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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration:  2 days, 1 night
This 2-day hiking adventure takes you along the Great Wall’s untouched and restored sections of Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West. Escape from the crowds and follow your expert guide past original towers and structures dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Relax over home-cooked dumpling meals at a local farmer’s house, where you'll stay overnight.

Highlights

  • 2-day hiking adventure on the Great Wall with an expert guide
  • Explore untouched and restored sections including Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West
  • Spend time with local farmers and enjoy authentic home-cooked meals
  • Overnight accommodation in a farmer’s guesthouse and unlimited bottled water included
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

2-Day Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West

Jiankou to Simatai West

Day 1: Beijing -- Jiankou – Mutianyu -- Gubeikou (L, D)
Meet your guide in central Beijing and hop in an air-conditioned vehicle for a 2.5-hour drive to Jiankou, where you'll begin your moderate 6-mile (10-km) hike along original sections of the Great Wall.

As you hike up hill for the first hour, admire sweeping vistas and notice the elaborate stonework and roofs of structures and statues. You’ll also meander through dense jungles and bushes.

Throughout your hike, you’ll be provided with water and snacks. At midday, take a rest break to enjoy a picnic lunch, which your guide will provide for you.

Reach the restored Mutianyu section, where you’ll then drive to Gubeikou for an overnight stay at a local farmer's guesthouse. Walk around the village with your guide and learn how it played an important role in defending the capital during the Ming Dynasty.

Then, discover the quaint rural lifestyle of local farmers as you relax and mingle with the farmers over an authentic, home-cooked Chinese meal including dumplings.

Overnight: Farmer's guesthouse in Gubeikou village

Day 2: Gubeikou – Jinshanling -- Simatai West – Beijing (B, L)
After a typical farmer’s breakfast, drive 20 minutes to Jinshanling to begin your 3-mile (5-km) hike at 8am. At this time, few other tourists are at the wall, so you can take postcard-worthy photographs.

Hike for three hours with your guide, making a detour at Kylin Tower to head to Simatai West, an extremely photogenic, untamed section of the wall that offers some of the best hiking around. Its numerous towers and steep gradients offer constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views.

After your hike, relax on the ride back to Beijing. When you arrive, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at Wangfujing shopping district.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Please ignore previous rating. The trip was amazing and it was great to go to wild parts of the wall away from the busy areas. Frank our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. We really enjoyed staying in the farmhouse with great food and atmosphere.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2013

Be ready some things which are on the voucher would not be included in the tour: drinks, lunch on day one, cable car, hotel drop off, food massage. We paid over 800 usd for the 2 of us- for 1 star accomodation and 7 hours of hiking , thats it

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