Qinhuangdao Private Day Trip: Shanhaiguan Pass, Old Dragon's Head and Great Wall

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From $120.00

2 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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1, Visiting the most well-known highlights of Qinhuangdao on a hassle-free day tour with the local expert guide, friendly driver and comfortable vehicle.
2, The best way to learn the origin of the Great Wall at from the non-touristic area. After exploring the famous first pass under heaven and old dragon's head (Laolongtou), you will also be able to do some hiking on the Great Wall at Jianshan which was said as the first mountain of the Great Wall.
3, You will have chance to taste the local food in authentic restaurant by staying away from the crowds.

What's Included

All The Toll And Parking Fees, Local Taxes

Entrance tickets in the itinerary

Private Driver & Car Service

Private English Guide Service

What's Not Included

Gratuities for good service

Meal, Drink, and Other personal cost

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Shanhaiguan Gate Tower
Shanhai Pass is one of the major passes on the Great Wall of China. It is located in Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao, Hebei province. In 1961, the pass was selected as a National Cultural Site of China. It is a popular tourist destination at the eastern terminal point of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head)
Found at the coastal border of modern-day Hebei and Liaoning provinces, Shanhaiguan’s name refers to its position at the meeting of mountains (shan) and sea (hai), The location where the wall meets the Bohai Sea is nicknamed "Old Dragon's Head" (Laolongtou).
Throughout Chinese history, the pass served as a frontline defensive outpost against ethnic groups from Manchuria, including the Khitan, Jurchen and the Manchus.
In 1381, the construction of the new fortress – the ‘First Pass Under Heaven’ was led by Ming general Xu Da, who was also responsible for the building of Juyongguan, Mutianyu and essentially most of what we recognise as the Great Wall of China today. For nearly three centuries, it proved vital in protecting the capital and its interests.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Great Wall at Jiaoshan
The Great Wall of China zigzags in northern China from Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head) by Bohai Sea all the way to the desert in western China. Jiaoshan is the first mountain it climbs, so it is known as the "First Mountain of the Great Wall".

The high and precipitous Jiaoshan Great Wall was first constructed in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with a history of over 600 years. It is located about 2 miles (3 km) to the north of Shanhaiguan, and about 5 miles (8km) north of Laolongtou. Some sections have been renovated for visitors' convenience, while others are wild and genuine.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


The Head of The Dragon
BackPacker681940, 09-10-2020
Great day out in Qinhuangdao and the Shanhaiguan area. We managed to see all of the top sites that we wanted - and still have time for a delicious lunch. We really appreciated the flexibility and customisation. Thank you for helping us with our China Bucket List: to see both ends of the Great Wall!
Professional service and helpful team for the best China trip
JDAlberto, 29-12-2019
Judy was truly indispensable into making this trip so memorable.
Initially we were going to just spend time in Dalian, visiting a relative that works in the city. Nothing special, we were probably just going to be taken out here and there. As long as we got to spend time to the person we came all the way out there to see, we would be happy and satisfied. Two months before the trip through, my brother in law decided to join us, and was asking to be taken to different places outside of Dalian. I probably spent a day or two looking for guides and tours online, reading reviews and everything in between before finally deciding to take a chance on Judy and we are really glad we did.

First of all Judy is amazing. Quick to respond and answer questions, she was able to flesh out our plans into something more coherent and enjoyable. She took the initiative to look at train schedules in advance, give guidance on how much time the traveling will actually take, and make sure we had transportation from our hotel to the train station and vice versa. With her advise I was able to book everything online and we were ready to go.

Our first day of private tours set up by Judy we met Zoe, who was just the best person. Very kind and easy to talk to, her along with the driver made sure we had a great time visiting the Red Beach at Panjin. We requested local restaurants and they took us to this seafood place that probably had the best fish i've ever eaten. Zoe was very considerate and made sure we even caught our train to the next destination before leaving. Oh yeah, that first driver from Dalian that made sure we caught the train to Panjin properly, we would have missed the train if it wasn't for him. He went beyond what I thought he should have done, very grateful.

The second day we visited the Shanghai pass in Qinhuangdao. We met Jason this time, and he was so kind a just a wealth of knowledge. Again, easy to get along with and attentive to our needs, Jason and the driver really made it a great day. We got to visit the Wall of China in that section and learned a lot of history as well, with Jason translating a lot of the history on the walls as well as adding additional perspectives. Jason like Zoe, made sure we caught our train properly. It was a good two days, one full of nature and another full of history, a great mix.

During all this time I was in constant communication with Judy, and I am only too grateful that she was able to accommodate all my last minute requests. Sometimes, you can't just plan everything out and it turned out we needed a couple more private drivers to some of our destinations. Judy made these last minute arrangements painless and overall helped the entire trip go wonderfully for everyone involved. There wasn't a moment of stress on the trip because of her help.

Anyways that's it. Had a wonderful time and it couldn't have been done without Judy, Zoe, Jason, and the wonderful drivers that were involved in our trip! ^_^

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