Depart from a central Beijing location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel to the Simatai West section of the wall, where your invigorating hike commences. Follow your knowledgeable guide along the wondrous weave of the wall and marvel at the 2- or 3-story towers from ancient origins. Admire spectacular views of the Chinese countryside and gain fascinating insight into this magnificent monument as you hike for 7 miles.
Sip bottled water and capture fantastic photographs throughout your exploration and note the perpetually changing perspective achieved by dipping gradients and steep inclines. After the hike, head to a restaurant run by local farmers to revitalize with a flavorsome and fulfilling lunch. Feast upon a traditional Chinese meal and hear of the surrounding community's development as you eat.
Conclude your historical odyssey by returning to your Beijing hotel and bidding your guide and group a fond farewell.