The guide was excellent! She knew her stuff and gave us alot of historical information. Really knew her stuff. It was amazing that
she memorized all these facts. At first I thought she was reading from a book. Very punctual pick up. Great tour, We did the toboggan
ride down and definitely worth doing. Only disappointing thing was the guide did all the commentary on the bus and didn't continue
onto the Great Wall with us.
Great small group tour with modern air conditioned minibus. Left on time with plenty of time to see all the sights. Recommend taking the ski lift up and the toboggan ride back - great fun.
Lunch included was excellent. Emma, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly - helping with a quick course of basic Chinese phrases.
Excellent value for money
One of our main reasons to visit China and Beijing was to walk on the Great Wall of China. This tour was perfect to accommodate our plans. My wife was pregnant during our visit, a slow pace was a must. Emma was very professional and accompanied us all the way to tower number 20. I would highly recommend taking this tour for a pleasant visit to the Great Wall of China.
First, the writing on the paper that our guide had at the subway exit where we was supposed to meet was very small! I almost missed her. Luckily Emma, our guide, was able to notice me and asked. The ride to and fro was very smooth and shorter than I expected. Emma used a mic on the van talking, but the mic made echo so we couldn't really understand what she said which was too bad. Of course, the Great Wall itself was impressive and didn't disappoint. And I liked it that Emma gave us ample time to explore by ourselves. Mutianyu was a bit touristy in that it has nice facilities, but you have lots of space to walk and enjoy the scenery. Lunch was nice and we had more than enough food. I just wished that Emma stated more clearly which restaurant we would go afterward. Overall, it was a very nice trip that would've been better if we can hear Emma's explanation of the Wall clearly.
A good tour.
Advantages: more than 3 hours on the wall, freedom there. This part of the wall is not crowded and very beautiful. Cheap, the food is good, just one stop when going there 15 min more for comfort than anything else. No stop at crazy expensive tourist places. Some historical explanations in the bus. And the sledging going down was fun!
Inconvenients: you need to pay in advance well, it avoids bad surprises, no hotel pick up however the pick up place is easy to find. The guide will do a couple of advertisements for sponsors, but nothing disrespectful.
For: people with low budget who want a decent tour and no hassles. Recommended.
Worth every penny or yuan!. Met the group at subway station entrance that was easy to access from our hotel on Wangfujing St area. 18-seat van was very nice and comfy new with leather seats. Driver drove safely! Lee was an excellent bi-lingual guide. Once you get there, do yourself a BIG favor and take the cable car up and save your time and legs for the Great Wall itself. Be ready to be sore the next day but so very worth it!