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Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling

  • An off-the-beaten-track Great Wall of China hike 
  • Discover two of the most scenic and least visited sections of wall
  • Take an exhilarating trek through the rugged Chinese countryside
Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling
US$136 per adult
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Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling
US$136.00 per adult

The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most famous monuments, a centuries-old barricade that snakes through the countryside. Most people head straight to the most crowded sections, taking just enough time for photographs. But anyone in search of a more immersive, in-depth adventure will appreciate this gentle, photogenic trek, where you’ll discover two of the most scenic and rugged stretches of wall.

What to Expect

As one of the world’s most famous historical landmarks, the UNESCO-listed Great Wall of China is usually packed with crowds. But most tourists head to the same areas, leaving other remoter parts of the ancient stone barricade more-or-less unvisited.

During this adventure-filled hike, you’ll get a rare peek at two of the most scenic and unspoilt stretches of wall, discovering sections that most visitors never get a chance to see.

Departing from Beijing, you’ll head straight to Simatai West, crossing through a photogenic area with 15 different kinds of watchtowers. From there, you’ll embark on a gentle, scenic trek to the wilder terrain of Jinshanling. You’ll get a chance to compare both renovated and unrestored sections, with plenty of opportunities to snap photos of the picturesque ruins. See how the Chinese countryside varies as you head westward.

At the end of your invigorating walk through the history-filled landscape, you’ll get a chance to revive yourself over homemade specialties in a restaurant run by local farmers.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Highly Recommend the One Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Tour!

The one thing we wanted to ensure we splurged on was our Great Wall experience, so we opted for a private tour with Great Wall hiking after some friends recommended it. It was ABSOLUTELY worth every cent! We were met at the hotel by our...More

Thank ufam4
Reviewed 3 days ago
Nothing short of perfection - the entire day was so magical!

We can't say enough about how much we loved our time with Great Wall Hiking and our guide, Danny. Everything was on-point and perfect. Met the guide Saturday morning and drove up to the Wall - about 2.5 hours. On the way up, Danny provided...More

Thank Leah K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
This Tour Alone Makes Trip to Beijing Worth It

We were blown away by this tour. Our guide Mark is funny, knowledgeable, and willing to customize as you go. Some members of the group saw a few extra tours while others were able to proceed at their own pace without being pressured. That’s a...More

Thank HikeVT
Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent one-day trip to the Wall in Simatai with Great Wall Hike - I recommend

I reached out by email directly to Great Wall Hike for a last minute booking as availability showed it was complete on Tripadvisor. They responded very quickly to indicate there was still space and how to reservce my spot (Paypal is an option and it...More

Thank Indicanswissfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day on the wall!

We had a great day hiking on the Great Wall. Our guide Cheeney had excellent English and was happy to share the history and customers of the area we were hiking through. We had lovely day and the lunch included in the tour easily catered...More

Thank Sarah H
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Aurélien B
25 May 2018|
Response from Aurélien B |
Never mind... I see it written in the vouchers, sorry !
ayush m
13 May 2018|
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Response from docsny | Reviewed this property |
This is a great segment and not very crowded. I didn’t do other segments, and it was snowing when we there, so I cannot compared to other areas. It was beautiful and historic.