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$30 Outdoor Activities

Self-Guided Private Tour: Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing

Departing from your hotel in Beijing in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the Great Wall at Jiankou section. Choose your preferred start time from the options when make booking, but this can be flexible. The journey from Beijing to Jiankou Great Wall will take about 2 hours. Upon your arrival, spend some quality time on the Great Wall of Jiankou, enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore around on your own. Of course, you can add-on a friendly guide service upon booking, if you need someone to take photos or assist you to watch your kids for you along the way.  If you look carefully at the recent published Great Wall photographic arts, you will quickly figure out that most of the pictures are taken from Jiankou Great Wall section. Due to its unique style, steep mountains and beautiful scenery, Jiankou Great Wall has become a hot travel destination and also a photographic hot spot these days. Jiankou is a "wild" (unrepaired) section of the Great Wall. It was built on ridges with steep cliffs on each side, which makes it one of the most dangerous sections. It's only recommended for experienced and sure-footed mountain hikers. Jiankou is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Beijing. It connects the Great Wall at Mutianyu to the east with Huanghuacheng Jiankou Great Wall was built in 1368 during the period of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Jiankou's section was built along a mountain ridge with particularly steep cliffs, and looks like an elongated 'W' from above, which is similar to the shape of a bow. After your hike at Jiankou Great Wall, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

$268.99 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Beijing to Great Wall 2-Day Hiking Tour with Jiankou, Mutianyu

Day 1: Beijing -- Jiankou – Mutianyu -- Gubeikou (L, D)Meet your guide in central Beijing and hop in an air-conditioned vehicle for a 2.5-hour drive to Jiankou, where you'll begin your moderate 6-mile (10-km) hike along original sections of the Great Wall. As you hike up hill for the first hour, admire sweeping vistas and notice the elaborate stonework and roofs of structures and statues. You’ll also meander through dense jungles and bushes. Throughout your hike, you’ll be provided with water and snacks. At midday, take a rest break to enjoy a picnic lunch, which your guide will provide for you.Reach the restored Mutianyu section, where you’ll then drive to Gubeikou for an overnight stay at a local farmer's guesthouse. Walk around the village with your guide and learn how it played an important role in defending the capital during the Ming Dynasty. Then, discover the quaint rural lifestyle of local farmers as you relax and mingle with the farmers over an authentic, home-cooked Chinese meal including dumplings.Day 2: Gubeikou – Jinshanling -- Simatai West – Beijing (B, L)After a typical farmer’s breakfast, drive 20 minutes to Jinshanling to begin your 3-mile (5-km) hike at 8am. At this time, few other tourists are at the wall, so you can take postcard-worthy photographs. Hike for three hours with your guide, making a detour at Kylin Tower to head to Simatai West, an extremely photogenic, untamed section of the wall that offers some of the best hiking around. Its numerous towers and steep gradients offer constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. After your hike, relax on the ride back to Beijing. When you arrive, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at Wangfujing shopping district.

$1499 Cultural & Theme Tours

Great Wall Hiking

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival / BeijingStop At: Chongwenmen Business HotelArrival in Beijing,make your own way to the starting hotel. Relax before joining the welcome meeting, orientation walk and prepare your appetite for the Peking duck welcome dinner.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Beijing Roast Duck (Peking Duck) Dinner in a local restaurantAccommodation included: Chongwenmen Hotel or similiarDay 2: BeijingStop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), BeijingStart from the morning to explore the amazing Beijing. Hop on a local bus heading to the world's largest city square - Tiananmen Square. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, BeijingWalk from the square into the former royal palace of 600 years - Forbidden City. Explore the amazing complex of traditional Chinese architecture and arts with your tour leader.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Drum Tower (Wenjin Street)Join in a beautiful taste of Beijing traditional culture in the old living quarter, the Hutong. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before visiting a very special local person who's been living in the Hutong since he was born, listen to his stories of pride. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant in the Hutong area.Accommodation included: Chongwenmen Hotel or similiarDay 3: Beijing / Jiankou VillageStop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, BeijingLeave Beijing and head to one of the most famous sections of the Great Wall, Mutianyu. Start walking all the way towards Jiankou Village. After the walk, there's a short bus ride to the village guesthouse. Enjoy hands-on learning of dumpling making in the evening.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, BeijingTransfer to the guesthouse in the village at Jiankou Great Wall. Enjoy hands-on learning of dumpling making in the evening.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Dumpling cooking learning experience and dinner.Accommodation included: Village Guesthouse, Basic.Day 4: Jiankou / GubeikouStop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping County, HebeiDrive to Jinshanling village in the morning, start the day to walk along the beautiful section of Great Walls.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Village guesthouse, Basic.Day 5: GubeikouStop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, BeijingStart from the village walk along the more original section of Great Wall, Panlong Shan Great Wall.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, BeijingReturn to Gubeikou Village around noon for lunch. Learn and practice some Taichi moves from your journey tour leader in the afternoon.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Village guesthouse, Basic.Day 6: GubeikouStop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, BeijingToday we head out in the morning for a less-known section of Great Wall, the Wohuling Section. Walk along the mountain path to the great wall and go up to the highest point, enjoy the beautiful mountains with Great Wall winding on top of them before heading back to the village. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, BeijingTake a Chinese History Class before dinner.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Village Guesthouse, Basic.Day 7: Gubeikou / BeijingStop At: Chongwenmen Business HotelDrive back to Beijing, enjoy a free afternoon to explore more of the city or just relax before delicious farewell dinner.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Farewell dinnerAccommodation included: Chongwenmen Hotel or simliarDay 8: Beijing / DeparturePass By: Chongwenmen Business HotelDepart anytime for onward travelling.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$50 Tours & Sightseeing

Self-Guided Private Day Trip to Jiankou Great Wall from Tianjin

Departing from your hotel in Tianjin in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the Great Wall at Jiankou section. Choose your preferred start time from the options when make booking, but this can be flexible. The journey from Tianjin to Jiankou Great Wall will take about 3 hours. Upon your arrival, spend some quality time on the Great Wall of Jiankou, enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore around on your own. Due to its unique style, steep mountains and beautiful scenery, Jiankou Great Wall has become a hot travel destination and also a photographic hot spot these days. Jiankou is a "wild" (unrepaired) section of the Great Wall. It was built on ridges with steep cliffs on each side, which makes it one of the most dangerous sections. It's only recommended for experienced and sure-footed mountain hikers.  After your hike at Jiankou Great Wall, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Tianjin. Please note: 1:You will travel in either an air-conditioned sedan (for 1 to 3 people) or an air-conditioned minivan (for 4 to 9 people) or an air-conditioned minibus(10-15 people) 2: You may have a Chinese speaking driver service, and they know exactly where to pick you up and where to drop you off. You can use the driver's mobile phone to contact the local operator if you need any assistant on the road.

$909 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private- The Great Wall Hiking Tour (3 days)

ItineraryDay 1: Gubeikou Great WallPass By: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, BeijingOur guide will pick you at the hotel and then transfer to Gubeikou.Gubeikou Great wall which is the most invasion-prone section of the wall during the Ming Dynasty. Originally built in 1378, Gubeikou was designed to assist in repelling the Mongols from the north. We begin our trek amidst Panlong (Hidden Dragon) mountains and pass numerous watchtowers and garrisons, before making a diversion through dense forest to bypass a military area. After lunch, we will start hiking right from the village next to the main road, then we hike on the trail up to Great Wall, which is quite fading. Then, we walk along the wall eastwards to the direction of Jinshanling.The construction of the Great Wall is getting better and better. After 2-3 hours hike on the wall, we will take steps down to a village where we are going to stay. And it is quite peaceful in that village.Trekking distance: 5kmTrekking time: 2-3 hoursTrekking difficulty: difficult, with uphill and downhillMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight Ye Shufang HomestayDay 2: Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great WallPass By: The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, BeijingToday, we will drive to Xizhazi village, where we hike up about 1.5 to 2 hours on mountain trail up to Jiankou Great Wall through forest. The trail firstly is flat, then gradually to be steep and more difficult to hike. The trek poles will help you a lot. After the first and hardest section of the ascending, we will get up to Zhenbeilou Tower, where the view around gets wide open and stunning. We could see the villages nestle at the bottom of the valleys while the Great Wall winds its way from the east to the west on the top of the mountain, like huge arms holding the villages. From Zhenbeilou Tower, the trail goes much flatly on the Great Wall with trees, shrubs, and flowering plants have overgrown large portions of the wall itself in summer time. Pass By: Mutianyu Great Wall, BeijingAnother 1.5 -2 hours heading east, we get on well renovated Great Wall and that is Mutianyu Great Wall.From Mutianyu Great Wall, hike down on the steps to the cable car station or toboggan station. The cable car ride is something really enjoyable after long hike. Our driver will transfer us about 30 minutes back to our hotel in Huairou (10 minutes to School House).Trekking distance: 8-10 KMApprox trekking time: 4-6 hoursTrekking difficulty: difficult, with uphill and downhillVehicle transfer: 130KM/2.5-3hrs (from Huairou to Xizhazi), 20KM/40min (from Mutianyu to Hotel)Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: There is no option for lunch on the Great Wall, it is better to include lunch in the program today. Accommodation included: Overnight Standard Level: Shuangyang HotelDay 3: Juyongguan Great WallPass By: Juyongguan Great Wall, BeijingToday is our last day trekking the Great Wall of China. In the morning, transfer about 1hour to Juyongguan Great Wall. Juyongguan Great Wall is a loop across the Badaling highway. We will take the steps down, eastwards to cross the river and hike up to the mountain on the other side to the parking place. On the top of the Great Wall, we could see the Badaling railway, which was the first railway built in China.The hike on Juyongguan Great Wall is about 2 hours. In the afternoon, transfer back to Beijing, free exploration.Trekking distance: 4kmTrekking time: 2 hoursTrekking difficulty: moderate, with uphill and downhillTransfer time: 2–3 hours (combined) Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight Park Plaza Beijing

$408 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 3-Day Challenge Wall Hiking Tour at Jiankou, Jinshanling, Simatai West

Day 1: Beijing -  Jiankou - Jinshanling (L,D)Your tour starts at 8am, and your professional Great Wall trek guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Beijing. You will take your private car to XiZhazi of Huairou County (2 hours driving), then you will walk through a forest and walk towards west direction on Jiankou Great Wall. You will find this section of the Wall is rarely visited by the tourists. During September and October, a few Chinese tourists interested in hiking will also come to this place for fun.Jiankou Great Wall is well-known for its steepness. There is one section is called "Ca Bian Guo" which means the wall is so narrow that only one person can go through at a time. Moreover, you will encounter a section of the Wall is named "San Shi Ba Deng", which is with 70 to 80 degree slop. "Mini Potala Palace" is another exciting section of the wall, which is built on the narrow and steep mountain range. Once you reach "sky stairs" there, you will start going down from the Wall. The entire hiking time is about 4 to 5 hours, and you surely will enjoy it very much.Overnight stay in the local farmer's house Day 2: Gubeikou - Jinshanling (B, L, D) Your guide will take you to Gubeikou Great wall (20 minutes driving time) after breakfast. Once upon arrival, you will walk through a small village and farmland before ascending the Gubeikou Great Wall. After 3 to 4 hours hiking, you will reach the 24-hole Guard Tower, where is the highest place of this section. In additional, you will find the vicissitude of history along the way, such as the bullet holes and damages on the Towers will take you back to the 1930s. Your tour guide will share with about some part of history prior to the second Sino-Japanese War. You will have lunch in the local farmer's house, walk towards Zhuanduokou at Jinshanling Great wall after lunch,you will finish the tour today. Overnight stay in the local farmer's house Day 3: Jinshanling - Simatai West - Beijing (B, L) See the Sunrise with your package breakfast at the Jinshanling Great Wall, a complicated and well preserved fortification systems and possesses the largest number of watchtowers. These watchtowers (5-8 meters height) were made by huge bricks, and each one built in a different architectural style. Then, you will hike towards the Simatai Great Wall direction for another 3 hours, and you will see the East 5-hole Guard Tower. If you want to hike further, you can carry on for 200 meters more and come back. Then, enjoy a nice lunch meal before you heading back to Beijing. The estimate time for arriving your Beijing hotel is between 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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