Great trip! Mr. Guo was great! He picked us up at the hotel, bought our tickets for us and took us up to the Great Wall, the non crowded way, and took our pictures for us. Very nice and really helpful. This is a great area of the The Great Wall. The toboggan ride down was a lot of fun too.
My two children ages 9 and 7 and I visited the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall with a driver that I booked through Viator. I wanted to take my kids to see this iconic site, and since my husband was working and couldn't come with us, I figured a private driver was the way to go. We were assigned a very personable driver named Mr. Ma, who ended up going above and beyond for us. Instead of just dropping us off and waiting for us to finish our visit, he came up to the Wall with us so that both my children could ride the toboggans down as they each needed to go with an adult. Afterwards, he directed us to a restaurant that served noodles per my kids' request and helped me haggle an excellent price for some souvenirs. He really made our visit to the Great Wall an enjoyable one, and I was very grateful for all his help.
We highly recommend Mr. Guo! He was very friendly, efficient and an impeccable driver! Mr. Guo picked us up at our hotel as arranged. He paid extra care to help out my husband who has a knee problem, even offering a walking stick. We do not speak Chinese and Mr. Guo's English was limited, but he made up for it his friendly personality. Our first booking through Viator. The process is very efficient, I would suggest a confirmation text the prior day on all bookings. Thank you Mr. Guo!
We are definitely glad to have booked our trip to Mutianyu Great Wall in advance. Our guide, Mr. Yang, met us in our hotel lobby promptly at 8am, as scheduled. We were driven in comfort through the agricultural areas outside the main city of Beijing up into the hills to Mutianyu. Mr. Yang was friendly and informative. It was wonderful to see just outside the city center. The trip to Mutianyu took about 90 mins drive. Mr. Yang paid for our tickets to the wall and our bus fare to the gondola. We only had to pay the gondola fee. I highly recommend taking the gondola. He walked us all the way to the bus that takes us to the gondola and arranged to meet us at the base at 2pm. We had a great day on the wall. As we were there early on a week day, it was not crowded at all. We felt we had plenty of time to explore and get a work out with all the climbing! We were returned to our hotel by 4pm. Mr. Yang provided his phone number 13901034239 in case we needed him again. He also speaks fluent Japanese. I highly recommend booking this trip.
We had a great trip with David about 2 weeks ago. He picked us up right on time, drove us to the wall, took a photo, helped us with the tickets and explained everything. After we had a fantastic time on the wall we met him again at the bottom and helped us getting lunch and then drove us back. He very kindly dropped us off at our desired next stopping point the temple rather than at the hotel which saved us a trip. The car was in super condition, clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this trip for a hassle free and convenient way to enjoy this must-see attraction. We took the chair lift up and the luge ride down - great fun. I guess it also helped that we were super lucky with the weather - clear skies and a breeze, so not too cold and not too hot! Thanks a lot, David!
I was in China for work and really wanted to visit the Great Wall. As a solo female traveler, I wanted to hire a private driver to take me there and back to have a more comfortable experience instead of worrying about how to find a bus and communicate in my poor Mandarin. Based on good reviews, I booked this online. A few days before the trip, I called to confirm and asked to have the driver info. I was texted the info for the driver which was very clear. On the day of the trip, the driver Mr. Wu met me at my hotel with a sign around 8 a.m. He immediately put me at ease with his strong English and friendly demeanor. He also provided a lot of information about Mutianyu and the Great Wall as well as bottled water. The drive to the Wall took over an hour. Mr. Wu then got my tickets and accompanied me up the mountain on the ski lift. He took many great pictures of me at the Great Wall, which is a wonderful keepsake of my trip. He then gave clear instructions about where to meet him afterwards, and I was able to explore on my own for as long as I wished. I then met him at the agreed upon location, and I was back at the hotel by the mid-afternoon. This was very well-organized and seamless in execution. I found this to be a highlight of my time in China, and I highly recommend!
Great trip up to the Great Wall! The car was extremely clean and comfortable, and the driver was professional, easy to talk to, and very accommodating when we changed our drop-off location. Pickup at the hotel went smoothly, and we had plenty of time at the wall to explore on our own. We enjoyed being able to walk the wall at our own pace without a guide or a tour group, and brought a picnic lunch to eat along the Wall, which worked out perfectly. This section of the wall makes for a good short day trip it took about 1.5 hours to get there - there are more remote sections that are higher in the mountains, but it was nice to be back in Beijing by mid-afternoon. Highly recommend!!