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All entrance fees included
All necessary equipment included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
After pickup from your Beijing hotel, you’ll be ready to begin your 3-day hiking adventure. Discover the Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai sections of the wall – all lesser-traveled parts away from tourists that feature structural elements in their original form. Enjoy adventurous and sometimes challenging hikes led by an expert English-speaking guide, who’ll provide assistance, support and interesting commentary about the wall throughout your journey. On your first day, you’ll receive an introductory briefing regarding the terrain and safety requirements. You'll hike between 4 and 10 miles (6 and 16 km) every day and ascend between 1,640 and 2,625 feet (500 and 800 meters), and there will always be a support vehicle and driver nearby for assistance. You'll stay at a hotel and then in a village guesthouse, both near the wall. Daily meals are included: picnic lunches include sandwiches, fruit, cookies and nuts, and breakfasts and dinners will be cooked at your campsite or in a local farmer’s home. You'll also have hot tea or coffee every morning and water throughout your trip. For a detailed schedule, see the Itinerary section below.
Day 1: Beijing – Gubeikou -- Jinshanling (L, D) Morning pickup from your hotel in Beijing will take you to the Great Wall at Gubeikou. You’ll first receive an introduction and briefing from your guide about the terrain, your itinerary and safety requirements.
As you hike along with your guide, see lush vegetation and learn how this part of the wall has crumbled because in the 1950s local farmers took bricks from the wall to build their houses.
Pass by a local village and walk around the inner circle of wall, which was the second defense in case the main wall was breached. Continue walking until the late afternoon, when you’ll make a detour through a village and approach the Jinshanling section of the wall.
Today, you’ll hike 10 miles (16 km) for a total of 4-5 hours, and will rest for a 3-4 hours to take in the views and have lunch. Stay overnight at a hotel near the wall.
Day 2: Jinshanling -- Simatai (B, L, D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel to gear up for today’s hike to Simatai, a popular route among avid hikers.
Follow your guide along the Jinshanling section, which has preserved its original appearance dating back almost 400 years.
Pass watchtowers including Crenel Building (Zhuanduokou Tower), Open Tower (Changlouzi Tower) and Sifang Terrace (Sifangtai Tower), among many others.
You’ll hike 6 miles (10 km) and ascend 2,066 feet (630 meters) for a total of 4.5 hours. Enjoy 2 hours of rest time to enjoy the scenery and eat a picnic lunch. At the end of the day, you'll stay overnight in a guesthouse in a village near the wall.
Day 3: Simatai -- Beijing (B, L) In the morning, enjoy a home-cooked breakfast in the guesthouse and then begin today’s hike along Simatai.
Visit Wang Jing Tower (Watching Beijing Tower) and climb to the top for bird’s-eye views of the surrounding mountains and, on a clear day, the city of Beijing.
You’ll hike 4 miles (6 km) and ascend 1,768 feet (539 meters) for a total of almost 2 hours. Break for 1.5 hours to soak in views. You’ll enjoy lunch back at the campsite in the afternoon and then be taken by comfortable, private vehicle back to your Beijing to conclude your tour.
Professional English-speaking guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Meals as specified in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please note that if requiring pickup and/or drop-off at any location other than the Beijing airport or hotel, you must advise tour operator (contact information will be provided in your confirmation voucher)
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities, using a wheelchair or for children who need strollers
Your hike has a physical difficulty of moderate to strenuous, depending on physical fitness
For two or more passengers: if there is an even number of people in your party, please choose the Double Occupancy tour option and you will be placed in double rooms, up to two people per room. If there is an odd number of people in your party, book Double Occupancy if you'd like three people to be placed together in a double room (contains two twin/single beds with an additional bed for a maximum of three adults); book Single Occupancy for the entire party if one person would like to have a double room to his/herself and the rest be placed in double rooms, with two people per room
Departs from your Beijing hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.