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If you have a limited time for your visit to the Great Wall, this one day hike will suit perfectly to your needs. Before the sunset, you will get some sightseeing in as the sun falls slowly overhead.
At Jinshanling, it presents some of the most beautiful views you will ever see, so imagine catching the sunset from here as well! This tour also includes a gourmet dinner, and as with all of our Great Wall hikes, you get your driver and English-speaking guide.
For you to catch the sunset, we'll be starting your tour later in the day. You will be picked up from your hotel between 10 (winter), and 11 am (summer), and from there, we will drive out to the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall.
The Jinshanling Great Wall possesses an excellent opportunity to take in some fabulous views. Make sure to take your camera. You will not be disappointed! This part of the Great Wall has not been repaired since 1570. It is very remote, and that's what makes it so unique and a great chance to experience.
The Simatai West section, called the Second Valley. It is also unrestored and is basically ruins. This part of the wall is known as the true Great Wall as it hasn't been touched or refurbished,this brings you back in time to when it was first built! You will also get to see how the wall was designed for practical purposes such as the defense against enemies and how the Great Wall was supposed to keep them out. There are 'obstacle-walls' built perpendicular to the parapets - a feature quite unique to the Second Valley part of Jinshanling Great Wall.
After climbing down the wall we will have dinner at a nearby guesthouse. The housewife here is going to serve you Kong Pao Chicken and many delicious dishes with the vegetables she plants naturally herself.
You will be back to your hotel around 8 pm. If you are catching a flight or train, we will send you to the airport or station with a modest fee.
This tour can also be done in the style of self-guided. We will send you a private car and driver for the transfer. You will be given a map to guide yourself.
If you are interested you can see both the sunset and sunrise by taking our flat-rate overnight hiking and camping program for a little extra.
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Private or Semi-private English Tour including private transfers, tickets and meal. Your guide will walk with you for every step from hotel pickup to drop-off and on the Great Wall!
Use our top-rated professional private transfer service and tour by yourself. You can pick Volkswagen Passat, Buick Minivan, or luxury Mercedes and BMW. Everything is the same as the Platinum Package except that you pay less.
Budget Version of This Hike (A6)
If you travel alone and are seeking a group tour for social and economic reasons, please sign up our A6 for the same hike but with less cost. Click below bullton for A6 details.
There are many Great Walls to the north of Beijing, all of which were defensive fortresses that guarded the border at that time. They were built according to the terrain, and each segment has its own characteristics. Check our full list of day hikes, and sunset, sunrise hikes.
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