Taroko Gorge – Zhuilu Old Trail and Sightseeing APR 7-9

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Taroko Gorge is THE must-visit place for anyone spending any time in Taiwan. On this trip we’ll hike the excellent Zhuilu Trail on one day, then do some shorter trails and sightseeing the second.

FRIDAY Apr 7th
1900 Meet at Taipei Bus Station and catch the 1925 bus to Luodong where we’ll transfer to train for the journey to Xincheng. Stay at a B&B for the night.

Up early and head up the gorge to Swallow’s Grotto where we’ll hike the Zhuilu Historic Trail. This is THE best day hike you can do in Taiwan. The trail is cut into the cliff face and has stunning views of the gorge 500m below.

We’ll need to apply for permits for the Zhuilu Trail and if we’re unsuccessful, we’ll do the Dali hike which takes us to a remote village in the mountains above Taroko Gorge.

SUNDAY Apr 9th
We’ll head up higher in the gorge and do a series of short hikes and sightseeing that might include: The Lotus Pond trail, The Baiyang waterfall trail, the Xiangtian Nunnery, The Lushui-Heliu Trail, The Eternal Spring shrine, and or the Shakadang Trail.

In the evening we leave Xincheng at 1800 and arrive back in Taipei around 2130.


$8900 for first time customers. $7900NT for students and returning customers.

***What we will provide***
Transport around Taroko Gorge
Train and bus tickets from Taipei to Xincheng and back
Accommodation for 2 nights
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals on Saturday and Sunday
Accident insurance
All permits required for the hikes

If you have any questions, send an email to Stu at

Please note that we cannot transfer your payment to another trip should you decide to cancel.

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