Hike to Where the Great Wall Enters the SeaBeijing, Chengde, Qinhuangdao

Days 10
Destinations 3
Experiences 35

Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, Adventure, Nature

Experience the true majesty and scope of the Great Wall as you hike from Beijing to the Wall's easternmost point.

The tour starts in Beijing, giving you time to see all of the capital city's iconic sights, including the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. From Beijing, you begin your journey along the wall.

The first section you will hike is the scenic but challenging Jiankou Great Wall. You will then visit the well-known Mutianyu Great Wall and experience its thrilling toboggan slide (if you're brave enough, that is!). You will also have the opportunity to spend the night on the Great Wall, camping in a watchtower on the Gubeikou section just like the soldiers of old.

After this, you will continue east, taking in sections of the Great Wall near the former imperial summer resort of Chengde and finishing in the coastal city of Qinhuangdao. In Qinhuangdao, you will hike one of the best-preserved sections of the original Ming Dynasty Wall and stay in an ancient village that was built for soldiers and their families and is still inhabited by their descendants. Finally, you will cross through the famous "First Pass Under Heaven" and end where the Great Wall meets the sea at the so-called “Old Dragon's Head”.

Note that this tour is recommended for keen hikers.

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  • Airport Pickup & Transfer to Your Hotel - Your private guide and driver will escort you to your hotel and assist you with hotel check-in and any questions that you have about your travel arrangements. Once you have checked into your hotel, you will have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.
  • Overnight - Beijing

What's Included

  • Accommodation (tents and sleeping bags for camping are provided)
  • Domestic transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary – no hidden costs
  • Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
  • Meals as specified in quality local restaurants with unlimited standard drinks (Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea)

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses


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  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
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