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Hiking the Great Wall of China
Walking the Great Wall from Simatai to Jinshanling
Duration: 10 hours
Beijing is a city with over 2000 years’ of history, with one of the oldest cultures on Earth. It has been the Chinese capital for over 850 years (Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty & Qing Dynasty).
We will first drive to the Great Wall at Simatai in the morning. From Simatai we will hike the wild wall for about 4-5 hours to Jinshanling part of the wall. We are not providing lunch for this hiking tour, please be prepared.
The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling is about 150 kilometers away from Beijing. The structure was mainly built in 1570 of Ming dynasty. This part of the Great Wall features complicated and well preserved fortifications systems and fantastic natural scenery. The wall looks a bit old and ruinous but much more natural, 7.8 meters high, 5-6 meters thick at bottom. On the top, slab pavements were 4 meters wide with 2 meter-high parapets on each side.
The Great Wall of China at Simatai holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. Originally built during the Northern Qi dynasty (550-577) and rebuilt in the Ming dynasty by General Qi Jiguang, this section of Great Wall is the only part of the Great Wall which keeps the original features of the Ming dynasty Great Wall.
Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Great Wall of China at Simatai
Dates: every day
Time of Departure: upon your request
Hotel Pick-up: It is very kind of you to advise your hotel details at time of booking
Return Details: Tour returns to your hotel.
Tour Price: Adult Price: USD150pp Child Price: USD120pp
Child prices are applicable for children aged 3 - 12 years.
Minimum of two passengers is required at the time of booking.
Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
Air-conditioned coach (private)
English speaking guide (private)
All admission tickets
Tips to guide and driver (please read Travel Information)
Notice on lunch: the hiking from Simatai to Jinshanling will last for at least four hours, please prepare your lunch box at hotel. Our tour price does not include lunch.
For reservation of city tours, there is no need for any deposit. Just simply send an email to info@islamiChina.com or call us at +86-10-87792317 or send a fax to +86-10-87792013 to inform us of your hotel room number, number of travelers and date for departure. Our tour guide will confirm with you on the departure time the night before and meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Payment will be cash upon meeting islamiChina.com tour guide.