Active: Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA)

Countries Visited: China
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 destinations? 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
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    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 destinations? 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.
    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)

    Highlights
    Explore Beijings Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, trek along the Great Wall, sleep in rural villages, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and tai chi lessons.

    Description
    Centuries after its construction, China's Great Wall remains one of humankind's engineering marvels. At over 21,000 km (13,048 mi) in length, the Wall is a trip in and of itself. You won't tackle the whole thing on this ten-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 up?
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1BeijingDay 1 Beijing
    Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2BeijingDay 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 Tiananmen Square Guided Tour Tea Art Lesson
    Day 3HuairouDay 3 Beijing/Huairou (1B, 1D)
    Transfer to Mutianyu. Trek along the Great Wall to Xizazi village for the night. Enjoy an included dumpling cooking class. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek Dumpling Cooking Class Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 4GubeikouDay 4 Huairou/Gubeikou (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Trek along the Great Wall to Jiankou. This is one of the toughest days of hiking, as parts of the Wall are broken up and loose and there are several ascents and descents. Transfer to Gubeikou in the afternoon. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 5GubeikouDay 5 Gubeikou (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the morning, stop for a tai chi lesson to stretch your legs before the hike. Trek around Gubeikou and take in two sections of the Wall before heading back and staying in a farmers village for the night. Included Activities: Tai Chi Lesson Great Wall Trek: Gubeikou
    Day 6JinshanlingDay 6 Gubeikou/Jinshanling (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Hiking along the wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. The Wall starts to get more well maintained here, and walking becomes easier along the way. Walk through this rolling landscape and see the watchtowers that disappear over the horizon. Transport: Gubeikou to Jinshanling Approximate hiking distance: 12.5km/7.7 mi Highest altitude - 670m/2,198 ft Hiking (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 7Simatai ChangchengDay 7 Jinshanling/Simatai Changcheng (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Continue hiking along the Wall towards Beijing. The Wall is better restored here, but the trek is no less spectacular. Finish hiking around noon and drive to Huangyaguan in Tian Jin. Spend the night in a guesthouse. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek: Jinshanling to Simatai Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
    Day 8BeijingDay 8 Simatai Changcheng/Beijing (1B)
    Enjoy the last day trekking along the Wall at Huangyaguan, named for the bright yellow flowers that appear in this region. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek Qing Tombs Exploration Transport: Local bus
    Day 9BeijingDay 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 10BeijingDay 10 Beijing (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/16/2017$1,399.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 11; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/16/2018$1,399.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/30/2018$1,399.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    05/07/2018$1,449.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    05/21/2018$1,449.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/04/2018$1,449.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/18/2018$1,449.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    07/02/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    07/23/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    08/06/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    Disclaimer

    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.
      
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