If you're short on time and want to experience the absolute best of Beijing and the Great Wall, then this tour is a perfect fit. After a morning pick-up, we'll start our day with a time of the Forbidden City, which is probably the most famed attraction in Beijing (and possibly all of China). After a few hours touring, we'll drive out to the Great Wall at Jinshanling, where we'll begin our hike. On this hike, you'll see watchtowers, stately brickwork, dramatic ruins, and awe-inspiring views. To top it all off, you'll get to be on the Great Wall during the sunset, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
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.
If you are a solo travelers or on budget, check this group hiking with sunset tour program for only $129.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at around 8 am, and by private minivan, we will head to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City (known in Chinese as Gu Gong) is the largest surviving palace complex and the former home of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasty. The Forbidden City is one of the most fantastic attractions in the world. Built by the third Ming emperor between 1406-1422, the Forbidden City served as the official residence to the Emperor of China until the last emperor, Puyi, was forced to evacuate in 1924. The Forbidden City is the best example of classical Chinese architecture globally and is a wonder to behold.
If you'd like to change your morning tour to Summer Palace, we'll be more than happy to substitute with it.
We will have a break for a brief lunch by tasting Beijing's local specialties - dumplings, Chinese quesadilla, noodles with stir-fried sources, or Qingfeng baozi (meat buns), a roadside restaurant chain in old Beijing famed for its succulent steamed buns. Qingfeng, in Chinese, means "celebrating the harvest."
After lunch, we'll drive outside Beijing towards the Jinshanling Great Wall, which will serve as our hike setting today.
The Jinshanling Great Wall is second only to the Badaling Great Wall in its completeness. After about 1.5-2 hours of hiking, we will cross over into west Simatai. While the eastern portion of Simatai is closed due to government maintenance and repairs, the Simatai Great Wall's western section is still open to hikers. The Simatai Great Wall is separated into eastern and western halves by a valley, with a rainbow-like chain bridge over the gorge. 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 sections to retain the Great Wall's original appearance. Incorporating various characteristics of other areas of the Great Wall, Simatai also displays some unique features. It is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar.
After about 1-1.5 hours of hiking in west Simatai, you will descend the Great Wall. However, before we climb down, we'll stay to view the sunset over the Great Wall. This experience will be a nature lover's delight and is also an excellent opportunity for photos.
After climbing down the wall, we'll have dinner at a nearby guesthouse. We'll then drive back to Beijing, and you will arrive back at your hotel in the evening.
"Es hat alles sehr gut funktioniert mit dem Tour Organisator. Von der Bezahlung bis zur Durchfühurng. Wir hatten mit Francis einen top Guide, der hervoragend Englisch spricht. Herzlichen Dank auch an Angela vom Cusotmer Service. Werden den Club empfehlen und sollte ich zurückkehren wieder bei Ihnen buchen. "
"Everything worked very well with the tour organizer. From the payment to the execution. We had a top guide with Francis, who spoke excellent English. Many thanks also to Angela from Customer Service. Will recommend the club and should return to book with you again."
-1988Mich, TripAdvisor, Experienced June 2019.
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!
The steep, crumbling staircases and watchtowers provide a fitting introduction to the enormity of he challenge ahead. And, see them during 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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