5 Days Beijing Tour, Jiankou Great Wall Camping

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5-Day Beijing Tour, Jiankou Great Wall Camping Highlights

  • Spend 5 days in Beijing, now capital of China, exploring the most important sites: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.
  • Cover two sections of the magnificent Great Wall of China: Mutianyu (restored) and Jiankou (remote, original and untouched).
  • Camp on the Great Wall and enjoy sunset and sunrise scenes.
  • Taste China’s delicious local food including the iconic Peking Roast Duck, something that should not be missed, as China, without a doubt, has a very diverse and profound culinary culture.

Price Per Person

Month2 pax3-5 pax6-9 pax
April-OctoberUSD 769USD 689USD 569


  • The prices are not applicable to the National Day holiday which lasts from Oct. 1, 2018, to Oct. 8, 2018.
  • This is a private tour with private English speaking guide and private driver.

Services Included:

  • Experienced English speaking tour guide.
  • Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers.
  • Service Charges & Government Taxes.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy basis).
  • Admission fees to the tourist attractions.
  • Camping facilities.
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance.

Services Not Included:

  • Chinese visa.
  • International flights to and out of Beijing.
  • Personal expenses such as: beverages, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Tour Schedule by Day

Beijing and Jiankou Great Wall Camping Overview

Beijing is the capital city of China and is one of the world’s most popular cultural cities. It has a history of over 3000 years and has served as the capital of five dynasties for 800 years.

The city is filled with cultural heritage sites, most of which are enlisted in UNESCO, and there are beautiful scenic spots seemingly at just every other corner.

The culture of Beijing is quite diversified as it is often considered the center of Chinese culture. Its international environment makes the city a multi-cultural melting pot.

What makes this tour special from our other Beijing tours is our trek through Jiankou Great Wall.

Jiankou means "arrow nock", its name was given because of the shape of the mountain and how it looked like an arrow. It is often viewed as one of the wildest sections of the Great Wall.

It's unrepaired and was initially constructed on ridges with steep inclining cliffs on each side.

Despite it being labeled as the most dangerous section of the Great Wall, its cliff-top ruins and its scenic backdrops make it the most photographed section.

Jiankou zigzags 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Ox Horn Edge Wall to the Nine-Eye Tower via the Beijing Knot, merging Mutianyu in the east and Huanghuacheng in the west.

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Meals: null

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Welcome to day 1 of your Bejing Jiankou Great Wall camping tour. It starts off easing you in right when you arrive in the capital of the Middle Kingdom.

You will be greeted by your friendly tour guide who will escort you to your hotel. Feel free to ask questions along the way.

We know you may be tired from jet lag, so you'll have the rest of the day to settle in your hotel and do as you wish until day 2.


Day 2 Beijing, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Peking Roast Duck Dinner

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Welcome to day 2 of your Bejing Jiankou Great Wall camping tour.

Today we'll get to learn about Beijing and see iconic attractions like Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City.

The history of Beijing City goes back to 3000 years ago. It was then known as Ji, a city-state from the 11th century to 7th century BC.

Ji was conquered by the State of Yan and was renamed as Yanjing. Beijing’s glory starts from early Ming Dynasty when Emperor Yongle decided to establish it as the capital city of the empire.

From then till now, Beijing has served as China’s capital for around 600 years. The fast developing economy has seen a quick shrinking of its historical part to give way to modernity.

But there are still many places where travelers can look into the city’s ancient past.

Your adventure begins from the Summer Palace, which was built in 1764 by Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty for his mother’s 60th birthday.

Severely damaged during the second Opium War in 1860, the palace was restored in 1888 by Empress Dowager Cixi with funds originally planned for upgrading the navy.

Cixi (1835-1908) was a concubine of Emperor Xianfeng. After the emperor’s death in 1861, her son succeeded to the throne at the age of 6, as Emperor Tongzhi.

Cixi thereafter became the empress dowager and the actual regent in late Qing Dynasty who controlled the government for 47 years until her death. Occasionally she came to the Summer Palace to beat the heat.

In the afternoon, we travel to the Tiananmen Square in the central location of Beijing.

It is an important meeting place for political events. And it is lined with many beautiful buildings. You'll find the Monument of the People's Heroes, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the Great Hall of the people, and the National Museum of China.

Each morning, the five-star red flag, China’s national flag, is raised up here with the rising sun.

Afterwards, we walk our way to the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of both Ming and Qing Dynasties, which was off-limits to commoners in the past.

The construction of Forbidden City started in 1406 and ended in 1420 under the reign of Emperor Yongle.

In total, it was a home to 24 emperors. Most of them were born and raised here and came to the throne and worked diligently to rule the country.

The palace has witnessed many stories. There are heart-touching love stories, hate-filled rival stories between concubines, battles of wits and courage between princes for the throne and even murder.

Your tour guide will take you to visit the main palaces, the imperial garden, the treasure gallery, and the clock and watch exhibition hall.

Before returning back to your hotel, you will enjoy a hearty Peking Roast Duck dinner at one of the famous Quanjude Restaurants, a time-honored brand for the iconic dish: Peking Roast Duck.

Inside the Forbidden City, Beijing

Day 3 Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall & Jiankou Great Wall Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Camp on Jiankou Great Wall

Welcome to day 3 of your Beijing Jiankou Great Wall camping tour.

Before we dive into the tour details, let's talk about the Great Wall of China itself: The construction of the Great Wall started as early as the Spring and Autumn period.

During that time and the following Warring States period, different states such as Qin, Wei, Zhao, etc. built several walls to defend their own borders.

At the end of Warring States period, Ying Zheng, King of Qin State, conquered his opponents and united China again as a great empire. He joined the walls together. Since then, the Great Wall has been rebuilt, made bigger, and stronger.

In the morning, you will explore another landmark of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven.

beijing temple of heaven

The Temple of Heaven was built at the same time with the Forbidden City by Emperor Yongle.

In ancient China, the emperors claimed themselves as the son of Heaven and they ruled the country on behalf of gods in Heaven. The temple was built to hold sacrificing ceremonies to show respect to the gods in Heaven and pray for good harvests.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the suburb of Beijing to visit a less-traveled section of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Your tour guide will take you to the cable car and up to the wall. You'll get to walk on the wall, take pictures and admire the Great Wall in all its glory.

From here you will hike from Mutianyu to the Jiankou Section of Great Wall which is original and unrestored.

This section is tougher and more challenging than Mutianyu but the views are rewarding.

You'll get to enjoy the sunset scenes while you barbecue on the Great Wall and eat simple dinner, such as local snacks, fruits, beer and Chinese steamed bread or Chinese pies.

Tonight you will camp on the Great Wall.

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Day 4 Beijing, Sunrise on Jiankou Great Wall

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven image ofe 3 star rating or similar

Today, we'll watch the sunrise while on the Great Wall, which should be quite a memorable moment. For breakfast, we eat simple but delicious food, such as bread & jam, coffee or tea, fruit and eggs. After breakfast, we summon your energy and continue your hiking on the Great Wall.

In the afternoon, we hike back to the Mutianyu Great Wall and descend by toboggan. Finally, we make our way back to your hotel.

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Day 5 Depart from Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: null

Day 5 is a free day. Enjoy your free time until the scheduled time for departure where we'll escort you to the airport and bid farewell to the Middle Kingdom.

Themes: camping, hiking, World Heritage Site
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Cities visited: Beijing
Provinces visited: Beijing
Ideal seasons: Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Bahá'í
Type of transportation: Private Car
Budget: Affordable/Cheap