The activity was superb! The driver was the tour guide who is so polite and knowledgeable. He could keep introducing Hualien city as well as the tour spots while driving safely. The tour covers the important places of Taroko and the duration of each spot is reasonable. But the lunch included was just so-so. If you choose to have lunch yourself, it is not that convenient too. Overall speaking, it is Highly recommend for people who would like to visit Taroko. P.s. Only Mandarin tour guide service is provided.
The driver is very nice. He keeps helping all passengers take photos. And he is very humorous too. This make our journey a bit more fun.
Very helpful and passionate guide, Mr Zheng. Enjoyed this short tour that gives a holistic view of Taroko Gorge without the sweat and worry. Was not looking to hike around the area too much given the risk of getting lost in this huge place far from the city. Go try Yangmingshan if you're into the sights with a moderate amount of serious hiking (still accessible to the city when the buses stop at 4 plus), but not here. So yea this tour is a relaxing scenic drive with the exception of some stopover at a lunch place and a mochi shop.
a shortchange of my trip experience because the driver practically drove the group around with minimal explanation of the various places that we visited. The itinerary states that the lunch willl be inside taroko gorge, however the driver drove us to somewhere that is outside taroko gorge. Driver didn't give us much time at each stop inside taroko gorge - 30mins per stop. The first stop was a trip to a museum that is not in taroko gorge and the driver gave 40-50 mins. Afterwhich it was lunch for an hour.
Taroko is a gorgeous place! We were expecting a private car all by ourselves, turned out to be a tourist bus with approx 15 pax. It was okay since we were not a huge group. The driver/tourguide (Lao Zhou 老周) was very nice and knowledgable. Very chatty and has a lot of stories about Hualien. The tour was conducted in Mandarin by the way. The tour went smoothly and all guests were dropped off at their respective hotels and specified drop off points.