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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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What an amazing tour.
The tour starts with a very difficult Hike up the mountain. Then once you get up to the Great Wall, the walk is much easier. There are still tons of stairs, but it is very manageable. They said the tour is...More
We’re only likely to be doing the Great Wall of China once in our lifetime so I’m so glad we choose this company to do it with!
There was no doubt it was very challenging but in a good way!
Our guide , mark, was...More
Our day with Mark was incredible! My mother struggled a little with the initial climb to the wall, but Mark was patient and allowed us to stay back while the group did and extra part of the wall, giving us time to catch up. The...More
This is a great way to really experience the Great Wall. You have to put up with a little more driving than some Great Wall locations. It's 2 hours from Beijing, but the drive is scenic, and the end point is definitely worth it. This...More
We were lucky enough to get to spend the day with Mark as our guide for the Great Wall of China. He was extremely knowledgeable and very patient with our three boys (ages 12, 10, and 7). The views were breaktaking and Mark knew which...More
This was a once in a lifetime adventure, and I am so glad we had the opportunity to experience a 2-day tour with Robert. The first day we hiked a beautiful stretch from a remote part of the wall to Mutianyu, picnic'd, and tabogganed. We...More
A group of 8 of us did the Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling. It was absolutely fantastic and worth every penny. As a group of 8 we filled the minibus, so it was effectively a private tour!
We got to see...More
We did the Simatai West to Jinshanling one day hike with Mark as our guide, and it really was the perfect way to see the wall.
My partner had visited another part of the wall on a previous visit and was amazed at how quite...More
Anyone doubting whether this is worth paying for or not, don’t question it, just do it! The Great Wall is an incredible structure to behold, and this hike is the best way to see it. Not only because it’s good exercise, but more importantly it’s...More
We are a group of 3 ladies in our mid 30s visiting Great Wall for the first time.
My 2 friends are of average fitness. I consider myself moderately fit and had done trail hiking previously. Because of our differences in physical fitness, we decided...More
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
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 give only a small amount. Our guide was very discrete, and did not put any direct or indirect pressure to get something end of the day. Expect a guide and a driver: 20 eur in total would be a good amount!
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I have visited the Great Wall three times, all in the summer. It is hot. Be sure to dress with good sun protection including hat and/or umbrella. I found that wearing long sleeves and long pants were good protection from... More
I have visited the Great Wall three times, all in the summer. It is hot. Be sure to dress with good sun protection including hat and/or umbrella. I found that wearing long sleeves and long pants were good protection from the heat. Great Wall Hiking provides ample water (you carry) and our guide provided thoughtful snacks. You can also buy water and snacks on the wall.
Age is not an issue but fitness is. These are hikes. Read the description carefully, we found it as described. If you are not an experienced hill walker choose an outing labeled easy.
We booked a group tour. It was small and we liked the company. You can find other tours through your hotel, especially hostels and boutique hotels throughout China. One advantage of Great Wall Hiking is that you can book in advance. We chose to hike on our first day and it was a great way to start our trip.
No snakes in sight on our trip.
Highly recommend this agency.