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.
WHY THIS TOUR?
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!
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.