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[1-Day Tour] Mutianyu Great Wall & Hutongs (Private)

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Day Tour | Private Tour

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Beijing

Hutong | Mutianyu Great Wall

Discover Beijing's historic hutongs and hike along the Great Wall of China on this unforgettable day tour. Explore the capital city's old courtyard homes and narrow alleyways on a rickshaw. Visit a Chinese family in their traditional residence to get a glimpse of local life. Then it's off to the Great Wall at Mutianyi, where you will have the opportunity to hike along China's iconic landmark and see awe-inspiring views of this famous world wonder.

Details

8:30 a.m. Beijing downtown hotel pickup

9:00 a.m. Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour (about 1 hour)

Dating back to the Mongol Yuan Dynasty, hutong, are traditional Beijing lanes which served as passageways between various siheyuan, or courtyard houses. Over time, the name "hutong" has come to refer more broadly to the style of housing and the neighborhoods in which the traditional gray-brick courtyard dwellings are found. You will also take a closer look at a siheyuan, which is a type of building or set of buildings commonly found in Beijing which historically served as residences, family businesses, palaces or temples. Families still live in them today and you'll get the chance to meet them and witness their lifestyle.

11:30 a.m. Great Wall of China at Mutianyu (Mùtiányù Chángchéng, 慕田峪长城) (about 3 hours)

Located in Huairou Rural District, about 70 km (44 mi) from Beijing, the Mutianyu segment of the Great Wall connects with the Juyong Pass to the west and Gubeikou to the east—two of the wall's key strategic points. With a length of 2,250 m (2,460 yd), the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall has 22 watchtowers—the highest at an altitude of 540 m (1,772 ft). You can ascend via the ancient roadway running through Mutianyu Pass, or there's a cable car if you'd like to skip the strenuous hike up. To head back down, there's also a toboggan which makes for an eventful decent.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant (not included in price)

5:00 p.m. Return to hotel

* Please note: 2 shopping stops (silk/tea/pearl/jade) will be arranged during the trip, about 40 minutes.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking guide service

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in details

What is excluded?

1) Lunch

2) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Free cancellation for bookings cancelled at least 3 days in advance. If you cancel 2 days or less before your visit, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged per booking.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from hotels. Free pickup/drop-off available for hotels situated within the 4th Ring Road of Beijing, otherwise an additional charge applies. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Adam @(+86)13911199167 for any urgent matters.

3.Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

7.Bookings made after 7:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity will be canceled.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.