Private Great Wall Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshanling

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From $236.00

3 reviews   (4.67)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Snaking along the ridge of the mountains from Simatai West to Jinshanling. It takes you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way. It is extremely photogenic! The 15 fascinating variety watch-towers(Some are with two or three stories, and some are with only flat roofs), and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, you can take great photos here. If you like a challenging hiking tour, don't miss this one out! (total hiking time is around 3 to 4 hours).

Note: This tour also offer Private Transfer Only Service if you wish to have a self-guided tour by your own.

What's Included

Bottle water

Hiking tour guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Licensed English speaking tour guide

Local food lunch

Private driver


Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 99

Additional Info

  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Note: This tour also offered as Private Transfer-Only Service if you wish to have a self-guided tour on your own
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothes

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.


Less traveled portion of the great wall, on a fantastic winter day
seanZh, 06-01-2019
Bruce was knowledgeable and a good climber. The trip was one of the highlights for the three teenagers (all grew up in the US). The scenery was better than the popular Great Wall sites in that it is more "authentic" (many parts are not repaired so showing the rust and true history--warning: you need to be more careful as side walls are missing in some parts, so small children are not recommended on this trip).

The hike is of appropriate length and difficulty (for teenagers and healthy people under 70). And on a clear winter day, our hike with Bruce was truely unforgettable.

Thank you again Bruce!
We were a little sceptical about the...
Adwaith_J, 15-12-2016

We were a little sceptical about the crowds on the GWOC considering we visited during peak tourist season. However, since this section of the wall is a few hours away from the city, we were very pleased to not find any crowd at the wall during our hike.

The travel in and out of the city may be something you would want to factor, in case you have little time in the city. But if time is not an issue for you, it is totally worth opting for this tour. Our guide was very friendly and since we were 2 vegetarians in the group - she had taken care of making necessary dietary arrangements. Honestly one of the best tours we have done on Viator.

The scenery is just out of this world!!! Also there are umpteen options for photography without anyone photobombing your memories!!

While the drive from Beijing was...
Sabrina F, 10-08-2016

While the drive from Beijing was long, the hike on the Great Wall was worth it. The view is absolutely beautiful and our group was so glad we were able to see the older, not reconstructed parts of the wall. The hike was difficult, so keep that in mind before booking the tour.

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