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A Private China Adventure Tour of the Great Wall – Beijing, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Simatai, Mutianyu

7 Days / 6 Nights – Tour Code (GWT)

Departs Daily (Tour operates between April and October)


The term “trip of a lifetime” can mean different things to different travelers. But for the active enthusiast, trekking the magnificent Great Wall of China would indeed be the trip of a lifetime!

Imagine stepping foot on man’s greatest construction endeavor, tracing the footsteps of the great Chinese civilization that dates over three thousand years, and replaying the moments of glory and despair of ancient battlegrounds that span the rise and fall of numerous imperial kingdoms — now imagine a once in a lifetime chance to challenge, confirm or simply admire its legends, panoramic beauty, and physically overwhelming truths by embarking an implausible trekking adventure atop arguably the greatest architecture achievement of mankind: The Great Wall of China.

This awe-inspiring adventure takes you to several of the most spectacular sections of this enormous 4000-mile “giant dragon” that meanders up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus throughout Northern China, built by over one million people over 100 years. Your expedition features invigorating treks that challenge the body and mind rewarded by stunning panoramas, spectacular waterfall excursions, cultural-inspiring visits to remote farms and villages, and priceless memories that will last a lifetime.

Special discounted airfares are available for this tour — contact us for details.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights accommodations (basic) during trekking tour per itinerary
  • Most meals per itinerary
  • Private Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Park Plaza Beijing. Enjoy the afternoon and evening in the bustling city of Beijing at your leisure.

Day 2. Beijing
Today’s city tour includes the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. Enjoy a Peking Duck dinner in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3. Beijing / Badaling (5 km)
We begin the day with a drive to the Great Wall at Badaling, the Wall’s most famous and best restored section. Commence your Great Wall expedition by embarking a 3-hour trek to Shuiguan, a rare architecture used as a strategic defense mechanism using water against invaders during the Ming Dynasty. Return to Beijing and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 4. Jinshanling / Gubeikou (12 km)
This morning depart for the Great Wall at Jinshanling by road located about 140 km northeast of Beijing. Enjoy an invigorating 4-5 hour trek, starting with a hike along twisting mountain roads through nearby isolated villages followed by an undulating path along the Great Wall to Gubeikow. Overnight at JINSHANLING LODGE or Similar. (B,L,D)

Day 5. Jinshanling / Simitai (12 km)
After breakfast, we begin a full day of trekking to Simitai. This expedition boasts spectacular scenery and covers 32 watchtowers along steep mountain slopes in the northern border of Beijing. You will enjoy spectacular mountain ranges with China on one side and Mongolia on the other. This stretch at Simatai retains the original look of the Great Wall built during the Ming Dynasty. We descend down to the small town of Simatai for an overnight stay at WULINSHAN HOTEL or Similar. (B,L,D)

Day 6. Mutianyu / Beijing (10 km)
Drive to Mutianyu in the morning and enjoy a panoramic cable car ride to the top of the wall. We conclude our trekking adventure with a hike along the Wall at Mutianyu. The highlight of the day is the steep ascend up the Heavenly Stairway to a high viewing vista. Once there, you can admire stunning panorama of the vast and endless Great Wall of China. Transfer back to Beijing in the afternoon. Overnight at the Park Plaza Beijing. (B,L,D)

Day 7. Depart Beijing
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

PRICE CHART

2016 Price Chart (Tour operates between April and October only)

Hotels

Twin Sharing

Single Supplement

LS HS LS HS

As listed above

2,145 2,225 765 805


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Tour requires minimum of two passengers to operate.
  • Low Season (LS) March, June – August
  • High Season (HS) April – May; September – November
  • Accommodations during trekking portion of trip VERY BASIC
  • Price excludes airfares, personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • China visa required for entry. Not included in package. Passport must be valid at least 6 months from date of trip return.


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