Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour

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Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour
from USD $246.40
If you are not a morning person, or if you are a shutterbug, this private sunset Great Wall tour is surely a good choice for you. The tour starts at 11:00 am, and you will have a chance to enjoy the most amazing Sunset on both Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall.
The view by the sunset is outstanding!
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In Brief

Beijing, China
9 hours
Instant Confirmation
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Lunch included
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Great Wall of Gubeikou, Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508 China

The adventure begins gently at Gubeikou village with a short climb up to a broken tower. Walk eastward and enjoy plenty of photography stops before you reach General Tower. From there you will capture the true nature of Gubeikou Mountain. (1.5 hours)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Chengde Shi, Luanping County 068250 China

1-hour trek the Jinshanling Great Wall to the best photo place.
Enjoy the most beautiful Sunset view from the Great Wall.
Jinshanling Great Wall is 150kms away from downtown Beijing. It is super beautiful and quiet. It is one of the best places for photographers to take Great Wall photos. If it is not on the weekend or holiday, we always the only people on the wall by sunset.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (send us your hotel information when you book the tour)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Gubeikou
  • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please let us know your hotel information.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flexible walking distance on the Great Wall (5 to 10kms)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Tony was our guide and we found him to be excellent. Good command of the English language and knowledgeable on all sorts of subjects. Would thoroughly recommend this tour for the splendour that is not spoiled with battling the masses - if we saw 20 people on the Wall that day it was a lot! Sunset disappointing owing to the cloud cover but Viator can hardly be blamed for that!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
This was an amazing day and our guide Leo took so much special care to make it an unforgettable visit to the Great Wall. My son and I shared a mutual interest in photogrpahy with Leo and he took some great pictures which he sent through to us after the tour. We can not thank Leo enough for making this such a memorable day
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
Wow this tour was honestly the best tour my husband and I have ever taken! Our guide Tony was simply superb! His English was excellent and he was very easy to talk to. He was personable and friendly but not overpowering or overbearing. Very knowledgeable about history. We first drove two hours to get to the Great Wall at Jinshanling but it was not too bad and Tony talked some of the way to pass the time. Once at the great wall entrance we hiked quite a ways up many stairs to get to the wall itself. My husband and I are not extremely out of shape but we did have to take a rest every so often as we are not use to climbing up so many stairs. Thankfully the weather was cloudy and some rain so we were not super hot even though the day before had been 100 degrees! Finally at the wall we were amazed by it's beauty and grandeur. It really is something and pictures don't do it justice. Literally every time you walk a little farther the view gets better. Also there were only a few people we saw so you mostly have the entire wall to your self which is way better than crowded, more popular areas. We did the full four hour hike up and down the stairs of the great wall to the east five window tower. Tony said we could stop at any time if we wanted but we chose to go all the way. It is a difficult climb and certain parts were extremly steep so wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals that have some grip so you don't slip. Then once at the end we had to climb down the mountain to get to the car. Then Tony took us to a center nearby and we got a thirty minute massage on these amazing massage chairs. We then drove to dinner and it was the most delicious meal we had here in China! Prepare for a very late lunch/dinner so eat a big brunch before leaving on tour. After dinner we headed to the second portion of the wall that was not restored and more wild. Another hike up to the top. Most of the wall is pretty worn down but there was a path to walk even though it was a bit dangerous. After enjoying this area for a while we headed down and drove back to our hotel. Would definitely recommend this tour with Tony! It is the most amazing adventure!
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Leo was great!! He knows a lot about Chinese history/economy/culture and he has interesting things to speak about the Great Wall! The two areas of the Great Wall the we went were amazing!!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
Excellent tour. Joe provided a great tour, took us to a great place to eat local food. Watching the sunset from a tower was breathtaking.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
It was a tour of a lifetime. Our guy Joe was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the wall in general as well as the history of China and give us great insight so that we could understand what we were seeing. The guide and driver were very punctual at the Hotel and the overall drive to the great wall was pleasant but long. Lunch was very good. We initially did the wall at Gubeikou then was brought to another less travelled part of the wall in the evening to watch the sunset. It was fabulous. The lighting as the sun set was spectacular. It would have been perfect if there was no haze that day but the views were breathtaking anyways. The pace was relaxed as it was dependent on how fast we wanted to go. We sat at the top of the watch tower gazing at the wonder of the wall and human achievement. It was worth every penny. JOE was great. Our driver was also very good around Beijing traffic. They were also good enough to drop off a pair of glasses that was left in the car two days later saving the day...!!! Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone and if possible ask for JOE as your tour guide.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
This tour was one of the best tours I've been on. Our party of 5 was picked up promptly at the meet up time and provided with cold waters. The driver and Leo our tour guide were very polite and helped us into the van which has AC!. Leo is very fluent in english even though he hasn't been to any western nations. Leo then provided a small history lecture on the history of the Great Wall and Beijing. That plus the scenery made the 1.5 hour drive pass by in a flash. There was also a bathroom break in the middle of the drive. We then came to a small village and hiked/ walked up some stairs to our first fortress. Gubeikou is a non restored section of the wall and let me tell you, the feeling of history and wonder is abundant. Some places were a little steep and high for some of our members, but Leo provided alternate safer routes. After a few hours of viewing we had went back down. We drove for a bit more and stopped by a clean little restaurant where Leo recommended some good food and beers for lunch. It was delicious and refreshing. After another half an hour we arrived at Jingshanling around the time of sunset. We quickly made our way up the stairs taking a couple dangerous shortcuts optional. The restored Jingshanling has a different kind of majestic aura than Gubeikou. We arrived at one of the higher forts and sat down to look at the sunset. Leo then took out a Great Wall wine with glasses for all of us to sip and a wine has never tasted so sweet. Afterwards we made our way back down, fell asleep on our drive back, and came back safe and sound. I love how there was almost nobody in the sections of walls we were at. We saw a total of 20-30 people throughout the whole day which could have been thousands at Badaling or Mutianyu. I'm so glad we got to experience this tour thanks to Leo and his team. Sorry for the late review Leo and I hope you come visit us in California one day!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
The tour was fantastic. I would rate it 6 our of 5. The guide arrived on time. The car was very comfortable. On the way to Simatai our first access to the Wall Joe told us lots of interesting facts regarding Beijing and general life in China. His English was perfect. Simatai was an old village which was transformed into a stylish 5 stars resort. The Wall is renovated in that place. You can get there by cable car or have a very pleasant 30 min walk. The walk was wonderful. We enjoyed it very much the view is breathtaking. We spend there around 2 hours. On the way to Gubeikou we had delicious late lunch in authentic restaurant. Gubeikau was a real treat. The place is remote and beautiful. The Wall was not renovated there. We had a fantastic experience. A Great Walk on Great Wall. Simply unforgettable Joe was the great guide. He meet all our requests. He dropped us in the restaurant to try Peking duck on the way back and it was wonderful. He organized transfer to airport for us and Beijing excursions with private guide which was also excellent. Without Joe our experience in China could be much poor. Thank you. I would highly recommend the tour and Joe.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
The scenery and our tour guide, Tony, were both excellent. We were picked up as arranged from our hotel, and dropped back there. Tony was very entertaining and spoke excellent English. We visited two sections, one restored and the other in its original state. The latter was next to a small village and was our preferred bit of the wall. The views were stunning and it had begun to cool down a bit. A trip to the Great Wall had always been on my bucket list, and it was well worth it.
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
It's been a few months since our sunset tour and it was truly the highlight of our entire vacation. Our guide, Leo, made the tour the perfect experience for us in every way possible. He was friendly, patient, and knowledgeable! He knew the perfect spot to take spectacular sunset photos and even took the attached photo for us with our camera. It's now hanging on our wall at home as reminder of one of the best days of our lives -- yes, it was that great! The tour includes visiting two different sections of the great wall with a delicious lunch in-between. Leo even had a couple of surprises for us later on in the day. On the way back to Beijing we got stuck waiting at a security checkpoint for five hours due to an annual congress meeting taking place that week, but Leo and the driver had a great sense of humor about it and we had a good time waiting. They even knew that this delay would happen, but they still did the tour for us that day which we are so grateful for! Leo, if you're reading this, thank you again for such a memorable day!
• Submitted 25 May 2017
This was the most amazing trip. No better way to see two really different areas of the wall. Miraculously did not see another tourist on either section. Our guide, Leo, was superb. So knowledgeable, so much fun and made our day really special. Didn't actually get to see the sunset but it didn't matter, the view was so incredible. Really important to be able to move at our own pace to make the most of the experience. Lunch also a highlight try the eggplant. Do this trip - and ask for Leo!
• Submitted 04 May 2017
This was the highlight of our whole holiday! Our guide Joe was fantastic and very helpful throughout. After a 2 hour drive we stopped for lunch ordered by Joe and had some of the best food we had during our whole trip. Then to the old section of the wall.......after a short trek we arrived at the most stunning thing we have every seen. Along with Joe my wife and I were the ONLY people on the wall for miles! We literally had it all to ourselves! We then transferred to the other section and while this was more developed and the wall newer we still only encountered a few people. This tour entails a lot of walking up and down what can be at times steep steps and paths. Joe was very patient as it was slow at times due to our lack of fitness but every step was well worth it. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind to us and we didn't get our sunset but overall the day was perfect!
• Submitted 20 Apr 2017

In Brief

Beijing, China
9 hours
Instant Confirmation
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Lunch included
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included