Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town Day Trip

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
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  • 13 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • English / Chinese
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Optional Hotel Pick Up
  • Visit Gubei Water Town, an ancient canal village nestled in the shadows of the Great Wall
  • Enjoy convenient round trip transfers for hassle-free travels!
  • Marvel at the charming northern architecture of the carefully preserved buildings and watch street shows!
  • Enjoy a visit to one of the most scenic sections of the Great Wall at Simatai, located about 120km north of Beijing
  • Enjoy a free hotel pick-up service within the 3rd Ring of Beijing
Most Recent Review

  • 12 Dec 2018
    The experience was truly unforgettable. The water town and the Great Wall was really charming and beautiful even during winter. I had a difficult time finding the tour bus at the meet-up location but the local operator, Michelle, really went over and beyond to help me and made sure I won’t be left behind. The tour guide didn’t speak english at all, but he was also very helpful and accomodating even though we were just using Google translate the whole time. Thank you so much! Overall, it was an amazing experience. I recommend it to everyone.

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  • Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town Day Tour

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Air-conditioned bus
    • 1 admission ticket to Gubei Water Town
    • 1 admission ticket to Simatai Great Wall
    • English speaking guide on bus
    • Insurance provided by the operator

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Tips (optional)
    • Lunch
    • Cable car in Simatai Great Wall
    • Other personal expenses

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Air-conditioned bus
    • 1 admission ticket to Gubei Water Town
    • 1 admission ticket to Simatai Great Wall
    • English speaking guide on bus
    • Insurance provided by the operator

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Tips (optional)
    • Lunch
    • Cable car in Simatai Great Wall
    • Other personal expenses
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What To Expect

Two famous locations for cultural experiences around Beijing are the Simatai area of the Great Wall and Gubei Water Town. You'll be visiting both these locations, exploring their landscapes, and learning about their past and significance to Chinese culture. Starting in Gubei Water Town, you'll see the famous Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir that holds the water flowing through the town itself. Admire the northern architectural style of its carefully preserved old buildings, standing in elegance and full of street shows, before proceeding to the next destination close by. Against Gubei Water Town's lake is the Simatai area of the iconic Great Wall of China. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been partially restored, allowing you to climb up upon the battlements to take in the marvelous views of the jagged mountains and their greenery. The view changes throughout the seasons, casting new colors with every visit. Your tour ends back in downtown Beijing at the drop off.

gubei water town
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a trip to an ancient village
gubei water town
Antique buildings can be seen everywhere
simatai great wall
The Simatai Great Wall preserves the original appearance of the Ming Great Wall
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Know more about Ming dynasty through the Simatai Great Wall
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Please note: The itinerary below is subject to change based on weather and traffic conditions of the day. In such case, please follow the organizer's suggested tour program
  • 8:30am departure
  • 11:00am arrive at Gubei Water Town. Proceed with self-guided sightseeing time
  • Visit the Simatai Great Wall for self-guided sightseeing (Recommended visit duration: 2 hours)
  • 8:00pm head back to Beijing
  • 10:00pm arrive in downtown Beijing
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Participants will be walking for a considerable distance during the tour. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please dress according to the outdoor climate conditions
  • You can bring along some medicine provisions against insect or mosquito bites
  • Be prepared for a long walk. Conversely, you can take the cable car
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Please indicate your hotel details at checkout
  • Please be advised that there will be approximately 1-50 travelers per group
  • Children under 120in height can enjoy free tickets for Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town
  • The above itinerary is for reference only, and is subject to change due to the weather conditions
  • Free pick ups are only available to hotels located within Beijing's 3rd Ring
  • Tour participants must bring valid IDs in order to avail tickets for admission
  • Please inform us of any dietary restrictions and allergies at the check out page. Please remember to bring any medication that you need with you
  • Pregnant women, guests with heart attacks, high blood pressure, respiratory diseases, severe colds, and those who are not suitable for outdoor hiking are advised to carefully decide whether or not to travel according to their own conditions or doctor's advice
  • The organizer will contact you between 8:00pm-10:00pm a day before you travel to reconfirm the pick up time and place. Please keep your contact lines or channels available. If you have not received any confirmation after 10:00pm, please contact customer service
  • Please note: Hotel pick up locations are subject to review and will push through depending on parking availability. If hotel pick up will not be possible at your accommodation, the operator will give you a meet up location instead
  • In case of severe inclement weather or other environmental problems beyond control that causes the tour to be unable to proceed, participants can opt for a reschedule
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Opening Hours:

  • Simatai Great Wall Scenic Spot: 8:00am-5:30pm (Last admission time is 4:00pm)
  • Gubei Water Town Scenic Spot: 9:00am-10:00pm

Pick Up Information:

  • The operators of the tour will contact participants in advance to inform them about the time and place of the pick up
  • Provide your contact information when booking and make sure to stay alert for calls or messages from the organizers
  • If you have not received any confirmation after 10:00pm a day before the tour, please contact Klook customer service
  • Please arrive at the meet up point at least 20 minutes in advance. Latecomers will not be able to participate in the tour or be allowed reschedule or request for a refund
  • Hotels located within Beijing 3rd Ring are available for pick ups
  • Hotel pick up time: 6:00am

Meet Up Information:

  • Participants located beyond Beijing 3rd Ring will have to proceed to an alternative meet up location
  • Meet up location: Guomao MTR station (国贸地铁站) exit B in line 5 or 6
  • Time: 8:30am

Drop Off Information:

  • There are two drop off locations of this itinerary. Please tell the driver your preferred drop off location
  • Drop off location: Guomao MTR station (国贸地铁站) or Wangjingxi (望京西地铁站) MTR station
  • Time: 10:00pm
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (11) 4.2
  • Ana Andrea 12 Dec 2018
    The experience was truly unforgettable. The water town and the Great Wall was really charming and beautiful even during winter. I had a difficult time finding the tour bus at the meet-up location but the local operator, Michelle, really went over and beyond to help me and made sure I won’t be left behind. The tour guide didn’t speak english at all, but he was also very helpful and accomodating even though we were just using Google translate the whole time. Thank you so much! Overall, it was an amazing experience. I recommend it to everyone.
  • Gemxon 7 Dec 2018
    It was a great experience! The tour guide cannot speak English but he looked for someone who can translate for us. The Great Wall ticket is valid until 4:30 pm only. There’s a special admission ticket for the night tour.
  • Tse You 27 Nov 2018
    Great trip with friendly tour guide. place that worth to pay a visit definitely. the only thing to notice is to plan ahead of time in the morning as the morning mrt traffic and road traffic in beijing in a working day is crazily pack
  • Sarah 16 Nov 2018
    This was a great experience. Although our guide didn’t speak much English, he did make sure we were looked after. It is a pretty self guided experience, but the water town and section of the wall are beautiful and it was nice to explore at our own pace.
  • Sin Ying 4 Nov 2018
    Nice town w beautiful scenery. Although there is minimal tour service by local operators, local tour guide, Li Yue is helpful, friendly and accommodates with requests.
  • Chien Ming 31 Oct 2018
    Great activity for the day. The Gubei Watertown experience was amazing, love the atmosphere and beautiful sights. The Simatai Great Wall was also less crowded than the Badaling Great Wall (which is more popular with tourists), so was able to get better photos. The climb is steeper though and the pavements were not so well laid, so it's not for those with a faint heart. Tour Guide "Xiao Guo" is okay, quite knowledgeable, she gave us most of the information on the journey there, and as it's free-and-easy once we reach Gubei Watertown (the Simatai Great Wall is in the same area), she didn't have to do too much explanation. Her job mainly was coordinating the different itineraries of all on the trip, some have boat rides, some don't some have the day trip to Simatai, some have the night. Some (including myself) had last minute requests, so I would say she has done a great job in ensuring everyone got to do the activities they wanted. My recommendation (the boat ride is a novelty and allows you to see Gubei Watertown from a different perspective, but it's not really necessary (unless boat rides are your thing). Gubei has many sights and little alleys which if you have 3 hours to explore, you can see it from many different angles. Some of the shops are too touristy though. The hike up to the 7th Light-Tower of Simatai (Day Time) was a fantastic experience. (October is a good time to go because the crowd is smaller). It requires that you have the stamina because it is quite a steep ascent. If not, taking the cable car up and down is also a good option. The night trip was really to see the Great Wall from a night view (the only part of the great wall that's open at night, Mutianyu, Badaling and Juyongguan are closed at night), and to see Gubei at night from the peak was quite a sight. However, it may not be worth the extra cost of taking the cable up and down (hiking up from the bottom is not an option for night trips) may not be worth it.
  • Marisol 13 Oct 2018
    My name is Marisol Banks ..I signed up on October 12 for the Samatai Great Wall day tour ..the night before Michelle called me that I will be picked up in my hotel with 3rd ring location..unfortunately she sent a Uber driver to pick me up to drive to the meeting location...the problem the driver picked up more customers on the way to my meeting point.. instead of 5 km 15 minutes drive to the meeting point the drive took more than hour so the bus tour left coz I was late..I felt so disappointed for missing my long awaited Great Wall walk but what angered me most that I have to walk from meeting point to my hotel coz most taxi drivers can’t understand English..when I arrived in the hotel am looking for the tour agency thru Klook but you did not provide information so I have to send you messages thru your inquiry..I demanded a refund and you should talk to the tour agencies that provide your services to follow proper business protocol so this incident does not happen again..it will be best the company should have their own drivers who will pick up customers rather unknown drivers for our safety...I forgot my tour reference number so just get the information from my email address..thanks for giving me the opportunity to express my ordeal on this incident 🙏

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear about the inconvenience you experienced, and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further investigation. Our specialist has assisted you with your booking. Your understanding will be much appreciated.
  • liling 10 Dec 2018
    Simatai Great Wall is original, there are not many people, and you can quietly appreciate the beauty of the Great Wall and Gubei Water Town.
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  • Shiow Jiun 9 Dec 2018
    The Song tour guide was very enthusiastic and the schedule was also very good. The Simatai Great Wall was beautiful and worth a visit.
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  • Ting Hsun 26 Nov 2018
    The tour guide is very energetic. Tell us in detail about the tour itinerary. Simatai Great Wall basically climbs up for 2 hours, down 1 hour, steeper uphill can also consider making the cable car Gubei Water Town quite beautiful, about 2 ~3 hours is more than enough, the food inside is expensive, you can consider taking the park into the whole is a great trip.
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