Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall with Private English Speaking Driver

Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Destination: China, China, Beijing
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Beijing
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Private self-guide day trip Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hiking . You will enjoy the amazing view when hike through from Un-restored to touristy part Great Wall. Self-guide without pushing and rushing , Private English speaking driver service , pick up time flexible , hotel pick up and drop off, tolls, gas, parking fee and bottled water are inclusive .

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Great wall of Jiankou, Beijing China

We will stop at village (bottom of Jiankou Great Wall ) The village we call it “XiZhaZi.” You have to climb 40-50 minutes mountain , then you couldreach on Jiankou Great Wall . Driver will show you where should start to climb the mountain. Will show you the path. The Jiankou section is known for its ruggedness and wild beauty, and you will be in awe of the marvelous views it affords. When you reach on Jiankou Great Wall , you will see a deserted watchtower that gives you a panoramic view of the entire valley. In the early morning the view is priceless with its morning fog. This section of the wall is not well known by tourists. So you may alone on the wall in the early morning.

You will start your hiking from “Zhengbeilou” where is best location for taking pictures. Another highlight of Jiankou is the enemy observation tower known as, ‘eagle flies facing upward’( "Ying Fei Dao Yang"), so named because this watchtower was erected on the highest peak in the area, and eagles and hawks often perch on it. So don’t hike to that direction. It is too dangerous for hiking.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China

It will take 2.5-3 hours from “Zhengbeilou” to Mutianyu part Tower #14.  You could take cable car down from here ,if you don’t want to more hiking .

It will take around 1 hour from Tower #14 to Tower #6 where is toboggan down station. It lots fine. Highly recommended.

After Cable car down or toboggan down , you will walk on a path which is for Mutianyu tourists . Then you could see Subway restaurant . Driver is there. And suggest you have a rest here , enjoy the table under sunshine , you may have something to eat here.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private English speaking driver
  • Private air-conditioned and clean vehicle
  • Gas, tolls, parking fee and bottled water

Exclusions
  • Great wall and cable car tickets fee
  • Gratuities ( Recommend for excellent service )
  • Entry/Admission - The Great wall of Jiankou
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The hiking on the great wall is for good hiker with good weather.
  • This is not an easy hike. Prior hiking experience is highly recommended Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required Not recommended for pregnant women Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please provide the tour operator with your special requests at "special requirement", your tour operator will also contact you just in case
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The hotel pick-up and drop off area should be within the 4th ring road of Beijing. For further distance, there might be an extra cost for the transfer which you'll be notified by your travel advisor.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 to 9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

wenttheredidthat_77

02 May, 2018

We visited the Beijing area in April 2018 and used Leo's tours to do the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike. The hike itself is a great way to experience the Great wall - first on the unrestored areas, and then on the restored sections closer to Mutianyu. The hike starts in a small village area on a simple wooded trail. This is a decent ascent - perhaps 800 ft or so as we estimated - to reach the Great Wall section near Jiankou. When you reach the wall, we used a bit of a broken down section with some stacked up stones to actually get on top of the wall section. This "access point" is only about chest high on an average person but the stepping stones are a bit shaky. Once on the wall, your biggest hiking challenges are now behind you. You'll encounter various "trail" conditions on the wall and through the towers - sometimes stepping over the "rubble" along the wall top sometimes stepping through some light bushes, and sometimes walking a bit close to the edge of the wall when the wall's a bit high - all of which which we found very enjoyable. We wanted to see what the unrestored sections are like, and this was a great way to do so. You'll generally be descending as you head toward Mutianyu and the restored areas. As for Leo's services, we were most pleased. We used a driver only rather than a guide. Our driver James was a very pleasant and helpful person. The day we hiked was a bit rainy, making it questionable whether the trail through the woods to the Jiankou section would be reachable. The team at Leo's was very patient and helpful, offering lots of advice as we made choices. Ultimately we chose to hike up the wooded trail to Jiankou, and our driver accompanied us on the trail most of the way up until he was sure that the conditions were acceptable on the trail. Leo's staff also checked with us off an on during the hike. We made easy arrangements to meet the driver at the end of our hike. The staff from Leo's was knowledgeable, easy to reach and very prompt and reliable in their responses. We really enjoyed meeting James and were very impressed with his kindness and personable nature.

ScottS5753

08 Oct, 2018

Our family traveled with Leo's. We are two adults and two children under the age of 13. We received very good service from Leo's. Our driver was fluent in English and understood our questions and comments very well. He scheduled a time to leave that was appropriate and avoided traffic. He also informed us of other things to do while in Beijing. The car ride was comfortable. I think the only negative was our daughter (10 years old) was dressed like it was a hot summer day and it was actually chilly on the wall, so she was cold for the walk on the wall. Our driver could have warned us about that when he picked us up. All in all though a very good tour.

georgiabrownn

17 Dec, 2017

This was a great service. Our driver Jason was great. Showed up on time and spoke good english. He showed us where to go and told us where to meet him for pick up. We even accidentally left a hat in his car when he dropped us off and he drove back to return it. Thanks Jason! It was a great hassle free day.

Vacation735423

05 Nov, 2018

Die Wanderung war das Highlight unserer Chinareise. Eine traumhafte Landschaft ! Auf dem unrenovierten Teil waren wir fast alleine unterwegs. Erst in Mutianyu wurde die Mauer deutlich belebter. John Chang von hereisbeijing hat mich und meinen Sohn morgens im Hotel abgeholt und zur Einstiegsstelle der Wanderung gefahren. Auf dem Weg dorthin hat er uns sehr genau den Wanderweg beschrieben, so dass wir problemlos von Jiankou nach Mutianyu wandern konnten. Für Notfälle hatten wir ein Handy dabei, dass wir aber nicht benutzen mussten. In Mutianyu wurden wir von John wieder in Empfang genommen. Eine klare Weiterempfehlung von Dagmar und Paul

Martin_P

30 Nov, 2019

Immer wieder gerne...mit SUPER Fahrer "Ma"!!! Er hat uns profimäßig geführt und uns bei allem geholfen. Gern immer wieder!!! Tolles Wetter mit Ausicht!!!

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