Helicopter Ride over the Great Wall at Mutianyu

Helicopter Ride over the
Great Wall at Mutianyu

Take a helicopter ride over the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Get a bird’s-eye view of this
impressive structure and see the original watchtowers, lush mountains and pine trees
from up high. Celebrate with a glass of champagne on top of the Wall.


Step back in time to ancient China with a visit to the famed Great Wall, one of the most remarkable structures on Earth. This UNESCO-listed attraction is an incredible feat of engineering. Archaeologists estimate that it once spanned a distance of nearly 10,000 km and it dates back 2,300 years.

The Great Wall actually consists of numerous walls, many of them parallel to each other, that were built over two millennia across northern China. The most extensive and best-preserved section dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) and often traces the crestlines of hills and mountains as it snakes across the Chinese countryside. It is no wonder that walking this ancient wall is on so many peoples’ bucket lists!


Helicopter Ride over the Great Wall at Mutianyu

08:00 - 16:00

The driver and guide will collect you from the hotel and take you to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. A 10-minute helicopter ride over this iconic structure will offer a unique perspective and provide exceptional photo opportunities.

The Wall is said to be the only man-made structure that can be seen from high up in the air. A much lower altitude chopper ride will showcase the magnificence of watchtowers and other prominent architectural features. One of the best-preserved parts of the Wall, Mutianyu was built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 – 557) and it has undergone many renovations until the 17 h century. An elevated outlook will also reveal the mountains and landscape covered in pine and cypress trees.

At the end of this exhilarating flight, take the cable car to the top of the Wall. From here, a guided hike on the Great Wall at Mutianyu section marks the end of the exploration.

This section is perched high above the ridge making for a spectacular panorama. Celebrate an unforgettable experience with a glass of sparkling champagne.

Lunch in a local restaurant is also included. At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • A 10-minute helicopter tour over the Great Wall (no guide on board)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver from and to the starting point.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide (except during the helicopter ride).
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 48 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • The helicopter ride itself takes approximately 10 minutes.


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