Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full Day Tour including Lunch from Beijing submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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This tour was perfect and rediculous lay cheap for the amount of activities/info/travel time we received. As promised, the remote section of the wall was terrific (spent two hours hiking to the nonrestored section, if u chose to do this there is no time to get to the tobogganing).Reviewed by: Matthew V, January 2014
Great tour for the Great Wall at Mutianyu. May be expanded a bit more (our talkative and friendly and helpful guide told us that the tour offers more time "on the wall" than any other tour availible; yet an hour or so more time wouldn't hurt).Reviewed by: Ahmet B, November 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our Mutianyu Tour. Our guide, Cherry, picked us up at our hotel and - though it was snowing - our driver drove us safely to the Great Wall and back! Having previously visited Badaling, we thought it a good idea to see a different part of the Great Wall. Beijing was experiencing its first snow of the winter and so the experience was even more magical. We had a good long time to walk the Wall. An interesting 'extra' was the final summit. At this point, where the incline was extreme, a woman stood at the peak encouraging and urging one on! it was hilarious to note, on reaching this peak, that the woman at the top was probably an octogenarian who seemed to race up and down this steep incline like a young mountain goat!!! I could say I was shamed at my lack of condition compared to hers, but I was too busy looking for the Iron Lung when I reached the top to feel anything other than gratitude to be alive! The visit to the cloisonné factory was interesting as was the stop at the Tea Manufacture to sample a variety of teas. Lunch was generous and hot! All in all we enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others!Reviewed by: Justin O, February 2014
Pick up at my hotel was prompt and my guide was friendly. It turned out that no one else had booked the tour, so I ended up basically getting a private tour. This would have been OK if the tour guide chose to make conversation. I found myself alone in the car for an hour each way with conversations only initiated by me. In fact, the tour guide was asleep for most of the journey back. When I witnessed his nap, I asked that I be taken back to my hotel without making any further stops. With regard to the Great Wall, I expected that my guide would accompany me on the trek. This was not the case. He read the description of the wall that is displayed at the entrance (I could have done that on my own). He joined me for fifteen minutes to take some pictures of me, and then left me on my own. I was never offered any further historical information or a self-guided audio experience. After the tour of the Cloisonne factory, I was taken to a restaurant for lunch. There, I was left completely alone to eat in an empty room by myself. I don't understand why my English speaking guide didn't join me for lunch or at least sit with me. Most of the food was OK, but some dishes were not heated properly. I wouldn't book with Viator again without asking a lot of questions first. Basically, I was provided with transportation and a mediocre lunch. The 'guided tour' part didn't happen. Seems like there was only an interest in providing extra opportunities for unscheduled side trips for tea and shopping.Reviewed by: John M, January 2014
Coming all the way from Peru you expect to spend more time at the great wall, however I only had 45 minutes to walk around there.Reviewed by: luisdealer, March 2014