorge 3 Day Hiking Adventure
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Taroko Gorge 3 Day Hiking Adventure

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HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Explore magnificent Taroko Gorge
  • Hike two amazing and varied-terrin trails with an experienced guide
  • Visit the seaside night market in chilled-out Hualien City
  • Catch shrimp in a mountain river and feast on a riverside BBQ beneath the stars
  • End the tour with an ocean swim or whiskey tasting
For most visitors, merely seeing the magnificence of Taroko Gorge from one of the many vantage points along the road is enough. This tour is for those looking to go deeper. We’ll begin with a trip down the coast, pausing for a rest beneath the dramatic cliffs for which the area is justly known before heading into Taroko Gorge for the first of two hikes. The Shakadang Trail is a relatively level 3KM round-trip hike that follows the river and offers impressive views at every turn. The Zhuilu Historic Trail (originally built by the Japanese military) is significantly more challenging, being both twice as long and requiring some serious climbing; at points you’ll find yourself looking down into the gorge far below. You’ll also experience an evening riverside shrimp BBQ on the river, two nights in 4-star hotel luxury, a trip to a chilled out night market in Hualien, and a few other surprises.

Please note:
**This tour requires both a reasonable degree of physical fitness, and may not be suited to those with a fear of heights.
**Shimp catching and BBQ might be changed to shrimp fishing and Taiwanese cuisine dinner if the weather or river condition is not allowed to do the activities.Related Article: Gorge Soaring – The Views of Eagles along Taroko Gorge’s Trails

ITINERARY

  • Day 1:

    Taipei to Taroko Gorge

    We'll meet you at your hotel and leave the city behind, heading down the beautiful east coast highway, passing windswept coast and dramatic cliffs along the way. Entering Taroko Gorge, we'll hit the Shakadang trail for the first hike of the tour. It’s an mostly level 3km hike, and you’ll be able to dip your feet into azure waters of the Shakadang river along the way. We’ll end the day with some shrimp fishing and a BBQ along the river before heading into Hualien to rest up in 4-star luxury.

  • Day 2:

    Taroko Gorge - Zhuilu Historic Trail - Hualien Night Market

    After breakfast, we’ll head deeper into Taroko Gorge, passing shrines and waterfalls along Taiwan’s most scenic road before beginning the second hike of the tour. Constructed by the Japanese, the Zhuilu historic trail is an intermediate level hike offering lots of climbing and an amazing view from the top. You’ll burn calories, but don’t worry - we’ll have a light lunch along the way and gorge on night market food after the hike is done.

  • Day 3:

    Taroko Gorge to Taipei

    Though the hiking may be done, we’ll make the trip back to Taipei fun. After breakfast in Hualien, we’ll head back up the coast to Yilan. If the weather’s cool we’ll make a leisurely pit stop to tour and taste at the famous Kavalan Whiskey Distillery (whose single malt was named the world’s best at the 2015 World Whiskey Awards). If its warm, we’ll stop for a swim at beautiful Wai’ao beach. Afterwards, we’ll do a bit of sightseeing at Wushi harbor before bringing you home.

  • Pickup

    Pick up from your hotel

  • Point

    Pass by Qingshui Cliff on the famous Suhua Highway coastal road

  • Point

    Shakadang Trail walk through scenic valley with impressive marble rocks

  • Meal

    Night shrimping and BBQ dinner served on the riverbank

  • Accomadaiton

    4 Star Hotel (or equivalent)

  • Meal

    Breakfast at hotel

  • Point

    Zhuilu Historic Trail hike, one of the most spectacular hikes in the world. A light lunch will be available on the way to the trail (approx. 5 hrs return walk)

  • Point

    Sampling local specialties at Hualien night market

  • Accomadaiton

    4 Star hotel (or equivalent)

  • Meal

    Breakfast at hotel

  • Pickup

    Hualien to Yilan

  • Point

    October to March: Kavalan Whisky Distillery tasting tour | April to September: swim at Wai'ao beach

  • Point

    Enjoy pleasant ocean views at the Wushi Harbor surfing beach in the afternoon

  • Pickup

    Back to Taipei

*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 2 | Lunch : 1 | Dinner : 1
  • Duration :
    3 days 2 nights
  • Pick-up :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Group Size :
    2-6 people
  • Language :
    English

DETAILS

Inclusions

  • Experienced English-speaking hiking guide
  • 2 nights stay at a 4-star hotel with breakfast
  • Shrimping & Riverside BBQ on first night
  • All transportation expenses including 5-seater sedan or 8-seater van and driver
  • Lunch during hike on second day
  • All tranportation includng 5-seater sedan/8-seater van and driver
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

  • Meals not listed above, night market food
  • Gratuity

Cancellation Policy

We do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, guests will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or full refund.
Guests canceling at any point up to 31 days prior to this tour’s starting date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days prior to departure will receive a 90% refund.
Cancellations made between 14 and 7 days prior to departure will receive a 70% refund;
Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to departure are non-refundable.

REVIEWS

Kristina April Perlas

United States
January 2018

Taroko Gorge 3 Day Trip

My friends and I had a great time visiting Taroko Gorge on the MyTaiwanTour 3 day trip! The highlight of the trip was the Zhuilu Historic Trail. There were 5 of us in our group and wanted to visit Taroko Gorge while we were on vacation in Taiwan. Using MyTaiwanTour was very easy for us. They arranged our passes, picked us up, had a great hotel in a popular area in Hualien, and most importantly we had an excellent Tour Guide Claire who taught us a lot about Taiwan. She integrated well into our group of friends. I would recommend this tour to others who want a fun adventure trip without the hassle of planning. At Kavalan Distillery - this is probably the best place to get their whiskey, as it's hard to find elsewhere. The only parts that could use improvement were (1) communication about Shrimp Fishing and (2) the beach to watch surfers: We had no idea what was involved in shrimp fishing other than you may get wet. Your pants will get wet and bring a pair of water shoes as you will literally be wading in the river searching for shrimp at night. My friends and I had a little competition of who could catch the most, it's not as easy as you think! Also heading to the beach to see surfers could be removed from the itinerary, as all the other activities on the trip were more active sightseeing adventure, and this one is out of the way and not as exciting.

KristiniP

N/A
January 2018

I would recommend this tour to others who want a fun adventure trip without the hassle of planning

My friends and I had a great time visiting Taroko Gorge on the MyTaiwanTour 3 day trip! The highlight of the trip was the Zhuilu Historic Trail. There were 5 of us in our group and wanted to visit Taroko Gorge while we were on vacation in Taiwan. Using MyTaiwanTour was very easy for us. They arranged our passes, picked us up, had a great hotel in a popular area in Hualien, and most importantly we had an excellent Tour Guide Claire who taught us a lot about Taiwan. She integrated well into our group of friends. I would recommend this tour to others who want a fun adventure trip without the hassle of planning. At Kavalan Distillery - this is probably the best place to get their whiskey, as it's hard to find elsewhere. The only parts that could use improvement were (1) communication about Shrimp Fishing and (2) the beach to watch surfers: We had no idea what was involved in shrimp fishing other than you may get wet. Your pants will get wet and bring a pair of water shoes as you will literally be wading in the river searching for shrimp at night. My friends and I had a little competition of who could catch the most, it's not as easy as you think! Also heading to the beach to see surfers could be removed from the itinerary, as all the other activities on the trip were more active sightseeing adventure, and this one is out of the way and not as exciting.

Lily

Vietnam
March 2015

Spectacular!!!!!!

Spectacular!!!!!! Jhuilu old trail is a magnificent place. We walk along the precipice and the road is only 90cm width. Dangerous but a great challenge.You wouldn't know what you will see after going to next corners. And the beautiful view just wait for you when you just go ahead. Do not need to care about anything. Just relax yourself and enjoy your risk there. We had a lot of fun. Will definitely come back again.

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