Note: The tour suggestions shown on our website are just the reference for visitors. The park does not run any tours for tourists.
For a day set(paid) tour for Taroko gorge, please take “Taiwan tour bus” suggested by Tourism Bureau of Taiwan.
Please get on Taiwan Tour Bus's website for the English speaking tour reservation ahead of your requested date.
The website is http://www.taiwantourbus.com.tw/C/tw/home.
According to different travel agents, the price will be different. A day trip can be either depart from Taipei or Hualien train station.
Hiking on Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail
Nature Trek Suggestion A:
A natural trek along the Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) Trail (estimated time required: 4-5 hours). The must-see trail which the Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail- a 2 kilometer hike in Taroko National Park. Route: Taroko Visitor Center (Hwy. No. 8, 189 km)---Buluowan (Hwy. No. 8, 180 km)---Swallow Grotto (Hwy. No. 8, 180 km)---Tianxiang (Hwy. No. 8 170 km) ---Jiuqudong Trail (Hwy. No. 8, 175 km)---Eternal Spring (Changchun) Shrine (Hwy. No. 8, 186 km) ---Qingshui Cliff (Hwy. No. 9, 180.4 km)
Baiyang Waterfall Trail
Nature Trek Suggestion B:
HA hike along the Baiyang foot trail (time requirement: 4-5 hours). Route: Taroko Visitor Center(Hwy. No. 8, 189 km) --- Baiyang waterfall Trail(Hwy. No. 8, 168 km) Brief introduction to the trek: You can drive your car to the starting point of the trek (there is a car park at the lower right hand side by the highway about 50 meters ahead of the trailhead). Or you can take a bus, (Hualien Bus Co.) get off at Tianxiang and walk along the Central Cross-Island Highway westward for about 500 meters to reach the trailhead. En route, you can enjoy the sceneries of the gorge. In addition, you can also choose another trail (such as Sakadang, Lushui, Jiuqudong, Changchun Shrine Trails etc.) to make it a full day's trekking.
The Lushui Trail
Nature Trek Suggestion C:
A hike along the Lushui Trail (time requirement: 4-5 hours) Route: Taroko Visitor Center (Park Headquarters) (Hwy. No. 8, 189 km) --- Tianxiang (Hwy. No. 8, 170 km) ---Lushui Trail(Hwy. No. 8, 172 km) . Brief introduction to the trek: This trek starts from Tianxiang on a return leg of 2 km at Lushui. The trailhead is located near an exhibition hall left of the highway. You can complete the trail (trail entrance is opposite of the Heliu Campground) and then take a rest at Tianxiang before taking another trail.
A hike along the Lianhua (Lotus) Pond Trail
Nature Trek Suggestion D:
A hike along the Lianhua Pond Trail (Lotus Pond) (time requirement: 7-8 hours) Route: Taroko Visitor Center(Hwy. No. 8, 189 km) --- Huitouwan (Switchback) (Hwy. No. 8, 164 km) --- Lianhua Pond (1.6 K + 2..3 K one way). Brief introduction to the trek: The distance from the Taroko Visitor Center to the trailhead at Huitouwan is about 25 km, requiring 1 hour by car. En route, you can enjoy the grandiose sights of the gorge. The hiking trek takes about 4 hours there and back. We suggest that visitors should bring food and plenty of water for the trek.