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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 (194)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A cheaper but a better way to go to Jinshaling Great Wall

This is so far the best choice available if you don’t speak any Chinese like me, and if you do want to see the least crowded, and most authentic (not rebuilt for tourists) sections of Great Wall of China. And it’s not expensive at all. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 5,648,229
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Yes, uh huh, yes.

Had a blast with Jen as our guide. We met her at the subway station exit. She will notice you by your durr look on your face because you will be semi lost and not know what she looks like. Took the trip in November....More

Thank khiemd
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile
It was the highlight of our trip!

This tour was great to do, we think it was the best part of our trip to China. It was so beautiful and quiet. In some parts, we were alone in the wall. Jen was an amazing guide! She picked us up at the right...More

1  Thank laramN3395DB
Reviewed 6 January 2019
Great experience at Jinshanling Great Wall

I heard about Jinshanling Great Wall and worried it would not be so beautiful. I realized that it is the most beautiful part of the Great Wall I’d ever seen. I’ve been to Badaling, which is beautiful but extremely crowded. Jinshanling is much quieter and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WellasqIlenemb
Reviewed 4 January 2019
Amazing Great Wall tour in cold winter

I did this tour in December, and it was very very cold. The weather was very nice and the Great Wall very quiet. Our guide was very knowledgeable and nice. He helped us a lot with our problems. There are a few people on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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30 November 2018|
Response from Amanda N | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember, the guide told us, that she does this tour on all even days. However, one of her colleagues might be doing it on all odd days, so try to book the tour and see what happens :-)
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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