6 Days 5 Nights International Package

6 Days 5 Nights

This 6-day package offers entry to the Great Wall Marathon, a delightful stay in rural Jixian near the venue of the marathon and an exciting tour of Beijing, one of the most fascninating cities in the world.

This marathon and holiday package combines a Beijing tour with a stay in rural Jixian located near the Great Wall Marathon venue. This package is a good option if you want to combine the classic Beijing experience with a touch of rural China. With two nights in the village of Jixian, you’ll get a taste of village life before heading back to bustling Beijing after the marathon.

If you want to spend all nights in Beijing, have a look at the 7-day itinerary.

Day 1 Welcome to Beijing Meals: B, L

Welcome to Beijing

Arrival in Beijing. Great Wall Marathon staff will greet you at the airport and an arrival transfer is included in this package. After checking into your hotel, check the hotel notice board for your tour guide's name and phone number. Information packs will be handed out by the guide. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Beijing.

Day 2 Route inspection and Jixian/Pinggu Meals: L

Route inspection and Jixian/Pinggu

Today we make an early start and head to the Great Wall for route inspection. All runners are expected to walk the 3.5km of the Huangyaguan section of the wall that is part of the marathon course. Non runners are also welcome although good physical condition is required. A sandwich lunch will be served and after lunch we will check into our hotel in the town of Jixian, about a 45min drive away from Huangyaguan. The afternoon is free for you to explore the town and we will meet later in the evening to enjoy local dishes for dinner. Please remember to check out of your hotel before leaving Beijing. Breakfast will be served as a breakfast box if the hotel is unable to serve a buffet breakfast before our early departure.

Day 3 Relaxation in rural China with tour option and pasta dinner Meals: B, L, D

Relaxation in rural China with tour option and pasta dinner

Today is a good day for relaxing before the big day tomorrow. Take in the local atmosphere of JIxian. Or go on the optional Rural China tour which takes visitors on an excursion to a local outdoor market and a visit to the Qing dynasty tombs. The tour includes lunch. Load up on your carbs at tonight's pasta party.

Day 4 Race Day Meals: B, L

Race Day

Today is the big day! After an early breakfast, we'll leave Jixian at around 5am to head for the Huangyaguan section of the Great Wall where the race will start at 7:30am. Sandwich lunches will be provided for everyone. Busses will be ready to take runners back to Beijing between 12 and 4:30pm. A 20min massage on site is included after the race. Please remember to check out of the hotel in the morning as we will leave for Beijing at the end of the day.

Day 5 Explore Beijing - tour options and gala dinner Meals: B, L, D

Explore Beijing - tour options and gala dinner

Today is a day of recovery. Sleep in, relax or do a bit of shopping in the Silk Alley, or fill your senses with the sights and sounds of Beijing. Two optional tours are available for purchase today. Take in classic Beijing highlights with the City of Emperor tour or visit the giant panda and Summer Palace outside of Beijing with the City of People tour. All participants will be picked up at their hotels and taken to the gala dinner tonight.

Day 6 Farewell Beijing Meals: B, L, D

Farewell Beijing

Depending on your departure time, you might be able to do some last-minute shopping or take in more of Beijing's sights. Hotel check-out is before noon. Please note that the departure transfer is not included in the package but can be pre-booked at an extra cost. See prices for details.

* Meals: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Price information

Hotel Rating
Package price per person
Shared Double/TwinSingle supplement
3 Star
USD 1250
USD 75
3.5 Star
USD 1280
USD 62
4 Star
USD 1385
USD 56
Optional tours for 6-day itinerary
Price per person
Rural China
16 May
USD 75
City of Emperors
18 May
USD 62
City of People
18 May
USD 56

Included in the price

  • One-Way Transfer Between Airport And Hotel Upon Arrival On 14 May 2014. Transfers Are Shared With Other Runners Arriving Around The Same Time So You May Need To Wait For Around Half An Hour Depending On Arrival Times.
  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • Meals As Stated In The Itinerary. Breakfast Is American-Style Buffet When Possible. Meals In Jixian Are Offered According To The Itinerary.
  • Sightseeing And Excursions As Stated In The Itinerary. Optional Tours Can Be Purchased Separately.
  • The Great Wall Marathon Race Package On Race Day Which Includes: Start Number, Bib Chip Timing, Running T-Shirt, Supplies On Route, Danish Medical Team And Finisher Certificate From Marathon Photo. For More Information, See Race Info.
  • Comprehensive Information Packet And Guide Book For The Great Wall Marathon Event Which Includes Detailed Maps And Day-By-Day Descriptions.

Excluded from the price

  • Flights
  • Visa For China
  • Return Transfer To The Airport
  • Optional Tours Which Must Be Booked In Advance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals Not Stated In The Itinerary
  • Personal Expenses

Optional Tours

 Acrobatics Show

Acrobatics Show

This is the perfect evening out! Watch an awe-inspiring display of breathtaking stunts and gravity-defying performances by talented acrobatics.

USD 29 per person
 City of Emperors

City of Emperors

Visit the classic Beijing highlights on this tour. Starting at Tiananmen Square, we’ll continue to the Forbidden City, visit the Temple of Heaven and a silk exhibition hall. Lunch is included.

USD 62 per person
 City of People

City of People

Pay the giant panda a visit at the Beijing Zoo, followed by an incredible tour of the imperial summer residence at the Summer Palace. This tour includes lunch.

USD 56 per person
 Rural China

Rural China

Spend the morning shopping for souvenirs at the Jixian outdoor market followed by a visit to the magnificent Qing Tombs. We’ll end the morning’s excursions with a delicious Chinese lunch.

USD 75 per person

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Contact Information

The Great Wall Marathon Head Office,

Culturestone Event Co. Ltd.
Address: 1209 unit3 Building 40,
Shouyishangcheng, Xingfeng Street,
Daxing District, Beijing. PRC
Tel: (8610)-63552521 / 68512395 
Fax: (8610)-63552521 
E-mail: gwm_booking@263.net.cn