Glimpse a Rare Aerial View of the Great Wall of China
Rising from China’s forested mountaintops, the Mutianyu Great Wall ranks among the world’s most impressive architectural works. One of the most scenic and best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China, the 5.4-kilometre-long (3.4-mile) Mutianyu segment is constructed from slabs of granite that climb up to 8 metres (26 feet) into the sky.
Your private land and air viewing of this UNESCO World Heritage site begins with a luxurious seat in Four Seasons Hotel Beijing’s limousine. Sit back as our driver transports you out of the bustling city centre and 65 kilometres north through lush countryside, and then emerge just steps from the Great Wall.
Before taking off in your private helicopter, you’ll have exclusive access to the station’s lounge, with food and drinks catered by the Hotel. Then step aboard for a 15-minute aerial tour of the iconic wall – a rare chance to fully experience the span of the majestic structure and the Mutianyu section’s 23 ancient watchtowers, some quite rare in Great Wall architecture.
To complement your bird’s-eye view, add a hike with our expert guide, who will fill you in on the wall’s rich and complicated past, dating back to its original construction in the mid-sixth century. Among vistas of verdant woods and streams, savour a seasonally inspired lunch (which you can choose to enjoy picnic-style atop the Great Wall) prepared by the Hotel’s Executive Chef Jackson Wu.
Commemorate your journey – and prepare to share it – with a video professionally shot during your tour.