Hotel pick-up Drive to the Great Wall at Simatai West
Your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby (or any other appointed place) in the early morning around 7:00 AM in order to avoid the traffic. It will take about 2.5 hours for the drive to the Great Wall at Simatai. Your guide will help to purchase tickets and start our climb on a trail leading up to the Wall. The Great Wall at Simatai is located along the ridges, so we will have to complete a 15-minute hike some stairs before we reach it.
Good to know:
- How can I know my pick-up time? For detailed hotel pick-up time and your guide information you can simply find it at: http://www.trippest.com/track-your-trip.html. The informatio will not be updated until the day before your trip date. If you failed in getting the information, please contact your trip advisor.
- Could you please tell me some background information about the section of Great Wall? Yes,The Great Wall at Simatai West is also called the east gate entrance of the Jinshanling Great Wall. Tourists are not allowed to enter the east part of Simatai Great Wall due to the repaire of the Great Wall and military reasons. The Great Wall at Simatai West is about 130 kilometres from Beijing downtown. This part of Great Wall weaves along steep mountain ridges for 10.5 kilometres through a mountainous rural area with dense vegetation. This section of Great Wall was firstly constructed in the early period of the Ming Dynasty during the late 14th century, the Simatai West - Jinshanling Great Wall was subsequently rebuilt to a much higher standard in the late 16th century after the Ming Dynasty decided to beef up its border defenses following a major military raid on Beijing by Mongol nomads in the mid 16th century.
- Worry about the poor air quality of Beijing? Yes, poor air can be the most concern when you are travelling in Beijing. There're good days. There're bad days. We have equipped with an air purifier in each vehicle to provide better and healthy air quality during your trip. We will keep on doing our best to make you enjoy your trip better.