The cheap way to meet sunset on the Great Wall

TOUR CODE: GS1. CNY 899 or US$129/person. Guaranteed Departure. Last-minute registration OK!


11% off for the 1st gust;

22% off for the 2nd guest;

33% off for the 3rd guest and more guests;

44% off for seniors of 65+ or kids under 12;

Extra 5% off on the top of above discounts for college students. 


* If you are looking for breathtaking views with a relatively more affordable walk, then this hike will be right up your alley!

* No booking deadline! So you can book your last-minute tour with no worry of being late.
* Catch stunning views and meet NO crowds on great rolling terrain.

*3-3.5 hours of walking at Jinshanling and 1 hourat Gubeikou for a distance of roughly 6.5 kms.

* Walk from the restored part to the original wide side.
* Suitable for families with kids or seniors.

* Group size varies from 5 people to 25 people depending on the signups of each day
* English-speaking tour guide

* Included: General admission to the Great Wall!

* Included: Snack and bottled water for early morning pickups and gourmet Chinese lunch prepared freshly! Vegetarian food can also be accommodated.
* Included: Free hotel pickup in the morning if your hotel is within the 2nd Ring Road Loop! 

* Easy-to-find meeting point at a Subway Station if you are outside the 2nd Ring Loop

  VIP sedan hotel pickup outside of the 2nd Ring Road Loop, add CNY 69-139 (US$9.99-US$19.99) per vehicle

* Exclusive access to Gubeikou Great Wall in late afternoon to see the sunset on the Great Wall .

* This tour is available from March 10 to October 10 depending on the sunset time.

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[Detailed Itinerary]


Between 6:20 am, and 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 details. 


From there we will make the approximate 2.5-hour drive to the Great Wall at JinshanlingA day earlier, you'll hear from your tour guide about the estimated pickup time from your hotel's phone or your Chinese mobile phone. If you have to skip your breakfast, we have free bread and bottled water for you on board.  

The Great Wall at Jinshanling is one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original features. It got its name because it was built on the Greater and Lesser Jinshan (Gold Mountain, literally) Ranges. A tablet with the Chinese inscription for Jinshanling Great Wall was set into this section. The Jinshanling Great Wall has not been repaired since 1570. It is a remote and relatively isolated section of the Great Wall. With relatively few tourists, Jinshanling Great Wall is an excellent place to explore on foot and see the real Great Wall.  

After about 90 minutes of hiking, we will eventually pass over into the West Simatai, which is now a part of Jinshanling geographically. The hills in the west are sloping gently, with 20 watchtowers remaining in good shape. The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few parts to retain the original appearance of the Great Wall. Incorporating a variety of characteristics of other sections of the Great Wall, Simatai also displays some unique features of its own. It is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar.


Upon reaching the gate of "the Second Valley" (east gate of Jinshanling), you have officially completed today's hiking.  We will treat you a gourmet lunch in a local restaurant. Soon, our local support staff from our Gubeikou Great Wall section will meet you in the restaurant and transfer you to Gubeikou where you will keep on walking to the Wall there and meet the beautiful sunset. After it, you will be transferred to the bus terminal at Gubei Watertown where you will take the express bus to Dongzhimen Bus Terminal of Beijing. Follow the instruction on this page,  you can transfer to Subway Line 2 to go back to your hotel or take Airport Express to catch your flight.   

Extend Your Great Wall Experience with Camping on  the Great Wall Tonight (TOUR CODE 2GC1)

For an additional CNY699 or USD99,  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 and transfer you to Gubeikou of the Great Wall where is our camping site.  Gubeikou is a completely unrestored part of the Great Wall, 30 minutes away from  Jinshanling. You will relax and have a chance to watch the 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 page. 

What Our Recent Guest Said about His Experience

"The scenery here was incredible.
If you're doing a day tour of The Wall from Beijing I highly recommend accessing it from Jinshanling rather than from Mutianyu because its much less crowded. The group almost had the entire section of wall to ourselves which made the scenery even more phenomenal. " - annielorri, on TripAdvisor. Experienced May 2019

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Great Wall Hiking at Jinshanling map

Great Wall Sunset Hiking Trip Map

Meeting Point Direction and Last-minute Signup

Please keep in mind that our meeting time is 7:20 am. We have a dedicated page for the meeting point pictures and its location on the Beijing subway map. 

This tour does NOT have a deadline of signup. If you sign up at the midnight, you are fine. Simply show up by 7:20 at Chaoyangmen Station and claim your booking with Great Wall Adventure Club to your guide James. James will report to our office about your participation. 

Great Wall Camping Extension 2GC1

Extend your Great Wall experience to a private camping in a watchtower on the Great Wall . 

Book Group Sunset Tour Here

No deadline! Last-minute guests can just fill out the form and show up at 7:20 am in our meeting place and report your name(s) and claim you are from Great Wall Adventure Club. Please bring enough CNY cash and pay your guide.