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Picked up from your centrally located hotel in Beijing or Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK airport), you'll enjoy the whole journey of the most impressive sections of the Great Wall - Jinshanling Great Wall. You'll see the wild, isolated, and beautiful Jingshanling Great Wall in all possible schedules efficiently in this private tour. You don't need to worry about getting up too early or too late as there are options for different pick-up time, or even pick-up for a morning landing at PEK airport. Don't hesitate to make the best out of your day, being far from the tourists and crowds, epecially when you are in a short period of layover in Beijing. Enjoy the natural scenery at Jinshanling Great Wall. Hiking 3.7 miles (6km) to Simatai West (east gate of Jinshanling) may be a little challenging, however, interesting and effort-worthy. NO SHOPPING or Jade factory is arranged in this tour unless you request.
TOUR INTRODUCTION: Unlike other sections of the Great Wall that are jammed with tourists and vendors, this section is quiet and isolated. Jinshanling Great Wall, as the most beautiful and least touristic section among all the Great Wall sections, will surely be the highlight of your trip in China. The views are some of the most breathtaking ones that you'll see all around China. You'll see both unrestored as well as restored part at Jinshanling Great Wall. As this trip starts from the main gate of Jinshanling Great Wall and ends at east gate, you'd have to finish the whole hiking part around 3.7 miles (6km) and the car will pick you up at the other end. You can also take the cable car to go directly from the 1st tower to the 16th tower and then hike the rest, just that the cable car ticket is NOT included in this tour. The hiking is mostly moderate. There are a few steep parts, but it should not be difficult. ITINERARY: 1. Pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Beijing at designated time. 2. Arrive at Jinshanling Great Wall after a 2 hours' drive. 3. Begin to hike with your private tour guide. 4. After the hiking (ends at east gate of Jinshanling), a Chinese lunch is arranged. 5. Drive back to the city after lunch and you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Tour Options: there are options " with lunch" and " without lunch". Please prepare some food for lunch if you choose one " without lunch". Pick-up time: 06:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (different options available) Return Time: 14:30 - 18:30 (depending on the departure time) NOTES: 1. Please wear sport shoes or sneakers. NO sandals, slippers or high-heels! 2. The tour provides bottled water and snacks, and you don't need to carry too much water. 3. Sunglass, sunscream, and hat is necessary in summer. 4. The lunch is Chinese food and served in Chinese style, where the diners (only your party or family) will share all the dishes. 5. If you're supposed to be picked up from PEK airport (Beijing Capital International Airport), please make sure that your landing time is no later than 11:30 a.m., and please notify us in advance of your flight information (flight number, departure city, landing time and terminal). The tour guide will meet you at the exit of the airport, where a lot of people wait for their guests or friends. The tour guide will hold a piece of paper with your name written on. Please pay attention and find the tour guide. If you cannot find him/her, please call our agency.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transfer in private and comfortable vehicle
- Professional English speaking hiking guide
- Bottled water and snacks
- Chinese Lunch (for OPTIONS " * with lunch" ONLY)
- Gift as souvenir.
- Bottled water
What's not included
- cable car ticket
- lunch (for OPTIONS " * without lunch" ONLY)
- any other personal expense