Shore Excursion Details

Aboriginals Homelands

Hualien, Taiwan

Aboriginals Homelands


  • 8
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal


Interact with the Amis aboriginal people at a school that teaches their traditional ways and at a freshwater wetlands where they have long dwelled. You will become immersed in the Amis culture at the Hunter School, where you can learn to make an indigenous dish of rice stuffed into a bamboo stalk, shoot handmade arrows from an Amis-style bow and watch a method of sustainable fishing known as Palakaw that the aboriginals invented. You will be welcome to don colorful Amis clothing and a headdress that symbolize their cultural beliefs. At the nearby Mataian Wetland Ecological Park, you will delve even deeper into the Amis lifestyle. The park was named after a Amis word for pigeon pea, which were once grown extensively there. After dining on aboriginal dishes, you will be free to wander about while the Amis people demonstrate their ingenious fish traps and expound on the native flora and fauna.

• Experience the lifestyle of the Amis people, Taiwan’s largest indigenous group.
• Try your hand at traditional cooking and watch a method of fishing that the Amis invented.
• Visit a wetlands that has been home to the Amis for centuries.
• Dine on aboriginal dishes prepared using traditional and somewhat primitive means.

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Coaches do not have a lift and entering and exiting must be done via stairs. This tour includes approximately 4 hours of walking and standing over even, and uneven surfaces. The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, wear appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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