Starting Location
Adventure Factor
8 Hours

Mugua River Gorge

Waterfalls & Swimming Holes Adventure

Get Ready For an Epic Day on our Incredible Mugua River Gorge Tour!

Prepare yourself for Taiwan’s spectacular 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.

As you may have heard, famed local tourist spot Mugumuyu (aka Mugumuki) has been closed for over a year now… but fear not! In the same valley we’ve tracked down several amazing rivers of equal azure blue water. On our unique Mugua River Gorge Tour we’ll visit Emerald Valley, Zimu Waterfall, the Miyawan River, Rainbow Waterfall and more!

We’ll also visit Liyu Lake, a traditional Truku Machete workshop, 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.


Zimu Waterfall, Mugua River Gorge
Taking a dip at Zimu Falls!
Emerald Valley, Mugua River Gorge Tour
Hiking through Emerald Valley








Mugua River Gorge Tour
Swimming at an Emerald Valley Swimming Hole
Mugua River Gorge Tour Hualien Tour
Breaktime at the Miyawan River!


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 food, drinks and/or souvenirs.
Transport, Guide & Admissions 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.

Lunchtime at Liyu Lake!

By Liyu Lake, we’ll take a break at a local eatery and relax.

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 (Seasonal)

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

4PM return to Hualien hotels

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

Mugua River Gorge Tour Hualien Tour
Mugua River Gorge Tour
Mugua River gorge tour hualien tour
Mugua River Gorge Tour Hualien Tour
Mugua River Gorge Tour
Mugua River Gorge Tour
Mugua River Gorge Tour
Mugua River Gorge Tour
Mugua River Gorge Tour Hualien Tour

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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