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Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour in Small Group with Free Pickup

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    Pass By: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China

    As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, Mutianyu Great Wall is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall. In the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. In 1404, a pass was built in the wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved.

    Compared with other sections of Great Wall, the Mutianyu Great Wall possesses unique characteristics in its construction. Watchtowers are densely placed along this section of the Great Wall - 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-meter-long stretch. Both the outer and inner parapets are crenellated with merlots, so that shots could be fired at the enemy on both sides - a feature very rare on other parts of the Great Wall. The Mutianyu Pass consists of 3 watchtowers, one big in the center and two smaller on both sides. Standing on the same terrace, the three watchtowers are connected to each other inside and compose a rarely seen structure among all sections of Great Wall. This section of the Great Wall has seen its fair share if important visitors, from world leaders (including former U.S. President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister John Major), to sports clubs (the NBA's Houston Rockets).
    While Mutianyu does get its fair share of visitors, it does not get as packed as Badaling, allowing you to have a peaceful time exploring the wall. After walking around on Mutianyu, you have the option of coming down via walking, taking a cable car, or taking a toboggan ride (lots of fun and highly recommended!).
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    Departure Point
    Beijing, Beijing

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will be glad to offer free personal pickups from the hotel/residence within the 2nd Ring Road (the 2nd city express way loop). For those from other locations, please meet the bus at Chaoyangmen Subway Station Exit A of Subway Line 2.
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    Inclusions
    • Opportunity to see one of the best section of the Great Wall near Beijing;
    • Downtown hotel morning pickup and evening drop-off;
    • English tour guide;
    • Professional tour driver;
    • Toyota van or minibus or similar quality vehicle;
    Exclusions
    • In-park shuttle pedicab;
    • Cable car, chairlift or toboggan;
    • Other personal spending.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pickups from the hotels within the 2nd Ring Road (Loop).
    • Convenience meeting point at Chaoyangmen Station Exit A of Subway Line 2
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The scenery here was incredible. If you're doing a day tour of The Wall from Beijing I highly recommend accessing it from Jinshanling rather than from Mutianyu because its much less crowded. The group almost had the entire section of wall to ourselves which made the scenery even
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    We had a wonderful time on this tour with our guide Barry. My colleague had been to the wall many times before, this was my first time. Barry communicated clearly, kindly and in very good English when I had questions. Our driver was very polite and attentive as was Barry. Barry
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    If there was a sixth star, Oliver and the entire team of Great Wall Adventure Club would have earned it for this wonderful day hike on the Great Wall of China from the unrestored (and almost empty) Jiankou section to the restored (and more crowded) Mutianyu part of the wall.
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    From start to finish this was a wonderful experience! We started out in Beijing. Our first day we explored by ourselves. A very easy city to get around in. Subway system user friendly and if you have a question people are happy to help. Oliver was our first tour guide. We
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    This was a truly amazing experience and it was made even better that out tour was very personal and private. Our train arrived a bit late but our guide, Luis, was very patient with us. He arranged our tour to the places we wanted to see along with giving us a bit of time here
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