Easter Mass in Vietnamese was an experience; we were very happy that you were able to arrange it.
With marble canyons carved by the raging Liwu River over the centuries, Taroko Gorge is one of Taiwan's eight National Parks. Home to more than half of Taiwan's native animal species, Taroko Gorge measures 12 miles (19 kilometers), and is home to a large range of climates and lands; in one day, hikers can visit subtropical forests, jagged coastal cliffs, and high alpine meadows - all without leaving the confines of the park.
Meet An Asia Expert
From Our Blog
Our co-founder & CEO Catherine Heald loves this often overlooked little country, especially its beautiful landscapes and fascinating National Palace Museum.
Clamber up trails that trace the imposing, jagged rocks of Taroko Gorge. With over seven trails crisscrossing the 18 kilometers (11 miles) of marble gorges, visitors will not lack for stunning views of Taroko’s natural charms. Perhaps the most daunting of these is the Jhuilu Old Trail, a path cut into sheer rock and less than a foot wide at some points.
First developed by the Japanese, suoxi, or river tracing, is a particularly popular activity during Taiwan’s humid, heavy summers. River tracing is a cross between hiking, swimming, and scrambling; in it, tracers, equipped with helmets, lifejackets, and hiking sandals, scramble, swim, and climb up river beds. A fantastic way to beat the heat of tropical Taiwan, river tracing is also an exciting, dynamic way to explore Taroko’s clear, unspoiled rivers.
The path to Shuilian, or Water Curtain Cave, is a well-known hiking trail. Visitors will make their way through dark, winding tunnels before appearing at a cave where water falls so densely that it forms a single, curtain-like cascade.
Changchun, or Eternal Spring, was built to commemorate the workers who died building the Cross-Island Highway through Taroko Gorge. Named for the unceasing flow of water that issues forth from the spring, Changchun Shrine can be accessed via a swaying suspension bridge that takes visitors over the plunging, sheer heights of Taroko Gorge.
A long, winding trail once known as Mystery Valley for its seclusion and obscurity, this path leads to a small, remote waterfall, where the waters of the Shakadang River drop into a blue-green pool, fringed by rocks, sand, and Taroko’s sheer cliffs. Here, visitors can swim and river-trace, or, if they wish, continue on the trail to two far-flung Aboriginal villages (permits are required).
Taiwan is often forgotten by the typical travelers – unfortunately for them. This 6-day luxurious adventure takes you to the famous cave from the renowned novel Journey into the West, the magical Sun Moon Lake, and for a relaxing dip in natural hot springs situated in the fascinating aboriginal village of Wulai.
Experience the unique charm of Taiwan on this luxurious 11-day holiday. Between visiting ancient temples, bustling markets, lush rainforests and a stunning gorge, the country will surely win your heart. There’s even time for soaking weary traveler’s bones in a relaxing natural hot spring.
Taking you from the 21st-century metropolis of Taipei, all the way across this fascinating island to discover untouched village life and majestic national parks, this 12-day itinerary is packed full of exciting activities that will leave you with a lasting memory of charming Taiwan.
This large, sleek, contemporary Chinese style hotel offers sweeping vistas of Taroko Gorge and its surrounding mountainside. The hotel has many five-star well-being facilities including an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa, sauna and gym with fitness classes. The hotel’s deluxe rooms are well-furnished with modern amenities and private balconies overlooking either the nearby mountains or the river below. Diners may enjoy Chinese or international dishes al-fresco amongst the rugged gorge edges, or inside in the elegant restaurant with two private rooms. In the evenings, guests can indulge in a few after dinner drinks and star gazing at the Fire Place bar -complete with stylish outdoor heaters.