Private Great Wall Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu

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From $218.00

59 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Exploring unrestored and untouched section of the Great Wall of China from Jiankou to Mutianyu can grant magnificent views of the Great Wall stretching beyond the horizon in the east and west. Lunch, entrance ticket and private transfer are all inclusive.

What's Included

Entrance fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

cable car ticket/toboggan tickets


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 65

Additional Info

  • Due to the weather condition,it might be closed unexpected. You can visit another section instead
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Please pack some snacks if necessary, because you will have a late lunch
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • This is not an easy hike. Prior hiking experience is highly recommended
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair not accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Health QR Code is required upon arrival
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear hiking shoes
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

The Great wall of Jiankou
At 7:30am, your professional hiking and historian tour guide will pick you up from your hotel for the Great Wall hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu. After a 2-hour drive, you will first arrive at Jiankou Great Wall, an unrestored and untouched wild Wall. Jiankou has more twists and turns as it wriggles up the mountain ridge. It has retained its original state without any restoration, and reveals beautiful imperfections, wildness and primitive simplicity, it's regarded as the most precipitous and picturesque section of the Great Wall which was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Mutianyu Great Wall
After 3 hours hiking accomanied by your tour guide, you will reach to Mutianyu Great Wall, the longest fully-restored section open to tourists. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.
After a long hiking, you can choose to take a cable car down or slid down by toboggan (at your own expense). Or simply walk down.
Then enjoy a tasty lunch at a nice local restaurant.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your Beijing hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Fantastic experience with a wonderful guide
James_C, 16-01-2020
We had a brilliant experience visiting the Great wall of China. The company was very accommodating to our needs, took us to a fantastic location and provided an excellent lunch. Lucy our guide was lovely, spoke great English and was very knowledgeable!
shirleycunningham1, 29-11-2019
Great Wall, whichever part you wanted to visit he is the man to go to. We chose to take the cable car up and down and walk the Wall from Mutianyu to Jiankou - it was unbelievable, words just can't express how amazing the whole experience was. The views, the feel of the history in every step and stone. We didn't want to leave, it was so magnificent. We would highly recommend Jonny for whatever part of the wall you want to visit, the difficult for the very fit, or the more gentle parts for the not so fit. He does overnight camping on the wall, whatever you choose to do you will enjoy.
AmandaHunter21, 31-10-2019
We did this day trip with our 8-year old son and he hiked this section no problem.

Our guide Dennis and his driver picked us up at our hotel in a new minivan. It was a private tour for just our family. Dennis gave us great history all the way to the Wall. He spoke excellent English and gave very clear expectations. There was never any up-selling or awkward moments that sometimes accompany a tour. Everything was very easy and professional with this company. I highly recommend! Dennis was superb.

This is a fair bit of hiking - much of it uphill. If you are in bad shape, it will hurt but it's doable. If you are in moderate shape, you'll be sore in the calf muscles. If you are in great shape, it's a breeze.

This is a WAY better option than just going to see the wall on a bus. Hiking along the unrestored section toward Mutianyu gave us time to marvel at the vastness of the wall and the surrounding mountains.

Must Do's:
- Take the toboggan down.
- Eat at the local chain dumpling restaurant at the bottom of the wall in Mutianyu.
- Go in mid-October (before the leaves drop off) to miss the big crowds.
Highlight of our Beijing travels
305Family, 05-08-2019
As a family of five (kids 18,16 and 9) we hiked from Jiankou to Mutianyu. We took a private tour with Roy as our guide. It’s a steep hike through the forest up to the great wall, quite an excersise. Make sure you bring water and snacks ( the included lunch is actually around 3.30PM) The views are awesome and there were hardly any other people at the Jiankou part of the wall. Maybe because it was slightly raining and misty, which actually made the experience even better. Would defenitely recommend Roy as a guide. Pick up from the hotel was accurate. He speaks perfectly well English and shared his great knowledge with us. Could not have done this without him.
Amazing place with a great guide
Roberta S, 27-07-2019
It was an intense day but well worth it. No pictures can describe being there.. our guide Lucy was just perfect beginning to end. Very punctual madshe heknew very ewellthe treck as well as Chinese history. She sure we fully enjoyed it. Highly recommend

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