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

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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 Juliana & Joe, USA
We are back home and I just wanted to send you a note and let you know again how pleased we were with the tour package that you put together for us. It was last minute and I realize this made things more difficult for you. Everything worked out so very well!

We are back home and I just wanted to send you a note and let you know again how pleased we were with the tour package that you put together for us.  It was last minute and I realize this made things more difficult for you.  Everything worked out so very well!

All of our guides were wonderful.  We wanted to send a special letter to let you know that we were most impressed with our last guide, Mr. Yak (Tserang).  He was with us for the Tiger Leaping Gorge hike and then in Shangri La.  He was the high light of our trip!  Mr. Yak was so very helpful, knowledgable about the culture and the area and he was tremendously thoughtful and professional.  Joe and I have traveled the world quite extensively and can say that Mr. Yak was one of the best guides we have ever experienced. 

We certainly will reach out to you again when we are ready for our next trip to China.

Thank you,

Juliana Jamail

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Comment on our service from Gloria Rabanal, Mexico
I really enjoyed my tour in Xian despite of the high temperature. The information provided by the guide was relevant from a historical point of view. She was kind and she tried to answer all my questions.

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Thank you very much for your letter, I really enjoyed my tour in Xian despite of the high temperature. In this context, it was helpful to have a transportation with air conditioning, thanks you also for the bottle of water, I suggest you to have the bottle of water cold and to keep them in an ice box.
Terra-cotta Warriors in Xian, China   Ancient City Wall in Xian, China

The information provided by the Guide (Aria) was relevant from a historical point of view. She was kind and she tried to answer all my questions.
I also would like to suggest to include a visit to the Bell and Drum Towers in the Two Days tour.
Xi'an tour Tour in Xi'an, China

I am attaching some pictures from the trip.

Best regards,
Gloria Rabanal

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Comment on our service from Gracie Chan, USA
Just wanted to thank you for making our trip such an enjoyable experience. My family and I had a great time.

Just wanted to thank you for making our trip such an enjoyable experience. My family and I had a great time. Our guide, David, in Huangshan is very knowledgeable and most accommodating. He takes pride in his work and his cultural heritage. We learned a lot from him. 

I will certainly seek out your services 
again and recommend your tour company to my family and friends.

Have a great day!

Regards,
Gracie Chan

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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
I want to thank you for the excellent planning of the tour and the guiding, especially also to my local tour guide.

Sorry for my late reply, but I was after returning from my VisitOurChina tour to Zhangjiajie very busy. I want to thank you for the excellent planning of the tour and the guiding, especially also to my local tour guide. 

I am again planning for a new travel to China in November and want to ask you for again your support.

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.

Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

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Comment on our service from David Steele, Australia

All our tours in Shanghai were great and the service was fantastic. And our Beijing tours was hit and miss a little bit.

Just a little feedback of our recent tours with you.

All our tours in Shanghai were great and the service was fantastic.

And our Beijing tours was hit and miss a little bit.

The guide we had for the tour of Tiananmen Square and Summer Place along with Forbidden City she was fantastic forgot her name, sorry.

I think you supplied the guide name Rocky what a blast we had with him number one guy.

So our top guides were Miss Keely or Ping along with Rocky and Miss Zhang.

I’ve been sick since we returned so that's why late feed back.


Best wishes,
David Steele

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