Great Wall Extension 3 Days

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Start and end in Beijing! With the hiking & trekking tour Great Wall Extension, you have a 3 day tour package taking you through Beijing, China and 3 other destinations in China. Great Wall Extension includes accommodation as well as more.

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Itinerary

Introduction

Commencing in Beijing, escape the crowds with this unique trek on a remote section of the Great Wall with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Walk at a steady yet unhurried pace along this wonder of the world, exploring the towers, the beacons and the passes, before retiring to our comfortable guesthouse accommodation.

Day 1: Transfer Beijing to Great Wall

From Beijing we will journey by road to Jinshanling to hike this section of the Great Wall. We cross over into the West Simatai Great Wall (the eastern end has been closed due to maintenance). Originally built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 – 577) it was rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), and as such is one of the few remaining sections of the Great Wall that retains features and the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty period. After lunch we will spend the rest of the day walking along the Wall which is characterised by numerous watchtowers that are constructed along its length. Return via a mountain valley to the village of Jinshanling and discover the quaint rural lifestyle of local farmers as you relax and mingle with the farmers over an authentic, home-cooked Chinese meal including dumplings. Overnight: Basic accommodation at a farmer’s guesthouse.

West Simatai Great Wall via Wikipedia

Day 2: To Gubeikou and return Jinshanling

We will set out from Jinshanling and journey by road to the Gubeikou Great Wall section. The Gubeikou Great Wall occupies a strategically important location. Situated between Shanhaiguan Pass and Juyongguan Pass, and about 190km to Beijing, it is the bastion protecting the northern gateway to the capital. There are many beacon towers, watchtowers, three citadels and many other military constructions. From the wall here you will be able to witness how the wall twists and winds along the steep mountain ranges. Hike to Jinshanling and time to freshen up before enjoying a well deserved dinner. Overnight: Basic accommodation at a farmer’s guesthouse.

Day 3: Return to Beijing, trip concludes

Breakfast will be at Jinshanling before we are transported by private vehicle back to Beijing. The trip concludes on arrival in Beijing city; if you require accommodation or an airport transfer please contact your travel consultant for booking details.

Jinshanling via Unique Beijing Tours

What’s included

  • Accommodation

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners

  • Expert bilingual guide

  • Basic guesthouse on twin share basis

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle

  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary

What’s excluded

  • Flights

  • Insurance
  • Specialist gear required include walking boots and day pack. A comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking.

  • Single Supplement
  • Deposit

  • Carbon Offset

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