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.
Jason was an articulate and informative guide and our trip to see the Great Wall during the peak of the Chinese National Holiday ran smoothly because he was able to plan to maneuver through the day by beginning early to avoid the expected crowds. Lunch, cloisonné and tea visit also included,Reviewed by: hlim371292, October 2013
Beautiful day, nice tour enjoyed the lunch and factory tour. Definitely take the toboggan/luge ride down. It was great fun.Reviewed by: ralph F, October 2013
Excellent tour and very knowledgeable guideReviewed by: Richard K, October 2013
This is a smaller group as we only need to do 3 hotel pickups. It took about 2 hrs to arrive at Mutianyu. The group decided to take the gondola up to a beautiful section of the Great Wall. The gondola ticket covers both ride up and toboggan down, this cost was not covered by the tour. The cost was 80RBM per person. That was fun. Taking the gondola ride gave us sufficient time to see and explore the Wall. Afterwards, we went to a tea ceremony to end the day. We were back at the hotel around 5pm. (keep mind this was possible b/c there were only 3 hotel drop offs.)Reviewed by: Ann W, October 2013
The details of this tour are very deceiving and I suggest you find another tour company to book with that actually understands that people want to spend more than 1.5 hours visiting the Great Wall. This is not even a "tour". You are picked up by the "guide" and driver, arrive at the wall, he picks up the tickets for you and says "See ya in 1.5 - 2hrs". We rushed to see as much of the wall as we could and were shocked at the limited time provided. We were asked to be back at the van at 11:30AM. We then drove to lunch with a tour of a ceramics factory. At 1:00pm we were told we would be going to a tea house, which was never advertised on the itinerary so we asked to be dropped back off at the hotel (it seemed shady). This "full day" tour of the wall ended up being a 5 hr day (2 hrs driving + 2 hrs wall + 1 hr lunch). Do yourself a favor and research for a better tour company than this one. We were EXTREMELY disappointed, along with the other couple that were on the tour with us.Reviewed by: Thomas K, November 2013