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Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing

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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 8-9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5262CNUD

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Discover the Great Wall of China on this small group tour from Beijing. Travel to the restored Mutianyu section and climb the Ming Dynasty watchtowers for incredible views of the Great Wall and the surrounding countryside. You can descend the wall by toboggan or take in the aerial view by cable car (at an additional cost). You'll then enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch and finish your day with a reflexology foot massage. This small group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, allowing for a personalized Great Wall experience.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Small group ensures personal service
The Great Wall of China was originally built more than 2,000 years ago to ward off Hun intruders from the north. Today, the wall is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and makes a great Beijing day trip.

You'll travel by air-conditioned minivan to the less-touristy Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, located 56 miles (90 kilometers) from Beijing. This section of the Great Wall offers unparalleled views from the Ming Dynasty watchtowers. Walk at your own pace as you traverse the wall to the watchtowers, becoming immersed in the history and myths told by your local guide. Along the way, you will have great views and photo opportunities of the wall snaking through the beautiful countryside. You can choose to descend the Great Wall by toboggan or take the scenic cable car.

Scaling the Great Wall will leave you with an appetite.You’ll get the opportunity to try some Chinese specialty dishes as you enjoy a traditional lunch served in a nearby local village. To soothe your weary feet, you will end the day with a reflexology foot massage.

You'll return to Beijing in the early evening.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Sunworld Hotel, No.88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng District
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Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm

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Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing

Great Wall of China Small Group Tour

  • Small group tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Reflexology foot massage
  • Toboggan or cable car ride
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Many areas of the Great Wall of China are quite steep and have uneven surfaces, comfortable walking shoes with a good grip must be worn
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Alexis C H, August 2014

This tour was great. It is all that they describe, no shopping stops and you get to walk the Great Wall in a quite exhausting but not so full of tourists part of the Wall.
We had a rainy day so the toboggan wasn't available, take that into account and do check the weather before booking. I read everywhere that the toboggan was a great way to come down from the Wall.
We used the automatic chair to go up and down, do yourself a favor and use the chair. It's a 2 minutes ride and would save you a lot of energy you will need in the Wall.
The weather was rainy but didn't actually rain while we were on the Wall, so it was a very cool scene. The Wall did look like a dragon between clouds. So a rainy day is not a show-stopper for this tour anyway.

BUT beware, the chair ride is 100 Yuan! They don't mention this in the description, which is technically fine because they mention that this is not included, but they strongly recommend it. Take enough money to pay for that.
Also, the foot massage is great. It feels strange for a foreigner not used to having your feet massages by a stranger, but it is very relaxing after the first 2 mins. Talking about tips, I would recommend tipping around 50Y to the guide, and 20 to the driver and maybe 20 to the foot massage woman/man.

Jerry was a Super Cool guide!! Thank you for a great experience.

Reviewed by: Josel Diane D D, August 2014

Amazing tour! Great guide, company was easy to contact when needed. I highly recommend the toboggan ride down, very easy to maneuver. Definitely planning a return trip!

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Tour code: 5262CNUD