Starting Location
Adventure Factor
8 Hours

Epic East Coast Explorer

Shihtiping, Beaches & Beyond!

Come join us for a spectacular day cruising down Taiwan’s fabled Coastal Highway 11! We’ll spend this wonderful day out beach hopping and exploring some of the greatest locations along Taiwan’s stunning East Coast including the amazing Shihtiping.

  • We’ll soak up the sand and surf at Jici Beach. 
  • Drop in on the eclectic aboriginal community at the secret cove of Niushan Huting (Cow Mountian).
  • Wander amidst bizarre rock formations and tidal pools at the fabled Shihtiping. 
  • Visit the East Coast’s second biggest gorge at Fanshuliao Mini Gorge.
  • Use a traditional longbow and bamboo arrows at an aboriginal Hunting Camp (seasonal).  
  • Straddle the line between two climate zones at the Tropic of Cancer Marker.

And So Much More!

Fanshuliao Mini Gorge
Fanshuliao Mini Gorge
Jici Beach
Jici Beach








Archery on Highway 11
Traditional Archery on Highway 11








Baci Viewpoint
Baci Viewpoint
Niushan Huting Cow Mountain
Niushan Huting (Cow Mountain)






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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pick up and drop off at your hostel or hotel in Hualien
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:30-4 PM.
WEAR/BRING A camera, comfortable walking clothing and shoes, swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen and money for food, drinks and/or souvenirs.
Transport and English Speaking Guide All Admissions
Drinking water Lots of fun
Life jacket (if you can’t swim)
Guide gratuity
REFUND/CANCELLATION At Island Life, we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee on tours cancelled by bad weather! If you decide to cancel your tour for other reasons, we ask that you let us know at least 48 hours ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 48 hours you will assess a 50% termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up.

We look forward to you joining us!!



8AM: Hotel Pickup


Visit to Shuilian Beach

A beautiful secret little spot

Niushan Huting aka Cow Mountain Beach

This stunning beach will take your breath away. If it doesn’t, the winding drive down to it might!

Fanshuliao Mini Gorge

The views through Taiwan’s second biggest gorge are spectacular.

Baci Viewpoint

Incredible sweeping view of the coastline.

Jici Beach

Relax at one of the East Coast’s most famous beaches. We’ll have time for swimming or hiking if weather permits! 


Outdoor lunch by the ocean.


Marvel at the otherworldly rock formations and tidal pools.

Tropic of Cancer Marker or Baxian Caves

Stand in two climate zones or visit spectacular ocean side caves.

Coastal cruising

A scenic drive back to Hualien.

3:30-4PM 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 4 reviews
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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