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Cultural and Walking Highlights of China

This adventure combines some of the Orient's main cultural sights with a walk
along some of the lesser-visited parts of the Great Wall. We travel from the
skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the imperial palaces of Beijing. Cruising along the Li
River we pass vast paddy fields and unusual limestone pinnacles. We fly to Xian where we discover the incredible Army of Terracotta Warriors and the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. In Beijing we explore the famous Tiananmen Square and the maze of palaces and gardens of the Forbidden City. Starting from the 'Old Dragon's Head' - where the Wall meets the sea - we walk towards Simatai. We spend several days
hiking along some of the most spectacular sections, stopping to take a boat ride across the lake at Panjiakou and visit the Eastern Qing Tombs.

Tour Highlights

  • Yangshuo - Float through dramatic karst scenery on the Li River
  • Xian - Meet the incredible 'Terracotta Army'
  • Beijing - Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Old Dragons Head - Visit the spot where the Great Wall disappears in to the sea
  • Trek the Great Wall - Follow the wall along the far eastern sections at Jioashan to Panjiakou where the wall crosses a lake
  • Eastern Qing Tombs - Visit the stunning Imperial Tomb Complex of the Qing Dynasty near Zunhua.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Hong Kong

  • 2
    In Hong Kong

  • 3
    In Hong Kong ; overnight train to Guilin

  • 4
    Boat on Li River to Yangshuo

  • 5
    In Yangshuo; fly Xian

  • 6
    In Xian

  • 7
    Visit Terracotta Warriors; Overnight train to Beijing

  • 8
    Arrive in Beijing; city tour

  • 9
    Visit Great Wall at Mutianyu

  • 10
    Drive to Shanhaiguan

  • 11
    Trek on Great Wall; drive to Panjiakou

  • 12
    Boat excursion. Walk on wall at Luowenyou; drive to Eastern Qing Tombs

  • 13
    Visit the Eastern Qing Tombs; trek on Great Wall to Huangyaguan

  • 14
    Drive from Huangyaguan to Gubeikou; walk along the wall to Jinshanling

  • 15
    Trek on Great Wall towards Simatai; return to Jinshanling

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    Drive to Beijing

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    Tour ends Beijing

Trip notes

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Customer rating:
China Highlights and Walk The Great Wall
Included meals 16 1 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Boat
13 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Overnight Train
1 night Simple Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18