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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West provided by Beijing Downtown Travel Service Co., Ltd.

Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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)
Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Beijing included
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12459P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • Entrance fee of Jinshanling Great Wall • One bottle of water • Pick-up from Exit C of Zhang Zi Zhong Lu metro Station on Line 5 • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
Exclusions
Lunch • Cable car fee at Great Wall • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
Zhangzizhong Road, Dongsi Subdistrict, Beijing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China Outside of Exit C of metro station Zhang Zi Zhong Lu on Line 5.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • Entrance fee of Jinshanling Great Wall • One bottle of water • Pick-up from Exit C of Zhang Zi Zhong Lu metro Station on Line 5 • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
Exclusions
Lunch • Cable car fee at Great Wall • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
Zhangzizhong Road, Dongsi Subdistrict, Beijing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China Outside of Exit C of metro station Zhang Zi Zhong Lu on Line 5.
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Not wheelchair accessible
Please prepare your own lunch and snacks for the hike
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Passport name, number, date of birth, gender, and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Please wear comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers; Sunscreen, water, hat are highly recommended to bring
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Zhangzizhong Road
    Dongsi Subdistrict, Beijing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    Outside of Exit C of metro station Zhang Zi Zhong Lu on Line 5.
    See address & details
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    Jinshanling Great Wall
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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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  • You'll end at
    Zhangzizhong Road
    Dongsi Subdistrict, Beijing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    Outside of Exit C of metro station Zhang Zi Zhong Lu on Line 5.
    See address & details
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Katherine D
Cambridge, MA155 contributions
Beautiful section of the Great Wall
Sep 2020
It's a beautiful section of the Great Wall, with little crowds. Our group was the only one on the wall section, and after the first 15 min we had all spread apart enough that it really felt like you were alone on the Great Wall. There were plenty of bathrooms along the wall (very clean actually). There are vendors setup in some towers with cold drinks to sell you. They never bothered us, and we actually really liked having an ice cold drink. This is a very hilly section of the wall, and was pretty challenging. But the nice part is that the starting point is actually really low to the ground, so you don't have to hike up this big hill to actually make it onto the wall. The hills definitely start after you're on the wall itself, but it was nice to have the access point be really easy.
Written 13 March 2021
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Joe
3 contributions
Awesome!
Jan 2020 • Couples
It's the path less traveled so there is no crowd at all in winter, you also get to let less restored sections of the wall. The guide was also groundout and knowledgeable. The wall itself just blew me away!
Written 8 January 2020
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floOore
Paris, France17 contributions
Wobderful experience far from the croud
Aug 2019 • Couples
We book the group tour. Meeting point easy to access in beijing. This day (8th august) we were a "big group" of more than 20 people. Even though, on site just a little more people. We had some good explanations from the guide and then 3 hours to walk on the wall (some parts renovated, some less and at the end not at all so a complete idea).
We first eat and had some rest so after we were Alone along lots of part of the wall. Some part are quite difficult but it worth even if the weather was so hot.
Enough time to enjoy the wall and do the walk.
Way back on time un beijing.
We highly recommend this tour. We booked it directly at the ghesthouse (even if we were not sleeping here)
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dukadon
14 contributions
The great Chinese Wall
Jan 2020 • Family
We had booked a trip via our hotel Beijing 161 Courtyard for a hike. We were picked up by Joe and Iris our guide. She gave us lots of information about the wall and it was nice to walk in our own pace “the Wall” This hike was so nice with original pieces of the wall and more or less no tourists. The wall can be a challenge because it is quite steep sometimes but wort it a lot. Iris speaks English very well which is very handy.

Also the trip from Beijing to the Wall takes about 1,5 hours and gives a nice view also.
In wintertime it is quite cold so dress warmly🥶
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Idaayuni
4 contributions
Wonderfully plan and executed hike @ Jinshanling Wall
Dec 2019 • Solo
Feeling slightly under weather,I am worried that I was unable to complete the hike according to the given time. But Iris,the guide has been extremely patience, kind and encouraging. Iris spoke English well and was ever ready to answer all of my questions about the wall and took pictures for us.Credit also went to Joe, the driver for ensuring our 2-way ride was a safe and comfortable one. Overall, the surrounding view at Jinshanling Wall was breathtaking and amazing. It seemed that we have the stretched of walls to ourselves as there was hardly other hikers on the day we hiked. Well done Beijing Downtown Travel for arranging such a memorable hike!😁
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Josephine L
40 contributions
Worth the early waking hours
Iris was our guide and she was excellent!! Chirpy and fluent in both English and Mandarin, she gave a concise yet complete summary of the history of the section of the wall we were to climb this morning. Once up on the wall, the hike was free and easy, 6 km over 3 hours, at your own pace. The views were amazing with the snow as the background. Iris was very thoughtful and made it her responsibility to watch over the group for certain parts of the hike which were more rugged or made slippery by the melted snow. Altogether a very doable hike. I highly recommend this tour and do ask for Iris if you can. You won't regret your choice.
Written 22 December 2019
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lukas110
Villandro, Italy3 contributions
Incredible
Dec 2019 • Solo
Just came back from the tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West and I am still heavily impressed by this incredible monument of Chinese history. This tour avoids the highly frequented parts of the wall and so we could admire it calmly. Iris did a wonderful job guiding us and showing it to us. The tour was very instructive and above all Iris was very friendly and always had a smile on her face. Recommended to everybody who wants to experience the Great Wall off the beaten tracks.
Written 4 December 2019
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Juan B
2 contributions
Amazing tour along the Great Wall
Dec 2019 • Solo
Iris was such an awesome tour guide. She told us loads of information about the history of the Great Wall and she was a vital moral support to finish the route safe and sound. I highly recommend you to go with her and do this challenging hiking. One of the best things of doing it from Jinshanling was that we were on our own!! Most of the tourists go to other sections instead.

Thanks for the amazing trip.

Juan
Written 2 December 2019
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Yesi J
3 contributions
Remarkable Trip to the Great Wall
Nov 2019
I joined the tour due to recommendation from the hostel I stayed at. The tour was great and Iris was very informative and cheerful. She picked me up at the hostel in the morning, I was traveling alone and joined this group. Iris hiked with us all the way from the start to the end, so I didn't need to worry about getting lost.
The driver was very friendly too.
The great wall itself is majestic!! the hike is not hard because Iris make it slow so we had enough time to enjoy all the sceneries.
Written 30 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sam K
3 contributions
Incredible day on the wall!!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Book it!!! I’ve been traveling the world for 6 months and this trip to the Great Wall is truly special. Being at a secluded part of the wall allows you to appreciate and experience the wall in personal way that is very different than touristy areas. This tour rocks!!
Written 23 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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awinneyqli
awinneyqli
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Great explanation and ways to tour mutianyu great wall
I have been to badaling great wall long time ago. This time I accompany mu friends from Australia to tour Beijing.
alex00042
alex00042
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Exactly as advertised, without hidden Sales etc.
The tour guide Iris was very welcoming and tried her best to make us feel comfortable. We were also a quite small
JeabNon
JeabNon
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Mutianyu one-day tour
I went to Mutianyu great wall take around 2 hrs to reach it. There is 3 options to get Mutianyu from parking lot -
Lee B
Lee B
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The Best Way to See and Experience the Great Wall of China
This Great Wall hike was a true highlight of our Asian Vacation. Our private guide Zachary picked us up at our Bei
sergioj354
sergioj354
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Amazing trip. Good workout.
Iris was great. Very friendly and with very good English. Bring snacks to the trek and good grippy shoes.
drorp51
drorp51
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Great Tour !!!!
Had a good time - nice walk ! Food was excellent, guide Aris was very nice. Panda is not appear in the great wall
Snowfitrightnow
Snowfitrightnow
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Friendly, comfortable, helpful, safe and knowledgeable.
I have just done the group Wall tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West and I would HIGHLY recommend this company. Ve
stefano s
stefano s
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Outstanding experience
The driver and the guide led us into this unforgettable trip. Both of them were very nice and kind. The experience
secret_andrew
secret_andrew
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The great wall
It was a pleasure to hike to the great wall. Everyone was kind and open minded. I would definitely recommend it. Th
Jason P
Jason P
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Superb day trip, strongly recocomended!
I had a biz trip and on my spare time planned a day trip to the Great Wall. What was great about the trip is not th
124gertjand
124gertjand
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Great daytrip to quiet yet beautiful part of the wall
Had a great day out from Beijing to the wall. Was a bit further to drive, but amazing views and nice challenging wa
ollycman23
ollycman23
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Amazing experience
The Great Wall is absolutely majestic and this one day tour does not disappoint. Thank you so much Iris for all you
abadabi
abadabi
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Amazing!
Iris was a great guide for our tour! And this part of the Wall is great for pictures as it is not crowded. Takes so
Sebastien G
Sebastien G
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Great
Amazing experience with a really friendly guide Iris ! Excellent ! We did the Jinshanling part, a bit more challeng
WoanFoong W
WoanFoong W
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Great experience with Iris
We did a one day tour to the Great Wall and had an awesome time. Iris was an excellent guide and the whole tour was
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