This program brings you an old favorite with a new twist. Experience the most popular one-day Great Wall hike set against the gorgeous sunset! As this hike goes into the early evening, this tour gives you some flexibility, as you do not need to wake up at the crack of dawn. You can get in some sightseeing done before we begin, allowing you to make the most out of your limited time in China. Seeing the sunset from the Great Wall at Jinshanling is sure to be an absolute highlight of your China trip, and we can guarantee that the photos you take will be simply breathtaking. This tour also includes a gourmet dinner, and as with all of our Great Wall hikes, you get your private 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'll drive out to the Jinshanling Great Wall.
The Great Wall at Jinshanling is one of the Great Wall's best preserved parts with many original features. It got its name because it was built on the Greater and Lesser Jinshan ('Gold Mountain') Ranges. The Great Wall at Jinshanling was initially built from 1368 to 1389 in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). The most outstanding features of this section are the 31 watchtowers. According to the different terrain, the watchtowers were built in different shapes: tall or short, rectangular, or square, with three to five embrasures.
The Simatai West to Jinshanling path-and-wall-top walk is about 11 kilometers (7 miles). The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few areas to retain the Great Wall's original appearance. It's very varied in makeup. Simatai is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar. At this time, only the west side of Simatai is open, which is also a part of Jinshanling.
The overall hiking time is around 3.5 hours, but you may stay longer to view the incredible sunset over the Great Wall at Jinshanling. This experience will be a nature lover's delight and is also an excellent opportunity for photos. It is sure to be a moment you will never forget, and we guarantee it will be a highlight of your China experience.
After climbing down the wall, we'll have dinner at a nearby guesthouse.
You will be back at your hotel around 8 pm. If you are catching a flight or train, we'll send you to the airport or station with a modest fee.
UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE
You can see both the sunset and sunrsie by taking our flat-rate overnight hiking and camping program.
Private or Semi-private English Tour includes 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.
Are you a solo travelers or on budget, check this group hiking with sunset tour program for a flat rate of just $129.
Hike from the truly breathtaking scenery at Jiankou onto the amazing Mutianyu.
And, do it during the sunset!
Walk through 27 watchtower on old brick-made steps, drinking in the history of these 500 years old Great Wall, enjoying the beauty of the sunset!
Walk on the towering Great Wall in the evening sunset and look down on the tranquil lake below the mountains where the Great Wall is connected to the water, strolls through this picturesque realm.
Leaving Beijing between noon and 2 pm, you will meet with the sunset on the Great Wall at Mutianyu and take the stunning views home with your camera,
Hike 3 hours at Jinshanling and move to Gubeikou to catch the sunset at low cost for such a fantastic experience. Open from March 10 to October 10.
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