For anyone who is a Great Wall fan, this tour will provide you chances to spend overnight at the Great Wall, cozily and peacefully. Of course, you will not miss the highlights in the city either.
Upon your arrival, your professional English speaking tour guide and the driver will meet you at the Exit and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jetlag.
It is a full day to discover the most important landmarks of the capital city of China.
Starting from Tian'anmen Square - the political center of present China, your guide will then take you to explore Forbidden City - the power seat of ancient China between 1420AD and 1911AD, Jingshan Park - the imperial garden that provides an awesome panorama of the Forbidden City, and the Hutong offering a glimpse into old Beijinger's traditional lifestyle.
- Tian'anmen Square
- Forbidden City
The Temple of Heaven was where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worship Haven and pray for good harvest annually. This morning, you will firstly marvel at its dignified architecture and glance at the elderly enjoying their leisure time there.
Afterward, take two hours drive to the Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu, a typical lodge that was transformed from a glazed tile factory boasting stunning vistas of the Great Wall. After fancy lunch there, take a cable car to get on the Great Wall, do some hikes to catch more spectacular views of the surroundings.
Later on, return to your lodge and enjoy some leisure time.
- Temple of Heaven
- Mutianyu Great Wall
Compared to Mutianyu Great Wall, the unrepaired Jinshanling Great Wall maintains its original features much better, and hence more popular with hiking enthusiasts.
After the pleasant lunch at the Brickyard, you will proceed to Jinshanling (about two hours on the road) for a moderate hike for two to four hours according to your physical condition.
Afterward, within another half hours' drive, you will reach Gubei Water Town at the foot of Simatai Great Wall. Check into your hotel and enjoy some leisure time. You may like to take a hot spring bath or explore the water town yourself.
At around 8 pm, you will be accompanied to get up Simatai Great Wall (round-way cable car included) to enjoy the mesmerizing night views of the Great Wall and the water town.
- Jinshanling Great Wall
- Gubei Water Town
Wake up naturally.
After breakfast at the hotel, you can have a leisure walk around the water town with your tour guide. See the snaking lake flowing through the town with some boats sailing on it, admire the ancient-style buildings along the riverside, and explore various shops selling interesting handicrafts. If you are interested in, you can pay a little money and try to make a kite or tie-dyed.
In the afternoon, take 2.5 hours' drive back to your hotel in downtown Beijing.
Time to say goodbye to Beijing!
When you get ready, your guide and drive will transfer you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.