Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is a charming destination that offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural diversity.
In this 2-day Nanning highlights tour, you will immerse yourself in the perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural diversity that Nanning has to offer. This itinerary will unveil the picturesque landscapes of Mingshi Scenic Area and the awe-inspiring Detian Waterfall. Delve into the rich history and culture of the Zhuang ethnic minority, adding a fascinating cultural dimension to your journey.
The adventure continues as you uncover the hidden gem of Nanning – the Tongling Grand Canyon. Prepare to be amazed by this natural wonder that promises to leave you breathless. This comprehensive tour caters to nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those with a passion for cultural exploration.
2. Marvel at Detian Waterfall, the largest transnational waterfall in Asia, and optionally raft to its lower reaches.
3. Experience the night view of Detian Waterfall (optional) with a light show and folk performances.
4. Discover the Tongling Grand Canyon, a natural wonder with a treasure cave, hanging coffins, and a waterfall.
5. Learn about the Zhuang people, the largest ethnic minority in China, and their traditional buildings.
- Day 1: Arrival in Nanning - Mingshi Scenic Area - Detian Waterfall (L)Mingshi Scenic Area, Detian Waterfall
Upon your arrival at the airport or train station in Nanning, your tour guide will welcome you and accompany you to your hotel for check-in. After a brief rest, your exploration of the enchanting landscapes of Nanning will commence.
Your first destination is the Mingshi Scenic Area, a captivating expanse of karst mountains, verdant fields, clear rivers, and charming villages. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings through a leisurely bamboo rafting experience along the Mingshi River or a relaxed stroll along paved paths, offering breathtaking views. This area also provides insight into the cultural traditions of the Zhuang ethnic minority.
Following this, you will proceed to Detian Waterfall, the largest transnational waterfall in Asia, situated on the border between China and Vietnam. Marvel at the stunning sight of water cascading over 70 meters, creating a misty rainbow. Your guide will lead you to various viewing platforms to appreciate the waterfall from different perspectives. Additionally, you can opt for a bamboo raft experience to appreciate the waterfall from a close distance.
After a day filled with sightseeing, return to your hotel for a restful night.
Recommended Evening Activities:
For those with extra energy, consider visiting Detian Waterfall at night to enjoy a grand light show and captivating folk performances. Witness the waterfall illuminated by colorful lights, creating a magical ambiance. Observe locals adorned in traditional costumes, showcasing their songs and dances.
- Day 2: Tongling Grand Canyon - Nanning (B, L)Tongling Grand Canyon
Following breakfast, check out from your hotel and head to Tongling Grand Canyon, a hidden gem in Nanning. This natural wonder was formed by a colossal sinkhole that collapsed millions of years ago.
Enter the canyon through the Tongling Treasure Cave, an intriguing underground passage leading to a fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, and crystal-clear pools. Admire the remarkable rock formations and the diverse flora and fauna within the cave.
Continue your exploration to Tongling Canyon, a deep gorge surrounded by lush greenery and towering cliffs. Encounter the unique funeral custom of the Zhuang people – the hanging coffins, dating back to ancient times. Witness the breathtaking Tongling Waterfall as it plunges from the canyon's pinnacle into a turquoise pool.
Upon exiting the canyon, explore traditional Zhuang-style folk buildings, including drum towers, wind and rain bridges, and stilted houses. Gain insights into the history and culture of the Zhuang people, China's largest ethnic minority group.
After the canyon exploration, you will be transferred to the Nanning airport or train station for your departure, marking the conclusion of your 2-day Nanning highlights tour with Detian Waterfall.