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.
Besides visiting one of the more ingenious parts of the Great Wall, this tour is sandwiched by some of China's other imperial charms. You'll start out by visiting the East Qing Tombs, which is one of China's vastest and most well-preserved burial sites. You'll then be taken to the Great Wall at Huangyaguan, which is designed to be a miniature representation of the entire Great Wall, allowing you to get a keen insight on the structure in a much shorter time than it would take to walk the entire wall! You'll finish your hike the next day. After your hike you'll be driven to the city of Chengde, which served as the summer retreat for emperors of the Qing Dynasty looking to beat the heat of Beijing. Here you will visit the sprawling and magnificent Summer Resort, along with the Small Potala Palace, a grand buddhist temple that is a recreation of the Potala Palace of Tibet.
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