Day Trip

Off the Beaten Path: Hike Overlooked Portions of the Great Wall

From 81.54

70.90 pp

  • Mode: Private Vehicle
  • Location: Beijing
  • Duration: 9 Hours
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Japanese, Korean
  • Participants: 1 - 6

Get away from the crowds to the Simatai West and Jinshaling portions of the Great Wall. This hike is perfect for active adventurers up for more of a challenge as you reach picturesque heights with your local guide.

Hike up to the most photogenic section of Great Wall

Walk through ancient watchtowers and see the mechanisms of defense used on the wall

Spend your day with an guide who discusses Chinese history and culture with you

A delicious meal at a Local Panda vetted restaurant

What You Can Expect

This moderately challenging, 3-hour hike offers breathtaking views of the Great Wall from Simatai West to Jinshanling, snaking along the ridge of the mountains, taking you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way. Hiking along this thoughtfully restored section of the Great Wall will transport you back in time to the heyday of imperial China and allow you to get a sense of what it must have felt like to be a Ming Dynasty soldier sent to the northern frontier of the Chinese empire to protect the imperial capital, Beijing, against nomadic invaders. Jinshanling is also famous for being one of the most photogenic sections of the Great Wall and is a fantastic place to take photos.

  • Drive to Simatai West

    Greet your guide and driver at the appointed time and they will drive you to Simatai West. It'll take about 2 hours to get there.You can start the hiking once you get there.

  • Hike the Great Wall

    Enjoy your three-hour hike at the most photogenic section of the Great Wall. It's wild and original. With a wide and open view, you can have a thorough exploration of its constantly changing perspectives and fascinating variety of watch-towers. On a crystal clear day, the photos you take will be spectacular. 

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What's Included?

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

      Only for the hotels centrally located within 4th ring road of Beijing

    • Main entrance fees
    • Delicious lunch
    • Versatile and knowledgeable English-speaking guide
    • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, chosen for ample space


    • Guide & driver gratuities (Recommended)
    • Additional beverages at lunch
    • Dinner

    Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy

    You can reschedule or cancel your trip at zero cost up to 48 hours before your travel date.
    Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to your travel date is not acceptable.
    If you want to make any adjustments (e.g. travel date, number of participants, itinerary etc.) to your trip, feel free to email us at


    The detailed information of your private guide and pickup time(usually at 9 a.m) will be informed to you by email at least 24 hours prior to your travel date.

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