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Great Wall Trail with China City Highlights

Solo Travellers 40 Years & Over
Sunday 13 - Thursday 24 May 2018


Trip Month May 2018
Duration: 12 days
Status: Early preview
Destinations: Beijing – Great Wall Trail - Xian - - Shanghai
Trip Style: Walking tour,Small deluxe group tour
Accommodation: Comfortable hotels
Prices: See prices page for details
Transport: Coach
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: Maximum of 10 travellers
Trip Code: greatwall18-5

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If you enjoy active travel you’ll love this trip that combines the best of trekking and visiting some of China’s most renowned cities and their highlights. We’ve combined a classic section of the Great Wall to explore and trek between small villages, along with touring the iconic sights in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.

This innovative itinerary takes in a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province where we’ll explore more remote sections of the Great Wall, trekking between villages. The scenery is vast and diverse as we walk with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop.

In Beijing we visit the capital’s major historic sites such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. We also indulge in the culinary delight that Chinese cuisine is so famous for. The Beijing food experiences will no doubt be one of the highlights of this entirely unique adventure before we head to Xian to visit the famous Terracotta Warriors an extraordinary sight of warriors arising from their muddy grave; some intact, others still submerged in the earth. Our journey concludes in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai.


  • 11 breakfasts
  • 9 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Comfortable hotels touring Beijing, X’ian and Shanghai
  • Local inn accommodation while walking The Great Wall 
  • Expert bilingual local guide for general city touring
  • 2 expert walking guides for The Great Wall trail
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary 
  • Fast train from Beijing to Xian 
  • One way economy flight Xian to Shanghai
  • Private air conditioned vehicles 
  • Back up vehicle while walking 
  • Medical kit


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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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