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Great Wall of China Tours

Great Wall of China tours are an essential part of China tourism, walking and hiking along the Great Wall to experience its majesty and profound history. The Great Wall is not only a world architectural wonder, but also a symbol of China. In 2007, the Great Wall was declared the first of the New 7 Wonders of the World. For most tourists traveling to China, the Great Wall tour is a must. No visit to China is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China. In addition, there are Great Wall tours for every kind of traveler. From one-day the Great Wall tour to hiking, camping, photography, night tours, etc. The Great Wall tours will undoubtedly be an awe-inspiring experience in your life.

The Great Wall of China is an ancient Chinese military defense project with a history of over 2,000 years. It has a total length of 21196.18 km, passing through 15 provinces and regions in northern China. Among them, the Ming Great Wall measures 8,850 km and stretches from Jiayuguan Pass in the west to Shanhaiguan Pass in the east. As a result, there are multiple places to visit the Great Wall. Beijing is undoubtedly the main gateway for visiting the Great Wall. There are several world-famous sections of the Wall in the suburbs of Beijing. Badaling is the most famous one. Secondly, Mutianyu and Jinshanling offer safe hiking tours. Gubeikou and Jiankou Great Wall are adventurers’ paradise. You can visit these famous views in half a day or one day from Beijing, which is very suitable for tourists visiting the Great Wall for the first time.

We offer customized private and group Great Wall of China tour packages. We will carefully design your Great Wall of China tour based on your needs and aim to provide you with a unique Great Wall experience. You will visit magnificent natural scenery and experience the vicissitudes of ancient Chinese history. In addition, we will also create an unforgettable Great Wall family tour to ensure you and your family have a memorable holiday. We also customize the best Great Wall adventure tours for those who like hiking or adventure. Contact us to customize your trip to the Great Wall.

Great Wall of China Tours from Beijing

As the capital of China and one of the most popular entry cities, Beijing is usually the first choice for foreign tourists to access China. In addition, there are several world-famous sections of the Great Wall around Beijing, such as Badaling, Mutianyu, Simatai, Jinshanling, Jiankou Great Wall, etc. So, the Great Wall of China tours from Beijing should be your first choice. On the other hand, Beijing is also a famous tourist city. You can also visit famous attractions in Beijing under the guidance of a tour guide, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Beijing Hutong, etc. We have carefully designed Great Wall tour packages from Beijing. Let’s visit the Great Wall from Beijing now!

Great Wall of China Hiking and Walking Tours

The Great Wall is ideal for various outdoor activities, from hiking to trekking and camping. What a fantastic experience to hike the Great Wall of China! The Great Wall is a physical challenge with many excellent hiking opportunities. We have carefully designed Great Wall Hiking Packages. Our experienced hiking guides will ensure your safety and take you to experience the fun of hiking the Great Wall.

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Highlights Attractions of the Great Wall

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Shanhaiguan Great Wall, also known as Shanhaiguan, is located 15 kilometers northeast of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, and 305 kilometers away from Beijing. It has been known as the "First Pass Under Heaven" since ancient times. The Shanhaiguan Great Wall has a long history of more than 600 years and held an important military position in ancient times. It stretches 26 km long and extends into the sea on the east side. Shanhaiguan is a popular tourist destination.

Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall is located 80 km northwest of downtown Beijing. It is the most well-preserved section of the Great Wall. Compared to other sections, Badaling Great Wall is much easier to get to the top. The Badaling section was the first to be opened to tourists. It has complete facilities including cable cars, a museum, wheelchair access, etc. Nowadays, the Badaling Great Wall has become a must-go place for the Beijing Tour. It is the most popular among domestic and international tourists. In addition, the Badaling Great Wall has also hosted heads of state.

Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall is located in the Huairou District of Beijing, 73km northeast of Beijing. The Mutianyu Great Wall is 5,400 meters long and is the longest Great Wall in China. It enjoys the 'Of the Great Wall, Mutianyu Section is the Best' reputation. It is a less crowded section of the Great Wall, allowing you to get away from the crowds. Mutianyu Great Wall will give you a nice sense of tranquility and spectacularity.

Simatai Great Wall

Simatai Great Wall is located in Gubeikou Town in the Miyun District of Beijing, 120 km northeast of Beijing. It has not been renovated or restored since it was built. Therefore, it retains the original appearance of the ancient city walls. It impresses many visitors with its breathtaking scenery, especially at night. Hiking or camping on the Simatai Great Wall is a good way to get close to nature. In addition, having a night tour on the Simatai Great Wall is also popular among tourists.

Jinshanling Great Wall

Jinshanling Great Wall is located in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 125 km northeast of Beijing. Built in 1368, the Jinshanling Great Wall is a perfect fusion of military defense and architectural art. Nowadays, it has been restored for easier climbing. Visitors can hike from Jinshanling to Simatai West. Known as the 'paradise of photographers', Jinshanling Great Wall is the most popular place for Hiking and Photography.

Jiankou Great Wall

Jiankou Great Wall is located in Huairou District of Beijing, 100km north of Beijing. It was built on ridges with cliffs on each side, which makes it one of the most dangerous sections. Many classic publicity photos of the Great Wall were taken here. Jiankou Great Wall is a paradise for adventurers. It impresses a lot of visitors to have an adventurous hike here.

Jiayuguan Pass Great Wall

Jiayuguan is located 5 kilometers west of Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province. It is the western starting point of the Ming Great Wall, but a vital pass on the ancient Silk Road. It was built in 1372 and completed in 1540, which lasted 168 years. Jiayuguan Great Wall was built with rammed earth, making yellow its dominant hue and helping the pass blend harmoniously with the surrounding desert. If you want to experience the Silk Road tour, this is a place not to be missed.

Design Your Own Great Wall Tour Package

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Great Wall Sections Restored/Wild Landscape Hiking Difficulty Crowdedness Distance from Downtown Cable Car Time Needed
Mutianyu Restored Less crowded 74km(46mi) Yes Half day
Jinshanling Half Restored/Half Wild Less crowded 154km(96mi) Yes Half day
Simatai Half Restored/Half Wild Not crowded 140km(87mi) Yes A day
Jiankou Wild Not crowded 72km(45mi) No A day
Huanghuacheng Half Restored/Half Wild Not crowded 80km(50mi) No A day
Gubeikou Wild Not crowded 144km(89mi) No A day
Juyongguan Restored Crowded 56km(35mi) Yes Half day
Badaling Restored Very crowded 75km(47mi) Yes Half day

FAQs of Great Wall of China Tours

1. Why should I go to Beijing to see the Great Wall?
First of all, Beijing is the capital of China and has convenient transportation. Secondly, Beijing is also a famous tourist city. Finally, there are several sections of the world-famous Great Wall surrounding Beijing.
2. What do I need to bring for a Great Wall tour?
The Great Wall tour requires a long walk, so please bring some comfy shoes and a small canteen for water. When the temperature is relatively high in summer, you bring sunscreen and a hat.
3. When is the best time to visit the Great Wall?
You can go year round, but from March to October is preferable. Avoid travelling on China public holidays like the May Day Holiday and the golden week from Oct. 1 to 7.
4. How steep is the wall? Is it safe?
Popular sections like Badaling and Mutianyu are not extremely steep, and certainly safe to travel on.
5. Is the Great Wall tour physically strenuous?
The Beijing Great Wall tours are not very demanding for the general public. For the seniors, children, and the handicapped, we recommend Badaling, because cable cars, pulley cars, or luges are available for visitors.
6. Which section should I choose for my Great Wall of China tours?
Badaling and Mutianyu in Beijing are the best choices. Badaling is the travelers' favorite while Mutianyu is a wise man's choice if visiting on holidays.
7. Which section is the most suitable for hiking?
Jinshanling is the first choice. Simatai is also a good choice.
8. Which section is the most suitable for adventure?
Jiankou Great Wall is the first choice. It is a paradise for adventurers.

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