Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full Day Tour including Lunch from Beijing. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This was a brilliant day. Wonderful guide who shared so much. Amazing time walking along the Great Wall. Great lunch. Unexpected tea ceremony and loved ending with a foot massage. Altogether an excellent day.
The great wall of china is one of the best places i've ever been on earth. The Mutianyu place is quite well conserved, have good facilities and the view on the wall is completely awesome. It wasn't crowded and we had to wait like 5 minutes on the lines to go up (cableway) and down (toboggan - a Must do!!!). The tour guide was very kind and had a pretty good english skill. It was almost a private tour, with a mini van with 5 tourists only. The lunch was OK.
If you're about to buy souvenirs on the way down of the wall, use your best bargain and negotiation skills.
Jason was an articulate and informative guide and our trip to see the Great Wall during the peak of the Chinese National Holiday ran smoothly because he was able to plan to maneuver through the day by beginning early to avoid the expected crowds. Lunch, cloisonné and tea visit also included,
Beautiful day, nice tour enjoyed the lunch and factory tour. Definitely take the toboggan/luge ride down. It was great fun.
We had a fantastic time on this tour! We were picked up from our hotel punctually and arrived at the Great Wall very early; it was not busy there at all! I understand that this is a slower time of year to visit the Great Wall, but I did not expect so few people to be there. This is a beautiful section of the wall to visit, just breathtaking views. We were given almost 2 hours to walk around, which was plenty of time. From where you are dropped off, you have the option to walk up to the wall or take a cable car. Definitely take the cable car, it would take way too long to walk. On the way down, you can take the cable car or the mountain luge. We took the luge, which was really fun! After visiting the wall, we were taken to a pottery factory (as expected) with lunch. We were then taken to a tea shop, which was not indicated in the itinerary. But it was nice to enjoy a cup of tea. I'd definitely recommend this tour!
Thank You so much! I'm so glad I went also to Mutianyu, because the scenery was totally astonishing! Weather was also very nice, and I really enjoyed the guide, just so excellent, and also so friendly and so much enthusiasm, I had so much fun!
We have done the tour at the end of May'13 with a guide called Cynthia.
We knew it would be a shared trip but in the end there were two other travellers only.
The Great Wall was amazing and we were given a lot of interesting facts not only about the wall but also about amazing Chinese history. Cynthia tried to teach us also some Chinese letters.
Apart from the Great Wall we were taken to three shops/factories which included jade factory and a tea ceremony place. At first I thought it would be a waste of time but in the end it was actually quite interesting and the people were not pushy to get us to buy things (we did it voluntarily).
In the end a great tour with a great guide.
Jason was a wonderful guide. Trip was everything I expected and more
It was a very nice experience. The guide was very nice, well informed and he gave us a lot of information not only for the Great Wall, but also about current life and customs in China. The driver was careful. When we got to the Great Wall there were very few people and we were able to enjoy the views without the crowds. Going to Mutianyu instead of Badaling is an excellent choice if you want to avoid crowds.
Hi, I am the author of "Moments in Time-a collection of 30 short stories"". I have based many of my 30 stories on overseas experiences. I have travelled a lot. The Great Wall trip is an experience worthy of another story- maybe my next book due to come out in September. It is certainly one of the wonders of the world -a must to see. I thought Viator provided extremely good value for money and the tour guide was most knowledgeable. The trip included transport (driver), tour guide, and a meal. This section of the wall is steep, interesting and currently not a great number of tourists to spoil one's exploration. I recommend this tour.
Enjoyed this day trip out of Beijing. The great wall at Mutianyu is very impressive and our guide, Michael Jingyu, was very good.
Be aware that this trip includes stop at Tourist shops but was still very interesting.
This tour was the best of the tours we did on our China trip. Highly recommended.