Eastbound and Down – Taipei to Hualien and Taroko 6 day Private Tour

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6 days, 5 nights
Availability : Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8

A captivating 6-day journey along Taiwan’s enchanting East Coast from Taipei to Hualien and Taroko Gorge National Park, where you’ll encounter a tapestry of natural wonders, delectable cuisine, and stunning beaches.

6 days down Taiwan's magical East Coast to experience natural wonders, great food and amazing beaches
From Taipei, Hotel included
Pick up from select locations in Taipei City

Our 6 day, 5 night tour will introduce you to THE most magnificent locations in Eastern Taiwan: The gorgeous North East Coast sites of Yilan and Yehliu, the awe-inspiring Taroko Gorge National Park, the rugged East Coast Scenic Area, and the ultra lush East Rift Valley National Scenic Area.

Throughout six 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.

Unwind at some of the highest rated hotels and B&Bs on the East Coast, 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: Select Taipei City Hotels and Landmarks

Drop off: Hualien Train Station

Physical Ability: 5/10

Price Includes

  • 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • 5 Hotel Breakfasts
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation between destination locations
  • Return Train Tickets

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Guide Gratuity


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

Our first stop is the world famous Yehliu Geopark to see the Queen’s Head, Fairy’s Shoe, and other naturally formed phenomena.

After lunch, down the rugged coast we go to a scenic hike on Bitoujiao Trail.  The next day starts with a relaxing hike at Linmei Shipan Trail, then onto an amazing hillside lookout at Nanfangao. We’ll enjoy a seafood lunch in Suao, before continuing to the majestic Aohua Waterfall and the picturesque Qingshui Cliffs.

The next morning we head into the world famous 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 fourth day we go inland to the East Rift Valley to experience turquoise rivers, gorgeous lakes, and possibly find some local Jade along the way.

The next day we will explore 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.

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

  • Experience breathtaking “Taroko Gorge National Park”, Taiwan’s premier natural attraction
  • Enjoy sapphire rivers, scenic lakes, and vibrant beaches
  • See the “Queen’s Head Rock” and other magical sites at Yehliu Geopark
  • 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

Day 1Yehliu Geopark and The Northeast Coast of Taiwan

We will start our day with one of the premier destinations in Taiwan, Yehliu Geopark, home to a number of unique geological formations including the iconic “Queen’s Head”. After exploring these natural marvels, we’ll stop at Elephant Trunk Rock, before continuing south to hike the picturesque Bitoujiao Trail high above the coastline. Throughout the day, enjoy the ocean view and countless temples on this scenic drive. There is always something to see in this diverse area as you leave the busy metropolis behind for more natural surroundings.

Hotel in Toucheng or Jaoxi

Day 2Yilan County, Waterfalls and Cliffs!

Get some fresh air first thing in the morning and hike Linmei Shipan Trail through lush foliage, along a charming creek and past flowing waterfalls. Then we’re onto epic vistas at Nanfangao, which overlooks a traditional fishing harbor.

After a fresh seafood lunch, do a jungle hike to a 30 meter waterfall, and relax in the mist or take a quick dip to cool down.

Next, take in one of the 7 wonders of Taiwan, Qingshui Cliffs, a 21 kilometer length of coastal cliffs averaging 800 meters above sea level. That night, have a peaceful night’s stay at the foot of Taroko Gorge National Park.

Day 3Taroko 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 4East 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 5 In 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 6 Hualien East Coast to Shitiping

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. Experience the serene coastal fields at the Xinshe Coastal Rice Terraces.

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 360 degree landscape.


*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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