You will be picked up from hotel around 0630-0730am normally, slight different due to the hotel location and traffic situation. The exact picking-up time will be informed by local guide one day ahead. The tour starts from Changling of Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown about one hour driving).
The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour. The visit to Ming Tombs finishes at about 10:45.
Before having lunch (11:30 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures.
Having Chinese lunch at restaurant. After lunch, driving to the Badaling Great Wall. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional.
On the way back to hotels, you will have a chance to enjoy Chinese traditional Tea Ceremony, where you will also experience Chinese Calligraphy writing freely. Chinese Calligraphy has thousand years history and it is regarded as a kind of cultural and visual art. After the tour, transferred back to your hotels.