9 nights in 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 ten-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?
|Hotels (4 nts), simple guesthouses (5 nts)|
|9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
All prices listed are in Chinese Yuan (CNY), per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Beijing ▪ Great Wall entrance - CNY 45.00 ▪ Cable car at Great Wall - CNY 60.00 ▪ Toboggan at Great Wall - CNY 60.00 ▪ Forbidden City - CNY 60.00 ▪ Temple of Heaven - CNY 35.00 (Taxi 12 CNY per taxi from your hotel) ▪ Summer Palace - transfer - CNY2 PP by subway (Taxi or Subway) ▪ Summer Palace - CNY 50.00 (30main entry; 10 Cixi Museum; 10 Dragon boat) ▪ Lama Temple - CNY 25.00 (Subway 2 CNY PP) ▪ Legend of Gongfu Beijing - CNY200-680 ▪ Acrobatic Performance Beijing - CNY180-880 ▪ Beijing Opera Performance - CNY180-680 ▪ Hutong Trishaw Cycle Tour - CNY100-150 ▪ Bike tour Drum Tower & Houhai - CNY 25.00 (Bike Rental) ▪ Factory 798 Art & Galleries - Free ▪ Tiananmen Square - Free ▪ Beijing Duck - CNY100-150 ▪ Hutong Cycle tour - 100-150 ***Please note these are examples of the entrance fees charged, this does not include hiring transport to/from the destination (unless stated otherwise)
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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
Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall. Visit Mutianyu Great Wall then drive to Gubeikou in the afternoon. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
In the morning, stop for a tai chi lesson to stretch your legs before the hike. Trek around Gubeikou to visit sections of wall are in very different conditions then Mutianyu. Head back and staying in the farmer's village for the night. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek: Gubeikou Tai Chi Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Continue along the Great Wall, hiking from Gubeikou towards Jinshanling. Today is the longest day of walking, with the trail offering chances to see the restoration of the Wall along the way. Sleep in a guesthouse at the foot of the Wall itself. Included Activities: Tai Chi Lesson Great Wall Trek: Gubeikou to Jinshanling
Hiking along the wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. The Wall starts to get more well maintained here, and walking becomes easier along the way. Walk through this rolling landscape and see the watchtowers that disappear over the horizon. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek: Jinshanling
Drive to Huangyaguan Great Wall in Tian Jin after breakfast. 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 Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
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 (3.00-4.00 hours)
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.
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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