- Full-day hiking adventure along the Great Wall at Shixiaguan
- Experience the Great Wall beyond its crowded tourist areas
- Learn about
Shixiaguan’s historical significance and beauty from your expert guide
- Relax and enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a local family’s home
- Pickup and drop-off from your Beijing hotel included
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Your expert guide will lead you on a 4- to 5-hour hike to experience the vastness and ancient beauty of the Great Wall. From Shixiaguan, pass ancient forts, towers and courtyards displaying China’s remarkable architectural feats. Challenge yourself as you scale up and down hills, with your guide close by to offer assistance, and enjoy the stillness and peacefulness of this less-traveled area of the wall.
Along the way, learn about Shixiaguan’s significance, like how many of its sites used to be official residences, old villages and ancient castles.
After your hike, reminisce on your Great Wall hiking adventure as you relax on the drive back to your Beijing hotel. Along the way, you will stop at the Olympic Stadium to marvel at the beautiful construction.
Reviewed by LarryG, April 2013
This tour was an extraordinary opportunity to visit a distant but lightly-traveled part of the Great Wall. Our guide spoke only Chinese, but her love of this part of China was readily apparent. Other people we encountered on the trail were able to fill in the translation. The hike was very strenuous and challenging, quickly climbing and descending 1430 feet, sometimes on mere stone rubble. Only fit persons with significant hiking experience should attempt it.
Reviewed by HUGH H, United Kingdom, November 2012
One of the best tours we have done anywhere in the world!