Testimonials

We had The Great Wall all to ourselves for a day!

From christophersmadden Shanghai, China    Mar 02 2014
Fred and Xiaohong (Heidi) took us on a wonderful hike of a deserted section of the Great Wall including an overnight stay at a local farmhouse. It was a great relief to get away from other tourists and the big city and take on a vigorous hike in a natural setting. No trinkets, souvenirs, or gift shop - just authentic stones and millennia of hist...

Great Camping

From SmittyDC Washington DC, District of Columbia    Mar 02 2014
The 2-day Crouching Tiger hike was the highlight of my trip to Beijing (yeah, I know, all these reviews say that, but it's true). Fred and Heidi were great hosts/guides: capable, low stress, and on time. The included meals were much better than I expected, in particular the lunch we had in the small town before we started the hike - very yummy. ...

“Great trip with Fred and Heidi!”

From Tiger Chengdu, China    Feb 26 2014
It is a great trip to old Great Wall with Fred and Heidi. You can see the real Great Wall with completely original look and no transformation of tourism development. Standing on the ancient Great Wall, you can truly feel the great history. Highly recommended!(source:tripadvisor)

June 23, 2011

“Great Wall Camping”

From krexgraham Salt Lake City, Utah    Feb 26 2014
If you are looking for a unique experience away from all the tourists, join Heidi and Fred for a camping trip on the Great Wall. Comfortable equipment, organized, and good food. Thanks Heidi and Fred for a memorable experience with my 17 year-old daughter.
Visited June 2013 (source:tripadvisor)

“Awesome unique experience!”

From NMC_BH Sydney, Australia    Feb 26 2014
Fred and Heidi run a great hiking and camping trip. I have worked in the travel industry for over 10 years and can thoroughly recommend them.
The experience of hiking and then staying overnight on the Wall was truly spectacular. I have been to the Great Wall many times before, but this was my best experience.
In this world of travelling there ai...

It is a amazing trip on the Great Wall.

From Chen China    Feb 26 2014
It's a wonderful experience that I have never had. I went to Wohushan with Fred and Heidi. They are very friendly to me. They prepared food, equipment and water. And we also went to the traditional family to eat lunch. I like the food what they made. It's a different experience.We spent happy times when we camping. The sky at night is very beaut...

This is the Great Wall you want to see

From Stephan Beijing, Beijing, China    Feb 26 2014
Fred and Heidi put together a truly unique experience. A handful of close friends and I spent the day hiking with our gracious hosts and guides through the unrestored sections of the wall near Gubeikou, a world away from the tourist traps of Badaling and Mutianyu. While we hiked for hours, we barely saw another soul. We camped for the night, enj...

UNBELIEVABLE - This trip is Gold!!

From NeedAHoliday_7 Sydney Australia    Feb 26 2014
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2013
Just back in Sydney after a wonderful 3 day experience with Fred and Heidi during a 2 week trip to China. We organised a private trip for our family reunion for 14 people of different ages and levels of fitness flying in from different parts of the World.

Fred and Heidi were fantastic. A real highlight of our...

Doesn\'t Get Better Than This

From Dana A Philadelphia, PA    Feb 26 2014
I learned of Dandelion Hiking from a young friend and when my daughter and I were planning our two week vacation in China, we decided to book with Heidi and Fred. It was the highlight of our most amazing adventure!! I had shared some concerns about my arthritic knees with Fred and Heidi who reassured me that I could make this trek. I have to adm...

3 day hiking tour

From bencosgrove Brisbane, Australia    Feb 26 2014
myself and 14 others took a 3 day hiking tour with fred and hiedi up the great wall then off to the hot spring's for a night and could not have been happier. no commercial tourist style attractions just the best of the best in all worlds through local villages and rural tracks to see the real great wall! fred and heidi could not have possibly be...

Wonderful yet thrilling experience for a first timer

From Jannis Singapore, Singapore    Feb 26 2014
With great determination, I embarked on my fist hiking/camping virgin trip with Fred, Heidi and a bunch of lovely nature lovers.

The weather was wonderful, at least during day time, and the road less travelled has proven to be much more breathtaking. Hidden away from dreadful tourists and coaches, the unrestored Great Wall revealed her genuine...

Gubeikou great wall

From Rosemary M Chengdu, China    Feb 26 2014
Fred and Heidi could not have been more helpful and thoughtful . This was a really great way to see the wall. They agreed to take us to the wall despite the forecast being for lightning but were sufficiently concerned for our safety to book us into farmhouse accommodation instead of camping. We banquetted on dragon boat specialities made with lo...

Crouching Tiger Great Wall trip

From Carleton17 Saint Paul, Minnesota    Feb 26 2014
This was the perfect way to see the Great Wall - the secluded, unrestored spot where we camped was the only place I went in China for three weeks where I saw no other people beyond the eight on the tour. I was almost skeptical of the trip given the shockingly low price, but I needn't have been; it was the highlight of my time in China. It is cle...

“2 night General Xu with camping and Hot springs”

From Noreen K Limerick, Ireland    Jan 21 2014
Dandelion Hiking with Fred and Heidi highlight of our China trip - would recommend 100%. Fred and Heidi put together a unique 2 day experience for a group of 14 ages ranging from 6 to ?. We hiked on the untouched Wall away from the tourist areas, visited a Local Village and had some amazing food. I cannot say enough good things about our calm an...

Great experience! awesome guides! Well organised!”

From Ueberwho Yangshuo County, China    Oct 19 2013
5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile
I did this tour on the1st of October and it was the middle of the national holiday but we were taken to a section of the wall where there were no other tourists! Perfect! We only saw two people in the evening taking sunset photos. Fred and Heidi were fantastic. Very easy going but well organised. ...

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