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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

  • 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)
Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West
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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West
From US$31.99

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.

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.

Reviews (178)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of Beijing Trip

Hiking this section of the Great Wall was by far the highlight of my visit to Beijing. Overall, would definitely recommend this section of the Wall for those looking for a less crowded area, fantastic photos and who are in good enough shape to handle...More

Thank MissEinDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The perfect way to hike the wall

This tour was the best experience during my Beijing visit! The guide was really nice and well-informed, and told us of different ways to get to the wall. Then we had three hours to walk around how we pleased. The hike was tough and perfect...More

Thank AmandaNilssonDK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing trip to the Great Wall

We took this group trip after a recommendation from a friend and we’re not disappointed! Our tour guide Jen was amazing - she gave us great and interesting information about the wall and about other places to visit in Beijing during our trip. This part...More

Thank mcget04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Hike on the Great Wall!

The hike on the Great Wall was wonderful! The group was made up of about 20 people, with everyone going at their own pace. The hike was challenging at certain parts, but we had plenty of time. We went pretty slow, took lots of photos...More

Thank Monica L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I booked this tour not knowing exactly what was in store! Jen our tour guide was fantastic and gave us lots of information about the wall and local Beijing sights. The hike was difficult at times but was well worth it. This...More

Thank Jess C
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31 October 2018|
Response from sandervanos23 | Reviewed this property |
Tour starts early, drive to the wall is approx. 2 hours. Then you have a couple hours to walk the wall(start with a renovated piece of wall, towards the end you”ll find unrenocated pieces. you will be back at the bus by... More