Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town Private Tour

Explore Simatai, one of the most beautiful and secluded sections of the Great Wall


The Great Wall of China is a must-see attraction when visiting Beijing. There are different sections of the Wall to visit, being Simatai the most authentic and isolated of all. This tour will drive you to this section of the Wall without guide so you can hike it freely, and also to visit the beautiful Gubei Water Town


Around 10.30 am, you will arrive to the beautiful Gubei Water Town, where your driver will get your entrance ticket. You will cross the town to reach Simatai Great Wall at the other side, and don’t worry because you will have time on your way back to visit it.

Once crossed the town, you can hike up the sheer sides of the mountain by yourself to reach Simatai or take a cable car to the summit (at your own cost). Once you reach the Great Wall, you will be amazed by how untouched and well preserved this section remains since Ming Dynasty. There are almost no hawkers at Simatai, unlike the ones you are likely to find at Badaling, just a few windswept old ladies selling postcards, ice creams and cold bottles of water.

The entire wall is yours to explore, and you can enjoy it at your own pace. As you walk along the 5.4-kilometers trek that straddles Beijing City and Hebei Province, you will realize how difficult it was to build this incredible feat of architecture. You have to check your watch to calculate the time to go back.

After coming down from the wall, you can walk around Gubei Water Town, a rare natural old town with a combination of mountains, water and ancient dwellings. With a history of thousands of years, this town possesses an old-fashioned simplicity and elegance. Row upon row of houses, old quartzite streets and long Hutongs characterize the style and features of the old town. You can have your lunch in this lovely town (at your own cost).

At 3:00 pm your driver will drive you back to Beijing to drop you off in your hotel in Beijing city centre at 4:30 pm


  • Explore Simatai, one of the most beautiful and secluded sections of the Great Wall
  • Hike the Great Wall in your own pace on this guide free private tour including just the transfer from Beijing
  • Be seduced by Gubei Water Town's charm, and enjoy a rewarding stroll after an exhilarating experience


48 Hours
8 Hours
Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
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Email Confirmation
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Operating Hours

Tour starts at 08:00am, ends at 04:30pm

What You Get


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle or minivan
  • Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary


  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car fee at the Great Wall
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information 

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off is within Beijing City Centre 
  • Kindly be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the pick-up time 
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
  • Recommended to dress in comfortable shoes
  • Note: The start and end times will vary depending on traffic and road conditions
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the driver to verify before boarding the vehicle
  • This tour is valid on the date and time specified 
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel 

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg