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Private Great Wall Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshanling

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Beijing, China
Private Great Wall Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshanling

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Experience the Great Wall of China up close during a challenging hiking tour along the Simatai West to Jinshanling section of the monumental site. This section is considered a photographer's dream, with both ancient crumbling watchtowers and well-preserved places along the route. Your tour includes snacks, a restaurant lunch, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Beijing. Alternatively, you can choose the 'Private Transfer-Only Service' if you prefer a self-guided hike at the Great Wall.
  • Private hiking tour of the Simatai West to Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, from Beijing
  • Hike for several hours at the stunning Simatai West to Jinshanling section of the Great Wall
  • Enjoy informative commentary from your guide, snacks, and lunch (if option chosen)
  • Private transfers, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Private driver
Licensed English speaking tour guide
Transport by private vehicle
Hiking tour guide
Local food lunch
Bottle water
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Start your day with morning pickup at your Beijing hotel, then travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and driver for about two hours to arrive at Simatai West on the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall.

Considered one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Jinshanling section stretches for 80 miles (130 kilometers), from the Simatai section in the east to the Gubeikou section in the west.

Start your hike with an ascent to the ridge to reach the Simatai section, taking in sweeping views from one of the highest points on the way. Your guide leads you along the Great Wall, pointing out highlights in the building and scenery. Snacks and drinks are provided during rest stops along the walk, which lasts between 3 to 4 hours.

After your hike, walk into a local restaurant for a lunch of Chinese fare. Your driver then meets you for the return drive to Beijing, where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the evening.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothes
  • Note: This tour also offered as Private Transfer-Only Service if you wish to have a self-guided tour on your own
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lily's Tour Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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We were a little sceptical about the...
, Dec 2016
We were a little sceptical about the crowds on the GWOC considering we visited during peak tourist season. However, since this section of the wall is a few hours away from the city, we were very pleased to not find any crowd at the wall during our hike. The travel in and out of the city may be something you would want to factor, in case you have little time in the city. But if time is not an issue for you, it is totally worth opting for this tour. Our guide was very friendly and since we were 2 vegetarians in the group - she had taken care of making necessary dietary arrangements. Honestly one of the best tours we have done on Viator. The scenery is just out of this world!!! Also there are umpteen options for photography without anyone photobombing your memories!!
While the drive from Beijing was...
Sabrina F
, Aug 2016
While the drive from Beijing was long, the hike on the Great Wall was worth it. The view is absolutely beautiful and our group was so glad we were able to see the older, not reconstructed parts of the wall. The hike was difficult, so keep that in mind before booking the tour.

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