Mutianyu Great Wall Small Group Tour

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  • Tour Price: $75 (or 500 CNY) P.P
    Discount: $60 (or 400 CNY) P.P for students
    Number of People: Small group 4-8 pax
    Attractions: Jiankou Great Wall, Mutianyu great wall
    Pick up point and time: about 7 am from your hotel lobby
    Walking Level: ★★★★☆
    Walking distance: 8-11 kms
    Walking duration: About 5 hours
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Terrain: Rolling to hilly
    Min altitude: 331m
    Max altitude: 978m
    Departure: Wednesday, Sunday
    Service: Entrance fees, Lunch, English tour guide, Bus/van with AC

    1. Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience.
    2. Enjoy the personalized attention of a small group and expert hike tour guide.
    3. This small-group tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring a more memorable experience.
    4. Hike Jiankou which is totally wild with amazing view.
    5. Hike to Mutianyu, toboggan down from the wall (Optional).
    6. Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
    7. Vegetarian meal option available.

    1. The gate was blocked by the Mutianyu work office. But most my clients can climb the wall and go though.
    If you are not sure how hard it is the hike, please check the video: How to hike the amazing wall (Youtube).
    2. We also recommend this tour as a private tour for you, please contact us for detail.
    3. Walking Level: This hiking need to climb a high hill, usually need at least 45minuts. The whole hike is about 11kms, so you need be very fit to join this hike.
    4. What to take: comfortable shoes or boots, snacks, sunscreen, sun-glasses, stick, lip balm, cap, toilet paper…
    5. Unlimited bottles of water are stored in our car/van, and you need to carry them.
    6. Travel insurance is optional and is the sole responsibility of travelers. It is strongly encouraged to have coverage of injury or accident.
    7. As responsible travelers, we "take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint".

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  • Our guide will call you the night before the tour to confirm the pick up time. (We may Change the start time seasonally)

    7:00 am
    Drive to the Jiankou Great Wall (2 hours)
    The adventure begins at Xizhazi village. Once you leave the village, the hike is a decent uphill to reach the ruined tower-Zhengbeilou. On the half way to Zhengbeikou, your guide will take you on a short nature walk to explore the less Potala, a broken tower where you will capture the best scenery /landscape views of Jiankou. Take your time and enjoy views.

    Owing to the need for renovation, the wall is regarded as one of the most dangerous sections of the Ming's wall. The Western part of Jiankou is know as one of the most dangerous parts of the wall only accessible with good climbing gear.

    We walk east on the wall to the highest point of Jiankou (1029 meters) allowing you to see the entire Mutianyu Great Wall plus much of Jiankou as well.

    It's a very enjoyable walk on top of a well preserved Great Wall and after a good hour of walking we will enter the Mutianyu Great Wall. Another hour down hill on nicely restored Great Wall is how we finish this hike.

    Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

    Drive back to your hotel about 6:30 pm.

    Jiankou is a section of the Great Wall of China. This section is a photographic hotspot due to its unique style, steep mountains and beautiful scenery. 'Jiankou', is translated as 'Arrow Nock' in English, for the shape of the collapsed ridge opening is reminiscent of an arrow nock. The Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China is located in the Huairou District 73 km north of Beijing. The Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China is located between the Mutianyu - ten kilometers to the east - and the Moshikou sections of the Great Wall of China. The Jiankou section of the wall was constructed in 1368 during the period of the Ming Dynasty. It is made of large light colored rocks which can be seen from a great distance.

    Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70 km northeast of central Beijing. The Mutianyu 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 section of the Great Wall. In the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. 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.

  • Tour price: $75 (or 500 CNY) P.P
    Discount: $60 (or 400 CNY) P.P for students

    Payment: Pay your tour guide when you meet him. We accept cash only.

    1. Professional English-speaking tour guide
    2. Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
    3. Delicious lunch in a local restaurant
    4. All entrance tickets to the sights listed above
    5. Unlimited bottle water

    Not included:
    1. Cable car
    2. Accommodation
    3. Breakfast and Dinner
    4. Gratuity to the guide and driver
    5. Personal costs

  • May 13, 2016: "Beijing Free Walk + Great Wall Hike"

    We had fantastic times. Amazing experiences. 
    We have done the hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu, quite hard at the start but well worse it, the wall in incredible. You walk from the wild part to the rebuilt part. Which is amazing. Tony, our guide, was very professional, nice, funny, made our trip even better!
    Then we have done the Free Beijing Walking tour with Leo. This was very good, you learn a lot about history and you will see amazing places. Leo knows a lot about History, he is professional and very funny.
    For our last day we have done the Sunset Hike, we had a fantastic day again, thanks to Leo, the best guide ever !! You cannot miss this tour.
    This is one of the best thing we have done.
    So we definitely recommend Leo and his tours/hikes. You won't be disappointed.

    May 12, 2016: "Jiankou Mutianyu Great Wall Adventure Tour"

    We booked online and had directly good email exchanges with Leo.
    Pick up was on time and the private driver very nice with comfy car (2h drive).
    The first climb was a little bit icy as we were in february but he provided us walking stick so no worries. And after that everything is just amazing. The old section of Jiankou is gorgeous and wild. We couldn't stop taking pictures. Definitely worths the climb !
    Mutianyu section is well preserved but way more touristic. Also very interesting, especially with Leo's comments. 
    We didn't want to pay to take the cable car or the toboggan, but it can be fun.
    After that we've been to a chinese restaurant with very good food (spicy) and a beer. It's perfect to sleep in the car during the 2h trip back to Beijing.

    Then we also did "Free Beijing Walking Tour" the same day. We were 10 people following Leo walking with his little flag. It was very interesting, we learnt a lot about the hutong, the forbidden city... If you want to know more about Beijing in a fun & friendly way : this is for you.

    Thanks Leo. This day was a highlight of our worldtour. You definitely deserve all the good reviews.
    The next time we will be in Beijing, we will definitely do it again (maybe your sunset tour).

    April 17, 2016: "Fantastic Jiankou great wall trip"

    We went on a fantastic hiking trip with Leo to the great wall starting at the beautiful, non restored Jiankou section and finishing at the restored Mutianyu section. The trip was awesome as we spent most of the day on the quiet section with basically no other tourists, other than our group of five people. Leo was friendly and helpful while sharing his vast knowledge on history and local news. His English was good, no problems in understanding.
    After the hike we had a nice lunch in a local restaurant trying local dishes. It felt authentic, as opposed to more touristy places. I would definitely recommend Leo's Jiankou tour to people who want to experience the wall in greater detail and to those who want to see both the original wall and the repaired section.

    March 15, 2016: "Amazing Experience & Amazing Tour Guide!"

    Leo is a fantastic tour guide and all round great guy!
    We opted to take his small group walking tour from Jiankaou to Mutianyu. From the first point of contact over email thru to the end of the days tour (which is by the way a most personalised and amazing experience - as you walk on a more remote and original sector of the wall).
    Leo is super organised, he is very knowledgable in Chinese history and geography (without making it sound boring) his english is perfect and he's a witty guy that likes to share his travel experiences.
    We also took his free walking tour thru the Hutongs and enjoyed an insiders view into how the locals live - Fascinating!
    We left Beijing with a great impression and would definitely return to catch up with Leo again and learn more.

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