* Take the Gubeikou Watertown tourist bus from Beijing to Gubeikou for only 48 RMB each way.
* Take the new bullet train line to Gubeikou for only 12 RMB each way.
* Catch stunning sunset views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.
* See the most famous part of the Wall involved in many battles in the history
* Camp on the Great Wall at night to experience what the ancient warriors could do.
* Group size from 1.
* Dinner and breakfast are included.
* A 2-3 hours of hiking at Gubeikou is extra.
* Last-minute signup is OK, even past midnight. There is NO deadline.
* Available every day!
Our local experts (camping managers) serve this tour who lives in the Great Wall village. They don't speak English but know how to use a translation app to communicate with you. You are also encouraged to use a translation app vice versa. They are incredibly experienced and friendly.
Optional Upgrade to Private Transfer
Rather than taking public buses, you can request a private transfer for you. We’ll send a very experienced driver and excellent vehicle to meet you in the place you designate (hotel, home, workplace, etc.) and transfer you back to your original site or airport or train station.
We guarantee you this rare night to experience the life of the warriors who guarded the Great Wall back in the day. You will sleep in the beacon building of the General's command that year, watch the stars and the moon dwell inside the tent, and usher in the sunrise in infinite silence.
Transportation Option 1:
Go to Beijing's largest public transportation hub DONGZHIMEN (东直门). Take the tourist bus to Gubei Water Town. It is a 2-hour ride. The cost is as low as only 48 yuan ($7) one way. To learn the direction to the Station, please visit the Dongzhimen Outbound Bus page.
Currently, Beijing Dongzhimen Bus Station runs to Gubei Water Town at the following times: 9:00, 12:00, and 15:30. Please arrive at the Station at least 30 minutes before the departure to secure your seat. If you book the camping, please take the 15:30 bus. If you want to book additional hours of hiking at Gubeikou, please take the noon bus.
Transportation Option 2:
Take S503 bullet train at 2:20 pm from Beijing North Railway Station at Dongzhimen (东直门). The ticket is only 12 RMB. The train arrives at Gubeikou at 4:52 pm. You should take the morning train S501 at 6:58 am to arrive at 9:42 if you also book the hiking for three hours before camping.
Arriving at Gubeikou
Upon arriving at Gubei Water Town Bus Station or Gubeikou Train Station, our camping staff will meet you at the Station and transfer you to Gubeikou Great Wall village. Toward evening, we will treat you with a country-style dinner in our camping base. We will set up the camp for you to sleep on the Great Wall.
The typical sunrise time is around 5 am in the summer, or 7 am in winter. You won't want to miss the moment. After breakfast, we'll send you to the bus terminal at Gubei Watertown to go back to Beijing. Or, you may take S502 train at 10 am to go back to Beijing by 12:30 pm.
"We did not book our trip ahead of time and were only in Beijing for 2 days. This seemed to be the only company that we were able to book the day before. The price was comparable to most all others and reviews seemed good, so we gave it a shot. I would say that our overall experience was beyond our expectations and our phenomenal guide is the reason to say so. I would highly recommend this company."
- Andy M., customer experienced in June, 2019
Limited Time Discounts:
15% off for the 1st guest;
20% off for the 2nd guest;
25% off for the 3rd guest or more
PRIVATE TRANSFER UPGRADE
$129 for a Passat sedan (sits up to 4 people)
$149 for a Buick GL8 minivan (sits up to 7 people)
FOR ENHANCED EXPERIENCE
Extra 2-3 hours of hiking at Gubeikou: Add $49/person
* The privilege of camping on the Great Wall and exclusive access to the camping watchtower
* All necessary camping gears such as tents & bags
* Entry fees to the Great Wall
* Dinner and breakfast the next day
* Bus tickets of a total of 96 yuan is not included.
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