There is a saying that he who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. The old Chinese saying indicates the Great Wall is a must-see during your lifetime. This tour takes you to visit the most popular part, the Badaling Great Wall in the morning to fulfill your dream. For the afternoon tour, you may choose at that day after discussing with your guide. The tour offers you much flexibility. With a private guide and driver in companion, you are bound to have a smooth and fun tour.
Your guide will meet you at your Beijing downtown hotel lobby at 8:30 am. Then you will hop on a comfortable vehicle to start the 8 hours day tour. After about an hour’s driving, you will get to the Badaling Great Wall which is the most representative part of the Great Wall. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Badaling is undoubtedly a bright star. It was the earliest part of the Great Wall opened to the world. The Great Wall at Badaling section is nestled in Yanqing, northwest of Beijing, around 75km’s away from downtown. It was built during Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to protect the heartland from being invaded by northern normads. In order to reinforce the wall, blocked stones were used as major materials in building Badaling. That’s why this part of the Great Wall looks so rock-steady. You are free to climb the wall step by step and take marvelous pictures. Later you will have lunch at a local restaurant and have a short break. The afternoon tour is flexible at your choice. You may choose one to visit from the following sites, please indicate your preferred option while booking for a better arrangement. 1. Summer Palace 2. Temple of Heaven 3. Yonghe Lamasery & Hutong Tour by Rickshaw 4. Olympic Park, check out the exterior of Bird's Nest & Water Cube 5. Ming Tombs (Dingling Tomb or Changling Tomb) 6. Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City (Closed on Monday) At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel to conclude the trip.