Explore the Great Wall far away from the crowds. Where it is untouched, taken over by nature in all its rough glory. At other places standing tall, as a reminder of the past. Of ancient history. But regardless, it will give you breath to taking views as far as your eye can see. Then back to earth, to a local farmer's home stay. Where you will spend the night and take part in daily life, trying your hands on Chinese dishes.
You will be spoilt for choice on your second day. Should you explore the local quiet and beautiful countryside on two wheels? Or should you continue your explorations of the Great Wall, following a beautiful lakeside trail? The choice is yours and regardless of your chosen path, you will go back to Urban Beijing with a breath of fresh countryside air and magnificent mountain views in your memory.
Prijs per persoon355 EUR
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De prijs hierboven is per persoon, maar gebaseerd op 2 volwassenen die samen reizen. Wat is inbegrepen?
Enjoy your breakfast and prepare for your pick-up from your hotel at 09:00 am. You will slowly leave the busy central streets of Beijing behind, heading towards the Northeast and countryside of Beijing. Driving time will be around 1.5 hours before you reach Bei Gou Village from where you will start your hike.
After short refreshments you will start hiking on the not crowded parts of the Great wall for about 4 hours depending on your energy. This section of the wall is untouched and the considered as a paradise of professional photographers.
Later in the afternoon you return to your guesthouse where you can enjoy relaxing time in the courtyard. Or you can choose to help your hostess gather fresh vegetables from the fields and learn to cook Chinese dishes. Enjoy a home-style Chinese dinner with beer, soft drinks and a cup of Great Wall Wine.
Afterwards you will have free time for exploration in the village where you can meet the locals.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at a local farmer's guesthouse
Day 2: Bei Gou Village- Beijing
Enjoy breakfast in the morning in the tranquil countryside, followed by your chosen activity (please inform in advance to allow for preparations): Should you go biking the country side or explore more of the Great Wall?
Option #1 – Biking: Go bike riding with your guide through the village and in the countryside. You will explore the area, pass by a river, the village committee offices, a Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Centre, a rainbow trout farming base and in general enjoy the natural scenery and everyday life of the locals. You can make stops upon your request to take pictures. A Chinese lunch will be served in your home stay when back from explorations. You will have time to take a nap or hang around in the village until pick up. On the way back to Beijing you will have will have a short stop at Huanghuacheng Great wall (facade ) which is built beside a beautiful lake.
Option #2 – Hiking: Go by private vehicle to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall and spend another day in the company of great mountain views, impressive man built structures and a breath-taking lake at the foot of the wall. Transfer back to Beijing city by private vehicle. On the way, you will have a photo stop at 2008 Beijing Olympics Park – to look closer at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube (exterior views).
The trip ends at your hotel around 18:00 pm.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Wat is inbegrepen?
· Explore the Great Wall at your own pace – away from the crowds
· Get closer to local life spending the night at a local farmers home stay
· Bike the quiet an beautiful countryside and meet the local villagers
· Or explore another untouched section of the wall next to a lake.
Budget & Comfort: Local farmer's guesthouse with private bathroom
Private car/van transportation on day 1, private car/van and bicycle on day 2.
1x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Houd er rekening mee
· Warm sweater/jacket for night time
· Mosquito repellent
· Good walking boots
· Personal things such as toothbrush, towel etc.