Great Wall Day Tour

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1 Day
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Conquer preserved sections of China’s greatest man-made structure as you hike the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng. Steeped in history and surrounded by yellow wild flowers, this section boasts some of the wall’s most photogenic views.

About this Journey

Beginning at the sea and stretching more than one thousand miles to the unforgiving desert frontiers of China’s west, The Great Wall is a lasting symbol of China’s imperial might. The section at Huanghuacheng is a photographer’s paradise, boasting stunning views of both man made and natural scenery, this part of the wall is also known as “the First Pass” for its strategic importance and as the natural protector of the nearby Ming Emperor Tombs. Spend the morning hiking the restored section of the wall before stopping for a picnic lunch and preparing yourself to tackle some more of the wall in the afternoon.

What we love
  • Learning the unique history of the Huanghuacheng section of The Great Wall
  • Enjoying one of the world's most picturesque picnic lunches atop a watchtower
  • Letting your WildChina guide lead the way along the wall
Where you're going
Beijing map

Day 1

Meet your WildChina guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel • Travel northwest to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall of China • Let your guide lead the way along a restored section of the wall and enjoy the changing panorama created by the varying, steep gradients and the nearby lake • Enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the wall’s many watchtowers and see the wall crowning neighboring mountains as far as the eye can see • Drive back into town and spend the evening at your leisure


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What’s Included

  • All overland transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments
  • All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
  • All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water
  • All services of WildChina English-speaking guide(s)
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax
  • Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip

What’s Excluded

  • International and domestic flights and relevant taxes
  • Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
  • Travel, health and trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals, apart from those included in the itinerary, and alcohol
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
  • Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers



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Why WildChina

We’re on the ground with you

Our team of advisors will design every detail of the trip with you through close consultation, then orchestrate your entire journey while on the ground. We’re in the same time zone as you, so we can fulfill requests and handle issues without a hitch. With over 40 staff in Beijing and an expansive network of operational partners across the country, we have the manpower to ensure your journey is safe, reliable and comfortable from beginning to end.

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Flexibility is our highest-ranking compliment. We pull off journeys for pioneers with a 6-hour layover to Hollywood’s elite, and everywhere in between. Our team regularly pulls off unprecedented logistical feats; nearly any time frame or budget is within our realm. No matter how you wish to experience China, we are here to bring that dream to life.

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WildChina guides are carefully handpicked for their knowledge and charisma, then meticulously trained to maintain our exceptional service standards. They are expert storytellers and passionate natives of the regions where they guide, having the perfect combination of local insights and service know-how to bring you seamless once-in-a- lifetime moments all across China.

The little things, the big picture

Supporting inspired local economies allows you to experience the soul of the destination, while also protecting and cultivating China’s artisanal culture. From watching artisans hand make shoes in Yunnan, to picking organic vegetables for dinner on a local farm in Fujian, our tours are designed to showcase and protect China’s heritage, both natural and human.