Premium 8 days Taroko Gorge Tour

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • • Walk along Taroko Gorge's cliffs, turquoise waters, and discover hidden caves and waterfalls
  • • Explore sea caves used for worship, exotic bridges, lush, green valleys and cycle through rice farms
  • • Relax at wetlands and secluded beaches
  • • Dine with indigenous tribes and learn how to cook, roast coffee beans, and make salt with their tribe members

Most tourists in Taiwan visit Taroko Gorge- the largest marble cliff in the world with beautiful turquoise waters - and stop there. This tour is for visitors who want to explore Taiwan further. Travel deeper along the island's majestic East Coast and dine with indigenous tribes and a Michelin-star chef who uses local ingredients. Cycle through famous rice paddies, green vistas, and lesser-known beaches. Explore all that Taiwan's East Coast has to offer on this premium, 8-day tour!


Qingshui Cliff

▴ Qingshui Cliff

Haian Coffee

▴ Haian Coffee

Traditional drumming show

▴ Traditional drumming show

Amis tribe

▴ Amis tribe

Taroko Gorge

▴ Taroko Gorge

Linmei Shipan Trail

▴ Linmei Shipan Trail

Haian Coffee

▴ Haian Coffee

ITINERARY

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
DAY 6
DAY 7
DAY 8

Day 1 / Taipei - Hualien

Head down the picturesque east coast of Taiwan, stopping at beautiful beaches and exploring laid back Hualien. Go back in time at a 1943 former military site, now a cultural center offering historical exhibits & events.

Day 2 / Hualien and East Coast

Explore the East Coast's unique topography and local people. Start at natural sea caves used for religious worship, then meet indigenous tribe members who will teach you how to roast organic coffee beans and make salt. Indulge in a Michelin-quality meal that uses all natural ingredients from Hualien.

Day 3 / Hualien to Taitung

Visit the exotic Sanxiantai bridge before enjoying an intimate musical performance by an indigenous tribe. Tour the Dulan Sugar Factory sampling local sweets, and then learn how to make indigenous millet wine. Don't forget to look for the monkeys at the Donghe bridge!

Day 4 / Taitung Luye to Taitung Chishang

Soak up the green, agricultural vistas in Taitung's East Rift Valley with a bird's eye view and relaxing drive. Then, try Taiwan's finest rice in Chishang and explore the beautiful rice fields by bicycle. Visit yet another natural wonder at the relaxing Dapochih Wetlands.

Day 5 / Taitung to Hualien

Enjoy the rare opportunity to stop at the Tropic of Cancer. Then, let the friendly Amis tribe guide you on a food tour, showing you their local market before teaching you how to cook indigenous cuisine.

Day 6 / Hualien to Taroko Gorge

Absorb the unique topography of the East Rift Valley during the drive to Taroko Gorge. Then, explore the world’s largest marble cliff and blue, turquoise waters at Taroko Gorge. Walk through Taroko Gorge and marvel at the turquoise blue waters that slice through marble cliffs.

Day 7 / Taroko Gorge to Yilan

Drive along the picturesque Qingshui Cliff, the largest coastal cliff in Taiwan and head back to Northern Taiwan, Yilan to Go back in time at a park that has preserved Taiwan's ancient folk culture with diverse crafts, acrobatics, theater, music, and dance. Enjoy the night at your hotel to soak in the hot spring.

Day 8 / Yilan to Taipei

Take in the phytoncides of the fresh forest air on a morning hike at Linmei Shipan Trail to see the special low-altitude forest life. Then, try Yilan's local specialties during lunch. Head to the Kavalan whisky distillery to taste Taiwan's internationally-acclaimed Kavalan whisky before returning to Taipei.

  • Point
    Drive down Taiwan's scenic east coast, Visit the Qingshui Cliff on the beautiful Suhua Highway coastal road
  • Point
    Visit Qixingtan Beach
  • Meal
    Lunch & dinner in Hualien City (at customer's expense)
  • Point
    Spend the relaxing afternoon at Liyu Lake
  • Point
    Learn about Taiwan's unique history at Pine Garden and explore urban Hualien
  • Accomadaiton
    4-star Azure Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Experience
    Roast your own coffee beans at Haian Coffee, overlooking the Pacific Ocean (indigenous-style Lunch includes)
  • Point
    Explore the Baxian Cave site where naturally eroded sea caves serve as temples
  • Activity
    Meet the 80-year-old grandpa of the Yongfu tribe who has mastered the art of making fleur de sel (crystal salt)
  • Meal
    Dine with a Michelin-star chef that uses local ingredients
  • Accomadaiton
    Luxury local B&B Sinasera Resort (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Marvel at the Sanxiantai eight-arched cross-ocean bridge
  • Point
    Watch the indigenous Amis tribe perform a traditional drumming show
  • Meal
    Enjoy indigenous traditional meal as your lunch
  • Point
    Visit the monkeys on Donghe Bridge
  • Point
    Discover the Dulan Sugar Factory
  • Experience
    Learn how to make indigenous millet wine ("kavava") or eco-friendly, handmade soap with local herbs (for ages 18-years-old and under)
  • Accomadaiton
    5-star Sheraton Taitung Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    View Taitung's beautiful East Rift Valley with a panoramic view from Luye highland
  • Point
    Enjoy a leisurely drive up the East Rift Valley
  • Point
    Lunch in Chishang, home of Taiwan's best rice (at your own expense)
  • Activity
    Bicycle ride through the rice paddies of the Chishang Bicycle Trail
  • Point
    Chill at the Dapochih Wetlands
  • Accomadaiton
    3-star Hotel J Resort (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Stop at the Tropic of Cancer Marker
  • Experience
    Visit the Amis tribe where you will be guided on a local market tour and cooking class. Enjoy a leisurely walk at their indoor/outdoor restaurant.
  • Accomadaiton
    4-star Azure Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Explore the breathtaking, world-renowned Taroko Gorge
  • Point
    Tour through Taroko Gorge, a world-class scenic and natural wonder, with towering mountains, marble canyons, and rushing mountain streams
  • Meal
    Lunch at customer's expense
  • Accomadaiton
    4.5-star Hotel Silks Place Taroko (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Dinner at Hotel Silks Place
  • Point
    Snap some scenic pictures at Qingshui Cliff
  • Point
    Relax at the captivating Dong'ao Bay (beautiful cove with crystal clear blue waters.)
  • Meal
    Both lunch & dinner at customer's expense
  • Activity
    Experience Taiwanese folk culture at the Yilan Park (National Center for Traditional Arts)
  • Experience
    Enjoy hot spring at your hotel
  • Accomadaiton
    3-star hotel Just Sleep Yilan Jiaoxi (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Enjoy a leiurely, morning walk at Linmei Shipan Trail
  • Point
    Tour Kavalan whisky distillery and sample Taiwan’s award-winning whisky
  • Point
    Returning to Taipei
  • Meal
    Lunch at customer's expense
*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 7 | Lunch : 3 | Dinner : 2
  • Duration :
    8 Days 7 nights
  • Pick-up :
    Accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    Accommodation in Taipei city
  • Group Size :
    2-20 people
  • Language :
    English

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DETAILS

Inclusions

  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All transportation (5-seater sedan or 8-seater van, driver)
  • Admission tickets to all activities on itinerary
  • 7 nights hotel with breakfast
  • Lunch (day 2, day 3, day 5)
  • Dinner (day 2, day 6)
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

  • Meals not listed above
  • 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.

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.
Adults
4
Children (Age 3 - 12)
0
Infants (Age 0 - 2)
0
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* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests
* Book 10 days in advance (GMT+8 09:00)
* Departs every Thursday

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