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Full-Day Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hiking (no shopping)

Tour information

  • Aircondition tour coach
  • Cable car and slideway
  • Entrance tickets
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • One way transport
  • Speaking tour guide
  • Typical Chinese lunch
Tour Map

Full-Day Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hiking (no shopping)

Simatai Great wall is located in Gubekou Town to the northeast of Miyu County of Beijing. This section of Great Wall is famous for its 5 features of “steepness, compactness, queerness, wonderfulne and comprehensiveness” Simatai Great Wall is exquisite in its architecture details and is grand as a whole structure along the mountains. This wall is the only section that remains the original characters of Ming Dynasty. It was the original creation of the famous General Qi Jiguang and was completed under the supervision of him. One of the prestigious Great Wall experts, Luo Zhewen, praised the Great wall of China the best around the world and Simtal Great Wall deserves the best section of the Great Wall among all the sections of Chinese Great Wall. Simatai Great Wall has been listed as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Great Wall Hiking from Jinshanling to Simatai Tour (no shopping)Simatai Great Wall
Departure: Daily
Duration: Approx 8 hours
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel between 7:00am – 7:30am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Language: English
Lunch: Typical Chinese lunch
Picking up area: within 2nd ring road, if it’s over the limitation, please go to McDonalds restaurant nearby Exit C of Dongzhi Men Subway Station.
Important Info:
Around 7:00am pick up from hotel in downtown Beijing. We offer simple breakfast. Arrival at Jinshanling Great Wall around 10:00am. Hiking from east section of Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall west part. Jinshanling and Simatai Great Wall is located about 130km from downtown Beijing. The Jinshanling and Simatai Great Wall was first constructed built in the Ming Dynasty. The famous general, Xu Da, of the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) supervised and directed the construction of the Great Wall. Later, Qi Jiguang led a number of defense works while guarding the north area in 1567. The trip hike is about 6.5km and takes about 3.5 hours. Each tower has its unique feature and look. There are relatively less crowded here at Jinshanling and Simatai Great Wall, it is a nice place to explore the Great Wall in Beijing. after lunch, transferred back to downtown hotel in Beijing.
Travel Tips:
Wear casually and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.
Special Features:
Only English-speaking travelers in the coach;
Well-trained english speaking tour guide;
Keep proper quantity travelers in suitable type air-conditioned coach.
Service Package Includes:
Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
Offering breakfast;
Entrance tickets;
Typical chinese lunch;
English speaking tour guide;
Great Wall shuttle bus fee;
Air-conditioned tour coach.
Service Package Excludes:
Fee of the cable car;
Gratuities (optional);
Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area;
No shopping stops;
Personal expenses.

Simatai Great Wall

This moderately challenging, 3.5 hours 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. Hiking along this thoughtfully restored section of the Great Wall will transport you back in time to the heyday of imperial China 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. Jinshanling is also famous for being one of the most photogenic sections of the Great Wall and is a fantastic place to take photos.

Great Wall of Jinshanling

The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few sections to retain the original appearance of the Great Wall. It’s very varied in makeup. Simatai has many characteristics of other Great Wall sections, and some unique features of its own. It is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar.

  • Jinshan Ridge Great Wall, Luanping, Chengde, Hebei, China
  • 07:10

Great Wall of Simatai

Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. It’s one of the most untouched section of the Great Wall which will surely become the highlight of your trip to China!

  • Simatai Great Wall Ticket Office, Sishui Road, Miyun, Beijing, China
  • 14:30

Return to Beijing City

Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

  • Beijing, China
  • 18:30

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1 review
    5:01 am - April 9, 2013. Reply

    Thank you for the marvelous trip you arranged in Beijing.
    We could never have put together such a well-planned visit by ourselves.