Great Wall Hiking

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Chongwenmen Hotel, Beijing to null

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Walking along the Great Wall including the most beautiful sections of Great Wall around Beijing, including unrestored and less known sections. The breath-taking views are often without another traveller around! China’s Great Wall remains one of humankind’s engineering miracles. It was built or rebuilt in many dynasties since 200 B.C.. Besides a much more complete understanding of the Great Wall itself, you will find out sceneries, villages and life around it.
Day 1 Arrival / Beijing (D) Arrival in Beijing,make your own way to starting hotel. Relax before joining welcome meeting, orientation walk and prepare your appetite for the Peking duck welcome dinner. Day 2 Beijing (BL) Start from the morning to explore the amazing Beijing. Hop on a local bus heading to the world's largest city square - Tiananmen Square. Walk from the square into the former royal palace of 600 years - Forbidden City. Join in a beautiful taste of Beijing traditional culture in old living quarter. Day 3 Beijing / Mutianyu Hiking / Jiankou (BD) Leave 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 a hands-on learning of dumpling making in the evening. Day 4 Jiankou / Jinshanling Hiking / Gubeikou (BLD) Drive to Jinshanling village in the morning, start the day to walk along the beautiful section of Great Walls, then drive to our Gubeikou village for overnight. Day 5 Gubeikou / Panlongshan Great Wall Hiking / Taichi Class (BLD) Start from the village walk along the more original section of Great Wall, Panlong Shan Great Wall. Return to Gubeikou village around noon for lunch. Learn and practice some Taichi moves from your journey tour leader in the afternoon. Day 6 Gubeikou / Wohuling Great Wall Hiking / History Class (BLD) Head out in the morning for a less-known section of Great Wall, 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. Take a Chinese History Class before dinner. Day 7 Gubeikou / Beijing (BD) Drive back to Beijing, enjoy a free afternoon to explore more of the city or just relax before delicious farewell dinner. Day 8 Beijing / Departure Depart anytime for onward travelling.

What’s included

  • Accommodations:Local Comfort Hotels (10N), first class overnight sleeper train (1N) are described in the itinerary below.
  • Transportation: All transportation between cities and to/from included activities are included as described in the itinerary below.
  • Meals Included: 4 dinners, 10 breakfasts and 3 lunches are included as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Leader: English-speaking tour leader throughout the trip.
  • Included Activities:
  • Peking Duck dinner
  • Tiananmen Square & Forbidden city
  • Hutong Culture Tour (Rickshaw Riding, Lunch, Paper-cutting and Family Visit)
  • Great Wall Hiking - Mutianyu, Jingshanling, Wohuling, Gubeikou
  • Chinese History Lesson
  • Taiji Lesson
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified