Walking the Great Wall Overview

    • 8
    • CBKG
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,359
      CAD $1,377
      AUD $1,426
      EUR €990
      GBP £855
      NZD $1,692
      ZAR R12,996
      CHF FR1,224
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Walking
    • Comfort
Book

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel to China and take a trek along the incredible Great Wall

Experience the Great Wall of China in all its glory by taking a stroll along this ancient highway. Dating back 2,000 years, the Great Wall was originally made of compacted earth and was envisaged as a way to keep out marauding nomads from the north. While this structure is beginning to show its incredible age, it is still remarkable to see these ancient ruins twisting their way across the breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Visit several reinforced and restored sections of the wall, learn about Chinese history from a well-versed local guide and dine on traditional regional delicacies. Complemented with time in Beijing, this Great Wall adventure is a wonderful way to experience one of the world’s most iconic sites and to see imperial China at its grandest.

  • Learn about China's imperial history in the Forbidden City
  • Travel across china's beautiful natural landscapes
  • Stop in at the Eastern Qing Tombs
  • Sample local life on a homestay in Gubeikou
  • Spy the Coiling Dragon and Crouching Tiger mountains
  • Learn about the defensive designs of Mutianyu

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Beijing, China
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (6 nts)
  • Transport:

  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Temple of Heaven Park, Great Wall - Gubeikou section, Great Wall - Jinshanling section, Great Wall - Mutianyu section, Great Wall - Taipingzhai & Huangyagyan section, Hebei Province - Eastern Qing Tombs

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    397kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $1,359
    CAD $1,377
    AUD $1,426
    EUR €990
    GBP £855
    NZD $1,692
    ZAR R12,996
    CHF FR1,224
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $169
    CAD $172
    AUD $178
    EUR €123
    GBP £106
    NZD $211
    ZAR R1,624
    CHF FR153
Book

About China

Walking the Great Wall Summary

Add to Shortlist

Days 1-2 Beijing

Sprawling and space-age at one turn, ancient and timeworn the next, Beijing is about as mega as metropolises get. Discover China's heaving heart while wandering through the city's hutongs (laneways) before meeting the group and heading out for an optional welcome dinner. Then get a glimpse of bygone dynastic grandeur on a guided tour through the Forbidden City, an imperial enclave only opened up to foreigners relatively recently.

Day 3 Taipingzhai to Huangyaguan

Visit the tombs of Qing royalty in Hebei Province before arriving at the world's most monumental wall. Trek out to Huangyaguan, named after the yellowish hills and rocks of the surrounding landscape, and bed down in a small guesthouse located at its base.

Day 4 Jinshanling Great Wall

Walk the scenic route from Jinshanling to Erchu. More than 500 years old, largely unrestored and surrounded by some splendid scenery, the best thing about this section of the wall could well be having it all to yourself!

Day 5 Jinshanling to Gubeikou

Continue on to Gubeikou, where some of Chinese history's most epic battles were played out. Set against the verdant Coiling Dragon and Crouching Tiger mountains, the numerous temples and watchtowers adorning the wall make for some exceptional photo opportunities.

Day 6 Mutianyu Great Wall

Travel to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, a part that was built in the early Ming dynasty, and take in the imposing terraced fortress of Zheng Bei Tai. The neighbouring section of Jiankou was built with large white rocks and is perched atop dramatic mountain passes with sheer cliffs on either side. Some parts of the path are in such disrepair that it can be a difficult climb, but this is what keeps it relatively crowd-free.

Days 7-8 Beijing

Choose whether to hike the precarious Jiankou section of the Great Wall. Then, return to Beijing for a final night in this intriguing city. Perhaps head out to catch a Beijing Opera recital or gather the group for a final chow down on China's world-famous culinary delights.
    • 8
    • CBKG
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,359
      CAD $1,377
      AUD $1,426
      EUR €990
      GBP £855
      NZD $1,692
      ZAR R12,996
      CHF FR1,224
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Walking
    • Comfort
Book