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Great Wall Marathon

20th May 2023

Great Wall Marathon

The Great Wall Marathon 2023

5,164 steps into history! Since its inception in 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has become revered as one of the world's most challenging marathons. Run the most demanding marathon of your life along one of mankind's greatest monuments

Two tour package options

If you want to stay closer to the race venue and get a taste of China outside the great metropolis, have a look at the 6-day option. It's the more relaxed tour option as your Jizhou base is closer to the Great Wall. If you want to spend all nights in Beijing, have a look at the 7-day itinerary. This 7-day tour package offers you the definitive Beijing experience! While the drive to the race venue is a bit longer, you will have ample time to explore Beijing in your pace and visit some of the incredible city's classic sights. 

Extension tours and excursions

On the 7 day tour visit classic Beijing highlights such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven and sample exquisite local cuisines in the many markets and street stalls of old Beijing. You can top-off your Beijing stay with our optional excursions that take you to the Summer Palace, the former summer residence of the Imperial family, and Beijing Zoo to see the giant panda at the city zoo. Or how about visiting the impressive Ming Tombs or watching a classical Chinese Acrobatics show? Whatever your interests, the excursions offer a wide range of attractions that give visitors a great taste of Beijing.

Choice of hotels

For the standard 6-day package, participants have a choice of accommodation: standard, comfort, or deluxe hotels. For the 7-day package, there is a choice between two comfort hotels (based on location) and a deluxe hotel. In general, guests should expect the standard hotels to be clean and basic, with no added amenities. The comfort hotels will have limited amenities, while the deluxe hotels are more similar to name-brand Western hotels.

Itineraries and Extension Tours

6-day package – 17th – 22nd May, 2023

With three nights in Jizhou (formerly Jixian) near The Great Wall Marathon venue of Huangyaguan, and two nights in Beijing after the race, this tour package combines classic Beijing with a touch of China outside the great metropolis. For the standard 6-day package, participants have a choice of accommodation: standard, comfort, or deluxe hotels.

7-day package – 16th – 22nd May, 2023

All nights are spent in the capital of China and you will get an unforgettable holiday in this exciting city. We will visit classic Beijing highlights such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven and also have plenty of chances to sample exquisite local cuisines in the many markets and street stalls of old Beijing.

Extension - The Terracotta Army - 22 - 24 May | 3 days

Visit the bustling city of Xi'an - home to the famed terracotta sculptures, an expansive city wall, and more. Travel from Beijing to Xi'an on the famous Bullet Train, a sleek and long airplane-shaped high-speed train, which travels up to 300 km per hour. Stay at the Grand Dynasty Hotel, located right at the edge of the distinctive Muslim Quarter in Xi’an.

Extension - Avatar Mountains - 22 - 27 May | 6 days

See otherworldly rock formations, caves, and mountains - including the mountains that inspired the movie Avatar! The next chapter of your journey through China starts with an evening flight from Beijing to Zhangjiajie in China’s Hunan province. Upon arrival in Zhangjiajie, we will drive directly our 4-star hotel for check-in. From here you will explore the Tianmen mountains. Full itinerary available before booking.

Extension - Made in China - 22 - 28 May | 7 days

Take the bullet train to take in the Terracotta Army before heading south to the rice terraces in Longsheng and dreamlike scenery of Yangshou. See the Terracotta army and enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show before travelling from Xian to Longsheng. Enjoy hiking in Longsheng and biking in Yangshou. Full itinerary available before booking.
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