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  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Duration:6-7 hours

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full Day Tour including Lunch from Beijing

Escape the tourist crowds of the Great Wall of China by visiting the ancient Mutianyu section on a full-day sightseeing tour from Beijing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, discover the olden origin of the section and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery that surrounds it. See impressive parapets and defensive watch towers and enjoy an optional cable car ride if you wish (own expense). Appease your appetite with an authentic Chinese lunch and appreciate the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel. 

Highlights

  • Experience the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the nearby Cloisonne enameling factory
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full Day Tour including Lunch from Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall at Sunset

Depart from your Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and relax during the scenic drive to the Mutianyu section of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. On arrival at the Great Wall of China, listen as you guide offers an engaging narrative about China’s most impressive engineering feat. 

Begin your ascent of more that 1,400 steps to the top of the section and marvel at verdant valleys, ancient watchtowers and perfectly preserved parapets as you climb. Relish the challenge of the ascent and enjoy the serenity of the less crowded Mutianyu section. Capture fantastic photographs at the summit of the steps and admire the beauty of the verdant surroundings from your vertiginous vantage point. 

Revitalize with a fulfilling Chinese lunch after your energetic climb and browse a cloisonné enamelware factory for special souvenirs. Rest during the journey back to your Beijing hotel, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

Lucia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent guide!

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing day with Cintia, the guide from Viator at Beijing.
Very organized, punctual, helpful. Lunch was great!
And the Great Wall, a dream! Awesome place to visit to deepen our knowledge about mankind and Chinas history.

Sneha P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great portion of the tour to visit. Jackie was great! Doing a coordinated tour highly reccommended!

Chris M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

There was snow at the Great Wall and the road was closed to Mutianyu so we had to go to an alternate location. It was an excellent event still and great lunch as well! All positive!

Patti S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

On the way to The Wall, we stopped at a very nice jade factory - good education if you've never been.
The drive to The Wall was very scenic and the tour guide, Maria, was a fountain of knowledge about Chinese history, The Great Wall, the Chinese people and culture. Once at The Wall we all took the chair lift up to save time and our legs to spend more actual time on The Wall. The Mutianya section is a much less busy section of The Wall and the scenery is stunning. The guide gave a lot of information and stories about The Wall so we were able to spend a couple of hours just exploring on our own. I loved the toboggan ride down - super fun. Worth the extra cost.
After seeing The Wall, we went for a typical tourist lunch and we visited a Cloisonné factory. It was absolutely fascinating to see the process that is involved to make a piece of Cloisonné.
There was only 7 of us on the tour so we had lots of opportunity to talk with the other guests and our tour guide.
I would highly recommend this tour and ask for Maria.

Luis P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great overall tour. Sights were amazing and it's a great part of the wall to see. Jacky was a great and funny tour leader. He told us lots of jokes and historical facts on the way to the site. Things to consider for those booking this tour.
1. You will be taken to 2-3 sites where they'll be trying to sell you things. Things like jade and pottery. It all seemed pretty authentic goods to me but was very expensive.
2. The wall portion is only about 1.5-2 hours of an otherwise 9-hour day. Enough time to see the sights and hike at least some portion of it but just know it's not a HUGE amount of time.
3. Traffic is very bad both ways. Mostly within and around the city proper. Not outside. Just hope you're among the last to be picked up and first to be dropped off :
4. It was great that they didn't harp on tips. I still tipped since it was a great experience.

Enjoy!

leona.tooley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the most exciting day of my trip to Beijing : The day started with our tour guide, Jackie, meeting us in our hotel foyer. From here, we made our way to the emerald factory. I wasn't too keen on making this stop when I initially booked the tour, but I must admit that it was quite enjoyable! It was fascinating to see the artists in action as they carve up the emerald into an array of statues and souvenirs. There was quite a bit of time spent on the tour bus, but thankfully, Jackie kept us entertained with stories about the Pandas, Chinese traditions, family life etc. Next stop was the great wall. WOW! What a remarkable part of the world! We caught the cable car up and looking back over my shoulder as we creeped up to the wall took my breathe away. It is truly spectacular !! We spent about an hour and a half on the wall itself. Although, I could have spent the whole day there! This was my only criticism of the trip - perhaps a little more time on the wall would have been nice. When you get to Mutianyu, you will be given the option top choose between two cable cars companies. Be sure to go with the company that has the option to toboggan down the hill. The toboggan is a whole lot of fun and highly recommended. Although, you also have the option of returning by cable car if you wish. The lunch provided for us was great and the visit to the Cloisonné factory was an interesting. On the way back to Beijing, Jackie stopped off at a tea house. I wasn't aware this was part of our tour, but it was a welcome addition. I would have had no interest to visit the tea house prior to the tour, but I am so glad we had the chance to stopover here. Here, we were ushered into a private room and learnt about the different types of Chinese tea and how to prepare them. The tea was great and our English speaking host was very knowledgable and entertaining. All up, this was a fantastic tour and I highly recommended it !!!

Rob S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent.
Small goup of about 12.
Guide was friendly and very informative and organised chairlift tickets at the wall for the group to save us queing.
Lunch was included and was very nice and plentiful.
There was the normal shopping stops but these were interesting and there was no pressure to buy.

Wai Ping W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great Tour. In my opinion Mutianyu section is prettier than Badaling section although it is harder to climb. The countryside autumn colour is amazing. My tour guide speaks excellent English and is very attentive. Lunch is well served.

James K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour.

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