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Adult(>11 years old)
US$126 per person
Child(6-11 years old)
US$109 per person
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  • No Shopping Arrangement
  • A Maximum of 6 Travelers
  • Expert Guide and Driver
  • One-on-one Customer Service
  • Departures with even one person
One Day Small Group Great Wall Hiking from Simatai West to Jinshanling No Shopping
Departure: Mon/Thu/Sat/Sun
  • Simatai West to Jinshanling is one of the most popular Great Wall hiking routes
  • The gorgeous landscape of Jinshanling Great Wall after a light snow
The one day small group Great Wall hiking tour starts today. Our English-speaking guide and professional driver will pick you up from your hotel at around 07:00 to 07:30 in the morning. The guide will contact you the evening before to confirm the exact meeting time. You will have no more than 5 companions. After meeting all the group members, we will set out for the western segment of Simatai Great Wall.

We will arrive at the foot of the Simatai Great Wall after 2.5 hours. Then please follow our guide to hike along the ramparts and you will reach at the East Five-Window Tower after 40 minutes. You can have a short rest there to take photos and replenish water. 
The junction of Simatai and Jinshanling sections
Take a rest and enjoy the amazing scenery
Then continue marching westwards to the Jinshanling Great Wall. En route, we will pass by three famous watchtowers, namely Big Jinshan Tower, Small Jinshan Tower, and Black Tower. After another one hour's hiking, we will arrive at the Shalingkou Pass. You may either descend at Shalingkou or continue hiking for another 30 minutes to Zhuanduokou Pass according to your own physical condition. 

Lunch will be arranged at a local farmer's restaurant near the Jinshanling Great Wall. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel between 17:00 and 18:00. This one-day Jinshanling small group tour will come to an end at this point.
The Great Wall snakes across the mountain ridges for thousands of miles
What You Can See at Jinshanling Great Wall
Unlike Badaling and Mutianyu, seldom repair work was implemented at the Jinshanling Great Wall since its last massive construction work during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Therefore, this section still maintains the original look and reveals a beauty of desolation. As well, Jinshanling can offer you great shots with ramparts winding their way over the mountain ranges and watchtowers in various styles densely distributed along the wall. While hiking, our guide will point out bricks carved with characters, especially along the eastern segment of Jinshanling, which is another highlight of the Jinshanling Great Wall.
Hiking on the Great Wall
A portion of Jinshanling keeps its original look
Friendly Travel Tips
1. Traffic congestions happen frequently during the morning rush. So we suggest you leave early to arrive at the meeting place on time.
2. We can offer alpenstocks for free. Please inform your travel consultant in advance if you need it. 
3. Note that washrooms can only be found at Simatai West and the entrance of Jinshanling Great Wall.
4. You can see locals selling souvenirs or offering help during the hiking. Please do not respond to them if you are not interested, or they might follow up to persuade you.
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Departure: Mon/Thu/Sat/Sun
Adult(>11 years old)$126
Child(6-11 years old)$109
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel
  • Simple Chinese lunch
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Free mineral water is provided
Price Excludes
  • Hotels
  • Gratuities
Booking Policy
  • Pick-up Service: Beijing is a very big city. To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the fourth ring road of the city. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the above mentioned area. If your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, we suggest you find a nearest hotel on a main street as your pick-up point.
  • Children under 6 years old cannot participate in this itinerary for safety.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 24 hours. We guarantee departures even with 1 person.
  • Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Free cancellation for up to 7 days in advance of the day trip; for cancellations 4 to 7 days before the trip there is a 10% cancellation fee. There is no refund if you cancel within 3 days of the trip. Once the day trip begins, any unused portion is non-refundable.
Questions & Answers
Asked by lloyd l schmaltz from UNITED STATES | Aug. 13, 2018 18:43Reply
4 guests--does the driver meet and deliver to our hotel Hyatt Beijing--is this group or private
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 14, 2018 17:27

The above Great Wall Hiking from Simatai West to Jinshanling is a small group tour with no more than 6 travelers. Our guide and driver can pick you up from Grand Hyatt Beijing (No.1 East Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng) in the morning and escort you back to your hotel after the group day tour. Thank you.
Asked by Campbell | Jan. 17, 2018 20:15Reply
I'm part of a group of 4 persons looking to hike the Jinshanling section of The Great Wall.
There are two tours listed on your website that seem to be a good fit: "GW06: One Day Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour" and the "One Day Small Group Great Wall Hiking from Simatai West to Jinshanling."

Do those tours cover the same section of The Great Wall? If not, could you clarify the differences?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 17, 2018 20:31

Hi, GW06 is a private tour, which is only for 4 of you. Your private guide will accompany you all the way from picking up at your hotel to take you back after the tour. While the other one is a small group tour, in which 4 of you will share a tour guide and van with other tourists. And this group tour starts from the designated place and you have to get there on your own.

And also GW06 only covers Jinshanling section, but the group tour goes from Simatai West to Jinshanling.
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