This full day excursion will take you to the only man-made object on earth that can be seen from the moon – the Great Wall. It is a must-see in Beijing and China for the first time visitors. Join this one day group Beijing day trip to the Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs of Ding ling. Typical chinese lunch, two attraction entrance fees, English-speaking tour guide and group coach transfer are all inclusive in this tour. no shopping stops
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel or Apartment|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please ready by 07:00 AM for a prompt departure at 07:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:30 PM|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Your driver and guide will pick you up from your Beijing city hotel around 7:00am. It takes 1.5 hours to the Wall from downtown Beijing. The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn’t get as crowded. This section of the Wall is fully restored, there are hand rails to help you up on the very steep parts and the views are spectacular. After a nice lunch at local Chinese restaurants, we will visit the Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs are mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming dynasty. It is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China. Since 1409 with the construction of Changling Tomb for Emperor Zhu Di, the Ming Tombs was completed in 1644 when the Emperor Chongzhen was buried in Siling Tomb. There are three parts are opened to public, the Sacred Way, Changling Tomb and Dingling Tomb. The Sacred Way is the first attraction of Ming Tombs, which is a main way leading to the thirteen imperial tombs inside the scenic area. The two lines of stone lifelike sculptures (12 beasts and 6 officials) on both sides are the highlight of the Sacred Way which are quite popular with visitors. Among the Ming Tombs, Changling is the largest, earliest and most magnificent with best preserved found constructions. Dingling is the only one that the underground palace was excavated. You will visit one of them based on your interests. After finishing your trip to Great Wall and the Ming Tombs, you will be transferred back to your hotel.