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Half Day Badaling Tour with 15 Minutes Helicopter Bird's View of Great Wall

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Tour Code:
BJH-GWH-00A
Duration:
half day
Departure:
You Choose!
Pickup:
about 8:30pm at your hotel
Finish:
about 12:30pm at your hotel
Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van

Activity at a Glance

Morning:
Bird's view of Badaling Great Wall by helicopter, Great Wall Hiking;
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Jenny

Travel Consultant: Jenny

Updated this article on Nov 16 2017

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Trip Overview

This tour is for you to have a bird's-eye view of Badaling Great Wall in half day. The Great Wall is one of the greatest man-made wonders around the world. Badaling section is the most visited one among all the Great Wall sections, about 80 km northwest of Beijing downtown.

Itinerary Details Day by Day

In the morning, our tour guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Beijing, then drive to the Badaling Airport. Waiting until your scheduled departure time, you will take a safe and comfortable helicopter to start your 15-minute unforgettable Badaling aerial tour. The sites of bird's view are South Peak & North Peak, Haohan Slope and Beacon Tower, etc. on the section of Badaling Great Wall.

After aerial tour, you will touch the Wall personally and hike for 2 hours on the Badaling Great Wall.

After the hiking tour, transferred to your hotel in Beijing.

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Most Recommended Add-ons / Optional Activities

+ One more day to explore the most classic Beijing imperial sites

Firstly you will visit the world's biggest city plaza, Tiananmen Square (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace). Then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (the National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside. Subsequently you will move on to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Jingshan Park to enjoy the panorama view of the whole Forbidden City and the City of Beijing! After having Chinese lunch, you will marvel at the splendid Summer Palace, the former royal garden, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden.

lion in the Forbidden City
+ One more day to hike the most beautiful Mutianyu Great Wall and the tombs of Ming Emperors

Today our tour guide will meet you and pick you up from your hotel around 8:00 am. Then drive to the beautiful Mutianyu Great Wall (80km away from Beijing downtown), it is known for its beautiful surroundings. It is a superb location to appreciate the grandness of the Great Wall as well as to avoid the crowds at Badaling. After hiking on the Mutianyu Great Wall for about 1 or 2 hours, then move on to the Ming Tombs(Changling or Dingling) and its Sacred Way. On the way back to your hotel, you may make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some pictures of the world-famed "Bird’s Nest" and the "Water Cube" from the outside.

Mutianyu Great Wall is the most attractive section
+ One more day to experience a real Hutong life and an intimate contact with Giant Panda

Today firstly you will take a rickshaw to visit the most famous Hutongs keeping the original layout in the Gulou area. During this Hutong Tour You will visit a local family and experience what their life is like. Lunch will be arranged at a local family. If you like, you can learn to cook some Chinese dumplings by yourself. Then continue to the Beijing Zoo to visit the lovely pandas. After lunch in a local Chinese restaurant, you will marvel at the splendid Summer Palace, the former royal garden, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden.

playing chess in Beijing Hutongs

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People

Price
2 Persons $270
3 Persons $260
4 Persons $250
5 Persons $240
6 Persons $230
7 Persons $220

Remarks:

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* This trip is available every day around the year;

* For the aerial tour, you need to book 3 days in advance;

* Discounts for children in the helicopter tour are as the same as discounts for adults.

* You should participate in a aerial tour based on your health condition. Those travelers are not recommended to take a aerial tour who are either over 60 years old or under 2 yours old, or suffer from from Hear Disease, Hypertension, Cardiovascular and other diseases.

* Please contact our trip advisor for the price details.

Price Inclusions:

  • Helicopter fees of 15-minute/30-minute/45-minute aerial tour;
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  • Personal Beijing local English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private transfers with experienced driver between airports, hotels, scenic spots, etc;
  • Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operational and communication.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from most downtown Beijing hotels (within 3 ring roads)

Price Exclusions

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Beijing;
  • China Entry Visa Fees;
  • Optional day tours or activities you’ve chosen;
  • Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
  • Personal expenses;

Service Overview of this Trip

Your experience is everything, so flawless personal service is our focus.

When you taking this trip with us, we'll make sure that you get the most out of your investment: the best value hotels, superior tour services, comfortable transfers and transportation, and an impeccable customer service.

Our Friendly & Experienced Local Tour Guide

When showing you a tourist destination, nothing is more important than the person hosting you. They must be gracious, patient, flexible, have a pleasing personality and speak English well.

Our guides are carefully selected and trained. We not only evaluate their language skills, their knowledge of sites but also their personality and ability to be a kind host.

From the moment you land in China to your departure flight home, they concentrate on your needs and being the best hosts to you that they possible can during the whole trip.

Moreover, they are flexible, so is this trip. Your guide can work with you to be flexible should you wish to change your itinerary. If its a small change they will sort it out directly with you. If its a big change they may need to call our office to coordinate it and quote costs if you are adding on to the itinerary.

Our Helicopter Used in this Trip

We only use the safe and comfortable helicopter in Beijing. You will have a great experience to enjoy the fantastic view of the Great Wall with your family or friends.

We can book two available helicopter types:

1. AS350 B3 helicopter
AS350B3 single-engine light helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter, France, the commander of 12.94 meters, 3.22 meters high machine weight of 1.67 tons, 0.7 tons of load, the maximum speed of 258 kilometers per hour, with a maximum range of 665 km, can carry two pilots and four passengers.

2. EC135 helicopter
EC135 twin-engine light helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter, France, the commander of 12.16 m, height 3.51 m, weight of 1.5 tons, 1.4 tons of load, the maximum speed of 254 kilometers per hour, with a maximum range of 948 km, can carry two pilots and 6 passengers.

Our Vehicle and Drivers Used in this Trip

We only use the safe, legal, clean and comfortable vehicle for your trip. We have a fleet of vehicles at our disposal, so depending on the size of your group, we will give you one that is the right size. We make sure everyone in your group has enough room to spread out and stow their luggage.

Normally you will have the same driver every day in a city. Drivers do not speak English, that is the job of the guide. Their job is to make you safe and comfortable.

Local Flavor Meals in this Trip

During this trip, you will have your breakfast on the hotel, which are all included in price of the package (only if you book the hotels with us).

For the lunch everyday, meals in good local restaurants include plenty of dishes selected according to your taste, and we will order more if need be, vegetarian and other special diets no problem. All lunches are included in the package.

For the dinner indicated in the itinerary, we usually take you to the very local famous restaurant, like the Quan Ju De Roast Duck in Beijing, Tang Dynasty Dumpling Dinner in Xian, etc.

For the meals not packaged on the itinerary, you can ask for some suggestions from your tour guide in each city and they usually know where to eat based on your interests.

Accommodations

We have a great relationship with a wide selection of hotels in each tourist city around China, so we could arrange the accommodations at the best price, from budget to luxurious and featured to modern, to meet every client's needs.

No Forced Shopping

Normally we arrange one or two shopping stops at each destination. At these shops you can buy genuine, high quality local specialties at a reasonable price. These shopping opportunities are according to your own desires; there will be no forced shopping.

Guaranteed Prices & No Hidden Fees

The tour price quoted for this trip what you'll pay, even if inflation or a drop in the dollar-to-yuan exchange rate increases operating costs. We have never increase your final payment, and we never will.

During the trip, no fees will be asked except for your personal expense and the additional activities.

Safety & Emergency

In case of any emergency, the following phone contacts are available.

Police: 110
Fire: 119
Hospital: 120
Traffic: 112

* Your travel consultant with his/her mobile phone in 24 hours.
* Our manager phone: +86 18211044601 (24 hours).

Why Travel with Us - our advantages

A China Local Travel Agency based in Beijing

* we specialize in Beijing and other tourist destinations around China;
* we can be with you every step of the way;
* we can offer the LOWEST price for all trips;
* we can deliver the very first-hand destination knowledge;
* we can provide 24/7 in-trip assistance;

Tailor-made Itineraries

All our tours are fully customizable.

We can work with you to put together an itinerary that fits your specific needs and interests. Our staff is fully qualified to work with you to customize an itinerary on a service by service basis. Just tell us what you want and we'll make it happen!

One-on-One Travel Consultant Service

After sending us an enquiry, one of our travel consultants will respond to you within 0.5~23.5 hours. In the next planning days, you will be working closely to design an ideal trip to suit your specific interests, requirements and budget.

During your trip, they always call you to make sure everything is going well as planned.

No Forced Shopping

Normally we arrange one or two shopping stops at each destination. At these shops you can buy genuine, high quality local specialties at a reasonable price. These shopping opportunities are according to your own desires; there will be no forced shopping.

Guaranteed Prices & No Hidden Fees

The tour price quoted for this trip what you'll pay for, even if inflation or a drop in the dollar-to-yuan exchange rate increases operating costs, we never increase your final payment, and we never will.

During the trip, no fees will be asked except for your personal expense and the additional activities.

Experienced Tour Guide & Driver

Our guides are carefully selected and trained. We not only evaluate their language skills, their knowledge of sites but also their personality and ability to be a kind host.

We only use the safe, legal, clean and comfortable vehicles for your trip.

Reviews of this Trip

------- Original Message -------
From: Patrick
Sent: 2015-12-27
Country: USA
To: Trudy

Good Day ma'am,

Many thanks for your great service - the train and airplane seats were great and I really appreciate you help with travel planning.

Very Respectfully,

Patrick

 

------- Original Message -------
From: Daniel Agana
Sent: 2015-12-05
Country: USA
To: Sophia

Dean Wudy was professional and an excellent tour guide! He was very helpful when we needed help with wheel chair issues. He helped us a lot through the entire trip, especially at the Great Wall. It is knowledge of Beijing history was great. We would recommend him and the driver Shed to anyone that comes to Beijing. We would like to have Dean and Shed for the next time we come to Beijing. This was a great trip. We love China.

 

------- Original Message -------
From: John Pritchard
Sent: 2015-12-01
Country: USA
To: Sophia

Wonderful time & Very helpful. Liked flexiblity language help & Lunch. Great Guys.

Beijing Holiday Review Form

 

------- Original Message -------
From: Chanlene Jacobs
Sent: 2015-11-22
Country: Canada
To: Sophia

We are very pleased with Mike & Chen's customer service. They are polite,kind and very paitent.

We will recommend to our friends & family.

Chanlene Jacobs

Sophia's Client Feedback

 

------- Original Message -------
From: Hassan Bawa
Sent: 2015-11-20
Country: Singapore
To: Sophia

Mr. Mike is asset to company. A very friendly and cautious person, very knowledgeable. Mr. Zhang is a skillful driver and knows the roads very well. Hope to see them again of our come to Beijing.

Beijing Holiday Review Form

 

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Trip FAQs & Notes

Here you will find the answers to the questions our travelers most frequently ask about helicopter tour. If you do not find the answer to your specific question, please contact us directly.

1. Is this helicopter tour private tour type ?

Yes. All helicopter itineraries are private type tour. We will provide you with a private vehicle, which is big enough for your goup of people. Moreover, a private driver and tour guide are listed in our helicopter itineraries.

Only you and your family, friends or collegues in this group to visit the destinations listed on the itinerary escorted by a private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle with an experienced local driver.

2. Is the helicopter tour safe ?

Yes. Our helicopter tours are safe. The helicopter types are AS350 helicopter and EC135 helicopter. They are manufactured by Eurocopter. The helicopter has ever set a record that the first helicopter to land on Mt. Everest (29,029 ft) in May 2005.

3. Can I customize the helicopter tour? Is it available every day ?

Yes, you can customize the helicopter tour. Just feel free to tell our travel consultant, they will work with you to design the best tour depending on your needs.

The helicopter tour is available every day, but it will be postponed if weather does not allow.

4. How many pessengers can the helicopter carry ?

The seats of helicopter is 6, including 2 pilots and 4 passengers.

5. If there are 3 people in our group, how can we pay the money ?

If you are willing to share the cabin of helicopter with some other passengers, you just pay for yourself. If there is no other people to share, of if you need a private taking, the price per person will be quoted separately based on the exact passenger number paying 4 people's money.

6. Which kind of helicopter used in this trip ?

We can book the safe and comfotable helicopter in Beijing. The exclusive helicopter service is provided by Hainan Airlines, which was awarded the status of 5 Star airlines by international aviation body SKYTRAX in 2011, one of only seven airlines worldwide. Hainan Airlines was also named China's best airline.

7. Can you pick us up from our hotel and drive back to our hotel ?

Yes, we will arrange private car to pick you up at your hotel at Beijing. After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel. All charges are included in the price of the trip.

8. What vehicle used for picking us up from our hotel ?

We only use the safe, legal, clean and comfortable car for picking you up from your hotel. Depending on the size of your group, we will give you car thar is the right size. One person for one seat.

Normally you will have the same driver every day in a city. Drivers do not speak English, that is the job of the guide. Their job is to make you safe and comfortable.

9. What I should pay attention to when I hike the Badaling Great Wall ?

First, you should pay attention to the climate in Beijing; Second, you should wear non-slip shoes and casually with comfortable sports shoes; third, you should take enough food for your Great Wall hiking. More information about Great Wall Tour FAQs.

10. After my helicopter trip, can I add other destinations ?

Yes, we welcome you to add any destinations to your Beijing tours. The price of the other destinations is not included in your helicopter trip. You will pay for our other service. For more tour details, you can contact us.

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