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Walk the Great Wall of China Adventure Tour

Asia

  • 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 10-day trip, but you'll return home with a deeper understanding of 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?


Highlights

Explore Beijing's Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, trek along the Great Wall, sleep in rural villages, enjoy a tai chi lesson


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Beijing. Great Wall entrances and trek (6 days). Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square guided tour. Qing Tombs exploration. Luggage transfer on every hiking day.


Accommodation

Hotels (4 nts), simple guesthouses (5 nts).


Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


Transport

Local bus, walking.


Group Leader Description

All our G Adventures group trip is accompanied by a G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in China. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a good deal, so our general advice is to pack as lightly as possible. As this itinerary has a fairly active theme we suggest a good pair of hiking boots or shoes as well as sunglasses and a hat. There is luggage transfer for every day of hiking, so you will not be carrying your full bag at all times, although we recommend bringing a good quality daypack for your everyday needs while walking. Do not bring any knives or swords into China (gifts or otherwise). If they do make it into the country, they will not be permitted on trains. If you purchase a knife or sword while travelling elsewhere before arriving in China your best option is to post/mail it home before entering the country as no post/mail companies in China will accept it as a parcel.

Day 1 Beijing

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Day 2 Beijing

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Day 3 Beijing/Jiankou

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Day 4 Gubeikou

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Day 5 Gubeikou

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Day 6 Jinshanling

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Day 7 Huangyaguan

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Day 8 Huangyaguan/Beijing

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Day 9 Beijing

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Day 10 Beijing

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Details

Prices from: €1299.00

Duration: 10 Days

Trip Style: Active

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 4 - Demanding

Group Size Notes: Max: 15

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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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