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China Highlights and Walk The Great Wall HCW

Trip Duration 17 Days

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. From the skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the imperial palaces of Beijing, the dramatic scenery of the Li River to the Terracotta Warriors, we see all of China's main highlights. We start walking on the Great Wall at the point where it meets the sea, known as the 'Old Dragon's Head', before continuing towards Simatai and spending several days hiking along some of the Wall's most spectacular sections.

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.


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  • 1
    Join tour in Hong Kong

  • 2
    Discover the sights of Hong Kong; optional ride on the Victoria PeakTram

  • 3
    Continue exploring Hong Kong; overnight train to Guilin

  • 4
    Boat trip on the Li River to Yangshuo

  • 5
    Free time in Yangshuo; catch flight to Xian

  • 6
    In Xian; visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  • 7
    Explore the Terracotta Army; overnight train to Beijing

  • 8
    Discover the sights of Beijing; including the Forbidden City

  • 9
    Walk on the incredible Great Wall

  • 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

  • 16
    Drive to Beijing

  • 17
    Tour ends in Beijing

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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