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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
1 review
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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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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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Three of my friends and I recently did a day and a half hike and over night camping trip with James and it was worth every penny. I've lived in Asia for three years and have had a lot of great adventures and this is at the top of the list. James is simply wonderful. You're in great hands hiking... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My wife Anne and I hiked the Jiankou section of the Great Wall with Ellen (James' associate guide). From the time we got picked up at our hotel in downtown Beijing(7:00AM) until the time we got dropped back off there (4:30PM - lots of traffic downtown), we experienced what was the highlight of a wonderful trip. Ellen is personable and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and I did the jiankou hike with James in September 2013 and it was the highlight of the trip! We chickened out and did not attempt stairway to heaven, but James was a pro and had different options to tailor the hike to be exactly what we wanted. There was no one on the wall and having been... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

He was simply great. Helpful, informative, and kind. He took us to the very nice place, and explianed the history behind it, the facts, and curiosities, etc. Perfect

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My husband and I did the 1-day hike with James in the summer of 2011, and we are still talking about it. We are in our 40s and relatively fit, could be more fit. We wore sensible hiking shoes. It was a bit challenging. Ther ewere several others in the group, including one lady in flip-flops (!!). Our first clue... More

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