Enjoy a first-rate experience of China's Great Wall with a local guide

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 Dating back 2,000 years, the Great Wall was originally made of compacted earth and was envisaged as a way to keep out marauding nomads from the north.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 countryside. Visit several reinforced and restored sections of the wall and take a guided walk along this monolithic structure. Travel at a leisurely pace and enjoy a picnic amid the breathtaking scenery of the Chinese countryside. Complemented with time in Beijing, this Great Wall adventure is a wonderful way to experience one of the world’s most iconic sights and to see imperial China at its grandest.

Start
Beijing, China
Finish
Beijing, China
Countries
China
Themes
Short Breaks - Group Adventures, Walking
Code
CBAW
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
397kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Learn about the fascinating history of China
  • Travel through rural landscapes
  • Feast on Chinese cuisine
  • Experience vibrant Beijing
  • Trek along the incredible Great Wall
  • Picnic with views over the landscape of China

Itinerary

Arrive in China's enigmatic capital and use free time to explore this sprawling city. Find a bargain at the wonderful silk markets, see Beijing's vibrant hutongs by rickshaw or try some piping-hot dumplings.
Stretching over 6,000 km, the Great Wall is an almost unbelievable feat of ancient engineering and a lasting reminder of Chinese imperial history. Hike with a local guide through remote areas and past crumbling staircases and watchtowers overgrown with vegetation. In places, the Great Wall zigzags up inclines and straddles peaks like a suspension bridge, offering a chance to gaze out to mountain ranges in the distance.
Conquer the last part of the world's longest fortification and enjoy a picnic lunch on the wall before heading back to Beijing. Once in the city, why not seek out a restaurant offering Peking duck to celebrate the Great Wall experience.
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Inclusions

Meals
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Car
Accommodation
Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Complimentary departure transfer
  • Great Wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling trek
  • Great Wall - Mutianyu section
  • Great Wall - Wohushan section

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Important notes

1. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.
2. An airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

Trip notes

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