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Private Hiking Day Trip to Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall provided by Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service

Private Hiking Day Trip to Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall

Private Hiking Day Trip to Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall
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About
The beautiful Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall is located in Huairou District, about 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) from Beijing. It was named for the abundant yellow flowers that bloom in midsummer. It is also known as the Great Wall under the Water, because three separate sections of the wall are submerged in the Xishuiyu Reservoir. You will find the harmonious mixture of the splendid great wall, beautiful mountains and blue water surrounding there. Come and enjoy the nature and the amazing view on this unrestored great wall. This private tour will take you directly to Huanghuacheng Great Wall from your hotel in Beijing, and you can 100% enjoy the hiking time on the Great Wall there.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
  • Book your desired option and depart your central Beijing hotel by private vehicle, venturing north to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, the only section of China’s Great Wall that runs alongside, and is partially submerged in a lake. After a roughly 37-mile (60-kilometer) journey, admire the views of Huanghuacheng, whose battlements snake over forested hills around Haoming Lake and Xishuiyu Reservoir. In midsummer, the wall is surrounded by yellow flowers, lending it its name of Huanghuacheng or ‘Yellow Flower Wall.’ Largely unrestored since the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), this segment is one of prettiest yet least crowded near Beijing, making it great for hiking. Building began in 1575 under General Cai Kai, and took many years. Once it was finished, China’s emperor, mistakenly believing it had been sloppily built, had Kai beheaded, only to learn later that the wall had been sturdily constructed. Head through the entrance, and enjoy a scenic hike along the ramparts with your guide, or, if you’ve chosen the transfer service — independently. Absorb the stunning hill-and-lake views, inspect the watchtowers, and if you’re with a guide, learn about the wall’s construction and design. Afterward, savor a farm-style restaurant lunch (depending on option selected) before concluding at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Book your desired option and depart your central Beijing hotel by private vehicle, venturing north to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, the only section of China’s Great Wall that runs alongside, and is partially submerged in a lake. After a roughly 37-mile (60-kilometer) journey, admire the views of Huanghuacheng, whose battlements snake over forested hills around Haoming Lake and Xishuiyu Reservoir. In midsummer, the wall is surrounded by yellow flowers, lending it its name of Huanghuacheng or ‘Yellow Flower Wall.’ Largely unrestored since the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), this segment is one of prettiest yet least crowded near Beijing, making it great for hiking. Building began in 1575 under General Cai Kai, and took many years. Once it was finished, China’s emperor, mistakenly believing it had been sloppily built, had Kai beheaded, only to learn later that the wall had been sturdily constructed. Head through the entrance, and enjoy a scenic hike along the ramparts with your guide, or, if you’ve chosen the transfer service — independently. Absorb the stunning hill-and-lake views, inspect the watchtowers, and if you’re with a guide, learn about the wall’s construction and design. Afterward, savor a farm-style restaurant lunch (depending on option selected) before concluding at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26448P28
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Driver and Tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local taxed
  • Entrance ticket
  • Gasline, Parking & Toll fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Driver and Tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local taxed
  • Entrance ticket
  • Gasline, Parking & Toll fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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mikerhoden
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions
Awesome day
Fantastic day trip. I contacted Lily that one of the reviewers posted, and she replied promptly. Hey were very flexible as we have a 11 month old with us. Some amazing views, and next to no people... very private.
Written 22 September 2019
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Teagan H
Xi'an, China84 contributions
Best Section of the Great Wall
Jul 2018 • Family
I've been to 3 different sections of the Great Wall, and the Huanghuacheng section is the best! Definitely worth at least a private driver. Our driver, Mr. Xie, was prompt and on time at our hotel and kept us updated on how long it was until our destination. We only hired a driver but he took us up to the wall to make sure we made it up there safely. He knew basic English and was able to hold small conversations and was able to answer all of our questions. I was able to hold longer conversations with him in Chinese (he was very patient with my Chinese, as I am currently learning the langauge). This section of the Wall was very quiet, oddly so since it was peak travelling season in China, but we didn't mind at all. Its not a hard hike at all. The views were absolutely stunning.
Written 6 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cindy C
7 contributions
Wonderful Adventure!
Nov 2017 • Couples
Our guide Rocky and driver Mr Xie took us to an unrestored section of the Great Wall. Everything was perfectly organised and Rocky was very informative and knowledgable.This hike is perfect for the fit and adventurous. We learnt a lot about Chinese history as well as contemporary life in China during the hike. Please be aware that this section of the wall can be precarious in certain areas, but Rocky ensured that we were safe at all times. It may be difficult for those of advanced age or with low to moderate fitness abilities. We only met two other hikers in 4.5 hours on the wall. This is also a perfect place for stunning photos. Lunch afterwards was delicious and the drive back to our hotel in Beijingwas spent snoozing in the comfortable van. We would love to come back in Spring or earlier in Autumn to see the landscape in different colours. Would definitely take a tour with Lily's Tour Guides again.
Written 8 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service
761sidneyg
761sidneyg
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My wife and I had two great tours with Sherry
Sherry did a fantastic job showing us some of the best and most important sights in Beijing. She had already booked
Saschant
Saschant
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The best guide
When life gets back to normal and you want to explore Beijing Jerry will take care of you. He was great, informativ
AlastairB_13
AlastairB_13
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Very well organised, excellent guide
We were met by our guide Sally at our hotel who outlined what we would do that day. Then it was off to Tiananmen Sq
adamwookieb
adamwookieb
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Excellent Summer Palace Tour
My partner and I really wanted to see the Summer Palace in Beijing so we organised this half day tour not knowing i
GLBell2842
GLBell2842
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Amazing Day!
Our tour was comprehensive and Sherry was great and easy to communicate with!! Sherry was knowledgeable and accommo
G2604ZYpaulaa
G2604ZYpaulaa
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Great Day!
The tour was comprehensive and Sherry was great!! Sherry was knowledgeable and accommodating. She made sure everyo
Pandycake87
Pandycake87
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GREAT WALL AND TOUR
Really well organised and interesting tour of Forbidden City and Great Wall. Jerry our tour guide was brilliant, so
felix142000
felix142000
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Disappointed
We booked two tickets and only put in one passport. We got reminded that both numbers are needed so we sent them. I
S1396KRmikew
S1396KRmikew
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Great tour and amazing place!
Linda was our guide and was very professional and informative. Most of the time her English was great but at times
GabrielleLF
GabrielleLF
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Best possible layover in Beijing!
We had a wonderful time with our guide Lena. From the beginning to the end, everything was perfect ; excellent engl
matthewdL1529MI
matthewdL1529MI
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Astounding, Breathtaking, Magic , Memorable , Professional
This by far was one of the most amazing days I have had. SUSAN was my guide for the day and she was MORE THAN AMAZI
Bevlainda
Bevlainda
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Amazing place huge palace really WoW
It was fantastic and magical all st once! The place has an ancient energy very unique with a story to tell around e
RachAel_BAP
RachAel_BAP
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Great service!!
Linda and Xie were amazing! Seamless pick up from the airport and we had an amazing tour of the wall.
C4573SPemilym
C4573SPemilym
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Beijing day tour
The tour was amazing! Linda Su was so helpful and knowledgeable! From the time we were picked up until the end it w
Jane K
Jane K
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Great way to spend a day in Beijing
I was traveling for work with two colleagues and we had one day for some exploration. What a great tour- a perfect
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