A few thoughts from our previous guests

…Testimonials

The following are all genuine reviews from previous guests through tripadvisor
  • Steven R

    We’re a fit and experienced hiking group and Gary worked with us to create a hiking experience customized to challenge the group perfectly. Peter our guide delivered to this itinerary superbly, catering to our every need and acting as a font of knowledge and our tour photographer as an added bonus. The accommodation, food (and weather) all exceeded expectations and I have enthusiastically recommended Great Wall Hiking to two friends.

  • Margaret

    We returned from our holiday to China two days ago and I still frequently reflect on the undisputed highlight…our hike on the Great Wall! This much anticipated experience lived up to all expectations.

    Prior to our trip all communications with Kathy were promptly and efficiently managed. Our guide for the day, Peter, accompanied us along the Wall regaling us with interesting stories and facts and making sure that our questions were answered. We appreciated his patience and good humour. At no stage did we feel rushed, in fact we made the most of the opportunity to take photographs that will forever remind us of our wonderful day.

    Lunch in a village restaurant at the end of the walk was a great way to finish the day. I have no hesitation in recommending the walks that this company offers. A thoroughly professional outfit!

    Visited October 2015

  • alsek810

    The company is extremely professional. We were picked up by Xaxin and our driver at our hotel at 8:00 am and drove two hours or so to Jiankou. We were very happy with Xaxin whose English was excellent. His knowledge of the Wall’s history was illuminating.

    The hike was probably the highlight of our 10 day China trip. We especially enjoyed the solitude after being in crowded cities for most of our trip. For the first three hours we saw very few people. Towards the end of the hike, we saw many more people who came up from Mutianyu. The Wall around Mutainyu has been restored and seems to be popular.

    Highly recommended.

  • Carole

    My husband and I had a wonderful hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu. Yaxin was an outstanding guide who was extremely knowledgeable, kind, patient and accommodating. His English was excellent. His motto was to ensure that we had a happy and safe hike. He had great chocolate treats and bananas for rest stops. It was a misty and drizzly day with beautiful fall foliage. We are in our early 60s and found the walk challenging but doable. We were picked up at our Beijing hotel by a safety conscious driver in a comfortable Audi with working seat belts. This was probably the best day of our 10-day trip to China. Love being outside in the beautiful and peaceful landscape. Yaxin made this day especially memorable. He was thoughtful and full of information but I never felt overwhelmed by facts. In addition, I am a slow and steady hiker, and he never made me feel rushed or that I was behind. I really enjoyed myself. Definitely recommend. This was an incredibly special day.

  • Emily G

    I can’t rave enough about my experience. It was a beautiful day and I appreciated my guide, Peter. Upon pick-up from my hotel, he gave me two maps which explained the whole Great Wall set-up and then a four-page brief history of the wall. For me, this was perfect. I didn’t feel prepared enough (background) and I was so grateful that he gave this information to me.

    I did the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike which was perfect for me. Starts off fairly challenging but Peter always told me how long until we took a break which helped me pace myself. Be prepared to be a little sore a few days after because you spend most of the hike going downhill or steps which I always find more difficult than going up!

    An added bonus were the amazing photos Peter shared with me. So appreciative of this gesture.

    Thanks to Peter and Great Wall Hiking for a wonderful day!

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