Expect to be picked up by private vehicle, depending on the season between 7.30 am and 9.30 am. Your driver will be waiting to meet you in your hotel lobby, holding a name card with your name clearly visible. If its an early pick up, (Summer time only) and due to the early start, breakfast is not available at your hotel, a short stop at a Starbucks coffee shop is possible.
Youll travel directly to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, a 1.5 hour drive out of the city, approximately 70KMs. There youll have plenty of time, (about 2.5 hours) to explore the site, its Watch Towers and breathtaking scenery. The Mutianyu section of the wall is considered to be one of the more diverse, as well as one of the best preserved sections of the wall.
You can see 23 Watch Towers distributed along its more than 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) length.
While the ramparts can be reached by foot, the path is steep and takes about an hour to ascend. To save time and energy, its best to take the cable car or chair lift up to the ramparts, where you can commence your walk. Should you choose to descend the wall by toboggan, its located at Watch Tower #6. Or if preferred, after your walk, descend via cable car or the chair lift.
After your descent youll have the option of having lunch at a local restaurant. This option is at your own expense. Your driver will be happy to make some recommendations for you.
Youll then be taken to the Chaoyang Theater in Beijing where youll enjoy a magical and breathtaking show of Chinese acrobatics, one of the oldest performing arts practiced in China. Be mesmerised by the young performers and their skill. Watch enthralled as these highly trained artists perform astonishing stunts and unbelievable feats of dexterity, skills that have been honed over the centuries; aerial maneuvers, gravity defying balancing acts, juggling, unicycling to name but a few. Truly spell binding! The hour long performance is complete with colorful costumes, dramatic lighting and musical accompaniment. A truly memorable event that is sure to delight both young and old. The hour long show commences at 3:50pm.
After the show youll be driven back to your hotel, or if you prefer to stay out to enjoy more of the nightlife Beijing has to offer, your driver will happily drop you off at any centrally located spot of your choice. Want a restaurant recommendation? Your driver will be happy to oblige.
Should you prefer to go back to your hotel, prior to attending the performance, for a quick change, alternative arrangements can be made for you to attend the 5.30 pm, early evening show. If this option is preferred, please advise at the time of booking, so the appropriate arrangements and bookings can be made.