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2-day Small group Iconic Great Wall Hiking at Gubeikou&Jinshanling led by farmer provided by Great Wall Hiking

2-day Small group Iconic Great Wall Hiking at Gubeikou&Jinshanling led by farmer

2-day Small group Iconic Great Wall Hiking at Gubeikou&Jinshanling led by farmer
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This two-day hiking provides you with many original towers and challenge in remote sections of the Great Wall in an affordable way. The driver will pick you up at downtown meeting point and then drive to the Great Wall, and the local farmer guide will greet you upon arrival. The farmer guide will escort you for 2 days hiking on the Wall. Gubeikou & Jinshanling are far away from Beijing, less-visited all year round. There's also a chance to learn the daily life in rural China.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7122P3
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • air-con vehicle with experienced driver
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • limited English-speaking local farmer guide,mainly for leading the way instead of history commentary
  • one night twin-shared accommodation at local guesthouse near the Great Wall
  • unlimited bottled water; meals listed in the itinerary (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • a certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Gubeikou
  • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
Exclusions
  • travel insurance
  • cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slideway) or any other additional local facilities
  • personal expenses
  • Foot Massage
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Beijing, Beijing
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • What to take:
  • comfortable shoes or boots, sunscreen, sun-glasses, first aid kit, lip balm, cap
  • Notes:
  • You will hike the Wall from A to B every day and your belongings will go with the car/van directly to the accommodation, and you need a day pack to carry water, snacks and other stuff.
  • Travel insurance is optional and is the sole responsibility of travellers. It is strongly encouraged to have coverage of injury or accident.
  • There is no toilet along the path on the Wall. There are toilets at the entrance of Gubeikou & Jinshanling, otherwise be prepared to commune with nature. Please prepare before hiking and always carry toilet paper by yourself.
  • Unlimited bottled waters are stored in our car/van every day.
  • We will bring trekking poles in our car/van and please tell your guide if you need one.
  • It’s recommended to prepare some snacks before your departure from Beijing.
  • As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • air-con vehicle with experienced driver
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • limited English-speaking local farmer guide,mainly for leading the way instead of history commentary
  • one night twin-shared accommodation at local guesthouse near the Great Wall
  • unlimited bottled water; meals listed in the itinerary (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • a certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Gubeikou
  • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
Exclusions
  • travel insurance
  • cable car, chairlift, toboggan (slideway) or any other additional local facilities
  • personal expenses
  • Foot Massage
Departure details
  • Beijing, Beijing
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • What to take:
  • comfortable shoes or boots, sunscreen, sun-glasses, first aid kit, lip balm, cap
  • Notes:
  • You will hike the Wall from A to B every day and your belongings will go with the car/van directly to the accommodation, and you need a day pack to carry water, snacks and other stuff.
  • Travel insurance is optional and is the sole responsibility of travellers. It is strongly encouraged to have coverage of injury or accident.
  • There is no toilet along the path on the Wall. There are toilets at the entrance of Gubeikou & Jinshanling, otherwise be prepared to commune with nature. Please prepare before hiking and always carry toilet paper by yourself.
  • Unlimited bottled waters are stored in our car/van every day.
  • We will bring trekking poles in our car/van and please tell your guide if you need one.
  • It’s recommended to prepare some snacks before your departure from Beijing.
  • As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
3 stops
Day 1
Beijing to Gubeikou
Day 2
Jinshanling to Beijing
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a wandering friend
St. Petersburg, FL202 contributions
Best way to see The Great Wall of China!
We were able to customize the 2 day itinerary by adding an additional day and it was well worth the money! Commission from the main office was flawless as well as that of the trekking guide. Yashin our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the wall and local areas we traveled through. We had to make an adjustment one evening last minute and although he had never had a change in itinerary he handled it flawlessly! Everything went smoothly and with great ease! Jason our driver was always on time and his vehicle spotless. No difficulty with the language barrier either: Yashin spoke perfect English! I will say that although this was advertised as an intermediate trek it was a bit more challenging so I would prepare yourself a little beforehand. Accessing the wall each day involves a big of a vertical climb through the woods! Great trip, great company and the best way to see the wall!
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sweetviolet
2 contributions
Memories for the whole live
Aug 2019
My husband, my daughter and I spent two days hiking and camping on and along the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty with our Guide Peter on the 13th/14th of August 2019. It was one of the highlights of our journey to China . Peter cared for us in such a touching way that it felt like family. Imagine sleeping in a tent at an old watchtower, having dinner freshly cooked by a local farmer - in fact it was the best dinner we had during our whole journey - and watching sunrise holding a cup of hot Chinese tea in one hand and a warm, soft Chinese pancake in the other. During our hike we didn't meet anybody - unusal and hardly unbelievable for Chinese conditions. However, You are recommended not to underestimate length and steepness of the tour, but If You are used to walking and hiking in Your leisure time, You we will be definitely fine. Finally, I would say, it was Peter, who made this tour an unforgetable experience for the three of us and at least it should be noted that Peter is a great fotographer who took lots of pictures of us.
Thank You Peter
Written 28 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MicB
13 contributions
Exhilarating: Gubeikou & Jinshanling
Aug 2019
First time, 2 days, 1 night on the Great Wall. Definitely a re-do with Great Wall Adventure Club. Day 1: Jiankou-Mintanyu-- 8 miles and 140 flights of stairs! #walking poles & hightop hiking boots! Day 2: Gubeikou - Jinshanling-- 5 miles and 200 flights of stairs! The guide was patient and very knowledgeable, we felt we were in good hands. However, our guide tried to avoid paying the wall & gondola fees and made us walk- Until I caught on and reminded him our trip was 'all inclusive'. Also, make sure he doesn't make you hike TO the wall. First day we hiked 1.25 hours up the mountain to reach the great wall. If you don't see the wall when the driver drops you off, that means your hiking to it!! I want to spend my time ON the wall. I'm still giving the company a great review, as I would use them again. Recommend you make things clear up front.
Written 4 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom
10 contributions
An Incredible Life Experience!
Aug 2019
This was an amazing, incredible life experience. The hikes were incredible, (though day 1 was hot and day 2 was wet). The guide, who is also the innkeeper at the Great Wall Inn Gubeikou was friendly, helpful, spoke english and is as sure-footed as a mountain goat!

Great Wall Hiking provided cold water (though I brought my own water too) as well as a much appreciated and helpful hiking stick.

The accommodations at the Great Wall Inn Gubeikou were wonderful - it is clean, comfortable and the homemade food is delicious! You can see my review here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g294212-d15273846-r702129107-Great_Wall_Inn_Gubeikou-Beijing.html

I highly recommend this adventure and highly recommend Great Wall Hiking!
Written 25 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachilli7
Denver, CO31 contributions
An Absolutely Incredible Experience!!
Sep 2018 • Couples
My wife and I spent two days hiking/camping along the Great Wall and I can't think of a better way to see this great monument. Our guide Yaxin was patient, knowledgeable, and took excellent care of us. I highly, highly recommend booking if you get the chance!!
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Florent P
8 contributions
Amazing Great Wall
Jun 2019 • Solo
Great hike on the wall during two days with Peter. Peter has a very good knowledge of the wall and give you a lot of detailed information. The sunrise on the Great wall was fantastic. Everything was well organized.
Written 17 July 2019
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vbinCBR
Canberra, Australia131 contributions
This is the way to see the Great Wall!
Nov 2018 • Solo
Our guide Robert was exceptional. Very friendly and very supportive of all hikers irrespective of their fitness. We spent most of two days hiking on parts of the wall where we saw very few other people. Much of the wall was quite damaged and overgrown with brush but this made the experience incredible. Rather than seeing rebuilt bits of the wall with thousands of tourists, you are hiking in the wild, on the wall, with Robert's incredible descriptions of the history of the wall.
Written 17 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Svenja S
9 contributions
Absolutely stunning and impressive - must see!!
Sep 2018 • Family
We went on a private two day tour with Luis. It was my husband and me with our 1 1/2 year old daughter, which was no problem at all. We could always stop when we needed to and go at our possible pace. Luis was a great guide!! We learned a lot about China in general and especially about the wall. There were a lot of times, where we had the option to decide, if we wanted to go further or walk less. We spent the night at a small bed and breakfast with amazing food and very friendly people. It was great to see a bit of the rural life outside of Beijing. the hot pot lunch the next day rounded up this great experience. We felt like we really got to see some real life in China. The wall is something very special and especially the wilder not restored parts were amazing to see. Unbelievable what they built and the only way to really see it and get an idea is to walk a part of it. Thank you Luis and we can only recommend doing this tour! it is worth the money.
Written 25 October 2018
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danny c
2 contributions
GWPA22- Magic Great Wall Hiking- Two-day Jiankou to Simatai West
Oct 2018 • Couples
What an amazing tour.

The tour starts with a very difficult Hike up the mountain. Then once you get up to the Great Wall, the walk is much easier. There are still tons of stairs, but it is very manageable. They said the tour is 4/5 difficult and the first part is, but the rest of the tour is 3/5 at worst. The second day is much easier than the first.

I highly suggest taking the toboggans down from the wall (not included in the tour)

After the first day we stayed at a nice little hotel with maybe 8 rooms. It was small an cozy and included all the food and drinks you could want. The water for shower was cold, but that was the only negative.

The tour guide was amazing. He taught us so much about the history and had a bunch of fun stories to go along with it. His English was near perfect and we never had an issue communicating with him.

The tour guide was constantly offering us snacks (Snickers and Nuts) and water. Couldn't overstate how much water they brought for us, it was perfect.

Of the 6 tours we did in China (Beijing and Shanghai), this was easily the best. Well worth the money.
Written 15 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

marco g
Milan, Italy12 contributions
Super nice two-day tour on the great wall
Aug 2018 • Couples
Our guide, Peter, was a very professional and wonderful guide. We enjoyed very much this tour. We had the chance to explore some beautiful parts of the wall far from tourist crowds, and Peter told us several interesting things about the history and architecture of the great wall. He took also many nice pictures of us (he put them on a USB drive and he left it to us as a gift at the end of the tour).
Awesome experience.
Written 30 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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John S
John S
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Value and experience far exceeded my expectations.
I was fortunate enough to do the three day trek with this company. I was “the group” and as the solo trekker I had
nicolelE3497WH
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Great experience!
Fantastic experience. I just went with myself and my dad and our tour guide, Jimmy. We went pre-pandemic, this is a
tamaletown
tamaletown
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Very professional. The three day trek is not difficult
I had booked with this organisation after much research on what is possible for a multi day trek on the Great Wall
Mish M
Mish M
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Two day Great Wall hike Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Simatai led by expert guide
The adventure of a lifetime! Thanks to good fortune plus meticulous preparation and care by our guide Peter and his
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consultwithme
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The Great Wall
To see such a massive structure that still stands the test of time is a marvel to witness in person.
AchingInEconomySeat
AchingInEconomySeat
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Great Wall Tour
You can (fairly) easily see the Great Wall closer, cheaper, and less strenuously than on this tour. What made this
annprsnd
annprsnd
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Easy and organised
I went in early November, luckily the weather was still good and in fact it felt quite warm at times. I went solo a
Phoebe S
Phoebe S
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A truly memorable way to see the Great Wall!
Our guide was Tao. He is very knowledgeable about Beijing and the Great Wall. The group that I went with was 8 peop
Blairb2222
Blairb2222
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Excellent way to see the Great Wall
This was an excellent trip and way to see the Great Wall. It was a challenging hike with lots of steep parts going
Regina Q
Regina Q
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Amazing views
Very challenging but we enjoyed every minute of it. If you are fit and like the outdoors, this is for you. We were
RSomazaB
RSomazaB
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By far the best part of my trip to China
It was an amazing walk in the wall, the tour guide "Danny" had all the information regarding chinese culture and Th
Floviajando
Floviajando
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Great experience
I cannot find the perfect word to describe this amazing experience! Heart, mind, body all activated to live the exp
Lara v
Lara v
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Jinshanling private hiking tour
My sister and I did the Jinshanling private hiking tour. Peter was our guide and he was very knowledgable. He told
liamb19
liamb19
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Can't recommend this company enough!
We did a 3 day private tour with our guide Peter. He was knowledgable, an excellent guide, and a fantastic photogra
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I had a wonderful time on the great wall of china. The guide was really friendly and talked to us about the wall. I
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