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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

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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Would recommend

We left from our pickup point exactly on time. Jen told us some interesting facts about the wall and Beijing on the way there. Her instructions about the tour were very clear so we knew what we were getting into. Beautiful trip, and not too...More

Thank DP V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great hike on the Great Wall

Jinshanling section is lovely. Steep in places so you need a base level of fitness. I’d really recommend Downtown. Jen, out guide, was really bubbly and friendly. It was really HOT... in summer it might be better to start even earlier!

Thank willgar73
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of our Beijing trip

Beijing hasn't been very kind to us (traveling with my brother and Dad) the first time we got here; it's easy to have a frustrating time if you don't know anyone and you haven't done your research! Anyway, this trip with Jen is the highlight...More

Thank Ayra D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome....pictures cannot do it justice

I booked the group tour through Beijing Downtown Travel Service. We were picked up at 7,30am from a subway station. Our tour guide was Jen....i found her to be very professional, knowledgeable and likeable lady, with excellent English and communication skills. The drive was also...More

Thank Shaif A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Totally recommended

We took the tour to the great wall with Jen, and it's really worth it. The guide is amazing, really knowledgeable, super nice and enthusiastic and very good English.

Thank Ana_ag3
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Aditya P
May 21, 2018|
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Response from sblakeb | Reviewed this property |
From the airport to the meeting point in the morning you can just take the train. You'll have to hang out at the airport for a bit. At the end of the day I think is going to be tricky. We got back around 5?, from where they... More
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Francis N | Reviewed this property |
We were given 3 hours to complete the 6 kms. If one does it quicker, the unimproved section awaits. I went on for an hour but it is hard going and not good underfoot.
April 18, 2018|
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Response from sblakeb | Reviewed this property |
Pollution in summer is almost certain. For long distance views and "clear" air pick late fall to early spring months. No the tour will not be closed for rain. Or in my case snow. Rain and snow and windy weather tend to make... More