Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall Sightseeing with Lunch

Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall Sightseeing with Lunch
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$35
Duration: Flexible
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Faced with a long layover between flights at Beijing International Airport? Then, why not use that time to visit the UNESCO listed, Great Wall of China and make that otherwise wasted time a memorable experience? The round trip includes airport pick up and drop off in a private air conditioned vehicle, travel to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, one of the most preserved sections to be seen and plenty of time to explore the site. This scenic Ming era section of the wall is located approximately 75 minutes north from the Airport. Once there, admire the panoramic mountain views, view the Watch Towers and parapets, and afterwards, if desired relax over a delicious Chinese lunch. When you’ve finished your sightseeing, return to the airport in air conditioned comfort to resume your travels. Two options are available, the first offers a self-guided tour of the ramparts, the second is an all-inclusive option, with English speaking guide, local lunch and all fees covered.

Be met by your own personal driver or experienced English speaking guide, (Option 2 only) at Beijing International Airport. Travel by private, climate controlled vehicle to the Mutianyu section of China’s Great Wall. This section of the wall is not only considered to be more diverse but one of the best preserved sections of the wall.

 

The Great Wall dates back to the Northern Qi Dynasty, (550-557). Then again it was rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty, (1368 -1644) to provide a protective defence barrier to guard the capital and the imperial mausoleums from invaders.

 

You can see 23 Watch Towers distributed along its more than 2 kilometers, (1.2 miles) length. This stretch of the UNESCO listed Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings, including dense forests and rich pastures. This beautifully restored section of the wall snakes across wooded mountains, making it one of the most scenic sections of the wall. This section is also recommended as being the most family friendly, as it’s a section that’s easier for those with young children to navigate.


On route, you’ll hear some interesting bits and pieces about the Great Wall and the Mutianyu section– depending on which option you have chosen, from your driver or personal guide.

You’ll arrive approximately 75 minutes after departure. Your tickets will be purchased and you’ll then be taken to the entrance gate. While you can climb the ramparts by foot, it is a relatively steep path. It is highly recommended that you opt to travel up and down the ramparts by cable car or chair lift or the alternative combination route of chair lift up / toboggan run down. This saves both time and energy. If taking Option 1 the rides up and down are at your own expense. The fully inclusive tour, (Option 2) as the name suggests includes the return tickets by cable car, (to the northern entrance, Watch Tower #14), chair lift return or the alternative combination route of chair lift up/ toboggan ride down, (to and from the southern entrance, Watch Tower #6). Once on the wall you’ll have plenty of time, (several hours), to hike along the wall and enjoy the scenery.


On the ramparts, enjoy time to explore, either independently or with your own personal English speaking guide. Stroll the wide battlements, stop to view the Watch Towers and parapets along the way, and absorb the far-reaching mountain views.

After your descent you’ll be taken to a local Chinese restaurant where you’ll savor traditional delicious dishes such as kung pao, (spicy chicken stir-fry), and if need be, you can access the restaurant’s WiFi. Lunch is included in Option 2. If you choose Option 1, lunch is at your own expense.

Your tour ends with a drop off at Beijing airport where your driver or personal guide will help you find your flight check-in counter and wish you a fond farewell.

Faced with a long layover between flights at Beijing International Airport? Then, why not use that time to visit the UNESCO listed, Great Wall of China and make that otherwise wasted time a memorable experience? The round trip includes airport pick up and drop off in a private air conditioned vehicle, travel to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, one of the most preserved sections to be seen and plenty of time to explore the site. This scenic Ming era section of the wall is located approximately 75 minutes north from the Airport. Once there, admire the panoramic mountain views, view the Watch Towers and parapets, and afterwards, if desired relax over a delicious Chinese lunch. When you’ve finished your sightseeing, return to the airport in air conditioned comfort to resume your travels. Two options are available, the first offers a self-guided tour of the ramparts, the second is an all-inclusive option, with English speaking guide, local lunch and all fees covered.