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Walking the Great Wall of China 7-Days

Walking the Great Wall of China 7-Days
• Tour Code: GCA03
• Starting from: USD898
• Departure Dates: Upon request at any date
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Beijing
• Destinations: Great Wall at Jinshanling, Simatai, Gubeikou, Huahuacheng and Juyongguan
  • Tour Introduction
    Great Wall of China is regarded as the seventh wonder in the world. The construction of the Great Wall started somewhat 2000 years ago during China’s Warring States period. When China’s Emperor, Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, unified China in 221BC, he ordered to connect the previous walls built by the state of Yan, Zhao and Qin and the Great Wall of China came into being. Later on there were over 20 Chinese dynasties kept building the Great Wall till the end of Ming Dynasty which was overthrown by Qing Dynasty in 1644AD. The total length of Great Wall might be over 90,000 KM. The Great Wall mostly left now is from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) which starts from Shanhaiguan where the Great Wall meets the sea and ends at Jiayuguan located in the Gebi Desert in West China. GCT 7 days of Great Wall Hiking Tour will take us to see the wild part of Great Wall (sections which have not been renovated) at Huanghuacheng, Jinshanling and Simatai. You will also be able to see the renovated part of Juyongguan.
    Day 1: Arrival in Beijing, Meet & Greet at Airport, Transfer to Hotel
    Meals Included: No meals
    Our GCT representative will meet you at the airport and assists you to your hotel. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from the jet lag.
    Day 2: Walking the Great Wall from Simatai to Jinshanling
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch box & dinner at local restaurant
    We will depart hotel by bus to Jinshanling in the morning. The Jinshanling Great Wall was initially built from 1368 to 1389 in the Ming Dynasty, and in 1567 or 1570 rebuilding of the Wall was mainly directed by General Qi Jiguang. The Wall is about 21 to 24 feet high and 15 to 18 feet wide, which is made of brick and stone. The Jinshanling Great Wall has an elevation of 2100 feet. This part of your trek is one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall, and takes us to the Great Wall at Simatai. The hiking is around 5 miles, covering 32 watchtowers over old brick-made steps, there are sections of renovated and original wall with fantastic viewpoints. Today's hiking enables us to encounter as many as 150 watchtowers, battlements, terraces and turrets of the wall.
    Day 3: Walking the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch box & dinner at local restaurant
    After breakfast at hotel we will start to climb the Great Wall at Jinshanling and walk towards Gubeikou. The hiking from Jinshanling to Gubeikou is about 10km and it takes us about 6 hours on the way, if the weather is good we may be able to see Miyun Reservoir and the Wangjing Tower in Simatai Section in the distance. There is a military area where hiking on the wall is prohibited, we will have to walk into a nearby village and come back onto the Wall after the military area. 
    Day 4: Walking the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch box & dinner at local restaurant
    We will have a full day trekking along the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng (Yellow Flower Fortress). This part of the Great Wall is probably one of the most difficult sections for hikers. It is completely unreconstructed and runs over a little reservoir. The view as you climb to the top is stunning.  Here the Wall is particularly precipitous so you should expect lots of steps and difficult climbing at some points.
    Day 5: Walking the Great Wall at Juyongguan
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch box & dinner at local restaurant
    We will have a half day trekking along the Juyongguan Great Wall. Juyongguan is site of an ancient military town which is replete with military installations, watch towers, official residences, temples, a Confucian school and other structures. The present Pass was initially built in the Ming Dynasty and received much renovation later. It is a very important strategic place connecting the inner land and the area near the northern border of China. The Juyongguan Pass has been known for its strategic importance for more than 2,000 years. Drive back to Beijing in the afternoon.
    Day 6: Beijing, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local restaurant
    Optional Tour: Chinese Kungfu show with Chinese dinner
    We will start our Beijing city tour from the largest square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square where you can feel the heartbeat of China. Bordered by the Great Hall of the People, Mao’s Mausoleum and the National Museum of China, Tiananmen Square has witnessed many of the historical events happened inChina since 1911. We then walk to the Forbidden City, the complex of imperial palace, which were home to the Emperors for over 500 years. Grand halls and courts gradually give way to more intimate domestic quarters, giving an insight into the pampered isolation of the emperors. After lunch we will visit the Summer Palace, the largest imperial garden in China. The Summer Palace was first built in the Qing emperor Qianlong's time in 1751 and burned down in 1860 by the French and British army and restored by the Dowager empress Cixi for her own enjoyment. It became a favorite haunt of Cixi, who preferred it to the Forbidden City, and named it Yiheyuan meaning the garden of health and harmony.
    Day 07: Departure from Beijing
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for our homeward flight. 
  • Walking the Great Wall of China 7 Days Tour Prices
    From Dec 01 to Feb 28, 2014
    2 pax: double occupancy rate, USD898 per person; single occupancy rate, USD1038pp
    3-5pax: double occupancy rate, USD868 per person; single occupancy rate, USD1008pp
    6-9pax: double occupancy rate, USD838 per person; single occupancy rate, USD978pp
    Over 10pax: double occupancy rate, USD798 per person; single occupancy rate, USD898pp
    Departure Dates: Upon request at your time of convenience
    From Mar 01 to Nov 30, 2014
    2 pax: double occupancy rate, USD998 per person; single occupancy rate, USD1138pp
    3-5pax: double occupancy rate, USD968 per person; single occupancy rate, USD1138pp
    6-9pax: double occupancy rate, USD938 per person; single occupancy rate, USD1108pp
    Over 10pax: double occupancy rate, USD898 per person; single occupancy rate, USD998pp
    Departure Dates: Upon request at your time of convenience
    Minimum of 2 persons are required at the time of booking
    Pricing Policy
    The prices are based on per person, twin sharing basis
    Child (2 - 12 years of age) sharing a bed: 80% of the adult price
    Child (2 - 12 years of age) sharing no bed: 60% of the adult price
    Tour Inclusions
    Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
    Meals as specified (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner at local restaurants)
    Private air-conditioned car/van/coach for land transportation
    Experienced English language speaking tour guide
    All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    All government taxes
    Tour Exclusions
    Optional tour & Insurance
    International flights
    Gratuities to service staffs (please refer to Travel Information)
    Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
    For reservation, please send an email to Please inform us: the tour code; the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For details of payment, please read our Terms & Conditions.
  • Walking the Great Wall of China 7 Days Optional Tours
    Day 6: Chinese Kungfu Show at Red Theater with Chinese Dinner, USD35 per person
    The show of the Legend of Kungfu at Red Theatre Beijing is a high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kungfu actions and scenes. You will be strongly impacted both mentally and physically by this show.
  • City Inn Happy Valley Beijing
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions. The hotel has an excellent location which is 18km to Beijing Railway Station, and 30km to Beijing Capital Airport. The hotel offers 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.
    Jinshanling Hotel
    Add: Jinshanling Great wall, Luanping Country, Hebei Province(Beijing outskirt)
    Tel: +86-314-8830222
    Jinshanling Hotel is located at the foot of Jinshanling part of the Great Wall of China, about 800 meters walk from the Great Wall. You may enjoy the great view of the Great Wall in the hotel room. This hotel was build in the Ming and Qing dynasty architecure, with three types of buildings: villa type house, courtyard house and independent house. This hotel offers 62 well appointed rooms with internet access and international direct dial. Other facilities include restaurants offering both Chinese and Western cuisine and meeting rooms.
    Juyongguan Hotel 
    Add: Nankouzhen Juyongguan, Changoing District, Beijing, China
    Tel: +86-10-69778888
    Juyongguan Hotel is a courtyard style hotel located at the foot of the spectacular Juyongguan Great Wall. It is about 3-minute walk from Juyongguan Great Wall. Built of pure lumber, the hotel with ancient architecture style provides an rather ideal spot for business affairs, leisure and bodybuilding. The hotel offers 94 deluxe guestrooms with free wifi. Other facilities include seasonal swimming pool, conference hall and restaurant. Dine at the hotel restaurant, you may enjoy Sichuan and Cantonese dishes. In addition, Western style food and barbecue are also served.


    Note: GCT is using above mentioned hotels for our regular tour packages. Shall you have special request for staying at hotels of your choice or hotels located at a specific area, please feel free to contact our professional tour consultant at

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We have returned safe, sound and very pleased. This is just a brief note to thank you for your hospitality, care and attention for details. We were a bit anxious before starting this tour but thanks to your organizing skills we have returned with great bundles of very happy memories. Your guides are all wonderfully dedicated individuals. They made our stay and movements easy, enjoyable and educational.

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