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Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)
Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)

Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)

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291 Fushih Village, Sioulin Township, Hualien, 97253

The Basics

Taroko National Park is one of Taiwan’s most spectacular natural attractions; it also ranks among the most popular. Most travelers make their way here on a day trip from Taipei or nearby Hualien City on Taiwan’s east coast. Multi-day tours of the island often include the gorge, as well as sights like Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Taitung, and the East Coast National Scenic Area.

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5-Day Best of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung

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5-Day Best of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung
$582.00 per adult
Awesome Experience in Taiwan
Just finished our 5 day tour of Taiwan. Loved the scenery, especially at Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge, fabulous hotels too. The icing on the cake was our guide, Alan Chou, with his deep knowledge and love of Taiwan, his use of technology to help impart information and his friendly manner, helping to make all in our small group have a truly memorable experience.
Mark_A, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Taiwan

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Amazing day trip ... a must in Taiwan
EamonFrancis, Jan 2021
Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air
Fantastic trip ... highly recommend Everything organised perfectly, flexibility when required .... saw everything on the itinerary & more Guide was very friendly , knowledgeable & spoke great English .... made our trip super easy Overall - brilliant day & must do trip
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Great trip to Taroko
Joe_M, Aug 2020
Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei
We had a great time at the Taroko Gorge. It was incredibly beautiful and the tour was really well organised and without any difficulties at all. We really didn't have to worry about a thing all day, it was great value. Josephine was a wonderful guide for the day, we had a fantastic time.
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So much more than we could of hoped for
jason_W, Jun 2020
Private Full Day Taroko Gorge Tour
Our tour with Vincent was amazing. We can't believe how much he could fit in to a single say trip of toroko national park. We never felt rushed and we felt that Vincent was the best possible guide we could have asked for. The value for money is outstanding and you will leave this tour feeling very happy and satisfied with the quality and quantity. Thank-you so much Vincent, we were lucky to have you.
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Great itinerary, great guide, great price.....
Jeff_B, Mar 2020
5-Day Best of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung
Great tour in everyway. Alan Chou our tour guide was fantastic....informative and took care of all our questions and concerns. Hotel where all 5 star and a couple had hot springs in our room. You get to see beautiful coastlines, mountains and Taroko Gorge. Don't hesitate to take tour as it is a great way to see the best of the island for a great price. Our driver, Eason was experience and smooth, making you feel safe on the twisty roads.
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Beautiful, great guide, worth the price
dssjdfrancisfamily, Feb 2020
Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air
A full day including flight, tour, and lunch. The tour guide picked us up at the airport and was wonderful. He took us to all the high points of the Taroko area. Lunch was traditional Taiwanese and delicious. In the evening, the night market and he gave us great suggestions for food. Well worth the money we spent for this tour! Taroko is beautiful!
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Beautiful Tarauku Gorge
juliee, Jan 2020
Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei
The trip itself was amazing Scenery is incredible Unfortunately the tour guide was lacking. There was not much information given about the history, development or engineering etc of the gorge. She didn’t really serve a purpose except to tell us what time to get back on the bus. I travel the world and wish to learn about culture and history, and nothing was offered even when I asked.
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Spectacular View of Hualien city
kentdy90, Jan 2020
Taroko Gorge Classic Day Tour from Hualien City (Small Group or Private Tour)
Our Local Guide Jeff Chiang, Was professional in explaining to us in depth about the history of Taroko gorge, While he remain open to us asking him more question about other attractions in Hualien. He even share with us what's the best food tourist shoud try in Hualien City Which we felt he went an extra mile to make our stay in Hualien much enjoyable.
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Even better 2nd time around
Jamie R, Dec 2019
5-Day Best of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung
We did the same tour almost five years ago, Allan Chou the best tour guide ever! Went over and above as a guide and ran everything seemlesly and like clock work this is not a follow the guide tour. You get loads of info and then good amount of time to explore. Even organised a left item to be forwarded ahead to Taipei hotel before we got back from the trip. One word! Awesome...
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The Highlight of Our Trip to Taiwan
ross182, Dec 2019
Full-Day Private Taroko National Park Tour from Hualien City
Taroko National Park is one of the most strikingly beautiful parks we have visited in recent years. Our guide, Joshua, made the day even more enjoyable by giving us an insightful tour peppered with many facts about the landscape and the nature of the park. He also made the day more joyful with his catalog of jokes and one-liners. Highly recommend this tour, especially if you can get Joshua to guide you.
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An Eye-widening Tour
limktham, Nov 2019
5 Star-6 Days Taiwan Bus Tour (Sun moon lake, Alishan, Kenting, Taitung, Taroko)
This tour had widened my eyes to the great natural beauty that Taiwan is blessedly endowed. In the six days, we were taken to see mountains, gorges, caves, cliffs, rivers, forests, hot springs and even beaches filled with pebbles. Through conversations with the friendly guide and driver I learned much about the culture and aspirations of Taiwanese people. I hope to return someday to revisit some the locations!
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Taroko Gorge Review
Erika L, Nov 2019
Full-Day Private Taroko National Park Tour from Hualien City
My husband and I enjoyed our Taroko Gorge tour with Jeff (Chao)! We learned a lot about the history behind all the sites we visited and were able to see all the spots listed on the itinerary. Definitely would recommend to those who have limited time and looking to explore Taroko Gorge within a day. By using this tour service instead of the buses we were able to have a more personalized experience and see more of the park.
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Super tour of Tarako Gorge
yselim333, Aug 2019
Taroko Gorge Classic Day Tour from Hualien City (Small Group or Private Tour)
Great first-time visit to Tarako Gorge. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, which was thrilling, yet well paced for city folks like us.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The park is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers.

  • Due to the distance involved, day trips from Taipei can last upwards of 13 hours.

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces and don’t forget a rain jacket—rainfall is common year-round.

  • Bring plenty of water, and remember to stay hydrated during your walks through the park.

  • The park is not accessible for wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

Given that the national park is tricky to reach on public transport, guided group or private tours are the best and most convenient way to visit. From nearby Hualien, buses depart daily for various points inside the gorge. From Sincheng, the park's closest train station, visitors can take a taxi to the park.

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When to Get There

Due to the gorge’s popularity among tourists, it’s a good idea to arrive early in the morning to enjoy the park before the big tour groups begin to arrive. Expect temperatures upwards of 80°F (26°C), high humidity, and rainfall during summer (June to September).

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Hiking the Zhuilu Old Trail

Among the park’s numerous hiking trails, the Zhuilu Old Trail is the most famous. Carved into the cliffside some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the Swallow Grotto, the narrow hunting path is one for the adventurous—it lacks a guardrail and is a mere three feet (one meter) wide in places. If you're feeling daring and want to tackle this route, book ahead, as a limited number of permits are issued a day.

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Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)