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Depart from a central meeting point and settle back for a 3-hour bus ride through the Chinese countryside. Jinshanling, further away from Beijing than other sections of the wall, has been spared the crowds, so you’ll be guaranteed a quieter and more adventurous encounter with the ancient stone barricade.

Jinshanling also offers the wall’s finest hiking trail, stretching 3.7 miles (6 kilometers). Your guide waits at the other end, so you can walk at your own pace. Take time to linger over the impressive restoration, with 15 watchtowers and picturesque views over the ruins. Or, you can opt to take a cable car part of the way (own expense).

The tour also takes a peek at the steep and scenic ruins of the Simatai section of the Great Wall, which is rugged and unrestored. Compare both sections of the world-famous landmark in areas that few tourists get the opportunity to visit.

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Jinshanling Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall
Beijing Downtown Travel Service Co., Ltd.

The Great Wall is not only one of China’s top attractions but also one of the world’s most popular landmarks—with the crowds you’d expect. Discover your own untrodden stretch of Great Wall with this adventure-filled visit to Jinshanling, a rugged and remote section of the ancient barricade that has still been fully restored, guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind visit.

  • A guided tour of off-the-beaten-track Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Get an insider's peek at parts of the wall few tourists get to see
  • Hike the whole way, or opt for a scenic cable car ride (extra expense)
  • Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Beijing included
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellent way to see the Great Wall!

An extremely fuss free way to see an amazing part of the wall. This section is the best of restored and wild and a must see especially if you only have one day! Easy instructions for pick up and our guide Jen was amazing! She...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely mind-blowing, even if we could hardly walk afterwards

We were very glad indeed we chose to take this trip, even though it nearly broke us. This part of the Great Wall is over two hours by coach from Beijing, but worth it for less other travellers. I don't think we realised when we...More

Thank Guy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highlight of my China trip

This was well worth the additional cost and time to get out to a less crowded part of the wall and see som really amazing views along the 6km, 3 hour self-guided hike. If you keep a good pace, you will have some time to...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wanderung auf der chinesischen Mauer

We really enjoyed the hike and thank you for the good organization of the trip. There were not a lot of tourists and we had great views.

Thank ewiedm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!

We booked this tour and it was awesome!!! The trekking is about 2-3 hours and some parts a bit (only a bit) difficult but Really really worth it! You are almost alone in the great wall enjoying the views. Jen, the tour guide helps you...More

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