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Experience the very best of Taiwan’s Wild Coast!

Come join us for a spectacular day as we immerse you in one of the most special locales in all of Taiwan! Escape the cities and let us show you the wilder side of this beautiful island.

Throughout your day of adventures & experiences, we’ll climb the geologic “stone stairs” of the massive, otherworldly Shihitping, fire off some bamboo arrows at an aboriginal hunters camp, explore several beautiful beaches, and so much more! This is an experience of indigenous culture and spellbinding nature that’s sure to give you a couple jaw dropping moments, and memories to last a lifetime.

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  • Check out EPIC sea views from the largest golden Buddha on Taiwan’s East coast at the mountainside Henan Temple
  • Try your hand at aboriginal bamboo longbow archery at the Jilai Hunters Camp
  • Drop in on the secret beach cove of Cow Mountain
  • Visit the East Coast’s second biggest gorge at Fanshuliao Gorge
  • Take in the epic coastal views at Baqi
  • Wander amidst bizarre rock formations and aquarium like tidal pools at the fabled Shihtiping
  • Visit the beautiful oceanside March Cave
  • Soak up the sand and surf at Jici Beach 
  • And so much more!
Hualien Tour to East Coast of Taiwan
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DEPARTURE LOCATION Hualien City Hotels, Hostels & B&B’s
TIME 7:30 AM – 4 PM
WEAR/BRING A camera, comfortable walking clothing, hat, bug spray, sunscreen, a swimsuit & towel and money for lunch, snacks, drinks and/or souvenirs.
Air Conditioned Transport English Speaking Guide Aboriginal Experience in Shuilian
Niushan Huting Entrance Fee Shihtiping Entrance Fee Lots of fun!
Guide gratuity


We accept Cash, Credit Card and Paypal
100% refund on trips cancelled by bad weather


    We Look Forward To You Joining Us!
    Shihtiping on the Hualien East Coast Explorer Tour

    Tour Reviews

    5.00 based on 20 reviews
    January 10, 2023

    Tons of fun for the whole family. I am so impressed with the Island Life team and how much care they put into the tour experience. Thanks!

    December 20, 2022

    Shihtiping was very cool and several of the spots we stopped at were unlike anything we’d seen before. I had a tea at Cow Mountain (not a real mountain, more like a hidden beach cove) and really enjoyed the serenity of the place. A really beautiful experience.

    November 27, 2022

    Very professional travel company. and Taiwan’s east coast is a must visit region. Jamella and Daniel engaged us right away to find out exactly what we were looking for. Very accommodating to all requests and last minute changes. The company put us together with a fantastic guide, Iris, who guided us through various sites and was able to modify the itinerary on the fly. Very Recommended

    November 25, 2022

    The trip to the East Coast was perfect and the travel company was fantastic. Since we did not know the country very well, we put ourselves in the hands of Island Life to do the planning once we described our interests and goals. The company was exemplary in planning a perfect day for us. Our guide Santa, was funny and knowledgable. We couldn’t recommend them enough.

    November 27, 2019

    Island Life made everything seamless. The trip was pure magic from beginning to end. With our amazing guide, Alan, everything was informative and fun. Would highly recommend this travel team.

    November 26, 2019

    We had a wonderful trip along Taiwan’s East Coast. Island Life far exceeded our already high expectations. Jamella and her staff were responsive to all of our questions and feedback during the planning process. Our guide Iris went above and beyond to show us a wonderful time. Would highly recommend.

    November 12, 2019

    Look no further – you should plan your trip to Taiwan with Island Life. We recently worked with them to organize a two day trip around the East Coast for our honeymoon, and could not recommend them more.

    November 8, 2019

    Island Life Taiwan did an excellent job planning our first trip to the East Coast of Taiwan. With their help and expertise, we had a fantastic adventure. The local guides Iris and Tiffany were passionate and knowledgeable, and our driver Simon was always right around the corner making sure we made it safely to our next destination.

    October 24, 2019

    Working with Island Life Taiwan could not have been better. From the first time I emailed, Jamella designed a trip that met all of our expectations and more. An unforgettable experience.

    October 19, 2019

    Island Life Taiwan helped us from the very beginning. They designed a wonderful itinerary, saving us hours of research and the anxiety of travel planning!

    September 2, 2019

    Beautiful day on the coast! The whole family loved it and swimming at Jici beach was definitely a highlight of our trip. Highly recommended.

    July 3, 2019

    Crazy fun day out with Island Life Taiwan! Standing by the golden Buddah and looking out at the see to start the day was a spiritual moment. The whole day was surprisingly cool with a new surprise every few miles. The gorge was AWESOME, the aboriginal village experience special, and Shitiping was sooooooo cool. Highly recommend this tour and Island Life Taiwan. Outstanding.

    May 9, 2019

    If you don’t know what to do while you are in Taiwan, DO THIS! Highly recommended. Our guide Santa knew all the best spots to stop and explore. A truly great time!

    March 5, 2019

    I did two tours with Island Life recently, the Mugua River Gorge Tour and the East Coast Explorer tour. Both were FANTASTIC! I can’t recommend these tours and the team at Island Life enough. Will definitely call them the next time we’re in Taiwan.

    February 20, 2019

    What an incredible day!
    We did the East Coast tour with Island Life in January, and even with the cooler weather it was an amazing time! Our guide Iris showed us so many beautiful places and took us to a great little restaurant by the coast for lunch. Shihtiping is incredible! I highly recommend this tour and the great group at Island Life Taiwan.

    January 8, 2019

    What fun! On a sunny day there is no better stretch of road in Taiwan. Shitiping was a very cool place to explore, and swimming at Jici beach was chilly but beautiful. Green mountains and coastline are always a great combination! Special the thanks to Island Life for showing us so many places we’d never have found otherwise!

    April 15, 2018

    My friends and I did the East Coast Explorer with Island Life and had just an incredible time. We ate smoked flying fish at an indigenous restaurant and saw lots of sea life in the tidal pools at Shihtiping. Cow Mountain beach was like a secret hideaway! We had no idea Martin Scorsese filmed a movie there! Overall an excellent way to spend time in Hualien. Highly recommended.

    April 2, 2018

    Shityping was soooooo great! Our guide Santa (His English name) was a hoot! We ate lunch at an aboriginal seafood restaurant right by the ocean. A fantastic day out on a beautiful coastline. Recommended! Go! Go! Go!

    February 5, 2018

    We told Island Life ahead of time that we like to hike, so they tailored a private Coastal tour for us with a river hike, a mountain hike and some great walks on the coast! Overall a perfect experience. Shihtiping is definitely the highlight, the tidal pools alone there we could spend hours exploring. When we come back to Taiwan next time, we will definitely call Island Life again.

    December 4, 2016

    This tour was best time! Very much recommend Daniel and Island Life.

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