It is hard to imagine a structure more quintessentially Chinese that the Great Wall. Begun by China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the many sections of the Great Wall evolved over centuries, and the most highly prized and best surviving sections are the Ming Dynasty structures and their iconic watchtowers.

A hiking tour of the wall introduces you to the various structural remains of this fantastic human achievement and travels through the spectacular views of the landscapes over which the mighty defensive structures snake.