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Mubus: Mutianyu Great Wall Daily Bus Tour (8:00am/10:00am)
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Mubus: Mutianyu Great Wall Daily Bus Tour (8:00am/10:00am)

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The Great Wall of China is an ancient fortification, more than 13,000 miles (21,000 kilometers) in length—it’s also China’s top attraction. Parts of the wall are in poor condition but this tour visits the popular Mutianyu section, which has undergone a complete restoration—and even features a toboggan! Your package includes return bus tickets, entrance fees, and a shuttle to the Wall, but exclude cable car, chairlift, or toboggan tickets: Upgrade to enjoy a buffet lunch.
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Ages 7-90, max of 40 per group
Duration: 9h
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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Highlights
  • Discover one of the most photographed sections of the Great Wall
  • Enjoy watchtower views of picturesque countryside
  • Upgrade to enjoy an authentic local buffet lunch
  • Easy pickup and drop-off from a convenient central Beijing location

  • Return bus transportation;
  • English speaking tour guide on bus.
  • Mutianyu Internal shuttle for uphill and downhill;
  • Entrance ticket to the Great Wall
  • Free tea and snacks offer in the Mubus service center
  • Buffet lunch at Mubus Great Wall restaurant(if option selected)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Great Wall cable car or toboggan
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall

Board your bus in central Beijing and enjoy the scenic ride to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. At the site, you have plenty of time to explore the ancient stone-and-earth barricade. Mutianyu is one of the most picturesque wall sections. It has been fully restored, so you are able to get a great idea how it looked in ancient times. The surrounding countryside is also famous for its fragrant pines and cypress trees. Upgrade to unwind with an authentic local buffet lunch before riding the bus back to Beijing.

Start:
  • Dongzhimen station, Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100007
    Meeting Point:Take Subway Line 2, and get off at the【Dongzhimen Station】, Coming out of the Exit B1 is the gathering point. Address in Chinese:东直门地铁站B1出口(For taking taxi).
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 51281P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Bring your passport when you access the Great Wall
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Mubus: Mutianyu Great Wall Daily Bus Tour (8:00am/10:00am)?
    Mubus: Mutianyu Great Wall Daily Bus Tour (8:00am/10:00am) price starts from C$33.94. Discover and book Mubus: Mutianyu Great Wall Daily Bus Tour (8:00am/10:00am) on Tripadvisor
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    • You'll start at
      Dongzhimen station
      Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100007
      Meeting Point:Take Subway Line 2, and get off at the【Dongzhimen Station】, Coming out of the Exit B1 is the gathering point. Address in Chinese:东直门地铁站B1出口(For taking taxi).
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      Mutianyu Great Wall
      Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
      Take Mubus to get to the Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing downtown. Upon arrival, your tour guide will save you hassle by buying the tickets for you, then drive you to the foot of the Mutianyu Great Wall, instead of making you queue for the shuttle bus. Once you've ascended the Wall, see and climb the impressive defensive watch towers to take in the serene scenery of streams and lush greenery that surround this section of the Great Wall. After climbing the Great Wall, you can come back to the “Mubus Family” to relax. Located in the center of the Mutianyu scenic area, it is a special lounge area only reserved for the Mubus travelers, offering them with a comfortable place to rest, a restaurant with local specialties, beer and coffee. When you have buffet lunch on the viewing platform, you will appreciate a very magnificent scenery by the intersection of the two sections of the Great Wall here, Mutianyu Great Wall and Jiankou Great Wall which’s well-known “steepest Great Wall of China”. This is a memorable place to take photos.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Botrip tours
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      Joined in May 2013
    • Dingen
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable trip with Jily from Mubus
      We enjoyed our trip with Jily. She is friendly and cheerful. She gave good explanations about the Forbidden City and her customer service was good.
      Written April 12, 2024
    • minhhieut2024
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must trip to join when you're in Beijing
      A must trip to join when you're in Beijing. Michael will assist you and tell you eveything you need to know about the Forbidden City which makes your trip much easier and joyful.
      Written April 7, 2024
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      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A perfect day on history of imperial China
      Very nice tour. Not only Mubus, but specially Jily were very professional and kind, showing a lot of knowledge on Forbbiden City and Chinese dinasties. I enjoyed a lot. No trouble at all.
      Written April 1, 2024
    • MINH HIEU T
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A very good trip organizer.
      Professional and good trip organizer. The tour guide, Claire was very supportive and did a good job. A must do tour in Beijing.
      Written March 30, 2024
    • Joaquín C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Our guide Claire was amazing, great experience and an excellent day of getting to know more Chinese history. Strongly recommend
      Written March 14, 2024
    • P581FMfernandog
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Summer Palace with Claire
      Luckily someone else in the group cancelled and I got an excellent private tour of the Summer Palace with Claire! She was very lovely and very knowledgeable about the history of place, I've learned a lot. Amazing experience, highly recommended.
      Written March 12, 2024
    • szeyingl2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip to Mutianyu
      Fred was our guide and he is amazing. Instructions and guidance were clear. Bus departed promptly. No extra charge. Will join Mubus again when I am back in Beijing.
      Written February 28, 2024
    • christinacV3152SN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable experience Great Wall in Winter
      What a wonderful experience! The snow overnight makes the Great Wall even more magnificent. Clare is warm, funny and extremely helpful. Her storytelling of the history is not only informative but also sparks laughters. The complimentary buffet lunch has a great variety and yummy. Overall trip 10 out of 10 can’t recommend it more.
      Written February 20, 2024
    • fionagY1952FX
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip to the great wall of china full of interesting and fun facts
      I went during the chinese new year and even though there were a lot of people clare my guide was amazing and super helpful. I 100% recomend booking this activity with her.
      Written February 11, 2024
    • 856gioc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Amazing Great Wall Experience with MUBUS.
      The best experience I ever had with a touring guide. Excellent and fast communication, understanding, energetic guide. Thanks to Clare( 丹丹). Will come back next time for sure for the other tour guide experiences!
      Written January 31, 2024
    • 768juk
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommendation!
      Clare was funny, lively and very helpful. Bus trip was organized easily without any not needed extras. Good price for what you get.
      Written January 29, 2024
    • wmmsim
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Lovely tour with Jily the guide. This was supposed to be a group tour however as tickets were hard to get, I was the only one and hence a private tour was given. Highly recommend!
      Written January 27, 2024
    • markwS3460XD
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      Well worth it, good value.
      The trip was well organised, clear instruction and communication available via wechat, whatsapp and SMS. Everything was on time and as described. Jily made the trip very special with a lot of great info and humour, will recommend Mubus to anyone looking to see the great wall.
      Written January 20, 2024
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      Best mini tour with best native speaker telling about the story behind the palace.
      The great ancient palace companied by a fluent and kind native english speaker. Very knows the stories behind this great palace. Special thanks for Jily from Mubus. Recommended service to whom will go China especially Beijing.
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    • 299artemk
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      Gr/wall with Fred
      We are travelling to the Great Wall with Fred. I strongly recommed this interest guide! When we are riding in the bus he told us a lot of usefull and entertaining info. Thank you so much, Fred. Good luck in the new 2024 year
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    Lee B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    Fantastic day trip to see the great wall of China. Clear instructions given about our itinerary at the time of booking, A Mubus representative contacted us a day before the trip to confirm the details, provide a meeting point and make sure we were able to locate the meeting point easily. We met without issue and our fantastic guide Jily was there to make sure everyone was accounted for before leading our group to the awaiting coach. Once onboard the journey time was about 90 minutes, but the time passed quickly as Jily entertained us and provided lots of interesting great wall history and information.
    Once at the site, we had a decent buffet style meal before being taken up to the East, wall at that point you can do your own thing or stay within the group.
    Great day excursion, well organised and the views from the wall were spectacular on a cold but clear day. I recommend going out of season as there wasn't large crowds on the day we visited.It's a full day and your pretty tired at the end of it (we left at 10am and not back into Beijing until 6:30pm) but well worth it. For the price I wasn't expecting a lot but was pleasantly surprised. Hopefully you'll be lucky enough to get Jily as a guide, she's a very warm, friendly and helpful guide. 5 out of 5 stars
    Written December 29, 2023
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    Vsosat
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The experience was amazing. We departed on time and the bus was almost only English speaking customers. There was a person from Mubus who explained us (in english) the different options we had and told us a little bit about the history of the great wall. I was able to purchase the cable car and toboggan tickets during the bus so didn't had to worry about that as well. They have several employees who speak English and that's amazing, since in China it is not that common! The price is well worth the experience.

    Tip: You need your passport, don't forget it. You will use it to access some shuttle buses and the cable car

    Tip 2: The cable car and the chair lift, both are can be reached by walking in the great wall. Buy access to both and then see which option has a quicker line and go for that one, it is not expensive to buy both (140 yuan each).

    Tip 3: During summer go with shorts, comfortable tenis to walk around and sunblock.
    Written August 14, 2023
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    P R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    Had a great time with our guide and our trip to the Mutianyu portion of the wall. We left at 10:30 AM on a sunny day in downtown Beijing and made it to the Wall in about 1.5 hrs. We had about 3 - 4 hours to explore which was plenty of time and this time of the year was perfect for the crowds.

    Lunch was provided and our guide provided many interesting facts about the history of the wall as provided information on ticket services. Would definitely recommend to someone looking for an easy and streamlined way to visit this world wonder.
    Written February 3, 2020
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    Ben W
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Solo
    First off- English tour is an exaggeration. I was the only one on either of the two busses who was English speaking. They talk for about 45-1 hour in Chinese then talk to me for a bout 2 mins. Granted this was the first holiday in China in nearly three years because of the pandemic. Also there is no tour. They drop you off at be their building where they try to sell you food and treats them you shuttle to the wall. I recommend testing it like a hike, bring water, hiking pack, appropriate shoes, athletic clothes. The line for the lifts up were extremely long (probably 3 hours at least) so I walked up. Very crowded on the day I went bust still cool to see. The bus ride back was miserable. Took over three hours and people were throwing up the whole way. Overall I would treat this as a long transport system. Don’t expect much tour especially in English.
    Written May 5, 2023
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    Christian-H. Kuechenthal
    Grafenau, Germany1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Couples
    Everything was well organized. It was easy to find the tour guide at Dongzhimen. To get up to the wall you can walk up on both sides (west and east) for free and both sides are connected on the wall, so no need to get down again to climb up the other side. The guide sells tickets for the cable car (west) and the other cable car w/o the slide downwards. The price is the same like at the cashier, but they just sell round trips (140 Yuan) in the bus, while you can purchase also one-way tickets (100 Yuan) if you decide to take one way by foot.
    The guide told us it will take us 1 hour to the east side and 2 hours to the west side to walk up. But actually it took one of our group members just 30 min up to the west side and we just needed 15 min to walk down from the east side.
    Written March 25, 2024
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    Jake F
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out with helpful staff and guides - be warned that there are additional costs you will need / be pressured into selecting (cable car / tabogan)

    These will certainly make the day easier but contribute around £15 pp to your day out. Lunch is highly recommended as it will be one of the better options (and most affordable) if wanting to dine at the base camp area without packed lunches etc.

    Souvenir shop / waiting area can be a little pressuring whilst numbers grow for the return bus, but these are easily batted off. They are VERY keen for you to get the certificate and this will come up constantly - engage with this as you feel comfortable. Otherwise a great day out
    Written April 9, 2024
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    Liliana D
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    The good points were: the guide and bus were easy to find at the meeting point, the guide Tony gave an interesting short history of the wall when we were on the bus. The instructions were somewhat clear. The wall is an amazing sight.
    The bad points: the tour guide lied to us saying that we could only walk to tower 7 and nowhere else by foot, he made it seem like the only way to enjoy the tour is by taking the cable car so he pushed the sell of the tickets a bit too much and in general the whole company felt like a tourist trap pushing you to buy things from them. It would have been really helpful if in their tour description they had mentioned clearly that if you want to go up the cable car you need to bring (in cash) 140 per person (unless you have an active Chinese account) but walking all the way to the highest point (tower 20) is also possible (of course a little challenging). The trip from Beijing to Mutianyu took over 3 hours there and 2 1/2 back due to traffic, so the whole tour really takes the entire day. Take home message: one has many options to go up and down the wall, cable car saves time but not necessary. Bring enough cash.
    Written April 4, 2024
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    Annaliese
    Austin, TX6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    Great tour with Claire! The bus ride was short up to the wall where she gave us instructions, her Wnglish was also very good. The tickets for the gondola and the chair lift were an additional $35, but you can purchase them from the tour guide on the bus. Would recommend! Bus ride back was also short and easy.
    Written August 23, 2023
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    Great Wall Hiker
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    We had great service and a wonderful time at the Great Wall. The Mubus pick up was timely and return trip back was flexible as the Mubus Co has many buses. We also added the gondola and toboggan rides while on the bus. The trip coordinator was very helpful and friendly. We hiked the whole Mutianyu trail--epic views and wonderful time. I would not consider doing this trip any other way.
    Written May 1, 2023
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    argerich1
    Manchester, UK172 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Greeted at the Metro station and we got off on time. Our guide Leo was informative and told stories on the way to the wall area, and then organised us in terms of options for the wall and also getting our tickets. Clear instructions on where we needed to be and when. We had around 5.5 hours free time which was plenty to do everything we wanted.

    A few issues were:

    1. There seemed to be quite a lot of process involved considering the "trip" was effectively just the transfer - lining up a fair bit

    2. The end of the tour. We were on the earlier bus back but we had to spend half an hour in an area while they did some weird free prize draw and then we were effectively contained in a room with their merchandise (curtain at the door, barrier at the other end) when we actually wanted to go and get a drink. All made it drawn out, a bit uncomfortable and commercialised and this bit is just not necessary.

    Ultimately got back at around 7 so a fairly long day...

    Overall a good trip but the process and final half hour of sales patter/being contained in their sales room takes away from it for us. Surprised no one else has mentioned this!
    Written March 29, 2024
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