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Dandelion Hiking, Great Wall Hiking & Camping Private Tour

jianguomen, Beijing 100010, China
15652200950
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Ranked #11 of 238 activities in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Great Wall Hiking, camping and cycling for small groups who like off the beaten track traveling.We also organize longer hikes to china's most... more » Owner description: Great Wall Hiking, camping and cycling for small groups who like off the beaten track traveling.We also organize longer hikes to china's most beautiful mountains, lakes,grasslands, sea's and deserts « less
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was afraid of the over touristy experience on the wall (e.g. Badaling), and was recommended Fred and Heidi's business as a result. The experience was fantastic. The whole day felt completely unique in that we had the section of wall almost entirely to ourselves, and the day was well organized. It was a long drive in the morning, which... More

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Murcia, Spain
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As one can read in other reviews, Fred and Heidi are specialized in non-standard hikes to the Great Wall. We had a beautiful 3-4 hour hike in an area they called General Xu Great Wall, a part of the Yangbian Great Wall in the border of Hebei and Beijing provinces, near the village of Dayingpan. A very isolated spot, only... More

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Shanghai, China
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7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I'll keep this short because I feel that the other 5 star reviews have already said it best, but I had a great time hiking the wall -- it was my third time -- and I'm already looking forward to my next visit. Thanks guys!

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This company is also known as China Hiking. We did the 2 day hike / 1 night at Chen's Castle (unrestored part of the wall). Our guide, Fred, was knowledgeable and friendly. The days ran smoothly and professionally but with a relaxed and chilled atmosphere. We went at our own pace and stopped to take photos when we wanted. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent the day hiking the Gubeikou Great Wall (Winding Dragon) with Heidi last month and it was definitely a highlight of our three weeks in China. It was perfect for our family as we really enjoyed getting away from the crowded tourist sights and into nature. My kids Jordan (10) and Tamar (8) really enjoyed the home-cooked food at... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having only a few days in Bejing, we had limited time to see the Great Wall but wanted to do it in a unique way. This tour appealed to us, as it takes you through a mostly tourist-free portion of the wall, and offered overnight camping accommodations (the tent, sleeping bag and mattress were provided), which allowed you to maximize... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Having been living in Shanghai for just over a year, we decided it was time to get out and see more of China. We found Heidi and Fred. We went for a one night camping trip and it was incredible - no other way to describe it. We enjoyed the hiking, the camping and the food was good too. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went on a one day wall trek with Heidi. It was an amazing experience. The group was small - there were only nine of us. The trip started with a huge banquet at a local farmer's house. The walk along the wall was very beautiful and we only saw a couple of other people while we were walking. If... More

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Austin, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had an incredible overnight trip to the Gubeikou section of the Wall, and it has definitely been my favorite experience in China so far. So nice to get out of the city, out of the smog, and see some green space! Our guides were wonderful company, and arranged everything perfectly. The hike was gorgeous, the campsite was incredible (amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We only visited Beijing over a long weekend and this team made it possible for us to go hiking on the most amazing unrestored sections of the wall only a short (safe) minibus ride away. We were very lucky with great weather, great visibility and a great group. Strongly recommend you compare the tour prices as this one was exceptional... More

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