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The Great Wall Hike (James Private Tour)

1102, No.5 Building Fuzeyuan, Yihai Garden, Beijing 100071, China
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

James took me on a 2 day overnight camping trip on the Jiankou section. This section (like pretty much all of the Wall apart from the full-on tourist spots) hasn't been maintained for 450 years! We only saw 2 other people for the whole 2 days. He is an outstanding guide who clearly has a job that he thoroughly loves.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

James was friendly, engaging and encouraging as we negotiated the often difficult terrain in this largely untended section of the Wall. He was very knowledgeable and was happy to share his passion for the Wall whenever we needed a break. Highly recommended!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Took the 1.5 day hike with James. Great experience, amazing views, James looked after us really well, and gave us lots of info and stories about the Great Wall. There were very few people on that section of the Wall, even though it was a major holiday (May 1st), which allowed us to take outstanding pictures. Highly recommended!

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I did the 1.5 day hike on the wall. I have so many amazing memories from China, but this experience will stay with me for a long time. James was such an accommodating guide that he even drove me to the train station afterwards, even though it was out of his way. Anyone looking for an adventure and a taste... More

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Bangkok Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went for a day hike with Ellen - one of the best experiences ever. A slightly challenging walk, but so memorable...not a soul apart from our group of four. Highly recommended - we have travelled to some fantastic places, and this is perhaps the best. Cannot recommend James and Ellen enough

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had a day out with James at the Jiankou section of the Great Wall in March. Hardly anyone there on the day and James was a great guide. Thoroughly recommend him for a private tour and a memorable experience.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We did the 1.5 day hike with 2 kids (aged 7 and 4). James was an excellent guide and very well organized. He was very understanding and helpful with the kids and also flexible. Some of the walk is quite a steep scramble but James was very good at keeping the kids safe. He was happy to change route a... More

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hong kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

An absolutely amazing day hiking the Great Wall out in the countryside with no one around except us! I can't recommend James' trip highly enough. We arranged it all on email and it was delivered to us perfectly- just what we wanted. At all times our safety was James' priority & he was encouraging and helpful to us as we... More

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Central District, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have traveled all over the world and the trip with James was one of the best adventures I have ever had. I couldn't recommend a better way to see the Great Wall. Avoid all tourist spots and book a trip with James. We saw only a handful of people along the way and were essentially on our own for... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I called James the night before to see if he could arrange a trip to the Jiankou section of the great wall, and he was able to accommodate my request. The Jiankou section is difficult. It's not just a steep hike, but you are literally climbing during sections. But, the views are worth it. We saw maybe 3-4 other visitors,... More

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