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Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall

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10,767 Reviews
Daily 7:30am–5:30pm
Mu Tian Yu Lu,‎ Huai Rou Qu, beijing

The Basics

The Mutianyu Great Wall is a good option for visitors with a full day to devote to the wall, as well as families looking for not-too-strenuous hiking away from the crowds. Travelers can choose to climb to the top via restored steps equipped with handrails, or opt for a leisurely cable car ride to the highest restored section. From the top of the cable car, visitors can explore the area before hopping back on for a return trip, taking one of the trails leading back down, or continuing east along the wall to the toboggan ride for a slide back to the bottom. The site is often visited with a guide who can help navigate the steeper portions of the wall and offer historical insight, and a trip can be combined with visits to other Beijing attractions, such as the Ming Tombs, the Olympic facilities, or the China Aviation Museum.

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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour
$188.00 per adult
Great Wall Tour
Our guide SUSAN was more than fantastic. She was so personable and informative. She has a great command of the English language. We had such a fun day with her. The Wall was a once in a lifetime experience. The private tour we set up was perfect for our group of 6, including 2 kids. We spent the right amount of time everywhere.
Michelle_S, Apr 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Beijing

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Great tour!
Bianca C, Oct 2019
Private Beijing Day Trip: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs
Mutianyu Great Wall was a perfect location. Not too crowded and easy to get to. Coco was an excellent tour guide. She knew the best picture spots and she was able to edit my itinerary last minute because some government celebrations in Beijing shut down the attractions at different times. I highly recommend Coco as a tour guide!
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GREAT
Pioneer36161832140, Nov 2019
Private Guided Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing
It was a great experience overall. We did not have much time, but they still managed to take us to see the Great Wall. We had a very safe drive, very clean car with bottles of water and tissue paper available. We had a great conversation on the way there and back, very good English! And we had an awesome time at the Great Wall! Thank you Tony, you rock! ☺
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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour
cfl011, Oct 2019
Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
Nancy is an experience guide. She helped to expedite my visit to the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall smoothly and efficiently. Thank and Appreciate for the excellent service
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A few fleeting hours on the Great Wall- recommended!
Pattijane, Apr 2021
Private Full-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour with English Speaking Driver
As I had just half a day, it was great to find a short tour with a flexible pick-up time. From the start, the company made sure I had all the necessary details about what to bring and where to meet. I wasn't looking for a guide, just someone who would take me up and back with a few tidbits of information and help sorting out tickets. David, the driver, was terrific- very cheerful and knowledgeable- and had me back to the hotel in time for dinner, such was his knowledge of Beijing back streets. As for the Wall- I'll be back, and next time with more hours to explore. Excellent all round!
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Toboggan
Joao_V, Oct 2020
Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver
Kevin the guide was very disposable and avaliable to basically everything that we need to know including where to catch the cable car, toboggan, the best restaurant around with local food and how to manage the mutanyu section in the best time. Great experience !
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So glad I did this! Not sure how it could have been better!
Shane, Jul 2020
Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour
Amazing! Just Amazing! It is a hike if you want to walk to the "end" of the wall and back so wear comfortable shoes! It was a lot of fun and I am so glad I went. Our guide was awesome and she kept us on schedule and we never felt rushed.
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Amazing trip and tour guide (Jamie)
Nick_K, Apr 2020
Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver
This trip was excellent! Our driver, Jamie, was really lovely and it was a really nice opportunity to talk to a local and hear more about Beijing. He drove us to the Great Wall and showed us where we should go and gave us some tips about what to look for. It was a really lovely day (even if it was cold!). Afterwards he took us to a local restaurant so we could experience a more 'authentic' experience of Chinese cuisine. Highly recommend this tour and our tour guide, Jamie!
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Great Wall Tour
Michelle_S, Apr 2020
All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour
Our guide SUSAN was more than fantastic. She was so personable and informative. She has a great command of the English language. We had such a fun day with her. The Wall was a once in a lifetime experience. The private tour we set up was perfect for our group of 6, including 2 kids. We spent the right amount of time everywhere.
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Amazing layover tour!! Must do!
reevae7, Feb 2020
Beijing Private Layover Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall
Excellent tour with a very friendly driver. Everything went well with absolutely no confusion at all! Would recommend this tour to anyone looking to kill some time while in the Beijing airport for an extended period of time.
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Awesome your with jin
ajaynagesh, Feb 2020
Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour
I totally enjoyed this 2 day tour. I not only experienced the sights and sounds of Beijing but also had the company of the amazing tour guide Jin. He was very knowledgeable, eager to answer my questions and very considerate and courteous. I got to discuss the highlights of over 6000 years of China history during the long bus travel. Totally recommend this trip.
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Great Wall and Forbidden City with Jerry
alexanderculley, Jan 2020
Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
Great day out with Jerry. Well worth the money. Very knowledgeable guide who makes sure you see everything important and plans day to maximise time spent at sights and out of traffic. Would recommend.
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Easy Airport Tour!
GoPlaces42740399870, Jan 2020
Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City
We had a great day! I was interested in this kind of tour as we had a 13 hour layover and knew this would be the easiest way to see the most! Linda's driver met us inside the airport and took us to meet Linda. She was great!! The most convenient door to door tour! Highly recommend if you are looking for a day trip from the airport.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Mutianyu Great Wall is ideal for families with kids.

  • Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to climb up to the wall.

  • Mutianyu tours from Beijing can last between five and 14 hours.

  • There's little shade on the wall, so be sure to wear sun protection and keep hydrated.

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How to Get There

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is situated 40 miles (65 km) north of Beijing. Due to a lack of convenient public transportation from the city to Mutianyu Great Wall, it's much easier to visit as part of a guided private tour or small-group tour. Those who wish to visit independently must first get to Dongzhimen, then transfer to Bus 867 to Mutianyu or Bus 916 to Huairou (then take a local minibus to the wall).

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When to Get There

The area is open to tourists from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily. Spring and autumn offer mild weather and sparser crowds on the wall than summer, when the Mutianyu section of the wall can get quite hot and crowded. National holidays, particularly National Day in early October and Labor Day in early May, can be especially crowded.

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Hiking the Great Wall of China

Adventurous travelers looking for a more in-depth Great Wall experience can opt to hike between Mutianyu and Jiankou. The most popular route starts at the Jiankou section with an hourlong climb up to the wall, followed by about four hours of leisurely walking from the rugged, wild portion of the wall to the well-restored section at Mutianyu. Hike independently or as part of a guided hiking tour.

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