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What a fantastic experience to hike the Great Wall of China! Whether you take our guided tours with the Great Wall visit or do it by yourself, you will be obsessed with its magnificent views and grandeur.

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FAQs on Great Wall of China Tours

Why should I go to Beijing in order to see the Great Wall?

Certainly you should. Though the Great Wall criss-crosses many places in north China, the principal sections are in Beijing area. International and domestic flights and high speed trains make Beijing easy to reach, so the Great Wall of China tours from Beijing should be your first choice.

Which section should I choose for my Great Wall of China tours?

Badaling and Mutianyu in Beijing are best choices. Both portray full features. Badaling is the travelers' favorite while Mutianyu is a wise man's choice if visiting on holidays.

When is the best time to visit the Great Wall?

You can go year round, but from March to October is preferable. Avoid travelling on China public holidays like the May Day Holiday and the golden week from Oct. 1 to 7.

How much does it cost for a day trip to the Great Wall for two people?

If you use a travel agency's services for the private Great Wall of China tours, the cost ranges from US$130 to US$230 per person for two people. It also varies with the Great Wall sections. If you arrange the trip by yourself and hire a taxi, the cost exceeds US$250. Be careful not to buy tours at rock-bottom bargain price to avoid traps.

Will the guide accompany us up the wall? And how long does it take for an average walk on the wall?

There will be time allowance for you to explore along the wall, however, often the guide won't accompany you all the way for normal sightseeing. Our groups usually linger for 2 hours on the wall, which is time enough for a leisurely walk and climb. If you are taking one of the private Great Wall hiking tours, our guide will escort you and the visiting time is also a bit longer.

How steep is the wall? Is it safe?

Popular sections like Badaling and Mutianyu are not extremely steep, and certainly safe to travel on. Watch your steps and do not walk on the edge. Remember to avoid taking photos while you climb. You'd be the wiser to avoid sections less well maintained or some uncharted areas.

Is the Great Wall tour physically strenuous? Can the old, kids, and the handicapped still manage?

The Beijing Great Wall tours are not very demanding for the general public. For the seniors, children, and the handicapped, we recommend Badaling or Mutianyu, because cable cars, pulley cars or luges are available for visitors, and there are also barrier-free facilities and passages at Badaling.

Which section is the most suitable for hiking?

Jinshanling is the first choice owing to its stunning scenery and well-preserved military defensive constructions. A hike takes about four hours. Simatai is also a top pick and tourists can visit it and the nearby Gubei Water Town.

What should I wear? Do I need special equipment?

Please wear pants and anti-skid sneakers. Keep your backpack travel-light. Use sunscreen to protect your skin. It's also advised to bring an alpine-stock and wear sunglasses when you take the Great Wall tours from Beijing.

Are there restaurants nearby?

There are some fast food restaurants so you can conveniently have lunch with the advice from our guide. If you do not like fast food, you can pack your own snacks.
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    4.835 Reviews
    Andrew
    USA
    Posted on August 19, 2019
    Our tour guide was responsible and careful. Although we traveled in April, it was still very crowded. This Beijing day tour to Great Wall was good but it could be better!
    Robert Bellamy
    Canada
    Posted on August 19, 2019
    Our tour guide Gloria organized a full travel schedule for us. She was very ardent, careful and humorous. Our Beijing day trip to Mutianyu Great Wall was great regardless of heavy traffic because it was on May Day. We took nearly 2.5 hours to climb the wall and felt the grand sight of the architecture. It was worthwhile!
    Nelson Alexander
    Australia
    Posted on August 18, 2019
    We enjoyed ourselves on the trip to Mutianyu Great Wall. It took us nearly 2 hours to the top, tired but meaningful. On the whole hiking, our knowledgeable guide introduced the Great Wall carefully. It was truly a great project, one of the splendid wonders in the world. If you go to China, the Mutianyu Great Wall can not be missed!
    Marie
    France
    Posted on August 17, 2019
    Our tour guide Gloria was very meticulous and amiable. She was kind to the old people and children in our small group. She also explained each spot of interesting stories, which was not only easy to understand, but also inspired the interest of the children. At the end of our trip, she also gave us some practical travel tips. It was a meaningful experience. I would choose her next time!
    Simerjeet
    Spain
    Posted on August 16, 2019
    The Beijing day tour to Mutianyu Great Wall was arranged reasonably. We had enough time to climb the wall, one of the best-preserved sections of China Great Wall. There was a Chinese saying that “He who doesn’t reach the Great Wall is not a true man.” We were excited that we successfully climbed it though it was hard for us. We viewed the splendid scenery and felt the wisdom of ancient Chinese. It was worth visiting!
    Richard Emmett
    Canada
    Posted on August 14, 2019
    Our Beijing day trip to Mutianyu Great Wall was meaningful. It was one of the greatest wonders in the world. We were excited that we climbed the wall and viewed the picturesque landscape. It was a pity that we went there in cold weather. So, I recommend you prepare thick clothes if you go there on cold days.
    AZHAR
    USA
    Posted on August 14, 2019
    Our tour guide Tina was very enthusiastic and professional. Our Beijing day tour to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall made us feel the magnificence and majesty of Chinese ancient architecture. It was a worthy visit!
    Lalith Patel
    Australia
    Posted on August 13, 2019
    From our Beijing day trip to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall, we learned a lot about Chinese history and felt charm of ancient relics. The whole itinerary was reasonable and the guide explained well. It was a happy and meaningful day!
    Sakda
    Malaysia
    Posted on August 13, 2019
    We enjoyed this Beijing day trip to Mutianyu Great Wall. We really appreciated our warmhearted tour guide Sara. We would choose her on our next trip!
    Olga Allaire
    United Kingdom
    Posted on August 11, 2019
    On our trip to climb Mutianyu Great Wall, our knowledgeable guide explained the history and development of it. Mutianyu enjoyed a high reputation among all sections of the Great Wall. We took the cable car to the 14th watchtower and enjoyed leisure time on it. We appreciated the gorgeous architecture and took many photos. A meaningful trip! Highly recommend!
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