Day 1: Arrive Beijing
Met and transferred to hotel(4* central located). At 6 pm rendezvous at hotel lobby. Group meeting followed by group dinner in city restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
·Group Meeting (D)
Day 2: Beijing
Go to Temple of Heaven for morning run and watch Beijingers doing morning exercises. There are people dancing, singing, playing Kungfu, holding cage of bird singing…
Return to hotel for breakfast. Day tour visiting Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Jingshan Park.
·Beijing Duck dinner(B.L.D)
·Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Jingshan Park
Day 3: Beijing/Great Wall Shanhaiguan
Morning drive 300km from Beijing to Great Wall Shanhaiguan, where the Great Wall reaches the Bohai Sea. We will visit No 1 Pass Under the Heaven ie Shanhaiguan City Gate and City Wall with a run on it.Overnight in Shanhai Holiday Hotel (4*)
·Great Wall Shanhaiguan (B.L.D)
Day 4: Great Wall Shanhaiguan/Great Wall Panjiakou
Early morning run in town to Dragon’s Head. Distance is 8-10km. Hiking on Jiaoshan Great Wall. Afternoon transfer 180km to Panjiakou. Overnight in Qianxi Hotel (4*)
·Dragon’s Head (B.L.D)
Day 5: Great Wall Panjiakou/Zunhua
Morning run in town. Transfer to Panjiakou and take a boat excursion on the reservoir of Panjiakou. Hiking on the 2 wild great walls (Panjiakou and Xifengkou). Afternoon transfer to Zunhua. Overnight in Zunhua Int’l Hotel (3* central)
·Great Wall Panjiakou (B.L.D)
Day 6: Luowenyu/Eastern Qing Tomb/Great Wall Jinshanling
Morning run in People’s Park. After breakfast, transfer 13 km out of town to hike on wild Great Wall Luowenyu. Walk downhill to Village Ganjiayu, lunch and transfer 48km to Eastern Qing Tomb. Late afternoon drive 153km to Great Wall Jinshanling. Overnight in Jinshanling Hotel.
·Eastern Qing Tomb, Great Wall Jinshanling (B.L.D)
Day 7: Great Wall Jinshanling/Beijing
Early morning hike on the Great Wall from jinshanling – Erchu Park Lot. Lunch and afternoon return to Beijing. Late afternoon run in Back and Front Lake. Overnight in Dongfang Hotel (4* grade, great character)
·Great Wall Jinshanling (B.L.D)
Day 8: Beijing/fast train to Xi’an
Morning transfer to station to board the fast train to Mt. Huashan on 2nd class carriage. Private transfer to Huashan Inn. Evening run in the countryside for 6km. Overnight in Hua Shan Inn (4* central)
·Mount Huashan (B.L.D)
Day 9: Mount Huashan
Full day exploring Mt Huashan, one of the 4 most famous religious mountains in this country. Hike atop Mt. Huashan and take cable car downhill. Overnight in same hotel.
·Mount Huashan (B.L.D)
Day 10: Huashan/Xian
Transfer to visit Terracotta Warriors. After visit transfer back to Xian for afternoon exploration of Muslim quarter. Overnight in Ramada Hotel (4* central).
·Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter (B.L.D)
Day 11: Xian
Morning run on City Wall and relax in Starbucks at Bell Tower. Rest of day free for own exploration or shopping before home flight next day.
·Old City Wall (B.L.D)
Day 12: Xian/Home
Morning transfer to Xian airport to carch your flight onward home. Tour concludes.
·Transfer to Xian airport included (B)
Visas - A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.
Under the current guidelines to get a visa you will need to provide the following:
- Letter of Invitation from a Chinese agency
- Copy of Flight tickets
- Hotel booking confirmation
- Travel Insurance (some embassies ask for this document)
In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.
Booking a Single Room - On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.
Vaccinations and Your Health - We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years.
Insurance - Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 24 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.
Luggage - One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.
What to Expect on Tour
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