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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 that this tour requires both a reasonable degree of physical fitness, and may not be suited to those with a fear of heights. Your guide reserves the right to alter hike details based on current trail conditions. 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.

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    Pick up from your hotel

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    Pass by Qingshui Cliff on the famous Suhua Highway coastal road

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    Shakadang Trail walk through scenic valley with impressive marble rocks

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    Night shrimping and BBQ dinner served on the riverbank

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    4 Star Hotel (or equivalent)

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    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

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    Sampling local specialties at Hualien night market

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    4 Star hotel (or equivalent)

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Hualien to Yilan

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

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

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    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

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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