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Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train provided by Edison Travel Service

Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train

Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train
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About
Carved by the Liwu River and ringed by verdant mountains, the Taroko Gorge is one of Taiwan’s most spectacular natural destinations—and this full-day tour from Taipei makes planning a trip simple. In the early morning, travel via shuttle and train to Hualien, where you meet your guide and head to Taroko National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive through the park, visit other local attractions, and enjoy an authentic lunch as part of your experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • This tour takes all the hassle out of planning a trip to the Taroko Gorge
  • Round-trip train and vehicle transit makes for a comfortable way to travel
  • Visit Taroko National Park and explore its most scenic corners
  • Enjoy a Taiwanese lunch as part of your excursion
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel early in the morning, and then transfer to the Taipei railway station. Board an express train bound for Hualien on your own. Upon arrival in Hualien, board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the trip through the Taroko Gorge in Taroko National Park, named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia. Set out on the 12.5-mile (20-km) section of highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang, winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge.  As you ride, admire views of the Liwu River, which cut through the marble to form the deep, narrow gorge over millions of years. In all, the coach trip travels through an impressive 38 separate tunnels, ending up at the Eternal Spring Shrine. Here, small temples have been built to honor those Taiwanese veterans who lost their lives in the construction of the tunnels.  After passing through the gorge, stop for lunch at a local restaurant serving typical local fare. Before returning to Taipei by express train, make stops at Shakadang Trail, Cihmu Bridge and more Your full day of adventure in Taroko National Park and the surroundings ends with drop-off at your hotel in Taipei.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • This tour takes all the hassle out of planning a trip to the Taroko Gorge
  • Round-trip train and vehicle transit makes for a comfortable way to travel
  • Visit Taroko National Park and explore its most scenic corners
  • Enjoy a Taiwanese lunch as part of your excursion
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel early in the morning, and then transfer to the Taipei railway station. Board an express train bound for Hualien on your own. Upon arrival in Hualien, board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the trip through the Taroko Gorge in Taroko National Park, named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia. Set out on the 12.5-mile (20-km) section of highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang, winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge.  As you ride, admire views of the Liwu River, which cut through the marble to form the deep, narrow gorge over millions of years. In all, the coach trip travels through an impressive 38 separate tunnels, ending up at the Eternal Spring Shrine. Here, small temples have been built to honor those Taiwanese veterans who lost their lives in the construction of the tunnels.  After passing through the gorge, stop for lunch at a local restaurant serving typical local fare. Before returning to Taipei by express train, make stops at Shakadang Trail, Cihmu Bridge and more Your full day of adventure in Taroko National Park and the surroundings ends with drop-off at your hotel in Taipei.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30711A
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin/ English/ Japanese)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip TRA express train ride between Taipei and Hualien
  • Dink is not included.
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Taiwan Railways
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up is available at hotels or metro stations in downtown Taipei City. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. Exact pick-up time will be provided by local operator upon confirmation. Please note the pick-up service cannot accommodate hotels in Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District, and New Taipei City area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  • Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin/ English/ Japanese)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip TRA express train ride between Taipei and Hualien
  • Dink is not included.
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Taiwan Railways
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up is available at hotels or metro stations in downtown Taipei City. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. Exact pick-up time will be provided by local operator upon confirmation. Please note the pick-up service cannot accommodate hotels in Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District, and New Taipei City area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  • Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train
Free masks are only available for those guests who do not have their own.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Taroko National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Shakadang Trail
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Tianxiang Scenic Are
    Stop: 70 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cihmu Bridge
  • 5
    Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Eternal Spring Shrine
  • 6
    Chishingtan Scenic Area
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Byron Chong
Soledad, CA50 contributions
Great visit to unusual scenic site
Mar 2020
The slow train ride on the coast was scenic. The narrow gorge had exciting vistas, and we took too many photos! Only downer was a trip to a marble carving shop, obviously booked to tourists buying something would result in a commission for the guide.
Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nicky_EdisonTour
Thank you for sharing a review about this tour. We are happy to learn that you were satisfied with our service. Your advice is a great help to us to improve the customer experience in the future. We look forward to serve you again in the near future.
Written 15 April 2020
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SuburbanPioneer
11 contributions
Hire a driver
Jan 2020 • Family
After a few days bushwhacking through the urban jungle, we found Taroko Gorge to be a beautiful escape back to nature. It’s Taiwan’s version of Yosemite National Park. Two caveats, however: (1) it is a three hour drive from Taipei. We found it to be well worth it, but it is a long commute and makes for a long day. (2) You can hire a taxi driver to take you there. There were 4 people in our group— hiring a taxi cost less than half of what a guided tour bus would have, and we had more flexibility. But negotiate a price before leaving!
Written 4 January 2020
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William
Incheon, South Korea6 contributions
Incredible Views!
Sep 2019
I went on this trip having researched that Taroko Gorge was worth the time and money when you travel to Taiwan. It did not disappoint. Some of the most unbelievable views I've ever experienced (and I've been to 20 countries!). I can't recommend Taroko Gorge enough.

It's great tour and you get your money's worth but it does feel bit rushed at times because you're trying to do so much in one day while being so far from Taipei. It's a very long day. Over 12 hours. I was picked up from my hostel at 5:50am and I didn't get back till around 7:30pm. If you can manage the long day and all the walking, it is well worth it to do this tour. The views really are incredible!
Written 17 November 2019
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Maarten
1 contribution
Great scenery, poor organization.
Oct 2019
It was great to see the high-lights in one day trip from Taipei and enjoyed the group and scenery. Please be aware that you will not stop on most of the places listed on the itinerary, the bus will slowly drive so you can make pictures. We stopped half hour at a coffee stop (Shrine), half hour Taroko Gorge, half hour at a nice bridge and lunch of 1 hour. We also stopped on two places not listed beach ( half hour) and a tourist trap shopping area (half hour).

The guide wasn't able to speak English well and didn't provide any interesting information besides time keeping instructions. It was disappointing that the organization failed to arrange enough return train tickets, not everyone was able to travel back to Taipei without severe delays. For the group who was able to travel (like myself) wasn't there enough time to buy some food. I travel a lot, and this is the poorest tour I experienced in years. I would not recommend this, but it is one of the few options in case you are on tight schedule and want to fit it on a day trip from Taipei.
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear M44rt3n, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about this tour. We are sorry to hear that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We completely understand your disappointment with the tour arrangement, as the park was crowded with tourists during the consecutive holidays, all the visitors were not able to spend much time at each stop. The train tickets were in high demand, which was beyond our control, so some of the guests had to take a later train. We will speak with our tour guide and review her performance, and make necessary adjustments to the tour. Thank you again, Your feedback is a great help to us in improving our service.
Written 16 October 2019
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SANO
2 contributions
Good people were joined this tour.
Oct 2019 • Solo
英語、日本語、中国語での説明のあるツアーなので、アメリカ、カナダ、イギリス、メキシコ、台湾など色んな国からの参加があって、ちょっとした英会話のレッスンにもなりました。

どの国の人も旅行や自然に興味がある人なので、スマホの写真や身振りで、なんとかコミュニケーションが取れたのが、プラスアルファの楽しみになりました。

I really enjoyed talking with people who came from many countries.
We loved travel and walking around the nature.
Everyone was so nice.
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
コメントありがとうございます。 楽しく過ごして良かったですね! また遊びにいらっしゃってください :)
Written 16 October 2019
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Sally O
Yerevan, Armenia6 contributions
Production line tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
Took this tour as we were limited for time in Taiwan and the private tour option was ridiculously expensive. The driver from the hotel was fine. The morning tour guide on Taipei side was obnoxious. The epitome of ‘70s “follow me” tourism and a “mini-dictator” to boot, who appeared to think we were school children. Josephine the tour guide on the other side at Hualien was very nice and enthusiastic, but appeared to be more concerned with polishing her one-woman stand up comedy routine (mildly amusing) rather than actually imparting any pertinent information or knowledge about the actual sights we were there to see. Also, only around 50% of what she was saying was intelligible. Luckily there are some information boards at the various locations, in both Mandarin and English, containing the main (limited) details.
The tour of the sights obviously focussed on the same route that every other tour bus appeared to be taking. No unique points and a very small amount of time in the actual places. Would have much preferred to spend more time at more gorge locations than wasting over half an hour at the stone sculpture factory, which was supremely uninteresting and pointless and definitely not unique.
A further annoyance was that all the available tour itinerary information given to us implied a 2 hour train journey, whereas this was over 3 hours on the way and just under 3 hours in the way back. No time allocated to shop for snacks on the way back. Probably due to the time wasted overall at each stop.
Great to see the gorge, but would not recommend this tour company at all.
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear sallyo755, Thank you for writing a review about this tour, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. We will speak with both tour guides and review their performance, then make necessary adjustments to the tour to ensure this situation will not happen again. The train ride between Taipei and Hualien is about 2.5-3.5 hr, the express ones are always in high demand, we are afraid this is beyond our control. Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention, your feedback is a great help to us in improving our service. We hope you still enjoyed your trip in Taiwan.
Written 16 October 2019
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Bolan Chao
Taipei, Taiwan33 contributions
I ❤️ Taroko Gorge
Visiting Taiwan is not complete if you don’t visit Taroko Gorge. The stunning beauty of this Gorge will tell you oh my God I wish I had more time to explore.
Written 25 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Bolanchao, Thank you for your feedback about this tour. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed this tour to Taroko Gorge. The east coast of Taiwan has a lot of beautiful attractions that are worth a visit, we look forward to see you again in the near future.
Written 26 September 2019
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Maria Irene C
25 contributions
Taroko Gorge Gorgeous
A nice family tour .just rent a car with driver for easy access without a huge tourist crowd.Driver will take you on all tourist attractions and point some informations.Direct you on spots good for taking pictures and area where to eat local foods.Avoid sakadang trails for family with small children.These long walks tires them easily and parents won’t enjoy the walk holding the kids.Taroko offers lot of tourist attraction so it is worth the visit .
Written 26 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi mariairenec2015 Thank you for taking your time to share a review about this tour. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed this tour during your stay in Taiwan. There are lots more to see and experience in Taiwan all year round, we look forward to see you again in the near future.
Written 2 September 2019
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Kevin E
1 contribution
Beautiful trip to Taroko Gorge
Jun 2019 • Couples
Well organised trip, funny and enjoyable tour guide and stunning landscape. Brilliant day and definitely worth the money it cost.
Written 29 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi kevineI485TA, Thank you for taking your time to share a review about this tour. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the tour. There are lots more to see and experience in Taiwan, we look forward to see you again in the near future.
Written 30 June 2019
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Michael H
193 contributions
Beautiful
It is a full day but worth the trip. If you enjoy hiking and the outdoors this is for you. A nice lunch and a funny kind guide all made for an enjoyable tour. I would recommend it as a nice day escape from Taipei.
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi michaelhD1846XP Thank you for taking your time to share a review about the tour. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the tour. There are a lot to see and experience in Taiwan all year around, and is definitely worth the 2nd visit. We look forward to see you again in the near future.
Written 25 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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