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Great Wall Hiking: Small Group

1. Great Wall Hiking: Small Group

your guide will meet you at 8am and then drive to Simatai West. You will start the hiking around 10:30am, and it will take about 3 hours to complete. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning to the city. 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 here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here. 

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour with Lunch

2. Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Beijing city center and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned van to the northeast Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Benefit from the services of a local guide and enjoy a tasty lunch before you decide whether to take the chairlift or brave the long hike of around 4,000 steps to reach the ramparts. Get stunning views of the surrounding forest from the top. Take a closer look at the restored brickwork and watchtowers that helped protect the imperial city and tombs from invasion. Enjoy 3 hours to explore at your own pace. Then, brave the single-rider toboggan ride back down to the foothills and experience this legendary attraction from a different perspective.

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Our tour guide, Emma, is the best tour guide ever. She could have just left us however she followed us through the entire walk on the Great Wall. She is knowledgeable and diligent in sharing with us about the history. She even helped us to take nice and memorable photos! My mum had some difficulties walking however she is patient and we had a good leisure walk. At the end of the Great Wall tour, we had a choice of either taking the chairslide or toboggan. My mum could only take the chairslide and Emma accompanied her while the rest of us four took the toboggan. She was a great company for my mum during the chairslide ride. All in all, we highly recommend Emma for this tour.

What an amazing day! We had wonderfully blue skies and very little wind on our hike from Simatai to Jinshanling. Tau was a fantastic guide. He provided great insight to the wall, region, history, and peoples. He made sure everyone was comfortable with the pace and had plenty of time for photos whenever we liked. Mind you, there are a lot of stairs to climb on this 15 tower trek, but they are doable and so worth it. ADDED BONUS: I didn’t expect too much from the included lunch after reading previous reviews, but it was one of our favorite meals during our stay in China! Highly recommended!

Emma is a fantastic guide who is very friendly and knowledgeable. It takes approximately 2 hours to get to the wall but Emma fills it with knowledge and trivia about China which I found quite enjoyable. The lunch included is great and hearty. Emma was happy to answer any questions we had. Three hours is more than enough to do quite a bit of walking at the wall. My husband and I walked from Tower 6 to 1 and all the way back past 6 to 10. Emma was awesome and I'd definitely recommend booking!

Emma was an excellent guide and our time at the wall was amazing. The wall had very few people and we had great views and pictures. The lunch was good. It is excellent that with this tour you don’t how to useless and time wasting visits.

WOOOW! starting from the tour guide Emma - the group- ending with the dropping was wow. Its so beautiful trip, lunch was very good, they took cared of everything, Lovely! Worth the money and the time.