Passe um dia inesquecível no imperdível destino da China: a Grande Muralha da China, e explore uma seção menos frequentada da Muralha em Mutianyu. Teste sua resistência ao caminhar até a muralha, como um viajante mongol. Esteja preparado para vistas espetaculares da muralha do outro lado das cadeias montanhosas. Enquanto caminha até o topo do vale pode parecer cansativo, os seus esforços serão recompensados com vistas majestosas da antiga Muralha, estendendo-se por quilômetros de terreno montanhoso.
The trip was exactly as described. Comfortable ride in a coach bus to and from the Wall, and 3 hours to walk it on our own. Plus decent lunch. Good organization and communication by our guide Nancy. Thankfully no time spent on shopping stops.
This is a great tour for the price and if you are someone that wants to just go off and explore the Great Wall without getting all of the history tid-bits along the way. I liked that it was a no-nonsense tour that only stopped for the restroom on the way up and got you to the wall long enough for you to be able to explore for 3.5 hours or so. If you are a history buff and want to know everything there is to know then maybe dont take this tour, or study up beforehand : Also, lunch was delicious!
Highly recommended for the solo business traveller with limited sightseeing time, and who does not wish to be conscripted into compulsory tours of crafts factories or shopping outlets. Home-style cooking with shared platters was a welcome and refreshing change from the more fast-food like lunch options we saw other tour groups taking at the same location. A bonus at the end of the tour was when our tour bus got snarled in traffic on the way into Beijing, the tour guides hailed a taxi for me, instructed the taxi driver to take me to my hotel and gave me cash to pay the driver when we got there. Great service - oh, and the Great Wall at Mutianyu was a not-to-be-missed experience in and of itself.
Ne pas hésiter à contacter l'agence la veille pour lui demander l'heure à laquelle on passera vous chercher.
Un minibus vient vous chercher à l'hôtel et vous mène vers un bus plus grand. Le groupe total comprend un peu plus d'une vingtaine de personnes de toutes nationalités confondues. La ou le guide parle en anglais.
Le trajet dure un peu plus de deux heures avec une pause technique au milieu. Les explications sur la visite se font pendant le voyage en car, en anglais.
La guide nous accompagne jusqu'à l'entrée du site. L'entrée du site est comprise dans le forfait mais pas la remontée mécanique jusqu'à la grande muraille je conseille de prendre cette remontée, vous aurez encore l'occasion de bien grimper une fois sur la muraille. Un rendez-vous nous est fixé trois heures après au restaurant. La visite de la grande muraille s'effectue donc en quartier libre. En août, on croise bien sûr pas mal d'autres touristes sur cette section du mur mais en nombre raisonnable ce n'est pas la foule comme à badaling. Au restaurant, le repas est bon et copieux. La boisson n'est pas comprise mais le prix est raisonnable. Après le restaurant, retour à Pékin en milieu d'après-midi. Il n'y a pas d'arrêt surprise dans un magasin de souvenir ou de vases, comme avec d'autres groupe. Vous pouvez au choix descendre à un arrêt de métro ou vous faire reconduire à votre hôtel plus long.
En résumé, ce tour est idéal pour un aller et retour à la grande muraille loin de la foule et sans se prendre la tête. Pris à l'hôtel, déposé en ville ou à l'hôtel, bon rapport qualité prix, pas d'escale piégeuse chez un marchand de tapis. Il ne faut juste pas s'attendre à une visite guidée.
I was traveling solo after a business trip to HK, and decided to make it to Beijing to see the Great Wall. As private tours to Mutianyu were pricing at 155 and up, I decided to save about 90 by taking a group tour to the Great Wall.
The tour guide, Monique, called my hotel the evening prior and advised me to meet at the lobby at 7:10 am. I was promptly at the lobby and around 7:30 am the guide came to meet me. I joined several travelers already on the bus, a mix of foreign visitors and Chinese visitors. We continued to pick up tour participants for another hour or so.
So around 8:30 am, we had all participants and headed off to Mutianyu. We had about 40 people on the bus. Monique made the announcements in Chinese and English, and proceed to collect from those who had not paid in advance. I noted that the Viator price was about 20 higher than what others had paid, but expected that.
We got to Mutianyu around 10:30 am, and oddly had to get out of the bus for a bit and get back on the bus after the gates. Something about our vehicle being too large...so we got to the ticket booth for the cable car around 10:50 am, and Monique announced that we had 3 hours, and lunch would be back at a restaurant near the parking lot at 1:50 pm. So that gave us 3 hours to head up and down for the hike.
One thing that was not explicitly mentioned as an exclusion in the Viator listing was the cable car ride for 100 RMB. It was also not mentioned as an inclusion, so no big deal.
Hike is on your own, so after the cable car I went from Tower 14 to Tower 21 and back. Enough time and got back around 1:00 pm, could probably have gone to Tower 23 and back in time but it was a hot day. Lunch was at Mr. Yang, Chinese food family style I shared the table with a Chinese family and food was not bad. Around 2:50, we departed and got back to Beijing around 4:30.
Tour went as expected, I specifically chose this tour because there were no vendor stops.