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One of the highlights of our trip. Dennis the guide was very good. Be ready for a hike on this one. It took about 30 minutes of stair climibing to get up to the wall. Views were spectacular. This secton of the wall is in great shape. We walked through 5 of the towers. Took the toboggan back to the bottom. Great fun and highly recommended. Watch the vendors, they'll ask 150 and sell for 20. You need to negotiate and be ready to walk away. They'll chase you down to make the sale.
Again, a brilliant tour and tour guide. Everything as per the tour description. Suitable for all abilities and a must do whilst in Beijing.
Very good experience, very helpfull guide and a great tour!
It was raining when we arrived at the wall that morning, but it turned out to be perfect. It's very hot in China in June and the rain/drizzle kept us cool as we hiked along the wall. We left Beijing at 7am and arrived at the wall at 9. There were very few people there and so we were able to enjoy hiking along the wall without big crowds. Lunch was delicious and the foot massage back in Beijing was a great way to end the day. I liked our guide very much. My only suggestion is that there were many opportunities on the drive to give us more information about the history of the Great Wall.
We had an excellent guide who made our experience even better. The whole trip was fantastic.
This was my best experience in Beijing. The tour guide was excellent and made sure all of our group was taken care of as we had a mix of older and younger. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
We met our guide in the foyer of one of the motels; there were only 4 of us on the tour. We then travelled out to the great wall via mini bus (not the most clean or modern mini bus), where the guide (kevin) escorted us to the top of the wall and then we were given a choice of how long we wanted to spend on the wall. We chose 3 hrs, which was absolutley magical....there was hardly anyone around as we were there very early, it was snowing beautiful big snow flakes and the whole vibe was gorgeous!! After wandering around on the wall, we then walked back down to the village and met up with Kevin and the rest of the party. It was then off to lunch at one of the local village cafes...Kevin ordered for us, which was just a mix of asian style foods. After lunch we headed back to beijing to have a relaxing foot massage, which was much deserved after walking the wall. Our driver wasnt able to drop us back to the pick up point so kevin escorted us on the subway back to where we started...all in all it was a great day!! if you want to see the wall without the fan fare of stopping at all the factories etc, then this is a great tour. The only downside was that if you wanted to spend more time on the wall (which we did), you werent able because you were constricted by the rest of the tour group.
We had a great day with Linda Li at the Great Wall. She was very knowledgeable, fun and very flexible on a cold day in December. The Mutianyu is a great part of the wall to visit. We had a great lunch, Traditional tea, foot reflexology and massage and she helped us with a night show acrobats.
We chose the "small" group tour as we don't like too many people going around with us. It turns out, we were the only two in the tour! We got to the Great Wall so early that we were waking up the people there to take our tickets. The guide, Robert, was excellent as well!
Our Great Wall trip was fantastic. Myself and partner were the only two guests on the tour, so we had a private guide, private driver and private car (sedan) rather than a bus. We arrived very early at the Wall, and were the only people there! Imagine having the Great Wall of China to yourselves with not a soul in sight. The traditonal foot massage afterward was a fantastic experience - much better than what I've heard of people being suckered into Jade shops or other add-ons. Best ever of almost a dozen Viator tours. Highly, highly recommended.
We had a great tour of the Great Wall. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our guide was super
even arranged a photo of the birds nest . We had a great lunch as well.
My husband and I booked our Great Wall small group tour through the Viator website. We couldn't have been happier with the local tour operator and their guide, Vivian.
We booked the small group tour to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall because we didn't want to go on a big bus with lots of people and travel to a crowded part of the Great Wall. We were very lucky to be the only people on our tour, so we had a car, driver and Vivian our tour guide all to ourselves! We started out at 6:30am and we were at the wall before 8am. At the start of our walk, we were the only people on this stretch of the Great Wall. It was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I were in awe of the Great Wall.
We took the cable car up the hill and walked along the wall to the furthest accessible point, tower 24. In order to get to this point, you have to climb up the stairs, all 445 of them! The stairs are quite misleading as they start off quite even and not so steep, but the stairs increase in depth as you get higher and the last 20 stairs are a killer! I have to say though, what a buzz to reach the top.
Vivian was a superb guide. She catered to our every need and was extremely bubbly the entire day. She knew all the best points to take scenic and funny photos on the wall and was only too happy to take some photos for us along the way. We ate lunch at a new restaurant close to the wall. Vivian ordered the food for us and it was absolutely delicious!
Thank you Vivian for making our Great Wall and China experience all the more memorable. I would certainly recommend this tour as it was a fantastic experience.
Trip was great! There was only me a another 2 couples on the tour. I met the group at the listed location and was about 1 1/2 hours to get to the Wall. This section of the Great Wall was incredible with spectacular views. You do need to be physically fit since there is a lot of walking and many sections are steep. There is a chair lift (extra costs) if you don't want to do the initial 800 steps just to get onto the wall. You also are taken on the unrestored section of the wall, which was very unexpected and such a cool experience. The local lunch and the foot massage capped off a great day. Highly recommend this tour.