At about 7-8 am your English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel/hostel (with the 3rd Ring circle), and from there we will make the approximate one-hour drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall.
With the greens of pines and cypresses covering ninety percent of the surrounding area, the scenery here isbeautiful all the year round. The Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall has 1500 years of history and today's wall is a replica of the fortifications of 1568. Construction was finished on the wall at Mutainyu, as it now stands, when General Qi Jiguang was transferred the area to command the garrison in 1568 (the 2nd year of Emperor Longqing's reign). Well spend about 2.5 hours on the Mutianyu Great Wall.
Once were done, you can hike down to the parking lot, take a cable car, or take a toboggan ride (highly recommended, and lots of fun!) down to meet our driver. Well then have lunch at a local restaurant, allowing you to refresh and recharge yourself after todays hike. Youll then be taken back to Beijing, where youll be dropped off at your hotel/hostel by about 5:00pm, which will give you the option of still being able to plan something for the evening such as an acrobatic show or Kungfu show.
Included: Personal transfer from and to your hotel (within the 3rd Ring circle), general admission to Mutianyu, English-speaking tour guide, nice minivan, and lunch.
This tour program was introduced and recommended by Fodor's China Guidebook and USA Today Travel!