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Dear Ms. Liang, Our guided tour of Beijing finishes today and my husband and I wish to thank Barrin, our Beijing tour guide, our Beijing driver and your company for what has been the most memorable holiday that we have ever had. Barrin was at the airport to meet us and proved to be a most diligent, pleasant and informative host throughout the tour. Our driver took us through the heavy Beijing traffic every day and got us to our various places safely. Sincerely, Michele Monteil UK
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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Karenkatz,
Westborough, Massachusetts
Great Wall Tour
Hiking or viewing the Great Wall is a must for Beijing first-time visitors. Though the Great Wall of China forms a continuous line, the Wall now exists in different bits or sections due to historical reasons. The Great Wall was built in different times and dynasties. All these bits and sections overlap in time and place. Check out the Great Wall sections around Beijing.

Before your visiting the Great Wall around Beijing, googling the information on the Wall or check out our version of "Which section of the Great Wall should I climb?" for your reference. Tour-Beijing.Com (TBC)offers both private and group tours of all these sections of the Great Wall of China around and beyond Beijing.


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Top Great Wall Tour for Sightseeing Tourists ( Daily 1-2 Hour Hike )

» Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour Departure: Daily
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.4 hours ( 2 hours on the wall)
Hiking Area: Mutianyu Great Wall Section
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am or 13:30pm
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 12:00am or 5:30pm
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Hiking Level: beginner
Cable car: available (not included)
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BHDT-07
Price: Starting from US$50 p/p


» Mutianyu Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall and Underground Palace (Ming Tombs)
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours ( 2 hours on the wall)
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Walking Level: Beginner
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BXIT-F02A
Price: Starting from US$ 58 p/p


» Mutianyu Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours ( 2 hours on the wall)
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Walking Level: Beginner
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BXIT-F04A
Price: Starting from US$ 58 p/p


» Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour Attractions: Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace (Ming Tombs)
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours ( 2 hours on the wall)
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Walking Level: Beginner
Service: entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BXIT-F02
Price: Starting from US$ 58 p/p


» Badaling Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour Attractions: Badaling Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours ( 2 hours on the wall)
Pick-up point and time:Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Walking Level: Beginner
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BXIT-F04
Price: Starting from US$ 58 p/p


» Badaling Great Wall + Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour Departure: Daily
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.9 hours (including lunch and 2+2 hours on the walls)
Hiking Area: Badaling Section and Mutianyu Section
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm
Hiking Time: 2 + 2 hours
Hiking Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Cable car: Available ( not included )
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: GWPD-02
Price: Starting from US$65 p/p


» Badaling, Juyongguan and Mutianyu Great Wall 2 Day Tour
Badaling, Juyongguan and Mutianyu Great Wall 2 Day Tour Departure: Daily
Duration: 2 Days
Tour Type: A private tour
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel in Beijing around 08:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 4:00pm in 2 days
Hiking Time: Day 1 = 2+2 hrs, Day 2 = 2 hrs
Hiking Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + hotel + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BGH-01
Price: Starting from US$ 165 p/p


» Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng and Mutianyu Great Wall 3 Day Tour
Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng and Mutianyu Great Wall 3 Day Tour Departure: Daily
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Type: A private tour
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel in Beijing around 08:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 4:00pm in 3 days
Hiking Time: Day 1 = 2+2 hrs, Day 2 = 2+1 hrs, Day 3 = 2 hrs
Hiking Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + hotel + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BGH-07
Price: Starting from US$ 250 p/p

Top Great Wall Tour for Experienced Travelers ( Daily 4-5 Hour Hike )

» Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour Departure: Daily
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.9 hours ( 4-5 hours on the wal)
Hiking Area: Jiankou Great Wall - Mutianyu Great Wall
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Hiking Level: Intermediate - Advanced (8km hike )
Cable car: not available
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: GWPD-17
Price: Starting from US$75 p/p


» Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Day Tour
Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Day Tour Departure: Daily
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.9 hours (5 Hours on the walls)
Hiking Area: Panlongshan Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall (east)
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 7:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall
Hiking Level: Intermediate - Advanced (10km hike )
Cable car: Not available
Service: Entrance fees +Self-prepared lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: GWPD-08
Price: Starting from US$80 p/p


» Jinshanling & Simatai Great West Day Tour
Jinshanling & Simatai Great West Day Tour Departure: Daily
Hiking Area: Jinshanling and Simatai West
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours (3 Hours on the walls)
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Hiking Level: Intermediate (3 hours and 5km )
Service: Lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: GWPD-01
Price: Starting from US$85 p/p


» Hiking Cross the Wild Great Wall at Shixiaguan Day Tour
Hiking Cross the Wild Great Wall at Shixiaguan Day Tour Departure: Daily
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours (4 hours on the wal)
Hiking Area: Shixiaguan Great Wall ( or Remnant Great Wall at Badaling)
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Hiking Level: Intermediate
Cable car: not available
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: GWPD-10
Price: Starting from US$42 p/p


» Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West 2 Day Hiking
Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West 2 Day Hiking Departure: Daily
Duration: 2 Days
Tour Type: A private tour
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel in Beijing around 08:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 4:00pm in 2 days
Hiking Time: Day 1 = 4-5 hrs, Day 2 = 3 hrs
Service: Lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BGH-15
Price: Starting from US$170 p/p


» Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai West 3 Day Hiking
Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai West 3 Day Hiking Departure: Daily
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Type: A private tour
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel in Beijing around 08:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 4:00pm in 3 days
Hiking Time: Day 1 = 4-5 hrs, Day 2 = 5 hrs, Day 3 = 3 hrs
Service: Lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BGH-16
Price: Starting from US$250 p/p


» Shixiaguan, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai West 4 Day Hiking
Shixiaguan, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai West 4 Day Hiking Departure: Daily
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Type: A private tour
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel in Beijing around 08:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 4:00pm in 3 days
Hiking Time: Day 1 = 4 hrs, Day 2 = 4-5 hrs, Day 5, Day 4 = 3 hrs
Service: Lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BGH-17
Price: Starting from US$330 p/p




Choose Your Great Wall Tour by Type

» Great Wall Private Day Tour
Great Wall Private Day Tour Great Wall Private Day Tours - Enjoy a private car or van with an English speaking tour guide, an affordable and comfortable way to get to the Great Wall for an easy and flexible hiking. Several one day private hiking tours are available - Mutianyu, Badaling, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and more.

Mutianyu Great Wall & Underground Palace Day Tour from US$60 p/p
Badaling Great Wall & Underground Palace Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Jinshanling Great Wall Day Tour from US$60 p/p
Gubeikou Great Wall Day Tour from US$60 p/p
Gubeikou Jinshanling Great Wall Day Tour   from US$65 p/p



» Great Wall Group Day Tour
Great Wall Group Day Tour Great Wall Bus Tours - Our open group sightseeing tours of Beijing are a great way of traveling Beijing including excursions to the different sections of the Great Wall around Beijing. These tours are available every day all the year round.

Mutianyu Great Wall & Underground Palace ( Ming Tomb ) Bus Tour  US$30 p/p
Badaling Great Wall & Changling ( Ming Tomb ) Bus Tour  US$ 20 p/p
Badaling Great Wall & Summer Palace Bus Tour US$ 30 p/p
Hiking Cross the Wild Great Wall (Shixiaguan - Badaling) Bus Tour US$50 p/p



» Great Wall Multi-Day Tour Packages
Great Wall Multi-Day Tour Packages Great Wall Tour Packages - Designed for those Great Wall hiking enthusiasts hoping to see, feel and touch the Great Wall as a kind of unique experience to highlight their vacation in Beijing China; those who hope that their vacations will make for some romance repair in a new, romantic, exotic place to rediscover one another.

Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall 2 Day Tour from US$ 195 p/p
Mutianyu and Jinshanling Great Wall 2 Day Tour from US$ 160 p/p
Badaling, Mutianyu, Gubeikou & Jinshanling Great Wall 3 Day Tour from US$ 260 p/p
Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng and Mutianyu Great Wall 3 Day Tour from US$ 250 p/p
Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall 4 Day Tour from US$ 340 p/p
Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Mutianyu, Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall 5 Day Tour from US$ 420 p/p




» Hire a Car or Van with driver to the Great Wall
Hire a Car or Van with driver to the Great Wall Hire a car or van with a driver and explore the Great Wall around Beijing on your own and at your own pace! Your rental car and licensed driver in Beijing will help you see what you are going to see and see it all! All our chauffeurs have received strict training in the limo service professionalism. They will offer you the quick and safe limo service.



» Great Wall Customized Tour
Great Wall Customized Tour If none of our sample Great Wall tours meets your travel request and you would like to plan your own Great Wall trip, then just tell us the the sections of the Wall you want to visit, and your time on the Wall, we will tailor make a Great Wall tour to fit your needs. You will receive our proposed itinerary with estimated tour cost in 24 hours.



» Great Wall Helicopter Tour
Great Wall Helicopter Tour Aerial tours of Beijing are highly recommended for international tourists for memories that will last a lifetime. Seeing the Great Wall of China from the air by helicoper is an exciting adventure and delivers unrivaled photo opportunities to capture images of China's iconic landmark. Beijing Helicopter tour is also a great way to impress business associates, start up a little romance, or have a blast with a group of friends.
In addition to tours, we offer helicopter charters in the area around Beijing.

15 Minutes Aerial Tour and Great Wall Walking Tour from US$260 p/p

30 Minutes Aerial Tour and Great Wall Walking Tour from US$1430 p/p



» One Day Wild Great Wall Tour
One Day Wild Great Wall Tour Tour Type: A small group sidecar tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:00am - 9:00am
Sidecar: Only one passenger for one sidecar
Tour Code: BSC-05
Price: RMB2000


Choose Your Great Wall Tour by Sections
» Mutianyu Great Wall Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall Tour Mutianyu Great Wall has an beautiful natural landscape. This section of the Great Wall is comparatively smoother than most of other sections. There are 20 towers on the Mutianyu Great Wall snaking the ridge for about 3000 meters. The watch towers at the Mutianyu Great Wall are distributed at short intervals.

Mutianyu Private Day Tours:
Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from $ 55 p/p
Mutianyu Great Wall & Underground Palace Tour from US$60 p/p
Mutianyu Great Wall & Summer Palace Day Tour from US$60 p/p
Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Tour from US$65 p/p
Mutianyu Great Wall & the Schoolhouse Day Trip from US$78 p/p

Mutianyu Group Day Tour:
Mutianyu & Underground Palace Bus Day Tour US$30 p/p
Mutianyu Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City Bus Tour  US$40 p/p


» Badaling Great Wall Tour
Badaling Great Wall Tour Many first-time travelers choose the Great Wall at Badaling. It is one of the most gorgeous and magnificent part of the Great Wall in Beijing. The Badaling Great Wall is the well preserved Ming Dynasty Great Wall with original appearance.

Badaling Private Day Tours:
Badaling Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$30 p/p
Badaling Great Wall & Underground Palace Day Tour from $55 p/p
Badaling Great Wall & Summer Palace Day Tour from US$ 58 p/p
Badaling Great Wall Forbidden City & Tiananmen Tour from US$60 p/p
Badaling & The Commune by the Great Wall Day Trip from $100 p/p

Badaling Group Day Tour:
Badaling & Changling Group Bus Tour US$20 p/p
Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Bus Tour US$40 p/p
Badaling Great Wall & Summer Palace Bus Tour US$30 p/p


» Jinshanling Great Wall Tour
Jinshanling Great Wall Tour Jinshanling Great Wall is located about 150 km from downtown Beijing. To its east stands the Simatai Great Wall, its west Gubeikou Great Wall. Jinshangling Great Wall was named after the mountain called Jinshan Mountain. It is one of the most challenging part of the Great Wall for hiking (ruined, preserved and original).

Jinshanling Great Wall Private Day Tour from US$ 60 Hot
Gubeikou Jinshanling Great Wall Day Tour from US$ 65
Gubeikou Jinshanling Great Wall 2 Day Tour from US$ 195
Jinshanling Great Wall 2 Day Tour from US$ 170 Hot


» Juyongguan Great Wall Tour
Juyongguan Great Wall Tour The Pass we see today was planned by General Xuda and completed in the first year of the reign of the Emperor Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty ( 1368 ) and the years that followed, it was renovated again and again. The Great Wall around the Pass extends over 4 km snaking the ridge of the mountains forming the valley.

Juyongguan Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$ 30
Juyongguan Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour from US$ 50
Badaling & Juyongguan Great Wall Day Tour from US$ 55
Juyongguan-Badaling-Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$ 60


» Gubeikou Great Wall Tour
Gubeikou Great Wall Tour Gubeikou Great Wall is mainly composed of two parts – Panlongshan Great Wall and Wohushan Great Wall. Wohushan Great Wall is now still completely wild and unrestored, not officially opened to the public while Panlongshan Great Wall is partially opened by the local government. So when people talk about Gubeikou Great Wall, very often they refer to Panlongshan Great Wall. The entry to Panlongshan Great Wall is inside the Gubeikou Village under the administration of Gubeikou Township, which boasts one of the most beautiful villages around Beijing.

Gubeikou Great Wall Day Tour US$ 60
Gubeikou Jinshanling Great Wall Day Tour US$ 75
Gubeikou Jinshanling Great Wall 2 Day Tour US$ 195


» Simatai Great Wall Tour
Simatai Great Wall Tour The Simatai section of the Great Wall is located in the northeast of Miyun County, 140 kilometers from downtown Beijing. Simatai is one of the few stretches of the Wall that still preserve the original look of that period. You can hike Simatai Great Wall now! Simatai Great Wall is reopened to the public on a trial operation from Jan 01 to Sept 30, 2014. It will be officially reopened from October 1, 2014.

Jinshanling & Simatai Great Wall Day Tour from US$85 p/p
Simatai Great Wall Private Day Tour from US$ 60
Simatai Great Wall & Chateau Changyu AFIP Day Trip from US$ 80


» Jiankou Great Wall Tour
Jiankou Great Wall Tour Jiankou Great Wall is the greatest and most photogenic section of the Great Wall around Beijing. It is wild and totally unrestored. The tumbledown and crumbling brickwork snakes along a narrow mountain ridge

Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$75 p/p
Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West 2 Day Hiking from US$ 170 p/p
Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai West 3 Day Hiking from US$ 250 p/p
Shixiaguan, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai West 4 Day Hiking
from US$ 330 p/p



» Huanghuacheng Great Wall Tour
Huanghuacheng Great Wall Tour Huanghuacheng (literally meaning "Yellow Flower City") Great Wall, about 85 km north of downtown Beijing, is one of the most ruined sections of the wall in Beijing. It has become popular with hikers in recent years. It is an informal section of the Wall. To its west is Xiaoxihu Great Wall ( or the Great Wall of Huanghuacheng Reservior).

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$ 40


» Ruined Badaling Great Wall Tour
Ruined Badaling Great Wall Tour Ruined Badaling Great Wall ( now popularly known as Shixiaguan Great Wall ) is 10km southwest of the  Badaling Great Wall. So, as its name hints, this section of the Great Wall is partially restored and more adventurous, not easy to climb. It is the least touristy section of the Great Wall around Beijing, which is offically opened to the public.


Ruined Badaling Great Wall Day Tour from US$ 35


» Yunmengshan Great Wall Tour
Yunmengshan Great Wall Tour Yunmengshan Great Wall is such named because it is located to the east of Mt. Yunmeng ( Yunmengshan Mountain ). Yunmengshan Great Wall is a small bit of the Wall around Beijing. It was built under the General Qi Jiguang during the Ming Dynaty (1368 -1644). To its west, is located Mutianyu Great Wall, to its east Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall.

Yunmengshan Great Wall Hiking Day Trip from US$ 40


» Xiangshuihu Great Wall Tour
Xiangshuihu Great Wall Tour The bit of the Great Wall east of Moshikou Pass is locally referred as Xiangshuihu Great Wall perched on a steep slope over 1000 meters long with 5 towers. "Xiangshuihu" literally means "the gurgling lake Great Wall", named after the the rippling sound of water flowing through the ancient pass in the valley below the Great Wall.

Xianshuihu Great Wall Day Tour from US$ 35


» Luanling Great Wall Tour
Luanling Great Wall Tour Luanling Great Wall ( Or Lu An ling Great Wall) has two sections – east and west. Its west section is forbbiden for hiking due to treacherousness and wildness. Standing on the east section of Luanling Great Wall, you have better views of its west section, as well as Lianyunling Great Wall and Xuangshuihu Great Wall. Luanling literally means "Donkey Saddle’s Mountain".

Luanling Great Wall Hiking Day Trip from US$ 35


» Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Tour
Zhangdaokou Great Wall Tour Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Pass is located on the mountain sandwiched by Zhuang Dao Kou Village down in the south and Er Dao Guan Village down in the north. So to cross the Zhuagdaokou Great Wall Pass, we are required to hike south from Zhuang Dao Kou Village, climb up to the mountain valley, pass through the Zhuangdaokou Great Wall through the gateway (Zhuang Dao Kou Pass), then continue to trek on the mountain north of the Great Wall, before we reach Er Dao Guan Village down the mountain.

Crossing Zhuangdaokou Great Wall Pass Hiking Day Trip from US$ 30


» Xiaoxihu Great Wall Tour
Xiaoxihu Great Wall Tour Xiaoxihu Great Wall is actually is the extended Huanghuacheng Great Wall at the Reservoir Section. Xiaoxihu Great Wall is located in the Xishuiyu Village of Jiuduhe Township where the Huanghucheng Reservoir is located. The Huanghuacheng Reservoir cuts the Great Wall into three sections.

Xiao Xi Hu Circuit Hiking Day Trip from US$ 35


» Jiangjunguan Great Wall Tour
Jiangjunguan Great Wall Tour Lying on the north of Jiangjunguan Village is a section of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty, locally referred as “Jiangjunguan Great Wall”. “Jiangjunguan” literally means “a general’s pass”. This place used to be an important pass with military importance, the reason why the fort was built here. Jiangjunguan Great Wall is the first Great Wall pass (fort) in Beijing from the east.

Jiangjunguan Great Wall and Village Day Tour from US$ 35


» Bolitai Great Wall Tour
Bolitai Great Wall Tour The bit of the Wall in Bolitai Village, or we call it "Bolitai Great Wall" is quite different from Badaling Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall. The Great Wall here is made of slabs and stones, not bricks made in kilns. Only one section of the wall around the Village has been cleared and cleaned, bushes and saplings removed from the wall for easy walking. The cleaned wall here takes you about 2 hours's walking.

Sightseeing Driving and Bolitai Great Wall Day Tour from US$ 35


» Changyucheng Great Wall Tour
Changyucheng Great Wall Tour Changyucheng Village is named after one of the famous military city circlng an important pass of the Great Wall called "Changyucheng", which literally means “长峪城 – Long Valley City”. Bordering Hebei Province, Changyucheng Great Wall boasts to have one of Beijing's highest Great Wall towers at the sea-level of 1400 meters with stunning views.

Changyucheng Village & Changyucheng Great Wall Day Tour from US$ 35


For your glimpse of the Great Wall around Beijing, we provide 8 tourist maps for the 8 sections of the Great Wall around Beijing including Simatai (partially restored), Jinshanling (partially restored), Gubeikou (partially restored), Mutianyu (restored), Jiankou (unrestored), Huanghuacheng (unrestored), Badaling (restoresd) and Juyongguan (restored).

Badaling Great Wall Map
Badaling Great Wall Map
Juyongguan Great Wall Map
Juyongguan Great Wall Map
Huanghuacheng Great Wall Map
Huanghuacheng Great Wall Map
Jiankou Great Wall Map
Jiankou Great Wall Map
Mutianyu Great Wall Map
Mutianyu Great Wall Map
Gubeikou Great Wall Map
Gubeikou Great Wall Map
Jinshanling Great Wall Map
Jinshanling Great Wall Map
Simatai Great Wall Map
Simatai Great Wall Map


Great Wall Hike FAQS:

Q: The Great Wall sections around Beijing.
A:
The Great Wall of China doesn't form a continuous line - the Wall is in bits.

Most of the sections people see around Beijing are twentieth-century restorations of an original that is a mere 500 years old dating back to Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), an era of the huge 17-year reconstruction led by Qi Jiguang(1528 –1588), prime architect of the Wall. In 1568, at the age of 40, Qi found himself given the task of the upgrading the Wall along the northern frontier from Beijing to the eastern sea at Shanhaiguan. Qi Jinguang retired in 1585 and died in 1588. Work on the Wall continued steadily for the next 60 years, till the end of Ming Dynasty and the coming of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), ruled by "barbarians" the Manchus, who halted the Wall construction which was supposed to keep them out.

The bits of the Great Wall around Beijing can be divided into three categories - "Formal", "Informal" and "Wild" in terms of the local administration and management on the walls. The bits of "Formal Great Wall" are officially open to the public with government administration in terms of security, toilets, parking, restaurants etc. "Informal Great Wall" bits are softly open to the hikers with limited repairs and renovations from the local villages and jurisdictions. "Wild Great Wall" bits are officially "forbidden" for hiking to protect the original Great Wall as well as for safty reason because they are crumbling, overgrown, barred to walkers without any repairs in many areas.

In the recent years these "Wild Great Wall" sections have become a mecca for adventure holidaymakers. As one of the measures to protect the wild Great Wall, a new regulation " Penalty on organized Wild Great Wall Hiking" was enforced by Beijing Cultural Relics Adminstration in December, 2010.

There are over a dozen of "formal","informal" and "wild" sections of the Wall snaking across the northen mountains around Beijing. Most of the sections of the remaining Wall have their own names. Usually their names are given with regard to geographic location, historical factor or just the necessity of the local tourism promotion. Starting from east to west, the major bits of the Wall around Beijing are Jiangjunguan Great Wall Bolitai Great Wall Simatai Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall Gubeikou Great Wall Yunmengshan Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall Jiankou Great Wall (wild) Xiangshuihu Great Wall Luanling Great Wall Huanghuacheng Great Wall Zhuangdaokou Pass Great Wall Xiao Xi Hu Great Wall Badaling Great Wall Ruined Badaling Great Wall Juyongguan Pass Great Wall and Changyucheng Great Wall

• Changyucheng Great Wall: 100km northwest of Beijing downtown (wild)
• Badaling: 80km northwest from Beijing, busy, popular, breathtaking veiw of the wall winding (formal)
• Ruined Badaling: 90 northwest from Beijing, ruined and broken (formal)
• Juyongguan: 60km northwest from Beijing, closest section, heavily renovated, steep (formal)
• Xishuiyu Great Wall: 90km Northwest of Beijing (informal)
• Zhuangdaokou Great Wall: 90km north of Beijing (wild)
• Huanghuacheng: 85km north from Beijing, original, broken, steep (informal)
• Luanling Great Wall: 90km north of Beijing downtown (informal)
• Xiangshuihu Great Wall: 90km north of Beijing (formal)
• Jiankou: 90km north from Beijing, original, broken, ruined, treacherous (wild)
• Mutianyu: 85km north of Beijing, green, wonderful scenery (formal)
• Yunmengshan Great Wall: 120km northeast of Beijing (informal)
• Gubeikou: 110km northeast from Beijing, broken, original, risky (formal)
• Simatai: 140km northeast of Beijing, rugged, steep and hazardous (formal)
• Jinshanling: 150km northeast of Beijing, wild, rugged, steep and hazardous (formal)
• Bolitai Great Wall: 120km northeast of Beijing (wild)
• Jiangjunguan Great Wall: 110km northeast of Beijing (wild)

Q: Which section of the Great Wall should I visit?
A: People are often torn by the question which section to hike. Below are our suggestions only for your reference:
1) If you don't have much time, but you still want to have a glimpse of the Wall, especially on a busy day, choose Juyongguan Great Wall.
2) If you want to see the gorgeous section of the Wall in Beijing and don't mind the tourist crowd, go to Badaling Great Wall.
3) If you want to visit the Wall with a beautiful green scenery and environment, visit Mutianyu Great Wall.
4) If you travel with kids or seniors, go to visit Mutuanyu Great Wall.
5) If you want to hike the wild and original bits of the Wall, go to hike Jiankou, Huanghuacheng, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Yunmengshan and Simatai Great Wall.
6) If you don't want to see "people watching people", and look for a least tourist section, then go to Shixiaguan Great Wall.
7) If you want to hike the Wall with a short visit to the local ancient villages, you may choose Changyucheng, Zhuangdaokou, Luanling, Xiangshuihu, Bolitai and Jiangjunguang Great Wall.

Q: Which section is touristy and less touristy?
A: Jinshanling, Yunmengshan, Zhuangdaokou Great Wall, Luanling Great Wall, Bolitai Great Wall, Jiangjuguan Great Wall, Gubeikou, Simatai and Shixiaguan Great Wall are less touristy. Badaling Great Wall is most crowded. It is better to hike the Wall during the weekdays instead of weekends. Strongly advise you not to visit the Wall during China public holidays. On these special days you will waste much of your valuable time on the way from your hotel to the Wall. On the Wall, you have to take group photos since there are a great number of people on the Wall.

Q: Do you offer sleeping on the Great Wall tour? Which sections?
A: Overnight on the Wall under the stars or in a tent inside a watchtower, a unique and unforgettable life experience. At present we offer camping on Jinshanling Great Wall and Ruined Badaling Great Wall.

Q: Can I stay overnight in a hotel or inn at the base of the Great Wall?
A: If you want to stay overnight at the base of the Great Wall around Beijing, below are some of the inns and hotels for your consideration. Many of the inns and courtyard hotels are still open in winter by the Great Wall.
Juyongguan Great Wall Hotel
the Cummune by the Great Wall
Great Wall Courtyard Inn
Huanghuacheng Fuwang Courtyard Farmhouse
the Schoolhouse by the Mutianyu Great Wall
Jinshanling Hotel
Simatai Great Wall Courtyard Hotel
the Chateau Changyu AFIP Global Beijing

Q: What's the best season for Great Wall hiking?
A: In Beijing, all the formal sections of the Wall are open to tourists all year round. The ideal months for the Great Wall hike fall on spring, early summer, autumn (later March, April, May, June, September, October and early November). If you happen to visit the Wall in summer ( later June, July and August), be prepared for heat stroke prevention – sunglasses, sun cream, sun block, hat, water.

Winter Great Wall Hike is a bit challenging mainly due to the frozen weather in later December, January and early early February each year in Beijing. You are advised to dress warmly – winter hat with ear flap, ear warmers, gloves, scarf, warm jackets and ther winter accessories. The Great Wall hike is impossible only because the road access to sections is blocked due to the heavy snow. If you plan to do the hike in winter, we do suggest you check the weather report.

Q: Any accessible section of the Great Wall for wheelchair users?
A: Badaling Great Wall and Mutianyu are wheelchair-friendly, the only two accessible section of the Wall around Beijing (but only on some restricted areas).

Q: How to get to the major sections of the Great Wall around Beijing by public transport?
A: There are several ways of traveling to the Wall using public trasport.

To Badaling Great Wall by bus
Badaling Bus No.877 (Bus Fare: RMB 12)
To:
Deshengmen (德胜门)- Badaling (八达岭)
Operating Hours:
06:00-12:00(Apr.1-Oct.31)
06:00-12:30 (Nov.1-Mar.31)
Return:
Badaling (八达岭)- Deshengmen (德胜门)
10:30-17:00(Apr.1-Oct.31)
11:00-16:30(Nov.1-Mar.31)
To Badaling Great Wall by Train
Badaling Great Wall is the only Wall that you can directly reach by train: 12 daily "S trains" from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling Great Wall and 12 daily trains from Badaling Great Wall back to Beijing North Railway Station. It takes about one hour and 20 minutes to get to Badaling Great Wall from downtown Beijing. Tickets are available and easy to get at the ticketing office in the main building of Beijing North Railway Station. The train ticket costs RMB 6. The entrance to the Badaling Great Wall is a 20- minute walk from Badaling Railway Station.

To Mutianyu Great Wall by Bus
Tourist Bus No.867
Directly running to Mutianyu Great Wall 慕田峪长城
The Tourist Bus 867 operates two daily departures: Start at 7:00am and 8:30am; return at 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Valid time: from March 15 – Nov 15 each year.
Bus No. 916 Express (916快)To:
Mutianyu Great Wall 慕田峪长城
Important Notice: The final destination of the Bus 916 Express is actually Huairou Beidajie (怀柔北大街)in Huairou District, then you have to change for the local bus No.936 (Huairou - Dongtai 怀柔至洞台), continue to take the bus 936 (936路支线) for another 18.6km, pass 8 stops and get off at Mutianyu Great Wall finally.
Bus 916 Express (916快)Fare: RMB 12
Bus 936 (936路支线) Fare: RMB 8
Bus Operation Time: 6:00-17:00 ( every 20 minutes )

Bus No. 980 Express (980快) To Jinshanling Great Wall:
Destination: Jinshanling Great Wall 金山岭长城.
Very Important Notice: Actually the Bus 980 Express stops at Miyun County ( 密云汽车站 ), and then you take a mini bus from the downtown Miyun to Jinshanling.
Bus Fare: RMB 15
Minibus Fare: about RMB 50 ( you have to share a mini-bus for Jinshanling Great Wall)

Take a taxi to the Great Wall
You can also charter a taxi for day trips to the Great Wall. The drive ranges from 1.5 hour to 2.5 hours from the city center according to the different sections of the Great Wall. Below are the approximate taxi fares to the different sections of the Great Wall with waiting for about 2-3 hours while touring the wall:
Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall: 85km – RMB 600
Beijing Badaling Great Wall: 80km – RMB 500
Beijing Simatai Great Wall: 140km – RMB 700
Beijing Juyongguan Great Wall: 60km – RMB 400
Beijing Jinshanling Great Wall: 160km RMB 800
Beijing Gubeikou Great Wall: 150km – RMB 750
Beijing Jiankou Great Wall: 85km – RMB 650
Beijing Huanghuacheng Great Wall 85km – RMB 600

Q: What is the level of hiking for the Great Wall tour?
A: It is a beginning (1-2 hours) - intermediate level (3-4 hours). The hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu, Gubeikou to Jinshanling and Jinshangling to Simatai, take about 4-6 hours respectively, the touchest hike. Don't forget to bring a mobile phone, water, hiking boots, sunscreen, sun-glasses, insect repellent, cap and some snacks etc.

Q: Can we take a cable car up to the Great Wall?
A: Yes, the cable car is optional. The cable car is available on Badaling, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai. We suggest you hike up the Great Wall and take the cable car down the wall.

Q: Can we visit some local village while driving from the section to the next section?
A: Yes. We can arrange the visits to some local villages on the spot when you are interested in mixing with the locals.

Q: Do your tour guides speak English? Are they knowledgeable on the history of the Wall to be visited?
A: Yes. We will arrange English speaking tour guides to escort you from the beginning to the end. They have received special training in learning the history and construction of the Great Wall.

Q: Any tips on what dress to take for each of the seasons?
A: April, October, and earlier November: long shorts, overcoat; May, June, July and August: Summer dress - many T-shirts shorts; December, January and early early February: winter hat with ear flap, ear warmers, gloves, scarf, warm jackets and ther winter accessories.

Q: Do we have a van or car for our own use?
A: Yes. You have a van or car exclusively for your own use from the beginning to the end.



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