Great Wall at Mutianyu Tours

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The Great Wall at Mutianyu was fully restored in the 1980s as an alternative to the increasingly popular Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. The Mutianyu section is farther away from Beijing (about an hour and a half by car) than more popular sections, but it's also significantly less busy and features some fun, modern amusements, such as a cable car, chairlift, and toboggan. The long, flat segment—the longest fully restored section open to travelers—winds along heavily forested hilltops with 23 ancient watchtowers dotting the landscape.

The Basics
The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a good option for visitors with a full day to devote to the wall, as well as families looking for not-too-strenuous hiking away from the crowds. Travelers can choose to climb to the top via restored steps equipped with handrails, or opt for a leisurely cable car ride to the highest restored section. From the top of the cable car, visitors can explore the area before hopping back on for a return trip, taking one of the trails leading back down, or continuing east along the wall to the toboggan ride for a slide back to the bottom. The site is often visited with a guide who can help navigate the steeper portions of the wall and offer historical insight, and a trip can be combined with visits to other Beijing attractions, such as the Ming Tombs, the Olympic facilities, or the China Aviation Museum.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This portion of the Great Wall is ideal for families with kids.
  • Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to climb up to the wall.
  • Mutianyu tours from Beijing can last between five and 14 hours.
  • There's little shade on the wall, so be sure to wear sun protection and keep hydrated.

How to Get There
Mutianyu is situated 40 miles (65 km) north of Beijing. Due to a lack of convenient public transportation from the city to Mutianyu Great Wall, it's much easier to visit as part of a guided private tour or small-group tour. Those who wish to visit independently must first get to Dongzhimen, then transfer to Bus 867 to Mutianyu or Bus 916 to Huairou (then take a local minibus to the wall).

When to Get There
The area is open to tourists from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily. Spring and autumn offer mild weather and sparser crowds on the wall than summer, when the Mutianyu section of the wall can get quite hot and crowded. National holidays, particularly National Day in early October and Labor Day in early May, can be especially crowded.

Hiking the Great Wall of China
Adventurous travelers looking for a more in-depth Great Wall experience can opt to hike between Mutianyu and Jiankou. The most popular route starts at the Jiankou section with an hourlong climb up to the wall, followed by about four hours of leisurely walking from the rugged, wild portion of the wall to the well-restored section at Mutianyu. Hike independently or as part of a guided hiking tour.
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Address: Mu Tian Yu Lu,‎ Huai Rou Qu, beijing, China
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Hours: Daily 7:30am–5:30pm
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Admission: 40–45 RMB
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Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Admission Ticket

Lovingly restored, with staggering countryside views, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is one of the most popular stretches of this legendary landmark—so it pays to secure tickets in advance. Skip the ticket lines and gain direct access to this world-class wonder by showing your QR voucher at the entrance: Upgrade to include round-trip travel to the top by cable car.
  • Duration: 1 to 9 hrs
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Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Cable Car Tickets

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a famously beautiful restored section of the Great Wall. But with thousands of steps to climb to the 2099-foot (640-meter) hilltop, the cable car is a very popular option. Beat the lines at the ticket office by securing tickets in advance: choose between a one-way ride to the top or a round-trip journey. Please note: tickets do not include admission to the Great Wall.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

Enhance your experience of one of China’s greatest architectural feats on a small-group tour to the Great Wall of China from Beijing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the ancient Mutianyu section of the wall and ascend Ming Dynasty watchtowers for panoramic vistas of the spectacular surrounding scenery. Descend by cable car or on an exhilarating toboggan ride; revitalize with a delicious Chinese meal; and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation to Beijing. Experience an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 12.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Combo Package: Beijing City Tour and Great Wall at Mutianyu w/Lunch

Discover Beijing’s top attractions like the Summer Palace, and visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, on this 2-day tour. It’s the ideal way to save time if you’re only in Beijing for a short time and want to experience as much as possible, while still traveling in comfort. Lunch is provided, and you won’t have any language barriers as you’ll have a guide to translate.
  • Duration: 2 days
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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), both UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a full-day private tour from Beijing. The Great Wall of China is one of the most popular attractions in China, yet the Mutianyu section attracts fewer visitors, which means you get a less crowded experience of this world-famous landmark. Then learn about the history of the majestic Summer Palace as you stroll through its lavish gardens, sprinkled with temples and other eye-catching features. Includes guide, lunch, entrance fees, Great Wall cable car ticket, private vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Half-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour including Round Way Cable Car or Toboggan

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private 5-hour hiking tour on the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Cable car, chair lift, and toboggan ride included, as well as round-trip private transportation from your hotel in Beijing. Choose between morning and afternoon departure to fit your schedule.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Beijing Layover Tour: PEK Airport to Mutianyu Great Wall

Even if you’ve only got a layover in Beijing, check off one of the true wonders of the world on a visit to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Choose between a private, transport-only transfer and an all-inclusive package with English-speaking guide, local lunch, entrance fees, and tickets to the toboggan and/or the cable car.
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Private Beijing Day Trip: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs

Take a private tour to two monumental UNESCO World Heritage Sites located near Beijing: the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and Ming Tombs. Your experienced guide takes you to the less-crowded Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which offers superb viewing of historical and architectural features, along with sweeping views of the surroundings. Continue to the Ming Tombs, the royal burial complex for the emperors of the Ming Dynasty, and visit either the Sacred Way, Chang Ling Tomb or Ding Ling Tomb during your tour.
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Beijing Day Trip of Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs by Bus

Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Ming Tombs, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites that can be reached on a day trip from Beijing. First head to the Ming Tombs, the complex of tombs for Ming dynasty emperors. Then continue to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall to enjoy a visit to this world-famous landmark without the crowds. Enjoy spectacular views of the Great Wall after walking or taking the cable car up the mountain. Includes lunch and stops at a jade and tea shop.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private All-Inclusive Day Trip to Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City

This amazing and worry free day trip of Beijing will take you to see all the top attractions in Beijing, including Great Wall of Mutianyu, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City. An authentic Chinese lunch, attraction entrance fee, cable car or toboggan fee on the Great Wall, private guide and transfer service are all inclusive!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China offers unparalleled views from its restored watchtowers. Travel there by minivan from your hotel and hike for 40 minutes, or opt to take the cable car or chair lift up and a toboggan down. Lunch and a visit to the Summer Palace are included on this small-group tour from Beijing.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Great Wall Fancier's Day Tour: 3 Sections of Great Wall Visiting

Many travelers assume that once they’ve seen one section of the Great Wall of China, they’ve seen it all, not realizing that each section is distinctive. Visit three of the world wonder’s most impressive sections on a private, self-guided 9-hour tour of the Huanghuacheng, Xiangshuihu, and Mutianyu sections from Beijing. Relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off and enjoy hiking through the lush landscapes that surround each part of the Great Wall.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Great Wall Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu

Explore the Great Wall of China from Jiankou to Mutianyu on a full-day tour from Beijing. Enjoy great views and a firsthand experience of the this remote section of the Great Wall. Walk with your guide for about five hours, a moderately challenging walk that ensures a memorable experience of this world famous monument that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
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All-Inclusive Private Day Trip to Mutianyu and Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall

On 9-hour this private tour, combine visits to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and the Huanghucheng Waterside Great Wall with transportation in between. Ride a cable car or ski lift to the top of the wall and spend two hours hiking, then take a toboggan down. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off within Beijing's 4th Ring Road included.
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Mutianyu Great Wall Private Day Tour with Transfer in Beijing

Check out the Great Wall of China's Mutianyu section on this 6-hour independent tour from Beijing. With transportation and entrance fee included, you don't have to worry about how to get to the wall but will be able to walk it on your own, without a guide. The hike can be challenging at times while you climb from the floor of the valley to the top rampart, but you're rewarded with views of the wall running for miles across the tree-covered landscape. (The cable car, shuttle bus, or toboggan to go up and down, if you wish, are at your own expense.)
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Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing

Visit the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, two Ming Dynasty-era World Heritage-listed sites near Beijing. Your private guide provides a personalized experience as you take in the Chang Ling Tomb, an impressive royal burial complex for the Yongle Emperor, then head to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, renowned for its Ming Dynasty-era guard towers. Considered two of China’s most famous sites, the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall at Mutianyu showcase amazing engineering and artistry from centuries ago.
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Mutianyu Great Wall Private Day Tour with English Driver

Enjoy the flexibility of a private driver/guide on this tour of the Mutianyu Great Wall, a popular stretch that’s less crowded than Badaling. Savor sweeping views across the hills as you hike on this UNESCO World Heritage site—or choose to ride the cable car or toboggan. Tour includes round-trip transportation from your accommodation, the train station, or even the airport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Mutianyu Great Wall Day Trip from Beijing

Escape bustling Beijing for a day at one of the less-crowded sections of the Great Wall on this private trip. Travel to the Mutianyu section of wall, originally built in the 6th century. Ascend by cable car and enjoy ample time to walk between the parapets, admiring the watchtowers and views before descending by cable car or the toboggan track. Entrance fees, lunch, and cable car and toboggan upgrade available.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal

If you have a layover in Beijing, use your time to see the city's highlights on this private, 9-hour tour. Hit Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall in a full day, maximizing your time by traveling in a private vehicle. Pickup and drop-off according to your flight schedule at Beijing International Airport, lunch included.
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Full-day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing

With just one day in Beijing, this full-day coach tour crams in some of the city’s most impressive sights. Marvel at the ancient wonder of the Mutianyu Great Wall, explore the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, and visit Tiananmen Square, as well as enjoying a delicious Chinese lunch and traditional tea ceremony.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Beijing Private Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall by English Speaking Driver with Layover Option

Thinking about a stop in Beijing for a quick visit to the Great Wall? Well, Mutianyu tour with us is the solution you’re looking for. Taken as the most beautiful site of the Great Wall at home and abroad, Mutianyu is only 1-hour and half drive away from the Beijing Capital Airport. Mutianyu trip will give you the unique experience of visiting the world wide famous Great Wall and slide down its hills.
  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
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Half Day All-inclusive Private Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and China Dream Stone from Beijing

See the Great Wall and so much more on this door-to-door private tour that takes you to one very special spot that only locals know. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, then ride the cable car up and toboggan down. Next, experience the blissful karst landscapes of China Dream Stone, savor a Chinese lunch, and enjoy a photo stop at the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing by Bus with Lunch

Regardless of how much time you have in Beijing, a visit to the Great Wall of China is a must. Travel to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the best-preserved and least-crowded section of the wall, on a stress-free day trip from Beijing. Spend ample time exploring the ancient World Wonder and listen to guide commentary designed to enhance your experience. Lunch is included and an early start means you’ll avoid the midday crowds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch

Venture out of Beijing to see the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and visit the Summer Palace on this comprehensive full-day tour. Walk around the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China for an awe-inspiring time at this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, take in the lush environs of the Summer Palace with a stroll through the imperial gardens. Snap photos of the lake, temples and marble boat as you learn about this important site from your guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small Group Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs Tour with Cable Car and Lunch

Spend a wonderful day discovering the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section and the underground palace at Ming Tombs on this shared tour. You will have a professional English speaking guide and minivan as the ride. All entrance fees and an authentic Chinese lunch are included. Group size is limited to 12 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Great Wall at Mutianyu Tour with Picnic and Wine

Enjoy an exceptional full-day tour to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, complete with a gourmet picnic inside an ancient tower — a Viator Exclusive that cannot be booked anywhere else. With a private small group limited to 10 people, follow your guide up the Great Wall while hearing insightful commentary about this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your lunch features tasty local dishes and sparkling wine that you enjoy while gazing at the views. Upon your return to Beijing, have the option to get dropped off at the amazing 798 Art Zone.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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