8 Days 7 Nights Kunming / Dali / Lijiang + Shangri-La – Air Asia  * Single * Flight

Day 1         KUALA LUMPUR  ~KUNMING~STONE FOREST  AK 101 (1300/1655) ( D )   Hotel : Xingya Custom Garden / SML

Assemble at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2) for your flight to the capital of Yunnan province, Kunming. Upon arrival, transfer to Stone Forest [about 1½ hours].  After dinner, transfer to hotel.

Day 2         STONE FOREST ~ JIUXIANG~KUNMING   ( B/L/D )    Hotel : Enjoying International Hotel / SML

%e7%9f%b3%e6%9e%97After breakfast, proceed to Stone Forest Scenic Area (include buggy). This natural phenomenon is said to have begun taking shape about 270 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period. The area is believed to have been originally under the ocean. With eons of movement of the earth crust the area rose and broke through. The limestone left behind went through sun, rain, wind, and earthquakes and finally developed into the beautiful Stone Forest we see today.
%e4%b9%9d%e4%b9%a1%e9%a3%8e%e6%99%af%e5%8c%baTransfer to Jiuxiang Scenic Area. In the scenic area, there are over 100 karst caves of different sizes, and Jiuxiang is confirmed to be the biggest cave clusters in China with the greatest number of caves and most wonderful in-cave scenic. According to geologists, these caves were being developed since the Sinian Period, 600 million years ago.Transfer back to Kunming in afternoon [about 2 hours]. Upon arrival, taste the Yunnan most famous chinese tea, Pu’Er.

Day 3          KUNMING ~ DALI                                    ( B/L/D )                Hotel : N’ Hotel / SML

%e9%87%91%e9%a9%ac%e7%a2%a7%e9%b8%a1%e5%9d%8aAfter breakfast, proceed to the symbol of Kunming, JinMa BiJi (Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Memorial Arches). JinMa BiJi was built in Ming Dynasty; one special feature of the JinMa BiJi is that their shadows can overlap at a certain time under the golden afterglow of the sun and the silver light of the moon. This rare phenomenon forms a wondrous scene.
%e5%a4%a7%e7%90%86%e5%8f%a4%e5%9f%8eThen transfer to Dali [about 4 hours], a historical and cultural city, which is the home of Bai Minority. Continue to Dali Ancient City. The ancient city of Dali is famous for its cultural and historical points of interest, natural beauty, and colorful ethnic minorities. The streets and alleys crisscross throughout the town in a typical “chess board” pattern.

Day 4          DALI ~ SHANGRI-LA                 ( B/L/D )                Hotel :
Original Density  Hotel / SML

%e5%a4%a9%e9%be%99%e5%85%ab%e9%83%a8%e3%80%8b%e5%bd%b1%e8%a7%86%e5%9f%8eAfter breakfast, proceed to <Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils> Drama Studio. This studio is build for the drama Demi-Gods and Semi- Devils which is a long martial arts novel written by Jinyong, one of the most influential modern Chinese language novelists.
%e7%99%bd%e6%97%8f%e6%b0%91%e5%b1%85Continue visit to the House of Bai Minority. Local people will served one of the special traditional tea – Three Courses Tea. The Three Course Tea is described as “first bitter, second sweet and third after tasty”.
%e8%99%8e%e8%b7%b3%e5%b3%a1Continue journey to Shangri-la [about 4.5 hours]. On the way, visit to the world famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. This gorge is a contender for the world’s deepest river canyon. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point, hence the name.

Day 5      SHANGRI-LA ~ LIJIANG                            ( B/L/D )                Hotel : Xinyi Hotel / SML

%e6%99%ae%e8%be%be%e6%8e%aa%e5%9b%bd%e5%ae%b6%e5%85%ac%e5%9b%adAfter breakfast, visit to Pudacuo National Park, one of the most biodiversity regions of the world. The National Park contains and preserves many classic features of China’s southwestern region together with various aspects of traditional nomadic Tibetan plateau life.
%e7%a2%a7%e5%a1%94%e6%b5%b7Main attractions in the park are Bitahai Lake, Shudu Lake and Militang Pasture. Bitahai Lake, regarded as a pearl of the Plateau, is an intact natural attraction with outstanding landscapes. In the nature reserve the plants are flourishing and the lake water is crystal clear. The average depth of the lake is 20 meters.
%e5%b1%9e%e9%83%bd%e6%b9%96Shudu Lake is 3705 meters above the sea level, which is one of the biggest lakes in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
%e5%bc%a5%e9%87%8c%e5%a1%98Militang in Tibetan language refers to The Buddha’s Eye and named after the pasture’s resemblance to the eye of the Buddha.
%e7%8b%ac%e5%85%8b%e5%ae%97%e5%8f%a4%e5%9f%8eNext, visit to the Dukezhong Ancient Town. It is the largest and best-preserved Tibetan city among China’s Tibetan counties.

Day 6           LIJIANG                                           ( B/L/D )              Hotel :
Xinyi Hotel / SML

 %e7%8e%89%e9%be%99%e9%9b%aa%e5%b1%b1After breakfast, take a cable car to YunShan Plateau to have a breathtaking view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, become the names Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Yunshan Plateau is grassland with gigantic spruces.
%e7%99%bd%e6%b0%b4%e6%b2%b3Continue visit to White Water River (exclude buggy). The first impression for the river is the color of white. The water is extremely clean as it is filtrated and purified by gravel and stones when running, and hasn’t been polluted at all. The riverbed is formed by pieces of grayish-white sedimentary rocks. Thus the river looks white, and from this it gained its name.
Then go to Ganhaizi. Ganhaizi (Dry Sea) used to be a highland lake as its name tells, the meadow was formed after the water had dried up.
 %e7%8e%89%e5%b3%b0%e5%af%baContinue to Jade Dragon Scenic Area. Yufeng Temple is one of the lamaseries in Lijiang, but the temple architecture has integrated Han, Bai and Tibetan style.
%e7%8e%89%e6%b0%b4%e5%af%a8Jade Water Village, concentrated on the Naxi Ethnic Culture and integrated with the nature, the Village appears to be the holy land of Dongba Religion in Central Lijiang. It has preserved the primitive and simple ethnic features of the Naxi Minority and contrasts finely with the natural landscapes around, embodying the traditional concept of the Naxi Minority-“Man and Nature live in harmony”.
%e4%b8%9c%e5%b7%b4%e4%b8%87%e7%a5%9e%e5%9b%adDongba Gods Garden settlers under the simple philosophy of man and nature, of life and the world wonderful imagination, in strict accordance with the concept of yin and yang ancestors heaven and earth gods, accordingly, if there is black and there will be white, if there is a ghost and there will be a god.
%e9%bb%91%e9%be%99%e6%bd%ad%e5%85%ac%e5%9b%adAfter that visit to Black Dragon Pool Park. In the legend said that the palace of the Black Dragon King of Lijiang is situated here, and there is a pool in the park, which is so deep that it seems to have been inhabited by a dragon, hence it was so named.
%e6%9d%9f%e6%b2%b3%e5%8f%a4%e9%95%87Continue to Shuhe Ancient Town. It is an important component of Lijiang as it is a well-preserved example of a town along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi People.

Day 7         LIJIANG ~ KUNMING
{ FLIGHT }    ( B/L/D )   Hotel : Enjoying International Hotel / SML

%e5%9b%9b%e6%96%b9%e8%a1%97%e5%8f%a4%e5%9f%8eIn the morning,  visit to Lijiang Ancient Town – Sifang Street. The old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. This old town differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the  Nakhi people. This town was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. Take a domestic flight back to Kunming.

Day 8         KUNMING ~ KUALA LUMPUR  
 AK 100 (1740/2200)                ( B / L )     

%e5%a4%a7%e8%a7%82%e6%a5%bcGrand View Pavilion-  This pavilion is located on the shore of Dianchi Lake and faces the Western Hills which are on the other side of Dianchi Lake , transfer to Kunming Changshui International Airport for your flight back home.

★Special Cuisine: Kunming Bridge Crossing Noodle, Steamed Chicken, Dali Fish Head Clay pot, Manwan Hotel Restaurant, Lijiang MaBangCai Cuisine, Southern Garden Restaurant.
Optional Tour – RMB 280/person: “Dynamic Yunnan” Show, CuiHu Park, Former Site of Yunnan Military Institute, Shangri-la Tibetan Home Visit.


8 Days 7 Nights Kunming / Dali / Lijiang + Shangri-La – Air Asia  * Single * Flight

Departure 2016 Tour Packages Airlines Price (RM) Status Season ENG CHI
15 Oct 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang + Shangri-La *Single*Flight AK 4079 Available Autumn Itinerary 行程
05 Nov 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang + Shangri-La *Single*Flight AK 4079 Available Winter Itinerary 行程
10 Dec 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang + Shangri-La *Single*Flight AK 4279 Available Winter Itinerary 行程
23 Dec 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang + Shangri-La *Single*Flight AK 4279 Available Winter Itinerary 行程
24 Dec 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang + Shangri-La *Single*Flight AK 4279 Available Winter Itinerary 行程

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