Start your day with morning pickup at your Beijing hotel, then travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and driver for about two hours to arrive at Simatai West on the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall.
Considered one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Jinshanling section stretches for 80 miles (130 kilometers), from the Simatai section in the east to the Gubeikou section in the west.
Start your hike with an ascent to the ridge to reach the Simatai section, taking in sweeping views from one of the highest points on the way. Your guide leads you along the Great Wall, pointing out highlights in the building and scenery. Snacks and drinks are provided during rest stops along the walk, which lasts between 3 to 4 hours.
After your hike, walk into a local restaurant for a lunch of Chinese fare. Your driver then meets you for the return drive to Beijing, where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the evening.