Type of Tour: Private Tour
Duration: 9 hours
Attractions: Jinshanling Great Wall, Simatai West.
Service: English Tour Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch
Walking Level: ★★★★☆
Meeting point: Your Hotel Lobby
Meeting time: 8 am
Amazing view of the Great Wall and crowd-free.
Hiking on Jinshanling Great Wall.
Flexible schedule with a private guide and driver only serve you.
Much better air quality and blue sky than downtown Beijing.
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)
Drive to the Jinshanling Great Wall (2 hours)
The adventure begins gently at the main gate of Jinshanling with a short climb up to Zhuanduo tower. Walk eastward and enjoy plenty of photography stops before you reach Simatai west. During this 3 hours hike, you will see the amazing Jinshanling Great Wall and the beautiful nature. Some parts of the wall are a bit steep, you may need your hand assistant when you hike up. Our guide will stop at the most beautiful towers and give you enough time to rest and take pictures.
Late lunch in a local restaurant.
Drive back to your hotel at about 5:30 pm.
Good to know: the Simatai west is not Simatai Great Wall. The Great Wall tower connects the Simatai and Jinshanling is blocked. So tourists only can get to Qilin tower which is close to East gate of Jinshanling and go down from the east 5-eyes tower.
No deposit or prepayment needed for the tour, you can pay for this tour when you get back to your hotel.
Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 100RMB
Under 2’s: FREE
Professional English-speaking tour guide.
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver.
Gas, toll & parking lot fees.
Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.
Gratuity to the guide and driver.
How tough is this hike?
This hike is very flexible from 7.5kms. If there are people in your group who don’t like hiking this much, he or she can choose to take the cable car up and down. We will have our driver wait and pick up.
Does the Great Wall we visited full of people?
Jinshanling is 150kms away from Beijing. If there is no big activity it is very peaceful. There is a marathon every year in April which makes it hard and crowed to visit.
What time does the tour started and finished?
As a private tour, it is flexible, the tour is about 9 hours. If you start the tour at 8 am, you will back to the city around 5 pm.
What to take for this hike?
Comfortable shoes or boots is important. We suggest you bring: sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, cap. If you need hike poles, please let me know 1 day before the tour.
When does the tour have lunch? Is it ok for vegetarians?
The lunch usually served after the hike around 1 pm. We choose a very nice local restaurant with excellent Chinese food. There are a lot of food good for vegetarians.
How many bottles of water do I need to bring?
Unlimited bottles of water are stored in our car/van, and you need to carry them.
Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise, the tour goes on. 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.