Beijing Suburban Excursions
Many international visitors to Beijing make their obligatory pilgrimage to the usual sights such as the touristy sections of the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace etc. Few venture the off-the-beaten-path excursions on the outskirts of Beijing, where more than half the Beijingers live.
Beijing Municipality comprises 6 urban districts (downtown), 8 suburban districts and 2 counties (in the suburbs). Under the suburban district and county level, Beijing has 183 towns. Under the 183 towns, we have hundreds of villages.
Most of the visitors are focused on the 6 districts in the city center while leaving the suburbs untouched. Our Beijing Excursions are focused on the 8 suburban districts and 2 counties, which helps you dive deep to see a more complete "iceberg" of Beijing, unfolding a vivid picture of a historical and cultural Beijing.
All the Beijing out of town tours (ambling and hiking) below are prearranged private tours (available both on weekends and weekdays) for you and your family without joining other groups. If all the Beijing outskirts trips listed here are not what you like, please contact us, we can make a customized Beijing out of town hiking tour on demand.
For Beijing out of town excursions, please visit Beijing Side Trips.
|Beijing Suburbs Map|
|Beijing Excursions to its Suburban Districts and Counties|
|Huairou 怀柔||Mentougou 门头沟||Miyun 密云||Changping 昌平|
|Yanqing 延庆||Pinggu 平谷||Shunyi 顺义||Fangshan 房山|
|Fengtai 丰台||Tongzhou 通州||Daxing 大兴||Beijing Excursion Tips|
|» Mentougou Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Mentougou District is situated on the west of Beijing with an area of about 1,330 square kilometers. It is composed of eighteen townships and five neighborhood committees with a population of over 270,000. The 98% of the district is amountainous area with over 100 peaks.
Ancient Pilgrimage Trail Hiking Day Trip from US$40 p/p
Mentougou Vernacular Dwellings Day Trip from US$35 p/p
Mentougou Vernacular Dwellings & Dragon Gate Canyon Day Trip from US$45 p/p
Yanhecheng Village and Zhenzhu Lake Day Trip from US$36 p/p
Linshan Mountain Ambling Day Tour from US$40 p/p
Zhaojiatai Village and Tanzhe Temple Day Trip from US$40 p/p
|» Huairou Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|It is a green district situated at northeast Beijing. Huairou District has an area of about 2,557 square kilometers. It comprises 9 towns with a population of over 260,000.
It is recorded that 90 percent of it is mountainous area. 69% of its land is forest covered. This district is also regarded as the natural Oxygen area of Beijing. It has a good blend of plant, animal and tourism resources.
Huanghuazhen Village to Donggong Village Hiking Day Trip from US$30 p/p
Crossing Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Pass Hiking Day Trip from US$30 p/p
Xiao Xi Hu Circuit Hiking Day Trip from US$35 p/p
Luanling Great Wall Hiking Day Trip from US$35 p/p
|» Pinggu Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Pinggu is located to the far east of Beijing. It is famous for peach planting.This district has numerous attractions: Jinhai Lake and Jingdong (Eastern Beijing) Stalactite Cavern, the ancient Great Wall, deep valleys as well as sea of peach trees.
Peach Trees and Grand Canyon Sightseeing Driving and Bolitai Great Wall Hiking Day Trip from US$35 p/p
Light Hiking Around the Ancient Jiangjunguan Village & Jiangjunguan Great Wall from US$35 p/p
Ya Ji Shan Circuit Hiking Day Trip from US$40 p/p
Jinhai Lake and Jingdong Stalactite Cavern Day Trip from US$35 p/p
|» Miyun Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Miyun County is located about 80 Kilometers to the northeast of the downtown Beijing. It has an area of about 2,330 square kilometers. It is composed of 2 towns and 22 townships with a population of about about 420,000.Miyun is famous for its Miyun Reservoir, which was first constructed in 1958, one of the biggest reservoirs in North China.
Yunmengshan Great Wall Hiking Day Trip from US$40 p/p
Heilongtan Valley Hiking Day Trip from US$40 p/p
The Cool Waterfall Valley Day Trip from US$40 p/p
|» Changping Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Directly north of Beijing City Proper, Changping District has flat terrain full of orchards and farmland. ChangpingDistrict has an area of 1,430 square kilometers. The Ming Tombs are located in Changping District.
Two Village Hiking and Yinshan Pagoda Day Trip from US$35 p/p
Hike Changyucheng Village and Trudge up to the Changyucheng Great Wall from US$35 p/p
|» Fangshan Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Fangshan District is located in the west of Beijing covers a total of about 1,866 square kilometers. This district is composed of 60% mountainous area with many rivers. It is 50 kilometers from the city proper. It has rich naturalresources and indigenous products like snow-white marble, chestnuts,persimmons,Beijing white pears etc.
Yunju Temple, Zhoukoudian and Stone flower Cave Day Trip from US$48 p/p
Shidu (Ten ferries) Day Trip from US$40 p/p
|» Yanqing Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Yanqing County is located in the suburb of northwest Beijing. The County occupys an area of about 1,992 square kilometers and a population of about 275,000. The county houses many ancient tombs and caves,as well as the picturesque Longqing Gorge and the Badaling Great Wall.
Gu Ya Ju Ancient Caves Day Trip from US$35 p/p
The Longqing Gorge Day Tour from US$45 p/p
|» Shunyi Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Yanqing County is located in the suburb of northwest Beijing. The County occupys an area of about 1,992 squarekilometers and a population of about 275,000. The county houses many ancient tombs and caves, as well as the picturesque Longqing Gorge and the Badaling Great Wall.
Tunnel Warfare Site at Jiaozhuanghu Village Day Trip from US$35 p/p
|» Fengtai Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Fengtai District is located to the southwest of the urban area of Beijing with a population of about 790,000 andcovering an area of about 304 square kilometers. It is composed of 13 neighborhood committees and 6 townships.
Fengtai Highlight Day Tour from US$35 p/p
|» Tongzhou Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Located in southeast Beijing, Tongzhou District is regarded as the capital's eastern gate. It is at the north end of Grand Canal and the east end of Chang'an Avenue. Tongzhou has 11towns and 4 communities, with a population of over 870,000.
Tongzhou Highlight Day Tour from US$35 p/p
Songzhuang Contemporary Artists Village Tour from US$35 p/p
|» Daxing Ambling and Hiking Trips|
|Daxing District is locate in the suburb of south Beijing. It has an area of about 1,010 square kilometers. It is a flat plain district serving as one of the satellite cities of Beijing. Panggezhuang in Daxing gets it name as its watermelons.Daxing district is famous for its eco-tours.
Daxing Wildlife Park Day Trip from US$32 p/p
|Beijing Excursion Sidebar|
A. The Beijing excursion reservation is for ten days in advance. All rates are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is being made.
B. If you are going to take our prearranged hiking day trips above, please make sure you are physically fit.
C. If you are going to use our hiking information above, you are responsible for your own hiking activities.
Walking Levels for the day trips above:
Level 1: Easy walking, often takes about 1 hour, suitable for families with kinds
Level 2: Taking 2 hours' hiking, a little bit difficult
Level 3: Taking 3 hours' hiking, hilly and stony, a bit difficult
Level 4: Taking 4 hours' hiking, challenging, difficult for people not used to hiking
Hiking General Tips:
1. Don't over pack. Don't under pack
2. Daily walking or hiking kept within 4 hours around Beijing.
3. It's worth spending some time buying the right backpack, walking boots and wet weather clothes
4. Make sure you know what the local weather conditions
5. Good shoes are an essential when hiking
6. Taking plenty of water so you don't get dehydrated is an essential.
7. It is also a good idea to pack some snacks to keep you sustained on your trip
8. Always wear a watch when hiking.
9. Maps are essential as is a compass
10. Shorter and more frequent rest stops allow you to enjoy various scenic spots
11.Cellular phones can help in an emergency
12.Wear a head and arm coverings in sunny or high altitude areas, and use sunblock
13. The first rule with interacting with the environment is: Leave it as you found it
14. Respect the local custom in the villages around Beijing
15. Make sure you have appropriate rain gear
16. Leave a change of clothes in your car.
17. Carry a spare handkerchief to dip in cool streams and spread over your neck, forehead, etc.
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