Highlights of our retreat:
– See the largest waterfall in Asia!
– Fully relax in peaceful karst Mingshi village with a swimming pool and yoga
– Practice yoga and meditation in Nature! [suitable for all levels]
– Hike to the top to have a wonderful view and avoid crowds of tourists!
– Enjoy cycling and bamboo raft and biking amongst karst mountains!
– Explore a new destination near the border of China and Vietnam.
Where we go for this retreat?
The Detian Waterfall (德天瀑布 [Détiān Pùbù]; Virtuous Heaven Waterfall) was said to be one of the largest transnational waterfalls in the world.The waterfall is shared by both China and Vietnam. Surrounded by picturesque karst peaks, Phang-nga Bay (Thailand), and Halong Bay (Vietnam), this is definitely one of the more scenic waterfalls!
Tongling Grand Canyon
The name of this gorge means ‘Connected to the Spirit World’. You will descend narrow flights of stairs down to a large cavern, with flickering bulbs and the roar of an underground river. Emerging past the cave, you venture through a thick tropical forest into a series of wild gorges, and past vaulted cliffs with hanging stalactites and dramatic waterfalls that end in crystal pools framed by boulders.
Mingshi Scenic Area (明仕田园风景区) is crowned as the “Small Guilin” and a photographer’s heaven. You’ve probably not heard of Mingshi Tian Yuan before, but if you’re looking for somewhere unspoilt and unoccupied by tourists crowds, Mingshi’s intoxicating rural countryside and surreal mountainous region shaped by Karst landscape have a lot to offer. Enjoy the views of meandering rivers, limestone hills, cliffs and caves, Zhuang minority villages with rice paddies, local humble dwellings, waterwheels…
Early bird: 5499 RMB/person [Book before July 20!]
|WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING||passport*, hiking/sports shoes and clothes, mosquito
PLEASE NOTE: if you sign up for the trip alone, we can try but cannot guarantee to find another participant to share room with, please be ready to add extra 1450 rmb for a single room. Thank you for understanding.
Please contact us for flight suggestions!
D1 Shanghai – Nanning (NNG) MU8458/FM9339 07:15-10:35
D5 Nanning-Shanghai FM9338/MU8525 20:15-23:15
*You can also join u if you come from another city, send us a message for flight/train suggestions!
Deposit for this trip: 100% of payment
Shanghai – Nanning (NNG) MU8458/FM9339
07:15-10:35. Pick up from the airport and drive to Minshi karst village (3-4 h). Check-in, chill in our swimming pool with a fantastic view! Explore the beautiful village
Sunset class: deep relaxation stress release (Yoga Nidra)
Outdoor cinema or dinner by the river
Morning class: gentle flow yoga to wake you up!
After breakfast we’ll cycle to truly admire this beautiful village, take a lot of pictures.
Mingshi offers several cycling routes for relaxing or exploration in-depth. Don’t forget to give yourself some time to just relax and enjoy the tranquility of the village, ideally in the swimming pool with a beer!
Sunset class: deep stretch (Yin yoga)
Morning class: hatha yoga to wake you up!
After breakfast, we’ll take a bamboo boat (1 h, 8 KM). Take a hike to continue exploring the beautiful karst village, we’ll find a mountain to enjoy the view of the whole village from the top!
In the afternoon we will make our own local desserts!
Sunset class: Tibetan Zen meditation
Morning class: Heart-opening flow yoga to wake you up!
After breakfast says goodbye to Mingshi village and drive to Detian waterfall. Take a boat to the waterfall, disembark, and follow our guide to hike and take amazing pictures of the waterfall from the top, we take an off-beaten track road without crowds of tourists! Have a picnic in this tranquil natural place.
In the afternoon check in to the hotel in Detain town.
Sunset class: Pranayama (breathing exercise) and mantra meditation
Breakfast and check out. Drive to Tongling Grand Canyon. Hike Grand Canyon.
The name of this gorge means ‘Connected to the Spirit World’. You will descend narrow flights of stairs down to a large cavern, with flickering bulbs and the roar of an underground river. Emerging past the cave, you venture through a thick tropical forest into a series of gorges, and past vaulted cliffs with hanging stalactites and dramatic waterfalls that end in crystal pools framed by boulders.
In the afternoon transfer to the Nanning airport. See you next time!
20:15-23:15 Nanning – Shanghai