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Private Sunset Tour at Jinshanling Great Wall from Beijing

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US$ 79.73
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What to Expect

So far Jinshanling Great Wall is the most beautiful section among all the Great Wall sections. Being the least touristic section of the Great Wall, it is partly wild and untouched, and partly renovated. Enjoy this tranquil section of the wall with its majestic mountains as a backdrop. Take advantage of this striking area with its fifteen watchtowers, steep gradients offering an ever-changing perspective and the balance of wild forest with the best preserved section of the Great Wall. Hiking at Jinshanling Great Wall, see the gradual change from the restored areas of the wall near Jinshanling and the deteriorated sections as you go further to the west. Observe how the watchtowers in this section have three to four embrasures versus the one or two their counterparts have in other sections. Note the varying shapes of the watchtowers, due to the varying terrain. Stop at the 3rd watchtower which is the best place to take in the views of the gorgeous sunset.

Detailed Itinerary:

1. Being picked up at the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Beijing by your tour guide at certain time, you'll head for Jinshanling Great Wall directly.

2. Arrive at Jinshanling Great Wall in approximately 2-3 hour from Beijing. The tour guide will tell you stories and history about the Great Wall on the way.

3. Enter with the tour guide and hike for about 2.5 mi (4 km) from the 14th watchtower at Jinshanling and hike back to the first watchtower.

4. Get to the best point for sunset and enjoy the sunset, taking pictures.

5. Get down from the Great Wall and return to the car.

6. Go back to Beijing and being dropped off at your hotel. (Journey around 2.5-3 hours)

Meeting time and return time:

May, June, July, August :   13:15; 21:30-22:00;

September:   12:15; 21:00-21:30;

March, April, October:   11:45; 20:30-21:00;

November, December, January, February:    11:15; 20:00-20:30.

Meeting Point: lobby of your centrally located hotel in Beijing.

Remarks: Because it is a small group tour, the tour vehicle may go to pick up guests from a few different hotels in the same area, and the real pick-up time may be a little later than the designated time. Please make sure to be at your hotel lobby no later than the designated time. It's normal when the guide is 10 or 15 minutes' later than the designated pick-up time.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
Return Details
Your centrally located hotel in Beijing at:
21:30 - 22:00 (May, June, July, August)
21:00 - 21:30 (September)
20:30 - 21:00 (March, April, October)
20:00 - 20:30 (November, December, January, February)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
  • One bottle of water
  • Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Cable car ticket (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Moderate-level hiking, good fitness level required for all ages
  • Hiking or other comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Bring hat, sunscreen, snacks and bottle water
  • Please prepare your own lunch, water, and snacks for the hike
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers; sunscreen, water, hat are also recommended
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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 did the Jīnshānlǐng tour and the views were amazing although it was very hot (i went in August). The guide, Iris, was very kind and helpful. Very recommended.
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