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Unique Experiences:

•  Beat the crowds and go hiking, staying overnight in tents on the untouched original parts of the Great Wall
•  Get a fascinating peek into life as it is really lived in the countryside and take part in the daily tasks including farming and cooking
•  Option to do volunteering.

Participants:

Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled, to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

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Trip Length: 3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily, except the black-out periods.
Travel Season:

Beijing has four seasons and we generally recommend spring, summer and autumn as the best times to visit.
Heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (July - August).
Winter is normally cold with temperature around or below 0 degrees, so we don't recommend this trip in this period.
This tour does not operate: 15 November – 28 February every year.
Recommended alternative:

Beijing Urban Adventure 4 Days
Great Wall 1 Days.

Type of Transportation: Public means of transportation from the urban district to the great wall on Day 1 and private transfer back to Beijing on Day 3.
Type of Accommodation: Local farmer’s guesthouse with private bathroom and camping in tent on the wall (if weather permits).
Physical Rate: 4/5
Child Policy:

This tour is not recommended for: Children below 12 years of age. Generally, we don't recommend the tour to people who are not fit to do rough tracks, due to the hiking condition.

Included in Price:

Meals: 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
Accommodation: 1 night in local farmer’s guesthouse with private bathroom, 1 night camping stay in tent on double occupancy with sleeping bag and damp-proof pad (if weather does not permit, you will stay in a farmer’s guesthouse)
Transport: Public means of transportation from the urban area to the Great Wall, private transportation from the village back to the city at the end, Bicycles (children sit on adults’ bike)
English speaking tour guide: The entire tour according to itinerary.

Excluded from Price:

•  Tips to guide
•  Dinner on Day 3
•  Personal expenses
•  Entrance ticket of Bird’s Nest and Water Cube
•  Travel Insurance (compulsory)
•  All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Great wall, Bei Gou Village
Start City:
Beijing
End City:
Beijing

Itinerary

Day 1 : Beijing – Xizhazi Village
Picked-up by your guide from your hotel at 8:30 am, take a long distance air-conditioned public bus heading towards the northeast of Beijing. Arriving to Xizhazi village will be before noon. After a lunch break, you will hike along the Wild Great wall for about 4 hours depending on your energy. You will be hiking from the back Jiankou Section all the way to the Zhengbeilou Beacon Tower, this section of the wall is untouched with great scenery and considered as a paradise of professional photographers.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in tent at the Wall, or stay at local farmer's guesthouse if the weather is not permit.


Day 2 : Xizhazi Village -Bei Gou Village
Enjoy the sunrise on the wall. After breakfast, you will continue hiking on the wall heading to the front Jiankou Section.

You will enjoy your lunch box on the wall. And early afternoon, descend the wall nearby Bei Gou village and check-in at farmer’s guesthouse. After checked-in you can relax in the courtyard or do volunteering works, such as teaching local pupils and villagers English (if not on schooling day) or help your hostess collect some fresh vegetables and prepare your dinner.

The local Chinese food will be served for dinner in the courtyard with some cold beers and cups of Great Wall Wine. Afterwards, you will have your free time for your own exploration in the village where you can meet the local villagers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at local farmer's guethouse


Day 3: Bei Gou Village – Beijing
After breakfast, you will be doing the bike riding with your tour guide along quiet countryside paths through the villages around, visit orchards, village committee offices, rainbow trout farming base and witness the daily life of the locals.

Chinese food will be served for lunch at your guesthouse, take a nap or enjoy your free time until pick-up and transfer back to Beijing city by private vehicle, on the way have a photo stop at 2008 Beijing Olympics Park to have a close look at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube (exterior views).

Your trip ends at your hotel around 17:00 pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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