This day tour will show you the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which connects Juyongguan Pass in the west and the Gubeikou section of Great Wall in the east. This part is beautiful and has fewer tourists than at other sites.
What to Expect
On this full-day tour, you will be collected by your guide and driver from your hotel around 07:30-08:00. From there, you will drive along the Sacred Way, also known as the Changling Sacred Way, to approach the Changling Tomb. Along the way, you will see a number of sites of interest and beauty, including the Stone Tablet Archway, Great Red Gate, Tablet Pavilion, ornamental columns, stone figures, and the Lingxin Gate.
Lunch will be served at a jade carving artistic center, and you will have time to visit the jade factory. In the afternoon, continue to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Besides its strategically-important location and compact layout, the Mutianyu section is famous for the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area. The wall presents different aspects of beauty over the four seasons. Flowers bloom all over the mountains in spring, grasses dress the hillside green in summer, trees are laden with sweet fruits in autumn. October is particularly beautiful, when the leaves turn red and yellow, touching the mountain tops with gold. In winter, the wall is covered by snow, increasing its magnificence.
At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Beijing, and you can visit a traditional Chinese silk center on the way. Then the tour guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel by 18:00.
- English-speaking tour guide
- Air-conditioned tour van or bus
- Hotel pick-up service
- Hotel drop off service
- Chinese lunch
- Entrance tickets to the attractions as listed in the itinerary
What's Not Included
- Great Wall cablecar