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  • Huangyaguan Great Wall
  • Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Shanhai Pass / Shanhai Guan
  • Simatai Great Wall of Beijing
  • The Old Dragon Head (Laolongtou) Scenic Spot

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11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour

Tour Code: CHTT01
Tour Duration: 11 Days
Destination: Beijing
Tour overview: Great Wall, which winds for around 8852 kilometers in North China, has been being known throughout the world as one of the Eight World Wonders and attracting millions of visitors from home and abroad. Hike in different section of it and you can feel its great splendor! 

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11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour 11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour 11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour 11 Days Great Wall Hiking Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing/Old Dragon's Head/Shanhaiguan Pass After an early breakfast we will have 4 hours drive from Beijing to The Old Dragon Head (Laolongtou) Scenic Spot .
After lunch, we will hike 3 kms from Chenghailou Tower to Shanhai Pass / Shanhai Guan . We tour around the tower of Shanhaiguan.Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel. Details...
B,L,D
Day 3 Jiaoshan/Sandaoguan This morning, we drive to the foot of Jiaoshan and start our hiking with ascending to the peak.
In late afternoon, we get to a village by Sandaoguan which is the trail end of hour hiking today.
Then, we drive back Shanhai Pass / Shanhai Guan . Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel. Details...
B,L,D
Day 4 Dongjiakou/Great Wall Village We drive about 40 kms to Dongjiakou after breakfast.
The trek from Dongjiakou starts with the various construction with embossment on some of the arches which are very rare to see. About 2.5 hours later, we descend down the wall to a local family for lunch. Hike another 3-4 hours along the Great Wall to another direction near the Village.Overnigh Home stay in Great Wall Village. Details...
B,L,D
Day 5 Luweishan/Liujiakou/Zunhua After breakfast, we drive 2 hours about 130kms to Luweishan(Deer Tail Hill). It is about 4-5 kms and the trekking will take us about 5 hours till we get to Liujiakou village. Then we drive to Zunhua town for hotel check in.Overnight in Zunhua International Hotel. Details... B,L,D
Day 6 Zunhua/Huangyaguan Hike about 3 hours in another section of the Great Wall near Zunhua.
After lunch, drive to Huangyaguan Great Wall . If you like, you can climb a small section of Huangyaguan on the western section. Overnight in Huangya Shanzhuang. Details...
B,L,D
Day 7 Huangyaguan/Simatai This morning, we drive about 20 minutes up to This morning, we drive about 20 minutes up to Taipingzhai village, where we start our 3-4 kms hiking from Taipingzhai to Huangyaguan Great Wall .
After lunch, we drive to Simatai. After check into the hotel, if time permits, we come to hike the eastern section of Simatai Great Wall of Beijing . Overnight in Changcheng Shanzhuang. Details...
B,L,D
Day 8 Simatai/Jinshanling Great Wall We start to 12 kms hike westwards to Jinshanling Great Wall , around 12km. Overnight in Jinshanling Hotel. Details... B,L,D
Day 9 Jinshanling Great Wall/Jiankou This morning, we will hike along the Great Wall from Jinshanling Great Wall to Gubeikou, it's 12 km and need about 4 hours hike.
In the afternoon, we get to Gubeikou town and drive about 1 hour to Huairou town. Then keep on driving to Xizhazi village by Jiankou Great Wall and so convenient to explore different section of the Wall. Overnight Home stay in Xizhazi Village. Details...
B,L,D
Day 10 Jiankou/Beijing This morning, we will have a hike on the other section of Jiankou Great Wall.
Then we drive to Huairou town for lunch, followed with a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall , In Mutianyu, we hike up to the peak of the mountain.
In late afternoon, we drive 2.5 hours back to downtown of Beijing. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B,L
Day 11 Beijing Free at leisure until be met and transferred to airport for your flight home. Details... B
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Your guide will give you a briefing of the schedule of the next few days, and will answer your questions. Rest of the day will be your free time; you can explore the city by yourself or just relax.

Day 2 Beijing to Old Dragon's Head to Shanhaiguan (B,L,D)

Beijing to Old Dragon's Head to Shanhaiguan (B,L,D)

After an eraly breakfast we will have 4 hours drive from Beijing to Old Dragon's Head (Laolongtou).

After lunch, we will hike 3 kms from Chenghailou Tower to Shanhaiguan Pass which is appraised as the First Pass Under Heaven. Shanhaiguan had played an incomparable strategic important role in China's history. Then, we tour around the tower of Shanhaiguan

Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel.

Day 3 Jiaoshan to Sandaoguan (B,L,D)

Jiaoshan to Sandaoguan (B,L,D)

This morning, we will drive to the foot of Jiaoshan and start our hiking with ascending to the peak. After Jiaoshan, we keep on hiking downhill and uphill for a couple of times, you will enjoy the amazing scenery. We will have lunch box.

In late afternoon, we get to a village by Sandaoguan which is the trail end of hour hiking today. Then, we drive back Shanhaiguan.

Overnight in Haisheng Garden Hotel.

Day 4 Dongjiakou to Great Wall Village (B, L, D)

Dongjiakou to Great Wall Village (B, L, D)

This morning, we will drive about 40 kms to Dongjiakou after breakfast.

The trek from Dongjiakou starts with the various construction with embossment on some of the arches which are very rare to see. About 2.5 hours later, we descend down the wall to a local family for lunch.

Hike another 3-4 hours along the Great Wall to another direction near the Village.

Overnight Home stay in Great Wall Village.

Day 5 Luweishan to Liujiakou (B, L, D)

Luweishan to Liujiakou (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will drive 2 hours about 130kms to Luweishan, which means the hill of Deer Tail for its formation. The Great Wall on this section is also wild and renowned as Great Wall in the Water.

It is about 4-5 kms and the trekking will take us about 5 hours till we get to Liujiakou village.

Then we drive to Zunhua town for hotel check in.

Overnight in Zunhua International Hotel.

Day 6 Zunhua to Huangyaguan (B,L,D)

Zunhua to Huangyaguan (B,L,D)

This morning we will hike about 3 hours in another section of the Great Wall near Zunhua.

After lunch, we drive to Huangyaguan Great Wall. Huangya, (yellow cliff), named after the yellowish hills and rocks nearby. It was originally built in Tianbao 7th of Beiqi (557 A D), the Huangyaguan was mainly repaired for the first time in Ming Dynasty with bricks under the leadership of General Qi Jiguang.

If weather permits, we could admire the sunset over the Yellow cliff from our hotel. Also if you like, you can climb a small section of Huangyaguan on the western sectioin.

Overnight in Huangya Shanzhuang.

Day 7 Huangyaguan to Simatai (B,L,D)

Huangyaguan to Simatai (B,L,D)

This morning, we drive about 20 minutes up to Taipingzhai village, then we will start our 3-4 kms hiking from there to Huangyaguan.

After lunch, we drive to Simatai Great Wall, which is well known for its ruggedness. The construction of Simatai Great Wall started under the supervision of General Qi Jiguang in the early Hongwu years (1368-1398) of the Ming Dynasty. It is 5 km long with all together 35 watchtowers.

After check into the hotel, if time permits, we come to hike the eastern section of Simatai Great Wall.

Overnight in Changcheng Shanzhuang.

Day 8 Hike from Simatai to Jinshanling (B,L,D)

Hike from Simatai to Jinshanling (B,L,D)

Today, we will hike from Simatai westwards to Jinshanling, it's around 12 kms.

The Jinshanling Great Wall was initially built from 1368 to 1389, also mainly directed by General Qi Jiguang. The 700 meters elevated Great Wall is about seven to eight meters high and five to six meters wide, which is made of brick and stone and its Watching Beijing Tower is on the highest position, where people say they could see Beijing right from here.

Overnight in Jinshanling Hotel.

Day 9 Jinshanling to Jiankou (B,L,D)

Jinshanling to Jiankou (B,L,D)

In the morning, we start 12 km about 4 hours hike along the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou.

In the afternoon, we get to Gubeikou town and drive about 1 hour to Huairou town. Then keep on driving to Xizhazi village by Jiankou Great Wall and so convenient to explore different section of the Wall.

Jiankou has a large range of the Great Wall and worth to explore around for a couple of days.

Overnight Home Stay in Xizhazi Village.

Day 10 Jiankou to Beijing (B,L)

Jiankou to Beijing (B,L)

This morning, after a hike on the other section of Jiankou Great Wall, we drive to Huairou town for lunch, followed with a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall. In Mutianyu, we hike up to the peak of the mountain and come back the same way.

Afternoon, we drive 2.5 hours back to downtown of Beijing.

Day 11 Beijing Departure (B)

Transfer via: International flight on your own arrangement

Free at leisure until your guide meet you in your hotel lobby and then transfer you to airport for your flight home.

Comment on our service from Kathleen & Pam, Australia
We thank you very much for your organizing.On the whole we had a wonderful time and were very well looked after by both guides and drivers.Our stay in China was wonderful.

Take maglev train in Shanghai Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai

Tongli water townI hope this letter finds you well.

We finally arrived home from our trip last Thursday the 17th.

As promised I am writing to you about our experience in China and we thank you very much for your organizing.

On the whole we had a wonderful time and were very well looked after by both guides and drivers we would especially like to thank Linda and Cynthia which we would highly recommend. They both gave really excellent service in every way including punctuality, information and restaurants that were chosen for lunches, the food was delicious. 

The cruise on the Huangpu River was cancelled because of bad weather which couldn't be helped so the guide offered us an Acrobatic Show which we enjoyed very much. We had a lovely time on day 3 to Tongli water town.

Our stay in China was wonderful.

Best regards,

Kathleen & Pam

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Comment on our service from Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well. We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Dear Molly,

Hope you have been well.

We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours.

Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well.

We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Regards,

Mrs Wee

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Comment on our service from Brod, Australia
Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020.

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Hi Sandy,

Thank you for a great first tour together. I appreciate that it was a big commitment for you to be away from your office & family for such a long time. I know you would have missed your young son a lot. I am also very grateful for your huge personal effort that you put into the detailed planning.

The local guides were all great - Sally, Amanda & Benny. Regarding the itinerary, I think we have an excellent itinerary for the beginning and the end, but the middle of the tour needs to be changed.

Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020. Jo & I might travel up one day ahead of the group to meet you and have dinner with you.

Best regards,

Brod


 

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Comment on our service from Jayne Ellen Wilgus, USA
You put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was very accommodating and helped us see as much as possible in the two remaining days.  

We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Thank you for all of your help in putting together this trip.

Best,

Jayne


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Comment on our service from Arnold Demeyere, Belgium

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

Dear friends of visitourchina,


We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter.

For us, it would be the first visit to China and we needed some support to organise this as I wanted to organise it all by myself (hotel, plane, visa, …). But as I was organising everything I felt the need of some extra support and help from people of China (for instance English talking guide, English talking organiser in China to take us around in a personal tour).

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. And they “give” us Molly Mo as contact person. It was a winning number from the lottery !

Molly took care of us like “a real mother” ! No question I’ve asked her, she answered them immediately with her advice and experience. Always in a very friendly and positive way, adding a human sense so we were even more longing to visit Nanning and it’s people. Molly organised our guide in Nanning, Wendy, who was TOP for us. Wendy took care of us, from early morning till evening with a very professional view on guiding adding a good human sense to her work. We were so good prepared we had one day on our own and we could fill in without problems.

It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

So, we came back from Nanning after a too short stay with very positive feelings, hoping once more to visit China again.

We’re very grateful to Molly in the first place. She is the ideal person to represent Visitourchina. She take care of my many, many questions with a great heart, she had many patience with us and she never disappointed us, her answers give us the extra love for China and it’s people. Visitourchina must be happy with her.

It's a pity we couldn’t see her to transform our personal gratitude to her. Many, many, many thanks !


I hope this is not my least mail to you, I would miss our contacts,


Arnold en Rattana Demeyere




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Comment on our service from Brandon Michael Driggs,USA

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Hi Molly,

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes.

We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Best wishes,

Brandon


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