Full Day Great Wall Experience: Achieve what many an invading army failed to achieve and conquer the Great Wall of China. Hike along a section, climbing into the watchtowers as you soak up the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. No visit to Beijing is complete without walking along the winding Great Wall, so escape the busy city streets and experience one of the greatest engineering feats of all tim. Beat the early morning traffic with an early pickup and head outside the city.
Arrive at Mutianyu, a mostly restored but still spectacular section of the wall, and take a moment to take in this incredible view. It's a short hike up onto the wall but the climb is worth it as you'll be rewarded with amazing views of the wall stretches through the surrounding countryside. Learn about some of the wall’s myths and legends from your local guide as your trek to the watchtowers, which offer even more spectacular views. Although there are a lot of steep steps in places, tackle it at your own pace as you soak up the magnitude of this feat of engineering. At the end of the walk, choose to walk back or, for a different perspective, take the cable car or toboggan back down.
After well and truly working up an appetite, head to a nearby village for a tasty local lunch and to try some Chinese specialities. Once replenished, we’ll begin our journey back to Beijing. We’ll make one final stop to refresh your tired feet with a traditional reflexology foot massage.
Meeting/pick-up point: Sunworld Hotel, No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng, Beijing. Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A. Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250m down Dengshikou street on the left hand side of the road.
Duration: Seven/ Eight hours.
Start/opening time: 7am.
Others: Ending point Sunworld Hotel.
Included: local English-speaking guide, entry to Great Wall Mutianyu, lunch, transportation.