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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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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

I loved every minute of this tour. This section of the Great Wall is very beautiful. I understand that our First Lady chose this section when she visited the Wall...and did the tobaggan slide option down to the parking area as did I. I'm 71 and I survived the climb and slide. Lot's of fun and very educational

Reviewed by: Voyager, June 2014
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Wow what a great day, I would recommend this trip and this company to everyone, only had 4 days in Beijing, did 2 very different tours and loved them both. Jackie many thanks for your impressive knowledge and sharing it.

Reviewed by: Joann H, May 2014
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Tour 4 of 4 in Beijing and we saved the best until last. This was our 2nd visit to the great wall (See my Badaling review) and this section is by far the more beautiful, I gave the other 5 stars so If I could have I would have given this at least 6. We were collected at 7am and driven from an hr and a half to Mutianyu where we were given the option of which part we wanted to go up to you can go up in a cable car run by one company or a chair lift run by another, We chose the chair lift as a group, why?, because the chair lift company also run the toboggan so we got to slide back down afterwards which was amazing.
Not to mention the wonderful views of a section less restored than some others and a lot less crowded, we have loads of photos of just me and my wife standing on the great wall, Beautiful.
We got 2 hrs free on the wall but our guide Cynthia had given us the chance to have 2 and a half if we wanted but some of the other people on the wall were happy with 2 and that turned out to be plenty anyway.
Lunch was lovely at an enamel factory which was very interesting to see the effort that goes into making the vases etc.
Cynthia spoke very fast but was also very funny and a few misunderstandings in the tour bus had the group in stitches not least the pronouncing of peanuts as pen*s.
Our favourite day in Beijing and we both felt that the tours were done brilliantly and worked very well to avoid as much of the traffic and heat as possible, which could have been unbearable. The side stops at factories and tea houses are interesting and just say no if you don't want to buy, we went to the tea house twice and on the second time we weren't even offered anything to buy as we had been before. They are not pushy but they are sales people so they will follow you like in every shop in Beijing, in our free time we went shopping and the staff in normal shops were more pushy its just they're way of delivering customer service, they want to follow you in case you want them.

Reviewed by: David M, May 2014
4 star rating: Recommended

The view is fantastic.

Reviewed by: Cicero C, June 2014
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

We did have a very nice tour guide, Cynthia, who was very energetic and lively. Also, Mutianyu is a great part of the wall to hike, not as touristy at all and great views.

We were very disappointed that we only had ~1.5 hours on the wall. We were rushed off of the wall to then go have a lunch and be encouraged (forcibly) to spend money at a super expensive Chinese government run pottery factory and then a tea house. We came to see the wall and were not interested in government-run activities, so next time we go we will just pay extra money and do more research to actually spend the whole day on the wall. It's such a far way to travel and you really want to do it, so really do it right and pick a different tour!

I'm also disappointed with Viator that the FULL itinerary is not posted; this should actually list out the post-wall activities to show people what they really spend their time doing.

Reviewed by: Ashley W, July 2014
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