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From Beijing: Half-Day Great Wall at Mutianyu Hiking Tour

Product ID: 116770
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If you are a first-time visitor to Beijing who wants to see the highlights of the Great Wall without too much exertion, this tour of the Great Wall at Mutianyu is for you!
About this activity
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up is available for round-way price: US$35. If your hotel is near the airport (PEK), round-way price: US$45. Please specify at the time of your booking.

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  • Hike up the most fully-restored Great Wall section at Mutianyu
  • Enjoy a peaceful time and be amazed by the Great Wall
  • Avoid hiking up and walking back down the mountain with over 800 steps by taking a cable car or a toboggan
  • Get free drinking water at the Refreshments Kiosk at the foot of the Great Wall
  • Have a delicious local lunch at the foot of Wall
Full description
After pick-up by your guide at your hotel, make the 1.5-hour drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Have a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

You'll then have two options for travelling up and down the wall: round-trip cable car or chairlift, or by toboggan. Take 7 minutes to reach the top of the wall (instead of the 45 minutes it takes to go by foot up the steps!). The cable car ascends to and descends from the 14th watchtower, from where you can walk east to the 23rd watchtower, the most beautiful part of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. The cable car will take you to the 6th watch tower - recommended for those in great physical condition, as the hike to the 23rd watchtower from the 6th is more difficult. Spend the day exploring this truly extraordinary Wall that has captured the imagination of the world for centuries.

After returning to the foot of the Great Wall, you'll be transferred back to your hotel for an approximately 6:00 PM arrival.
  • Entrance fees to the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Transportation between your Beijing hotel and the Great Wall
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Drinking water on the Great Wall
  • Shuttle bus transfer service from the gate to the foot of the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Round-trip cable car or round-trip chairlift and toboggan (If you want to take one way cable car and one way chairlift or toboggan, you need to pay the price difference ¥100 per person at your own expense)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities to the tour guide and driver (optional and usually ¥30 - 50 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• You'll be a part of a small group with maximum 6 people
• The hotel pick-up and drop off area is within the fourth ring road of Beijing
• This is not a shopping tour
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Product ID: 116770