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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.

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Beijing 5 Day Tour for Couples with Kids

Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall; Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer
Palace, Panda Zoo, Sony ExploraScience, Chenxian Street, Temple of
Confucius and Guozijian Museum, Yandai Byway, Yinding Bridge, Rickshaw
Tour, an Old Courtyard, Stone Forest Gorge, Glass Sightseeing Platform,
Diaowo Village and Jinhai Lake, Beijing International Sculpture Park, Tanzhe
Temple and Zhoukoudian
Meals: 5 Chinese lunches 
Service: English-speaking Tour Guide + Your Exclusive Vehicle + Entrance
Hotel: No
Customizable: Yes
Tour Code: NBCPT - 14
Price: Starting from US$ 399 p/p

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Day By Day Itinerary
Day 01
Picked by our tour guide at your hotel in Beijing early in the morning around 8:00 am. Then head to Mutianyue Great Wall (hiking about 2 hours), a beautiful section of the all 5 major sections of the Great Wall around Beijing, less crowded than Badaling Great Wall with picturesque views. Mutianyu Great Wall once worked as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.

 Mutianyue Great Wall

There are three ways to get onto the Wall when you get to the base of Mutianyu Great Wall. Apart from hiking up on foot (half hour), you can choose take cable car or chair lift (Optional ). To get down the wall, you can also take Toboggan slide down ( Optional ).

Lunch will be arranged at Xinshuangquan Restaurant which serves traditional Chinese food.

After lunch, drive back to the downtown Beijing and visit Sony ExploraScience. It is a Science and technology museum, an interactive educational center for promotion of science and education. The blend of science and technology is the main theme of Sony ExploraScience.

It blends interactive educational exhibits from the Exploratorium in San Francisco with Sony's latest digital technologies to assist young children to experience

 Sony ExploraScience

Back to your hotel in Beijing around 5:00 PM

Meals: Fresh and Healthy Lunch
Hotel: No
Day 02
After breakfast, head to Tiananmen Square ( 40 minutes sightseeing ), the largest public square in the world. Located in the heart of Beijing City, it is the site for massive parades and rallies, which is the largest square of this kind in the world. This was the site when in 1949, from a rostrum on Tiananmen (the Gate of Heavenly Peace), Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China.

Tiananmen Square

Move on to Forbidden City ( 2 hours visit ), the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the seat- bed of the Emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.

Forbidden City

Lunch will be arranged at one of our designated quality Chinese restaurants which offer traditional Chinese food.

After lunch, on the way to Summer Palace, you will drop off at Beijing Zoo to see see the Giant Pandas. The first birth of a giant panda in captivity occurred at the Beijing Zoo 1963. The first artifcial insemination breeding success in the world was achieved at the Beijing Zoo in 1978. As a symbol of friendship, the giant pandas have been presented to many countries.

Beijing Panda House

After lunch, continue to visit Summer Palace (2 hours sightseeing), originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty. Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860.

 Summer Palace

Back to your hotel in Beijing around 6:00 PM

Meals: Chinese lunch
Hotel: No
Day 03
Picked up from your hotel in Beijing around 8:00 and transferred to Chenxian Street, the east-west roadway, starting about 700 years ago with its structures built in line with ancient Chinese customs, once one of the China's most important humanist centers - the Confucius Temple and Guozijian (Imperial College).

Confucius Temple

You will be arranged to visit Confucius Temple and Guozijian Museum. Confucius Temple in Beijing is the place where people pay respect to Confucius, which has started since the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) . Confucius is a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

Guozijian Museum

Guozijian was once the national central institute of learning in Chinese dynasties in Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynastied. It was the highest institute of learning in China's traditional educational system.

Then head to Shichahai Area for lunch. You are arranged to have home made lunch in a private and traditional local family.

After lunch, continue to visit Drum Tower, Ascending the 67-meter high and two-story Drum Tower dating from 1420 is sure to bring you back to the old Beijing by seeing the big drum tower and having bird's-eye view of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan - existing traditional courtyards in Beijing.

Then walking along the Yanda Xiejie (Yandai Byway), a quaint 800-year-old hutong located directly north of Yinding Bridge between Qianhai and Houhai and the south of the Drum Tower, used to be well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes, hence the name.

Yandai Byway

Continue to walk across the Silver Ingot Bridge ( Yinding Bridge ), a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake, the hub of Shichhai area with surrounding quiet hutongs. At Yinding Bridge, you will take a 30-minute pedicab drive through the zigzag and narrow alleys or hutongs.

Two people share one rickshaw. You are not supposed to tip the pedicab driver since the tour cost includes the tip.

A 30-minute pedicab drive

Arriving at an old courtyard and begin the one hour visit inside, with the help of your English speaking tour guide of the courtyard, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditional Chinese culture involved.

At the end of the tour, you returned to your hotel in Beijing

Meals: Chinese lunch
Hotel: No
Day 04
Picked up from your hotel in downtown Beijing around 8:00am, then escorted by our tour guide, drive along Jingping Expressway to the Pinggu District in the east of Beijing.

First visit Stone Forest Gorge. The stone forest valley is 6 kilometers long with its main peak looking like trees put together, hence the name stone forest for the scenic area. The stone forest gorge area has dense plantations and fresh air, a good place to walk close to the greatness of the nature.

Then move on to the world's largest glass sightseeing platform. It is hung out from the cliff on the highest peak inside Stone Forest Gorge (Shilinxia Scenic Area), 11 meters longer than the Grand Canyon Skywalk inside the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States.

The transparent sightseeing platform allows you to have a terrific view of the valleys and mountains below.

Glass Sightseeing Platform

You will be arranged to take the cable up to the transparent sightseeing platform and take the cable down afterwards.

Then head to the Diaowo Village. The village has 54 households with over 100 villagers. Today you will meet Mrs Li and her husband Mr. Hao in their courtyard home. A few years ago Mrs. Li retired and left the busy downtown Beijing and relocated to her husband birth place for spending the retirement life.

Visit Lady Li' Family

Now she eats the vegetables she plants in her front yard and the Geese & Chickens in her back yard, enjoying an organic living and healthy life.

You will have a home lunch made by Lady Li, chatting on their life and getting a good feel of it people of China.

Home Lunch Made by Lady Li

After lunch, drive along deep valley called Flying Dragon Valley. The ravine is well known for its deep valley, original sandstones, thick forest, beautiful waters and mysterious caves. This north-south canyon is a 8 km-long, 20m wide and 7m wide at the narrowest.

Finally visit Jinhai Lake, also known as Jinhai Lake Scenic Area. It is located in the east of Pinggu District, about 85km northeast of Beijing downtown. Jinhai Lake is situated to the south of the Grand Gold Mount ( well known for producing gold), hence the name of "Jinhai lake" which literally means "Golden River".

Now Jinhai Lake has been turned into a recreational and sightseeing area including mountain hiking and and lakeside vacationing, yacht, speed boat, self-driving boat, flying umbrella above water, pedalo, rowing boat and many more ( Optional ).

 Jinhai Lake

Back to your hotel in Beijing around 6:00 PM

Meals: Chinese lunch
Hotel: No
Day 05
Picked up from your hotel in downtown Beijing around 8:00am, and drive to the west suburb of Beijing. First visit Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, an important Paleolithic site - listed as world cultural heritage.

It was was first excavated in 1927, in a cave on Dragon Bone Hill at Zhoukoudian, southwest of Beijing. In 1929, skull fossils of Peking Man were discovered here, giving concrete evidence for the existence of primitive man in the Beijing area and marking a milestone in the history of paleo-anthropology.

Peking Man Site Zhoukoudian

After Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian , move on to Jietai Temple, one of China's most famous ancient Buddhist sites. Its four main halls occupy terraces on a gentle slope up to Ma'an Shan (Saddle Hill).

Jietai Temple

Lastly, head to Beijing International Sculpture Park. It is a multi-function park focused on arts appreciation, research, travel and entertainment. The natural landscape and man-made arts| and sculpture are perfectly merged here in the park.

There are over 200 sculptures from over 40 countries, dotted in the park create a paradise for people seeking the mixture of arts and natural beauty. In the middle of the park, there is a Yulan Magnolia Garden planted with hundreds of Yulan Magnolia trees of 9 species, a highlight during the spring time when all the Yulan Magnolia trees are in full bloom.

Jietai Temple

Back to your hotel in Beijing around 6:00 PM

Meals: Chinese lunch
Hotel: No

Just a Kindly Reminder
This tour is designed for your own traveling party and no other tourists will join you. So you have much flexibility and freedom. If you have any questions, or want more time for taking photos, just feel free to let your tour guide know. With your personal tour guide, you will have more interaction with the locals which will enrich your travel experience in Beijing.

On the evening before your departure early next morning, you will get a call to your hotel room or a message at your hotel front counter by your tour guide to reconfirm your next morning's pickup time which is normally set around around 8:00 am.

On the morning of your tour departure date, our tour guide will go to your hotel ahead of your pick-up time in the lobby, holding a sign with your name. When you come down to the hotel lobby, just look around for the sign to meet our tour guide.

You will have the narratives of local history and culture by your tour guide while you are comfortably sitting in the air-conditioned vehicle of your exclusive use and enjoying the views passing by.
Price List for this tour (Price per person in US dollars)
Price without shopping stop
Travelling Party Tour Cost Per Person
1 person $1059
2 persons $655
3 persons $579
4 persons $509
5 persons $469
6 persons $459
7 persons $439
8 Persons $419
9 Persons $405
10 persons up $399

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Tour Package Price Inclusions:
1. Professional English speaking tour guide
2. Exclusive Use of Vehicle
3. Entrance fees and 5 lunches as mentioned
4. Pick up from and back to your hotel in Beijing
5.The above privately escorted tour is designed for you.
  Tour Package Price Exclusions:
1.Hotel and breakfast
2.Gratuities to drivers and guides
3.Cable car at the Great Wall
4.Travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident

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