Hualien
Starting Location
Lunch Included
Food
Moderate
Physicality
7/10
Adventure Factor
8 Hours
Duration

Taroko Gorge By Scooter!

Don’t just see Taroko, experience it with us.

Our fun filled, all day scooter adventure seeks to avoid the crowds while taking you to the most spectacular parts of Taiwan’s premier National Park. From the Swallow Grotto to the Baiyang Waterfalls and everywhere in between, Island Life has you covered.

We know our tour heads out earlier than others, but it’s to avoid the tour buses and late afternoon cloud cover. Trust us, it’s worth it! As with all our tours, lunch and tons of fun are included!

We will spend the day visiting many of Taroko’s best sites, cruising down scenic roads and walking on some spectacular trails. In order to have a fun and flexible day, the exact itinerary for our day can vary. But we promise to try and show you as much of the best of Taroko in one day as we can!

Some possible stops include:

  • Swallow Grotto
  • Baiyang Waterfalls Trail
  • Luishui Trail
  • Shakadang Trail
  • Cimhu Bridge
  • Qingshui Cliffs
  • Eternal Springs Shrine
  • Changuang Temple
  • Yuewang Suspension Bridge
  • And other secret spots!

Lunch and tons of fun are included!

Please note that Island Life DOES NOT provide scooters for this tour.

You will need to rent your own and have the appropriate skills and licenses. Taroko Gorge has very narrow roads in places and other drivers in Taiwan can be unpredictable. While our tour leader will keep the pace and try to maintain safety for the group, it is the responsibility of the driver to follow all traffic laws and drive appropriately. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.

Driving a scooter through Taroko is an awesome experience, but please don’t sign up for this tour if you don’t know how to drive a scooter well. Thanks!

For scooter rental recommendations in Hualien, please email us.

For further reading on Taroko Gorge National Park, check out: Taroko Gorge National Park: The Jewel of Taiwan

   Swallow Grotto, Taroko Gorge National Park TourBell Tower on Taroko Gorge Tour, Taroko Gorge National Park Baiyang Waterfalls on Taroko Gorge Tour, Taroko Gorge National Park Eternal Spring Shrine Trail on Taroko Gorge Tour, Taroko Gorge National Park

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pick up at Hualien hostel or hotel
DEPARTURE TIME 7:30AM. We know our tour leaves earlier than the rest, but trust us, we do it to stay ahead of the tour buses and afternoon cloud cover. Very much worth it.
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:30 PM.
WEAR/BRING A camera, comfortable walking clothing, hat, sunscreen, a swimsuit (in case there is time for a river swim!) and some money for snacks, drinks and/or souvenirs.
INCLUDED
Guide Lunch
Drinking water Lots of fun
NOT INCLUDED
Replacement mind after yours has been blown.
Guide gratuity

We look forward to you joining us!!

Be sure to check out our Zhuilu Old Trail tour as well!

Zhuilu Old Trail Tour Hualien Tour
Taking a walk on the Zhuilu Old Trail
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7:30AM: Hotel Pickup

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Taroko Tour

We will spend the day visiting many of Tarokos best sites, cruising down scenic roads and walking on some spectacular trails. In order to have a fun and flexible day, the exact itinerary for our day can vary. But we promise to try and show you as much of the best of Taroko in one day as we can! Some possible stops include:
  • Swallow Grotto
  • Baiyang Waterfalls Trail
  • Luishui Trail
  • Shakadang Trail
  • Cimhu Bridge
  • Qingshui Cliffs
  • Eternal Springs Shrine
  • Changuang Temple
  • Yuewang Suspension Bridge
  • And other secret spots!
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3:30pm Return to Hualien Hotels

Taroko Baiyang Waterfall trail
Taroko Baiyang Waterfalls
Taroko Baiyang Waterfalls
Taroko Cliffs
Taroko Lushui Trail
Taroko Gorge National Park
Taroko Gorge National Park
Taroko Gorge National Park
Taroko Pagoda Bell Tower
Taroko Pagoda
Taroko Pagoda
Taroko Shakadang Trail
Taroko Swallow Grotto
Taroko Swallow Grotto
Taroko Temple Bridge
Taroko Gorge Temple
Taroko Gorge Wenshan hot spring
Taroko Gorge Wenshan hot spring
Taroko Gorge Wenshan hot spring
Taroko Gorge Wenshan hot spring