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China Highlights and Walk The Great Wall HCW

Trip Duration 17 Days

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China Highlights and Walk The Great WallScores 8.9 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
(8 out of 10)


The walking on the Wall was a real highlight but I feel we were unprepared by Explore as to how demanding it would be - I felt some of the walks were very tough, especially where the Wall is crumbling and steep and it was more like rock scrambling than walking.
Some hotels were poor, especially the one in Sian.
I underestimated the impact of pollution on the scenery - that was a disappointment, though obviously not something Explore could alter.
Explore should have warned us of the cost of the optional trips as it was necessary to do them to see everything - they probably should not have been options but included - the Hong Kong one was particularly expensive and everyone in the group had to draw additional funds to cover it.
Our Chinese guide 'Peter' was outstanding.
The itinerary was excellent - we were very busy.
Confirmed traveller: 22 September 2016
Published on: 29 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


Kenley Surrey
The tour was very good with a good mix of highlights and adventure. It was a small group, only 8at first, which made travel and organisation very easy. The guide was very good, knowledgable and friendly.accomodation was simple clean and what I had expected.
It would have been good to have had an idea of the overall cost of the optional activities.
Confirmed traveller: 22 September 2016
Published on: 27 September 2016
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Very much enjoyed trip, having embarked on it in a "don't know what to expect" frame of mind. Our guide, Peter, was good fun and easy to get along with as well as knowledgeable and always able to answer our questions. The highlights were probably the Terracotta Warriors and the last couple of days on the Wall, which were amazing - partly because it was much more remote and also because the scenery and weather were so beautiful. The Sound and Light show at Yangshuo and the acrobats in Beijing were also memorable. The accommodation varied in standard but the beds were always clean and there was always a shower though some definitely better than others!

Tips? Carry a fork or spork if you're not proficient with chopsticks, be prepared for "squatting" toilets and carry toilet paper. Expect lots of steps both up and down on the Wall!
Confirmed traveller: 12 May 2016
Published on: 22 May 2016
(8 out of 10)


Terracota army Xian
Skyline Hong Kong
Last two days walking on the wall ( Simatai )
Confirmed traveller: 20 September 2015
Published on: 19 October 2015
(9 out of 10)


Deliver what they say they will, we have used Explore regularly as their blend of activity/leisure suits us extremely well. Tour guides, without exception, have been excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 12 October 2014
Published on: 29 September 2015