Outdoor activities in Beijing

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Outdoor Activities in Beijing

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Cable Car Tours
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$15.00
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Bus Tours
5–8 hours
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$79.00
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Bus Tours
5–8 hours
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$82.67
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$228.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$188.00
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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$188.00
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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$180.00
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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$80.00
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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$179.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$178.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$218.00
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5 hours
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$200.00
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Adventure Tours
2 days
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$213.34
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Cable Car Tours
9–10 hours
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$239.00
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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$130.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$208.00
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Bus Tours
2 days
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$278.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$204.00
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Walking Tours
1 day
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  • Jeffrey Swenson
    San Diego, CA2 contributions
    Thank you Chinawayz for a great time on a Beijing one-day tour. Everything was organized at high-level transport. Special thanks from all my friends to our guide Michael. Have a great day exploring the main attractions of the great city.
    Written November 30, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Yuzo
    4 contributions
    Overall a good day tour. Our guide William picked us up with his driver at our hotel, and we went directly to Tiananmen Square. We had a private driver and we were the only ones on the tour, so we never needed to wait for parking or for anybody else. This was very convenient and worth the expense, as car travel is very time consuming in Beijing.

    After Tiananmen Square, we walked directly to the Forbidden City. Then our driver picked us up and we had lunch on the way to the Great Wall (fee not included). It took 2 hours to get back from the wall to the hotel. All the experience was smooth save for the usual Beijing traffic.

    William is a full time tour guide, so he was very knowledgeable about the history of China and relevant events which happened at the tour destinations. He even drew out a detailed map for us by hand to show the location of the Great Wall and the reason why it was built at that latitude. William also said he specializes in foreign tours, which makes sense because his English was good.

    For any tour in general, especially in countries where English is not the first language, I recommend you pick a tour agency which employs full time rather than part time tour guides, as I have found the quality of the tours to be much better.

    Note that the Forbidden City and Great Wall are not wheelchair friendly. Expect a decent amount of uphill walking on the Great Wall if you wish to visit tower 20 (recommended).

    Overall a positive experience worth the time and money. However I will likely not tour these locations again in the near future, because I think once is enough for these types of historical tours.
    Written May 17, 2021
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  • Logan Phillips
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
    Basically a bus ride to the Mutianyu great wall site. Guides were friendly and helpful but you should view this largely as an easy way to get to the site where you explore by yourself.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • BackPacker825842
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    Mark was great coordinating my trip in Beijing. I had flight delays and with last minute notice he was kindly able to rearrange my pick up from the airport. The driver was on time all scheduled days. The private tour to the Great Wall and other tour sites was wonderful with his English speaking driver. Sorry can't remember his name. I would highly recommend Mark for any future travels in Beijing. He will make your trip stress free.Thank you again. Rita!
    Written January 14, 2020
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  • Victor B
    3 contributions
    We had a great experience with this tour company, and Jack as our driver and tour guide. He was early at the hotel for pickup, fluent in English, and had a comfortable minivan with plenty of space. He gave us just the amount of information and guidance we were looking for, while giving us plenty of time to explore the Great Wall on our own. He had great advice for avoiding the crowds and the best views. Would absolutely use this tour company again.
    Written January 18, 2020
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  • David K
    1 contribution
    Lisa our guide showed us around and we had a great day, we ended up booking her for 2 more days and other tours as it made our short stay in China that much easier. She even arranged private transport for a night tour of the Great Wall.
    Written November 21, 2019
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  • Sightseer11552000278
    1 contribution
    Take a guide and discover the wildest parts of the Great Wall. James is fantastic ! I recommend him for getaways with friends or family
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Brigitte s
    Strasbourg, France1 contribution
    I participated to several private tours with French friends and our guide James, as I am living in Beijing for four years now. Without James, we would never had the opportunity to explore non restored parts of Geat Wall. We followed him in beautiful wild scenery, sometimes challenging, far from the boring public crowded sections of the Wall. Each tour with James was magic, fun and friendly. I would have done even more tours if Covid had not hit the Country. I highly recommand our guide James, and I Thanks him so much for sharing HIS Great Wall with us !
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Manon
    2 contributions
    Today we did the half day wall tour. Jackie came for us at our hotel, perfectly on time. The drive to the wall was great, the driver drove very safely and Jackie told us so much already. He knows all about the wall, China and has an answer to every question asked. He helped us with other things as well, such as places to go and travel schedules. Very friendly, qualified men. China is pretty overwhelming for us and we couldn't have done it without him. Thank you very much!
    Written January 10, 2020
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  • WPLandry
    Fairfax, VA509 contributions
    First, I want to give credit to William, our guide. He was a wonderful guide. We learned so much from him and he was overly kind and helpful to us. We enjoyed our time along the wall so very much. It was a great experience. We were all hungry by the end and he brought us to a great place to get dumplings, which were delicious. We made it to the airport with enough time to check-in and relax before our flight. The airport can be hectic and confusing to newcomers, so he took the time to make sure we ended up in the right place to check-in, which was above and beyond what we expected. If you have a day to spend in Beijing, you will not regret booking a tour with this group. In fact, we would do it again!
    Written January 20, 2020
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  • Dorit R
    Jerusalem13 contributions
    We have enjoyed very much the fantastic tour. May Wang our guide was very professional had much knowledge and was very clever to make us feel at home. She was attentive and charming. The driver was very good ad well.
    We are very lucky to take this tour.Thank you May for an unforgetable day
    Written November 12, 2019
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  • Paula Sanchez
    Beijing, China23 contributions
    I live in Beijing. I booked this private tour to escape the city for a few hours and it was just what I expected. Qing and her driver picked me up from the city centre at 8:30am and we arrived to Longqing Gorge about 2 hours later. I was surprised to see that it was not as busy as I thought it would be for a Saturday. Most visitors were Beijingers looking to enjoy a break from the city as well.

    First we went up the Dragon Escalator to reach the top of the dam. From there we hopped on a boat to enjoy the cruise along the gorge. The scenery was very beautiful and Qing explained the different rock formations that could be seen. This was my favorite part of the trip and I wished the boat ride was longer. When we got off the boat there were several activities available: bungee jumping, canoeing, zip lining. We hiked up the hill to visit the quiet and beautiful Diamond Temple, the smell of incense burning was lovely. The second boat trip took us back to the cable car, which took us to the other side of the gorge where we hiked many steps to reach the highest point for views. Unfortunately, the sky was a little hazy, but on a clear day the views from above would have been spectacular. Qing was lovely! She was happy to take breaks when I got tired and we had interesting conversations about Chinese culture.

    On our way back, we had lunch at a small, family-run restaurant near the Dragon Escalator. Qing ordered some tasty dishes for us and we enjoyed a quiet lunch. Again, the place was not busy at all. The owner of the restaurant was very kind to drive us back down to the entrance of the gorge (where our driver was waiting for us), which I appreciated very much because it would have otherwise been a 15-minute walk in the heat on a full stomach.

    Qing is a very cheerful, friendly and knowledgeable guide who made this visit very nice. I enjoyed my day trip out of Beijing and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something new to see on the city outskirts.
    Written July 12, 2021
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  • richard s
    2 contributions
    connie is the best. she is smart, funny and very knowledgeable about Chinese history and current social trends. she is 5 star tour guide!~
    Written December 26, 2019
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  • Kathy
    Saint Louis, MO4 contributions
    My brother and I went on this tour in November. Linda was wonderful. We learned a lot and the scenario was beautiful. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
    Written November 19, 2019
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  • Jenny F
    1 contribution
    My husband and I had a wonderful time visiting Beijing and this hike was the highlight. Our tour guide, Stephen, did a fantastic job leading us and was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Our driver, Mr. Xu, was fabulous as well. The hike itself was beautiful and it was great to get to see the unrestored part as well as the restored.
    Written December 20, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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