Sandiaoling Waterfalls

Difficulty – 2 (out of 5)       Duration – Full day

Sandiaoling is a tiny village located near the beginning of the Pingxi Branch Rail Line.  This moderately strenuous hike passes by some four waterfalls, each one more impressive than the next.  One of the waterfalls, Motian Waterfall, even has a small cove cut into the back of it where hikers can crawl through to gain an interesting view from behind the curtain of water.

TYPICAL ITINERARY

For this hike we typically take the train due to the remote location of the beginning of the hike.  However private transport can be arranged if requested.  The hike typically takes around 4-5 hours which gives us plenty of time to explore the town of Shifen at the end of the hike.  You’ll often see people here setting off lanterns that the area is famed for.

GRADING AND FITNESS

The hike involves around 4-6 hours of hiking.    There is some exposure to heights, ladders and fixed ropes.  A good level of fitness is required.

TRANSPORT

Typically pick up and drop off is from Taipei, but other locations can be arranged, including Taoyuan International Airport. We will travel by car or small van depending upon numbers.  All of our vehicles are insured and all drivers have local licences. 

FOOD

Lunch is provided.  If you have any special dietary requests, allergies or needs, let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

GUIDES AND SAFETY

All of our guides are wilderness first responder certified and carry first aid kits.  They have all spent a lot of time hiking in Taiwan and are very experienced in the high mountains.  All of our guides are native speakers of English, but also speak Mandarin and are very knowledgeable about the local mountains, flora/fauna, and culture.

INSURANCE

Taiwan Adventures will provide you with $2 million NTD accident insurance.  However, you must have your own travel and medical insurance.  Our partners at World Nomads Insurance can provide you with travel insurance that covers you for high mountain hiking.

PRICES

Prices for day hikes start at and $12,000NT for groups of up to three people. Additional people are charged at $2000 each. Prices include transport, accident insurance, permits, lunch, guiding and any permit and entry fees.

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