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Tours and Tours Operators

Finding a tour company can be as easy as asking at your hotel concierge, or checking briefly online.


Tips for choosing a tour company

- Watch out for side trips to factories that make pearls, jade, or cloisonee. Your guide and driver will get paid for parking more than 40 minutes, and so you may end up spending much of your day in these shops. Ask in advance, and the tour company should be forthcoming with the ‘real’ schedule.

- Be sure to ask about the timing on the tour. This is especially important if the tour also plans to go to the Ming Tombs or other locations. Visit the tour itinerary and research for yourself which locations you would like to go to and how much time you would like to spend at each location. There are many tours that will allow you to spend more time at the Wall, rather than loading on and off the bus frequently. 

- Ask about lunch. Different tours have different lunch options. Less expensive tours generally opt for warehouse sized lunch venues, but this doesn’t have to be the case. The smaller the tour, the more likely that they will be able to cater to your lunch needs. Research a restaurant you would like to visit, pack a lunch, or find one along the way.


Below is a selection of from a few of the many reliable Beijing-based tour operators.


Country Holidays was established in 1993 in Singapore offering unique and high quality "off the beaten path" trips. With great demand for their premium and exotic trips, Country Holidays has opened branch offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing. Each office takes pride in having a team of professional and experienced travel consultants who are always enthusiastic to help clients tailor make the best itineraries to suit their interests. Today, Country Holidays, offers a wide range of high quality tours around the world. Our areas of specialization include Indochina, China, India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, Middle East, Africa, South America, Eastern Europe & Russia.
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Destination Travel International (DTI)  is one of the leading private tour operators in China, and has been in operation since 1985. They offer daily private car tours to Mutianyu Great Wall on request, as well as multiple bus tours weekly. DTI's experienced guides can help you avoid the pitfalls of regular tourism in Beijing, including crowded lunch venues, multiple shopping stops, and the rush tour. Guides are friendly, accomodating, and knowledgeable of the local history and landscape. DTI should be easy to find as they are exclusive providers in many of Beijing's five star hotels and serviced residences.
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Imperial Expeditions focuses on tailor-made experiences and travel for couples and small groups throughout Asia. More than five years experience and good on the ground knowledge means that tours are always up to date, delivering deluxe itineraries and personal service. China and Beijing tours go exclusively to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall for day trips or more.
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Pixie Adventures offers an alternative small group touring experience throughout China. In the Mutianyu Great Wall area, Pixie Adventures can create a custom package for you to explore by bike or a hike -- village tours and overnight stays can also be arranged.
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WildChina is a leading China-based travel specialist offering high-end tours to off-the-beaten path and more familiar destinations. WildChina operates bespoke and customized travel programs to small group and individual travelers as well as corporate and educational institutions. Their strong network of local guides and contacts offer deeper insights, greater access, and overall richer and more memorable travel experiences of the Mutianyu Great Wall area. Trips to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall can be booked via custom packages.
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