1-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour: Hike to the Secret Beacon Tower (Group)
Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall
Validity: 1st April – 1st November
Tour Departs: Tue, Thur, Sat
Departure Time: 07:40
Meeting Point: East Gate of Beijing Swissotel Hotel (Starbucks)（港澳中心东门星巴克）
Tour Duration: 07:40-16:30
Tour Type: Group Tour
Hiking Duration: 4 – 5 hours Price Inclusion: Air-conditioned tour bus, Hotel pick-up, English speaking tour guide, Entrance tickets, Lunch.
Highlights View the Great Wall of China on this special sightseeing tour, taking our unique and exclusive route. Have the chance to pass through Beigou village, a small countryside village by the foot of the Great Wall, before hiking through the forest up to the far peak of the Great Wall. Completely off the beaten track and away from the normal tourist route, this tour takes you to an area that is only known by locals. Here, you can fully appreciate the tranquil environment and serene surroundings of the Great Wall as you hike through the forested area, without lots of other tourists crowding around you! Be accompanied on your climb by our expert guide, allowing you to learn about the rich history of the Great Wall. From the highest tower, you will descend the Wall to the lower towers, where a pleasant staircase takes you to the bottom, giving you a last chance to look back and admire the Wall (or alternatively, take the cable car or toboggan down). This tour is suitable for both experienced and amateur hikers of all ages, offering either a challenging or gentler route to choose from.
Enjoy a private part of the Great Wall, accessible only by our secret route and far from the crowds.
Challenge yourself by choosing the steeper hike, or alternatively, opt for the gentler route to Tower 23.
Gain a better understanding of the Great Wall’s history and location by first passing through the local Beigou Village before hiking to the top.
Enjoy breath-taking scenery from the most exclusive viewpoints on the Great Wall, giving you the best photo opportunities!
-06:40-07:30: Be picked up by our driver or meet our tour guide at the Meeting Point before proceeding to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. -09:30-10:10: Arrive at Mutianyu and be picked up by your driver to take you through the local Beigou village to the beginning of your hiking trail.
-10:10-11:30: Opt for the steeper or gentler route, do some warm-up stretches, then begin your scenic hike to our exclusive section of The Great Wall! Listen to your expert tour guide’s explanations about the Great Wall’s rich history along the way.
-11:30: Upon reaching the Wall you will be taken to walk along it and can enjoy this private section and snap some photos, before starting to walk down from Tower 23 to the lower towers.
-12:30:Start descending the Great Wall by either taking a gentle trail, the cable car or the toboggan to the bottom (our guide can help you decide). Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at the base of the Great Wall to reward your efforts!
-14:30: Our guide will take you back to central Beijing.
-16:30: Return to the meeting point and the tour ends.
Included in the Tour Price
Hotel pick-up service in the allowed area;
Round trip bus transportation;
English speaking tour guide;
Admission tickets to Mutianyu Great Wall;
Uphill and downhill internal shuttle;
Not Included in the Tour Price
Great Wall cable car;
Tips for guide and drivers (optional).
Meeting Time and Meeting Point Meeting Time: 07:40 Meeting Point: East Gate of Beijing Swissotel Hotel (Starbucks)
Address in Chinese: 北京港澳中心酒店东门口（星巴克咖啡）
Transportation to the Meeting Point by Subway:
Please take “Subway line 2” and get off at “Dong Si Shi Tiao”（东四十条）station.
Following the signs for Exit C, you will find yourself outside the Beijing Swissotel Hotel where our bus parking spot is located just 50 meters to the east. Your tour guide will be wearing a red bodywarmer and will wait for you next to Starbucks. Please show your reservation name to your tour guide and they will direct you to the correct bus.
Note: Subway is highly recommended due to the bad traffic in the morning. Please do not take a taxi if your hotel is more than 4 kilometers away from Beijing Swissotel hotel.
Hotel Pick-Up Service
Hotel pick-up service is only available for hotels within the 2nd Ring Road. If your accommodation belongs to those such as “Express Inn, Homestay, B&B, Apartment,” please go to the meeting point, as their location in the narrow streets does not permit bus parking. Pick-up time is usually from 06:40-07:20 dependent on your hotel location. You will be informed of the specific time by your tour guide the night before your tour departure.