Private Wild Great Wall Hiking Day Tour:10km Hiking From Jiankou To Mutianyu - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    06:00 a.m. 06:30 a.m. 07:00 a.m. 07:30 a.m. 08:00 a.m. 08:30 a.m. 09:00 a.m. 09:30 a.m. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please choose "from center of Beijing" if your hotel is within the 2nd Ring Road, or else please choose "from outskirt of Beijing".
    HOTEL PICKUP: Your tour guide will.. read more
    HOTEL PICKUP: Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at designated time, and the tour starts as soon as you see your tour guide.
    PEK AIRPORT PICKUP: Please choose "from outskirt of Beijing", and provide your flight number / departure city / landing time after booking. The tour guide will meet you at the exit of the airport holding a piece of paper with your name written on, where all the people wait for their guests. Please pay attention to find your name and the tour guide.
    Airports
    Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China" />
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This private day tour will show you a completely wild section of the Great Wall at Jiankou as well as a renovated section at Mutianyu. Walking from Jiankou Great Wall to Muitanyu Great Wall is much easier and safer for most first-time Great Wall hikers. As long as you get on Zheng Bei Lou from the foot of the mountain, the rest of the hike will be mostly going down. The section at Jiankou is completely wild and untouched, and you may not see any other tourist. You'll also enjoy the best view at Jiankou when you stand on the top of Zheng Bei Lou. Starting out at Jiankou will leave the hard part behind once reaching the top. Meanwhile, you will enjoy a rare pleasant occasion with the wild lives such as snails, butterflies, lizards, millipedes, etc., which you could hardly find in city life. This private tour should be your preferable choice.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Small-group tour

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Features:
Jiankou Great Wall: completely wild and untouched, almost untouristic at all.
Mutianyu Great Wall: renovated but not crowded, beautiful as well.

Itinerary:
1. Pick-up from the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Beijing-china">Beijing at designated pick-up time.
2. It takes around 2 hours to get to Jiankou Great Wall (foot of the mountain, Xizhazi village) in a private and air conditioned car.
3. The driver drops you off at Xizhazi village and will meet you again at the other end at Mutianyu.
4. Start with your private hiking guide from a small path in the mountain at Xizhazi village, where you can see both the wild mountain and part of a village with farmer's houses and crops.
5. Hike in the mountain for about 50 minutes before you get to the first tower - Zheng Bei Lou. This part is a little strenuous, but mostly moderate. You'll see the Great Wall in the mountain when you look up.
6. Get on the top of Zheng Bei Lou, where you can have the best and most magnificent view of Jiankou. And you can also fly a drone here.
7. Walk along the wall with your private guide to the east of Zheng Bei Lou, heading for Mutianyu. You'll reach the most difficult part Ox Horn. But you can choose either to hike the Ox Horn, or to take the shortcut.
8. When you get to Mutianyu, the Great Wall looks a little different from that at Jiankou. Mutianyu is more renovated while Jiankou is completely wild and isolated. Fortunately, Mutianyu is not so crowded as Badaling Great Wall.
9. You'll walk to the 10th tower at Mutianyu and get down the Great Wall.
10. Finish the hiking, and take the shuttle bus to get down the mountain (your tour guide will arrange everything and you just need to follow), and get on the car again.
11. You'll be driven to a traditional Chinese restaurant to have lunch ( 20 minutes' driving from the entrance of Mutianyu to the restaurant). It is typical Chinese food with different dishes and rice as the main food.
12. After lunch, you will be transferred back to downtown Beijing and dropped off at your hotel. It takes around 1.5 hour to drive back to your centrally located hotel in Beijing.

Note:
1. The whole hiking and walking distance is around 10km (6.2 miles), about 3 or 4 hours; lunch is usually 1 or 1.5 hour. Otherwise, as this is a private tour, everything could be more flexible.
2. Your private English speaking hiking guide will be with you all the time from the beginning to the end.
3. There are snacks and water provided in this tour and you don't need to carry water and snacks.
4. It's the best way to hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu, because almost all the way are downward as long as you conquer the mountain in the beginning.

Inclusions

English-speaking hiking tour guide

Experienced driver

Hotel /PEK airport pickup and drop-off & transfer in private air-con vehicle

Chinese lunch (beer/Coca cola/Sprite/normal beverage included)

Bottled water and snacks

Necessary entrance fees to the Great Wall

Necessary shuttle bus ticket at Mutianyu Great Wall

Gift as souvenir

Entry/Admission - The Great wall of Jiankou

Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall

Exclusions

Cable car or toboggan ticket at Mutianyu Great Wall

Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Wearing comfortable shoes or boots for hiking, extra water, necessary snacks as the lunch might be late, sunscreen, sun-glasses, cap, any other personal things.

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Nov-2019

    This Great Wall hike was a true highlight of our Asian Vacation. Our private guide Zachary picked us up at our Beijing hotel, after our drive to the village, we started the challenging hike up the mountain path to the Jiankou section of the wall. Except for a few people hanging out in the first watch tower, we had the unrestored part of the wall to ourselves on the hike. The Jiankou section was as wild as advertised, half ruined and untouched, it was so cool to see some sections of the wall that are slowly being recaptured by nature as you hike among the trees and plants growing there. Even a slight rain did not hinder our experience, there were magnificent views along our hike, the beauty of the original wall and its natural surroundings. We took photos all along our hike, our guide Zachary even took some group photos for us. As we approached the Mutianyu section of the wall, we started seeing more tourists, even the restored section of the wall was impressive, truly the best way to see and experience the Great Wall of China. After a delicious restaurant meal of the local cuisine, we were dropped back off at our hotel. I would highly recommend this 10K hike; it starts with the wall in disrepair and ends with the more finished version, words cannot describe, you just have to experience it yourself!

  • 11-Nov-2019

    I was on a business trip to China and left a couple days early to explore Beijing. I really wanted to see the wild wall, away from the tourists, and am so glad I found this tour. My guide Gerry was outstanding. He met me at my hotel at 7:30am and took care of everything until we returned around 5pm. It was about a 2 hour drive from the city center to the trailhead. Then we had about an hour of a tough trail hike to get to the wall (this was the most strenuous part). The wall was absolutely amazing, towering above a huge valley surrounded by very tall mountains. We spent about 2 hours hiking the wild Jiankou section and saw very few other hikers - it was pretty special to be in such a beautiful place, getting to experience the historic wall first hand and without the crowds. Gerry took me on the Ox Bow section, which was pretty steep, but well worth the view and experience (there is a shortcut to bypass this section for the faint of heart). Once we got to the Mutianyu section, it got pretty crowded, but this was only for about 45 minutes until we got to the cable car to go down. After the hike, Gerry took me to a great restaurant serving local food and it was amazing. This tour was by far the best part of my trip and if I make it back to Beijing, I will definitely do it again. Thanks for an amazing day, Gerry!

  • 10-Nov-2019

    I was on a business trip to China and left a couple days early to explore Beijing. I really wanted to see the wild wall, away from the tourists, and am so glad I found this tour. My guide Gerry was outstanding. He met me at my hotel at 7:30am and took care of everything until we returned around 5pm. It was about a 2 hour drive from the city center to the trailhead. Then we had about an hour of a tough trail hike to get to the wall (this was the most strenuous part). The wall was absolutely amazing, towering above a huge valley surrounded by very tall mountains. We spent about 2 hours hiking the wild Jiankou section and saw very few other hikers - it was pretty special to be in such a beautiful place, getting to experience the historic wall first hand and without the crowds. Gerry took me on the Ox Bow section, which was pretty steep, but well worth the view and experience (there is a shortcut to bypass this section for the faint of heart). Once we got to the Mutianyu section, it got pretty crowded, but this was only for about 45 minutes until we got to the cable car to go down. After the hike, Gerry took me to a great restaurant serving local food and it was amazing. This tour was by far the best part of my trip and if I make it back to Beijing, I will definitely do it again. Thanks for an amazing day, Gerry!

  • 10-Apr-2019

    Our tour guide, Zachary absolutely made our trip. I've never met a more knowledgeable or insightful history buff! Zachary didn't just know the history of the wall out of necessity or obligation, but he really cared and loved all of the depth and history that went into the building! The pickup was smooth and easy, the drop off was easy as well. The hiking was glorious and beautiful, we practically had the wall to ourselves!! We hiked up a section and set up camp, then hiked further for a better view of the sunset, which was every bit as beautiful as we had imagined. The next day, we hiked down and dropped off our camp supplies, then continued hiking in the opposite direction, all the way to the next village where we were picked up and taken to a great local restaurant! One of our favorite parts was Zachary ordering all the local cuisine for us. Best meal we had in China, no joke. As far as the hiking went, the section we hiked was "HuangHuaCheng" and it was fairly rugged and unrestored. About 2 hours hiking day 1 and 4 hours hiking day two. SO MANY STAIRS. so beautiful! 10/10 would do it again in a heartbeat. Zachary made the experience something incredible!

  • 24-Mar-2019

    My boyfriend and I booked this private tour and we found it the best choice we made in our trip.   Our tour guide Zachary was punctual and picked us up at our hotel. We talked a lot on the way about culture and history of China and our country. It was really a good experience of exchanging ideas and cultures. Zachary was very knowledgeable and also has a variety of knowledge of the world.   The driver dropped us off at a village and we hiked the mountain for about one hour (which was a little strenuous) before we could get on the Great Wall. The view was amazing when you stand on the wall and it was very quiet and isolated. We hiked on the wild Great Wall at Jiankou for about two hours and then we reached Mutianyu, which was restored. We spent one more hour at Mutianyu and took the cable car to get down as we were extremely exhausted.   Zachary took us to a local farmer’s restaurant where the food was very delicious!!! We really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommendable!

  • 18-Dec-2018

    The Great Wall tour I recently took from BDTST was outstanding.I did the 10km version of the hike that started on the "unrestored" part of the wall named Jiankou and ended at the rebuilt portion Mutianyu. My private tour guide May was very friendly and Excellent. May picked my up at my hotel in the morning, and she was with me all the time in the tour. The hiking was a little tough at the beginning, but it was getting better later on.The Chinese lunch was very big and we didn’t finish.  I was even offered a boutique gift at the end of the tour! That was a surprise. I highly recommend this tour and my guide May .

  • 06-Dec-2018

    The Great Wall tour I recently took from Beijing Downtown Travel was outstanding.I did the 10km version of the hike that started on the "unrestored" part of the wall named Jiankou and ended at the rebuilt portion Mutianyu. My private tour guide Lanlan did an excellent job.  Lanlan picked my up at my hotel in the morning, and she was with me all the time in the tour. The hiking was a little tough at the beginning, but it was getting better later on.The lunch was very big and we didn’t finish.  I was even offered a boutique gift at the end of the tour! That was a surprise. I highly recommend Beijing Downtown Travel and my guide Lanlan.

  • 01-Dec-2018

    I had the absolute best time hiking the Great Wall of China and it was all because of Jackie amazing tour guide skills. He was a great host for the day, knew so much about the history of the great wall and was overly accommodating to me . Jackie is the best! And I highly recommend Beijing Downtown Travel Service Co., Ltd. and i also stay the Hotel of Beijing Downtown Travelotel they are from some company the room was Excellent , if you are deciding to take a private tour and hotel they can arranged whole for you !!

  • 20-Nov-2018

    It was really a fantastic experience. I was picked up by my tour guide Zac on time from my hotel. He speaks perfect English and was very caring. He told me many interesting things about Chinese history and Chinese culture besides the Great Wall. We arrived at the foot of the mountain in 2 hours and began to hike. The mountain at the beginning was a little strenuous, but ok for me. The Great Wall was completely wild and untouched, which was really amazing!!! We hiked along the wild part for about 2 hours and then reached Mutianyu, another section that was renovated and looked new. But it was also fantastic. There were not many people on the Great Wall the other day. After the hiking, Zac took me to a very cozy restaurant and we had a lavish lunch. As a solo traveler, I didn't feel lonely. Zac was not only a tour guide, but a good friend to talk with. This is so far my bes experience in China. I will highly recommend this company and Zac!!!

  • 09-Nov-2018

    The trip was excellently run and the guide was fantastic.The hike took us just over four-hours along some breathtaking, unrestored 600 year old ruins of the wall that once defended the Kingdom of Qin from invaders. There were some challenging gradients and numerous beacon towers which rewarded us with majestic, photogenic views, most of the time we were alone on the wall and when we had reached the end we understood what Chairman Mao meant when he said, "He who has not been to the Great Wall is not a true man”! Definitely an experience we will never forget. Could not ask for better.

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