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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
Absolutely Worth It

We had Jen (Jia) as our tour guide and she was absolutely fantastic! The wall and the surrounding views were nothing short of breathtaking. Definitely bring your camera, although pictures could never do it true justice. There is nothing like seeing it in person. This...More

Thank Chris Daniel S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great wall hike

Really nice view and nature...Very nice and friendly guide. Pick up center very near to our hotel. If u want to visit the perfect timing would be in autumn :)

Thank Ajshe C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great hike of the original/old great wall

Hiked on a holiday weekend but this section is not crowded. Beautiful. The guide was very helpful and everything was a pleasure...

Thank Dijon V
Reviewed 3 days ago
Almost tourist-free section of the Great Wall

The two-and-a-half hours ride by bus is the price to pay for an almost tourist-free walk on the great wall. Our guide Jen was very friendly and helpful, and gave us good recommendations on where to eat in Beijing !

Thank Seaside134608
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Perfect way to experience the wall

Jen was a superfriendly guide who told us the important things about the great wall during the drive. You can choose to do 13 or 22 towers on the wall. We took the cablecar (the shorter hike) and had more time for photos etc. Of...More

Thank Amanda530
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I think we were in Beijing at 16:30 and back in our hotel at 17:00.
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