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Mini Group: One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour

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    Stop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Chengde Shi, Luanping County 068250 China

    Time: 10:00-13:00

    This moderately challenging 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.

    Upon finishing the stairs you will arrive at the Houchuankou Pass, the first among many towers that you will see along the wall. From there, you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic view and even be able to see the Great Wall stretching out to the horizon. This section of the Great Wall is known for being built a top sharp ridge. Hiking along this thoughtfully restored section of the Great Wall will transport you back in time to the heyday of imperial China period 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. Along the way, snacks and water are provided for you to recharge. You will have a late lunch at the Zhuanduokou Pass. After this, you will be transferred back to your hotel at approximately 5:00pm to end this tour.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Beijing, Beijing

    Traveler pickup is offered
    1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City. Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location at the time of booking.

    2. You can go to one of meeting hotels: Regent Beijing, Gehua New Century Hotel. Transportation is at your own expense. Exact meeting time will be reconfirmed one day earlier.

    3. Book an additional transfer service with us if your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone. We will pick up from and return to your hotel, Round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport (PEK), Round-way: US$45. Please specify in the "Special Request" at the time of your booking. We will arrange it accordingly. You can pay the driver in cash.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking professional tour guide service
    • Bottled water
    • Chinese lunch at a local farmer's house
    • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance fee to the Great Wall at Jinshanling.
    • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel accommodations
    • Cable cars at the Great Wall
    • Airport Transfer
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • You'll be a part of a mini group with maximum 6 people.
    • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
    • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I signed up for this mini-tour and ended up as the only guest on that day, which means I had Bob, my amazing guide all to myself. He told me lots of interesting facts about the parts of the wall we passed on our hike. Even more, he also gave me insight on some fascinating
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    I signed up with my 2 teenagers for this mini-tour and we ended up with only one other guest on our excursion. The day was perfect and the location in the mountains and a good drive away from Beijing meant there were very few other tourists on the wall. Our guide was attentive
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    Response from nikotrippest, Guest Relations Manager at Mini Group: One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour
    Responded 3 Sep 2019
    We are so glad to hear you had a great hiking tour with us in this Great Wall tour. The section from Simatai to Jinshanling is one of the most photogenic sections because of its breathtaking views! Our guide will lead you to the best part for taking wonderful pictures. We hope you also have taken some memorable photos for the experience!
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    Great hike, our wonderful guide Bob was very professional. Nearly no other tourists, breathtaking views. Good challenge, some parts of the wall are not easy to hike, slippery and steep.
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    Response from nikotrippest, Guest Relations Manager at Mini Group: One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour
    Responded 18 Aug 2019
    Thank you for your feedback. How fortunate you are that you met few other visitors on that day! This section is famous for being one of the most photogenic sections of the Great Wall because of its breathtaking views. Hope you have taken some perfect photos as well! The hiking trails are a little slippery due to weather, but our professional and careful guides will ensure your safety!
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    my two friends and I turned this tour into a private tour and we’re not disappointed. The guide, Dewitt, was friendly and knowledgeable, and he made the tour go very smoothly. The climb up to the wall was pretty intense; there were a lot of steps! However the view from the top
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    What an adventure! From start to finish our experience was seamless. Communication about meeting time and hotel pickup was spot on. We were greeted in the morning by our INCREDIBLE guide Colin, who made us feel comfortable throughout the day. Our car drove us to the Wall
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    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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