Guangxi Weizhou Island
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Tour Overview

This 7-day Guangxi travel route through southern China begins in Nanning, where you’ll have a leisurely day to settle in. Explore the awe-inspiring Tongling Grand Canyon and Detian Waterfall, the largest transnational waterfall in Asia.

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Mingshi Scenic Area before heading to the coastal city of Beihai. From there, venture to Weizhou Island, renowned for its volcanic landscapes and pristine beaches. Finally, explore the charming Old Quarter of Beihai before bidding farewell to this enchanting region of China.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore Tongling Grand Canyon, a spiritual place connecting you to the spirit world, and be amazed by its natural beauty.
2. Experience the breathtaking Detian Waterfall, the largest transnational waterfall in Asia, and take a bamboo raft for an up-close view.
3. Immerse yourself in the picturesque Mingshi Scenic Area, a hidden gem resembling the landscapes of Guilin, and enjoy various activities like biking or bamboo rafting.
4. Discover the volcanic wonders of Weizhou Island, hike through the Crocodile Park, and visit the Neo-gothic Catholic Cathedral with its resonating bells.
5. Relax and enjoy the stunning beaches of Weizhou Island, indulge in seafood at the local market, and explore the charming Old Quarter of Beihai with its colonial-era architecture.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Today, the guide and the driver will pick you up from the Nanning Wuxu International Airport and then escort you to check in the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    Accommodation: in Nanning

  2. After breakfast, we will drive for 4 hours to Tongling Grand Canyon. Tongling in Chinese means "connected to the spirit world". This place is a breathtaking natural wonder, boasting towering limestone cliffs, lush greenery, and cascading waterfalls, creating a mesmerizing landscape for adventurous exploration.

    In the afternoon, we will take a 1.5-hour ride to the city of Detian overnight.

    * Friendly Tip: bring some snacks to eat during the day tour.

    Accommodation: in Detian

    Guangxi Tongling Grand Canyon
    Tongling Grand Canyon

  3. Visit Detian Waterfall in the morning. Located at the Sino-Vietnamese border, it is the largest transnational waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest in the world.

    We will take a bamboo raft to have a close view of the spectacular waterfall.

    Not far from the waterfall lies the China-Vietnam Cross-border Street, where you can rest, eat or choose some souvenirs. In the afternoon, drive to Mingshi Scenic Area.

    Accommodation: in Mingshi

    Detian Waterfall Bamboo Raft
    Take a bamboo raft to have a close view of Detian Waterfall

  4. Enjoy a morning hike around the enchanting village. Mingshi Scenic Area nestled among the remarkable Karst mountains is crowned as "the microcosm of Guilin" and a paradise for photographers.

    It offers a similar landscape to the Li River in Yangshuo and Guilin but in an unspoiled way (not occupied by tourists crows). The fresh air, bamboo forests, local humble dwellings of the Zhuang minority, revolving waterwheels, rice paddies, meandering rivers, green limestone hills, and natural murals on the cliff wall all create an idyllic scene.

    Mingshi Scenic Area
    Cycle in Mingshi Scenic Area

    There are three ways to appreciate the picturesque village (Optional activity):

    1. Rent a bike from your hotel and choose one cycling route for in-depth exploration.
    2. Take a bamboo raft and enjoy the stunning views along the Mingshi River.
    3. Relax around the outdoor swimming pool of your hotel and stretch out on the chair for the intoxicating surroundings.

    After lunch, we will drive to Beihai city in 5 hours.

    Accommodation: in Beihai

  5. Head towards the Beihai pier and go to Weizhou Island by boat taking a mere 70 minutes. Weizhou island, located 21 nautical miles south of Beihai city in the Gulf of Tonkin, is ranked by the China National Geography Magazine as the biggest and youngest volcanic island in China. Here you can appreciate the dormant volcanic scenery, explore the religious architecture and try various water sports.

    Guangxi Weizhou Island
    Weizhou Island

    We will go for a hike through the Crocodile Park to track past eruptions by observing the bizarre rock formations along the way. Pay a visit to the Neo-gothic style Catholic Cathedral in Shengtang Village. Built in 1853 by French missionaries, the church is made of volcanic and coral sedimentary rocks from the sea bottom. The resonating bells and strong walls testify to its history.

    Accommodation: On the Island

  6. Enjoy your whole day at Weizhou Island at leisure. The island is 6km from north to south and 5km from east to west, covering a land area of around 25 square kilometers. You could take the local motorcycle or rent a bike to explore the whole island.

    Weizhou Island Riding
    Take a local motorcycle to explore the whole island

    Weizhou offers some of the best beaches in the country. The sea around Weizhou is rich in corals and other marine animals. You could also have fun on the wide beautiful beaches, enjoying the sea breeze, reading, diving, snorkeling, or fishing. The seafood market at South Bay sells a wide range of fresh seafood, snacks, fruits, and beverages.

    Accommodation: On the Island

  7. After breakfast, we will return back to Beihai and visit its Old Quarter famous for its old colonial-era architecture. Dating back to 1776, eight Western nations set up consulates, hospitals, churches, and schools there. Therefore the remaining buildings are Chinese mixed western style arcade architectures. The streets are lined with life-size bronze sculptures, food vendors, souvenir shops, fine cafes, atmospheric restaurants, and bars, forming a place to ease into Beihai's laid-back seaside rhythms.

    Guangxi Beihai Old Quarter
    Beihai Old Quarter

    After lunch, we will send you to the airport and see you off. Here comes the end of the journey. Thanks for booking the tour. Wish you all the best! Please depart Beihai airport after 5pm.

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

 

Price Includes

  • Private land transportation in air-conditioned vans with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide service;
  • Entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary;
  • Weizhou Island round trip boat ticket;
  • Bamboo rafting at Detian Waterfall;
  • 6 nights' accommodation with daily breakfast;
  • One bottle of water per person per day;  
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Any optional items inside the attractions;
  • Flights to Nanning / off Beihai;
  • Lunch or dinner (the tour guide will assist you in ordering and making purchases at local restaurants, so that you can pay in cash);
  • Cost of bamboo rafting and bike riding at Mingshi Village;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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