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Private Badaling Great Wall and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Tour
Badaling Great Wall, Guyaju Cave Dwellings
1 Day From $59USD
Tour Code: Duration: Available: Tour Code:BJ- GW- 15 Duration:8-10 hours Available:Daily

Badaling Great Wall is located in Yanqing County, 80 kilometers northwest of downtown Beijing.  Firstly built in 1505 with a total length of 7 kilometers, Badaling also holds the highest position of the Great Wall Wall in Beijing, with the highest altitude of 1015 meters.  This section is also the earliest to be open to tourists among all the parts of the Great Wall, with its dangerous mountain slopes, splendid scenery, and distinctive four seasons. Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings is a group dwelling carved out from a sandstone rock in the cliffs by unidentified ancient Chinese.  There are 117 caves, and each was chiseled by doors, windows, brick beds, horse troughs, closets, cooking stoves, and kangs (a firebox that channels smoke under a bed).  It looks like an ancient castle.  Since the origin of the caves is still shrouded in mystery, Guyaju Caves is also called “the First Maze in China.”

Hiking in the most famous and representative of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall.
Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings is the largest cave-dwelling ever discovered in China. It is a totally unique and virtually undiscovered tourist attraction.
Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide and driver, and customize every detail according to your preference.
Day 1Badaling Great Wall and Guyaju Cave Dwellings

8:00 Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and drive to Badaling Great Wall (about 2 hours drive).

10:00-12:30 From the entrance of the Badaling Great Wall, the wall stretches south and north. The southern part of the Badaling Great Wall is about 1.3 km with seven watch towers and is shorter and less crowded than the north. The northern part stretching for 3 kilometers, with twelve water towers, is more prolonged and enjoys a better view. This part is also the most tourists' choice. The highlight of the Badaling Great Wall is the north No.11 watchtower, the highest point of the Great Wall. Cable cars and toboggan are also available in this section (about 2.5 hours).

12:30-13:30 Your guide will suggest a good local restaurant of your preference and pay on your own.   After lunch, drive to Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings (35km away, about a 1-hour drive).

14:30 -16:00 Explore the caves, and it’s really exciting to imagine how ancient Chinese people lived in these dwellings. Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings is generally believed to have been built toward the end of the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) by the ethnic minority Xixi (西奚).  However, some believe they are relics of the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD). The uncertain origin and various interesting stories add to the mysterious charm of the Guyaju Caves.  Also, this is the film “The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom” shooting place (about 1.5 hours).

18:00 Arrived at the hotel and ended a wonderful day.

Book Price
Group Size Adult (Age>8) Child(Age: 4-7) Infant (Age:0-3)
1 $ 329 Half Price Free
2 $ 175
Half Price


3 $ 135 Half Price
4 $ 109 Half Price
5 $ 95 Half Price Free
6 $ 89 Half Price Free
7 $ 79 Half Price Free
8 $ 75 Half Price Free
9 $ 65 Half Price Free
10 $ 59 Half Price Free
If you like, you can continue to join our Night Tour (click it for more information) OR Enjoy room service for a nice Chinese Whole-body Massage (click it for more information) by our therapist at your preferred time.
Hotel pick- up and drop-off
Experienced English-speaking tour guide service. Other languages guide service upon request.
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Bottles of drinking water
Admission ticket enter the Badaling Great Wall , Guyaju Ancient Cliff Dwellings
Cable car to the Great Wall
Gratuity to the guide and driver
Warmly Suggestions
1 Your guide will contact you or leave a message in your hotel room the evening before your next day's tour.
2 Many places have already started using E-tickets now. Please bring your valid passport on the day of travel if the sites need to confirm your name with the tickets.
3 Please note that the itinerary is flexible, and we can adjust it according to your interests, the weather, or any unexpected conditions.
4 For the lunch-inclusive tour, we will take you to a local Chinese restaurant and curate all the dishes. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or taboos. If you want to change any dishes, your guide will assist you. You can cover the cost difference for any costs above our budget. Let the guide know whether you want the guide and driver to eat at the same table as you. We respect your custom and choice!
5 The quoted price is an 8-9 tour price. More than 10 hours may incur an extra charge.
6 This tour is private, and no other tourist will join in.
7 Tips are not compulsory, but it is encouraged to tip the guide and driver if they provide good service.
8 Our tours are not shopping tours, so we will not take you to any factories or stores for shopping without your request.