Starting Location
Adventure Factor
8 Hours

The East Rift Valley Discovery

Come take a trip with us through the inland jewel of Eastern Taiwan, the stunning East Rift Valley.


While Highway 11 and East Coast National Scenic Area get a lot of the hubub, our unique tour of the vibrant East Rift Valley gives you a taste of everything Taiwan’s rich interior has to offer. From the serene Liyu Lake to the wild Matai’an Wetlands and the beautiful bike paths of Danong Dafu Forest Park, prepare yourself for a rural day out seeing an entirely different side of Taiwan.

Trip Highlights

  • Try a homemade Papaya Milk along the shores of the beautiful Liyu Lake
  • Take off your shoes and hunt for real Taiwan jade in the cool waters of Bai Bao Creek
  • Take a walk through a preserved Japanese era timber outpost at the historic Lintianshan Forestry Park
  • Enjoy the scenery as we drive through the agricultural farmlands of the East Rift Valley Scenic Area
  • Keep your eyes out for water lilies, orchids and wildlife in the Matai’an Wetlands
  • Cruise the winding bicycle paths of Danong Dafu Forest Park
  • Step back in time at the prehistoric Saoba Monoliths
  • Straddle two climate zones at the Tropic of Cancer Marker
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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pick up and drop off at your hostel or hotel in Hualien
RETURN TIME Approximately 4 PM.
WEAR/BRING A camera, comfortable clothing, walking shoes, water bottle, hat, bug spray, sunscreen and money for food, drinks and/or souvenirs.
Transport and English Speaking Guide Admissions
Drinking Water Lots of fun
The answer to life’s great riddle.
Guide gratuity

We look forward to you joining us!!


8:00AM: Hotel Pickup


East Rift Valley Tour

We will spend the day visiting many of the East Rift Valley’s most beautiful locations, both natural and historical. In order to have a fun and flexible day, the exact itinerary for our day can vary. But we promise to try and show you as many wonderful parts of the East Rift Valley in one day as we can! Some possible stops include:
  • Liyu Lake
  • Bai Bao Creek
  • Matai’an Wetlands
  • Danong Dafu Forest Park
  • Tropic of Cancer Marker
  • Yunshanshui
  • Saoba Monoliths
  • And other secret spots!

Approximately 4pm Return to Hualien Hotels

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
February 21, 2017

So beautiful! I really enjoyed getting away from the coast and seeing the valley. the mountains on both sides made for a really beautiful drive and we had a great time at all the stops. So many cool things to see in Taiwan! We’ll definitely use Island Life again if we come back this way.

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