Sunday, May 31, 2015

Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Second Valley (Simatai West) Sunset & Sunrise Hiking

This classic Great Wall hike allows you to experience what is now the most popular Great Wall trek-Gubeikouto Jinshanling. Jinshanling has long been storied for its beautiful brickwork and watchtowers, as well as the way wall here winds and snakes along the valley. Gubeikou, often overlooked and rarely crowded, offers some of that "wild wall" that we know our clients love. You'll also have the opportunity to hike into the western portion of Simatai, an area known for its steepness and challenging paths.


For more information about this Great Wall hike please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/2-day-Overnight-Great-Wall-Sunset-Sunrise.htm

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sunset and Sunrise on the Great Wall

In terms of bang for your buck, this tour gives you just about everything. In addition to seeing both the sunset and sunrise over the Great Wall, you also get to experience two of the best Great Wall hikes that exist. Both the Simatai-Jinshanling and Jiankou while moderately challenging, are a real blast. You’ll get unrestored Great Wall that has been untouched by repairs, looming watchtowers, postcard-like panoramas and sweeping vistas. This tour is for the one who loves using their camera. In addition, you’ll also get to enjoy an authentic meal of Chinese countryside cuisine at the inn where you will spend the night. Featuring an early morning wake-up (5:30am) and a late start-time (you’ll be picked up in Beijing at 11am), this tour is designed for you to get in prime position on the wall at sunset and sunup. We think that viewing both the sunset and sunrise will be a peaceful interlude on what is probably for you a hectic China trip.

For more information about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Jiankou-Mutianyu-Sunset-Sunrise.htm

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sleep Overnight on the Great Wall of China, Hiking the Great Wall along the Lakes

Camping, hiking, unforgettable memories-you'll get all of this on this Great Wall excursion. You'll begin with the classic Jinshanling-Simatai hike, which is probably the most popular and crowd-pleasing of all Great Wall treks. Then, on the first night, you'll get to experience what is maybe the highlight of your China trip. You'll get to sleep and camp overnight in a Great Wall watchtower. This is an extremely unique opportunity that you won't want to miss out on. We'll conclude your program with a hike from Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu, which includes the unique sight of the underwater Great Wall!


To learn more about this Great Wall hike please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/2AE-great-wall-camping.htm

Monday, May 25, 2015

Camping on the Great Wall, Hiking the Great Wall along the Lakes

This 2-day Great Wall program packs quite a punch! Not only do you get the classic Great Wall hike on Jinshanling, but you also get to explore little-known Gubeikou while also getting to camp and sleep overnight in a Great Wall watchtower! Just think of it! You'll be able to witness the sunrise and sunset from the perfect vantage point. On the second day you'll get to walk Huanghuacheng-Xishuiyu, which features an extremely rare trait-the Great Wall underwater!


To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/2AD-camping-on-great-wall.htm

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Huanghuacheng Lakeside Great Wall Camping and Hiking

This program allows you to experience the two best Great Wall hikes at the Great Wall's most popular and photogenic sections. This hike starts at Gubeikou, an unrestored section of “wild” Great Wall. You'll then cross over into Jinshanling, which features magnificent watchtowers and grand watchtowers. You will be amazed at how the Great Wall snakes and winds its way across the countryside here. You'll spend the night in one of Jinshanling's larger watchtowers, and the next morning we'll drive to Jiankou, which like Gubeikou is in its natural state. The ruins here are highly dramatic, so be sure to have your cameras! After hiking through Jiankou you'll come to Mutianyu, which is in many ways similar to Jinshanling, as it is a more restored section of Great Wall. The 22km's distance on the Wall will take us about 10-11 hours of hiking. 


To find out more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/sleep-overnight-on-great-wall.htm

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Second Valley (Simatai West) Hiking & Camping

In addition spending the night on the Great Wall, you'll get to explore some of the more unknown and wild sections of the wall. The hike will start at Gubeikou, a relatively unvisited part of the Great Wall that is in its natural and unrestored state. After a few hours of hiking we'll pass over into Jinshanling, which will feature some of the most stunning scenery you will see in China. Restored brickwork, and large watchtowers dot the land, and under one of these watchtowers is where you will spend the night. The next day, after watching the sun rise over the Great Wall, we'll continue hiking Jinshanling until we reach the Second Valley (aka the west wing of Simatai), a part of Simatai featuring dramatic ruins and which connects to Jinshanling in the west.

To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/2-day-Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Camping-Tour.htm

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sleep Overnight on the Great Wall with Intensive Hiking

This program allows you to experience the two best Great Wall hikes at the Great Wall's most popular and photogenic sections. This hike starts at Gubeikou, an unrestored section of “wild” Great Wall. You'll then cross over into Jinshanling which features magnificent watchtowers and grand watchtowers. You will be amazed at how the Great Wall snakes and winds its way across the countryside here. You'll spend the night in one of Jinshanling's larger watchtowers, and the next morning we'll drive to Jiankou, which like Gubeikou is in its natural state. The ruins here are highly dramatic, so be sure to have your cameras! After hiking through Jiankou you'll come to Mutianyu,which is in many ways similar to Jinshanling, as it is a more restored section of Great Wall. The 22km's distance on the Wall will take us about 10-11 hours of hiking.

To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/sleep-overnight-on-great-wall.htm

Friday, May 15, 2015

Great Wall Jinshanling Group Hike

The Great Wall at Jinshanling is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original features. It got its name because it was built on the Greater and Lesser Jinshan (‘Gold Mountain’) Ranges. A tablet with the Chinese inscription for Jinshanling Great Wall was set into this section. The Jinshanling Great Wall has not been repaired since 1570. It is a remote and relatively isolated section of the Great Wall. As there are relatively few tourists at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a good place to explore on foot.

To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Jinshanling-Great-Wall-group-hike.htm

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mutianyu Great Wall One-day Tour

Mutianyu offers some breathtaking views of the valley and wall below, and if you look to your right you’ll see a large sign engraved in the side of the mountain encouraging you to “Cherish Chairman Mao”. You can hike down to the parking lot or take a toboggan (highly recommended, and lots of fun!) down to the bus.

To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Beijing-Bus-Day-Tour-Mutianyu-A3.htm

Monday, May 11, 2015

Great Wall One-day Continuous Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling and to West Simatai

This program was specifically designed at the request of visitors who wanted a tougher and more invigorating Great Wall hike. At 20km and 6+hours of hiking this day at the Great Wall is no joke! However, if you’re up to the challenge, you’re in for a treat, as you’ll get to experience stunning views such as the snaking wall at Jinshanling and the dramatic ruins of west Simatai. You’ll get the full Great Wall experience, with glorious watchtowers, tastefully restored brickwork, and rugged and challenging Great Wall remnants. Please be advised that this hike should only be undertaken by those in  good physical condition.

To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Simatai-one-day-hike.htm

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lakeside Great Wall Repair Tour

Looking to make a difference? Want to put some love and goodwill into your trip to China? With this Lakeside Repair tour you can do both while also enjoying the splendor and majesty of the Great Wall. This program includes a hike of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, a splendid section of wall set on a lake and which is well-known among hikers and backpackers. Following your hike you will have the opportunity to help in the repairs and renovations that are going on on Huanghuacheng, allowing you to have a first-hand look in what goes on in maintaining one of the most amazing achievements in human history. 

To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Lakeside-Great-Wall-Repair-Hike.htm

Thursday, May 7, 2015

One-day Lakeside Great Wall Biking and Hiking

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary while also longing for a family adventure, then this is a great program for you! In addition to hiking the rugged and picturesque Huanghuacheng Great Wall you'll also get to go for a bike ride through the Chinese countryside, with the Xishuiyu Reservoir, tree-lined pathways, and the Great Wall serving as your background. The biking and hiking is not too strenuous, making for a great day-out for adults and kids of all ages. In addition, this tour gives you a little exercise to boot!

To learn more about this program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Biking-on-Great-Wall.htm

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Most Stunning One-Day Lakeside Great Wall Hike

The trip will start with a drive to the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng. Huanghuacheng, which is fast becoming popular with hikers, features classically restored brickwork and the way that it glides and bends across the mountainside. Situated along a lake, Huanghuacheng is a picturesque section of wall, so remember to bring your camera. About halfway through the hike we'll pass over into Xishuiyu, a section of the Great Wall, a little known section of Great Wall that is unrestored, meaning that the “wild wall” starts to take hole. As we walk along the ruins of the wall here, you will get to see something truly special, the broken Great Wall running underwater.

To learn more about this program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/huanghuacheng-xishuiyu-one-day-hike.htm

Sunday, May 3, 2015

World's Best One-Day Great Wall Private Hike


This program, which is recommended for families, offers a wide range of opportunities for fun and enjoyment. You can experience an unrestored section of the Great Wall in its natural state (Lianhuachi), in an uncrowded and relaxed environment, as this section is relatively unknown to tourists. Afterwards, you'll take in one of the most famous parts of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, which is renowned for its picturesque vistas and has been visited by scores of world leaders on their China visit. On the way home, we'll pay tribute to modern China, with a visit to Beijing's Olympic Park, and especially its two standout features, the Bird's Nest Stadium and the Water Cube.


To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/lianhuachi-mutianyu-one-day-hike.htm


Friday, May 1, 2015

Great Wall Hike with Cultural Tour to the Imperial Tombs

In addition to spending time on one one the best sections of the Great Wall, you'll also get to explore the Eastern Qing Tombs, which is the final resting place for many of China's last ruling dynasty. The day starts with a drive out to the Great Wall at Huangyaguan. The great thing about Huangyaguan was that it was designed as a miniature version of the entire Great Wall, giving you an understanding of the Great Wall's functions and features without having to walk the whole thing! From there we'll drive to the Eastern Qing tombs, a sprawling tomb complex that many feel is much more exciting than the Ming Tombs. Here is the final resting place of five emperors, four empresses, five imperial concubines, and one princess of China's last imperial dynasty, the Qing.


To learn more about this Great Wall program please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/huangyaguan-east-qing-tombs-one-day-hike.htm