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The Great Wall Hike (James Private Tour)

1102, No.5 Building Fuzeyuan, Yihai Garden, Beijing 100071, China
+86 135 2083 9034
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The guides and tour were professional and exactly as promised. We were taken early in the morning... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Martin M
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... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
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1102, No.5 Building Fuzeyuan, Yihai Garden, Beijing 100071, China
+86 135 2083 9034

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The guides and tour were professional and exactly as promised. We were taken early in the morning to some of the more remote and much less populated sections of the wall. It was a great bit of exercise and for me a fun climb. Some...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 5 November 2016 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...More

Thank Cocktailsyum
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...More

1  Thank Miss_Sbrit
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...More

1  Thank melanie247
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...More

2  Thank Cassidy P
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...More

Thank Corby O
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...More

1  Thank Teresa M
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...More

Thank MoMon72
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...More

1  Thank riomalleoarg
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...More

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Lizz A
17 January 2017|
Response from Cocktailsyum | Reviewed this property |
We went through his website "hikingthewall" to his email. I'm not sure if he is a registered company but we really had a fabulous time and he was excellent. We also had some concerns before as it's seemed a very small... More
Kristy L
15 August 2016|
Response from Cocktailsyum | Reviewed this property |
Hello. James' website was down for a while but now he's fixed it. Hit the website button to get to his site with all the details including an email contact. Enjoy!