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See the untouched wild Great Wall in this all-inclusive private tour at Gubeikou and Jinshanling, including round-trip transfer from Beijing and breakfast & lunch (optional). Far from the tourists and crowds. Experience hiking the wild and isolated Great Wall at Gubeikou. Enjoy the natural scenery and original unrestored Gubeikou Great Wall. Walk totally about 7km from Gubeikou to Jinshanling might be a little challenging, but it is really interesting and effort-worthy. Missing Gubeikou Great Wall would be a pity in your China tour. Challenge yourself and try a strenuous hiking in one day! Both Jinshanling and Gubeikou are the most photogenic sections of the Great Wall near Beijing. Never ever misst it! You'll remember it forever!
INTRODUCTION IN BRIEF: Gubeikou Great Wall: Originally built in 555 A.D.. So far the most intact section of the Great Wall! Isolated and corrupted in magnificent wild mountain. Not touristic at all! Jinshanling Great Wall: Quiet and most beautiful! Not touristic at all!DETAILED ITINERARY: 1. Pick-up from the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Beijing at designated pick-up time. (Three options of pick-up time available.)2. It takes around 2.5 hours to get to Gubeikou Great Wall (starting from a small village) in a private and air conditioned car. 3. The driver drops off you with your guide at the entrance in the village and meets you again at the other end at Jinshanling. 4. Start to hike with your private English speaking hiking guide from the entrance in the mountain, where you can see both the wild mountain and part of a village with farmer's houses and crops at Gubeikou. 5. When you get to the last tower at Gubeikou, you need to walk from the small path in the mountain to skip the military area which is closed and forbidden to enter. 6. Walk in the mountain and you can have a view of the Great Wall from afar. You will also walk along the Great Wall from one outer side and have a special view of the Great Wall at Jinshanling. 7. After hiking for about 3 or 4 km at Jinshanling, get down from the exit and take the shuttle bus. 8. You'll be driven to a local Chinese restaurant to have lunch ( 5 minutes' driving from the exit of Jinshanling to the restaurant). The food is typical Chinese (with different dishes and rice as the main food). 9. After lunch, you will be driven back to downtown Beijing and dropped off at your hotel. It takes around 2.5 hour to drive back to your hotel in Beijing. NOTE:1. It takes about 3 or 4 hours to finish the whole hiking and walking, covering almost 7km (4.3 miles), ; Otherwise, everything could be more flexible in this private tour. 2. Your private English speaking hiking guide will be with you all the time from the beginning to the end. 3. Options available for simple breakfast or lunch. You can choose to have the tour with packed breakfast and lunch, or including just lunch or none. Please take your own food when you choose the option without breakfast and lunch. 4. There is NO cable car, toboggan, or chairlift available along the sections of the Great Wall in this hiking tour. 5. No shopping stop at all in this tour unless you request!
- Transfer in private and air-con car with experienced driver;
- Private English-speaking hiking tour guide;
- Simple breakfast (packed coffee and sandwitch) (for OPTION "breakfast & lunch" ONLY)
- Bottled water and snacks;
- A Chinese lunch (for OPTIONS "breakfast & lunch" and "lunch" ONLY)
- Bottled water
What's not included
- Simple breakfast (packed coffee and sandwitch) (for OPTIONS "lunch" and "NO breakfast NO lunch" ONLY)
- A Chinese lunch (for OPTION "NO breakfast NO lunch" ONLY)