See the best of China’s ancient civilization on this private full-day trip from Beijing to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs. At the Great Wall, you’ll climb the Juyongguan section, one of the most strategically important sections of the wall. You’ll also explore the Ming Tombs, the burial ground of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.
English-speaking private guide
Private vehicle for hotel pickup, drop-off and sightseeing
Transportation to and from Juyongguan section of Great Wall and Ming Tombs
What's Not Included
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.
What To Expect
Juyong Pass of Great Wall
Begin your private day trip from Beijing at the Great Wall of China, the greatest symbol of Chinese engineering and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Spend the morning climbing the wall at Juyongguan, a famous pass through the mountains located in an 11-mile-long (18-kilometer-long) valley.
Surrounded by mountains, Juyongguan Pass served as a strategic military stronghold and was the site of many battles. The ancient pass was originally built in the Han Dynasty (220-206 BC) as a fortification, and later rebuilt to link it to the Great Wall of China. The circular pass is complete with supporting facilities, including a city tower, watch tower and a meeting place for the emperor. Juyongguan is surrounded by lush forests and magnificent mountains.
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Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
Enjoy lunch at a Chinese restaurant before heading to the Ming Tombs for a glimpse of ancient Chinese history and imperial culture. Enter the tombs through the Great Red Gate, covered with imperial yellow roof tiles. As you make your way down the main road called the Spirit Way, see the 36 impressive stone statutes of guardian officials and animals carved in the 15th century.
Continue your walk down the path to explore the Chang Ling Tomb. The Chang Ling Tomb is the largest and best-preserved of the Ming Tombs and is divided into three stunning courtyards.
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A must see and climb, wear trainers or good walking shoes as the wall is uneven and the steps are different heights. There is a partial hand rail but not that much benefit. The views are scenic from different heights on the wall . It can be very busy and was very warm in April. There are souvenir shops , coffee , cold drinks and food stores at the base. Toilet facilities are near.
Super tour, super tour guide!
David L, 26-04-2019
My tour guide was Rock, he spoke English very well and was fun to be with. Great Wall at Juyongguan was very exciting and beautiful but steep, be prepared for some serious stair climbing! Lunch was excellent, Ming tombs were very interesting, not something I had previously known about. Highly recommend this tour!
This Great Wall experience is really...
This Great Wall experience is really an experience, especially for those that like a little bit of a challenge. I enjoyed it because it was not as crowded as I expected, especially the higher you got so you get great pictures. Don't go to early in the morning to avoid the traffic coming out of the city. Your guide should recommend the perfect time. I was with OLIVIA and she had everything planned perfectly. Enjoy the Ming Tombs as this might not be on everyone's tour list.
The Great Wall is a phenomenal place...
The Great Wall is a phenomenal place and our guide struck just the right balance between keeping us informed and just letting us enjoy the spectacle. We toured in August and visited the steepest part of the wall. It is very steep and was very hot. I experienced my first taste of heat exhaustion near the top and would advise caution, as I was in great shape and accustomed to running several miles a day in Beijing heat. The Ming Tombs were also amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Juyongguan is spectacular. You can...
Fidedigna C, 10-07-2017
Juyongguan is spectacular. You can pick your way and go right or left once you are at the base. We chose the shorter segment, which just about everyone chooses. But it has a tough part that is very long and very steep. My daughter did triathlon training until about 6 months ago and she found this to be a very hard climb. The elderly and people with physical disabilities just cannot go up there. Another suggestion is to make it early in the morning. As early as possible because we did it at noon and the sun will cook you alive after the hike has rendered you unconscious. At the top there is a small store selling sodas, water and ice cream.
Going the other way the climb is much longer, much steeper and there is no store waiting for you, but the view must be magnificent. Of course we did not even think of doing this. I don't remember seeing any homo sapiens attempting to go up there.
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