Outdoor activities in Beijing

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Outdoor Activities in Beijing

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Bus Tours
5–8 hours
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€80.96
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Bus Tours
5–8 hours
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6+ hours
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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€78.34
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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€176.27
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5 hours
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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Adventure Tours
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€214.47
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6 hours
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Cable Car Tours
9–10 hours
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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 20 May 2022
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  • Yuzo
    6 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 17 May 2021
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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 18 January 2020
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  • BackPacker825842
    1 contribution
    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 14 January 2020
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  • Katherine D
    Cambridge, MA199 contributions
    It's a beautiful section of the Great Wall, with little crowds. Our group was the only one on the wall section, and after the first 15 min we had all spread apart enough that it really felt like you were alone on the Great Wall. There were plenty of bathrooms along the wall (very clean actually). There are vendors setup in some towers with cold drinks to sell you. They never bothered us, and we actually really liked having an ice cold drink. This is a very hilly section of the wall, and was pretty challenging. But the nice part is that the starting point is actually really low to the ground, so you don't have to hike up this big hill to actually make it onto the wall. The hills definitely start after you're on the wall itself, but it was nice to have the access point be really easy.
    Written 13 March 2021
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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 12 July 2021
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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 23 May 2022
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  • WPLandry
    Fairfax, VA517 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 20 January 2020
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  • trhawker
    Geelong, Australia1 contribution
    Thank you Jimmy for the most memorable experience we could have asked for!
    The visit to the wall was incredible, but your service, smile and knowledge made it far and away the best money we have spent.
    Jimmy was fantastic! From arriving punctually at our hotel, to making us feel comfortable, sourcing a vegan meal for us and providing such fascinating insight into both the history of the wall and Beijing in general. He was greatly knowledgeable on the best places for views and photographs as well.
    If you are looking to visit the wall, make sure you book with Jimmy. It is worth every dollar spent.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • سعيد ا
    Shanghai, China1 contribution
    Barry Was an amazing tour guide on 11/11/2019
    I was going through my history and I saw the beautiful memories n amazing trip we took to china and I had to leave a review for the one who made it easy and enjoyable mr Barry
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Kian Kok P
    1 contribution
    Thanks Helen for your incredible good services - love your sharing about Beijing’s history, grateful for you being our photographer ( you can capture moment so well ) and seamless arrangement from one place to another...On top of it, you are such a good bilingual. Thanks also to the friendly driver. Thank you again Helen!
    Written 24 December 2019
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  • liveAdream
    Ireland12 contributions
    We always dreamed about a visit to the Great Wall but never imagined how good it would actually be. The tour guide spoke english and meet us with a welcome. The hike we took was out of this world, the views from jinshanling were so beautiful its hard to describe with words. Our Tour guide was excellent he was with us all through the hike and taught us about the Great wall and had in-depth knowledge and interesting stories we never heard. A truly fantastic experience we will never forget! Thank you Great Wall Adventure Club!
    Written 16 January 2020
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