This tour is AMAZING. First of all, Iris (our tour guide) was great. She’s so cheery and so excited for everyone to experience how wonderful the gorge is. When I told her about all of the great reviews she has online, she said “I love taking my tours around Taroko Gorge. I feel like I’m on vacation with them!” She’s also VERY knowledgeable. We learned so much, and she answered all of our questions. The few things that she didn’t know, she even looked up on her phone for us (like helping us coordinate watching the nation’s fireworks for the following day). The tour itself was stunning. There was some hiking and some driving. Unlike the other tours that we saw (which were very few, since Iris did a great job at spontaneously deciding where to take us in the gorge, so that we wouldn’t have to experience everything with a million tourists around us) Iris drove us around in a sedan. There were only 3 of us, which made our group very tight-knit. The tour highlighted all of the beautiful aspects of the gorge. Even if you are looking for an intense and long hike (which this isn’t – although the short trek up the mountain to the bell tower can be exerting), I recommend doing this as well, so that you can make sure to see all of the sights that the gorge has to offer.