Your private layover tour begins with pickup at your hotel lobby at 8 am. Your driver will hold a sign with your name to welcome your arrival.
(All our drivers are very friendly and know the traffic and Great Wall well. They will drive very safely!)
Then, you will take the Jiankou Great Wall. (2 hours drive)
Upon arrival at the Great Wall, your private driver will give you a hiking pole and guide you up the wall (1 hour). Then, hike along the wall for about 3 hours to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Enjoy the view and take some excellent pictures.
The way down from the wall:
1. Cable car at tower 14 (100RMB per person)
2. Walk down; almost any road on your right side can lead you down from the Wall.
3 Toboggan at tower 6 (100RMB per person)
After you come down from the wall, you must take a shuttle bus. The shuttle bus fee is 10RMB per person.
After you take the shuttle bus, you walk outside; after a 200-meter walk, your driver will wait for you on your right side at this restaurant.
After the tour, begin your journey back to the airport or drop off at your Beijing city hotel.
For more hike information, please read this blog:
Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 50RMB
Under 2’s: FREE
Payment: After you confirm the tour with us, no prepayment is requested; pay cash to your driver at the end of the tour.
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Gas, toll & parking lot fees
All entrance tickets, shuttle bus, cable car.
(The cable car is 100 CNY pp.)
Gratuity to the driver(Optional)
How long is the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike?
The Jiankou to Mutianyu hike is approximately 10 kilometers long, taking about 4 to 6 hours to complete depending on your pace and stops along the way.
Is the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike challenging?
Yes, the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike is considered a challenging hike. It involves steep and rugged sections, with some parts requiring scrambling and climbing. Proper hiking gear and experience are recommended.
Can I do the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike without a guide?
While it is possible to hike Jiankou to Mutianyu without a guide, hiring a local guide or joining a guided tour is strongly recommended. The trail can be challenging, and having a guide ensures safety and helps you make the most of the experience.
Are there any entrance fees for the Jiankou and Mutianyu sections?
Jiankou is a wild section not open to the public, so there is no entrance fee. It is advisable to contact the travel agency to arrange the tour for you. When you hike to Mutianyu, there is usually no one to charge you anything, but on weekends or Chinese holidays, security guards may stop you from entering Tower 20.
Is it necessary to bring food and water for the hike?
It is highly recommended to bring enough food and water for the hike, as there are limited options for purchasing supplies along the trail. Packing snacks, energy bars, and plenty of water is essential.
Are there restroom facilities along the trail?
Restroom facilities are limited along the Jiankou to Mutianyu trail. Using the facilities before the hike and carrying necessary hygiene supplies is advisable.
Can I visit the Jiankou and Mutianyu sections separately?
Yes, it is possible to visit the Jiankou and Mutianyu sections separately. They have different access points; you can explore either section based on your preference and time constraints.