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Take a break from busy Beijing for a full-day hike along the Great Wall of China, one of the world’s most famous monuments. Hike the section of the Great Wall from Simatai West to Jinshanling, a beautiful and less-crowded section of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See parts of the Great Wall that have been carefully restored as well as sections that have not been retouched. After the 3-hour hike, have lunch at a restaurant operated by local farmers before returning to Beijing.

Highlights

  • Full-day hiking tour of the Great Wall of China — Simatai West to Jinshanling, from Beijing
  • Enjoy fantastic photo ops of the Great Wall of China and the surrounding landscape
  • Walk for approximately three hours along the Great Wall
  • See intricate stonework, guard towers and decorative elements
  • Have lunch at a local restaurant and chat with the villagers
  • Includes knowledgeable guide, lunch, entrance fees and transportation from Beijing

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What You Can Expect

Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling

One-day Small Group Highlight of Great Wall Hiking Simatai West to Jinshanling

Customer Reviews

Jay R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This hike is amazing. Robert was a wonderful guide, I was lucky enough to have him as a guide on a previous hike on the Great Wall as well. I would highly recommend this to anybody who is reasonably fit and ready for a fairly challenging walk.

vhperry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The package was exactly as advertised. The tour guide was very good in general. He knew his history and his English was good. He was very personable and did an excellent job in asking the needs of the small group. He went out of his way to make the tour a great success! I highly recommend the tour.
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Dianne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour was amazing
guide was fantastic
a great section of the wall
lunch fabulous
recommend this tour as a great way to experience the wall

Zachary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was the highlight of our trip to China.

Our guide, Yaxin, was incredibly knowledgable, knew where to take the best photos, and even took some great photos of the individual groups apart of the tour.

We did 16 towers of the wall at Jinshanling and enjoyed every second of it.

There's an ample amount of breaks where our guide would usually tell us a bit of history or facts about the wall.

There were a total of 6 people that were apart of the tour, 3 groups of 2. It was the perfect amount and everyone got along great. Apart from our own group the portion of the wall we did wasn't super crowed. It would come in waves as tour groups going the opposite way would pass by every now and then.

Bring water. Even though the guide has water for you, I'd highly recommend bringing some for yourself and everyone in your group. It wasn't inherently hot while we were there but the sun was out and we glad we were able to stay hydrated.

Word of warning, do know that the wall sits on top of the mountain ridge. It's a 40 min walk up stairs which is then followed by walking on the wall for a good 3-4 hours. It can be super steep and sometimes there aren't stairs when on the wall. If you don't hike often, especially in a place with lots of ups and downs, then this may be a little difficult for you. One group on the tour found this out the hard way.

After 3-4 hours of hiking along the wall we made our way down to a restaurant. Greeted with a nice cold beer and more than enough food for the whole group. It was a perfect way to end an amazing day.

Highly recommend this tour.

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great trip. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. His English skills were good.
The area where we hiked,Jinshanling, was not crowded and had many opportunities for great photos.
A few sections of the wall are quite steep, and could get slick when icy or snow covered.

George W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour and guide were excellent. We had 6 people in our group and encountered very few other tourists. The beginning hike to the wall on top of the mountain can be a bit difficult if you are not in decent shape. We stopped a few times but it took 45 min to reach the wall. The wall is also quite steep in some places. So be careful if it is raining. Be aware that there are two McDonald's at the Dongzhimen subway station. Do not go to the one at the bus station on the NE corner. The correct one is on the ground floor of an office building on the SE corner of the intersection. There will likely be a lot of tour buses parked out front as this appears to be a popular departure point for the wall.

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent, the trip was well run and the guide really good with stunning views

Joel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

You won't find a better tour with a better guide Thank you Peter anywhere else, it's worth every penny. One of the top experiences of my life!

Warren S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic tour

Miss S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I am very happy with the tour I did in fact it was the highlight of my holiday I want to thank Robert so much as I fell twice on the Great Wall as I'm just a clumsy person he looked after me so well he held my bag and everything for me when I had to walk on trickier parts of the wall and then held my hand going down the steep parts and he always made sure I was okay he was so kind and cleaned my leg multiple times he took loads of photos of me and the rest of the people in the tour which me got on a usb stick which was great as he had a canon camera so I loved the photos also loads of refreshments which is needed I highly recommend this tour

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