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Unique Experiences:
The ultimate fast track to Beijing’s traditional and behind the scene urban and outskirts experiences.
Bike your way through Beijing’s alleyways and great squares.
Beat the crowds and go hiking on the untouched original parts of the Great Wall.
Get a fascinating peek into local life when biking the countryside and overnight staying in a farmer’s guesthouse.
Participants:

Up to 8 travelers may book this trip.

Trip Length: 5 Day(s) 4 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily in the period of 1 Mar – 14 Nov, please refer to season stated.
Type of Transportation:

Beijing Airport or Train Station to Beijing Hotel by Private Car or Van
Beijing Hotel to Beijing Outskirts by Public A/C Bus
Beijing Outskirts to Beijing Hotel by Private Car or Van

Type of Accommodation:

Beijing Jade Hostel Private Room
Local family guesthouse with private bathroom

Physical Rate: 4/5
Included in Price:

Meals: 4 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner 
Accommodation: 3 nights at Beijing Jade Hostel in a Private Room, 1  night at a local farmer’s guesthouse with private bathroom
Transportation: Arrival transfer on Day 1, transport to and from the Great Wall/local village
Miscellaneous: English-speaking guide during select activities

Excluded from Price:

Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Entrance tickets during the bicycle tour (Day 2)
Entrance ticket to Bird’s Nest and Water Cube

Map

Locations Visited:
Beijing, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, National Theatre, Lama Temple, Ghost Street, Bei Gou Village, Beijing
Start City:
Beijing
End City:
Beijing

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Beijing
Greeted at the airport/train station by driver and transferred to the centrally located hotel. If you arrive before 14:00 pm, join the 1- hour orientation walk hosted by our English speaking staff to get familiar with the surroundings of your hotel and get some basic travel tips about China.

Accommodation: Overnight at Beijing Jade Hotel, or similar

Day 2: Beijing
Full day bike tour through the narrow back streets of the old part of Beijing, to explore local life away from the tourist bus trail. Pass by the Lama Temple, highest academy of Imperial Learning, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Ghost Street – a 24-hour food street, Houhai Lake areas, Jingshan Park – the hilltop is a great place to have a bird’s View of Imperial Palace, Tiananmen Square, the Egg - National Theater and the Exhibition hall of urban planning and construction, Qianmen Street- the oldest and most famous business street. You can stop in for a visit at any spot you are interested (the entrance fee on your own), ride back to your hotel by evening.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Beijing Jade Hotel, or similar


Day 3: Beijing-Bei Gou Village
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and together you will go by public air-conditioned bus at 8:30 am, heading towards the northeast of Beijing. Before noon, you will arrive in Bei Gou and hosted by your family.

After short refreshments, you will start hiking on the not crowded parts of the Great wall for about 4 hours depending on your energy. This section of the wall is untouched and considered as a paradise of professional photographers.

Later in the afternoon you return to your guesthouse where you can enjoy relaxing time in the courtyard. Or you can choose to help your hostess gather fresh vegetables from the fields and learn to cook Chinese dishes. Enjoy a home-style Chinese dinner with beer, soft drinks and a cup of Great Wall Wine.

Afterwards, you will have free time for exploration in the village where you can meet the locals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at local farmer's guesthouse with simple facilites and private bathroom


Day 4: Bei Gou Village-Beijing
Enjoy breakfast in the morning in the tranquil countryside, followed by your chosen activity (please inform in advance to allow for preparations): Should you go biking the countryside or explore more of the Great Wall?

Option #1 – Biking: Go bike riding with your guide through the village and in the countryside. You will explore the area, pass by a river, the village committee offices, a rainbow trout farming base and in general enjoy the natural scenery and everyday life of the locals. You can make stops upon your request to take pictures. A Chinese lunch will be served in your home stay when back from explorations. You will have time to take a nap or hang around in the village until pick up. On the way back to Beijing you will have a short stop at Huanghuacheng Great wall (facade), which is built beside a beautiful lake.

Option #2 – Hiking: Go by private vehicle to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall and spend another day in the company of great mountain views, impressive man built structures and a breath-taking lake at the foot of the wall.
Transfer back to your hotel in Beijing city by private vehicle. On the way, you will have a photo stop at 2008 Beijing Olympics Park – to look closer at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube (exterior views).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at Beijing Jade Hotel, or simiilar

 
Day 5: Return
Free day on your own arrangement, check-out time is before 12:00 noon.

Meals: Breakfast

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