Day trip

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

From US$ 156.92 per person

Discover the beauty of Taroko Gorge on a day excursion from Taipei. This site is one of the top nature wonders in Asia, famed for its stunning marble gorge. Take a train from Tapei to Hualien, visit Taroko Gorge, and then return to Taipei by train.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels or metro stations in downtown Taipei City. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. The exact pickup time will be provided by the local operator upon confirmation. Please note the pickup service cannot accommodate hotels in Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District, and New Taipei City area.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the wonders of the world’s biggest marble gorge—¬Taroko Gorge
  • Ramble through the trails and enjoy the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride along the east coast of the island
  • Chill yourself and enjoy the sea breeze on Qixingtan Beach
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant
Full description
Meet your host and board the express train bound for Hualien on your own. Sit back and enjoy a 3-hour journey to paradise. Upon arrival in Hualien, your tour guide will greet you at the train station and take to you to the world-famous Taroko National Park. From the archway entry to Tianxiang, this 12.5-mile (20 km) section of Central Cross-Island Highway through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will take your breath away. Walk along the Shakadang Trail, where the crystal clear blue water of Liwu River runs beside you. Walk through the Swallow Grotto tunnel, where you will enjoy a stunning view of the cliffs. Take a short break at Tianxiang, a large river terrace recreational area and enjoy lunch in a restaurant in the park. After lunch, stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), a suspension bridge made of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo after a heart-warming story about a loving mother. Next, head to the Tunnel of Nine Turns, considered to be the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge. Visit the Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 military veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Go to a local marble factory, where you can buy some souvenirs and take a walk to the romantic Qixingtan, a pebble beach where the mountains meet the sea. Your 14-hour adventure then ends with drop-off at Taipei Main Station.
Includes
  • Hotel to train station transfer
  • Round trip train ticket between Hualien and Taipei
  • Transfer from train station back to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English and Japanese.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The sequence and time of stay of tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  • This tour is not accessible to wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The time I travelled was during outbreak of Coronavirus. Even though there were only 2 persons left for the tour, the tour still operated. This is very impressive. Overall I like the scenary of Taroko very much. Even though we had 15 minutes at Shakadang trail, but we got enough time for other stops.

February 5, 2020

I really enjoyed my day but I did not expect the journey involved. It was not a high speed train which we had in the morning and the train too 3 hours and coming back was faster but still 2.5 hours so a long day on trains. The gorge itself was fairly amazing and the lunch was really good. The guide we nice.

October 30, 2019

Interesting day trip to visit Taroko easily

A correct way to visit the Taroko canyon from Taipei without complicating your life. If you also agree with other interesting and friendly travelers, as was my case, the experience is enjoyed more. Very good food in a quality hotel. There is plenty of visit to the market-factory for tourists of jade and other jewelry. It is the only thing that prevents giving the maximum note to the visit and negatively balks the experience. Seriously, eliminating it would be beneficial for the agency. The pick-up at the punctual hotel and the guides in Taipei and the area are correct and pleasant.

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July 25, 2017

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