The Great Wall Marathon takes place annually in May. Watch (or join) 2500+ runners sprint across one of the most iconic landmarks in history. Explore our best tours and activities to get the most out of the region.
Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Half-Day Private Tour
By Jack S.
In this exclusive half-day private tour, our English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel in Beijing in the morning, and drive 1.5 hours to take you to Mutianyu Great Wall. We will pass through Shunyi District and Huairou District to get there. After arriving, we will have 1.5-2 hours hiking on Mutianyu Great Wall.
This private tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
Private Hiking Adventure from the Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall
By Ben Y.
Gubeikou is a town of Miyun County in northeastern Beijing, the area is one of the important passes of the Great Wall of China, serving as an ancient chokepoint for travelers between the Northeast and Beijing. Jinshanling is a section of the Great Wall of China located 125 km northeast of Beijing. This section was built in 1570 during the Ming Dynasty, and it has complete defensive system including barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes, horse blocking walls, and branch cities.
In this private day trip, you will start your hiking adventure from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall. Along the trip you will enjoy the original, fantastic view of the Great Wall.
Our unique Silk Road tours take you off the beaten path to explore a region filled with historical sites, stories spanning generations and some of the most culturally diverse landscapes in modern day China.
Dunhuang Silk Road Adventure Day Tour: Mogao Grottoes and Crescent Moon Spring
By Kootour Alliance
Dunhuang is well known for its vital position on the old Silk Road. Enjoy this day trip which will take you to the Mogao Caves and Crescent Moon Spring. These historical remnants from the old time will make this tour an incredibly memorable trip and a flashback in time.
17 Days on Silk Road: Follow the Footprint of Monk Xuanzang
By Ben Y.
Monk Xuanzang was one of the epic figures on the ancient Silk Road who spent seventeen years on road, traveling from China to the far west India and brought Buddhist learning back to China during the early Tang dynasty. After nine centuries later, he became one of the central characters of the novel Journey to the West written by Wu Cheng'en during the Ming dynasty. This novel keeps its popularity in centuries, influencing many generations in China. The other renowned character is the Monkey King, Sun Wu Kong.
In this 17 days adventure, we will follow Monk Xuanzang's footprint to travel along the ancient Silk Road and acquire the first-hand story about his epic journey. The destinations include Xi'an, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, and more, With our professional guide's help, you will attain an once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will not attain from anywhere else.
8 Days Silk Road Highlights
By Ben Y.
The Silk Road has a long history that can be traced back to 2,200 years ago. The Silk Road was an ancient trade route crossing through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West. Trade on the Silk Road played a significant role in the development of the civilizations of China. The well-known Silk Road began from Chang'an (the old name of Xi'an), extended to farther west, then finished in Rome. Within China, the classical Silk Road goes through Xi'an, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Hetian, Kashgar.
This 8-day tour includes the must-see sites on the Silk Road, including Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Jiayuguan. You will acquire an overall understanding of the ancient Silk Road in a short time of period.