East Coast Rail Escapade – Taipei, Yilan to Hualien (3D/2N Trip)

The East Coast Rail Escapade has to be our most highly recommended Train Tours.  Soak in the beauty of nature from the beginning of this train tour, until the end! Highlights include the Great Taroko Gorge, Seven Star Lake, Wufengchi Scenic Area and Taiwan’s only cold spring.

Enjoy a nostalgic journey from Taipei to scenic Yilan. With the Pacific Ocean on the east and surrounded by stunning mountains, beautiful waterfalls, mystical lakes, hot-springs and rustic off shore islands, Yilan is undoubtedly popular. Visit Sanxing Farm and make your own “Sanxing Spring Onion Pancake”. And enjoying it too! Experience Suao Cold Spring or savour street food at Jiaoxi Food Street with its wide selection of snacks and authentic local cuisine. Next visit Wufengchi Scenic Area and its beautiful cascading waterfalls. Built on a hill, Mr Brown’s Café is a great spot to sip a cuppa while enjoying beautiful Lanyang Plains.

Be awed by the amazing views of your train journey from Yilan to Hualien. We don’t believe there’s another place quite like Taroko Gorge. The drive through Taroko National Park with its gorgeous peaks, scenic canyons, cascading waters and numerous walking trails, is simply divine. Be prepared to walk about to enjoy it up close. Equally breath-taking is Seven Star Lake, a marbled pebble beach. It’s also a great photography spot. Cycle, stroll or just watch the sun goes down. Pop into ZiQiang Night Market for shopping, eating and people watching.

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Tour Attraction

Day 1 – Taipei to Yilan via Rail (Arrive 10am)

Yilan Attractions:

  • Sanxing Farm Activity
  • Harvesting Spring Onion and Spring Onion Pancake Making Workshop
  • Suao Cold Spring ( World’s Unique Rare Wonder of Only 3 Cold Spring)
  • Wufengchi Scenic Area
  • Trek to Beautiful Wufengchi 3 Waterfalls
  • Jiaoxi Famous Food Street (Spring Onion Pancake and Peanut Ice Cream)
  • Mr Brown’s Café with views of beautiful Lanyang Plains
  • Overnight in Minshu

Day 2- Hualien Attractions:

  • Taroko Gorge
  • Seven Star Lake
  • ZiQiang Night Market (Own expense)
  • Overnight in Minshu

Day 3 – Hualien to Taipei via Rail

Tour Inclusion

  • Morning Pick up and Evening Set Down The Following Day At Your Hotel in Taipei
  • Time to Explore Each Attraction
  • Minimum 2 to go
  • Shop, Visit the Cafes or Enjoy Lunch or Street Food(Own Expense)
  • All Entrance Tickets (Own Expense)
  • Nine- Seater Van with Chinese/English (additional surcharges) Speaking Driver
  • Travel Insurance, Tolls, Petrol & All Parking
  • No Tipping Required

Tour Details

2Day/1Night Tour Daily Schedule
Pick Up 9am from your hotel/ minshu
Return 7pm to your hotel/minshu
Duration Per Day 10 hours
Accommodation Minshu


Minimum 2 To Go

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Insider Tips

  • Go during weekdays to beat the crowd
  • Be prepared with comfortable walking shoes for some moderate walking
  • If visiting in the hot summer months, do bring hats or umbrellas and sufficient drinking water
  • Raincoats or umbrellas during the wetter months
  • Lots of stunning photo taking opportunities
  • Lots of local food tasting experience
  • Great bargains of local produce and seafood meals
  • Bring an extra change of clothing if you intend to experience Suao Cold Spring
  • Go early or be prepared to join the queue for Yilan’s famous Sanxing Spring Onion Pancake and Peanut Ice cream. You can’t miss the food stores. They are alongside each other

Tour Order

We only do a minimum of 4 Days 3 Nights Tour. We do not do ONE DAY TOUR only

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