Great Wall, Beijing

One Day Mini Group Great Wall Hiking Tour $149, 1 to 6 Guests

The most splendid hiking from Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall
per person
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Adult(>11 years old)
US$149 per person
Child(6-11 years old)
US$139 per person
Total Price:
  • Mini group of only 1 to 6 guests, escorted by a professional and experienced English-speaking guide.
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  • Expert choice of the most popular and photogenic Great Wall Hiking route from Simatai West to Jinshanling.
  • More than 3 hours on this partially restored wild Great Wall, you will enjoy constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views.
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water are provided for free along with some small local refreshments.
  • NO shopping detours, no factory stores, no tea ceremony, no shopping site restaurant. We value your time at Great Wall for a pure hiking experience.
Detailed Itinerary
The one day 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. 
Simatai West to Jinshanling is one of the most popular Great Wall hiking routes
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 will have a short break there.

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.

After you get down from the wall. We will escort you back to the hotel. During the drive, you can have a good rest. This one-day Great Wall hiking tour comes to an end at this point. Thank you for travelling with us. 
The Great Wall snakes across the mountain ridges for thousands of miles
The gorgeous landscape of Jinshanling Great Wall after a light snow
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 show you the 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
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Departure: Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun
Adult(>11 years old)$149
Child(6-11 years old)$139
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water for free
Price Excludes
  • Meals, advice freely available
  • Hotels
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
Booking Policy
  • Children under 6 years old cannot participate in this itinerary for safety.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 12 hours.
  • 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: Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours prior to the trip. Cancellation within 24 hours or any unused portion after the day trip begins is non-refundable.
  • Pick-up Service: Beijing is a very large city. To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the third ring road of the city. If your hotel is outside the area, there might be an extra cost for the transfer, or you may get to the appointed place to meet the group on your own. If you are not sure about the pick-up issues, your one-on-one travel consultant is ready to serve anytime.
  • Departures are guaranteed with two persons.
  • Guests under the age of 80 can participate in this mini group tour.
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    4.730 Reviews
    Posted on August 10, 2020
    I want to thank TravelChinaGuide for the amazing work they did for our journey of China. This Beijing City day trip to Forbidden City was amazing in terms of schedule arrangements, services, attractions and activities. But it was a little hard for the elderly and children to visit five scenic spots in one day.
    Posted on July 27, 2020
    I was so happy with the 1 day Great Wall hiking tour and wanted to thank your promote response and fantastic services. The Great Wall from Simatai and Jinshanling was beautiful and incredibly wonderful! I felt got great value of money!
    United States
    Posted on July 15, 2020
    We booked this 1 day mini-group Great Wall hike for the steepness of the Great Wall. TCG’s English-speaking driver was on time to pick us up and we only had 4 companions in our group. The marching time and resting time were well allocated and in general, this hiking route was not very tiring. The teenagers and older people with good physical strength can do it as well.
    Posted on June 29, 2020
    I was pleased with the 1 day Great Wall hiking tour. It takes about 2.5 hours to Simatai Great Wall. As everybody was on time, so we had enough time for sightseeing. The Great Wall still keeps unrepaired status and the wild Great Wall has a unique charm. It was hard to climb the steep steps but the views were extremely grand. The historical stories told by our guide Selina added more charm to this place.
    Posted on June 17, 2020
    It was the first time for me to hike on the Great Wall. Extremely amazing! I had to say that this Great Wall day tour from Simatai to Jinshanling was one of the best trips I had ever experienced. Thumb up! Our guide Sara was also very responsible and companied us all the time. When I asked her if there were good restaurants near my hotel, she recommended all the restaurants she knew according to my preference. I tried one and the dishes and environment were excellent. Thank you very much!
    Posted on June 01, 2020
    An unforgettable and meaningful Great Wall tour! We firstly hiked the Simatai Great Wall for about an hour and took photos after arriving at the East Five-Window Tower. Then we climbed the Jinshanling Great Wall and this section remained its original appearance, we could feet the beauty of desolation. The two sections of the Great Wall had different styles of beauty, all showing its greatness. Looking forward to exploring the other sections if we had a chance.
    Melissa B
    Posted on May 17, 2020
    We couldn’t be more satisfied with this 1 day Great Wall hiking tour! We were a little tired but we were happy! From the first moment we arrived till the moment we left, it was perfect!
    We were offered good service and our guide Sara did a very good job in her expertise. Her explanations were interesting and funny! We were offered unlimited bottles of drinking water for free along with some small local refreshments. So nice!
    Richard Smith
    United Kingdom
    Posted on May 05, 2020
    Very satisfied with the guide’s detailed explanation and thoughtful service on the Simatai West to Jinshanling tour. The only regret was that the trip didn’t come to a perfect end because of light rain before we just reached Jinshanling Great Wall. But the Great Wall landscape in the rain was very unique.
    Jana Cerrone
    Posted on April 12, 2020
    The Great Wall hiking tour was exceptional and I really enjoyed it. The guide was outstanding and spoke excellent English like native speakers. She made the Great wall hiking an amazing experience for us and really went out of her way to help us. The Great Wall was an excellent tourism destination. The ancient stories and bricks carved with characters made it more mysterious and appealing. Strongly recommend!
    Posted on April 01, 2020
    The Simatai West to Jinshanling tour was exciting and mixed with fatigue and meaning. I was so proud that I could finish hiking from Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall smoothly. There were 3 famous watchtowers along our trip and all the landscape was beautiful with different features. Overall, this trip was fruitful with the warm explanation of our guide and we received attentive services form every team worker of TCG.
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