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What To Expect
Travel by express train* to Hualien on the east coast of Taiwan.
Taroko (Marble) Gorge - Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.
Swallow Caves - Following the Central Cross-Island Highway, at Swallow Grotto the rock cliffs of the Liwu River gorge seem to reach to heaven while the river runs its swiftest and the distance between the gorge walls so narrow that they almost seem to touch each other. Along the Swallow Grotto trail which runs about a half kilometer starting from the entrance to Swallow Grotto to the Jinheng Bridge, you can enjoy the sights of the Liwu River from nearly straight above the water, the potholes on the cliff faces, the springs sprinkled along the lower parts of the walls, as well as the famous rock formation "Chieftain's profile rock".
Pick-up from Taipei downtown area hotels
Express train (or bus) to Hualien
Bus ride to Taroko Gorge Gateway
Hualien Stone Sculptural Park
Express train to Taipei
Pick-up and drop-off between downtown Taipei City hotels and train station
Express train (or coach) ticket from Hualien to Taipei*
Express train ticket from Hualien to Taipei
Tea or water with lunch
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Child rate applies to children 2-11 years old. Please inquire for the rate applicable to infants below 2 years old.
This tour is unavailable during the Lunar New Year Celebration (dates vary each year).
*Bus tickets will be provided if train to Hualien is not available.
Pick-up around downtown Taipei area starts at 06:00, exact time depends on hotel location. Expected return time to Taipei from Hualen is approximately 19:00.
Taroko National Park's Tunnel of Nine Turns trail is currently closed for safety reasons.
The following information will be required upon booking:
Full name of each participant
If changes are made 24 hours or more prior to departure: 10% fee
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 days / 1 night