Meet your guide in the lobby at 9:30am and drive one hour to see the Sacred Way of Ming tombs first. Begin at the stone memorial archway and stroll along the Sacred Way while learning about the fascinating myths of ancient China. The 7 kms divine path was considered to be the distance between the secular and celestial worlds. Admire the magnificent statues in place to guard the Ming Emperors' afterlife.
Continue to see Dingling, the only imperial tomb among the Thirteen Ming Tombs that has been excavated. Visit the tomb belonging to the 13th Ming Emperor Wanli, who had the longest ruling time out of all 16 Ming Emperors. About 3,000 pieces of artifacts have been found in the Underground Palace of Dingling, some of them are displayed in the museum of Dingling.
After lunch in a decent restaurant, drive to Juyongguan Pass, the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing. It is located in the 18 kms long Guangou valley where the Jundu Mountain and Yan Mountain meet. It was the only route between Beijing and Mongolia in the past.
After a long day, enjoy various hot springs in Jiuhua Villa, the most famous resorts in Changping district, a place famous for hot springs in Beijing. It is also popular to the locals from Autumn to Spring season for either for relaxation or spa. You will go there around 5pm to avoid the crowds. A foot or body massage (choose one) is also included to relieve your body after hiking on the Great Wall of China. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, and please prepare relevant gear if you like it!