The Great Wall is one of the biggest attractions and easily accessible from the city, but a lot of travelers can get stuck going to the really touristy sections and not see any of the natural beauty.
Here, you are on the right page to experience something unique and different, that is to stay overnight on the Great Wall.
Jinshanling Great Wall is the perfect section to let travelers escape the city surroundings and really get a scenic view of this massive monument. It is about a 2 - 2.5 hour drive from Beijing, but it is nice to see the scenery along the way and view the countryside.
The best part of this section is that visitors and hikers can stay overnight on the actual Wall and really get an intimate experience. Staying out overnight on the Wall is such a unique experience for all travelers, great for adventure travelers or exciting for families with younger kids.
Staying out overnight on the Wall is not only a really unique and special thing to do, but it means that the photography opportunities will be endless.
Generally, the only other people seen on this section of the Wall are photographers setting up cameras at the crack of dawn to capture the sunrise. The sun rising over the Wall set among green hills really is the view of a lifetime.
* Jinshanling and Simatai Great Wall are always arranged together for touring. However, the Simatai is under renovation, so it can't be enterred presently.
* We will also offer additional accommodation at the base of the Wall in a hotel if someone in the group does not want to stay overnight under the stars.
* Take our personally customized Great Wall Overnight Tour. As a professional Beijing local tour operator, we are specialized with providing you life-time experience on the Great Wall.
Day 1 (B, L, D)
Today you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tian'anmen Square. Then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (the National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside. Subsequently, go to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China. And later you will proceed to the impressive Temple of Heaven. Then drive to Jinshanling Great Wall, and catch the sunset of the Great Wall, then stay overnight here.
Day 2 (B, L)
After enjoy the sun-rise on the Great Wall and having breakfast, hike from Jinshanling to Gubeikou Great Wall. Gubeikou is covered with over 140 watchtowers, all differing in size and design. From the wall here you will be able to witness how the wall twists and winds along the steep mountain ranges. This is as dramatic a view on the Great Wall as you’ll find. There is a section on the wall that is part of a military base, so you will be able to walk and explore a quaint nearby local village.
The hiking is about 6 hours. Then transferred to your hotel in Beijing.