If you want to take and extended break from the hustle and bustle of Beijing and explore the natural and cultural beauties of northern China, than these 3-day Great Wall programs are sure to have what you're looking for. For these 3-day routes, you will get an extended and up-close-and-personal view of the Great Wall. Here you will get the classic Great Wall hikes, like Jinshanling-Simatai and Jiankou-Mutianyu. But here you will go beyond the standard hiking route and into some of the more unknown areas of the Great Wall. In addition to being able to sleep on the Great Wall itself (major camping equipment supplied by us), you can experience the unrestored ruins of the Great Wall at Panlongshan, the eastern-most tip of the Great Wall at Old Dragon's Head, or some of the more obscure section like Jiaoshan and Xifengkou. In addition to the Great Wall, you also have the opportunity to visit some other national treasures that the Middle Kingdom has to offer, You can visit the summer-time playground of the Qing Emperors in Chengde, which features the magnificent Summer Resort and magnificent Little Potala Palace (all UNESCO World Heritage Sites). You can also pay your respects to China's last ruling dynasty at the Eastern Qing Tombs, one of China's best preserved burial sites. In addition to the manmade, our 3-day programs also let you enjoy China's natural beauty, such as the Panjiakou Reservoir and the magnificent and colorful blooming flowers of Huangyaguan.
Those wishing to budget their time in the wisest way possible won’t want to miss this tour, as you’ll get to embark on the two most popular Great Wall hikes. We’ll start at Gubeikou, a strategically important of wall that even saw fighting in the 20th century, and we’ll make our way towards Jinshanling, a section of wall long prized for its grace and beauty. You’re in for a treat, as you’ll actually get to camp overnight on the Great Wall in a watchtower! The next day we’ll make our way towards the western end of Simatai, a portion known for its challenging path. We’ll conclude your tour by hiking Jiankou-Mutianyu, which should provide you with a cornucopia of priceless photos and memories. Like Gubeikou-Jinshanling-west Simatai, Jiankou-Mutianyu makes for a fascinating contrast between unrestored “Wild Wall” and the restored Great Wall with which we are all so familiar with.
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