6:20 AM - 7:30 AM: You will be picked up from your hotel or go to our meeting point at Chaoyangmen Station Entry/Exit A of Subway Line 2 or 6 to meet your guide and bus.
Please visit this meeting page for the direction.
10:00 AM: We'll arrive at Jinshanling. We will serve you with free bread and bottled water on board if you miss your breakfast in your hotel on the bus.
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Hike from Jinshanling's main entrance to the East Gate of Jinshanling. The eastern Jinshanling borders Simatai, so this area is also often called "West Simatai." You will experience the Great Wall's transition from the restored (25%) to the original (75%).
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Gourmet lunch in a local restaurant at Jinshanling.
3:45 PM: Bus returns to Beijing.
6:00 PM: Arrive in Beijing. Since it is right in the middle of the horrible rush hour, we will drop everyone off at the Dongzhimen Subway Station to save your time. Guests can take subways, buses, or taxis to return to their hotels or somewhere to enjoy the night in Beijing.
Extend Your Great Wall Experience with Camping on the Great Wall Tonight (TOUR CODE A5+)
For an additional CNY888 or USD125, you will have the chance to sleep on the Great Wall tonight. After you finish your lunch, our local support staff will meet you in the restaurant at 3:00 pm. He'll transfer you to Gubeikou of the Great Wall, where is our camping site. Gubeikou is an entirely unrestored part of the Great Wall, 30 minutes away from Jinshanling. You will relax and have a chance to watch a beautiful sunset. Toward evening, we will treat you a country-style dinner in our camping base, a family-owned hostel. After dinner, our friendly support employee will set the camp for you to sleep on the Great Wall. The next day morning, our staff will send you to a public bus that takes you to Dongzhimen Subway Station of Beijing, where you can conveniently manage your return from there.
For more details of this camping program, please visit the Affordable Group Hiking and Private Camping (TOUR 2GC1) page.