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East Rift Valley Day Tour

Tour exceptional nature and traditional industry

Hualien 85 Booked

Discover the true beauty of Hualien's inland nature and gain an insight into the former thriving industries created as a result of the Japanese occupation

  • Explore Hualien's logging heritage at Lintian Mountain Forestry Center

  • Visit Butterfly Valley at the Fuyuan National Forest Recreation Area in spectacular nature surrounds

  • Get your sugar fix by sampling ice creams at the Hualien Sugar Factory

  • Enjoy a tasty lunch and freshly produced milk tasting included in the tour

  • Inclusive of comfortable coach transportation including hotel pick up and drop off

What We Love:

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.

Activity Details

9 Hours


Min 2

Pick Up

24 Hours

7 Days

English tours are available but you must indicate your language preference at checkout


  • Hotel pick up: 8:00am
  • Lintian Mountain Forestry Center
  • Butterfly Valley at the Fuyuan National Forest Recreation Area
  • Picnic lunch (included) and Ruisui Pasture
  • Hualien Sugar Factory
  • Hotel drop off

Inclusive Of:

  • Lunch
  • All transportation
  • Admission tickets
  • Insurance
  • Services of an English-speaking guide

Pick up point:

  • 8:00am hotel pick

  • Pick up available from Hualien City Hotels, Hualien Railway Station Visitor Information Center or Hualien Airport Visitor Information Center

  • Please enter your hotel name (or indicate your preference of the Railway Station or Airport Information Center) at check out

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 3 - 11

  • Infant ticket: Age 3 and under (not requiring separate seat)

Insider Tips:

  • The best time to see the butterflies at Fuyuan Forest Recreation Area is March to August

How To Use

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity

Reviews (2)


A well-preserved discontinued lumbering area depicting the lumbering industry during the Japanese occupation. In it you find many old buildings, a discontinued railway line, a stage, a cafe and an old railway locomotive. Very peaceful and full of greenery, it sits on top of this mountain. Here, you can find very big timber exhibits, some sculpture, artworks, tools and machinery, documents and an auditorium in the compound. Understand this compound once had a population of 2000 with 400 to 500 household.


Nice place to learn something about the past, building are mostly renovated and include wood carvings. All is in Japanese style. Make sure to walk one of the trails for a great view.

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