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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

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Overview
The Great Wall is not only one of China’s top attractions but also one of the world’s most popular landmarks—with the crowds you’d expect. Discover your own untrodden stretch of Great Wall with this adventure-filled visit to Jinshanling, a rugged and remote section of the ancient barricade that has still been fully restored, guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind visit.
Highlights
  • 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
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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Away from the crowds, really experienced guides, good driver, excellent service for the price you pay! I'll really recommend the tour, be prepared whit water, and food. high recommend! :)
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Iris was a great guide. Well organized. Some level of fitness needed. The climbs are steep ;-), but it is a great not so crowded part of the wall
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This part of the wall is less known by the tourist! Harris took us by van to the Great Wall from the hotel were the owner advised us to take this visit, we were with 8 other people. She explained us the history of the Great Wall and was very friendly. I recommend this trip.
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Everyone was so nice, they picked us up directly in front of our hotel and picked up a few other people on the way at subway stations. We stopped on the way to buy lunch and we're quite free to follow our rythm during the walk. Iris was so very nice and helpful.
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Response from beijingdowntowntrave, General Manager at Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review and we really appreciate it. Hope you could come back and experience some other tours of us. Thank you!
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I decided for this tour because I wanted to visit the Chinese Wall without huge crowds of tourists. At the time when we were there we actually had some sections mostly alone for us. This will undoubtedly not be the case every day. Since this place is a little further away from
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Response from beijingdowntowntrave, General Manager at Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your appreciation. Yes Jinshanling is always quiet and you can alway have the wall to yourself there. That happens almost every day, which is a normal phenomenon in Jinshanling. That's why we choose this section of the Great Wall, even though it is much further from Beijing than Badaling that is horribly crowded. Hope you could come back again and experience some other tours of the wild Great Wall. Iris says thank you and wish you happiness! Have a good day and a happy life!
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By: Beijing Downtown Travel Service Co., Ltd.
882 reviews
Jonathan H
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
20
Amazing experience to do the great wall!
Away from the crowds, really experienced guides, good driver, excellent service for the price you pay! I'll really
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Libor M
10
Great Trip.
Iris was a great guide. Well organized. Some level of fitness needed. The climbs are steep ;-), but it is a great
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Arielle O
Paris, France
20
Great visit to the great wall
This part of the wall is less known by the tourist! Harris took us by van to the Great Wall from the hotel were
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Frinni
London, United Kingdom
231
The great Wall experience you are looking for
Everyone was so nice, they picked us up directly in front of our hotel and picked up a few other people on the way
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derjpl
10
Great day trip away from the crowds of tourists.
I decided for this tour because I wanted to visit the Chinese Wall without huge crowds of tourists. At the time
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drorp51
40
Great Tour !!!!
Had a good time - nice walk ! Food was excellent, guide Aris was very nice. Panda is not appear in the great wall
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Snowfitrightnow
10
Friendly, comfortable, helpful, safe and knowledgeable.
I have just done the group Wall tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West and I would HIGHLY recommend this company.
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stefano s
25
Outstanding experience
The driver and the guide led us into this unforgettable trip. Both of them were very nice and kind. The experience
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1988thijsa
10
Great experience and english speaking guide
We had a wonderfull trip to the great wall. Iris was our guide and spoke english very well and could tell us about
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Alex M
London, United Kingdom
10
Fantastic hiking tour of the Great Wall
I had an amazing time on the hiking tour to the Jinshanling part of the Great Wall a few weeks ago. Iris was our
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Luke M
Adelaide, Australia
3720
Absolutely Brilliant Tour
Had a great time on this trip and was exactly what I was looking for. In a nutshell, a small group at a part of
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nenanirvana
Chesapeake, Virginia
10
Amazing Great Wall Experience
Iris, our tour guide, was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the history of the Great Wall. Her
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Schmitty S
Vilnius, Lithuania
234
Good tour, friendly service
Iris was our guide. She speaks English very well and showed us around a more remote section of the wall. Less
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secret_andrew
Beijing, China
10
The great wall
It was a pleasure to hike to the great wall. Everyone was kind and open minded. I would definitely recommend it.
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Stay111446
10
Great wall trip
Staff were on time, friendly and made the trip fun. I would recommend. This is a budget trip as it is not in a
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