Taiwan is a place rich in diverse travel experiences. Here, you can find various exciting themes, including delicious cuisine, historical and cultural attractions, bustling shopping centers, ecology, railways, forests, hot springs, and indigenous culture, among others.
台北Taipei: the capital of Taiwan, was ranked 2nd on Lonely Planet's list of the top 10 best travel cities worldwide in 2022. It is a city that harmoniously blends modernity with tradition. You can witness the coexistence of a vibrant urban atmosphere, towering skyscrapers, and thriving historic temples. If your flight arrives early, you can head to Taipei 101, the tallest building in Taipei, to enjoy a panoramic view of the city streets. Alternatively, you can explore the city's delicious local street snacks in the evening, such as pearl milk tea, fried chicken fillet, stinky tofu, and more, and embark on a delightful journey on this beautiful island.
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Accommodation： Taipei Standard Hotel
After enjoying breakfast today, we will set off to witness the world-renowned natural wonder, the breathtaking Taroko Gorge, where Mother Nature's masterpieces unfold. Established in 1986, Taroko National Park spans across Hualien, Nantou, and Taichung. The park features towering peaks and almost vertical gorges formed by the long-term erosion of marble by the Liwu River, combined with the continuous uplifting of the earth's crust. The park's elevation difference from Qingshui to Nanhu peaks reaches 3,742 meters, creating a diverse and complex vegetation landscape and providing a habitat for various wildlife.
*Due to geological conditions, Taroko National Park is prone to rockfalls. Please do not venture alone or stay in rockfall areas, and follow the safety instructions given by the tour guide.
East-West Cross-Island Highway Arch(東西橫貫公路牌樓)
As a symbol of Taiwan's first transversal road, the Central Cross-Island Highway, the government built an arch inscribed with "東西橫貫公路" (East-West Cross-Island Highway) - hence it is also known as the Taroko Central Cross-Island Highway Arch. This road is commonly referred to as the "Central Cross-Island Highway."
From here, you can enjoy a distant view of the Changchun Waterfall and pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. This serene shrine stands amidst the lush mountain valleys, with cascading waterfalls creating a harmonious and picturesque scene.
Please be cautious of the unstable terrain in this area, as rockfalls or collapses may occur. Pay attention to the surroundings during the visit, and do not attempt to enter if there is any sign of falling rocks.
*The path from Changchun Shrine to the Taroko Tower involves steep stairs made of cement, which can become slippery when wet. Please be mindful of your steps.
*For those who are not feeling well or have heart conditions, please carefully consider walking on the steep sections of the trail.
Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns 九曲洞)
This is one of the most magnificent sections of Taroko Gorge, with a 700-meter-long trail that requires retracing your steps. The trail runs closely along the deep mountain valley, offering a breathtaking view of the Liwu River's rushing waters below. The towering cliffs on both sides and the dramatic landscape leave visitors in awe. In addition to the gorge itself, pay attention to the fascinating geological features on the marble walls, such as faults, joints, and folds, as well as the resilient rock-dwelling plants. The Jiuqudong is a popular recreational path suitable for the general public and serves as an outdoor geological classroom.
Puloh Wan Management Station(部落灣管理站)
Puloh Wan Terrace is a large, two-tiered river terrace downstream of the Liwu River. In the Taroko language, Taroko means "the place of tracing hunting." This area used to be a settlement of the Taroko tribe. Today, the Taroko National Park Headquarters has established a management station here, which incorporates indigenous cultural elements into the park. The station provides tourist information, multimedia presentations, and consultation services. On the left side of the station, you'll find the Taroko Tribe Craft Exhibition Hall, showcasing exquisite works of art made by the Taroko people, such as weaving and rattan crafts. The second floor of the exhibition hall houses a souvenir shop. For lunch, we have arranged an authentic mountain delicacy meal at the Tianxiang Rest Area. In addition to the usual stir-fried noodles and rice commonly found on flatlands, you can savor highland delicacies like bamboo shoots soup or locally made millet wine sausages, as well as fresh mountain vegetables unique to the highland region.
Due to the geological landscape and weather conditions, specific areas within the Taroko National Park may occasionally be closed for visitation due to rockfalls or other factors. In such cases, alternative arrangements will be made based on the day's situation. Thank you for your understanding.
Accommodation： Hualien Standard Hotel
Today, you are free to arrange your schedule. If you require return transportation to Taipei or airport transfer services, please get in touch with your Travel consultant.
Regular tour buses: 9-20 seaters, with a maximum of 14 people per group.
Each day's itinerary will not exceed 10 hours, with rest stops planned along the way.
Baggage specifications: Excessive luggage may affect passengers' comfort. Each person is limited to one 24-inch suitcase and one carry-on backpack. The tour guide will notify passengers in advance to store excess luggage at the front desk of the Taipei hotel.
Double rooms (twin sharing) with basic room type (no single rooms or double beds. The breakfast charge for children not occupying a bed will follow the hotel's policy.)
If there are a single male or female traveler within the group, the travel agency reserves the right to arrange triple rooms, room-sharing, or require the traveler to pay for the single room supplement.
Breakfast is included at all hotels, while lunch and dinner will be provided according to the itinerary.
Other meals will be at the traveler's own expense. If a traveler chooses not to dine for personal reasons, the meal fee will not be refunded.
Chinese, English, or bilingual (Chinese-English) speaking guides.
For group tours, specific guides cannot be designated. The travel agency will assign professional guides based on the actual situation.
For groups of 1-5 people, the driver will also serve as the guide. The driver will only provide simple English communication and will try to accompany the passengers throughout the itinerary. If parking issues prevent them from doing so, a predetermined pickup time will be arranged with the passengers.
For groups of 6 or more, a dedicated guide will accompany the tour.
All entrance fees are included in the tour.
Entrance tickets to all listed attractions in the itinerary are guaranteed. In the event of unexpected circumstances preventing a visit to any site, the travel agency will consult with the travelers to arrange alternative attractions.
The shuttle bus or train fare for Alishan Forest Recreation Area is included for one round trip only.
For attractions listed in the itinerary that require shuttle services, please refer to the itinerary for details.
Taiwan offers visa-free entry for citizens of many countries. If there are special circumstances requiring a special application, the relevant fees are not included here.
Tour bus insurance and travel agency liability insurance.
Travelers are advised to purchase personal travel insurance or inconvenience insurance separately.
One bottle of mineral water per person per day will be provided as a complimentary service.
Travel agency service charge.
Hotels default to double occupancy. If a traveler chooses to stay in a single room, an additional single room supplement must be paid.
Any room charges incurred due to changes during the itinerary since the rooms are booked in full.
Other personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, faxes, pay-per-view television, beverages, snacks, cigarettes, and alcohol within the hotel.
In the case of irresistible and objective reasons beyond the travel agency's control (such as natural disasters, wars, strikes, epidemics, etc.) or special circumstances such as flight cancellations or insufficient group size, the travel agency reserves the right to cancel or change the itinerary. Any additional costs incurred will be borne by the travelers.
Tips for drivers and guides.
It is recommended to tip each driver and guide 100 NT dollars per person per day.
Cost of round-trip transportation to and from Taiwan is not included.
Airfare is not included in the tour cost.
If you need the travel agency's assistance for booking, there will be an additional fee.