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  • 9 to 10 hrs
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  • Languages Offered: English

Expect an early start for this full-day Great Wall hiking tour. Your knowledgeable guide will greet you at your central Beijing hotel for the 2-hour journey to Jiankou, where your Great Wall hike begins.

The twists and turns of this unrestored and less-visited stretch of wall make it perfect for photographers. As it winds along sheer mountain ridges, the wall offers new panoramas at every corner, while its ruins and imperfections are shockingly atmospheric. 

You’ll spend about five or six hours hiking this route, which is considered the most precipitous and beautiful stretch of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall, to Mutianyu. Along the way, your private guide explains the long history of the wall’s construction. If you enjoy a mild physical challenge combined with a cultural experience, this is the tour for you.

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As Great Wall hiking tours go, this offers the best of both worlds—not to mention a route that’s almost impossible to access unless you speak Chinese. You’ll hike the unrestored, untouched Jiankou Great Wall, with its soaring views and ancient ruins, to the well-known Great Wall at Mutianyu. Plus, a private tour means you'll receive the undivided attention of your guide. 

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  • Full-day hiking tour of the Great Wall of China, from Beijing
  • Hike from Jiankou and Mutianyu, a less-crowded stretch of the Great Wall
  • Have approximately five hours to hike along the Great Wall of China
  • Learn how the massive Great Wall was built over centuries
  • Take photos of the panoramic views from the Great Wall
  • Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Wall Hiking

This trip was great and well worth the rather high cost. By having a Private Tour our guide Jasson was able to schedule the pace of the considerable climb to the capabilities of my wife and I. The lunch following the tour was really great...More

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Trip - Unforgettable

This trip is amazing for people who enjoy hiking and being outdoors. I spent a little less than 4 hours total hiking upto the wall and getting back to the car. Miko was a spectacular guide! Very knowledgeable and had much patience with me on...More

Thank Rodrigo C
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Highlight of our trip!!

Our tour of the Great Wall of China was an amazing experience and we saw the part less traveled by tourists. Jack was a great tour guide - he was a wealth of knowledge, and very friendly and easy going. It will definitely be added...More

Thank 73mel73
Reviewed 13 June 2018
Jack was Awesome!

We had two tour guides while in Beijing - Jack was far and above the best. He did a great job telling us what we were seeing, showing us the intricacies of the Great Wall and Ming Tombs, and was just overall an awesome guide....More

Thank Billy J
Reviewed 16 May 2018
May 2018 Jiankou to Mutianyu

Mark was a spectacular guide! Very knowledgeable and had much patience with us on the more challenging sections. We enjoyed his information on the history of the great wall and other points of interest. The food at the end of the tour was the best...More

Thank Callee B
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