Pick-up from your hotel between 7:00am and 7:30am, and then drive to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs This is the tomb of Yongle Emperor, built in 1409, just three years later than the Forbidden City. You will visit Changling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour.
The visit to Ming Tombs finishes at about 10:45. Before having lunch (11:30 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures.
Having traditional Chinese lunch at restaurant. After lunch, driving to the Badaling Great Wall. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional cost RMB100 (single way);RMB140 (return) per person.
On the way to hotels, you will have a chance to enjoy Chinese traditional Tea Ceremony. After the tour, transferred back to your hotels.
- The breakfast is not included please get prepared before the appointed time. Your tour guide will contact you for the exact departure time the day before your departure date.)
- You may visit some featured local shops on the trip. There's no force-shopping! Don't feel embarrassed if you don't want to buy anything.
- This tour is available everyday around the year.