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Full Day Zhuilu Old Trail Hike in Taroko National Park

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    What to Expect

    Arguably the most iconic day hike in Taiwan, Zhuilu Old Trail allows you to experience the magnificence of Taroko National Park through a bird's-eye views of Taroko Gorge.

    Zhuilu Old Trail was originally carved out by aboriginals as part of mountain path to cross between the eastern and western settlement of Taiwan. With the building of the cross-island highway, Zhuilu Old Trail has since been announced as a conservation area and requires special permits for entry.

    The first section of the hike consists of a continuous ascent up a rocky path in a sub-tropical forest before arriving at the Badagong outpost: a abandoned settlement once occupied by the Japanese troops. The next stretch continues as a upward climb with another scenic rest stop at a suspension bridge overlooking the Liwu river. Upon reaching the highest point, be rewarded with the stunning views of Taroko Gorge as you thread along the narrow path carved out of a cliff overlooking Taroko Gorge. Following that, we will rest and have lunch before turning around to make a descent via the same trail.

    Stop At:

    • Zhuilu Old Trail, Taroko Gorge Taiwan
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any hotel in Hualien City.

    Hualien or Xincheng Train Station.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019Tuesday - Friday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    9/1/2019 - 8/31/2020Tuesday - Friday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
    Return Details
    Your hotel/train station in Hualien City
    • National Park fees
    • Lunch
    • English speaking guide
    • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Hualien City
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Fuel surcharge/Toll surcharge
    • Insurance
    • Gratuities
    • Accommodation
    • Souvenirs & Personal Expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Entry Permits are subject to availability, and must be applied at least 1 working day in advance. If we are unable to obtain your permits, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
    • A minimum number of 2 participants applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 8 people per group
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I wanted to join the Zhuilu Old Trail tour with Vista Day Tour, but they didn't have enough people. But Kierra made it possible for me to get the permit, so I can do it on my own. She made me very happy!!!! Thank you so much Kierra!!
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    I booked the Full Day Zhuilu Old Trail with Taiwan Vista Day Tour after reading their top reviews at TripAdvisor. Janet and Simon were our tour guide. We booked a group tour however it felt like almost like a private tour because there was just another woman form Netherland
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    We book a one-day guide for Zhuilu Old Trail in Taroko Gorge for mid-October. Although we had been strongly considering doing this hike during our time in Hualien/Taroko, we were initially unsure about our ability to complete it ourselves, so we opted for Taiwan Vista Tour's
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    As a solo traveler, Janet made the trip so much fun. As someone with a chronic illness, she was super accommodating and allowed me to set the pace. I had such a great experience that I ended up booking another 2 day tour to He Huan with her the following day and I couldn’t be
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    We booked a tour with Vista tours. The guide was very nice and had a lot of interesting information about the places we were hiking. He made us feel comfortable and we had an amazing day. The view was really fantastic! It is a good thing to do when you are in Hualien. I would
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