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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.
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 !!!
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.
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.
Great Tour. Our Tour guide was lovely and informative. Lunch was really good and the cable car up and toboggan ride down were a pleasant surprise. Would definitely recommend this trip!
When (at last) arriving at the Wall the site is very beautiful and peaceful, BUT 5 hours transportation each way is TO MUCH!
I would recommend using the subway out to the city limit and from there travel with bus.
Awesome Awesome tour. William our guide was fantastic. I was only in Beijing for two days and my only recommendation to people doing this tour is to plan on your calves being sore as this part of the wall has a lot less people but a lot more steps. Because of rain/drizzle safety issue to use then the toboggan was closed when we went the length and then came back where we started to access the cable car. My iPhone said I did the equivalent to 90 floors! Would not have missed this for the world though.
excellent, Jacky the tour guide was informative and fun - coach was comfortable and a great lunch supplied
would do this tour again without hesitation, thank you - best day of holiday!
Amazing tour. I arranged this tour on a short notice - less than 24 hours - and everything worked fine. The guide was very knowledgeable and nice. Great lunch. I really recommend.
United States of America
Yes, it was well worth the amount of money I paid for the trip. The tour guide took us walking the whole section of the Mutianyu wall. Spent about 3 to 4 hours hiking and taking pictures of the wall. We also got to ride the toboggan down which was a highlight. They pick me up at my hotel and dropped me off after the tour.
Great trip to the great wall. Our tour guide, Maria was great too. We took the chair lift up and the tobagon ride down. We only had one day in Beijing and chose the Great Wall tour. We were not disappointed. Maria also recommended a dinner place, Dadong, to have Peking duck. It was yummy.
The tour was great. Our guide gave us good guidelines to follow once we were in the Great Wall which helped a lot maximise our time to see a great part of the Wall. Lunch was very good.
I really enjoyed my tour to the Great Wall. The tour guide was informative and pleasant. The lunch was tasty and plentiful. The only part I didn't care for was being taken to various shopping spots. After the information given about the product or the tea ceremony. ...I felt pressure to buy.
The wall is fantastic. The tour was excellent, very well organised and a very knowledgeable guide.
Jason is what really made this one of the most unforgettable tours ever!! He was so informative and just spectacular.
The tour gave us plenty of time at all the locations. I highly recommend this tour to an other.
The tour to Mutianyu was amazing. It was also nice to visit the jade factory and take a look at the amazing handmade sculptures. The icing on the cake was the tea tasting to finish the tour. We learn a lot of things.
Jacky was a very entertaining guide and gave us a lot of tips during the visit. I wish there could be more guides like him. I would definitely recommend that tour to everyone.
This tour was a lot of fun and made it effortless to see everything described on the itinerary. The Mutianyu section was empty when we arrived (many people showed up at around 11 when we were on our way to the exit). It was beautiful viewing the autumn scenery and the tobaggan slide was great!
The tour was absolutely amazing and everything that I hoped for!
Make sure you ride the lift up and then the tobagan down the slopes!
We went to a pearl market, then hit the great wall for about 2 hours, then had lunch, and went to some tea place afterwards.
The tour guide "Jackie" was entertaining and we enjoyed every minute at the Great Wall.
This is an amazing tour and an amazing tour guide, he is a true guide, allows the group to explore on their own and plenty of time to see and do it all. He is funny, informative and truly the perfect person for this tour. I highly recommend taking this tour. Amazing!