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The Great Wall Hike (James Private Tour)

1102, No.5 Building Fuzeyuan, Yihai Garden, Beijing 100071, China
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Amazing - loved it.

James was fantastic, as other reviewers have said memories to last a lifetime. Definitely the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Orlando-Polygon
Great Wall - visit

I was in Beijing on business and wanted to visit the Great Wall before coming home. James was my... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
William S
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1102, No.5 Building Fuzeyuan, Yihai Garden, Beijing 100071, China
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

James was fantastic, as other reviewers have said memories to last a lifetime. Definitely the highlight of our trip to China. James was a great communicator, he is knowledgeable and his English was good. Also good with children.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I was in Beijing on business and wanted to visit the Great Wall before coming home. James was my guide for the day. He is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and get along with. I would highly recommend booking James for your visit. We...More

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

3  Thank Cassidy P
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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
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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
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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

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Lizz A
17 January 2017|
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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
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Kristy L
15 August 2016|
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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!
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