Our 1-day Great Wall hiking programs is our bread and butter and is what made us famous. With our 1-day programs you can see the best of the Great Wall in style and comfort, and which will also allow you to be back in Beijing by nightfall. You can venture across the dramatic ruins of Jiankou, walk through the graceful watchtowers of Mutianyu, visit the relatively tourist-free sections of Huanghuacheng and Xishuiyu, or take the challenge of our most popular Great Wall trip, the hike between Gubeikou and Jinshanling, which gives you the full Great Wall experience, from tastefully restored watchtowers and brick to the spectacular real “Great Wall” in its unrestored splendor. Your travel guides are fully licensed to provide stimulating and thoughtful tours for hikers to the Great Wall, and are with you throughout your trip, explaining the legends behind the wall, from sections used to resist the Mongols to those that repelled the Japanese, allowing you to have a fun, informative, and safe trip.
When you see a photo from the Great Wall of China, chances are it is from the section at Badaling. We'll take you to the unrestored portion of this famous section to show you the true Great Wall. The ruined Badaling Great Wall (now officially named “Ancient Badaling Great Wall”) is 10km southwest of the restored Badaling Great Wall. So, as its name hints, this section of the Great Wall is only partially restored and more adventurous, while not being easy to climb. Its hikers are mainly foreign travelers instead of domestic travelers, who prefer hiking at the more relaxing and easier-to-climb restored Badaling Great Wall.
The Ming Tombs, located at about 31 miles outside the city, are where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty are buried. Construction of the tombs began over 500 years ago by Changling, the second Ming Dyansty Emperor, and we will visit his tomb, along with the Ming Tombs entrance of the Sacred Way. The site was constructed according to the principles of Feng Shui, so there are three large mountains surrounding the complex, with a river flowing by. The Ming Tombs and the Great Wall at Badaling are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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