Unlike other sections of the wall that are crowded by tourists and vendors (especially Badaling Great Wall), this section of the Great Wall is rather tranquil, and the stones are hundreds of years old. The views are some of the most breathtaking ones that you'll see all around China.
Meet the tour guide at 07:30 a.m. at Exit C of Subway Station Zhang Zi Zhong Lu on Line 5, and head up to the entrance of Mutianyu Great Wall. It takes an average of 2 hours to get there on the bus, and 3 hours on the Great Wall. Cable car or toboggan is accessible, but not included in this tour.
You'll enjoy your free time on the Great Wall. Walk on your own pace and take your time to take photos and enjoy the atmosphere. As the most popular fun trip of Great Wall around Beijing, it will show you both Mutianyu Great Wall and part of the wild un-restored part at Jiankou Great Wall if you explore more. You can also take the cable car to go directly from the entrance to the 14th tower and get down the same way, just be noted that the cable car ticket is not included in this tour. It is the best place for keen photographers along the wall. The hiking is moderate because you need to return to where you start to meet again the tour guide, which allows you to walk as much as you can.
This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers. This section of the wall is partly wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here.
You'll meet the tour guide again at the entrance and have a lavish Chinese lunch in a special restaurant. Dishes are served on a round rolling table and all the guests sit around it, sharing all the food. The tour finishes after the lunch.
Furthermore, you will NOT be taken into any jade factory or souvenir store to shop. This is completely a NO-SHOPPING tour.
Meeting Time: 07:30 a.m. (from the meeting point)
Return Time: 16:30 (drop-off in downtown Beijing)
Professional English speaking guide;
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle;
Cable car or toboggan fee at MutianyuGreat Wall;
Hotel pickup and drop-off;
Beijing Downtown Travel Service Co., Ltd.