Mutianyu Bus Tour
Side Tour to
At the end of the tour, you may take a
picture with two Great
Wall Mutianyu warriors in ancient uniform and with old weapons
at the Mutianyu exit.
|Was CNY399.99 or
with shopping stops
(Pay today via Paypal)
Kids under 3 are free;
25% more discount for kids aged between 3 and 12.
TOUR A2: Beijing Daily
Graceful Mutianyu and Sacred Way
Gourmet Chinese Lunch)
This tour program
was introduced and recommended by Fodor's China
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Deadline to book: 8 PM the night before the hiking date.
Highlights and Time Estimates
1: Pick up service by your tour guide and
driver at 7:00AM-7:30 AM
2. Drive to Ming Tombs (2 hours)
3. Tour Sacred Way (1 hour)
4: Jade Art Restaurant- Lunch (1 hour) with one shopping stop
5: Great Wall at Mutianyu- Sightseeing (2 hours). (Optional:
Great Wall Cable Car, not included in tour price)
6: Typical featured shopping on the way back* (30 minutes)
7: Drop-off service at your hotel before 6:00PM
* Times listed above may vary due to factors outside the
control of the Tour Guide and Driver (Example- traffic or
Free hotel pickup & drop-off!
We usually pick up from hotels in the central and eastern
districts of Beijing. If you stay in the western districts such as Haidian,
or in the airport area of Shunyi, you may be asked
to take subway or taxi in order to join us in downtown Beijing. We can
pick you up separately with additional 100 yuan for a private
transfer. This is to make
sure our bus can leave Beijing before the stifling morning rush hours. Thank
you for your cooperation!
This tour will stop at two gift shops!
Please understand that there is absolutely NO obligation to shop or
buy anything at these stops. At no point during these shopping stops
should you ever feel pressured into buying something, and if you do,
please tell us immediately. You can simply tour the stores, hang
out, and not spend a dime. However, if you do choose to buy
something, please be cautious and use discretion when making your
purchase. Please look carefully at your item, because once you buy
it can be very difficult to return your purchase or get your money
As you are well aware, China is not like a Western country. Due to
cultural practices, merchants in China are very hesitant to give you
a refund or to provide superior customer service. Also, as a
friendly tip, the products you see in souvenir shops on these stops
can often be found for lower prices elsewhere. If you have the time,
please consider shopping at other stores in the city, as there's a
good chance you can find the same or similar item for a bargain.
If you prefer not to experience it, please take the
Compare with bus tour to
Badaling, Great Wall.
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY
Wall at Mutianyu &
1- Day Mini-van or
Between 7:00-8:00am you will be
picked up from your hotel by your English-speaking guide, and by
private van we’ll make the two-hour drive to the Ming Tombs.
The Ming Tombs, about 50 km/31 miles from Beijing, are where 13
emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) are buried. This site
was carefully chosen for its feng shui principles by the third
Ming emperor Yongle (who also moved the capital from Nanjing to
Beijing and began construction on the Forbidden City).
Today, we are not
going to tour the Ming Tombs but the Sacred Way that
leads to the complex.
The Sacred Way is lined with statues of guardian animals and
officials, with a front gate consisting of three arches, painted
red, and called the "Great Red Gate". The Sacred Way starts with
a huge stone memorial archway lying at the front of the area.
Constructed in 1540, during the Ming Dynasty, this archway is
one of the biggest stone archways in China today. After our tour
at the Ming Tombs, we’ll stop for a Chinese lunch, before
driving on to the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
In the early afternoon we will arrive at the Mutianyu Great
Wall. 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.
with other sections of Great Wall, the 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-meter-long stretch. The
Mutianyu Pass consists of 3 watchtowers, one big in the center
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. To get
on the wall, you can either walk up or take the cable car, but
on the way down you can take a toboggan ride, which is a lot of
fun and highly recommended!
On our drive back to Beijing, we will stop for a little bit at a
traditional market, where it is not unusual to get some great
bargains, even at less than 50% of the original asking price. If
you are unsure how to haggle in Chinese, your guide will be more
than happy to help you out!
Lift (Optional for RMB60)
Mutianyu Cable Car (Optional for RMB60)
Mutianyu Toboggan (German technology) - U.S. First Lady visited Mutianyu in April, 2014
|Optional Toboggan Run at Mutianyu
(extra for just RMB50 or $9, same as cable
You'll surely be intrigued about taking the toboggan down
from Great Wall to the entrance gate down the hill. You can
ride as fast or as slow as you want. However, it is also a
driving test. One person to a toboggan, you have a little
handle with which you press down to go faster and pull up to
stop. But if you are not intentionally pushing it, it will
slow down anyway. "It is funny when we Westerners are on
there, because we like to go a bit quicker than the Chinese
(ride a lot quicker) and you hear the shrill voices of
locals shouting "brake! brake! Slow down!" It is hilarious.
Go on it even if it is just to hear that." --taylorstonebridge
Afterwards we will drive back to your hotel, and we should be
back by 6:00pm, allowing you to have time for dinner and
anything else you want to do that evening.
1 Hotel pick-up & drop-off service
2 Air-conditioned tour coach
3 English speaking tour guide
4 Entrance tickets as listed on the above itinerary.
5 Chinese lunch (Vegetarian? No problem!)
Tickets for cable car or toboggan
2. Tip to the guide and driver
3. Other personal spending
Compare with Other Great Wall Bus Tours:
BUS TOUR A1: Great Wall Day Tour - "Majestic Badaling &
Ming Tombs" (RMB199 or USD29)
Tour Attractions: Great Wall at Badaling & Ming Tombs (Daily)
learn more about
this mini-bus tour and signup.
BEIJING BUS TOUR A4: Great Wall Hiking Tour -
"Jinshanling Challenge" (RMB449 or USD68)
Attractions: Great Wall hiking to Jinshanling (Daily)
learn more about
this mini-bus tour and signup.
Check other Beijing touring programs.