This is a tour for people who keen on nature, adventure, sightseeing, and exceptional photo opportunities. Feel like a jungle explorer as you hike through the Tongling Grand Canyon with dramatic waterfalls, underground rivers, karst caves, hanging stalactites, and thick virgin forests. The transnational Detian Waterfall will shock you with the breathtaking scenery and photogenic waterfall. A relaxing time in Mingshi Village with Guilin-like scenery and idyllic countryside life completes this fantastic adventure.
Highlights of this tour: *Marvel at the largest transnational waterfall in Asia – Detian Waterfall; a bamboo raft will allow you to get up close to feel its spray and power. *Hike through the Tongling Grand Canyon to get inspired by the mysterious karst landform, dramatic waterfalls, and so forth. *Enjoy leisure time in Mingshi Scenic Area and enchant your soul with the idyllic countryside and mesmerizing natural landscapes comparable to Guilin.
English speaking tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee
Welcome to Nanning! Your guide and driver will pick you up upon arrival at Nanning Wuxu International Airport. The pick-up time is from 7:15 am to 10:30 am.
Then a 3.5 hours’ driving will take you to Tongling Grand Canyon. The canyon is 10km long and offers 5 ravines collecting dramatic waterfalls, underground rivers, karst caves with multicolored lights, cliff-hanging coffins, miraculous hanging stalactites, and thick virgin forest. You will enjoy the 188 meters high Tongling Waterfall which is the waterfall with highest drop in China.
Good to know: You’d better bring some snacks along since it’s a long drive from the airport to Tongling Grand Canyon.
Experience the ultimate sightseeing at Detian Waterfall today. Straddling the China-Vietnam border, Detian Waterfall is ranked as the largest transnational waterfall in Asia. Comprised of three levels, this is one of the most scenic and photogenic waterfalls with the towering karst peaks and trees as background. You can take a bamboo raft to admire the lower layer of the fall and feel the spray from the falls. There are several viewing platforms along the riverside, and your guide will lead you to admire the grand waterfall from different angles and distances and take some amazing photos from atop.
Drive about 2 hours to the Mingshi Village where you will be entertained with authentic dance performances from the local Zhuang group.
Enjoy a leisure walk around the idyllic Mingshi Scenic Area after breakfast. Being a host of karst mountains, lazy river, limestone caves, rice terraces, ethnic minority buildings, etc., Mingshi Scenic Area is honored as “Little Guilin”, but sees much fewer tourists than Guilin. If rural life or photography is your style, Mingshi should be your paradise.
Then return to Nanning for departure (about 4 hours driving).
Some recommended activities to enjoy yourself in Mingshi Scenic Area:
1. There are several riding routes in Mingshi, you can rent a bike and enjoy leisure riding around the rustic scenes.
2. Admire the stunning waterscape and idyllic countryside on a bamboo raft. (takes about 1 hour)
3. Enjoy yourself in the swimming pool of your hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.