Beginning at Fanshuliao Valley, you'll be immediately confronted with the dramatic topography of a hundred-meter gorge cutting through the mountains at this unique canyon. The area is dotted with quaint cottages on riverside farmlands with undulating hill vistas beyond. Shihtiping showcases the best of Taiwan's coastal geology, where sea erosion has smoothed the volcanic rock, forcing it to immerge into layers resembling stone steps. Stop by the beautifully constructed Taroko Bridge before visiting Shihti Harbor, a working fishing village and the gateway to whale and dolphin sightings in Taiwan – so keep your eyes peeled! The tour ends with two of Taiwan's most tranquil spots: Baqi Gazebo and Niushan Huting. Both provide an undisturbed setting for blissful viewpoints across the Pacific coastline and the coastal mountain range, with lush grasslands dotted with aboriginal sculptures and handicrafts.