Driving over the gorgeous Highway 7 will bring us to the locally revered, unique waterfall hot spring of Sileng. It’s an adventurous hike down the mountainside, passing and setting up a wild campsite surrounded by birds and nocturnal mammals, before reaching the chilly river with a relaxing hot spring on the bank. Enjoy the jungle while the hot springs flow from above.
Picked up in at your location in Taipei at 8am after breakfast (on your own) for a two hour drive along the beautiful Highway 7 to the outskirts of Sanxia, south of Taipei. Once at the trailhead off the side of the highway we will park and begin our descent. It is a steep climb to the campsite below, where we will set up our tents, eat lunch, and get ready to climb down to the river.
After our lunch we will climb the steep trail, with ropes and roots, down to the river below. The river gets louder as we get closer, and roughly 30 minutes down the mountain we will get our view of the brightly colored orange and green painted rocks across the river. It’s a brief swim across the flwoing river to reach the spectacular waterfall hot spring.
Relax. We will climb back up for dinner and a campfire once you have soaked to your satisfaction.
Wake up with the sun and the birds to brew coffee and make breakfast. After walking around our campsite searching for wildlife, we will descend back to Sileng hot spring. One last relaxing hot spring session to wake up, before we return to our campsite, pack up and head back towards Taipei.
On our trip back we will stop at local “family style” restaurants for lunch along the highway. Back in Taipei in the afternoon!
WHAT TO BRING:
Small snacks: fruit, chocolate, nuts, 2L water, comfortable hiking shoes, swimwear, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat for sun protection.
Breakfast (1), lunch (2), dinner (1), return transfer from Taipei to Sileng, camping gear, a TAO adventure guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Breakfast (1), snacks, gloves, water.
Daily based on minimum 2pax per departure. If you are traveling solo, no worries, just let us know and we can implement a single supplement surcharge.
Hikers and climbers with energy and skill. Good balance is a plus! A TAO Adventure guide who will be imparting knowledge on the local flora and fauna will accompany you.