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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 (203)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great wall hiking

An excellent tour of Great Wall at Jinshanling -- easy to book online, wee-handled and a great hike.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

I spent almost two weeks in China and this is the best tour I had in two weeks. My tour guide Joe was very professional and had a good sense of humor. Jinshanling Great Wall was not only beautiful, but very tranquil! It definitely deserves...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ryantrs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A very good Great Wall hiking tour

The tour was very well organized. We met the tour guide and tour bus at a certain metro station which was very easy to find. Then we were taken directly to the Great Wall. The driving took around 2 hours and a half and there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shelton21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great experience at Jinshanling Great Wall on Valentine’s day

We did have a good time with our guide Joe at Jinshanling Great Wall. We were very lucky to have snow on the wall. Joe said it rarely snows in Beijing in recent years. The Great Wall looks magnificent in snow but the stairs were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Abigail657
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A highly recommended Great Wall tour

I would say I will definitely recommend this tour because I feel very good. I was late for half an hour and tour was gone when I got there. But the staff at the agency waited for me at the meeting point and took me...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 17, 2019|
Response from AnnaJoLV |
Hi guys, I see that people mention a subway station as a pick up point. Which subway station is it exactly, please? :)
February 24, 2019|
Response from nickbeek | Reviewed this property |
No, you won't be able to leave early as you're with a group and will need to wait for the last person to finish the hike. Note, this is more of a personal hike with transportation to/from Beijing rather than a tour.