Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

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From $58.67

68 reviews   (3.57)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Take a historical tour of Beijing’s narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver). See the old Beijing that still exists for millions of people today. Followed by a walking tour to Drum Tower, Tea House as well as to visit a local home where you can learn about Chinese life from a family. 

What's Included

Admission tickets

If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 08:30AM or 01:00PM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)

Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Tea tasting

Travel down the hutong on a rickshaw

What's Not Included

Food and beverages


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

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.

What To Expect

Hutong Tour
It’s an adventure to roam the old streets of Beijing, but it becomes all the more exciting by pedicab. This tour allows you to get a taste of life in the city as you travel through the old, narrow streets, & Hutong. Hutong is the small windy alleyways between the city’s main boulevards. Taking a stroll here, we will experience the more authentic parts of the city and really get to grips with the old Beijing.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Bell and Drum Towers
This tour is including climbing a local Drum Tower for a bird-view of old Beijing. Following is the stop for a chat with a real Chinese family. There is even a stop for refreshments at a local tea house.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great personalized trip
elizabethkul, 18-07-2019
This was a nice private trip although many of the places I felt obligated to buy things. I had a local phone number so the guide and driver were able to contact me to confirm my pick up time. We visited a silk factory to see how silk was made, but I felt very pressured to buy here. Afterward, we went to a pearl market, also very cool to see how freshwater pearls are harvested. We then went on a brief rickshaw ride to a family's home in the old hutongs, very nice to see! We wrapped up with a tea ceremony where I also felt obligated to buy. Just be aware prior to going to all these places! Very nice tour with Michael and nice to see some local Beijing traditions.
Great fun way to see a different part of the City
Jenny J, 11-01-2020
We just booked one of the drivers off the street so did not book a recognized tour as such. It is quite funny, they all seem to wait for each other (ie: after a few of them have a booking) and then go off in a line together?. Our driver stopped off for a toilet stop (we certainly didn't want to use those toilets!!! so make sure you go before getting on the rickshaw lol). The house we stopped of was owned by an artist (who was lovely and let us take his picture and photos in the house etc.) so the house is decorated with his paintings which is nice but maybe not what a regular house would look like? All up I think the tour only went about 1 to 1 1/2 hours so expect if you booked the tour this would include your pick up and drop off time?
A very different view of the city
jxx9595, 30-09-2019
I'm not entirely sure if this was the tour we were on, but we did see the Hutongs by rickshaw. The rickshaw ride itself was uninteresting, but the neighborhood we saw was very different from all the high rises that you see elsewhere in Beijing. Seeing the Hutongs is worth the time and effort for that perspective.
Good experience
D8TEterryh, 19-10-2019
We walked around the Hutongs, along various narrow streets. The rickshaw ride thereafter was fun and definitely worth doing. Not as good as rickshaw ride in Delhi.
Rickshaw ride with 100s
JoelK382, 18-10-2019
This was fun to do but there was only one stop for the driver to go to the bathroom. We photographed whatever we could shoot along the way. Thank goodness our guide had explained the history, etc of. HUTONGS.

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