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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. 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.

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in 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

  • 16
    Drive to Beijing

  • 17
    Tour ends Beijing

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China Highlights and Walk The Great Wall
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Included meals 16 1 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Train, Boat
Accommodation
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