I will be traveling on my own to Beijing & Shanghai in mid November and I have a question regarding visiting the Great Wall in winter. I’ve heard something about backpacker tours that offer good pricing to get to the Great wall and explore for a couple of hours for a good price. Does anyone know about these groups or have a recommendation? I know I can take a taxi from Beijing but I don’t like the idea of being for long in a cab on my own, I experienced this in the Middle East and even though I didn’t have any problems I didn’t like the experience.
Im trying to avoid big groups that visit Badaling for half an hour and then left, so I was thinking in visiting Simatai. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.