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Address: 1102, No.5 Building Fuzeyuan, Yihai Garden, Beijing 100071, China
Phone Number: 13520839034
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A "Must Do" for all hikers!

Amazing scenery! Not a bad hike unless there is ice like we had. The ice and snow definitely added to the adventure. James is Fantastic! Great communication before the hike and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cassidy P
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Paradise Valley, Arizona

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing scenery! Not a bad hike unless there is ice like we had. The ice and snow definitely added to the adventure. James is Fantastic! Great communication before the hike and very helpful during the hike. If you ever have a desire to visit the Great Wall....skip the touristy stuff and go with James.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We arranged for James to take us on the adventurous tour several weeks in advance from the states. He was constantly in communication and very patient with us when he picked us up as we were a bit late. It was a snowy day on the wall but James ensured we were comfortable and had a good time. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We did the Jiankou section hike with James. He said it was authentic and an adventure - and it was. It had snowed that morning, so our hike was in 4-6 inches of snow! It was amazingly beautiful. Really added to the adventure. He was informative, thoughtful and obviously passionate about the wall. For those that want an adventure and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I just recently did the Great Wall hike with James and from start to finish, our experience was excellent. I found Jame's site online and contacted him by email. His response was quick and we were able to set a date for our hike. James even followed up the day before to make sure we were still... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

I joined a group of three to hike the Jiankou section of the Great Wall. James was excellent. I think he tested us on the hike up to the wall and then he took us on a challenging hike that, as he points out in his website, requires to be in relatively good shape. James shared his knowledge of history... More 

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Sunbury, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had booked a 5 day hike with James but unfortunately had to cut it down to 2 days. He was very accommodating to our needs and re-planned to suit, inluding both restored and unrestored sections. James is very knowledgeable about the areas we went to and makes sure you are safe and happy. If you're looking for a private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Before I give review let me share a little background about myself. I grow up in China and was transplanted to US in my 20s. June 2014, I went back to visit with my teenage son who was born and raised in America. Have said that, my intention was to show my son the original Great Wall of China. I... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Myself and three other women went with James to the Jiankou section of the Wall for the 2-day, 1 night hike. We had an absolutely amazing time. The scenery was stunning and it was incredible to see the Wall in its unrestored breathtaking beauty. James was fantastic - we felt we could trust him (and had to - some sections... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just returned from trip to Beijing which included a private tour with James (Hiking the Wall) on Jiankou. We chose James based on reviews on TripAdivsor. A sound choice. James knows the wall like the back of his hand which is essential because some sections are steep and a little unstable. While those with a fear of heights might feel... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took the day trip to the Jiankou section of the wall with James. He picked us up on time from our hotel and deposited in a remote area to begin our hike. We could not have been more thrilled to find we were the only hikers on this section of the wall which has not been restored in 450+... More 

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