Wild Great Wall Sunset Photography Tour (Small Group)


Type of Tour: Small Group (4 to 8 Pax)
Duration: 10 hours
Attractions: Gubeikou Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall.
Service: English Tour Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch
Walking Level: ★★★☆☆
Meeting point: Your Hotel Lobby
Meeting time: Between 10 am to 11 am
Departure: Daily (Tour will be confirm with minimum 4 people)


  Amazing view of the Great Wall and crowd-free.

  This small-group tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring a more memorable experience.

  Enjoy the original Great Wall at Gubeikou Great Wall.

  Beautiful Jinshanling Great wall with the amazing photo opportunity.

  Take the Great Wall photo by sunset.

  Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant. (Vegetarian meal option available)

  Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide.


Our guide will call you the night before the tour to confirm the pickup time. (We may change the start time seasonally)

Start from 11:00 am. Drive to the Gubeikou Great Wall (2 hours)

The adventure begins gently at Gubeikou village with a short climb to a broken tower. Walk eastward and enjoy plenty of photography stops before you reach General Tower. From there, you will capture the true nature of Gubeikou Mountain. (1.5 hours)

Lunch in a local restaurant

Drive to Jinshanling Great Wall—a 1-hour trek from the Jinshanling Great Wall to the best photo place. Enjoy the most beautiful Sunset view from the Great Wall.

Jinshanling Great Wall is 150 km away from downtown Beijing. It is super beautiful and quiet. It is one of the best places for photographers to take photos of the Great Wall. If it is not on the weekend or holiday, we are always the only people on the wall by sunset. Drive back to your hotel at about 8:30 pm Note: We may switch to visiting Jinshanling first and Gubeikou for sunset according to the weather and time.

Tour price:(All prices published are in RMB and per person)

Adults Children (age 2-12) Infant (age < 2)
Price 700 650 FREE

Payment: After you confirm the tour with us, no prepayment is requested; pay cash to your tour guide at the end.

  Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  Comfortable Air-conditioned vehicle.
  Gas, toll & parking lot fees.
  Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
  Hotel pick up and drop off. (We may set up a pick-up point near your hotel if the group stays too apart from each other)
  All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.

Not included:
  Personal costs.
  Cable Car.
  Gratuity to the guide and driver.


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Reviewed April 30, 2018, via mobile  Sunset tour small group

We had the best time on the sunset tour in a small group. The parts of the wall we went to were not crowded at all, and we were almost the only ones in the old part of the wall. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see the sunset, which was slightly rainy, but the rain made the place feel even more magical. We had Tony as our guide, and we couldn’t be happier with him; he had lovely stories about the wall and Chinese culture and history in general.

The dinner was delicious as well, it was nice to try some food recommended by a local.

I contacted Leo about the tour, and he was very informative and replied fast to all my messages.

Thank you for making our last day so special! 多谢!

Reviewed October 5, 2018, A long day to the Wall, but worth it!

We did the Great Wall sunset hike to Jinshanling and Gubeikou. We were picked up promptly by Tony, who was a lovely guide. He spoke very good English and had a great sense of humor. There were only 3 other people on the tour with us, which was good. The drive out to the Jinshanling part of the Wall was long, because of all the traffic congestion. It was worth it, though, as there are hardly any other people at that part of the Wall. We had a great lunch, huge with lots of choices. Beer and other beverages were also included. The second part of the Wall was also enjoyable, again with very few tourists. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t put on a great sunset display but we preferred the later pick-up time and the opportunity to hike the Wall with few other people. Highly recommended, but be prepared for a very long day.

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How challenging is this hike?

This hike is very flexible, going from 5kms to 10kms. When we get to the Wall, you have free time to enjoy the wall or hike a bit more. It is not tough. Normal sneakers are enough for this hike.

Is the Great Wall we visited full of people?

Both the 2 sections are far away from the City. It is much quieter than Mutianyu and Badaling. Especially when it was not the weekend or Holiday, we were the only group on the wall most of the time.

What time does the tour start and finish?

As the sunset time changes daily, our tour usually starts at 10 am and ends at 11 am. We return to downtown Beijing 2.5 hours after Sunset, usually from 8:30 pm to 10 pm.

Do you always get a great sunset view by the tour?

The weather is always unforeseeable, and the air may be polluted. There is some pollution in winter, but it is always good in summer.

What to take for this hike?

Comfortable shoes or boots are important. We suggest you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, and a cap. Please let me know if you need hiking poles one day before the tour.

When does the tour have lunch? Is it ok for vegetarians?

Lunch is usually served after the hike around 2 pm. In summer, lunch is always late, as the sunset is after 7:30 pm. Please take some snacks with you. We chose a very nice local restaurant with excellent Chinese food. There are a lot of dishes that are good for vegetarians.

How many bottles of water do I need to bring?

Unlimited water bottles are stored in our car/van for you to drink. It would be best if you carried them.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise, it continues. Please check the weather report and be prepared.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job and, further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation for the guide for that job well done. Usually, our clients give 50 to 100RMB per person.

Does this tour go to any shops?

We don’t go to tourist shops, factories, etc., and waste our precious time.