Testimonials

A hiking experience of a life time.

From stolle7 Berlin, Germany    Mar 19 2013
Reviewed June 18, 2011 - NEW (source:tripadvisor)
I usually like to discover places entirely on my own but this isn't easy for the Chinese Wall, if you don't speak Chinese. So I at least wanted an individual hike and this is why people told me about Dandelion Hiking. I liked Heidi immediately, she is one of the most unique persons I ever met. Sh...

Heidi and I hiked to a surviving Ming dynasty village

From GJS18 Adelaide, Australia    Mar 19 2013
21/06/2011 Heidi and I hiked to a surviving Ming dynasty village called Ling Shui. It was, without doubt, the best experience I had in my 6 months in China

Our group of 10 had a wonderful time

From MingJuan Madison, Wisconsin    Mar 19 2013
after having been in Beijing and seen all the tourist sites, many of the students felt they'd "seen China" and were actually reluctant to spend a day and a half hiking and sleeping in a village. But once we started, and then increasingly as we hiked, their minds were changed, and by the time we finished our 15 km hike and arrived in Lingshui vil...

Recollections of the Badanjilin Desert Trip Dandelion Hiking: May 17 – 24, 2012

From GAGGLEBREAD    Jul 28 2012
It’s a long way to Jinchang by train from Beijing, and you need every hour of this long trip so you can unwind from the stresses and strains of travel or urban life. Once you touch solid ground again you are in a different world.
This is an account of several interlinked trips within trips, with the pace getting progressively slower. By the thi...

From birderPa Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

From     May 28 2012
We were very pleased with Dandelion Hiking. We also were surprised that the meal at the local villager's home was one of the best we had in China and Hong Kong in our two week trip. Fred and Heidi were so helpful, even in planning our hiking day. We were visiting our son in Beijing and there was only one day he could join us. They set up a hike ...

General Xu Great Wall Hike with an overnight stay at a hot spring

From Gagglebread Beijing    Apr 22 2012
I recommend these lovely people highly! Heidi and Fred are a Cino/Belgian powerhouse couple, who provide the basis for a wonderful experience off the beaten track. They conduct their tours with quiet dignity, allowing everybody to feel comfortable and appreciate quiet moments with stunning views. There is no sense of ever being rushed and the st...

Excellent Hike

From Malbone New York City, New York    Apr 22 2012
As a group of five, we hiked the wild Great Wall with Fred & Heidi from Gubeiko to Jinsaling. We arrived at the farmhouse in Gubeiko in time for sunset and had a dinner that exceeded restaurant quality prepared by our great hosts. Got up before sunrise to enjoy the view from a tower on the wall. Then returned for breakfast before setting out for...

Great wall hike and hot springs - overnight trip

From Sandee T Beijing    Apr 12 2012
Heidi and Fred were very organized and ensured we all had a terrific time. We had a van-ride to the beginning of our walk and started our trek up and down the Great Wall, through a deserted village and back onto the wall. Heidi packed a lovely lunch and snacks and told us some of the history of the area. We ended the day at a spa hotel with an e...

Amazing Experience! Perfect Guides! Price is low for the value!

From DannyBearcat Cincinnati, Ohio    Apr 12 2012
My girlfriend and I took a hike with Fred & Heidi during our trip to Beijing. The experience and tour was perfect from beginning to end. The meetup in Beijing and bus out to a local farmer was very nice, clean coach. The local farmer was very awesome and prepared delicious food that was too plentiful to eat everything! The hike we did was Windin...

Great Wall Hiking February 25th

From Tomas L Shanghai, China    Feb 28 2012
On my way to Shanghai for business, I decided to go for a short visit to Beijing. As I only had les than 2 days to spend, I contacted Heidi and Frederik for a Great Wall hike on Saturday. At 9.00 am they picked me for the hike. In total we were 7. We passed the most popular parts of the Great Wall where people were going up in big numbers. Some ...

Honestly, it is hard to imagine a better tour company in China

From jonathan s Vancouver, Canada    Feb 17 2012
My impression and review of Dandelion Hiking is NOT solely based on beautiful scenery and fantastic weather; any tour company can research sites to visit and luck out on good weather. My review is based on Heidi and Fred as people and what they had to offer.

A little background information on us may shed more light on our perspective and hopefu...

“Top Notch China experience”

From Mark v    Oct 20 2011
I got to know this company because I was looking for a way to experience the great wall without lining up and getting annoyed by the masses of people screaming and taking pictures on the two popular sections of the great wall (Badaling & mutianyu). Fred and Heide offer hikes, camping and much more to less popular parts of the great wall. I have ...

Awesome hiking and camping experience

From Nancy S Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia    Oct 15 2011
The hiking and walking trip with Heidi and Fred was brilliant! When we reach our starting point, Fred and Heidi distributed tent, sleeping bags and some of the food and drink supplies for us to carry. For a 2D1N trip, I suggest for those who want to do this trip, leave the unnecessary stuff behind, but do bring sufficient drinking water because ...

Kirsten

From Kirsten    Oct 02 2011
I've just come back from a Great Wall Camping Trip with Heidi and Fred. They make a great team and are so helpful. Even though I met them for the first time on this trip, it felt just like travelling with friends (but without the hassle of having to do the organising). In fact, as I live in Beijing, I will now consider them as friends!

Top Notch China experience

From Mark v Beijing, China    Sep 28 2011
I got to know this company because I was looking for a way to experience the great wall without lining up and getting annoyed by the masses of people screaming and taking pictures on the two popular sections of the great wall (Badaling & mutianyu). Fred and Heide offer hikes, camping and much more to less popular parts of the great wall. I have ...

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