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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
148 Xizhimenwai Dajie | B1-1003, Tower A, Kaixuan Plaza, Beijing 100044, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you go to Beijing make this a stop, you see it on TV, you see the battles, but it's nothing until you see it. You need to be in pretty good health as the climb is straight up, and the Steps are very uneven,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gisjac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought this experience for my son and his girlfriend while they were traveling in Beijing and they had an amazing time. They were so happy with the day hike and their guide was amazing. It was a highlight of the trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into our hike at the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall with little knowledge of the wall or Chinese history in general. We just wanted a semi-strenuous hike on a Wonder of the World we had always hoped to see. We got that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidkennett2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peter was an absolute gentleman and knew his topic inside out. Was a pleasure learning from him. We had booked a small group tour but we were the only couple on the trip so we had a private tour with Peter. Weather was fantastic and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this daytrip in October 2017 (the "When did you visit" box doesn't go back that far) and just now stumbled onto the operators' email where they asked me to leave a TripAdvisor review. But I remember this excursion VERY well because it was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dream of hiking the Great Wall of China came true! It was unforgettable and everything that I had hoped it would be. I spent time upfront researching which section of the Wall would be best for me--I wanted a less touristy, more authentic hiking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaroltheAdventurer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My teenage daughter and I spent a day on the wall with our guide Peter. A local Beijinger, he was very knowledgeable and guided us out onto a section of the "wild" (unrestored) Wall away from the (other) tourists; so quiet, peaceful and scenic; what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Simon S
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Mark was an exceptional guide, taking us to old and restored areas of the wall, and tailoring the trip based on what we were after. We saw sections of the wall with no other tourists and made it for a very special sunrise on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James S
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

What a super hiking! We spent our two days with Peter, on the section Jiankou to Mutianyu & Jinshanling to Simatai West. Thanks to him, we really experienced the Great Wall in its wildness and extream beauty; on the first day we started climbing a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

That was a memorable experience! This small company is very well-organized and understands what people value most. So if you want a very competent guide (who knows English and history of the Chinese civilization), a hike on a section of the wall without anybody (literally,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wendy M
December 11, 2018|
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Response from RobyneM61 | Reviewed this property |
We completed our hike at Simatai West and used Great Wall hiking. I suggest you contact them by email and they will be best to advise. We opted for the toboggan ride (not the chair lift) down from the wall and there was an... More
October 17, 2018|
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Response from Laurence P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers - we tipped 200/100 Yuan per day to the guide and driver. They were brilliant and deserved every penny. (We had Robert and Jason)
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Frank G | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall what we gave, but it must have been around 10-20 eur for the two of us. This seems little compared to the price of the tour, but is a good tip for them. They do expect a tip, but will not be offended if you... More
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Meril A
Looking for Great Wall Hiking Companion (0 Replies)
Hi! I'm going on a 4 day hike on the Great Wall and looking for companion(s). Looking to either: 1. Join a guided tour like wildgreatwall or tourbeijing. However most of these tours I see charge ridiculously high prices for just one person, so joining with 1 or more will make the cost reasonable. 2. Less likely but more exciting, go out and explore without a guide. Pls send a pm if interested and go from there. Otherwise, any suggestion how to look for companions? I'm more of a solo...More
July 14, 2017|
Chicago, IL
Great Wall Hiking - private/group tour (4 Replies)
I was wondering if someone could recommend a good tour company to do a 1 day hike at the great wall. I have done this 3 years ago and prices have gone through he roof. My options: 1. Take a private tour 2. Join a group and save some money. The challenge here is the scheduling as it appears not many people sign up for single tour for a given day, so trying to find an operator with sufficient volume is hard. Wost case scenario is getting a private car to the wall, but not sure about a...More
March 19, 2013|
Response fromwanderchina|
intrepid urban adventures offers the day tour of the Great Wall
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Great Wall Hiking--need reservation? (9 Replies)
I will be in Beijing in early August, and I'd like to hike a few km on the great wall, maybe with the company "Great Wall Hiking" that gets good reviews here, or some similar outfit. I am wondering whether one needs to reserve significantly in advance, or if I can wait until a couple of days ahead, so I can hopefully choose a day that it's not 40 C!
June 28, 2011|
Response fromBePu|
If you just want to walk a couple ofmhours on the wall, visit the Mutianyu section. You can arrange a driver for this when you are there. Have a look at the top 10 question section on the right side of this page.