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

 

Explore Taroko Gorge The Island Life Way!

 

Taroko Tour

Our fun filled Better Taroko Gorge tour takes you to many of Taroko’s best sites, from the Swallow Grotto to the Baiyang Waterfalls and everywhere in between. We’ll spend as little time in the vehicle as possible, our groups never get bigger than 8 people, our guides all speak English and  your lunch and a Hualien City hotel pick up is always included! But that’s just the start.

 

Why Our Better Taroko Gorge Tour Is Actually the Best

More Time on the Nature Trails

While other operators can waste hours taking you to high pressure gift shops and crowded tourist traps outside the park, we’ll take you walking along blue rivers, hiking to incredible waterfalls and immersing you completely in the beauty of Taroko National Park! There’s really no comparison.

Early Start = Less Traffic, More Places & Better Weather

Our tours start early to stay ahead of tour bus traffic and the afternoon rains. While others are just arriving mid day, we’ve already explored half the park. With open roads and fewer crowds you can see more amazing places in the sunshine! Taroko Gorge, the Island Life Way!

Less Crowds = More Wildlife

Each day, we’re among the first to numerous scenic nature trails, giving you a better chance of spotting wildlife such as butterflies, birds and yes…monkeys!

Lunch Is Included!

Unlike with other tour operators, on our tour lunch is included! So you wont have to worry about paying an extra NT$200-$450 to eat. That’s value.

 

At Island Life we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee on tours cancelled by bad weather!

 

With Lunch and Extras Included, Why Wait!

 

Trip Highlights

  • Taroko Gorge National ParkBe some of the first to the famous slot canyon of Swallow Grotto in the morning
  • Take a walk on not one, but TWO suspension bridges during your day
  • Take a nature walk through the “Mysterious Valley” on the Shakadang Trail
  • Walk through seven tunnels to the towering Baiyang Waterfalls
  • Prepare to get wet in the Water Curtain Cave! We’ve got waterproof flashlights!
  • See the epic Eternal Spring Shrine and learn about the deadly history of the Cross-Mountain Highway.
  • Relax by a turquoise river and sample tasty homemade aboriginal treats
  • Get a new perspective on Taroko from the beautiful Qixingtan Beach
  • So, so much more

 

 

Itinerary

At Island Life, we promise to show you as much of the best of Taroko in one day as we can. In order to have a fun and flexible day, the exact itinerary for our tour can vary. This tour departs from Hualien City.

Some possible stops include:

  • Swallow Grotto
  • Baiyang Waterfalls Trail
  • Water Curtain Cave
  • Luishui Trail
  • Shakadang Trail
  • Cimu Bridge
  • Tianxiang
  • Eternal Springs Shrine
  • Changuang Temple
  • Yuewang Suspension Bridge
  • Qingshui Cliffs
  • Qixingtan Beach
  • And other secret spots!

We will adjust our tour based on time and trail closures, but please let us know if there is something specific you’d like to see.

 

 

Details

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Free pick up at Hualien City hostel or hotel
DEPARTURE TIME 7:30-8 AM. 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 – 4PM.
WEAR/BRING A camera, comfortable walking clothing, hat, sunscreen, a swimsuit (in case there is time for a river swim!), a raincoat (for the Water Curtain Cave), and some money for snacks, drinks and/or souvenirs.
INCLUDED
Transport & English Speaking Guide Lunch
Drinking water Lots of fun
NOT INCLUDED
Replacement mind after yours has been blown.
Guide gratuity

 New Taroko ATV Add On Now Available!

Taroko Gorge National Park

With this add on to our Taroko Gorge Tour or our Zhuilu Old Trail Tour, you can add a fun filled hour of ATV’ing on the beach out to the mesmerizing Qingshui Cliffs!

An Island Life Taiwan Exclusive!

 

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We look forward to you joining us!!

Have a Question or Ready to Book?

We’re Here to Help! 

 

 

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7:30AM-8AM: Hotel Pickup

We know our tour leaves much earlier than other companies, but it’s to stay ahead of the tour buses and afternoon cloud cover. Trust us, it’s worth it!
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Taroko Tour

We will spend the day visiting many of Tarokos best sites 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! Please let us know if there is something specific you’d like to see. Some possible stops include:
  • Swallow Grotto
  • Baiyang Waterfalls Trail
  • Water Curtain Cave
  • Luishui Trail
  • Shakadang Trail
  • Cimhu Bridge
  • Tianxiang
  • Eternal Springs Shrine
  • Changuang Temple
  • Yuewang Suspension Bridge
  • Qingshui Cliffs
  • Qixingtan Beach
  • And other secret spots!
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3:30PM-4PM Return to Hualien Hotels

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 84 reviews
December 3, 2018

The tour was EXCELLENT! Our tour guide was Iris and she was extremely knowledgable and personable. I have a food allergy and she went out of her way to ensure that I could eat something at lunch. We were also on a tight timeline given our train schedule and she made sure that we were able to see all the sights and get to our train on time. All in all a very nice day. Would highly recommend this company.

November 24, 2018

1st class Tour!!
We took this tour as a family group of 3 adults in October and had a wonderful day, Iris showed us many spots and was full of information which she willing shared. Her bright personality and knowledge really made the day special. So pleased we chose this tour over others, being in a private vehicle was very comfortable and allowed more flexibility with time to take photos etc at places of interest. Lunch was delicious and filling. An added adventure of the the day was catching a very lost and scared dog who was dodging buses and cars on the main highway on the way home. Her willingness to stop to allow us all to catch him in my book says volumes about her and the company, he certainly would have been run over otherwise. His owner was so pleased to get him back!! If I get back to Taiwan I would not hesitate book with this company again, everything was well organised and as advertised. It was a refreshing change from the usual organised tours. Go with them you wont be disappointed and have a fabulous day out!! Thanks again Iris for a very special day.

November 23, 2018

What can I say, an amazing experience we wont soon forget! Our family of four did a private tour with Iris and she made us feel like a part of her Taiwan family. In Taroko she even bought us some magow (sp) sausages, an aboriginal specialty of the local tribe. What a great day. Everyone at Island Life deserves a thank you. Good experience all around.

November 14, 2018

Experienced guide really make the difference. Yes, we could have taken the public bus and visited many of the same places for cheaper, but having a guide there to tell us about the history and geology of the place, and point out things we never would have noticed, made it a very special day. This is definitely a highlight in Taiwan and Island Life made it a highlight of our holiday.

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