Walk the Great Wall of China

Centuries after its construction, China’s Great Wall remains one of humankind’s engineering marvels. At over 21,000km (13,048 mi) in length, the Wall is a trip in and of itself. You won’t tackle the whole thing on this 10-day trip, but you’ll 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 China’s most captivating attractions. The Wall’s been standing for centuries. Isn’t it about time you turned up?

10 days.

From £849pp

Your tour to Beijing includes:

  • Hands-On: Tea Art Lesson, Beijing. Great Wall entrances and trek (6 days). Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square guided tour. Qing Tombs Exploration. Luggage transfer on every hiking day.
  • Meals Included
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation
  • Hotels (4 nts), simple guesthouses (5 nts)
  • Group Size Notes
  • Max 16, avg 10
  • Transport
  • Local bus, walking.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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

Day 3 Beijing/Jiankou (1B, 1D)

Transfer to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Enjoy a hike along the Great Wall followed by a drive to Jiankou Village in the afternoon. Spend the night in Jiankou Village.

Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek

Transport:
Private Vehicle
Private Vehicle

Day 4 Jiankou/Gubeikou (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike Jiankou village and visit the Great Wall in the morning. In the afternoon, transfer to Gubeikou and explore the village before getting settled at the guesthouse. Once settled, find some inner peace with a Tai Chi lesson before dinner.

Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek
Tai Chi Lesson

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Day 5 Gubeikou (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy scenes of vast landscapes and wild greenery as the Crouching Tiger portion of the Great Wall is known for containing unrestored portions of the original wall. Crowned with a two-storey watch tower, jump back in time and get a glimpse of ancient China.

Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek: Crouching Tiger

Day 6 Gubeikou/Huangyaguan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike the wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Maintenance of the Wall starts improving here and walking becomes easier along the way. Walk through this rolling landscape and see the watchtowers that disappear over the horizon.


Additional Notes:
Due to the closure of Jinshanling Great Wall, the hike along the wall will end where Gubeikou meets Jinshanling.

Included Activities:
Great Wall Trek: Jinshanling

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Day 7 Huangyaguan (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

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

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.

Day 10 Beijing (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Other important information

  • Dossier Disclaimer
  • The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
  • Important Notes
  • As we use (sometimes crowded) local transport and at times travel by foor please note backpacks are required for this trip (not suticases).
  • Medical Form
  • Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: .

Not included in the tour

  • Meal Budget
  • Local Flights
  • All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
  • Meals
  • Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs, however this may vary depending on the city. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
  • Solo Travellers
  • We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
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