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

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FAQs on Great Wall 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 Beijing Great Wall tour should be your first choice.

Which section should I choose for my experience?

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 a private Great Wall tour, 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 trip is 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.

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.
Questions & Answers
Asked by Corey | Nov. 26, 2018 18:12Reply
One day private trip to badaling great wall and glass bridge at pinggu
Can I visit glass bridge after hiking Badaling Great Wall in one day?
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Answered by Ellen | Nov. 26, 2018 18:30
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According to my experience, one day is not enough to visit both Great Wall and Glass Bridge of Shilinxia Scenic Area, since they are located in different direction and far away to each other.
Asked by Betty Teo from SINGAPORE | Nov. 13, 2018 03:35Reply
I will going to Beijing on 16 November 2018.
Which airport shuttle bus should I take from BCIA to Qianmen Courtyard in Xicheng
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Answered by Raeleigh from CANADA | Nov. 14, 2018 17:46
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The airport shuttle bus line 7 can drive you from the airport to the South Gate of Qianmen Street, Xicheng District.
Asked by Loughlin from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 09, 2018 00:08Reply
Visit to Badaling Great Wall.
I want to visit Badaling Great Wall of China. I heard that the best option is by railway station North Beijing to Yanqing (Badaling), but North Beijing Railway Station is under construction. So where can I take a train for go to Badaling? Bus is in Zhengyangmen Bus Station?
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Answered by Leslie | Oct. 09, 2018 00:32
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For your reference, now the train (S2) departs from Huangtudian Station in Changping District. The train journey will take around 1.5 hours. If you want to take the bus to Badaling, Bus No. 919 and 877 departing from Deshengmen are available.
Asked by JOHN from THAILAND | Sep. 24, 2018 05:37Reply
WHERE
WHERE DO I APPLY FOR THE 144 HOUR VISA FROM IF I AM IN THAILAND AND I WAS BORN IN UK 57 YEARS OLD
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Answered by John | Sep. 25, 2018 02:33
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You can apply for the 144-hour visa free transit at one of the airports, sea and railway ports in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Liaoning, Beijing, Tianjin or Hebei of China.

Upon arrival, you will find the 144-hour visa-free counter at the immigration inspection to apply for the stay permit, which will be stamped on your passport indicating the allowed stay time.

For exact information, I would suggest you check online to reconfirm before leaving.
Answered by JOHN from THAILAND | Sep. 25, 2018 09:04
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH,VERY HELPFUL,SO I CAN LAND IN BEIJING AND GO TO THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA ON MY 144 HOUR VISA CORRECT
REGARDS JOHN
Asked by Cam from FRANCE | Sep. 01, 2018 04:43Reply
Do we need to book the Simatai Great Wall if...
...we arrive with the 9am bus from Beijing and want to visit it from the water town ?
(We are staying overnight in the town, but would like to visit the great wall first, by day)
Thanks
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Answered by Polly from CANADA | Sep. 02, 2018 20:07
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Yes, you need to book it in the official website at least 24 hours in advance.
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