This one day tour gives you the opportunity to visit Beijing’s world-famous Great Wall at Mutianyu in a day from Guangzhou.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Guangzhou airport for your flight to Beijing. Your flight number will be given after the tour is confirmed. Upon arrival at the Beijing airport, your expert local guide will escort you to a comfortable, private vehicle to experience all that Beijing has to offer in a day.
Your guide will then take you to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Did you know that the Great Wall is the longest piece of architecture in the world, stretching from east China’s coast to west China’s desert? As you stand on the top tower and look at the wall snaking its way across the tops of the mountains, it’s incredible to imagine that once these walls protected the Chinese empire’s land from different invaders. This specific section of the wall was built in order to defend not only the capital, but also the imperial tombs lying in close proximity.
The Great Wall at Muyianyu, located in Beijing’s Huairou County about 70km from Beijing’s city center, is one of the lesser-visited parts of the Great Wall, but still restored enough for pleasant climbing. There is a cable car up, and there is also a tobbogan ride down, these are optional. The wall here is surrounded by amazing forests and greenery as far as the eye stretches.
After this, enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch you will have chance to visit the Cloisonne factory near the Great Wall. One of the traditional arts and crafts in Beijing of China, Cloisonné, whose history can be dated back to over 500 years ago, is well-known traditional enamelware. It is actually called the "Blue of Jingtai" as blue is the dominant colour adopted for enamelling and cloisonné became prevalent during the reign of Jingtai (1450--1456) in the Ming dynasty. Owing to the brilliant color and splendid designs, cloisonné has been highly appraised at home and abroad. Regarding the making of cloisonné, it involves quite elaborate and complicated processes: base-hammering, soldering, enamel-filling, enamel firing, polishing and gilding.
From here, hop back in your vehicle for the transfer to your hotel in Beijing or to the airport in time for your return flight to Guangzhou.
- One way or round-trip flights from Guangzhou to Beijing depends on which option you choose
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle in Beijing
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Meal as per the itinerary
What's Not Included
- Additional snacks and drinks
- Cable car fee
- Gratuities (optional)
- Transfer service in Guangzhou