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Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hiking Tour

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Beijing, China
Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hiking Tour

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

See one of the world’s great monuments up close on a full-day tour to the Jinshaling section of the Great Wall of China. Travel about 2.5 hours from Beijing to reach the remote area, which promises a more relaxed experience away from the crowds. Accompanied by your tour assistant, hike along the Great Wall at Jinshaling for 3.5 hours, taking in the impressive architecture, intricate brickwork and stunning views. Have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Beijing. Your tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Full-day tour for hiking the Great Wall of China at Jinshanling, from Beijing
  • Travel through gorgeous mountain scenery en route to the Jinshaling section of the Great Wall of China
  • Learn why the Great Wall was built by the Ming emperors
  • Check out architectural details as you hike along the Great Wall
  • Includes lunch, guide, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from Beijing
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Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Cable car fee
Food and drinks, unless specified
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7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Pick-up and drop-off service in Beijing downtown hotels within the 2nd Ring Road.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that we can provide the pick- up service within 2nd ring road of Beijing. If your hotel is over the limitation, the local operator will reconfirm you the pick up point.
  • The approximate day tour itinerary and schedule above is for reference only, and may vary according to your travel date and group size. The Itinerary and schedule is subject to change at the time of booking order is confirmed
  • Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion
  • This is a hiking tour, if you wish to experience a cable car during the tour, it's at your own cost
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to frequent increase in traffic & resulting congestion in the city, we unfortunately no longer offer any drop off service after the tour. However, we offer the drop-off along the following main point after the tour. You may wish to get down at one of the points mentioned below: 1. Dongzhimen subway station  2. Wangfujing Pedestrian street north gate 3. Qian’men street 
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY China Travel Depot
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "No unnecessary shopping and a good, long hike on the wall on our own." See review

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star-5
Best Day Ever
Elizabeth_G
, Mar 2020
EXCELLENT tour! This was one of the best days of my life! This part of the wall is breathtakingly beautiful and our little group was very lucky to strike it on a perfect winters day and have it to ourselves. It was truly an honour to walk the walk in this way. The tour guide was very nice and gave us all the information we needed then left us to walk on our own, at our own pace.
star-2
Jinshanling is amazing. But not with this tour operator!
z0emiller
, Nov 2019
This part of the wall is incredible and well worth the visit. However be cautious of who you book with. This operator promised pick up from the hotel but wouldn’t honour it as we were located on the boundary line of the 2nd ring. Directly on the line! They of course were willing to do the collection for a fee. Be wary.
star-4
Nice experience
Karoline_H
, Aug 2019
The transfer to the wall lasted 3 hours. Bus is comfortable. The guide speaks English fluently. On the wall we had 3h which was a little bit less. The guide was not with us. We did not find the exit in this time and could not attend the lunch at the restaurant but they brought us the meal for take away in the bus. Overall a good experience and the wall is impressive. Not so many tourists there and good for photographers.
star-5
Excellent Great Wall hike away from most crowded sites
Andreas_F
, Jul 2019
This tour was just what we were looking for. No unnecessary shopping and a good, long hike on the wall on our own.
star-4
Self-guided hiking tour
Alexandre_L
, Jun 2019
This was a great tour, although not exactly as advertised. First, There was no hotel pick up or drop off. However, i really enjoyed the tour we hiked about 8km and it was quite challenging in some sections. Make sure to wear adequate footwear. The guide Alice was really nice, but it wasnt much of a guided tour. The lunch was good.
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star-4
OMG so hard but still...
Carole_M
, Jul 2018
OMG so hard but still sssssssssssooooo happy I did this part of the wall then did the Badaling spelling? side later on my China trip. To see the contrast between the 2 differnt parts made this tour even more impressive. Best way to spend my 49th birthday, but next year maybe just cake and balloons please :
star-5
Highlight of our trip. Our group...
Georgina_H
, May 2018
Highlight of our trip. Our group pretty much had the wall to ourselves. It was great to see parts restored and other parts unrestored, and be able to walk on both parts. We took the cable car up to the top for a few quid extra - worth it if it's a hot day and there's lots of steep steps to tackle later on the wall.
star-5
Beautiful experience in one of the...
Daniele D
, Apr 2018
Beautiful experience in one of the less crowded sections of the Great Wall from which you can enjoy a spectacular view. Excellent transfer service from the hotel to Jinshanling. Good lunch included in the price.
star-2
The Jinshanling portion of the Great...
Vu P
, Apr 2018
The Jinshanling portion of the Great Wall was amazing - there are very few people and the views are awesome. Lots of steps though, so you'll need to be in decent shape. Unfortunately, the tour itself was very bad - the tour guide never joined us on the wall itself, he only showed us the map and told us which direction to go and what time to meet back at the bottom. Also, the tour company ended having people from a different tour to Water Town ride in the van with us, causing additional stops to drop them off and pick them back up, along with extra stops on the morning pickup route. This cut our time on the wall short by an hour we got 2.5 instead of the 3.5 promised in the tour description, and then we returned to Beijing during the worst of rush hour instead of being dropped back off at our hotel at 4:00 as the tour mentioned. The van stopped at a subway station and the tour guide encouraged us to take the subway if we wanted to get back to our hotel quicker. Yes, do a tour of Jinshanling, but no, find a different tour operator!
star-5
What a fantastic experience! Going...
Emily_B
, Jan 2018
What a fantastic experience! Going in the off season, had its perks as my tour of 10 people were practically the only ones on this section of the wall! Pick up was easy and on time and Paul the guide was great and really knowledgeable. Lunch was really good and no unwanted stops a long the way
star-1
Horribly Organized with Hidden...
Jason Edward L
, Jan 2018
Horribly Organized with Hidden Expenses First, I am not sure why they continue to sell tours to this region when that section of the wall is closed for maintenance. They substituted a different section of the wall of course, but it made for added complexity. We were picked up at our hotel at 6:15, before the hotel even began serving breakfast. We then proceeded to sit on two different buses for nearly two hours before even departing for the wall. Although they did give us water and bread, I would have much preferred to eat a real breakfast and be responsible for getting myself to a centralized meeting point by 7:45 for an 8:00 departure. The bus ride was smooth, allowing for one restroom stop during the 2-hour drive. Upon arriving at the wall, the guide informed us that a one/way cable car ticket was an additional 90RMB/person about 15 USD. The way the timeline was presented to us, it seemed like purchasing at least one cable car ticket would be necessary because the time allotted was insufficient to walk both up and down. In the end, we ended up having to purchase tickets for both directions because the signs for the trail are not well marked and the cable car station was the only thing we could find. Honestly, the Great Wall itself is okay. Its most impressive when you can see it snake off into the distance and start to appreciate its length, but because the air quality in China is regularly horrible, the view was smoggy and really took away from the beauty. We did get to enjoy some fall color and this section was not very crowded. Since our scheduled lunch time was 2pm late for most Americans and unreasonable for anyone forced to skip breakfast, we attempted to leave the Great Wall area to grab lunch on our own. However, since their process is to scan the park ticket on the way out, and our guide never actually gave us our tickets, we were forced to wait another hour for the rest of the group. Luckily, lunch was ready to go as soon as we arrived at the restaurant and the food was good more of an American-style Chinese food. We finished quickly and took the opportunity to walk around the small town not included in the tour and frankly, almost better than the wall itself. Overall, I do not recommend this tour. The tour guide and driver both did a fine job, but your time will not be well utilized and its going to cost you more than the advertised price if you want to make the most of your time walking along the wall.
star-4
Great: this section of the wall...
Shawn Q
, Jan 2018
Great: this section of the wall has very little visitors. Good: the 3 hour hike is incredible. Once in a life time adventure. Ok: the hike, can be tough with the steep stairs and inclines but manageable with breaks. Take bottled water! Bad: Paul tour guide. Bad English, left us on our own
star-5
This was an amazing tour, away from...
Tinyiko S
, Dec 2017
This was an amazing tour, away from the busy tourist side. We basically had the wall to ourselves so we had great photo opportunities and an intense hike . Our guide Nancy was informative and excellent, she has a great passion for her work. The lunch was delicious as well. No shopping trips so this is highly recommended
star-5
great transfer services, very well...
Alexandria N
, Nov 2017
great transfer services, very well organized and this section of the wall is not too crowded. very steep to climb, but we had amazing views! great lunch too.
star-5
One of the best parts of the Wall I...
wherdy
, Oct 2017
One of the best parts of the Wall I have walked, good access but not over-crowded, and parts of the Wall are very original. This Viator tour worked very well.
star-5
Chan was AMAZING! Had an amazing...
Polska_L
, Oct 2017
Chan was AMAZING! Had an amazing time - went on Sept.29th - few days before the most busiest time of the year and China. Our tour had almost no people on the wall - Fantastic! It ended up being just the 5 of us, including Chan.. who did everything to make the hike a memorable experience. Helpful tip - Chan is as good as they come, ask him for other tours when you're in the area. This tour had zero tourist trap shops ie. silk shop, tea shop, pearl shop, jade shop etc. Loved it!
star-5
Great part of the wall! Get your...
Hyman H
, Oct 2017
Great part of the wall! Get your monies worth with every step climbed. Altitude and rough conditions of this section of wall are NOT for the faint of heart! Book this tour!!!
star-5
First time on the great wall, but we...
Marylise L
, Sep 2017
First time on the great wall, but we really think that we made the best choice by booking this tour. Thanks to Nancy
star-5
After booking the tour online, a...
Karmen_H
, Sep 2017
After booking the tour online, a week prior for the Sunday tour, we did not receive ay confirmation from the third party tour operator China Travel Depot on the pickup time from our hotel. We asked our hotel to call on our behalf. It wasn't until the day before the scheduled tour, in the late afternoon, they called our hotel reception and confirmed the pickup time as 6:20am. The driver arrived promptly the next morning. We were picked up in a small van, but then transferred to a bigger bus after picking up more passengers. From there the tour started. When we arrived about 10:30am at the Simitai entrance it started raining cats and dogs, complete downpour, Our tour guide Chan suggested we buy ponchos from the store. It was recommended that we walk up to the Great Wall and take the cable car back down after 90 RMB extra. Please be aware we were not informed beforehand of this extra cost. If we did not want to pay for the cable car, we would have to separate from the group and walk all the way back the way we came. However, given our exhaustion by the end, we were grateful not to have to climb the steep stairs back down. The spectacular view was well worth the climb. Thankfully, the rain cleared up by 11:30am. Although some parts of the wall were extremely difficult due to the steep steps, we were not rushed and were able to take our time. There were a few other tourist trekking the wall as well, while we were there. But we were able to get lots of pictures without anyone else in the photos. Lunch after the climb was delicious. We finished a little after 1pm. By 2pm, we were eating at one of the restaurants in the water town, at the bottom of the wall near the entrance. The drive back took a bit longer due to traffic. We did not get back to our hotel until almost 5:30pm. All in all, it was a great tour and worth the value.
star-1
DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR!!!! JINSHANLING...
Ari F
, Sep 2017
DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR!!!! JINSHANLING IS CLOSED!!! THEY TAKE YOU SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!! We had fun, but not what we booked. they take to a place called Simitai instead. While Simitai is good, it is not Jinshanling. It says in the subtext of the booking that Jinshanling is closed and they take you elsewhere, but I guess i did not read carefully enough. Regardless... why the hell are you selling a tour to a place that is closed? Stop selling a tour titiled JINSHANLING!!!! sell a tour called SIMTAI!!! ridiculous, that you are selling something and delivering something else. Seriously VIATOR, traveling in china is confusing enough... be a strait shooter, advertise what you are offering, and deliver what you are selling.

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