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Exhilarating River Trekking Adventures


Many people may already be familiar with the breathtaking beauty of East Taiwan, particularly Taroko Gorge, home to the world’s largest marble canyon. For those seeking to reconnect with nature, this is undoubtedly a destination that should be at the top of your list when visiting Taiwan.

However, beyond hiking and trekking there are numerous other ways to immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of East Taiwan. You could begin your day by kayaking or Stand-Up Paddling, all while basking in the awe-inspiring sunrise views over the Pacific Ocean or Liyu Lake. You could also attend a hunter school to gain insight into the indigenous tribes of Taiwan, or even try your hand at rafting!

While all these options may sound enticing, there’s one truly unique experience that stands out, especially in Taiwan: River Trekking!

River trekking, also known as river tracing, is a popular form of hiking found in several Asian countries, including Japan, Hong Kong and, of course, Taiwan. With its abundance of mountainous areas, rivers and gorges, Taiwan offers the ideal terrain for this exhilarating sport!

Combining elements of rock climbing, swimming and trekking, river trekking may initially seem challenging. However, the sense of satisfaction upon reaching your destination, coupled with the sheer enjoyment along the way ensured by licensed guides, makes it an unforgettable adventure. There are various levels available and the duration of the climb can range from five hours to an entire day.

Typically undertaken in groups, river trekking allows you to try a variety of activities, such as sliding down streams, frolicking beneath waterfalls or leaping into tranquil pools. Rest assured, you’ll be outfitted with a wetsuit, river trekking shoes, helmet and life jacket at all times, ensuring your safety remains paramount.

If the idea of river trekking intrigues you, why not embark on this thrilling adventure in Taiwan?

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