Begin at Lintian Mountain Forestry Center, a once thriving logging town in lush mountain surrounds that has fallen into abandonment in recent years, but which remains a fascinating place to see the traces of a thriving Chinese cypress lumber industry: disused machinery and tools, an old timber railway and Japanese-style architecture from the days of occupation. Continue to the Butterfly Valley where over 30 of the colorful creatures flit between camphor trees, waterfalls, steep valleys and magnificent views. A delicious lunch is provided then a chance to taste the freshest high-quality milk as you sit outdoors at Ruisui Pasture. The tour ends on a sweet note, with a visit to Hualien Sugar Factory. A popular stop to sample all manner of flavored popsicles and ice cream and to visit the neat rows of Japanese-style bungalows built for workers during the Japanese occupation.