Walk the Great Wall

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Travel through the lush moun­tain­ous ar­eas north­east and east of Bei­jing on the back roads and in­ter­act with the lo­cals. Visit the East­ern Qing Tombs and ex­plore the For­bid­den City and the Tem­ple of Heaven. In­trepid My Ad­ven­ture Store has an eight-day tour of the Great Wall of China, in­clud­ing one-night tra­di­tional home­s­tay ac­com­mo­da­tion, four nights’ ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion, two nights in a guest­house, seven break­fasts, five lunches, four din­ners, trans­port, sight­see­ing and en­trance fees. An English-speak­ing lo­cal tour leader and lo­cal guides at some sights, and ar­rival trans­fer, are part of the to­tal package from $1695 a per­son, twin share; air­fare are ad­di­tional. Sales till April 30 for travel on var­i­ous dates to De­cem­ber 31. The tour starts and ends in Bei­jing. Phone 0800 600 610.

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