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Mutianyu Great Wall

Group tour - depart at 08:20 a.m. from our hostel. The price quoted is for each person. Book 10 days advance to have 5% discount!

$48.59

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Despite many buses that visit daily, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is not as crowded as the nearby Badaling or Juyongguan sections. Mutianyu Great Wall is also known as the "Grand Pass on the Precipitous Ridge" because of its military stronghold in ancient times. Join this day tour to explore one of the best-preserved and the best-known section of China Great Wall. There are abundant natural springs which feed a great variety of plants and trees. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered with trees and orchards, keeping the air fragrant with chestnut blossoms in the spring and fresh all year long.


5% off for online payers who make the payment at least 10 days in advance!
Notice:
Discount only available for online payments in USD at least 10 days in advance, NOT for CNY cash users.
Discounted price is automatically calculated according to the date you choose in the calendar.
Unpaid bookings will be cancelled after 18:00 on the previous day of the tour. Please make the payment in time if you would like to keep the place.

Payment Methods:
1. Online Payment in USD (book again and go to the process of payment);
2. Paypal Invoice Payment in USD (Please contact us via E-mail and we'll send you a payment link to your E-mail in which you can click and pay with your credit card, etc.);
3. WeChat or Alipay in CNY. Please see the details on our website: Pay with Alipay or Wechat.
4. Cash in CNY at our hostel reception.

FEATURES OF THE TOUR:
1. Away from the crowds;
2. Exhausting hiking avoided;
3.Absolutely NO SHOPPING.

Trip Notes:
Adult Price: 48.59 USD/person (for online payers)
                  280.00 CNY per person (for cash payers)
(Children under 1.2 meter tall can enjoy 50% off. Please select the number of children when you book.)
Meeting point and time: 08:20 a.m. at Downtown Backpackers Accommodation.
(Please find where we are from “Contact Us/Find Us” to know the detailed address of the meeting point.)
Finishing point and time: 18:00 at downtown Beijing, we can drop you off at some place close-by your hotel.
Hiking duration: 3 hours
Physical rating: ★★☆☆☆
Departure: Every odd number date (Please check the availability on the calendar.)

Inclusion:
1. Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;
2. English-speaking tour guide;
3. Entrance ticket of Mutianyu Great Wall;
4.Lunch;
5. One bottle of water;
 
Things you might want to prepare:
1.Snacks if necessary;
2.Comfortable shoes or boots;
3.Extra water;
4.Sunscreen, sun-glasses, and cap;
5.Any other personal things.

Kindly Reminder:
1.No sandals! (Please wear sport shoes or sneakers.)
2.Be punctual! (Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time.)
3.Cable car ticket is NOT included in the tour! (Please buy the ticket by yourself if you need.)

Please click here to see the details of the tour “10km Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu”.



Despite many buses that visit daily, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is not as crowded as the nearby Badaling or Juyongguan sections. Mutianyu Great Wall is also known as the "Grand Pass on the Precipitous Ridge" because of its military stronghold in ancient times. Join this day tour to explore one of the best-preserved and the best-known section of China Great Wall. There are abundant natural springs which feed a great variety of plants and trees. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered with trees and orchards, keeping the air fragrant with chestnut blossoms in the spring and fresh all year long.


5% off for online payers who make the payment at least 10 days in advance!
Notice:
Discount only available for online payments in USD at least 10 days in advance, NOT for CNY cash users.
Discounted price is automatically calculated according to the date you choose in the calendar.
Unpaid bookings will be cancelled after 18:00 on the previous day of the tour. Please make the payment in time if you would like to keep the place.

Payment Methods:
1. Online Payment in USD (book again and go to the process of payment);
2. Paypal Invoice Payment in USD (Please contact us via E-mail and we'll send you a payment link to your E-mail in which you can click and pay with your credit card, etc.);
3. WeChat or Alipay in CNY. Please see the details on our website: Pay with Alipay or Wechat.
4. Cash in CNY at our hostel reception.

FEATURES OF THE TOUR:
1. Away from the crowds;
2. Exhausting hiking avoided;
3.Absolutely NO SHOPPING.

Trip Notes:
Adult Price: 48.59 USD/person (for online payers)
280.00 CNY per person (for cash payers)
(Children under 1.2 meter tall can enjoy 50% off. Please select the number of children when you book.)
Meeting point and time: 08:20 a.m. at Downtown Backpackers Accommodation.
(Please find where we are from “Contact Us/Find Us” to know the detailed address of the meeting point.)
Finishing point and time: 18:00 at downtown Beijing, we can drop you off at some place close-by your hotel.
Hiking duration: 3 hours
Physical rating: ★★☆☆☆
Departure: Every odd number date (Please check the availability on the calendar.)

Inclusion:
1. Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver;
2. English-speaking tour guide;
3. Entrance ticket of Mutianyu Great Wall;
4.Lunch;
5. One bottle of water;

Things you might want to prepare:
1.Snacks if necessary;
2.Comfortable shoes or boots;
3.Extra water;
4.Sunscreen, sun-glasses, and cap;
5.Any other personal things.

Kindly Reminder:
1.No sandals! (Please wear sport shoes or sneakers.)
2.Be punctual! (Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time.)
3.Cable car ticket is NOT included in the tour! (Please buy the ticket by yourself if you need.)

Details & itinerary:
Depart from our hostel at 08:30 a.m., and arrive at Mutianyu Great Wall around 11:00 a.m.

Then it would be your free time to get on the wall by yourself and get down to the same place at a certain time informed by the tour guide. You can choose to hike on the Mutianyu Great Wall, as well as take the cable car. There are also cable car and toboggan available to get down. You can buy a round trip ticket if you need to be transported to go up and down. Just that you need to buy the tickets for the cable car or toboggan by yourself because this trip doesn’t include this expenditure.

After getting down from the wall, we will go for lunch together around 14:00 (Lunch is included in this tour). You will taste the traditional Chinese cuisine.

We go back to the city directly after lunch. And would arrive downtown Beijing approximately at 17:00 or 18:00 (depending on the traffic).

Introduction of Mutianyu Great Wall:
Mù Tián Yù is the section of the Great Wall located 70km northeast of central Beijing. This section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.

First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, Mutianyu Great Wall is older than the Badaling. In the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi (550-577). In 1404, a pass was built in the wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.

Compared with other sections of Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall possesses unique characteristics in its construction. Watchtowers are densely placed along this section of the Great Wall - 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-metre-long stretch. Both the outer and inner parapets are crenelated with merlons, so that shots could be fired at the enemy on both sides - a feature very rare on other parts of the Great Wall.

The Mutianyu Pass consists of 3 watchtowers, one big in the centre and two smaller on both sides. Standing on the same terrace, the three watchtowers are connected to each other inside and compose a rarely seen structure among all sections of Great Wall.

Besides, this section of Great Wall is surrounded by woodland and streams. The forest-coverage rate is over 90 percent.

Today, this section of wall is open to visitors. Besides utilizing over 4000 steps, visitors may also choose between a two-rider chairlift or four-rider gondola lift up from the foothills to the level of the wall, which runs along the ridges above. These lifts may also be used to descend. Another feature of the wall at Mutianyu is an alternate method of descent by single-rider personal wheeled toboggan. This allows single riders to descend from the wall to the valley on a winding metal track.

Adjacent to the Mutianyu Great Wall is its namesake village, which has been hailed by the Chinese government as a model village because of its rebirth largely thanks to tourism and glassware industries. Mutianyu Village is twinned with the village of Shelburne Falls in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

Due to its proximity to the Jiankou Great Wall, the Mutianyu-Jiankou trail is becoming one of the most popular Great Wall hikes. As Jiankou is in a state of disrepair, this hike combines the preserved condition of Jiankou's Great Wall with the classic restorative brickwork of Mutianyu. Please click here to see the details of the tour “10km Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu”.

Notes:
1. Please don’t make any appointment after the trip as the return depending on the traffic between 17:00 and 18:00 pm;
2. As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.

We are not the cheapest one. If you make comparison of the prices offered by different travel agencies, you might find that there are many cheaper ones existing. But we offer what you need. We DON'T take you to any tourist shop or jade factory, obliging you to buy fake products at extremely high prices, taking you 2 or 3 hours; we promise that you have all the proper time enjoying the tour, the food, the scenery, the shows, etc., except necessary hours on the vehicle.

We are the FINAL OPERATOR of this tour. We organize and supervise the whole process of it. If you stay at some other hostels in the neighborhood and book the same tour from them, they could be our clients and not the real operator, they could finally arrange you to different places as they likely plan because they normally have several supplying companies operating different tours.

Why are we better?
1. Absolutely NO shopping stop;
2. Less crowded, more relaxed;
3. Recommended by Lonely Planet (China) at page 91, 13th Edition;
4. More than 50,000 previous visitors agree, this is the best Great Wall hike.
5. We are the FINAL OPERATOR of this tour. We organize and supervise the whole process of it. If you stay at some other hostels in the neighborhood and book the tour from them, they could be our clients and not the real tour operator, they could finally arrange you to different places as they likely plan because they normally have several supplying companies operating different tours.
  • Visitor

    we came to china during winter time and in the middle of the nite..luckily the hostel have the pick up service..really help a lot for us who arriving late. The hostel location is really strategic...close to anywhere, and the ally is really lively at nite..loads of food to try just a step away from the hostel..we will definitely come back again

    2015-05-11 17:00

  • Visitor

    Good tour! For people who don\'t like to walk too much. And lunch is included too. Alex

    2015-04-27 11:04

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