Great Wall Helicopter and Photography TourBeijing, Great Wall of China Tour

Days 3
Destination 1
Experiences 16

Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, Adventure, Nature

This tour is specially designed for photography buffs! The Great Wall as a whole is pretty photogenic but we have selected the sections that will give you the very best photo opportunities. At each section our expert consultant, whose family has lived at the foot of the Jinshanling Great Wall for generations, will guide you in finding the very best views. The sections of the Great Wall you'll visit include Jiankou, Mutianyu, and Gubeikou.

You will also get the chance to shoot bird's eye view photos of the Great Wall from an Airbus H125 helicopter (four seats). The itinerary below includes the basic flight route, which starts from Badaling and lasts for 15 minutes. If you would like to take an extended, 30-minute, flight that includes the Badaling Great Wall, Kangxi Grassland, Wild Duck Lake, and Guanting Reservoir, please consult your travel agent.

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Recommended Itinerary

Great Wall Helicopter and Photography Tour Map
  • Pickup at Your Hotel or Beijing Airport - drive to Badaling Airport
  • Great Wall Horizon Helicopter - enjoy a 15-minute, 40 km flight over Badaling Great Wall, at heights of 50-300m. A chance to take some perfect panoramic photographs of the Great Wall
  • Lunch - Chinese cuisine
  • Drive to Jiankou Village
  • Afternoon Photography at Jiankou Great Wall - your local photography guide will take you to the best places to get great photographs of the Jiankou Great Wall
  • Dinner - rustic local cuisine
  • Overnight - Jiankou Village

What's Included

  • Helicopter (15 minutes)
  • Domestic transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary – no hidden costs
  • Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
  • Meals as specified in quality local restaurants with unlimited standard drinks (Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea)

What's Not Included

  • Accommodation - if you want us to book hotels for you, please let your agent know
  • Cruises to and from Tianjin Port
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your individual interests. If there is anything you do or don't want to see, simply let your agent know
  • Prices may vary according to your date of travel and any special requests you might have. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
  • For tour booking terms and conditions, please read our Terms of Service

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