The tour was great! Easy instructions were given after landing. My driver was waiting with sign, drove a while to meet my guide. He was friendly. We headed to Forbidden City, spent time walking around and taking pictures. Restrooms are avail. After, went to Great Wall at Mutianyu which was far and seemed less populated. Arriving, decided to eat lunch with many dietary options (I am plant based whole foods). I was able to visit a Jade store and seen how jewelry is made from the stone. I bought a Jadeite bangle and a small jade elephant. Proceeded to Great wall riding the gondola lift. We took our time to enjoy walking around and photos. The guide allows a generous time frame. Toilet avail. Meeting back up I experienced the toboggan. So much fun! We had delicious tea then decided to go to a Tea house for tea tasting. This was nice if you're into tea like me. Fast forward, my guide was dropped off 1st and my driver dropped me off 4 hr before flight with plenty of time to go through security and eat dinner. My luggage situation- I checked in my luggage the flight before for a continuous transfer to my next flight. I did not want to carry entire day. Overall, this was an awesome experience however, certain months extremely cold. I requested coats and was not able to happen. Please check weather prior for appropriate attire.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: 02/07/2019
—— review written by Rhiannon ***