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Jinshanling-Simatai
Great Wall Group
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499
79.99

Free for children under 3,
15% off for children under 12 or above 60.
10% off with valid student ID (international).

 

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TOUR A4: Great Wall Hiking Group Tour Jinshanling,
the UNESCO World Heritage Site toward Simatai

 

THIS GREAT WALL HIKING PROGRAM IS OUR BEST SELLER FOR ONE-DAY EXCURSION ON GROUP!
Formerly the Great Wall hiking from Jinshanling to Simatai before Simatai' was closed since last summer

 

Jinshanling Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall are a section of continuous Great Wall that belongs to two administrative provinces. Jinshanling part lies at the conjunction of Luanping County in Hebei Province and Miyun County in Beijing; and Simatai part lies in Miyun County in Beijing.

 

Built in Ming Dynasty, the wall from Jinshanling to Simatai has never been renovated and its original appearance of more than 400 years old has been best preserved. Because it is full of challenge and with splendid and charming scenery, this section of the great wall has been the favorite destination of hiking lovers from all over the world. You will get to hike on restored wall and explore beautiful watchtowers, and as you go further on your hike you will run into the unrestored “Wild Wall”, which is much more authentic than the Disney-Land version at Badaling.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: While Simatai's closure is a pity, you still can have fun with hiking from Jinshanling toward Simatai for 3 hours for a round-trip!

 


This program has been stopped and changed to G5: The new Shixiayu to Badaling Great Wall hike. Click here to signup the new day hike.

 

GROUP TOUR ITINERARY

 Great Wall Hiking at Jinshanling
1- Day Minibus Tour
 

Tour code:
GWA-BJBUS-A4
TOUR DETAILS:

Note: Unfortunately the Great Wall at Simatai is completely blocked due to repair work, so we will not be able to hike into Simatai (You'll hike about two more watchtowers of Simatai side). We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are confident you'll still enjoy the hike on the Great Wall in Jinshanling.

Jinshanling Great Wall is a section of the Great Wall that belongs to two provinces. Jinshanling part lies at the conjunction of Luanping County in Hebei Province and crosses over into Miyun County in Beijing. Because it is full of challenge and with splendid and charming scenery, this section of the great wall has been the favorite destination of hiking lovers from all over the world. You will get to hike on restored wall and explore beautiful watchtowers, and as you go further on your hike you will run into the unrestored “Wild Wall”, which is much more authentic than the Disney-Land version at Badaling.

1. Between 6:00-7:30 am our English-speaking guide will come to your hotel to pick you up, and we will make about three-hour drive to the Great Wall at Jinshanling. We have to leave Beijing early before the horrible rush hour traffic starts and because Jinshanling is 2.5 hours drive from Beijing. You'll be spending about 1 hour in the city after you board because we are going to different hotels to pick up other hikers. You'll meet with diverse travelers from other sources because several Beijing hotels and other travel agencies also send their guests to join in the team.

Being the fact that this tour is on a non-private bus, you are saving significantly on money while you sacrifice with privacy and time, but you win a lunch.  

2. Jinshanling.

You will have about 3 hours for your hike at Jinshanling Great Wall toward Simatai.

The distance is about 8km. Jinshanling has five main passes and 67 watchtowers. Every 100 meters (328 feet), there is an enemy tower each of which is about ten meters (33 feet) high. Featuring various structures and having various functions, those watchtowers are either one tiered or two-tiered. Among them, the most celebrated are the Big and Small Jinshan Watchtowers. The Wangjinglou Tower, the General Tower, the Black Tower and the Taochun Tower are also must-sees on the Jinshanling Great Wall. Each tower has its legend. Legend has it that the stone bars used to build the Wangjinglou Tower were carried to the mountaintop by Er Lang Shen, the nephew of the Jade Emperor. The general tower was named to commemorate Wu Guihua, a heroine who sacrificed herself to resist northern invader's invasion in the Ming Dynasty. The Black Tower and the Taochun Tower were christened to commemorate two girls, Heigu and Taochun, who made great contributions to the construction of the Great Wall.

3. While Jinshanling in the west is mostly restored with grand watchtowers, as we head east the wall will start to gradually deteriorate, making the hike progressively more challenging, but also interesting to observe and compare. Unfortunately, the Great Wall at Simatai is completely closed off due to maintenance work, so we will hike a large loop back to our original starting point. Once you reach the end of your hike at Jinshanling, our van will be waiting to take you to lunch at the Farmer’s Restaurant, which is just a 10-minute walk from the wall. The meal will consist of Chinese cuisine, and it will take us about 40 minutes to eat.

4. On our drive back to Beijing, we will stop for a little bit at a traditional market, where it is not unusual to get some great bargains, even at less than 50% of the original asking price. If you are unsure how to haggle in Chinese, your guide will be more than happy to help you out!

5. You will be dropped off at your hotel around 6:00 pm, so you will have time for dinner and anything else you want to do that evening

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

1 Hotel pick-up & drop-off service
2 Air-conditioned tour coach
3 English speaking tour guide
4 Entrance tickets as listed on the above itinerary.
5 Chinese lunch (Vegetarian? No problem!)


TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

1. Tip to the guide
2. Personal costs


Other Great Wall Bus Tours:

BEIJING BUS TOUR A1: Great Wall Day Tour - "Majestic Badaling & Ming Tombs" (RMB199 or USD29)
Tour Attractions: Great Wall at Badaling & Ming Tombs (Daily)
Click to learn more about this mini-bus tour and signup.

BEIJING BUS TOUR A2: Great Wall Day Tour - "Graceful Mutianyu & Underground Palace" (RMB299 or USD44)
Tour Attractions: Great Wall at Mutianyu & Underground Palace (Daily)
Click to learn more about this mini-bus tour and signup.

 

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