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Greatwallhiking-Great Wall Hiking Private One-day Tour

Room 503, 5/F, Building 6, Xindadu Hotel, Xicheng District, Beijing 100029, China
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Ranked #7 of 246 Activities in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Great Wall Hiking offers a variety of tours of hiking, trekking, walking and camping on the Great Wall around Beijing. Great Wall Hiking's commitment... more » Owner description: Great Wall Hiking offers a variety of tours of hiking, trekking, walking and camping on the Great Wall around Beijing. Great Wall Hiking's commitment to a Western standard of service and responsible travel helps travelers minimize their impact and maximize their connection with people and the environment. « less
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I took this tour based on the positive Tripadvisor reviews and I sure don't regret it. It was a truly amazing tour and our guide Yaxin was great. Went on the Simatai West to Jinshanling tour: not the most popular, so we thankfully did not have to battle gazillions of other hikers. On the first stretch the tour is fairly... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My friend and I did the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike in April, 2012 (not November 2013 as shown but TripAdvisor doesn't allow me to date back to 2012). Robert was our guide and he was great. After a nice drive up into the mountains, we stopped at a farm that served as a our launching pad. To describe this scene... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I agree with al the other contributors about this tour company and experience. Before booking Kathy, answered all my questions promptly and thoroughly. I booked basically by reading all the excellent reviews and their all true. I was picked up at my hotel by our tour guide Tao, who was outstanding. His English was great and a totally professional guide.... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We recently returned from our trip to China and our day arranged by Great Wall Hiking was the highlight. Our guide was Tao and he was a pleasure to spend the day with. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with a usb stick with pictures he took along the way. A very nice touch. Our driver was great at... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had the most perfect day hiking on the wall. We had blue sky and a temperature of about 18 deg C. Perfect visibility. Peter was our guide... Quite a character is his own quiet way. The hiking is hard work but very much worth it. Hiking the wall was one of the two things we wanted to cross off... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One of the main reasons for my visit to China was to walk the Great Wall but away from the Tourist areas. I was not disappointed in my selection to walk from Simatai West to Jinshanling. The views were stunning and the wall was a little challenging in some parts (for an oldie like me). I had a private Tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you have 6-8 hrs free in Beijing, do this tour. While in Beijing on work, a colleague and I decided to arrange a custom private tour. First, this company did a great job at corresponding back and forth via email when we asked for info. The website was good and they were highly recommended. We arranged a hotel pick... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A wonderful stretch of wall with breath-taking views. Most of this section was pretty well restored and it made for an easy yet always stunning walk. We had beautiful weather and I managed just fine in a pair of converse sneakers, but I'm sure it must get a bit slippery on rainy days, making the steeper sections a lot trickier.... More

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Melbourne
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Did the Simatai West to Jinshanling walk in September and highly recommend it. Our guide Tao was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed his company and expertise. Be prepared for a lot of stairs on the way up, as well as some rocky and slightly slippery paths in one section where you need to walk outside of the wall (due... More

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Los Angeles,California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

From the start Kathy confirmed and responded to our concern that our hotel was not near any subway line by a rt. p/u hotel to meeting point for small additional charge in group (6) tour. Peter the guide was incredible with narrative, maps, snacks and drinks..He also paced us well since the first 35 minutes is a difficult climb on... More

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