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Mini Group: One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour provided by The Trippest Mini Group Tours

Mini Group: One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour
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Mini Group: One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour
By The Trippest Mini Group Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Explore one of the New7Wonders of the World at a more relaxed pace than you would on a typical day trip on a hiking tour of the Great Wall of China from Beijing. You’ll walk between the Simatain and Jinshanling sections—two of the least-crowded parts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site—and delve deeper into the wall’s history with a guide.
from
$186.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

Ages 3-75, max of 15 per group
Duration:
8h
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See a different side to the Great Wall of China on a hiking tour
  • Walk along the wall at a more relaxed pace than you would usually
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to six people
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See a different side to the Great Wall of China on a hiking tour
  • Walk along the wall at a more relaxed pace than you would usually
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to six people
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7137P28
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking professional tour guide service
  • Bottled water
  • Chinese lunch at a local farmer's house
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee to the Great Wall at Jinshanling.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Cable cars at the Great Wall
  • Airport Transfer
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City. Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location at the time of booking. 2. You can go to one of meeting hotels: Regent Beijing, Gehua New Century Hotel. Transportation is at your own expense. Exact meeting time will be reconfirmed one day earlier. 3. Book an additional transfer service with us if your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone. We will pick up from and return to your hotel, Round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport (PEK), Round-way: US$45. Please specify in the "Special Request" at the time of your booking. We will arrange it accordingly. You can pay the driver in cash.
  • Beijing, Beijing 1.Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location. 2.If your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing, you may book the additional transfer with us or go to the meeting points by yourself.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You'll be a part of a mini group with maximum 6 people.
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking professional tour guide service
  • Bottled water
  • Chinese lunch at a local farmer's house
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee to the Great Wall at Jinshanling.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Cable cars at the Great Wall
  • Airport Transfer
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City. Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location at the time of booking. 2. You can go to one of meeting hotels: Regent Beijing, Gehua New Century Hotel. Transportation is at your own expense. Exact meeting time will be reconfirmed one day earlier. 3. Book an additional transfer service with us if your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone. We will pick up from and return to your hotel, Round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport (PEK), Round-way: US$45. Please specify in the "Special Request" at the time of your booking. We will arrange it accordingly. You can pay the driver in cash.
  • Beijing, Beijing 1.Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location. 2.If your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing, you may book the additional transfer with us or go to the meeting points by yourself.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You'll be a part of a mini group with maximum 6 people.
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Radoslaw M
Warsaw, Poland4 contributions
Nov 2019
The tour was absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide Jerry was great. Very knowledgeable about the sights we were seeing and happy to take pictures of our group. He made sure we have enough of water, gave us sweet snacks and took a break whenever we needed one. Strongly recommend tours with him.

Date of tour: 11/11/2019
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TheRandomKiwi
McRae, AR3 contributions
What an amazing day hiking the Great Wall.
This was everything I imagined, and so much more.
Our tour guide Bob Chen was excellent, let us take out time, took pictures for us, and gave all the information we needed to make it a really special day!
Would recommend to anyone planning to visit China.
Written October 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sofia_kathmann
Beijing, China2 contributions
Sep 2019
I signed up for this mini-tour and ended up as the only guest on that day, which means I had Bob, my amazing guide all to myself. He told me lots of interesting facts about the parts of the wall we passed on our hike. Even more, he also gave me insight on some fascinating aspects about Chinese culture I probably wouldn't have known otherwise! Back in Beijing, Bob even pointed out some other sights nearby and showed me the way there, which he really didn't have to.
The Simatai and Jinshanling Sections of the wall are absolutely breathtaking and there were almost no other tourists there. Thanks to Bob secretly being a basically professional photographer as well I have some beautiful pictures to take home with me on top of my memories.
Regarding the pick-up and drop-off a very kind exception was made for me. Since I was the only guest, I was picked up at my hotel lobby instead of having to spend 40 minutes in the subway to get to the meeting point.
Thank you so much for this amazing tour, it was wonderful!
Written September 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tbayeng
Thunder Bay, Canada3 contributions
Apr 2019
I signed up with my 2 teenagers for this mini-tour and we ended up with only one other guest on our excursion. The day was perfect and the location in the mountains and a good drive away from Beijing meant there were very few other tourists on the wall. Our guide was attentive and informative while letting us explore on our own and take our time for photos. He also helped us take a few fancy shots with some trick photography. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
Written September 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nikotrippest
We are so glad to hear you had a great hiking tour with us in this Great Wall tour. The section from Simatai to Jinshanling is one of the most photogenic sections because of its breathtaking views! Our guide will lead you to the best part for taking wonderful pictures. We hope you also have taken some memorable photos for the experience!
Written September 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NPulkkis
1 contribution
Aug 2019
Great hike, our wonderful guide Bob was very professional. Nearly no other tourists, breathtaking views. Good challenge, some parts of the wall are not easy to hike, slippery and steep.
Written August 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nikotrippest
Thank you for your feedback. How fortunate you are that you met few other visitors on that day! This section is famous for being one of the most photogenic sections of the Great Wall because of its breathtaking views. Hope you have taken some perfect photos as well! The hiking trails are a little slippery due to weather, but our professional and careful guides will ensure your safety!
Written August 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John L
Saskatoon, Canada6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
my two friends and I turned this tour into a private tour and we’re not disappointed. The guide, Dewitt, was friendly and knowledgeable, and he made the tour go very smoothly. The climb up to the wall was pretty intense; there were a lot of steps! However the view from the top was totally worth it. We were really thankful that we took this particular section of the wall because it was not very busy, and it had a great authentic, rustic feeling to it. The history is amazing here, and the sites are breathtaking. The prices were also very reasonable, and we would definitely go with this company again. Highly recommend!
Written August 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brea B.
West Hollywood, CA3 contributions
What an adventure! From start to finish our experience was seamless. Communication about meeting time and hotel pickup was spot on. We were greeted in the morning by our INCREDIBLE guide Colin, who made us feel comfortable throughout the day. Our car drove us to the Wall entrance, where we were greeted unexpectedly by a heavy rain! Our driver was so kind and let us borrow his umbrellas, and Colin did not hesitate to begin our journey. We started out with a 30 minute hike to the wall, whichever really warmed us up and prepared us for the hike. After reaching the wall we were greeted by breathtaking views and a complete sense of awe. Again, Colin exceeded all expectations and led us through some tough spots made slippery by the rain. We felt safe and well taken care of throughout the experience - Colin even helped us take photos along the way!

After we completed our hike we were transferred to a nearby restaurant where Colin took our dietary preferences and placed an order. The food arrived and it was spot-on to what we liked! The restaurant was warm and even offered a hair dryer for my hair. After our plentiful lunch we got back in our car and headed back to Beijing where we were dropped at our hotel. I couldn’t be more grateful to Colin for all of his guidance, knowledge of the history of the Great Wall and dynasties of China, and his warm personality and kindness. Thank you Colin!!
Written May 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RestlessMostPlaces
U.K.29 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We had "sponge Bob" Chen as our guide on this spectacular walk and excellent he was!

There is a general saying "no pain, no gain" and this covers this tour, for your exertions you get spectacular views, but be in no doubt the description of this tour as moderately difficult might only apply to an Olympian!, if you are 61 and overweight like me it is a quite a difficult walk, the heat and exertion combine to present some risks.

But go prepared, you will probably need more than the 2 bottles of water required, a back pack and poles are a good idea also, take some sports drinks or rehydration salts just in case, again if you take your time you won't need them.

Finally, I would think carefully about doing this hike if the conditions are wet or it has just stopped raining, this is a challenging up and down walk with very steep steps of varying heights, the steep being an angle of 68 degrees. Well worth the effort but go prepared, all I need to do now is lose about 20kg/44lb before ever going back.
Written May 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hilary B
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
China highlights provide a great service, the mini van arrived on time, the guide and driver were great and only 5 of us on this walk. It’s definitely a challenging walk, lots of stairs and uneven surfaces, but doable, and our guide Colin was fantastic, very solicitous making sure we were all safe and comfortable at all stages of the walk. He was informative enough and happy to answer questions. He was great fun too,while remaining professional. One section of the walk was super dangerous as the stairs were the steepest I’ve ever seen, so he offered us an alternative side walk for that bit which was a great idea. The meal after the walk was very good. All in all a really good day on the Great Wall with good company and Colin’s expert guidance. The driver maintained his patience with the terrible Beijing traffic jams we encountered on our return.
Written April 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jarod M
Winnipeg Beach, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
I could write all day but you really just have to go see the wall.

Our tour guide was Dewit and was easy to understand and knowledgeable. I was picked up from my hotel on time and the transportation, tour and dinner were all well planned and excellent. Good time had by all and would recommend this tour.
Written October 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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