Self-Guided Private Tour: Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing

Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Destination: China, China, Beijing

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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Have a private car with a reliable driver to Great Wall at Jiankou. Explore Great Wall in a hassle-free and convenient way to avoid crowds and traffic. You will be picked up from your hotel in Beijing and then take you directly to Jiankou section. After your hike of the Great Wall, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Beijing.If you wish to have a friendly private guide to show you the way and even take photos for you and your family, you also can book a guide and transfer service option upon booking.The service is for 8-9 hours.

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Stop At: The Great wall of Jiankou, Beijing China

Departing from your hotel in Beijing in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the Great Wall at Jiankou section. Choose your preferred start time from the options when make booking, but this can be flexible. The journey from Beijing to Jiankou Great Wall will take about 2 hours.

Upon your arrival, spend some quality time on the Great Wall of Jiankou, enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore around on your own. Of course, you can add-on a friendly guide service upon booking, if you need someone to take photos or assist you to watch your kids for you along the way. 

If you look carefully at the recent published Great Wall photographic arts, you will quickly figure out that most of the pictures are taken from Jiankou Great Wall section. Due to its unique style, steep mountains and beautiful scenery, Jiankou Great Wall has become a hot travel destination and also a photographic hot spot these days. Jiankou is a "wild" (unrepaired) section of the Great Wall. It was built on ridges with steep cliffs on each side, which makes it one of the most dangerous sections. It's only recommended for experienced and sure-footed mountain hikers.

Jiankou is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Beijing. It connects the Great Wall at Mutianyu to the east with Huanghuacheng Jiankou Great Wall was built in 1368 during the period of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Jiankou's section was built along a mountain ridge with particularly steep cliffs, and looks like an elongated 'W' from above, which is similar to the shape of a bow.

After your hike at Jiankou Great Wall, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off(For hotels within the 4th ring road of the Beijing City)
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Private guide service if related tour option is selected
  • Entry/Admission - The Great wall of Jiankou

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • The service is for 8-9 hours, more than 9 hours you are required to pay 15USD for each extra hour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • If need an English speaking driver, please make this request upon booking. Otherwise, you may have a Chinese speaking driver for the service who also knows exactly where to take you. You will be offered a local phone to use to speak the English operator anytime on the road
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up from your hotel within the 5th ring road of Beijing city. Please provide your hotel information when make booking

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 to 9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

David T

28 Apr, 2017

If you are looking for a nice hike and an isolated part of the wall then this is definitely worth it. Approximately 300m elevation gain but the views are worth it. The only minor negative is that it is somewhat expensive. You get a car ride to the trail start and a car ride back to Beijing which is fine but a little pricey....

Mirelle Leigh R

05 Nov, 2017

We had the friendliest driver who helped us find our way. Jiankou was AMAZING!! A good hike up to the wall but absolutely worth the views. I will recommend this to everyone.

lutz s

20 Jul, 2018

If you want to see and climb on a wild and unrestored section of the wall, this is your trip. Be prepared to climb one hour from the parking place until you reach the wall . On top you will enjoy the incredible view, walk (mostly climb) around an unrestored wall section. Climb up and down between towers and make your pictures with no one disturbing you. This section of the wall is very remote . We only saw 3 different people during our 4hour climb. Our guide Sun was awesome. He showed us around and was helpful on the climbing. If you not into climbing over rocks this trip is not for you. If you live wild and remote areas , thats your trip. Come prepared and carry water and food - there is nothing around for hours..We can recommend this trip if you enjoy being off the typical tourist track.


15 Jul, 2018

Very pleased with the service! I’d say this is an experience for people who meet ALL these conditions: fit for scrambling, adventurers (you’re left alone to explore), interested in avoiding crowds (we were completely alone up there), and keen on seeing the wall in its original, unrestored form. Our driver arrived on time and he was very courteous. He didn’t speak English, but he had a translator on his phone which worked fine. He hiked with us leading the way through to the wall section for us to explore. The hike was strenuous! We did it in about 35 minutes and I don’t think we could have done it faster; the driver had a fast pace, but we were happy with this pace. Upon arrival at the wall, the driver lefts us to explore on our own and waited for us at the carpark. We spent about 1.5 hours exploring, not going far at all because this section of the wall is seriously falling apart. We walked past signs saying ‘this section of the wall is not open for the public’, which didn’t surprise us – it felt quite dangerous to walk along. The path is full of unstable slabs and incredibly steep sections. Saying that, it was amazing! we loved the experience of being alone on the great wall! Sadly, we went on a foggy day which really limited the views, so I’d suggest checking the weather beforehand.

Ian L

25 Apr, 2018

This was one of the coolest experiences in my entire life. The hike is rigorous, but fun! The views once you get to the top of the wall are truly breathtaking.
Also, our driver was really cool. He spoke English very well and gave us a few recommendations for our time in Beijing.

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