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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

  • A guided tour of off-the-beaten-track Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Get an insider's peek at parts of the wall few tourists get to see
  • Hike the whole way, or opt for a scenic cable car ride (extra expense)
Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West
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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West
From USD 31.99

The Great Wall is not only one of China’s top attractions but also one of the world’s most popular landmarks—with the crowds you’d expect. Discover your own untrodden stretch of Great Wall with this adventure-filled visit to Jinshanling, a rugged and remote section of the ancient barricade that has still been fully restored, guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind visit.

What to Expect

Depart from a central meeting point and settle back for a 3-hour bus ride through the Chinese countryside. Jinshanling, further away from Beijing than other sections of the wall, has been spared the crowds, so you’ll be guaranteed a quieter and more adventurous encounter with the ancient stone barricade.

Jinshanling also offers the wall’s finest hiking trail, stretching 3.7 miles (6 kilometers). Your guide waits at the other end, so you can walk at your own pace. Take time to linger over the impressive restoration, with 15 watchtowers and picturesque views over the ruins. Or, you can opt to take a cable car part of the way (own expense).

The tour also takes a peek at the steep and scenic ruins of the Simatai section of the Great Wall, which is rugged and unrestored. Compare both sections of the world-famous landmark in areas that few tourists get the opportunity to visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Wonderful tour

The wall was stunning (far less crowded than Mutianyu; it was a high season Saturday and I was sometimes nearly alone) and Jen was a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a good experience at Jinshanling.

Thank Isaac W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Trip to the great wall.

Best Tour ever 😍 Jen spoke very well english and was very positive and friendly. I would recommend this trip to everyone.

Thank Tine T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great hiking tour with a great guide.

Very Nice tour to see the great wall of China. Jen was a great tourguide with good tips to take great photo’s.

Thank RickvdBerg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great wall tour off the beaten track

Our tour guide was Jen. She speaks excellent English and gave very good explanations.the part of the great wall we trekked was beautiful and practically deserted. Just a handful of tourists although it was Sunday. We definitely recommend this tour!

Thank KF4870
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Great Wall adventure and easy-going guide

If you're wanting to hike the Great Wall, I would strongly recommend you hike the section from Jinshanling to Simatai West. It's a beautiful 6km hike over 22 different watch towers. You hike both restored and unrestored sections of the wall, and there are so...More

Thank Wander-n-BounTEA
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Aditya P
21 May 2018|
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Response from sblakeb | Reviewed this property |
From the airport to the meeting point in the morning you can just take the train. You'll have to hang out at the airport for a bit. At the end of the day I think is going to be tricky. We got back around 5?, from where they... More
21 May 2018|
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Response from Francis N | Reviewed this property |
We were given 3 hours to complete the 6 kms. If one does it quicker, the unimproved section awaits. I went on for an hour but it is hard going and not good underfoot.
18 April 2018|
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Response from sblakeb | Reviewed this property |
Pollution in summer is almost certain. For long distance views and "clear" air pick late fall to early spring months. No the tour will not be closed for rain. Or in my case snow. Rain and snow and windy weather tend to make... More