This is going to be a perfect tour for any late bird who would like a laid-back itinerary without rushing in the morning. We will start the tour at 12:30pm in the noon, but you will be able to enjoy the marvelous landscape of Simatai Great Wall both in the day and evening. Famous for its "steepness" , It is the only section of the Great Wall which is illuminated at night. Situated in Miyun County in Beijing, Gubei Water Town surrounds the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir and leans against the Simatai Great Wall, the most dangerous and majestic section of the entire Great Wall. Regarded as 'Wuzhen in Beijing', Gubei Water Town boasts a combination of mountains, water and ancient villages. The town is characterized by the northern architectural style, and the history and culture of the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China (1912-1949) historic period. Most buildings are reconstructed in the traditional courtyard style.
At 12:30pm, your friendly guide will pick you up from the city hotel. then you will be transferred to the countryside with your guide's explanation of the region with chinese history and culture. you will arrive at the parking lot of the water town, your guide will help you to get tickets there. then under the company of the guide, you will taking a relaxable stroll in the water town while enjoying the beautiful landscapes between water, villages, Great Wall and mountains. At the end of walking in the water town, you will be taken by a cable car to reach the top of the simatai Great Wall to explore the Simatai Great Wall in the day , there are only 10 watch towers opened to the public for free walking and hiking. at around 4:30pm, the simatai Great Wall would be closed until 5:30 for preparation of the illumination Great Wall during the evening. A cable car would take u to the feet of the wall and you could explore some walking in the night view of the gubei water town and enjoy some food (chinese food or western food) in the town. after compensating the energy, you will be able to catch another cable car to get onto the wall again to experience a totally illuminated Great Wall in the evening. Thus, you will fully explore the Simatai Great Wall either in the daytime or at the night time. Finally, you will take a cable car down to the wall and will be transferred back to the hotel in beijing with your private guide and driver.