Hualien 2 day River Tracing Adventure

  • • Trek, climb, swim and boulder through one of Hualien’s three beautiful rivers
  • • Hike through the magnificent Taroko Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Taiwan
  • • Local, indigenous cuisine

This two-day outdoor adventure tour combines river tracing (a combination of trekking, climbing and even swimming through a sometimes swiftly-moving river) and traditional hiking and exploring through Taroko Gorge. Along the way, you’ll experience the island’s unique, natural landscape, local cuisine, and gain a deeper understanding of the culture and scenery of Taiwan’s magnificent east coast. You’ll be provided with all the equipment you need, full transportation and, of course, dry towels following your river tracing adventure. Most importantly, you’ll have a trained English-speaking guide and river tracing coach who knows intimately the lay of the land. In addition to adventure and exploration, you’ll spend the night in a great hotel and experience some of the cuisine that Taiwan’s east coast has to offer.


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Go river tracing through one of three beautiful Hualien rivers

▴ Go river tracing through one of three beautiful Hualien rivers

Fall in love with the natural splendor of Hualien

▴ Fall in love with the natural splendor of Hualien

A once in a lifetime experience in one of Taiwan's natural wonders

▴ A once in a lifetime experience in one of Taiwan's natural wonders

Hike and explore magnificent Taroko Gorge

▴ Hike and explore magnificent Taroko Gorge



Day 1 / Taipei to Hualien

After picking you up at your Taipei accommodation, we’ll begin driving down the stunning East coast highway to Hualien. Following a light lunch around the city, we’ll head out to one of three beautiful rivers running through Hualien county. River tracing is very dependent on a number of factors, so we employ a local guide who’s intimately familiar with the lay of the land to bring us to the best spots on any given day. We’ll hike and climb, boulder and occasionally swim for about four hours before drying off and enjoying a well-deserved dinner featuring indigenous cuisine.

Day 2 / Taroko Gorge to Taipei

After breakfast, we’ll head out to Taroko Gorge to explore one of Taiwan’s most renowned scenic attractions. Depending on the group’s energy level we may do some short hikes along some of the area’s beautiful trails, visit a waterfall or two and maybe check out a few temples. In the afternoon, we’ll head for lunch at a local tribal restaurant before slowly making our way back up the East Coast Highway to Taipei, returning you to your hotel in Taipei around sundown.

  • Pickup
    Pick up from your accommodation in Taipei after breakfast
  • Meal
    Light lunch (guide’s recommendation)
  • Activity
    Four hours of river tracing through a local river
  • Meal
    Exotic Dinner in Hualien
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation: TripAdvisor 3.5-Star Day Plus Hualien (or equivalent)
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Explore magnificent Taroko Gorge
  • Meal
    Enjoy a traditional tribal lunch (or equivalent)
  • Point
    Head back up the scenic east coast
  • Pickup
    Return to your accommodation in Taipei around sunset
*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 1 | Lunch : 2 | Dinner : 1
  • Duration :
    2 days 1 night
  • Pick-up :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Group Size :
    2-8 people
  • Language :

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  • A knowledgeable, licensed and fun-loving English-speaking guide
  • Professional river tracing coach
  • All equipment for river tracing
  • Transportation listed in itinerary
  • Admission to all activities on itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary
  • Accommodation listed in itinerary
  • Travel insurance


  • Any meals not listed specifically in itinerary
  • Any optional activities
  • Gratuity

Cancellation Policy

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.

There will be a 100% charge for no-shows. No-shows are defined as (1) Arriving 15 minutes late for Day Tours; (2) Arriving 1 hour late for Multi-day tours and custom tours.
Children (Age 3 - 12)
Infants (Age 0 - 2)
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* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests
* Book 10 days in advance (GMT+8 09:00)
* Departs daily

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