Your friendly local tour guide will pick you up from your Beijing downtown hotel lobby between 06:30 am – 08:00 am, get in a
comfortable coach to start the full-day Beijing highlights trip.
After approx. 1.5 hours driving, you will first come to the Ming Tombs Scenic Area, where lie the mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). There you will visit Changling Tomb built-in 1409, it is the largest, original and the best-preserved among the 13 Ming Tombs. Then you will visit a jade carving factory to see the unique carving craft and do some shopping.
After enjoying a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch in a local restaurant, continue to visit Mutianyu Great Wall which is famous for its breathtaking scenery, and is less crowded, thus a good destination on hot holidays for a Great Wall tour at ease. It winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges and measures 23 to 26 feet high and four to five yards wide. There you may hike up on foot or take a cable car (at your own expense) up to the wall, stroll along with the ancient bricks and take amazing photos of the Great Wall.
On the way back, stop at a tea house to enjoy the tea ceremony and learn Chinese traditional tea culture. When the tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel.