Walk the Great Wall
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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