Starting Location
Lunch Included
Adventure Factor
8 Hours

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Mugua River Gorge:Waterfalls & Swimming Holes Adventure

Prepare yourself for an epic day in Taiwan’s incredible Mugua River Gorge! We’ll spend the day swimming in a number of the most pristine blue rivers and waterfalls you’ve ever seen and hiking through the verdant jungle. We’ll also visit Liyu Lake and a traditional Truku Machete workshop, have lunch by an emerald green swimming hole and even sample the areas traditional “live shrimp in special sauce” if you dare! This is a truly wonderful way to experience the forests, waters and culture that make this part of Taiwan so special. As with all our tours, lunch and tons of fun are included!




DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pick up and drop off at your hostel or hotel in Hualien
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:30-4 PM.
WEAR/BRING Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, a swimsuit, a towel, a water bottle, a hat, bug spray, sunscreen and money for snacks, drinks and/or souvenirs.
Transport, Guide & Admissions Lunch & Drinking Water
River Shoes & Helmets Lots of fun
Wetsuit or Life jacket (if you can’t swim)
Guide gratuity

We look forward to you joining us!!


8AM: Hotel Pickup

Please be ready to go when we arrive.

Jungle Trek to Zimu Falls

Over the river and through the jungle to this spectacular falls we go!

Exploring Emerald Valley

We’ll take a dip in some of the most sparkling blue green swimming holes you’ve ever seen.


At the Miyawan river’s lower swimming hole, we’ll take a break, cook up a hearty lunch and relax by the river

Nature hike to Rainbow Waterfall

Now that we’re well rested, we’ll hike to this amazing falls and spend some time swimming and enjoying the beautiful river valley.

Visit to Truku Machete Workshop

From Rainbow Falls, we’ll head into Tongmen to visit this impressive workshop.

Visit to Liyu Lake

After lunch we’ll stop by beautiful scenic Liyu Lake, and stop to sample a local specialty.

4PM return to Hualien hotels

*All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, time or closures.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 21, 2015

The best day out in the jungle I could have imagined. The water was as blue as any I’ve ever seen and the guys at Island life showed us an excellent time. The lunch was far better than I expected too. Really fun, funny guys.

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