Thousands of tourists visit the Great Wall every day, but few actually sleep on it! This tour gives you the chance to get up close and personal with one of the most scenic sections of the Great Wall.This tour is perfect for you if you have a few days in Beijing and want to include a night at the Great Wall. We will whisk you off to all of the capital’s must-see sights, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace, to give you the full Beijing experience. Of course, no visit to Beijing (or China) would be complete without seeing the Great Wall. We will whisk you off to Gubeikou, a quieter, unrestored section of the Wall, where you will spend the night camping among the watchtowers, before traveling back to Beijing in the morning. Food lovers can rest easy in the knowledge that all of the meals we include are fine examples of authentic Chinese food, from hot pot to Peking duck.
Day 1 • Pickup from your hotel • Tiananmen Square - China's iconic public square • Forbidden City - explore the largest palace complex in the world, home to 24 Chinese emperors over 491 years • Jingshan Park - take in great panoramic views of the Forbidden City from this pleasant park • Lunch - Peking duck • Drive to Gubeikou Great Wall - around 2.5 hours • Dinner: farmer's cuisine • Sleep on the Great Wall - spend an unforgettable night sleeping in a watchtower on the scenic, unrestored Gubeikou section (tents and sleeping bags provided)Day 2 • Sunrise on the Great Wall - wake up on Gubeikou Great Wall and watch the sunrise • Breakfast - simple breakfast on the Great Wall • Hike around Gubeikou Great Wall - take in the breathtaking beauty of this wild section of the Great Wall, still in its original state • Drive back to downtown • Lunch - Mongolian hot pot, a typically northern Chinese style hot pot served in a traditional copper pot • Olympic Venues - see the two iconic venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube (outside view only) • Drop-off at your hotel