Walk atop the Great Wall of China

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 Dating back 2,000 years, the Great Wall was originally made of compacted earth and was envisaged as a way to keep out marauding nomads from the north.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.

Beijing, China
Beijing, China
Short Breaks, Walking & Trekking
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 3
Carbon offset
204kg pp per trip


  • Enjoy a picnic lunch atop the Great Wall
  • Trek along both original and reconstructed sections of the Wall
  • Discover the delights of Beijing
  • Visit The Eastern Qing Tombs
  • Admire stunning scenery


Begin your adventure in China’s charismatic capital. Explore the city at your own pace. Perhaps select gifts from the delicate scarves and shawls at the silk markets, take a ride in a rickshaw, visit Tiananmen Square or hunt down some delicious Peking Duck. Maybe pick up some snacks for tomorrow’s big walk.
Head out to the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall to start your trek. Follow narrow zig-zagging paths atop this phenomenal structure. This section of wall is unreconstructed – admire the ruined watchtowers and watch your footing as you climb the crumbling staircases. On a clear day, you can see myriad mountain ranges lacing the horizon
Journey out to Mutianyu and walk a section of the Wall that has been restored. Admire sweeping views and enjoy a picnic before heading back to Beijing. Enjoy a stop en route at The Eastern Qing Tombs – the final resting place of five great Chinese emperors. This imperial mausoleum complex is the best preserved in the country.
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2 breakfasts
Private Bus
Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Great Wall - Gubeikou section
  • Great Wall - Jinshanling section
  • Great Wall - Taipingzhai section
  • Great Wall - Wohushan section
  • Hebei Province - Eastern Qing Tombs


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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. A complimentary airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

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