East Rift Valley & East Coast Day Tour


Experience Aboriginal Culture |  Meet Your Local Expert Tour Guide | Flexible Itinerary | The Pacific Ocean

Located in between Central Mountain Range and Costal Mountain Range, East Rift Valley is a long and narrow corridor with a wide variety of culture and landscape. The spots that scatter along the valley are connected by Highway No. 9, it makes a perfect route for a day tour from Hualien City. East Rift Valley features its own agriculture, aboriginal settlements, delicious cuisine, ranches, lake, waterfall, hiking trails, historical buildings and hot spring. It’s a wonderful escape from the hassle and bustle in a city that allows you to dive deep into different aspects of eastern Taiwan. Next to the valley is the neighbouring East Coast National Scenic Area that sits on the other side of Costal Mountain Range. Due to the early tectonic collision between earth plates and the constant erosion of the ocean, visitors are able to see various rocky formation that involves costal terrance, coral reef, sea erosion, cliff, offshore island and volcanic geology. Parts of the area were also home to prehistoric cultures that could be traced back to Palaeolithic Age. Highway No. 11 is parallel to the coast that runs through this area, there are connecting paths with Highway No. 9 that makes these two areas a loop for travelling in a day.


Tour at a Glance

Tour Type: Private

Operating: All year

Language: English / Mandarin

Including: Pick-up and drop-off within Hualien City

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: Approx. 8 hours

Tour Starts: Normally 9:00 am (can be flexible)

Price: From TWD 6000/group

East Rift Valley & East Coast Day Tour


Experience Aboriginal Culture |  Meet Your Local Expert Tour Guide | Flexible Itinerary | The Pacific Ocean

Located in between Central Mountain Range and Costal Mountain Range, East Rift Valley is a long and narrow corridor with a wide variety of culture and landscape. The spots that scatter along the valley are connected by Highway No. 9, it makes a perfect route for a day tour from Hualien City. East Rift Valley features its own agriculture, aboriginal settlements, delicious cuisine, ranches, lake, waterfall, hiking trails, historical buildings and hot spring. It’s a wonderful escape from the hassle and bustle in a city that allows you to dive deep into different aspects of eastern Taiwan. Next to the valley is the neighbouring East Coast National Scenic Area that sits on the other side of Costal Mountain Range. Due to the early tectonic collision between earth plates and the constant erosion of the ocean, visitors are able to see various rocky formation that involves costal terrance, coral reef, sea erosion, cliff, offshore island and volcanic geology. Parts of the area were also home to prehistoric cultures that could be traced back to Palaeolithic Age. Highway No. 11 is parallel to the coast that runs through this area, there are connecting paths with Highway No. 9 that makes these two areas a loop for travelling in a day.


Tour at a Glance

Tour Type: Private

Operating: All year

Language: English / Mandarin

Including: Pick-up and drop-off within Hualien City

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: Approx. 8 hours

Tour Starts: Normally 9:00 am (can be flexible)

Price: From TWD 6000/group


  • Shitiping
  • Shitiping
  • Jade polishing
  • Liyu Lake

What to Expect

During this tour, you will travel East Rift Valley through Highway No. 9. The biggest lake of eastern Taiwan will be your first stop. People come here walking or cycling around the lake, there are also kayaks for rent. Then we head to Baibow River for jade picking. Hualien is renown for producing its exclusive jade. Those precious gems are belong to people who are willing to bend over and pick in the river. Our guide will also let you experience the aboriginals’ wisdom for the environment. Meal comes with aboriginal cuisine in one of the most popular eateries for the locals. In the afternoon, we will travel through the mountains to reach East Coast on Highway No. 11. Baxian Cave is one of the earliest prehistoric settlement in Taitung County. The caves on the cliff were the result of sea erosion, they served as shelters for the early residents. The geology of Shitiping is one of its kind. The rock formation was transferred from coral reefs, the bizarre looking sea cliff beside the Pacific Ocean is the spot you don’t want to miss.


Customized Itinerary

Just tell us more about you and what you expect to experience, we are able to customize the itinerary specifically for you. Below are the spots that we can mix and match during this 8 hours of tour.

  • Liyu Lake
  • Baibow River for jade picking
  • Jade polishing in a workshop
  • Mataian Wetland
  • Lintianshan Logging Settlement
  • Guanfu Sugar Refinement Factory
  • Shitiping (coral reef coast line)
  • Baxian Cave for prehistoric culture
  • Shimen Cave
  • Niushan Huting

Inclusion

  • Guiding throughout the day
  • Passenger insurance
  • Transportation with comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel and parking
  • Pick up and drop off within Hualien City
  • Bottle water for each person

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance (Our partner World Nomads provides travel insurance that covers your trip in Taiwan)
  • Bicycle or kayak renting at Liyu Lake
  • Cost for jade polishing
  • Souvenir and personal expense
  • Meal and drinks
  • Gratuity (optional)

What to Expect

During this tour, you will travel East Rift Valley through Highway No. 9. The biggest lake of eastern Taiwan will be your first stop. People come here walking or cycling around the lake, there are also kayaks for rent. Then we head to Baibow River for jade picking. Hualien is renown for producing its exclusive jade. Those precious gems are belong to people who are willing to bend over and pick in the river. Our guide will also let you experience the aboriginals’ wisdom for the environment. Meal comes with aboriginal cuisine in one of the most popular eateries for the locals. In the afternoon, we will travel through the mountains to reach East Coast on Highway No. 11. Baxian Cave is one of the earliest prehistoric settlement in Taitung County. The caves on the cliff were the result of sea erosion, they served as shelters for the early residents. The geology of Shitiping is one of its kind. The rock formation was transferred from coral reefs, the bizarre looking sea cliff beside the Pacific Ocean is the spot you don’t want to miss.


Customized Itinerary

Just tell us more about you and what you expect to experience, we are able to customize the itinerary specifically for you. Below are the spots that we can mix and match during this 8 hours of tour.

  • Liyu Lake
  • Baibow River for jade picking
  • Jade polishing in a workshop
  • Mataian Wetland
  • Lintianshan Logging Settlement
  • Guanfu Sugar Refinement Factory
  • Shitiping (coral reef coast line)
  • Baxian Cave for prehistoric culture
  • Shimen Cave
  • Niushan Huting

Inclusion

  • Guiding throughout the day
  • Passenger insurance
  • Transportation with comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel and parking
  • Pick up and drop off within Hualien City
  • Bottle water for each person

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance (Our partner World Nomads provides travel insurance that covers your trip in Taiwan)
  • Bicycle or kayak renting at Liyu Lake
  • Cost for jade polishing
  • Souvenir and personal expense
  • Meal and drinks
  • Gratuity (optional)

FAQ: East Rift Valley & East Coast Day Tour


No, we do not provide transportation from Taipei.
Most of the visitors come to Hualien by trains. For how to book the tickets online, please refer to this page.
We will bring you to local eateries to have lunch. If you’d like to enjoy aboriginal cuisine, you can let us know in advance.
The tour will still proceed unless we deem it unsafe.
For our cancelation policy, please refer to this page.

FAQ: East Rift Valley & East Coast Day Tour


No, we do not provide transportation from Taipei.
Most of the visitors come to Hualien by trains. For how to book the tickets online, please refer to this page.
We will bring you to local eateries to have lunch. If you’d like to enjoy aboriginal cuisine, you can let us know in advance.
The tour will still proceed unless we deem it unsafe.
For our cancelation policy, please refer to this page.

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