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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall

Daily 7:30am–5:30pm
Mu Tian Yu Lu,‎ Huai Rou Qu, beijing

The Basics

The Mutianyu Great Wall is a good option for visitors with a full day to devote to the wall, as well as families looking for not-too-strenuous hiking away from the crowds. Travelers can choose to climb to the top via restored steps equipped with handrails, or opt for a leisurely cable car ride to the highest restored section. From the top of the cable car, visitors can explore the area before hopping back on for a return trip, taking one of the trails leading back down, or continuing east along the wall to the toboggan ride for a slide back to the bottom. The site is often visited with a guide who can help navigate the steeper portions of the wall and offer historical insight, and a trip can be combined with visits to other Beijing attractions, such as the Ming Tombs, the Olympic facilities, or the China Aviation Museum.

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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour
All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour
$188.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Wall Tour
Our guide SUSAN was more than fantastic. She was so personable and informative. She has a great command of the English language. We had such a fun day with her. The Wall was a once in a lifetime experience. The private tour we set up was perfect for our group of 6, including 2 kids. We spent the right amount of time everywhere.
Michelle_S, Apr 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Beijing

highly recommended
Jose_G, Oct 2021
Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip With Speaking-English Driver
very professional. right on time, at your own pace, the place itself is fantastic and very private -i didn't see more than 10 people in the whole walll stations- you can go by foot or cable car once in the great wall.
I fully recommand.
Pierre_C, Oct 2021
Morning Mubus Tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall
Very good guide Jily helpful and so pleasant. Very efficient and flexible organisation that gives you all the time you need to walk along the great well at your own tempo.
Really enjoyed the trip...
Michael_B, Oct 2021
Mutianyu Great Wall Private Tour(Include all tickets)
Really enjoyed the trip with our driver, David. He met us in the lobby of our hotel and, upon arrival at the Mutianyu section of the wall, took care of all the tickets and other logistics. Honestly, for this trip, you don't really need anything else beyond a friendly, safe, and organized driver, and we had all three in David. Lots of fun and a perfect option for families (like mine) with small kids and limited time.
Great tour!
Bianca C, Oct 2019
Private Beijing Day Trip: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs
Mutianyu Great Wall was a perfect location. Not too crowded and easy to get to. Coco was an excellent tour guide. She knew the best picture spots and she was able to edit my itinerary last minute because some government celebrations in Beijing shut down the attractions at different times. I highly recommend Coco as a tour guide!
Private All-Inclusive Day Tour
cfl011, Oct 2019
Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
Nancy is an experience guide. She helped to expedite my visit to the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall smoothly and efficiently. Thank and Appreciate for the excellent service
Pioneer36161832140, Nov 2019
Private Guided Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing
It was a great experience overall. We did not have much time, but they still managed to take us to see the Great Wall. We had a very safe drive, very clean car with bottles of water and tissue paper available. We had a great conversation on the way there and back, very good English! And we had an awesome time at the Great Wall! Thank you Tony, you rock! ☺
kathySanataMaria_CA, Oct 2018
Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour from Beijing including Lunch
Very smoothly run tour. Loved it! Emma, our guide, couldn't have been nice or any more accommodating. She was a delight. Even helped us get home after the tour. Was very concerned about our safety at all times. She's a gem!
Tour guide rang the night before with...
Sarah C, Jul 2016
Afternoon Departure: Mutianyu Great Wall Private Tour From Beijing
Tour guide rang the night before with our pick up time for the next day. James was lovely funny and polite. Bus was clean and Air conditioned. Lunch was ok.
The van was new and clean and our...
Bridgette H, Nov 2017
Skip The Line Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour including Lunch
The van was new and clean and our guide was very friendly, with helpful tips for tourists in Beijing. She did accompany the group up to the wall. Although most of us wandered off at our own pace, she was available for questions and walked a portion of the wall. We felt it was a good amount of time on the wall and the provided lunch was very delicious and filling.
I must state that my experience with...
mahtin, Mar 2018
Mutianyu Great Wall Private Trip with English Speaking Driver
I must state that my experience with Leo's Private Tour Guide and Driver Service made for an excellent day in Beijing. I got solid communications from them prior to the day and our driver was ready for us at our hotel as we arrived down in the lobby. A clean car, a great driver, a solidly informed driver with perfect english. We had a great day. I would highly recommend Leo's Private Tour Guide and Driver Service.
Our driver Kevin was very prompt...
Preeti S, Jun 2017
Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver
Our driver Kevin was very prompt, punctual, fluent in English and friendly. He showed up on time at our hotel and the car was clean and good too. We then drove to the great wall and Kevin explained how to get in, the hike and the different routes. We hiked for about 2 hours and met with Kevin outside the wall post our hike. He then drove us back to the city and on our request took us to an amazing schezuan lunch place which we loved very much. Highly recommended!
Marvin did an exellent job behind...
Aleksander W, Nov 2017
Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Private Tour including Toboggan Down
Marvin did an exellent job behind the weel and as our facilitator! Safe, comfortable driving - not everybody does that! Clean and New car. The lunch where faboulus - with food enough for a hole week. And not only dumplings! All together a perfect day!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Mutianyu Great Wall is ideal for families with kids.

  • Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to climb up to the wall.

  • Mutianyu tours from Beijing can last between five and 14 hours.

  • There's little shade on the wall, so be sure to wear sun protection and keep hydrated.

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How to Get There

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is situated 40 miles (65 km) north of Beijing. Due to a lack of convenient public transportation from the city to Mutianyu Great Wall, it's much easier to visit as part of a guided private tour or small-group tour. Those who wish to visit independently must first get to Dongzhimen, then transfer to Bus 867 to Mutianyu or Bus 916 to Huairou (then take a local minibus to the wall).

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When to Get There

The area is open to tourists from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily. Spring and autumn offer mild weather and sparser crowds on the wall than summer, when the Mutianyu section of the wall can get quite hot and crowded. National holidays, particularly National Day in early October and Labor Day in early May, can be especially crowded.

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Hiking the Great Wall of China

Adventurous travelers looking for a more in-depth Great Wall experience can opt to hike between Mutianyu and Jiankou. The most popular route starts at the Jiankou section with an hourlong climb up to the wall, followed by about four hours of leisurely walking from the rugged, wild portion of the wall to the well-restored section at Mutianyu. Hike independently or as part of a guided hiking tour.

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