2-day Small group Iconic Great Wall Hiking at Gubeikou&Jinshanling led by farmer

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Shanhaiguan

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This two-day hiking provides you with many original towers and challenge in remote sections of the Great Wall in an affordable way. The driver will pick you up at downtown meeting point and then drive to the Great Wall, and the local farmer guide will greet you upon arrival. The farmer guide will escort you for 2 days hiking on the Wall. Gubeikou & Jinshanling are far away from Beijing, less-visited all year round. There's also a chance to learn the daily life in rural China.
ItineraryDay 1: Beijing to GubeikouStop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, BeijingGubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan in the east and Juyongguan in the west, was a key strategic target in military campaigns since ancient times. Protecting these three passes was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. There was also a fierce battle between Chinese and Japanese in the 2nd World War. The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan Mountain are breathtaking.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Great Wall Inn GubeikouDay 2: Jinshanling to BeijingStop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping County, HebeiJinshanling offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watchtowers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • air-con vehicle with experienced driver
  • limited English-speaking local farmer guide,mainly for leading the way instead of history commentary
  • one night twin-shared accommodation at local guesthouse near the Great Wall
  • unlimited bottled water; meals listed in the itinerary (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • a certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Gubeikou
  • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall

What’s not included

  • travel insurance
  • cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slideway) or any other additional local facilities
  • personal expenses

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Lunch included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing to Gubeikou Stop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, Beijing Gubeikou, along with the passes at Shanhaiguan in the east and Juyongguan in the west, was a key strategic target in military campaigns since ancient times. Protecting these three passes was considered vital for keeping Beijing safe from the Mongolian nomads. There was also a fierce battle between Chinese and Japanese in the 2nd World War. The vistas of the sinuous Wall snaking its way over the ridges of the Yanshan Mountain are breathtaking. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Great Wall Inn Gubeikou
Day 2: Jinshanling to Beijing Stop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping County, Hebei Jinshanling offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watchtowers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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