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Dali Datong Village (2D1N) - Discover a hidden aboriginal village in Taroko



Dali Datong Aboriginal Village (2D1N)

Explore two remote aboriginal villages in a hidden part of Taroko National Park. This overnight tour offers a rare glimpse of local aboriginal life that few visitors see. Stay in a aboriginals’ home, enjoy local produce, and experience the life of living in a world cut away from civilisation in addition to seeing the beautiful scenery of Taroko National Park.

Location: Taroko National Park, Hualien City

Duration: 2 Days

From NTD$18,000

  • Tour Overview
  • Important Info
  • Itinerary
  • Gallery

The first day involves a 15km hike to a remote Truku village that is almost completely disconnected from the outside world. The Truku are one of Taiwan’s 16 aboriginal tribes and reside in Taroko National Park.  

There are no roads to the village and all of the supplies must be transported in via a pulley (only cargo), or hiked in by the villagers. Solar power provides electricity for the village, and locally grown fruits and vegetables are a big part of their diet.

Less than ten families still live in Dali and Datong villages, but sustainable tourism has strengthened the community. The increase in travelers to the village has allowed villagers to earn a minimal income by running homestays to maintain the community. The children live outside of the village near schools, but return frequently on weekends and holidays to keep their local traditions alive.

The village has several homes, a bamboo house, a historic church and an old Japanese era police station. The 86 year old village chief Dadao speaks very little Chinese, and instead speaks the local Truku dialect and Japanese as Japanese was Taiwan’s official language during his schooling.

At the end of Day 1, you will be staying at Yako’s House or Chen’s Rainbow House. Both homestays offer a commanding view of the valley, and nighttime stargazing away from the noise and light pollution of Taiwan’s big cities.

Day 2 starts with a morning hike to a cliff on Liwu Mountain (1,240 meters) overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The return hike then takes a different route, where you get to enjoy sights of crystal clear waters of Shakadang river.

Fitness Level

  • Each day will cover a 15km and have a elevation gain/decrease of 800 – 1000m. 
  • The first 2 -3 km of the trail is mostly an upward hike, and will be challenging. 
  • Participants will also need to bring/carry your own overnight pack and water (usually about 5 – 10 kg).


  • National Park Entry Permit & Entrance Fee
  • Tolls surcharge
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Accomodation at Datong Village
  • Certified mountain guide & driver
  • Lunch, Dinner (Day 1)
  • Breakfast (Day 2)
  • Hualien City pick-up & drop off
  • Hiking stick and safety helmet


  • Souvenirs and personal expense
  • Gratuity(optional)

Additional Info

  • Each private tour can have a maximum of 8 participants. If you would like to make a booking for larger groups, please contact us directly.
  • Bookings are subject to availability of our guides. Kindly note that submission of a booking request does not automatically confirm your booking.  
  • Pick up time is approximate and varies according to your hotel/B&B location and traffic conditions.
  • Transport will be via an air-conditioned mini van.
  • There is an additional fee of NTD $400 for pick up/drop off at Silk Place Hotel or homestays in Yanliao area.
  • To process travel insurance for each participant, passport name and number for all participants are required at the point of booking.

Deposit & Refund Policy

  • A deposit of 10% of the total price is required before your booking is confirmed.
  • Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If the tour is unable to proceed due to extreme weathers conditions (e.g. typhoon, earthquake), the deposit will be refunded.
  • Obtaining the permit to enter the National Park trails could be difficult due to a daily maximum capacity. If we are unable to obtain the permit, your deposit will be refunded.
  • 1
    [DAY1] 08:00 Pick up

    Pick up from your hotel/b&b in Hualien City.

  • 2
    [DAY1] Chishingtan Beach


  • 3
    [DAY1] Taroko Visitor Centre

    Hike start

  • 4
    [DAY1] Pulley Station
  • 5
    [DAY1] Dali Church
  • 6
    [DAY1] Bamboo field
  • 7
    [DAY1] Datong Village

    Yako’s Home. Hike End. 

  • 8
    18:00 Dinner

    Dinner time & Star gazing self-guide.

  • 9
    [DAY2] 06:00 Breakfast
  • 10
    [DAY2] Liwu Mountain

    Hike start. To a cliff in Liwu mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

  • 11
    [DAY2] Shakadang Trail


  • 12
    [DAY2] Taroko Visitor Centre

    Hike end.

  • 13
    [DAY2] Eternal Spring Shrine


  • 14
    15:00 Drop-Off

    Drop off at your hotel/b&b/TRA Station in Hualien City.

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