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Itinerary

You’ll depart from central Beijing in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, where you’ll settle back to enjoy the views of the Chinese countryside as you make your way to Mutianyu. The group is limited to only 12 people, so you’ll be guaranteed an intimate and personalized experience.

Other sections of the wall are crowded with visitors and often in poor condition, but the quieter, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall has been fully restored. Ascend watchtowers built during the Ming Dynasty for stunning panoramas of the surrounding countryside, covered by thick and fragrant chestnut orchards. You’ll be able to walk at your own pace, admiring the wall as it snakes through the green hills.

With an optional upgrade, you’ll have the chance to take a scenic cable car ride down the wall—or even slide down the ancient barricade by toboggan. Your guide will be on hand to give you background on the history of the wall, from its origins as a barrier to northern invaders to its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day with an authentic local lunch before making your way back to Beijing.

Locations visited
Mutianyu Great Wall
Yanhecheng Great Wall
Pinggu Jiangjunguan Great Wall
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Overview

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is the country’s most famous attraction and it draws an incredible number of visitors. Escape the crowds by exploring the quieter, more picturesque Mutianyu section on this guided, small-group tour, which also includes a tasty authentic Chinese lunch and an optional toboggan ride down the wall.

Highlights
  • A guided, small-group tour of the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Explore at your own pace, with personalized commentary from your guide
  • Take a cable car or toboggan ride down the wall (optional upgrade)
  • Round-trip transportation from central Beijing
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great Wall of China Small-Group

This is an awesome tour because it’s a small group, leaves early and has an excellent tour guide, Emma. I highly recommend Beijing urban adventures and Emma! This section of the great wall is less crowded and steeper so the scenery is more picturesque. Getting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best VIP tour

I’m very lucky because I was the only one who booked the tour on July 31. My birthday. Lily spoiled me a lot and also the driver . We went all the way to Mutianyu and It was one of the best experience of my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Wall Tour

The tour was great, very memorable! Lily our tour guide was very informative and friendly. She knew all the right places at the Wall for great pictures. The lunch that was included was amazing, one of the best meals I had during my entire trip....More

Thank Lucky L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Urban Adventures Great Wall

Brilliant trip for me and partner, small group of 6 of us on the tour. Lily was great and very informative. She even came and picked us up from the wrong hotel we were waiting at (there are 2 sunworld hotels next too each other)....More

Thank mashewmouse
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect Intimate tour of the Great Wall

I was met by Lily who was lovely and very knowledgeable about the local area and the Great Wall itself. I was the only person on the tour which was great as I was afforded a little more flexibility. Unfortunately it was unbearably hot but...More

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Roy R
12 July 2018|
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The tour has an option to cable car up and down or toboggan down for an extra charge . Definitely worth the extra money as you have more time to walk the wall . There are small areas at several of the wall that have seats... More
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We did a day tour to the Great Wall with Urban Adventures. Pick up and drop off was from a specified hotel in the city so I dare say you'd have to make your own way to and from the city.
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