If you want to try a special way to explore the hutong area in historic part of Beijing, then hop on a rickshaw at the north gate of Beihai Park, and let the local rickshaw driver show you. Hold tight as you whiz down the winding, narrow alleys, quaintly stuck in the past. See “siheyuan” houses, check out the two ancient towers, or simply absorb the culture of local people. The rickshaw ride will be end at Prince Gong's Mansion, the best and most well preserved Qing Dynasty mansion. You will have a delicious lunch in a local family in the hutong area.


  • See the local people's life in hutong area and gain abundant knowledge about Chinese history and culture;

  • Enjoy the peaceful lake view of Houhai;

  • Visit the most well preserved mansion in Beijing.


Day 1Hutong Tour by Rickshaw

Located opposite the back door of Beihai Park, Shichahai derives its name from the ten Buddhist monasteries around it. The spacious water area and beautiful lush, emerald green trees make up the pleasant landscape in Shichahai. In the summer, boat riding is a popular activity while in the winter water skiing in the lake becomes the prime sport. In and around Shishahai, are plenty of royal residences and gardens as well as the magnificent historical architecture that display Beijing's special tradition. In ancient times, Shishahai was a prosperous business district and with many royals and celebrities living by the shore.

In this rickshaw hutong tour, we are going to follow this route: east side of the Qianhai Lake, Jinding Bridge, Yinding Bridge, Houhai Lake (Bar Street), Willow Shade Street and Mansion of Prince Gong.

At the end of the tour, you will have a delicious lunch at a local family in the hutong area.

Book Price

Group SizeAdult(Age:8-80) Price/p.pChild(Age:4-7) Price/p.pInfant(Age:0-3) Price/p.p
1 Number $ 120 $ 35 Free
2 Number $ 90 $ 35 Free
3 Number $ 80 $ 35 Free
4 Number $ 70 $ 35 Free
5 Number $ 60 $ 35 Free
6 Number $ 55 $ 35 Free
7 Number $ 52 $ 35 Free
8 Number $ 50 $ 35 Free
9 Number $ 47 $ 35 Free
10 Number $ 43 $ 35 Free


  • English-speaking tour guide service fee

  • Delicious Lunch in a local family in the Hutong area

  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above

  • Rickshaw ride at the Hutongs


  • Accommodations

  • Dinner

  • Transportation

  • Gratuity to the guide and rickshaw driver

  • Personal Costs

Trip Notes

  • The quoted price is for a 4-hour tour.

  • Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.

  • Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.

  • For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant in the Hutong family.