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Great Wall Sunset Hiking & Photography Plus Star Orbit One-day Tour (Group)

  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour Code: BJSIC-31
  • Tour Type: Seat-in-Coach Tours
From: $364 Price details
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This tour will take you to the top of the Jinshanling Great Wall for some short hiking with an opportunity to take photos in the golden light hours. You won’t have the opportunity to see the Great Wall from space, but China Highlights gives you the chance to view the moon, constellation, nebula and star orbit with our professional telescope which can connect to various cameras to take some amazing shots with the Great Wall in the foreground.


  • Hike on the most photogenic section of the Great Wall, Jinshanling
  • Enjoy sunset views and the best light for photography
  • Photography the stars and moon on Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Key Sights: Jinshanling Great Wall

  • Jinshanling Great Wall

  • Jinshanling Great Wall

  • Jinshanling Great Wall

Tour Itinerary

Jinshanling Great Wall

You will be picked up from your hotel at about 1:30pm and start a two and a half hour's drive to the original Jinshanling Great Wall.

Located 140 kilometers northeast of Beijing, Jinshanling Great Wall starts from the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and ends at Longyukou in the west and stretches about 10 kilometers.  It is a well known part of Beijing Great Wall famous for the beautiful scenery. Jinshanling Great Wall lives up to its special beauty among China Great Wall by being slightly in ruins.

After a 2-hour hiking, you will enjoy the beautiful sunset on the Great Wall. After the sunset view, walk down to the platform of the wall and start to view the moon, constellation, nebula and star orbit with the support of professional telescope and iphone sky view software. Then take the most beautiful image of great wall---star orbit. Our professional photo guide will coach you how to do it and help you all the way to complete the most beautiful picture of star orbit.

At the end of the tour, you will be transfered back to your hotel.

Tour Price

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  • Transportation fee
  • English-speaking guide
  • Telescope—skywatcher EQ130
  • Star orbit photo guide service
  • iphone Sky view software support


  • Tipping to guide and driver
  • Camera and other equipment for taking star orbit photo as below:
  • 1.Digital single lens reflex
  • 2.Rotating zoom
  • 3.Wide-angle lens—16354.Tripod

Special Notes for a Seat-in-a-Coach Tour

A seat-in-a-coach tour minimizes costs because expenses are shared among a larger group.

Seat-in-a-coach tours are operated by local business partners of China Highlights around China. China Highlights chooses business partners by strict quality standards. The service of a seat-in-a-coach tour may be not as considerate as that of a private tour sometimes.

Visiting one or two shops or markets is always included in a seat-in-a-coach tour, but you don’t have to buy anything.

A seat-in-a-coach tour usually consists of more than 5 people with a maximum of 16. You will have a local guide and use a 22-seat air-conditioned coach. We will pick you up at some appointed hotels at the appointed time. In contrast a private tour provides a private car and guide. And we will pick you up at your hotel.