Established in 2003 in Beijing, for 16 years Great Wall Adventure Club has been bringing the wonder, mystery, and excitement of “the middle kingdom” to visitors and daring explorers from all over the world. Our satisfied clients have included over 78,700 people from 59 countries. Initially established as solely a Great Wall trekking organization for backpackers, our success and drive has lead to us expanding operation to include all angles of China exploration from Terracotta Warriors to Tibet.
The outdoorsman: Stay overnight on the Great Wall of China - CNN Travel, June 11, 2012
"When people come to the Great Wall of China, they want to explore the history and see why it was built. A day trip to the tourist sites won’t achieve that, but a sleepover on one of the world’s most storied ruins certainly will. The Great Wall Adventure Club organizes trips to sleep in a watchtower where soldiers were formerly garrisoned. When night falls, the only thing above is the stars, while the incredible land of the surrounding hills is absolutely silent ... "
We guarantee to take you to those unrestored, unspoiled, off-the-beaten-path sections of the Great Wall that are largely left alone from the swarms of tourists, giving you an intimate and memorable Great Wall experience. The parts of the Wall we will trek are often empty and peaceful. We want to share with you the true Great Wall, with its peaks and valleys, and its beautiful and mysterious ruins within one day.
These tours are an amateur photographer’s dream. Maybe you can sell the pictures from your trip to National Geographic! These treks includes both unrestored and rugged “Wild Wall” along with tastefully restored wall, making it a perfect hike for comparison and understanding more about the true Great Wall. These trips also present a great opportunity for some dramatic and breathtaking sunset photos from the Great Wall.
* Breathtaking views with a relatively more affordable walk.
* Catch stunning views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.
* English-speaking tour guide.
* Tickets and lunch included.
* Hotel pickup in the morning!
"The Great Wall Adventure Club organizes trips to sleep in a watchtower where soldiers were formerly garrisoned. When night falls, the only thing above is the stars, while the incredible land of the surrounding hills is absolutely silent." CNN Travel, 2012.
For those that have a little more time to spend in Beijing, our 2-day Great Wall programs are a perfect way to sate your Great Wall appetite.
If you want to take and extended break from the hustle and bustle of Beijing and explore the natural and cultural beauties of northern China, than these 3-day Great Wall programs are sure to have what you're looking for. For these 3-day routes, you will get an extended and up-close-and-personal view of the Great Wall. In addition to the Great Wall, you also have the opportunity to visit some other national treasures that the Middle Kingdom has to offer,
These hikes bring you to all different sorts of Great Wall structures and styles, giving you the full range on one of mankind's most incredible achievements. You can see the classically restored Great Wall with its watchtowers and brick (such as at Jinshanling, Mutianyu, and Shanhaiguan), and you can also explore the rugged ruins of the “wild” wall at Jiankou, Simatai, Gubeikou, and Panlongshan.
These tours are designed in mind for those serious Great Wall hikers who have a little more time on their hands than the average traveler. You'll get a brief insight into how people truly live in China, which is a stark contrast away from the big cities. You'll get to interact with villagers, try the local countryside cuisines, and sleep in their homes, making for a truly authentic experience!
This program combines the four most popular Great Wall hiking routes into an action packed 6 day journey that shows you all aspects of the Great Wall. From rugged unrestored “Wild Wall” to restored brickwork and watchtowers, to even underwater Great Wall, if you’ve been dreaming about experiencing the Great Wall than this program will give you the most bang for the buck.
These epic 7-day journeys are composed for the ultimate Great Wall enthusiast. These seven day adventures are optimally designed to give you the ultimate Great Wall experience. While these hikes are tough physically, you will gain a greater understanding of the Great Wall and its original strategic purpose, as well as a wonderful tour of rural Chinese culture and nature.
This program has been crafted for serious Great Wall enthusiasts. In addition to being a test of strength and endurance, this tour shows you the best sections of the Great Wall in northeast China. For Great Wall enthusiasts, this is the ultimate experience. This 9-day tour takes you to every popular Great Wall hike in northeast China. You’ll see every example of Great Wall architecture and structure on this trek.
This program has been crafted for serious Great Wall enthusiasts who want to meet every important parts of the Great Wall from its origin. In addition to being a test of strength and endurance, this tour shows you the best sections of the Great Wall in northeast China. Please be aware that this tour should only be done by those in good physical condition, as this program requires vigorous physical activity.
This is the longest and most comprehensive Great Wall tour that we offer, and you'll be hard pressed to find a better constructed one at any other travel agency. We've got you covered from the moment you arrive in Beijing, as pick-up and drop-off from the airport is included. Then, we'll set out on a nearly two-week odyssey that will take you from the Great Wall's eastern most point, making our way slowly east back towards Beijing.
Our excellent English-speaking guide walks with you every step on the Wall. He/she will also meet you at your hotel and send you back to your hotel. He will help you with your meal arrangement. Sometimes, you can join a small group for a semi-private tour and save.
For economic reason or more privacy, you will tour by yourselves or with one of our local support staff member. You won't need an English-speaking guide. Our professional drivers and our local support staff will assist you with the camping setup if you want to sleep overnight on the Great Wall of China.
Sometimes you may call it a bus tour. The tour group consists of guests living in different hotels. Your will pay a low group rate for a wonderful experience with others together. Currently, Jinshanling and Mutianyu day tours and 2-day 2GC1 programs are offered in this style.
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