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Submitted on Aug 06, 2020 Useful Info

The Best Great Wall Tours Found on TripAdvisor: Hiking Beyond Sightseeing

Off-the-beaten Great Wall Tours Recommended by TripAdvisor


The Great Wall can be said to be a business card of Beijing, Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, etc. In addition to these famous Great Walls, there are many wild Great Walls around Beijing. After thousands of years of baptism, they are still beautiful and attract countless Of outdoor enthusiasts to challenge. For the best experience, I recommend the following Great Wall tours recommended by TripAdvisor, which are all provided by the famous Great Wall Adventure Club. Great Wall Adventure Club is the pioneer of Great Wall walking, not only provides excellent experience for 74000 Great Wall enthusiasts, but also for many groups including USA Olympic teams, British Airways, Google, Microsoft, and "The Duggars 19 Kids and Counting." Follow us to experience how this majestic dragon hovered in the majestic mountains on the outskirts of Beijing.


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Claim an additional $5 cash back for a one-day tour or $10 cash back fro a two-day camping tour after your trip is completed. You can email Great Wall Adventure Club's excellent Customer Service to claim it when you mention you were referred by thetravelbrief.com.


Great Wall Day Tours - Hiking the authentic Great Wall



* Suitable for families with kids or seniors.

* Group size varies from 5 people to 25 people

* English-speaking tour guide.

* Easy-to-get-to meeting point at Subway Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station Exit A

* Included: snack for the early morning departure and gourmet Chinese lunch prepared freshly!

*Super discounted prices

* Included: Hotel (or nearby meeting point) pickup in the morning if your hotel is within the 2nd Ring Road Loop.

* The only Great Wall hiking service that departs 365 days a year.


FEEDBACK:

"I just wanted to say that I had such an amazing time on the great wall with this tour! I was a bit nervous I wouldn't like it, due to my experience with a tour group on Mt. Fuji. But, I absolutely loved this group and how the tour was set up. If I ever find myself in Beijing again I'm definitely going on another tour with you guys." -- Lauren, USA, toured on August 15, 2019

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* Suitable for families with kids or seniors.

* Group size varies from 5 people to 25 people

* Easy-to-get-to meeting point at Subway Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station Exit A

* Snack for the early morning departure

* Super discounted prices

* Included: Hotel (or nearby meeting point) pickup in the morning if your hotel is within the 2nd Ring Road Loop.

* No booking deadline.

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* If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively more affordable walk, then this hike will be right up your alley!

* No booking deadline! So you can book your last-minute tour with no worry of being late.

* Catch stunning views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.

*3-3.5 hours of walking at Jinshanling and 1 hourat Gubeikou for a distance of roughly 6.5 kms.

* Walk from the restored part to the original wide side.

* Suitable for families with kids or seniors.

* Group size varies from 5 people to 25 people depending on the signups of each day

* English-speaking tour guide

* Included: General admission to the Great Wall!

* Included: Snack and bottled water for early morning pickups and gourmet Chinese lunch prepared freshly! Vegetarian food can also be accommodated.

* Included: Free hotel pickup in the morning if your hotel is within the 2nd Ring Road Loop!

* Easy-to-find meeting point at a Subway Station if you are outside the 2nd Ring Loop

VIP sedan hotel pickup outside of the 2nd Ring Road Loop, add CNY 69-139 (US$9.99-US$19.99) per vehicle

* Exclusive access to Gubeikou Great Wall in late afternoon to see the sunset on the Great Wall .

* This tour is available from March 10 to October 10 depending on the sunset time.

* Included: Snack and bottled water for early morning pickups and gourmet Chinese lunch prepared freshly! Vegetarian food is prepared.

* Included: Free hotel pickup in the morning if your hotel is within the 2nd Ring Road Loop!

* Easy-to-find meeting point at a Subway Station if you are outside the 2nd Ring Loop.

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This program is a exceptional for those who only have a little time in Beijing and want to get the most out of their Great Wall experience. This hike starts at the Great Wall of Jiankou, which features some amazing ruins and scenes of rustic beauty. The movie-set scenery here is what you can conclude. The wall here is in its unrestored state, and is quickly becoming popular for photographers and Great Wall enthusiasts alike. Midway through the hike you'll pass over into the Great Wall at Mutianyu, which might be the most famous section of the Great Wall. With grand watchtowers and lovely brickwork, it is striking contrast to Jiankou, allowing you to compare and contrast these two sections of the Great Wall.

Please note while this hike is not overly difficult, there are some points where the hike gets a little challenging. The challenges mostly include narrow and small steps, along with at times some very steep climbing.

Here is how one hiker described her Jiankou-Mutianyu trek after completing it:

“Seeing the wall in both unrestored and restored state is an absolute must. We finished the hike off with the toboggan ride back down and then finished the day with a lovely late lunch in a nearby restaurant. A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed at great value for money.”

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Great Wall Camping Tours - Sleeping on the Great Wall like Warriors

The outdoorsman: Stay overnight on the Great Wall of China - CNN Travel

When people come to the Great Wall of China, they want to explore the history and see why it was built. A day trip to the tourist sites won’t achieve that, but a sleepover on one of the world’s most storied ruins certainly will. The Great Wall Adventure Club organizes trips to sleep in a watchtower with camping tents where soldiers were formerly garrisoned. When night falls, the only thing above is the stars, while the incredible land of the surrounding hills is absolutely silent ...

- CNN Travel, June 11, 2012



* If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively more affordable walk, then this hike will be right up your alley! Great deal for solo travelers or those who are on budget.

* Catch stunning views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.

* 3-3.5 hours of walking on the Great Wall with a distance of roughly 6 kms.

* Walk from the restored part to the original wide side.

* Camp on the Great Wall at night to experience what the ancient warriors could do.

* Flat rate program in English

* Group size varies from 5 people to 35 people depending on the signups of each day

* Lunch, dinner and breakfast are included.

* Extended hours of hiking available with additional fees

* Last-minute signup is OK, even past the midnight. There is NO deadline.

* Available every day!

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Great Wall Hiking at Jinshanling, Simatai and Gubeikou with Camping...

* If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively more affordable walk, then this hike will be right up your alley!

* Catch stunning views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.

* 3-3.5 hours of walking on the Great Wall at Jinshanling

* 2-3 hours of walking on the Great Wall at Simatai

* Walk from the restored part to the original wide side, covering the best three sections of the Great Wall.

* Flat rate program in English with discounts for more than one members of your party

* Group size varies from 5 people to 35 people depending on the signups of each day

* Lunch, dinner and breakfast are included.

* Camp on the Great Wall at night to experience what the ancient warriors could do.

* Bonus tour to Gubei Watertown

* Last-minute signup is OK, even past midnight. There is NO deadline.

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