- Embark on a moderate 3-hour hike along the Great Wall with your expert guide
- Experience both original and restored sections of the wall at Simatai West and Jinshanling
- Relax over a home-cooked lunch and chat with local farmers
- Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
What You Can Expect
Follow your expert guide to Jinshanling to experience both original and restored sections of the wall. Catch scenic views of watch towers snaking along the mountain. Some of these 2-story and 3-story towers have flat roofs, others are rounded and others are pitched with upturned eaves.
You’ll hike for 7 miles (12 km) on mostly paved ground, and there are a few stretches of unrestored pathways with stairs and steep gradients. Refuel as much as you like with your provided bottled water.
Be sure to bring your camera! Throughout your hike, you’ll be awarded with amazing views of steep gradients rising and dipping into the distance, giving you a constantly changing perspective.
After the hike, head to a local farmer's restaurant to have lunch. Meet and chat with the farmers over a home-cooked Chinese meal and learn the surrounding community development.
End your tour with drop-off at your original departure point in Beijing.
Excellent trip to Jinshanling - would do this again.
Fabulous tour - December was a great time (albeit it very cold) to see the wall as it was virtually deserted. Stunning views and definitely the highlight of our trip.
This company went above and beyond to give me a great experience. The tour guide was friendly and personable and easy to understand. After hiking with stunning ancient views we had a phenomenal home style prepared meal. Truly unforgettable
Pretty good. Friendly guide, spoke English reasonably well. Didn't seem to know too much about historical things.