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Great Wall Hiking

1-day Great Wall hiking from Gubeikou to Jinshanling

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Tour Code: GW01-06
Duration: 1days
Hiking Distance: about 10km
Hiking Time: 5-6hrs
Good time to visit: all year
Departure date: Daily 2016
Effort Nature Culture

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What makes our hikes different from the others ?
HIGHLIGHTS :

  • This is THE hike for first-time Great Wall hikers !!!
  • This is the location where most people fall in love with the Great Wall, and hiking along it! Both sections are well-maintained, and what you will see is awesome!

TRIP OVERVIEW:

This will be a long day, but if you’re up to it, one of the best! It’s designed for the person who feels cooped up all day somewhere in Beijing, and who wants to get out and away, into the fresh air, the open spaces, the natural surroundings, and who wants to do some healthy exercise as well.

If you want to see history, meet friends, get some exercise, and feel exhilarated at the end of the day, this is it!

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Our minivan will pick you up anywhere within the 3rd Ring Road in the early morning, and we will drive directly to the Gubeikou Section of the Great Wall.

The Great Wall was built to protect China from attacks from the north, but it was here, at the Gubeikou Pass, in 1541, that the Mongols, under the leadership of Altan Khan broke through, and set the suburbs of Beijing on fire. Then, inexplicably, he suddenly took his armies north again, sparing Beijing. If the weather is clear, we will be able to see the Wangjing Tower in the Simatai Section, many kilometers away. Today’s hike will take us to a military area along the Wall, which we must bypass. We will take a pleasant diversion through a friendly village, and then hike directly to the Jinshanling section of the Wall.

The Jinshanling Great Wall is known for its well-maintained watch towers, quite close together. At lunchtime, if the day is too hot, we will have our picnic lunch inside one of the beacon towers, where it is always cool. The tour ends in the parking lot at a pre-designated time and transports everyone back to the city.
 

Tour Cost:    Currency Converter
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(The cost for the child of 2-12 year old is based on 15 % discount of the adult's tour cost.Any baby less than 2 year old is free of any charges. If it turns out there is cost involved, we reserved to collect the cost.)

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  • Please reserve at least ONE day before the departure time.
  • We are ready to extend your tour in Beijing if you want. Please click Tours in Beijing for reference or contact our expert!
  • As the exchange rate of CNY to USD is floating, we reserve  the right to adjust the quote in USD according to the exchange rate on the date you pay the tour.

The tour cost includes:  

  • Transportation in a modern, safe car, mini-van, or bus.
  • Experienced English-speaking tour leader.
  • All first-entrance tickets to any tourist spots mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Table or simple picnic lunch while hiking on the Wall.

The tour cost does not include:

  • Personal gear required: hiking boots or sneakers; rain-coat; cap; camera; sun-cream; sun-glasses; pocket knife; day-pack, etc.
  • Tips to tour guide and driver.
  • Tourist accident insurance.
  • Supplementary trips, entrance fees, and services not mentioned, and any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances

What makes our hikes different from the others ?

  • Our tours are private – no delays picking up other tourists from various hotels around the city. We pick up, then go!
  • Your English-speaking guide stays with you the entire trip (including the hiking).
  • Our guides carry 2-way radios (and a cell phone) in case of emergencies.
  • We use safe, reliable, government-licensed vehicles (e.g. mini-vans), not a dubiously-maintained family car or taxi.
  • We use professional drivers, not a “friend” making some extra money.
  • We save time by taking the direct routes, even if there are charges (rather than navigating back roads trying to avoid tolls).
  • With us, there are NO “forced shopping” stops !
  • There are NO hidden costs ! (e.g. fuel surcharge)
  • We are proud of our Wall. We want YOU to become an ambassador of Great Wall hiking too!
  • We not only want our customers to return – we want them to tell their friends!

 
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What Our Clients Say

Really enjoy the trip!

Really good English guide.

Hiking was quite tough though. 

 
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