Meet up at the lobby of your Beijing Downtown hotel at your preferred time, greeting with your friendly driver, then transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section,the journey will take about 1.5 hours.
Upon arrival, your driver can assist you to purchase the entrance ticket (at your own cost), have some free time to explore the amazing Great Wall at your own pace.Your driver will waiting for you at the parking lot, spend 2-2.5 hours at Mutianyu section, then heading to the Red Snail Temple (approx 30 minutes). If you want to have lunch on the way to tell your driver who will stop at a local restaurant.After self-guided tour at the Red Snail Temple,then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.Of course, you can add-on an experienced English speaking guide service upon booking, if you need someone to hike with you and tell the stories along the way.
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is a masterpiece of restoration, with 23 original-style watchtowers. Mutianyu is the longest fully-restored Great Wall section open to tourists.It was first built by the Northern Qi Dynasty in (550–577) over 1,400 years ago and then rebuilt and strengthened under the supervision of famous General Xu Da during the Ming Dynasty on the foundation of the Northern Qi wall around 700 years ago. This section of Great Wall is usually less crowded compared to other sites.you can walk up to the Great Wall or take the cable car up, but on the way down you can take a toboggan ride, which is a lot of fun and highly recommended!
The Red Snail Temple is one of the most famous temples in North China.Covering an area of 16.6 acres. The temple has five courtyards built to follow the contours of the hillside, with its mail hall, the Mahavira Hall, in the central courtyard and other typical Buddhist temple halls in other courtyards. Its western courtyard is the temple’s Stupa Yard , the burial place of the monks of the temple. Monk Jixing (1741-1810), the 12th Master of the Pure Land Sect, died in the temple at the age of 70 and was buried in the Stupa Yard. More than 100 beads of granulated ashes and his teeth were found in the stupa.After you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Please note this is only a private transfer from Beijing to Mutianyu and The Red Snail Temple, meals, entrance tickets are not included.
The Tour operator cannot guarantee an English-speaking driver. Due to their availability, you may have a Chinese speaking driver, but they know exactly where to pick you up and where to drop you off. Guest can use their phone to call our translator if need during the ride(if you choose to use the transfer service only)