Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Very detailed tour of Taroko Gorge. I was expecting a watered down tour but was pleasantly surprised of such a detailed tour of Taroko Gorge. Many stops with many photo opportunities. Memorable moments include suspension bridge and mountain-side hotel. Two negatives: 1) you must share family-style lunch with other tour members; we were unlucky to sit with 3 other guests who constantly stuck their saliva drooled chopsticks in the shared food. And 2) after such an exhausted day I wish there was an option to fly home instead of a long 3 hour train ride home. Despite these, the tour was amazing. Would definitely recommend!! And if our tour guide did any other tour, we would try those as well.Reviewed by: ANDREW W, June 2013
Wonderful views in this beautiful national park! We enjoyed a great day and the return ride via a local train was also an interesting experience. All tour company representatives (pick-up personnel, drivers, tour guide) were professional and friendly.Reviewed by: Lindy and Ed, USA, June 2013
I'd love to take several days and hike/camp/bike around and through Taroko Gorge, but failing that, this tour is DEFINITELY the best way to see the really stunning Taroko Gorge in just one day from Taipei. There was a great combination of hiking, busing, history, nature, food (very nice lunch!), and insider views from our guide, who grew up in the region. Amazing value for money when you consider a plane flight and 2.5 hour train ride home (be prepared, get some food before you board!) are included. I would recommend this for anyone. Wish my kids could have joined me!Reviewed by: Leslie S, June 2013
The gorge is beautiful and our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, however I would much prefer to spend more time actually looking at the gorge and way less time stopping in at cafe's and gift shops. I guess if you are making all of the effort to do a day trip to the gorge, you would expect to spend more time being able to look at it and explore. We got stuck in by a rockfall which was exciting and thankfully had the added advantage of cutting our trip to the marble factory short and took the stop in at the last cake shop off the itinerary altogether. The marble factory is an unnecessary "extra" to the trip.
The lunch was amazing!
All in all, I think if I was to go back to the gorge I would hire a car and do it myself, but if you are short on time, this is a good option. Just expect to spend an equal amount of time (or more) looking at shops, cafe's etc as you do looking at the gorge.
Some nice scenery along the way, be prepared, you will be asked for a further NT200 for "fuel money". The 5 star lunch at Silks restaurant lacked a few stars.
We were served lunch in a separate back room, it felt like we were being fed through the back door, like they were ashamed of us. The stop at the marble factory was ok, a chance to spend some money, some nice stuff there.
There is a half hour wait at the beach at the end, I guess it is better than waiting at the train station, then you will have a 2 hour ride on the train back to Taipei, I would rather pay more and fly back. We could have spent more time at some places.