13 Days China Gold Triangle Tour with Yunnan Discovery

ICT-C-GY13 13 Days China Gold Triangle Tour with Yunnan Discovery

This tour is the best choice for those who want to experience a blend of ancient heritage and modern prosperity, cultural landscape and natural wonder, city life and minority custom in China.

During the 13-day China tour, you will visit the highlights in the Golden Triangle Cities - Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Except for that, you will have a deep discovery of Yunnan. Take your time to see the impressive Stone Forest of Kunming, explore the incredibly beautiful Erhai Lake, tour the ancient Naxi Kingdom of Lijiang and admire the mighty Tiger Leaping Gorge.


PLACES VISITEDShanghai - Yunnan (Kunming - Dali - Lijiang) - Xi'an - Beijing

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.


Trip Highlights

  • Explore the city highlights including Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, and the Bund.
  • Stroll around the famous Stone Forest, “The First Wonder of the World” in Kunming.
  • Walk along the ancient street of Dali and enjoy a boat cruise on Erhai Lake.
  • Explore the famed Naxi Kingdom of Lijiang and hike to Tiger Leaping Gorge, “The Deepest Gorge in the World”.
  • Visit Xi'an to discover the living soldiers of Terracotta and Horses.
  • Admire the magnificent Great Wall and visit Beijing's landmarks of the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace.

At a Glance

Shanghai(2 nights)

Kunming(2 nights)

Dali(1 night)

Lijiang(2 nights)

Xian(2 nights)

Beijing(3 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

13 Days China Gold Triangle Tour with Yunnan Discovery

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or on request

Welcome to Shanghai, the metropolis of China. Your local tour guide is waiting for you at the airport, and then you'll be picked up and escorted to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is for leisure to get you recovered from the jet lag.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 2 Shanghai - the Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Huangpu River Cruise

Meals: B

After breakfast, start the city trip after a short rest. Your first stop is the Jade Buddha Temple, a peaceful temple in the bustling modern city. Then head to the Shanghai Museum, one of China's best museums.

After a local flavor lunch, stroll the historic riverfront - the Bund, and walk around the famous and popular pedestrian shopping street - Nanjing Road. And your tour today ends by taking a Huangpu River Cruise to see the city from a different angle.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 3 Shanghai to Kunming

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

Today you will visit the People's Square where you can get a lively picture of Shanghai's culture and history before your tour guide picks you up to the airport to catch a flight to Kunming.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your local tour guide and escorted to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the today is your leisure time.

Overnight in Kunming.

Day 4 Kunming - the Stone Forest, Flowers and Birds Market

Meals: B

In the morning, explore the Stone Forest with impressive karst geology, which is one of the best of its kind in China. Covering an area of 400 square kilometres, there are diverse forms of limestone jutting out of the ground, shaping like like the tall pillar, sword, mushroom and tower. It is an natural wonder unmatched throughout the world.

After lunch, drive back to Kunming to visit the Flowers and Birds Market in the downtown. It is the token of real life in Kunming, and you can stroll around the market to enjoy the multiple types of flowers, birds, fishes, etc.

Overnight in Kunming.

Day 5 Kunming to Dali - Erhai Lake

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

After breakfast, take the morning flight to Dali, a historically and culturally famous city of China. On arrival, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

In the evening, head to Erhai Lake and enjoy a boat trip to Jinsuo Islet lying in the east of the lake. The scenery surrounding you is stunningly beautiful. Then drive back to your hotel in Dali.

Overnight in Dali.

Day 6 Dali to Lijiang

Meals: B

This morning, enjoy your leisure time in Dali untill your guide pick you up to head to Lijiang, the former capital of the famed Naxi Kingdom.

A perfect combination of historical sites, snow-capped mountains, lakes, and ethnic minority cultures, Lijiang is a wonderful place to wander around. Walking in the streets and lanes, you can imagine yourself being in a bygone era.

In the afternoon, visit the Wangu Pavilion located on Lion Hill, where you can get excellent views over the Lijiang old town.

Overnight in Lijiang.

Day 7 Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge

Meals: B

Today, drive about 2 to 3 hours to Shigu (Stone Drum) Town to view the mighty First Bend of the Yangtze River and the Iron Chain Bridge.

Later, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, a magnificent canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. After that, drive back to Lijiang County.

Overnight in Lijiang.

Day 8 Lijiang to Xian

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

This morning, you are free until being transferred to the airport to take a flight to Xian.

After arrival, you will be picked up by your local tour guide and escorted to your hotel for check-in. Later, discover the famous acient city of China at your own pace.

Overnight in Xian.

Day 9 Xian - Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower

Meals: B

Today, your first stop is the incredible Terracotta Warriors, about 35 kilometers east of Xian, one of the largest and stunning archaeological finds of the 20th century.

In the afternoon, tour the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept city wall in the world. You can cycle or stroll on the city wall and feel its magnificence. At night, when the lights are lit on, visit the beautiful Bell Tower and Drum Tower, also the famous landmarks of Xian.

If you want, we can arrange the famous Tang Dynasty Show and Dumpling Dinner for you. You can ask your tour guide to add as well.

Overnight in Xian.

Day 10 Xian to Beijing - the Great Mosque, Muslim Street

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

In the morning, visit the Great Mosque and then head to the local Muslim Street to seek for delicious street food.

After that, you will transfer to the airport and take a flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your local tour guide and escorted to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the today is your leisure time.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 11 Beijing - the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Meals: B

After breakfast, you will first visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and then walk to the Forbidden City, the sitting home to 24 Chinese emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to pray for a good harvest.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 12 Beijing - the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Bird's Nest

Meals: B

Today, you will head to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the most beautiful section of the Great Wall in Beijing, where you can hike or take a cable car up to the Wall.

In the afternoon, tour the Ming Tombs, a collection of mausoleums of the majorority of Ming dynasty's emperors. Then stop by a Pearl factory. On the way back to the hotel, you can take some photos of the Olympic sites - the Bird' Nest and the Water Cube.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 13 Beijing Departure

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Today, you will visit the Summer Palace, the resort for the Emperors before your tour guide picks you up to the airport. Tour ends and looking forward to seeing you again!

End of service.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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