2 Days Beijng Mutianyu Great Wall & Hutong Private Tour
• Depart everyday
• English-speaking guide
• No forced shopping
• No hidden charges
Day 1 Hutong Tour
Pick up at your hotel between 7:20am and 8:30am, and then head to Beijing Zoo Panda House where you can see the lovely Giant Pandas. The Panda Zoo visit takes about 40 minutes. Then continue to visit the largest Lama Temple of Beijing - Yonghe Temple, 1 hour tour for the mysterious Tibet style Buddhism temple. The Lama Temple tour finishes at about 11:00am.
You will be arranged to have lunch with locals in a typical Beijing resident's house. Then you will be arranged to visit the old Beijing lanes by taking rickshaws. Hutong tour lasts for 2 hours. You will enjoy an exterior tour to many famous old buildings such as the Bell tower and Drum Tower, from where you can explore the real life of ordinary people in Beijing.
Then head to the Olympic Green where you have about 40 minutes to take pictures at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. . Transferred back to your hotel.
Optional: Enjoy Beijing Opera at only US$35 per person.
Our Beijing night tour starts from pick up from your Beijing hotel around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing Liyuan Theatre at Jianguo Hotel. Arrival at Liyuan Theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
The Beijing Opera became to the national opera since the reign of the 3rd emperor Qian Long of Qing Dynasty.
At the time all the "dan", "chou" and "sheng" roles were played by male actors, (Female role called dan, male role called sheng, clown role called chou). Nowadays they are played separately by females and males. The Beijing Opera is famous for its colorful facial make up and fantastic costumes. According to sex, age and disposition, each role is characterized by different designs of facial make-up. Pekin Opera combines stylized acting with singing, dancing, musical dialogue, martial arts and colorful make up. It's one of the "must-to-see" when you visit Beijing.
Transfer back to your hotel around 0900 pm. End of our memorable Beijing Opera group tour.
Meal: Chinese Lunch at typical Beijing resident's house
Day 2 Mutianyu Tour
Pick up from your downtown Beijing hotel at 8:00am. Take a 1.5 hr drive to Mutianyu Great Wall (UNESCO) which is located some 90km north of Beijing. The Mutianyu Great Wall is well-known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of the year. It is a good idea to take the cable car (optional) to reach the top, the views of the Great Wall undulating down wooded canyons and up the mountain ridges are breathtaking.
Return to downtown and visit the Forbidden City (UNESCO) ( 2 hours) and visit a Silk Factory, where you can bargain for silk products and China's traditional silk arts (40 minutes).The technique for producing silk date back from 2500 BC and comes from china by the Silk Road. It was a secret until 560 BC. The Forbidden City is the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the seat-bed of the Emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
Then visit Tiananmen Square (40 minutes), the largest public square of this kind in the world. Located in the heart of Beijing City, it is the site for massive parades and rallies, which is the largest square of this kind in the world. This was the site when in 1949, from a rostrum on Tiananmen (the Gate of Heavenly Peace), Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
Drop off at your hotel after full day tour.
Optional: Enjoy Kungfu Show at only US$35 per person.
Our Beijing show tour starts from pick up serivce from your Beijing hotel around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing Red Theatre which located at No. 44, Xing fu Da Jie, Chongwen District Beijing.
Arrival at Red Theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
Meet our guide and transfer back to your hotel Beijing around 0900 pm. End of our memorable Beijing Kung fu Show tour.
Meal: Chinese lunch at local restaurant
• Prices are shown in USD per person, based on minimum 2 persons.
• Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2100hrs – 0700hrs.
• Hotel check-in time at 1400hrs & check-out time at 1200hrs. Surcharge applies for early check-in / late check-out.
• Tour rate subject to availability and confirmation.
• Itinerary may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concern.
Arts and crafts in China: Our package includes shopping at specialty shops providing opportunities to purchase, learn, and gain valuable cultural insight on items such as Silk. The specialty shops offer quality products and international shipping service. If you are not interested in shopping then this time can be used for bathroom breaks, to rest, or just to learn more about China's specialty products, many of which are strongly aligned with Chinese culture.
Package Price Includes:
• Sightseeing with admissions as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide + air-conditioned vehicle
Package Price does not Include:
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides