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The Great Wall Hike (James Private Tour)

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Address: 1102, No.5 Building Fuzeyuan, Yihai Garden, Beijing 100071, China
Phone Number: +86 135 2083 9034
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Amazing - the best thing in China!

James took our group of 5 on a two day hike. Collected from our Beijing hotel and provided all the transport to get to the area of the wall not usually open to the public. He... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

James took our group of 5 on a two day hike. Collected from our Beijing hotel and provided all the transport to get to the area of the wall not usually open to the public. He guided us on a tricky (not for the scared of heights or physically injured) 5hour hike/climb with wonderful views to the campsite. He was... More 

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Newtown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

In February 2016 we hired James as a private guide for a hike. James met us at our hotel in Beijing and drove us out to his favourite section of the Great Wall of China – the unrestored ‘Wild Wall’ in Jiankou. This part of the wall is nothing short of incredible and something every adventurous visitor to China should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We did the overnight stay in the farm house. We hiked the wall the first day with another pair and James adjusted it for us so we could see the sunset. Then the next day it was just the two of us. We set out early (but not too early) from the farmhouse and hiked up the wall. We got... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Amazing scenery! Not a bad hike unless there is ice like we had. The ice and snow definitely added to the adventure. James is Fantastic! Great communication before the hike and very helpful during the hike. If you ever have a desire to visit the Great Wall....skip the touristy stuff and go with James.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We arranged for James to take us on the adventurous tour several weeks in advance from the states. He was constantly in communication and very patient with us when he picked us up as we were a bit late. It was a snowy day on the wall but James ensured we were comfortable and had a good time. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We did the Jiankou section hike with James. He said it was authentic and an adventure - and it was. It had snowed that morning, so our hike was in 4-6 inches of snow! It was amazingly beautiful. Really added to the adventure. He was informative, thoughtful and obviously passionate about the wall. For those that want an adventure and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

My wife and I just recently did the Great Wall hike with James and from start to finish, our experience was excellent. I found Jame's site online and contacted him by email. His response was quick and we were able to set a date for our hike. James even followed up the day before to make sure we were still... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

I joined a group of three to hike the Jiankou section of the Great Wall. James was excellent. I think he tested us on the hike up to the wall and then he took us on a challenging hike that, as he points out in his website, requires to be in relatively good shape. James shared his knowledge of history... More 

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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

We had booked a 5 day hike with James but unfortunately had to cut it down to 2 days. He was very accommodating to our needs and re-planned to suit, inluding both restored and unrestored sections. James is very knowledgeable about the areas we went to and makes sure you are safe and happy. If you're looking for a private... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

Before I give review let me share a little background about myself. I grow up in China and was transplanted to US in my 20s. June 2014, I went back to visit with my teenage son who was born and raised in America. Have said that, my intention was to show my son the original Great Wall of China. I... More 

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