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Discovering The Great Wall

Highlights

  •  Hike from Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall
  •  Visit the Simatai Great Wall section
  •  Experience the customs of people living at the foot of the Great Wall
  •  Admire Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and The Summer Palace in Beijing
  •  Explore the Hutongs in Beijing's most traditional area
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Overview

No Extraordinary Experience is Obtained Ordinarily! Great Wall hiking is truly the best way to appreciate this colossal engineering effort; by trekking its sections, the story of the Great Wall of China comes alive! The wall passes over mountains. Its towers perch precariously atop rugged ridges, which when climbed will surprise and leave astonished even the most consumed trekking veteran

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Hiking Guide

Physical Ratings
Though physical fitness is an important part of our activities, you do not need to be an athlete or marathon runner to enjoy the hiking on the Great Wall of China. Most people in good health for their age can complete our hiking. Hiking on the Great Wall is walking holiday at your own pace enjoying the Great Wall Vista and cultural contrast to its fullest. Most first-time hikers are concerned that they won’t keep up but soon discover that a steady pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. These hikes are not running competition but walking holidays for people of all ages. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it. 
 
Our adventures are planned with reasonably paced itineraries, incredible attention to detail, and the right mix of fun, learning, and physical challenge that ensures a memorable trip. Whether you’re doing a day hike or multi-day hike, you will find our adventures both physically active and culturally rewarding.
 
Responsible Travel
Responsible Travel is about providing and having a more rewarding and fulfilling holiday. It’s about being culturally sensitive and minimising negative impacts on the environment. It’s about getting involved with the local people – ensuring that your tourist dollar benefits the community and that the local people are involved in decisions that affect their lives. It’s about helping to conserve the world’s wild places. It’s about sustainability and “giving something back”. By travelling responsibly, you’ll be making a positive contribution to the host community and environment you visit and ensuring that future travellers will enjoy the same privilege. 

 

The Tour Cost Includes

  • English Map of Beijing/China
  • Complimentary birthday cake and birthday card for the guest who has birthday while travelling in China
  • Service of professional English-speaking guide for Great Wall Tours
  • One Luxurious tourist bus with professional drivers in Beijing 
  • Meals as specified in itinerary 
  • Escorted sightseeing; Attractions and Cultural Shows Admissions as specified on itinerary 
  • Ground transportation including arrival/departure transfers as specified on itinerary
  • Hotel accommodations with breakfast daily for the trip except for the arrival day
  • Two bottles of water per client per day

Not Included in the Tour

  • International airfare to/from China, visa-processing fees, travels insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, excess luggage fees, telephone charges, room service and laundry charges
  • Gratitude to the guides, drivers and porters in China

Other Important Info

  • No hotels have been reserved. Hotels and tickets will be reserved upon your confirmation. 
  • Train/flight schedule are for reference only. If the specified fights are not available, we will reserve the flights with the same standard
  • Health requirements-Clients should take into account all international travel risks and familiarise themselves with health requirements applicable to the areas they intend to visit. The client is solely responsible for checking the safety and security conditions, vaccination, and other health requirements of governments in countries visited or transited. Travellers to Tibet are required to provide a doctor's certificate stating that he/she is fit to travel and his/her blood pressure and heart condition are normal. This is a necessary requirement because of the possible effect that the very high altitude may have on certain people.
  • Luggage allowance-In accordance with regulations of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, the free baggage allowance within China is 20kg for the economy class, 30kg for the business class, and 40kg for the first class, plus limited carry-on luggage. Excess baggage charges are the sole responsibility of the client. Regulations within China specify that all suitcases must have a locking device attached. Failure to follow this regulation may result in refusal by airport staff to load suitcases onto the aircraft.
 

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Discovering The Great Wall

Discovering The Great Wall

6 Days exploring 3 of the Best section of the Great Wall and Beijing's major attractions

Day 1
Beijing, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Water Town

Arrive in Beijing, will be met at the airport by our English Speaking guide and transferred to Great Wall at Gubeikou Section (81 miles from Beijing), and then hike from Gubeiou Section to Jinshanling Section (up to 5hours - 6,2 miles). In the later afternoon, bus meet group at Great Wall at Jinshanling Section, and transfer to Water Town. Alternatively, the client can hike only within Great Wall at Gubeikou Section for several hours depending on their time and strength. In the later afternoon, bus meet group at Great Wall at Gubeikou Section, and transfer to Water Town, a rare combination of Great Wall, Mountains, Lakes and Ancient Villages.Dinner and stay overnight in Water Town (LD)

Day 2
Water Town, Simatai

Enjoy the sunrise on the Great Wall in the morning Whole day hiking on Great Wall at Simatai Section. Both Simatai West and Simatai East (5-6 hours).Picnic sandwich lunch box will be prepared. Later afternoon, walk back to Water Town and take a little break before dinner. Dinner and stay overnight in Water Town. (BLD)

Day 3
Water Town, Beijing

Day tour in Water Town: clients can experience the local unique folk customs at the foot of Great Wall, i.e. living in the farmhouse; roaming the prosperous North Region Shopping Street; tasting barbeque and other typical cuisine and snacks in North China; visiting Yongshun Dye House, Zhenyuan Escort Agency, Sima Liquor, Eight-Banner Chamber and many other scenic spots of the Ancient Town. Later afternoon, transfer to Beijing, have dinner. Overnight in Beijing. (BLD)

Day 4
Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City. Explore the hutong area of Nanluoguxiang and take lunch. In the afternoon visit the Summer Palace, the imperial lakes and resorts created for Empress Cixi. (BLD)

Day 5
Beijing

Free day in the morning. Lunch on clients own. Peking duck dinner in the evening. (Private room reserved) (BD)

Day 6
Beijing, Home Country

Transfer to airport for flight back to home or take a flight to another city to start extension. (B)

Hotels

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