Active: Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA)
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 10
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (4 nts), simple guesthouses (5 nts)
Explore Beijings Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, trek along the Great Wall, sleep in rural villages, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and a tai chi lesson
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 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 ups
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Beijing||Day 1 Beijing|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Beijing||Day 2 Beijing (1B)|
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
|Day 3||Jiankou||Day 3 Beijing/Jiankou (1B, 1D)|
Transfer to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Enjoy a hike along the Great Wall followed by a drive to Jiankou Village in the afternoon. Spend the night in Jiankou Village. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
|Day 4||Gubeikou||Day 4 Jiankou/Gubeikou (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Hike Jiankou village and visit the Great Wall in the morning. In the afternoon, transfer to Gubeikou and explore the village before getting settled at the guesthouse. Once settled, find some inner peace with a Tai Chi lesson before dinner. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek Tai Chi Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Gubeikou||Day 5 Gubeikou (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy scenes of vast landscapes and wild greenery as the Crouching Tiger portion of the Great Wall is known for containing unrestored portions of the original wall. Crowned with a two-storey watch tower, jump back in time and get a glimpse of ancient China. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek: Crouching Tiger
|Day 6||Huangyaguan||Day 6 Gubeikou/Huangyaguan (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Hike the wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Maintenance of the Wall starts improving here and walking becomes easier along the way. Walk through this rolling landscape and see the watchtowers that disappear over the horizon. Additional Notes: Due to the closure of Jinshanling Great Wall, the hike along the wall will end where Gubeikou meets Jinshanling. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek: Jinshanling Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Huangyaguan||Day 7 Huangyaguan (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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
|Day 8||Beijing||Day 8 Huangyaguan/Beijing (1B)|
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)
|Day 9||Beijing||Day 9 Beijing (1B)|
Today is free to explore Beijing. Take a tour of the ancient hutongs (alleyways) in Beijings Old City. Other options include the Summer Palace or a visit to a Tibetan monastery.
|Day 10||Beijing||Day 10 Beijing (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.