Testimonials

Magnificent off-the-beaten-track experience

From Dewulf Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium    Mar 12 2014
We booked the 2-day trip to Chen Castle with Fred & Heidi. From the start everything was handled quick and easily. We didn't have to think about anything, everything was arranged for; food, drinks, camping gear, ..To our happy surprise, Fred was a fellow Belgian, settled in Beijing after having travelled the world. Fred and Heidi are great peopl...

Beautiful views and incredible people

From sisichen Beijing, China    Mar 12 2014
My boyfriend and I joined Dandelion Hiking for an overnight camping trip to WohuShan (Crouching Tiger Mountain). We were originally supposed to go to Qiangzilu Great Wall, but switched at the last minute because of a rainy weather forecast. From the beginning, Fred and Heidi were warm, accommodating, and seemed genuinely interested in every hike...

Chen Castle Great Wall hike/camp - Dandelion Hiking with Fred & Heidi

From Jean A Phoenix, Arizona    Mar 12 2014
This was an awesome trip! Fred and Heidi are excellent guides. After a van took us outside of the city, we stopped for a traditional Chinese meal, prepared for us by a farmer and his family, before setting off on the hike. The hike was plenty challenging, with heavy packs on our backs and the steep inclines and declines of the wall, but so much ...

Great day on the Great Wall

From kermitbeep Yokosuka, Japan    Mar 12 2014
Doing the Panglongshan hike on the Great Wall with Fred & Heidi was one of the most memorable days we had in China.The weather was perfect for hiking and this section of the wall was so ruggedly beautiful and uncrowded. Believe it or not, we forgot the battery for our camera, but Fred & Heidi made sure to take several pictures of us and emailed ...

Greatest\" Wall Hike with \"Hottest\" spring final

From tvanboga antwerp    Mar 12 2014
After our month roundtrip in China we praise ourselves lucky to have had the opportunity to go on this hike with Heidi and Fred (Dandelion/China hiking).

Not only we could hike along and on the wall and it's amazing surroundings, we were flabbergasted by the marvellous scenery and had one of our best nights in a priceless "tent with a view" on ...

Once in a lifetime experience

From jessicaholom Beijing, China    Mar 12 2014
I had wanted to experience the Great Wall since my arrival in Beijing, and this was an incredible way to go - hiking the uncrowded Winding Dragon portion and sleeping overnight in an ancient fortress. Fred and Heidi are the greatest hosts EVER to guide you on the Great Wall, and you will not be disappointed in the experience.

Visited June 2012

An experience we will never forget

From Finos Armidale, NSW    Mar 12 2014
Camping out along the wall will be one of the most memorable experience of my life. Fred and Heidi were fantastic, a lot of fun and so easy to deal with. The trip was booked directly through their website, nothing was too much hassle, the weather was perfect and the views spectacular. I did the trip with my 11 & 13 year old sons, although not an...

Amazing Experience

From pricealy    Mar 12 2014
We were looking for a trip to the Great Wall away from the crowded touristy sections we'd heard about. We came across Dandelion Hiking on Trip Advisor and based on the reviews booked an overnight camping trip with Fred and Heidi. We are so glad that we did - this was one of the best experiences we've ever had. Fred and Heidi are excellent guides...

See the Best of the Great Wall

From Galen G Beijing, China    Mar 12 2014
To avoid the crowds and the tourist sites, let Heidi and Fred take you backpacking to remote, untouched and forgotten sections of the Great Wall. We were conveniently picked up in Beijing and taken by van out to a remote village a few hours away where we enjoyed an excellent, home-cooked meal before hitting the trail up to the Wall. There's no o...

Wild great wall, beyond our wildest dreams

From Dorota Beijing, China    Mar 02 2014
This much expected 2 day trip with our visitors from overseas turned out as un unforgettable experience for our 3 families of friends with kids.
Fred and Heidi took care of everything, transport, itinerary, catering, water, based on our request, and offered us an amazing view on a part of the Wall less travelled on the Panlongshan section on th...

Funnest thing I\'ve done in China

From Cinimin Zhongshan, China    Mar 02 2014
Words cannot do justice to the amazing overnight Great Wall trip that Fred and Heidi took me on. They are two amazing people that you can't help but fall in love with; they're so fun and relaxed, traveling with them alone guarantees a good time. Their backpacking gear is nice and clean, and although you may be traveling through the backwoods of ...

Great time!

From Luke Shiqi, Guangdong, China    Mar 02 2014
Fred and Heidi are incredibly nice and laid back. I had a fantastic time with them, everything was very chill and zen. I definitely recommend it, worth every yuan.

Visited May 2013

Great Hike Great Food Great Sleep Great Wall

From alonghoilday London    Mar 02 2014
I really wanted to camp on the wall and spent several days looking for companies that could do so. After getting very frustrated dealing with Chinese companies with half answers and extortionate prices I stumbled upon Dandelion Hiking. Fred was quick to put my mind at ease and answer the many questions I had. After a phone call to some villagers...

Mad trip to the Great Wall

From Malachy H Slane, Meath, Ireland    Mar 02 2014
Before you start reading this, the nett outcome was that, upon mature reflection, was a trip that will not be forgotten.

Fred and Heidi met us by appointment at the subway station. We were a party of eight, two leaders F and H, and six Trekkers. Two Canadians, one UK and three Irish incl the Scribe. This was early October 2012. The trip was boo...

Camping on the Great Wall was spectacular

From yjp22 Singapore    Mar 02 2014
This was the most interesting experience we had in Beijing. Initially we wanted to go tobogganing at the mutianyu section of the wall but when we discovered that a company named Dandelion Hiking organized hiking and camping tours on the great wall, it sounded way cooler.

We did the 2-day Crouching Tiger hike, which was manageable in terms of f...

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