After millions of years, the geography of Taroko Gorge still tell the story of its formation and cultural heritage.
Walking along Taroko old trails can see many special remains, let us share Taroko tribe stories with you.
Visit Hualien, the most stunny nature place of Taiwan, do not miss this special chance to camp beside mountain, ocean, or wild river.
Sleeping under sky with full of stars at night, opening eyes with amzing sun raising next morning, you may make the dream come true with us.
We prepare all camping equipments and local growth foods. Let's enjoy cooking fun over fire.
Below is written by one of participators : Dionysia
I have stayed in Hualien just 3 days. I should stay longer I mean it. I had so much fun there, more than I expected. Let me record what I have enjoyed, here we go.
It was heavy rain when I was going to take a train to Hualien from Taipei. I have very concerned, because no one likes to travel nowhere but payied. Luckily, the rain stoped after I arrived. I met my European and Asia friends at night market and shared many delicious food together.
The first day morning, the weather seems good. My friends and I participated 2 day tour to Golden Waterfall. My Asia friend said that is top 1 of must do in Hualien. The outdoor company showed many equipments that we have never seen. It's very convinent that we don't have to prepare so many things but get a lot of protection. The most suprising me was the scenery of canyon is incredible beautiful. We started from simple to advanced. We went swimming and diving in super clear deep pools, and then did river tracing against flows to go upper of river. At night, we had wild camping beside the river in the canyon. Dinner was super delicious BBQ with local growth foods.
Would you like to stay in a secret wild place over night? Let us have a River Tracing trip along a wild stream up to a beautiful waterfall which have 3 different levels. When sunshine come in the cave and spraying its magic on the waterfall, then you will know why it called Golden Waterfall. Not only enjoy a nice River Tracing experience, but also know more about geography of canyon from our guide's explanation. Swimming in a super clean wild stream with lots small wild fish in the morning, catching wild shrimp near camp in the night. Waterway & Diving are basic games. And we must mention that BBQ dinner made of locally grown food without too many flavoring for you tasting nature.
Departure & Return
It's 2 day hiking trip in Taroko Nation Park.
Dali-Datong are two traditional indigenous villages in Taroko National Park.
Dali village is around elevation of 915 metes, Taroko people has called it Xoxos, means many snakes. Datong village is around elevation of 1,128 meters, Taroko people has called it Skadang, means a molar tooth. There are few old Taroko people still live there. They keep the life which very beginning without electrical efficiency, like cook over fire, plant vegetables, live in log cabin. At night, only the moon among innumerable stars in the sky. We sit under the dazzling picture with Taroko Papa and enjoy delicious indigenous dinner after hot shower. At early morning, we will have fresh breakfast in front of cabin and watch amazing mountains aroud us.
The Jiaming Lake (嘉明湖) where elevation of 3,310 meters is the second highest lake area in Taiwan.
You may image how beautiful it is from its name. People called it "Angel's teardrop" or "God's lost sapphire".
In Bunun(one of Taiwanese indigenous people) language, Jiaming Lake is called "cidanumas buan",
meaning "Mirror of the moon". Old story said the lake was created by a meteor strike, but it actually a tarn
left over from the ice age and was created around 6-7000 years ago.