Hualien (花蓮) Shore Excursion – Taroko Gorge Day Tour (Private Tour)

Trust me when I say this: visiting Hualien, the Taroko National Park is definitely the highlight that you cannot miss. Within the limited time frame, we will let you fully appreciate the fine art created by the hands of Mother Nature—the magnificent Taroko Gorge.
Taroko National Park is situated in the eastern Taiwan. This park features high mountains and sheer gorges with many natural wonders. The varied mountain peaks, numerous waterfalls, diverse plant forms and animal life thrive together with the indigenous Taroko people.


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Taroko National Park – Great Taroko Gorge

The word “Taroko” means “human being” in the Taroko language of the local Taroko indigenous tribe. Taroko Gorge is an impressive 19km long canyon famous for its spectacular mountains and marble cliffs that stretch along the Liwu River. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area. For the more active travelers, there are a few hiking trails with great view and great water areas to go swimming and river tracing.

Aboriginal Specialty – Savor the Origin of Taiwan

Aboriginal specialty includes dishes that utilize the mountain vegetables and fresh seafood of the region. Learn about the many aboriginal cultures that comprise nearly one third of Hualien County’s population.

Eternal Spring Shrine – Changchun Shrine

Eternal Spring Shrine is a landmark and a memorial shrine complex in Taroko National Park. It is one of the major picturesque points of the park, with the view of the mountains and the waterfall, and one of the main memorials for veterans.

Delicate Swallows Grotto

Swallow Grotto is an obvious stopover for visitors to appreciate the marvel of Taroko Gorge. The Grotto trail is interspersed with tunnels and overlooks the narrowest portion of Taroko Gorge where the river is most rapid.


08 : 00 Pick you up at Hualien Port
* Please note that the pick-up time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
09 : 00 Taroko National Park – Great Taroko Gorge
10 : 30 Shakadang Trail
12 : 00 Lunch: Aboriginal specialty
13 : 30 Delicate Swallows Grotto
14 : 30 Eternal Spring Shrine – Changchun Shrine
16 : 00 Drop you off at Hualien Port

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

1 person


Departs on everyday

Meeting point

At Hualien Port. Please note that the meeting time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.

When to book

Book 5 days in advance

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes, a light coat, anti-mosquito measures. Please avoid wearing colorful clothes and perfume to prevent wasp attacks.


Price per person

The price will change according to the number of people. The infant below 1-year-old is free of charge.

Person(s)--Price per person
 1   520 USD
 2   275 USD
 3   190 USD
 4   158 USD
 5   130 USD
 6   115 USD

Infant (0 to 1 years old)

Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)



Well, you already have your lovely room on the cruise


Aboriginal Specialty


National park entrance fee

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide


Private van or sedan in Hualien


Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.

From 115 USD per person

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our previous clients have to say about us!

Shirley C
Shirley C
An unforgettable day trip with Topology
This is the first time I've booked the tour with Topology, the experience with them was fantastic! Penny who has communicated with me from beginning to the end, she is very responsive with all the questions I had or requested, and well informed about tour guide's info and pickup time. Fun time seems to pass by quickly, Spencer surely made our trip so memorable, we will always remember him and hopefully one day we will meet up again. =)
Angelina C
Angelina C
Amazing trip and amazing guide
It was a very interesting trip. We knew unique places and very beautiful views. I recommend it and thank our guide Mr. Clint Liang for his help and kindness. It was very important that he knew the area so well.
Excellent agency, wonderful tour guide
We were a family of 13 that did 2 private day tours and airport transfers with Topology. Peter was excellent with all communications from the beginning. Airy was a wonderful bilingual guide thar really made us feel at home. The kids in our group also warmed up to her quickly. The included lunches were sumptuous and extensive. They are a little pricey but well worth every penny.
Week in Taiwan
We had an amazing time in Taiwan! Allen from Topology was responsive throughout the planning stages. We have a child with many food allergies and requested an English-speaking guide to accompany us for the entire trip. We could not have been happier with Spencer! We spent 7 days with him touring Taipei, Jiufen, Yehliu National Park, Kaoshiung, and Kenting National Park. He kept that pace quick for the kids and most of our free time was spent exploring different markets sampling street food. Spencer kept my son safe during the entire trip, and by the end he was like a part of the family.
8 day private tour of Taiwan
Our 8 day private tour of Taiwan included Taipei, Jiufen, Shifen, Taroko, Sun Moon, & Taichung. Both our consultant, Vivi, & our driver, Henry, were excellent. We felt well taken care of from beginning to end. Henry was especially accommodating to our changing needs and requests. He was punctual, patient and attentive to our interests, even suggesting extra stops that may appeal to us & taking pictures for us. Despite some minor stomach issues at the first half of the trip (we were not able to eat some of the planned dinners), we still got to see many scenes & sites that surprised us: Taroko gorge was stunning; releasing sky lanterns was fun; the local wet market was lively; the oyster/clam digging area looked like a wet sand desert complete with a windy sand storm. Over all, everything went smoothly, and our group of 4 adults + 1 child, enjoyed our trip immensely. Thank you

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