DAY 1 Singapore – Kunming (Lunch/Dinner)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Yunnan province's City of Eternal Spring, Kunming. Upon arrival, proceed for lunch before embarking on a city tour. Visit the iconic Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archways, which were built in the Ming Dynasty more than 400 years ago. Then, adjourn to Yongning Mosque, one of the key houses of worship for Muslims in Kunming. After dinner, watch the spectacular Dynamic Yunnan performance, a grand ethnic dance musical that showcases the beauty and richness of Yunnan ethnic minorities' cultural tradition with the help of modern stage presentation.
DAY 2 Kunming – Jianshui (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning, travel southwards to Jianshui, the historic centre of the province. Enroute, stop by Tunghai and visit a local Muslim village. Take a Jianshui small train, and along the way visit the Double Dragon Bridge, an impressive 17-arch stone bridge built at the confluence of 2 rivers, Lujiang and Tachong. Holding a record as the biggest multiple-hole arch bridge in the history of Chinese bridges, it is now under provincial protection. Next, take some shots at Xianghui Bridge train station's abandoned rail tracks that were built by the French in the 19th century. As you wander around Jianshui Old Town, immerse yourself in the rich history of the 1200-year-old town. Spend some time in the spacious complex of the famous Family Zhu's Garden, comprising ancestral buildings, ponds and lovely gardens. Thereafter, visit Chaoyang Gate Tower, known as the Miniature Tiananmen, built in the Ming Dynasty and towering Southern Yunnan for centuries.
DAY 3 Jianshui – Shadian (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, explore one of the many ancient wells scattered around Jianshui Old Town. The wells were dug in early Yuan dynasty and today, residents still use the water in them for drinking, washing clothes and cleaning vegetables. You may even spot tofu makers making fresh tofu near the wells. Next, visit the newly-built Jianshui Great Mosque, a unique mosque made from wood with a typical Chinese architectural design. Then, proceed to Shadian, a town populated mainly with the Hui Muslim minority. Not to be missed is a trip to the Grand Mosque of Shadian, one of the largest mosques in China and replica of the Nabawi Mosque in Saudi Arabia, built and funded by local Chinese Muslims. The magnificent structure is decorated with stone-carved Quran and has the capacity to hold 10,000 people at a time.
DAY 4 Shadian – Mi Le – Stone Forest (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Start your day at Yufeng Shuyuan, an old Muslim school that has been converted into a museum housing Islamic books and Muslim literature. Next, stop by Hong Hui Cultural and Art Museum and marvel at the various collections of Chinese Islamic pottery, silver and pewter art pieces. Continue your journey to Mi Le, a county with over 23 ethnic groups. Here, admire the decorated walls of Keyi Yi Ethnic Eco Tourist Village, home to the Ahxi People and where the famous Ah Xi Tiao Yue dance originated. Thereafter, enjoy a walk through Stone Forest Scenic Area, one of the most picturesque spots in China. Formed in the Permian period some 270 million years ago, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for the Karst landform and ethnic culture of the Sani People, a branch of the Yi ethnic minority known for their diligence, embroidery and dance. Spend some time exploring the entire scenic zone which includes the Major and Minor Stone Forests, Naigu Stone Forest, Zhiyun Cave, Yuehu Lake and Dadieshui Waterfall.
DAY 5 Stone Forest – Kunming (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today, visit a local fruit farm and enjoy fruit picking and tasting before your return to Kunming. Upon arrival, learn the art of brewing pu'er tea at the renowned Pu'er Tea House and discover this aged tea that is grown only in China's Yunnan province. Next, soak in the calming atmosphere of Green Lake Park, a hotspot for locals looking for an escape from the bustling city.
- Availability of fruits may vary according to season and fruit picking is subject to weather conditions. Takeaway of fruit from the local fruit farm is at your own expense.
DAY 6 Kunming – Singapore (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch)
This morning, visit Shuncheng Street Mosque, the headquarters for the Islamic Association in Yunnan province. After lunch, proceed to Kunming's City of Flowers. Take a leisurely stroll in China's Keukenhof, Asia's largest greenhouse to admire colourful blooms throughout the 4 seasons. Admire the world's largest jewelled sculpture encrusted with many priceless precious gems. Visit the world's 1st interactive museum, which will bring you back in time 300 years ago where China and France had a spice trade treaty. Seize the opportunity to step into the immersive experience of the flora and fauna world at the 4D cinema. Thereafter, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- Remarks: Shopping stops during tour included: Chinese Tea House, Silk Shop, Jade Stone shop and Flower Market Hotel breakfast is not Halal-certified. Halal Chinese meals will be arranged for lunch and dinner. In the event Halal meals are not available, meals will be substituted with local Chinese vegetarian meals. Mosque visits are subject to local weather conditions and may not coincide with prayer sessions. If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative. Sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.