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Internationale groepsreis Walking the Great Wall

Trek one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China
9 dagen vanaf € 1.065,- (excl. vlucht)

Activities

  • Guided Group
  • Food

    • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners included. Food is cheap in China and you can avoid the spicier regional food if you wish. The food on this trip is fantastically varied with lots of new flavours and 'things' to try. Gastronomically the trip can be divided into two parts: 'tourist hotels' and 'local hotels'. In tourist hotels the breakfast is normally a buffet, with a huge spread of Chinese and western food, including coffee, juice, breads, cakes, fruit, eggs, bacon and a wide variety of noodle and stir fried dishes. Dinners are normally taken in the hotel or local restaurants, serving rice with assorted vegetables, pork, fish, chicken and duck dishes with flavours roughly approx. imating those you would find in a Chinese restaurant in the UK. In the local hotels, breakfast includes rice porridge, dumplings, eggs, noodles, etc, however, we tend to augment this with fruit and cakes where available. Dinners are taken in local restaurants where the food is heavily flavoured with ginger, garlic bamboo shoots and chilli. Don't be surprised to find river snail, sparrow or even dog appearing on the menu! Lunches are taken in local village restaurants and will normally consist of noodle soup or stir fried vegetable noodles. Expect an audience most lunches as the locals crowd around to watch the 'big noses' trying to master the use of chopsticks! Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in China the availability of certain specialized products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free or dairy-free, is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these specialized dietary items from home. Strict vegetarians may find the diet rather limited to stir fried vegetables and eggs as all the soups are made with meat stock.
    • Food is cheap in China and you can avoid the spicier regional food if you wish. The food on this trip is fantastically varied with lots of new flavours and 'things' to try. Gastronomically the trip can be divided into two parts: 'tourist hotels' and 'local hotels'. In tourist hotels the breakfast is normally a buffet, with a huge spread of Chinese and western food, including coffee, juice, breads, cakes, fruit, eggs, bacon and a wide variety of noodle and stir fried dishes. Dinners are normally taken in the hotel or local restaurants, serving rice with assorted vegetables, pork, fish, chicken and duck dishes with flavours roughly approx. imating those you would find in a Chinese restaurant in the UK. In the local hotels, breakfast includes rice porridge, dumplings, eggs, noodles, etc, however, we tend to augment this with fruit and cakes where available. Dinners are taken in local restaurants where the food is heavily flavoured with ginger, garlic bamboo shoots and chilli. Don't be surprised to find river snail, sparrow or even dog appearing on the menu! Lunches are taken in local village restaurants and will normally consist of noodle soup or stir fried vegetable noodles. Expect an audience most lunches as the locals crowd around to watch the 'big noses' trying to master the use of chopsticks! Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in China the availability of certain specialized products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free or dairy-free, is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these specialized dietary items from home. Strict vegetarians may find the diet rather limited to stir fried vegetables and eggs as all the soups are made with meat stock.

    Activities

    • Adult Group
    • Culture & Discovery
    • Accom: hotel/lodge
    • Solo departures
    • Trek: point-to-point
    • Walking & Trekking
    • Go local
    • History
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    9 dagen vanaf € 1.065,-

Route 9 daagse rondreis Walking the Great Wall

Stepping out across the peaceful semi-ruin of a section of the Great Wall is like walking in the footsteps of the past. Far from the tourist crowds we are able to get a great sense of the scale and majesty of this remarkable piece of engineering without rushing through in a big group. We trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, both dilapidated and rebuilt stretches. The old sections have a romantic feel, but the new ones may look odd to people who are used to seeing their ancient monuments in a poor state, though since the wall was constructed over a 2000 year period, the new sections are just a continuation of that process. We will get closer to day-to-day life in rural China before returning to Beijing, a city steeped in history yet plunging headlong into modernity.

  1. Dag 1 - Arrive Beijing; free afternoon and Beijing duck dinner.
  2. Dag 2 - Transfer to Jiankou; trek past watchtowers to Mutianyu before transferring back to Jiankou
  3. Dag 3 - Morning trek around Jiankou with its steep mountains and beautiful scenery; transfer to Gubeikou.
  4. Dag 4 - Walk along the Great Wall of Crouching Tiger near Gubeikou.
  5. Dag 5 - Hike past villages to Jinshanling.
  6. Dag 6 - Jinshanling circular walk; drive to Beijing via Summer palace & Olympic Park.
  7. Dag 7 - Beijing City tour visiting hutongs, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City.
  8. Dag 8 - Free day in Beijing.
  9. Dag 9 - Fly to London.
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