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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

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USD 31.99
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Experience the wild and isolated Great Wall at Jingshanling Great Wall. Far from the tourists and crowds. Enjoy the natural scenery and original unrestored Great Wall at Jinshanling Great Wall. Hike 6km to Simatai West might be a little challenging, but really interesting and worthy of your efforts. Missing Jinshanling Great Wall should be a pity in your China tour. Make it in just one day and remember it for rest of your life. This tour enables you to enjoy all the time by yourself, without being obliged to catch up with the group or forced to enter some jade factories or shops. This is a completely NO SHOPPING tour.

Meeting Point:outside of Exit C of metro station "Zhang Zi Zhong Lu 张自忠路C出口外" on Line 5.

Meeting Time:07:30 a.m.
  • 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)
  • Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Beijing included
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Zhangzizhong Road, Dongsi, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee of Jinshanling Great Wall
  • One bottle of water
  • Pick-up from Exit C of Zhang Zi Zhong Lu metro Station on Line 5
  • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Lunch
  • Cable car fee at Great Wall
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please prepare your own lunch and snacks for the hike
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, date of birth, gender, and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers; Sunscreen, water, hat are highly recommended to bring
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I joined this tour to the Great Wall from Jinshaling to Simatai with Iris in mid September 2019. Iris was our very cheerful guide, and gave us a short history of the wall on the 2.5 hour bus trip to Jinshaling. Once there she organised...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Neil L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide for the wall was excellent and did a great job telling us about the history of Beijing on the way to the wall. Once we arrived she was very nice and helpful for us at the wall and made sure everyone knew...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sorahn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jinshanling is the part of the great wall if you want it to be less crowded. But you do have to be a bit fit to go on it. There multiple extremely steep hills. I went up with to the wall on the gondola ¥40...More

Thank Elf2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Great Wall Hike from Jinshaling to Simatai with Iris in late August 2019. Iris was very courteous with the group, provided clear information while also leaving us to explore the hike at our own pace and interest level. The van made stops...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hiking tour is amazing! Thank you Iris for the experience. If you want to explore less crowded and wonderful views and have a historical insight of the Great Wall, that is the right tour. Depending on the weather, the hike can get a bit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank igorricha
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Michael V
23 July 2019|
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Response from 81mikaelv | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The bus will stop at a highway stop about 1 hour into the drive. They will recommend to buy some food items then.
24 March 2019|
Response from AnnaJLV |
Hi Susan! I, being 27 and healthy, found it to be more of a climb, not a hike, but it wasn't exhausting - just somewhat challenging at times. I'd suggest this particular tour to anyone as it was incredibly beautiful - and... More
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