Exploring Taroko Gorge in 2 Days (Classic)

Exploring Taroko Gorge in 2 Days (Classic)

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  • Explore the magnificent landscape of Taroko Gorge by car and foot
  • Catch shrimp in a mountain river and BBQ on the riverbank
  • Hikes the winding trails of Taroko Gorge
  • Visit shrines, temples and waterfalls
This tour takes us down Taiwan’s magnificent Northeastern coast with a few interesting stops along the way before bringing us into Taroko Gorge National Park. An early evening’s hike close to the park’s entrance leads to a riverside BBQ (including fresh river shrimp, which you’ll catch yourself). We’ll take the next day to explore the gorge more fully by road and foot, visiting some of the shrines, temples, caves and waterfalls that make this most dramatic landscape even more magical. We’ll hike along breathtaking trails, dip our feet in the river, and get into the vibe of the landscape in general before heading back up the coast. Taroko Gorge has drawn travelers from near and far for decades. After our visit, you’ll know why.

Please note:
**Shrimp 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


  • Day 1:

    Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Hualien

    We'll pick you up from your hotel at noon for a leisurely drive down Taiwan's magnificent east coast, stopping at a few beautiful spots along the way. We'll dip our toes in the ocean beneath Qingshui cliff before heading into Taroko Gorge to do some shrimping along the river. After a dinner under the stars, we'll head to our hotel in Hualien and rest up for tomorrow's activities.

  • Day 2:

    Hualien, Taroko Gorge Taipei

    Today we’ll explore Taroko Gorge more deeply. Hiking along trails leading to waterfalls and shrines and driving through marble canyons filled with cliffs and temples. We’ll leave the park in the afternoon and drive along the coastal highway as the sun sets over the coastal mountains.

  • Pickup

    Leave Taipei at noon

  • Point

    Drive down the eastern coast, stopping at a few points of interest along the way

  • Point

    Pass by Qingshui Cliff on the famous Suhua Highway coastal road

  • Meal

    Evening hike on stream followed by shrimp fishing and riverside BBQ feast

  • Accomadaiton

    Accommodation: TripAdvisor 3.5-star Hotel Day Plus Hualien (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

  • Meal

    Breakfast at hotel

  • Point

    Exploration of Taroko Gorge by car and foot

  • Pickup

    Drive back up east coast to Taipei

*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 1 | Lunch : 0 | Dinner : 1
  • Duration :
    2 days 1 nights
  • Pick-up :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Group Size :
    2-14 people
  • Language :



  • Experienced English-speaking hiking guide
  • 1 nights stay at a 3-star hotel with breakfast
  • Shrimping & Riverside BBQ on first night
  • All transportation expenses including 5-seater sedan or 8-seater van and driver
  • Travel insurance


  • Meals not listed on itinerary
  • Any optional activities not on itinerary
  • Gratuity

Cancellation Policy

Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests.
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.



March 2015

Lots of good walks and hikes.

Been here for the 4th time and 3rd year in a row. Taroko has a lot of stunning views and scenery. Lots of good walks and hikes. The best hike is the "Old Jhuilu Road" hike, a hike you can enter from the Swallow Grotto green suspension bridge. You need to get written permission from the National Park agency and the police in advance, so go to the park's website for details. This hike offers stunning views, especially the cliff section where the path is less than a metre wide with a 200-300 metre drop but don't worry, it's all pretty safe unless you are very careless. Walking through the Swallow Grotto offers good views. A must is always the Changchung Shrine (Eternal Spring Shrine) trail as well as the Shakadang trail at the park entrance. You'll enjoy it if you go there.


March 2015

My favorite tour from my recent trip

This was hands down my favorite tour from my recent trip. Taroko Gorge is an out of the world landscape that is an absolute must see if you're visiting Taiwan. I won't try to describe the gorge because even pictures can't capture it so I'll focus on the tour itself. The entire thing ran like a well oiled machine. Our tour guide in Hualien (I feel bad that I've forgotten her name) was a great character who kept the group moving with high energy. If I had seen the tour on paper and saw how many ti


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