As the saying goes, “He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man.” The Great Wall is one should definitely be on your bucket list. This tour takes you to visit the Mutianyu part of the Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its original appearance and the scenery here is more enchanting. The afternoon time for this tour is open for you to decide, you may choose from several places to visit. In a word, the tour covers the must-see and at the same time provides you with the most flexibility.
Your local guide will meet you at your Beijing downtown hotel lobby at 8:30 am. Then you will get on a comfortable vehicle to start the 8 hours day tour. It takes about 1.5 hours’ driving to get to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Located in Huairou district, about 80 km north from downtown Beijing, the Mutianyu Great Wall is less crowded than Badaling Great Wall. It is 1.4 miles (2,250m) long, 26 feet (7-8m) high and 20 feet (4-6m) wide. Its specialty is the 22 blockhouses and watchtowers on it. You may easily have a bird's eye view of the snaking Wall and its surrounding area from the watchtower. Cable cars up and down the Wall, and the toboggan down are available at your own expense. You will have enough time to enjoy the tranquil and spectacular scenery there. Every step on the Wall makes you can’t stop thinking how the ancient people made such grand construction with their bare hands. Later you will enjoy a typical Chinese lunch at a local restaurant and have a short break. The afternoon tour is open for you to decide. 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.