Private Great Wall Hiking Tour From Simatai West To Jinshanling - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Snaking along the ridge of the mountains from Simatai West to Jinshanling. It takes you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way. It is extremely photogenic! The 15 fascinating variety watch-towers(Some are with two or three stories, and some are with only flat roofs), and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, you can take great photos here. If you like a challenging hiking tour, don't miss this one out! (total hiking time is around 3 to 4 hours).
Note: This tour also offer Private Transfer Only Service if you wish to have a self-guided tour by your own.


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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

All entrance fees included

Free snacks included

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Jinshanling Great Wall is located in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing. It used to be a sound defensive system including barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes, horse blocking walls, and branch cities. It is now renowned as the "Paradise of Photographers" and a popular tourist destination because of its magnificent appearance and intoxicating scenery. Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall which may shows its charms to the hiking fans at all times. With a distance about 140 kilometers (87 miles) northeast of Beijing city, Jinshanling Section connects to the Simatai Section of the wall in the east and Gubeikou section in the west. It is the most representative part of the Chinese brick-made dragon.

In the morning, your hiking tour guide and driver with car will come to meet you at your hotel lobby. Then, you will be transferred to drive to the Great Wall (about 2 hours without traffic jam, and closer to 2.5-3 if runs into a jam). You will first arrive Great Wall at Simatai West (the east gate entrance of the Jinshanling Great Wall). Simatai great wall is located along the ridges, and it takes about 15 minutes to go up there.

You will see an amazing view from one of the highest points on the way, and have some snacks and drinks during your break time.
After 3 hours hiking, we will walk down some local restaurant to enjoy some tasty lunch with local flavor.

The end of tour, you will meet our driver in the parking lot, do some final post-hike stretches, and jump in the car for a nap or reflections on the days hike at the Great Wall. Depending on traffic heading into the city, and the distance from the expressway to your hotel, the drive home may range from 2-3 hours.


Private driver

Licensed English speaking tour guide

Transport by private vehicle

Hiking tour guide

Local food lunch


Bottle water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall

Entry/Admission - Simatai Great Wall



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-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!!

  • 10-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.