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Walk the Great Wall of China
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Centuries after its construction, Chinas Great Wall remains one of humankinds engineering marvels. At over 21,000km (13,048 mi) in length, the Wall is a trip in and of itself. You wont tackle the whole thing on this ten-day trip, but youll return home with a deeper understanding of the life that goes on around and upon it. The Beijing-to-Beijing route will take you to small villages that have stood for centuries in the shadow of this massive tribute to human will and introduce you to the cuisine, culture, and history that make this one of Chinas most captivating attractions. The Walls been standing for centuries. Isnt it about time you turned up?

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 141593
  • Starts: Beijing, China
  • Finishes: Beijing, China
You will Visit
  • Beijing

Itinerary

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Day 1: Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Beijing (1B)

Discover the history of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, then enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and tea art lesson, where you learn about the benefits of drinking tea and how best to taste it.

Included Activities:
Forbidden City Tour
Tiananmen Square
Tea Art Lesson

03

Day 3: Beijing/Gubeikou (1B, 1D)

Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall. Visit Mutianyu Great Wall then drive to Gubeikou in the afternoon.

Additional Notes:
Please note that due to restoration and maintenance of the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, portions of the trek may be altered.

Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek

Transport:
Private Vehicle
Private Vehicle

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Day 4: Gubeikou (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the morning, stop for a tai chi lesson to stretch your legs before the hike. Trek around Gubeikou to visit sections of wall are in very different conditions then Mutianyu. Head back and staying in the farmer's village for the night.

Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek: Gubeikou
Tai Chi Lesson

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 5: Gubeikou/Jinshanling (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue along the Great Wall, hiking from Gubeikou towards Jinshanling. Today is the longest day of walking, with the trail offering chances to see the restoration of the Wall along the way. Sleep in a guesthouse at the foot of the Wall itself.

Included Activities:
Tai Chi Lesson
Great Wall Trek: Gubeikou to Jinshanling

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Day 6: Jinshanling (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hiking along the wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. The Wall starts to get more well maintained here, and walking becomes easier along the way. Walk through this rolling landscape and see the watchtowers that disappear over the horizon.


Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek: Jinshanling

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Day 7: Jinshanling/Huangyaguan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive to Huangyaguan Great Wall in Tian Jin after breakfast. Enjoy the last day trekking along the Wall at Huangyaguan, named for the bright yellow flowers that appear in this region. Spend the night in a guesthouse.

Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek: Huangyuguan to Jixian

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

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Day 8: Huangyaguan/Beijing (1B)

Explore Qing Tombs on the way back to Beijing. Arrive in Beijing around noon and enjoy half day free time.

Included Activities:
Qing Tombs Exploration

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

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Day 9: Beijing (1B)

Today is free to explore Beijing. Take a tour of the ancient hutongs (alleyways) in Beijing's Old City. Other options include the Summer Palace or a visit to a Tibetan monastery.

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Day 10: Beijing (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Great Wall entrances and trek (6 days)
    • Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square guided tour
    • Tai chi lesson
    • Tea ceremony
    • Chinese cooking class
    • Luggage transfer on every hiking day
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (4 nts), simple guesthouses (5 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Beijing's Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • Trek along the Great Wall
  • Sleep in rural villages
  • Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and a tai chi lesson