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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

  • 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)
Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing
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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

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.

What to Expect

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.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Enjoyable experience with Lily

Everything about the experience was great. The section of the wall made for great photos except there are a lot of tourists in this section. That is my only complaint. However, I was able to miraculously get some selfie shots of a snaking section of...More

Thank paradizzle
Reviewed 1 week ago
The PERFECT Great Wall Tour!

STOP searching. THIS is the tour you are looking for! I must have spent hours searching for the right tour for me. I knew I didn't want anything gimmicky - definitely no shopping - and I wanted to be in a smaller group. I also...More

Thank Chelsie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyable Mutyanyu Great Wall tour with Emma, highly recommended!

August 2018, a gorgeous blue-skies day and - without exaggeration - a perfect Great Wall tour to match! A dynamic small group of only four of us was led on this day by the enthusiastic and veritably indefatigable Emma. If you have limited time in...More

Thank WorldperksForever
Reviewed 14 August 2018 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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UA_PEK, Manager at Beijing Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customer : Thank you so much for your long review. And give us details and suggestions. Walking down from Tower 14 to 6 is the most easiest way to explore Mutianyu section of Great wall. During the high season for domestic tourists - July,...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 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

Thank Jess G
UA_PEK, Manager at Beijing Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear VIP customer: Sounds like you had nice birthday day with our team! Cheers! Visiting great wall of China is once a lifetime thing, we are glad you had a nice one! We do have departures everyday, But for a private tour requires some luck!...More

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12 July 2018|
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Response from Hessler | Reviewed this property |
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
15 June 2018|
Response from HolidayKat_86 | Reviewed this property |
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.