Taroko Gorgeous

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5 Days 4 Nights
Availability : Every Thurs, Fri or Sat
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8

Embark on a Thrilling 5-Day Expedition Unleashing the Wonders of Taroko Gorge National Park, East Rift Valley, East Coast Scenic Area, and Beyond!

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5 day Group Tour from Hualien
Pick up and drop off from anywhere in Hualien City

Our 5 day tour will introduce you to THE most magnificent locations in Eastern Taiwan:
The awe-inspiring
Taroko Gorge National Park, the rugged East Coast Scenic Area, and the ultra lush East Rift Valley National Scenic Area.  Throughout five active days, immerse yourself in the gorgeous natural surroundings and hidden wonders of this lesser-known part of Taiwan. Reconnect with nature as you hike, swim and explore unparalleled beauty that much of the travel community has yet to discover. Dine on authentic local aboriginal food, and learn about the local culture from our experienced guides who have spent their entire lives in the area and LOVE to show it to the world.

Pick up: Anywhere within Hualien City

Drop off: Anywhere within Hualien City

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off in Hualien City
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation between destination locations

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Guide Gratuity
  • Food unless specified
  • Transportation to Hualien City
  • Hotel

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Entrance Fees
  • Water
What to Expect

On your first day, we will get started early and take you on an unforgettable adventure through the crown jewel of Taiwan, Taroko Gorge National Park. Wind your way through this geological marvel known as Asia’s Grand Canyon, a marble gorge with towering cliffs, varied mountain peaks, numerous waterfalls, and diverse plant and animal life. You will enjoy amazing hikes and dine on local food, as your guide gives you a thorough introduction to the history of the indigenous Taroko Tribe.

On the second day we go inland to the East Rift Valley to experience turquoise rivers, gorgeous lakes, and possibly find some local Jade along the way.

On the third day, we head south down the famous Coast Highway 11 to explore amazing beaches, eat traditional food, and experience Shitiping, a geological wonder jutting out of the Pacific Ocean.

The fourth day we will explore in and around Hualien City with a hike, a river swim, and visits to the most famous local temple and the largest night market on the East Coast.

There’s always more to see in Taroko Gorge National Park so we return for more rugged trails, spectacular waterfalls, and breathtaking views on day five.

  • Experience breathtaking “Taroko Gorge National Park”, Taiwan’s premier natural attraction
  • Enjoy sapphire rivers, scenic lakes, and vibrant beaches
  • Hike various trails in the lush mountains, jungles, and coastal parks
  • Dine on enticing local fare, and learn the history of the local aboriginal tribes
  • Explore Shitiping, a seaside geological wonder with awe-inspiring 360 degree views
  • Visit ornate shrines and temples while learning Taiwan’s diverse religious history
  • Explore the famous Qingshui Cliffs and try exotic food at the local night market
Itinerary

Day 1Taroko Gorge National Park

Towering mountains and deep gorges make for a stunningly beautiful and endlessly surprising day in this top natural attraction. Stroll among the sheer cliffs at Swallow Grotto, visit dizzying suspension bridges, take a nature walk through the “Mysterious Valley” on the Shakadang Trail, and enjoy zen with a view at the Changuang Temple.

Climb the Bell Tower Trail to a two story pagoda high on the cliffside, enjoy an Aboriginal Lunch in the mountains, and learn about the area’s fascinating and sometimes dark history. Get blown away by the natural beauty of the newly reopened Tunnel of Nine Turns, and visit the tranquil Eternal Spring Shrine. Relax by a turquoise river and sample tasty homemade Aboriginal Treats.

Day 2East Rift Valley

Swim in the crystal blue waters of the Miyawan River, and take a stroll along the tranquil Liyu Lake. Wade through Bai Bao Creek in search of real Taiwan jade! Head into the mountains and feel the jungle at gorgeous Fenghuang Waterfall.

Try “Seafood Stone Soup”, a traditional Amis Tribe delicacy, with a side of wild mountain vegetables. Wander the gardens and forest trails of Fuyuan National Forest, and have a soak in the Butterfly Valley hot spring pools!

Day 3Hualien East Coast

Travel down the coast to first check out an incredible sea view from the largest golden Buddha on Taiwan’s coast at the mountainside Henan Temple. Try your hand at aboriginal bamboo longbow archery at the Shuilian Tribe Hunters Camp, and drop in on the eclectic aboriginal community at the hidden beach cove of Niushan Huting (Cow Mountain).

Visit the East Coast’s second biggest gorge, hike to a cliff top view point, and then soak up the sand and surf at Jici Beach. Try traditional smoked flying fish at an Amis Tribe Fisherman’s Restaurant, and then wander amidst bizarre rock formations and aquarium-like tidal pools at the fabled Shihtiping (Stone steps) as you admire the spectacular oceanside landscape.

Visit the beautiful coastal fields at the Xinshe Coastal Rice Terraces on your return to Hualien City.

Day 4In and around Hualien City

Start off with a calming visit to the spectacular Gangtian Taoist Temple, before hiking up to see the best view of the city from the top of Zuocang Trail.

After a delicious snack, cool down with the locals in the magical Shuiyuendi River. Make sure you have a large appetite, as the last stop is the Hualien Nightmarket, where the heart of the city presides when the sun goes down. Challenge yourself to try some of the local delicacies, and feel the vibe from the live indigenous music as you wind your way through this colorful collection of food, drinks, and games.

Day 5Taroko Gorge National Park Extras!

Endless beauty awaits as we return to Taroko National Park for another full day! We visit a double waterfall at the end of the Baiyang Trail, get wet in the Water Curtain Cave, and enjoy the calmness of the Xiangde Temple high up in the small mountain village of Tianxiang.

We explore the mesmerizing Qingshui Cliffs and visit the riverside village of Sanzhan. After the second day in Taroko, you will have experienced more of this national treasure than most locals!

*Itinerary may change due to weather or traffic conditions.  We guarantee to show you as much as we possibly can throughout your time with us.

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