There is a famous saying by Chairman Mao: “If you don’t get to the Great Wall you’re not a good man.” (不到长城非好汉。) As an ”Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World”, the Great Wall of China is a must-see attraction. However, there are many different sections of the Great Wall in Beijing, so which section is best for you?
For the first-time visitor to Beijing, who wants to see most highlights of the Great Wall in a time-saving manner, without too much exertion, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is probably the best choice.
Hike up the best fully-restored Great Wall section at Mutianyu.
Enjoy a peaceful time and being amazed by the Great Wall at Mutianyu which is less crowded, has better architecture, and has more watchtowers than other sections.
Take a cable car (or toboggan) up and down the mountain, avoid hiking up and walking back down the mountain on over 800 steps by taking a cable car or a toboggan, making it very easy to visit.
With the greens of pines and cypresses covering ninety percent of the surrounding area, the scenery there is beautiful all year round.
A unique Great Wall hiking experience escorted by a professional expert guide.
Get free drinking water and hiking equipment at the China Highlights Refreshments Kiosk at the foot of the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
Guide: better than a normal licensed tour guide; friendly and helpful with fluent English
Driver: reliable licensed local driver with at least 5 years’ driving experience
Vehicle: Air-conditioned business car (max: 7 seats) with GPS facilities, free in-car Wi-Fi, big windows, and ample space
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Meet your guide at your hotel. He or she will be waiting in the hotel lobby, holding a placard with your name on it. Then drive to the Great Wall section at Mutianyu which will take about 1½ hours and we'll have a rest and enjoy your delicious Beijing local food for lunch at our well selected local restaurant - Xinshuangquan.
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Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby
Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant
Upon arrival, collect some cool drinking water and a walking pole at the China Highlights Refreshment Kiosk at the foot of the Great Wall before taking a shuttle bus to the Mutianyu tourist area.
You will have three options for travelling up to the Wall: cable car, chair lift, or by foot. You can decide which option you prefer when you arrive. If you choose to go by cable car or the chair lift it will take seven minutes to reach the top of the Wall; going up by foot might take you 45 minutes to conquer the 300 steps, but you can walk in the shade of the trees and breathe the fresh mountain air which will also be enjoyable. When you arrive at the Great Wall, you can stretch your legs and take a relaxing walk on the Wall for three hours.
From the 14th watchtower, walk east to the 23rd watchtower on the most beautiful part of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Then you could walk back to the sixth watchtower and take a toboggan down the mountain which is fun. (You could also choose to stop at the 14th watchtower and take the cable car down the mountain at no extra cost or opt to travel back down by foot).
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Arrive at the foot of the Great Wall and take a shuttle bus to the parking lot. You will be transferred back to your hotel at approximately 6:00 pm.
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This tour is available daily, guaranteed departure. You'll be a part of a small group with maximum 6 person.
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The hotel pick-up and drop-off area should be within the fourth ring road of Beijing. For further distance there might be an extra cost for the transfer which you'll be notified by your travel advisor.
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