“If you fail to reach the Great Wall, you’re not a man.”(不到长城非好汉) This is a famous quotation made by China’s Chairman Mao. The Great Wall being one of the “Eight Wonders of the Ancient World” is a must-see attraction to every tourist and travelers. The Great Wall is divided into many sections. Some sections are highly sort-out for by tourists. Let’s take a look at the sections and see which one is ideal for you.
The Great Wall at Mutianyu is the best choice for a novice visitor to Beijing who wants a time-saving, memorable experience and who wants to catch a perfect glimpse of the Great Wall in a comfortable way.
Great Wall section at Mutianyu is fully-restored with beautiful scenery.
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is unique in that it has a better architecture. It is less crowded and compared to other sections has more watch towers. Your time here will be enjoyable and free from strife.
Unlike the traditional by foot method of ascending the mountain via stairway (800 in total), the cable car (or toboggan) is the most ideal way of going up and down of the mountain. This not only makes the visit less tedious but also saves time.
90% of the surrounding area is covered by the greens of pines and cypresses which makes the scenery beautiful and fresh-looking all year round.
A unique Great Wall hiking experience escorted by a professional expert guide
EXCURSION CHINA Refreshments Kiosk at the foot of the Great Wall at Mutianyu provides to our customers bottled water and hiking equipment free of charge.
Guide, Driver, Vehicle, and Customer Service Support
Guide: Your licensed guide is not just friendly and fluent in English but also has many years of tour guide experienced which is much better than a normal tour guide.
Driver: with more than 5 years of driving experience, your ride will just be perfect with one of our reliable and licensed local driver
Vehicle: Our ample spaced vehicles are fully equipped with GPS facilities, superfast free in-car Wi-Fi and are air-conditioned (max: 7 seats).
Mr orange Beijing Office: Our Beijing office provides a 24-7 customer service. There is always backup in case of unforeseen circumstances.
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and have lunch at a nice local restaurant Mutianyu Great Wall Store
Your guide will be waiting for you in the hallway of your hotel. It will be easy to indentify your guide as He/she will be holding a placard with your name. Your guide will direct you to the tour car from where the driver will drive you and your guide straight to the Great Wall section at Mutianyu. This ride should take about 1½ hours. You can enjoy the rest of your lunch at A local restaurant.
Good to know:
The day before your tour date, you are advised to find more details about your tour guide and pick up time via this site: track-your-trip.html. All information will be updated only 24 hours ahead of your tour date. If you failed in getting the information, please try to contact your travel advisor.
Usually a day before your tour around 7:00 pm, your EXCURSION CHINA guide will call you to confirm the departure time. If you don’t answer, your guide will leave a message for you at the front desk. Please we suggest you check with the front desk for this confirmation. If you’ve neither received a message nor a call after 8:00pm, contact the EXCURSION CHINA Beijing Office on13910694045. Our Beijing office offers 24-7 customer services. We will do our best to solve assist you.
We strongly suggest you wear comfortable hiking shoes the day of the tour.
Make sure you have Lunch before the hiking commences.
Mountain weather may change, so we strongly suggest you prepare well for these changes. Remember this part of the Great Wall has no shops.
If you need a private airport transfer service, we can arrange for that. Private airport transfer service cost from 18 USD p/p.
Unlike other agents who’s vehicles can’t go to foot of the great wall, we can drive own vehicles foot of the Great Wall to save your precious time if we have lunch at the A local restaurant.
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu (including cable car or toboggan)
Upon arrival at EXCURSION CHINA Refreshment Kiosk which is located at the foot of the Great Wall, customers may collect some bottled water and a walking pole before taking a shuttle bus to the Mutianyu tourist area.
You can select one of the three options available for ascending up the wall: cable car, chair lift, or by foot. You can decide which option you prefer when you arrive. If you choose to go by cable car or the chair lift it will take seven minutes to reach the top of the Wall. Unlike the first two options, the third option is tedious and takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the top of the wall. Nonetheless, walking has a health benefit. You can walk in the tree-shades while enjoying the fresh mountain air.
From the 14th watchtower, walk east to the 23rd watchtower on the most beautiful part of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Then you could walk back to the sixth watchtower and take a toboggan down the mountain which is fun. (You could also choose to stop at the 14th watchtower and take the cable car down the mountain at no extra cost or opt to travel back down by foot).
Good to know:
In order to avoid early morning crowds and traffic congestion, we arrange our tours in the afternoon.
We suggest you take a cable car (or toboggan) up and down the mountain. This is less tiring and saves you time.
Hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Return to Beijing
After descending to the foot of the Great Wall, your guide will direct you to take a shuttle bus to the parking lot. From there, your driver will transferred back to your hotel at approximately at around 6:00 pm.
Good to know:
In case you plan to leave Beijing after your day tour, we advise you to check out from your hotel before departure. You will be transferred to the airport or train station straight after the tour. This will safe you much time. It takes about an hour from the City Centre to the airport. For domestic flights, you will need to be at the airport 1½ hours before boarding. For international flights a much longer time is needed usually 2½ hours. During our tour booking, we suggest you to inform us if you plan to travel straight after your tour. This will enable us to make necessary arrangements accordingly.
We provide private airport / train station to transfer (price from 18 USD p/p).
Adults (age>12) Children (age 2-12) Infant (age<2)
99USD 88USD free
This tour is available daily, guaranteed departure. You’ll be a part of a small group with maximum 6 person.
Entrance fees to the Great Wall at Mutianyu
Transportation between your Beijing hotel and the Great Wall
Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant
English-speaking mountain tour guide service
Snacks and drinking water on the Great Wall
Shuttle bus transfer service from the Gate of the Great Wall at Mutianyu to the foot of the Great Wall
Round-trip cable car (or toboggan) up and down the mountain
Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 – 100 per person for your tour guide, CNY 25 – 50 per person for your driver). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.
Airport transfer. Click here to book airport transfer service. (price from 18 USD p/p.)
This is a daily tour with guarantee departure. Our tours are usually tailored to meet the needs of our customers. We prefer to work with smaller groups of at most 6 people.
- Entrance fees to the Great Wall at Mutianyu
- Transportation between your Beijing hotel and the Great Wall
- English-speaking mountain tour guide service
- Snacks and drinking water on the Great Wall
- Shuttle bus transfer service from the Gate of the Great Wall at Mutianyu to the foot of the Great Wall
- Round-trip cable car (or toboggan) up and down the mountain
- Personal expenses.
Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 – 100 per person for your tour guide, CNY 25 – 50 per person for your driver). It is not mandatory but would be highly appreciated by them.
Mr orange Cancellation Policy for Beijing Tours
If we can’t respect the contract because of some unanticipated circumstances like war, flood, typhoon, fire, strikes, storm, earthquake, or any other unforeseen conditions, we will do our very best to inform the customers on the next possible opportunity and offer the best possible solutions. In this case the bill will be settled as follows;
- Up to 7 days before departure: 100% shall be refunded, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
- From 3 to 7 days before departure: 90% shall be refunded. Penalties incurred on hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable are excluded. All penalties will be itemized.
- Within 3 days before departure: No refund.
Once the tour commences, we are unable to make any refunds for cancelled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
- For groups of more than 10 people: This is a special case and may vary from case to case. We highly recommend you contact your travel advisor regarding the cancellation policy for your group.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off area
The hotel pick-up and drop-off area should be within the fourth ring road of Beijing. Your travel advisor will notify you of any extra cost you’ll be charged due to distance travelled beyond the fourth ring road of Beijing.
What Makes Us Different
- Our guide and driver are not only friendly, reliable and trust-worthy but are as well experienced and licensed professionals.
- With over 8 years of touring the Great Wall, we provide relevant, reliable and optimized first class services.
- We tailor our tours to meet the needs of our customers. That’s why several thousand satisfied customers per year vouch for our ability to do things their way.
- We offer trekking poles, water, hip bag, GPS, first aid kit, or walkie-talkie to our customers FREE OF CHARGE.
- We have a strong record for unbeatable flexibility with No Shopping detours! No Hidden Costs! And Great Value for Money!
- We are the first China travel agency to offer NO SHOPPING on all our tour itineraries.
- We might not be offering the cheapest tour prices but our excellent services go beyond every measure to give our customers a satisfying, enjoyable and most memorable tour.