This is a tour which i was initially skeptical. But my husband and daughter loves the nature and hiking so i oblige. NO regrets!! This turn out to be the best day in our 1 week Taiwan Tour. We are a group of 2 elderlys, 2 adults and 2 kids (7yo, 3yo). We took the early train from TAipei to Hualien and Jeff was waiting at the station for us. We were starving so he recommended us to a local store for breakfast. The fried bread with eggs in btw was awesome!! After that we went to the ChiShingTan Beach. Jeff was very informative and he even brought a tablet to show us pictures. We then head on to the Qingshui Cliff. It was breath-taking!! Beautiful..We then went to the Shakadang Trail at Taroko Gorge before stopping for a tribal lunch.Jeff was running up n down making sure we gets the best view, not too exhausted from too much of walking, he will drive the van to the end of the trail. The tribal lunch is okay, something new. Nothing WOW but not nad either. But the hotel that we had lunch was really interesting with an aboriginal set up. A lot of the people who work there are aborigines. They are all very pleasant and friendlyAfter lunch we went to the Swallow Grotto and Eternal Spring Shine. The marble cliffs will take your breath off. After that Jeff sent us back to the train station and recommended us on what souvenirs to get. I highly recommend this tour and Jeff to anyone who visits Taiwan. Taroko Gorge is a MUST do and i will be back too!!!
Our private tour consists four of us so the whole tour was adjusted to our pace. We walked and hiked; we spent more time at certain locations and less at others. Our tour included lunch at a restaurant at the Taroko Village Hotel. The restaurant had a delightful cultural ambiance. The food was tasty and the drinks satisfied our thirst. Ric was our tour guide and driver. His English is good. We liked him very much.
Great tour! Jason "Old J" Lee was lovely, informative, a fab photographer, took us to extra spots to better explain Hualien's history and ensured we wasted no time!! He even tried to get us scallion pancakes and gongzheng baozi afterwards! Just remember: bring change for lunch for the guide as well!
I'm usually too lazy to write reviews, but I'm going out of my way to come here because Jason was truly a great guide and something would be amiss if I didn't send him some serious props. He took my friend and I on a private your around Toroko Gorge yesterday and we had a great time. The best part about Jason is that he is passionate about the area, so when he talks, you can tell it's from a place of genuine love and care, which made the experience more enjoyable for us. His english was great, he was super accommodating, and adaptable throughout the whole 8 hour day. When we wanted to relax, he was relaxed. When we wanted to learn more, he became very attentive and explained everything in detail. We joked and laughed and he provided us with so much awesome info about the history of not just the area, but of taiwan and the people. He seemed to know so much! So yes, thanks for making our experience great Jason. If I have more friends coming to visit me here, I will definitely use this company again.
Our guide, Simon was very knowledgeable and friendly. The beach and Taroko are amazing. Additionally, Simon knew a great place to get some shots of the coastline away from all the other tourists. We also had a request to purchase some Taroko tribe clothing, and Simon was able to connect us with a local Taroko woman who still uses a loom. We had a great conversation with her, and were able to buy a beautiful shawl from her. Simon also knew a great place for scallion pancakes, which were amazing! I highly recommend this tour!