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Escape the crowds around the Great Wall of China and visit the ancient Mutianyu section on a full-day sightseeing tour from Beijing. Accompanied by a guide, learn the history behind the 6th-century 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). An authentic Chinese lunch and convenient, round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel are also included.

Highlights

  • Experience the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the nearby Cloisonne enameling factory
  • Enjoy a Chinese-style lunch
  • Take advantage of plenty of photo opportunities
  • Learn the history behind the Great Wall from an English-speaking guide
  • Relax with convenient 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. Upon arriving at the Great Wall of China, listen as your guide offers an engaging narrative about China’s most impressive engineering feat. 

Begin your ascent of more than 1,400 steps to the top of the section and marvel at verdant valleys, ancient watchtowers and preserved parapets as you climb. Snap photographs at the summit and take in the scenery, free from the disruption of large crowds.

Refuel with a traditional Chinese lunch after your 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

Carolyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour and plenty of time to walk on the wall. Mutianyu is a great section of the wall to go to as it is not crowded. Lunch was great and also enjoyed the tea ceremony.

Nomi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Gail was an amazing guide, so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and a budding photographer it seems! The tour itself was super fun, and exploring the wall while learning of its history made it more interesting. Tobogganing down from the top of the wall was a great way to cap off the experience.

Graham Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent day! Jackie Li was very informative and has a great sense of humour. I recommend him to would-be travellers.

Victor Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Stavrosj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Christine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Walton T. C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the experience of a lifetime. Our guide was most informative and entertaining and everything went according to schedule. We were picked up and delivered to our hotel as per advertised. The tour was GREAT.

Louis F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was great despite traffic to and from Mutianyu. But even better was the tour guide. Very flexible. Very funny. Very knowledgeable. And kept up with us the whole way we opted to walk up to the Wall rather than take the cable car. His name was Gau sp? although pronounced in American English as Goo and he really made the trip.

Julie R A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We highly recommend this tour. Seven people were on the tour. We were picked up at our hotels in a very comfortable van with an excellent driver. Mark was our guide, and he was very pleasant, upbeat, and capable. We drove to Mutianyu stopping at a jade factory on the way, which took about 2 1/2 hours interesting scenery. The only extra cost in the day was an optional one that was well worth it - 100 Yuan to take the cable car ski lift up to the Great Wall and then toboggan down or we could have taken the cable car down, but tobogganing was much more fun. On a different tour I took the next week, I heard that the Great Wall cable car was out of service one day, and I'm so glad it wasn't the day we were there. Hiking to the Great Wall in the heat would have left us with little time and energy to be on the Wall. As it was, our tour guide gave us about 90 minutes on our own to take the cable car, hike along the wall, and then meet at the bottom. Hiking along the wall - steep steps and all - was an unforgettable experience. After that, we walked a short distance to a nice restaurant where our food was all ready and was delicious. We had a room for the seven of us. We drove back to Beijing and stopped at a tea business before being dropped back off at our hotel. Be prepared for slow traffic everywhere. This was an excellent tour.

Lashonda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing tour! Lots of walking and it was chilly at the Wall however, everything was great. The guide was fab, he gave a lot of details. If you are unable to walk a ton of stairs this might not be the tour for you. Wear sneakers and bring water because you will get a great workout. Take the tour that provides the toboggan down, it was so much fun! Well worth the extra money.

The jade factory had a lot of expensive choices but you could find some reasonable items if you asked without fear of sounding cheap. me

Lunch was traditional and tasty. We were the only ones in the restaurant so the food was fresh and hot. The tea house was informative but be prepared to spend top dollar for the products.

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