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All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour from Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall to Xishuiyu provided by Greatwall Trekclub Tours

All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour from Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall to Xishuiyu

All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour from Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall to Xishuiyu
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If you’d like to beat the crowds and experience the Great Wall as guards did in ancient times, this is the Great Wall hiking trip for you. Starting from the less-visited Huanghuacheng Great Wall, follow the Wall through spectacular wild and watery landscapes with few other visitors. Led by an experienced hiking professional, cover both restored and unrestored sections on this private tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Hike along the less-visited Huanghuacheng Great Wall of China
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide 
  • Trek along restored and unrestored sections of the Great Wall with hardly any visitors
  • Private tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide in your hotel lobby for the drive to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall. Named for the yellow flowers that bloom in midsummer, it’s been known as the Great Wall Under the Water since the Xishuiyu dam submerged several sections in 1974. Follow a mountain path to the steep and towering Great Wall, with no parapets on either side, and hike through some of the most spectacular landscapes to be found around Beijing. Enjoy plenty of stops for photos.  After hours of hiking, your guide provides snacks if you get hungry before your included Chinese lunch. Once you’re done, you’re presented with a certificate and hop back in your climate-controlled vehicle for the drive back to Beijing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hike along the less-visited Huanghuacheng Great Wall of China
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide 
  • Trek along restored and unrestored sections of the Great Wall with hardly any visitors
  • Private tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide in your hotel lobby for the drive to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall. Named for the yellow flowers that bloom in midsummer, it’s been known as the Great Wall Under the Water since the Xishuiyu dam submerged several sections in 1974. Follow a mountain path to the steep and towering Great Wall, with no parapets on either side, and hike through some of the most spectacular landscapes to be found around Beijing. Enjoy plenty of stops for photos.  After hours of hiking, your guide provides snacks if you get hungry before your included Chinese lunch. Once you’re done, you’re presented with a certificate and hop back in your climate-controlled vehicle for the drive back to Beijing.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12311P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private transfer
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • A certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
  • Entry/Admission - Beijing
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up from your hotel inside of 5th ring road in Beijing.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable hiking clothing
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private transfer
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • A certificate of completion for hiking on the Great Wall of China
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
  • Entry/Admission - Beijing
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up from your hotel inside of 5th ring road in Beijing.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable hiking clothing
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Xishuiyu Tourism Scenic Area
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lucy Baldiga
6 contributions
Best part of my trip to Beijing
I took a solo trip to Beijing in November and booked a private hiking tour. My guide James was super nice, knowledgeable, and helpful, and the hike was spectacular! We were the only ones on the wall the entire time. After the hike we had a delicious lunch at a local inn and the private driver dropped me back off at my hotel. Next time I’m in Beijing I’ll be booking another tour and asking for James as my guide!
Written 20 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CB1408
London138 contributions
Authentic Great Wall Private Tour Without All The Tourists
Jan 2020
I am so glad I booked this trip, eventhough it is more expensive than other things offered. A friend who lived in Beijing recommended this section of the wall as an 'off the beaten track' alternative to really get a sense of the wall without the tourism.
First point you need to be fit, and in my opinion need hiking boots, the terrain is challenging on both the reconstructed and unreconstructed parts, it is very steep but my guide Jack provided crampons ( for the snowy sections) and a walking pole. He is extremely experienced and patient and was excellent company. He has a great sense of humour. We had quite a few laughs along the trek.
Second point is you wont believe how incredible the view is from all angles and NO ONE ELSE in your photos. Its a miracle! It felt authentic and calm.
The meal at the end is abundant and excellent.
A good safe driver ( which can be hit and miss in China) . Well worth the investment.
Xie Xie to Jack for making my last day in Beijing one I'll never forget.
Written 24 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JGC29
14 contributions
Best activity in Beijing - nothing even close
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was the highlight of our trip to Beijing. We spent 4 hours hiking on the Great Wall listening to Peter (our guide) detail all the history. Peter was a great guide. Apart from knowing the trek, he kept the pace reasonable, took breaks so we could enjoy the view, and was great with the camera.

We had the entire section of wall all to ourselves. There were literally no other tourists. The peace and quiet while on the wall were a stark contrast to the hordes of tourists at the Forbidden City.

Lunch at the end of the hike was fantastic. Family style Chinese food at a local restaurant - yes please. Peter made some great noodle and main dish recommendations.

This tour was the best, but I feel that people reading need to know about the following before booking:

This is a real hike - my Fitbit measured 7 miles - and it is a lot of elevation change. You don’t need to be in great shape but just understand that this is not a leisurely stroll in the park. See the pics below.

Dress appropriately - don’t show up in the wrong attire. Follow the directions that the tour operator has posted - especially when it comes to foot wear and clothes.

Take all the water your tour guide offers. I thought to myself “hey no big deal, just one bottle will be fine” Wrong. Take as many as you can carry.

Bring a backpack.

Do not bring kids below the age 12.

With that said I would recommend this tour over any other tour in Beijing. This tour is worth twice what we paid. 5 stars. Peter was the best!!!
Written 25 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shane S
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Amazing Tour
We had James as our tour guide and he was amazing. We were really not prepared with proper hiking boots and clothing and James really helped us along the way. He has completed this trek many times so is very knowledgeable and has a very caring nature.
We were picked up at our hotel right on time and the car was very clean and our driver was great. We felt safe in the car the whole trip.
Once we arrived at the starting point, there was quite a lot of bush to walk through. It’s not an easy walk up but once again, James was great and really helped us get through it. Once you get to the top you realise that all the hard work was worth it because the views are spectacular. We walked along sections of the Great Wall that have not been repaired and we pretty much had the Wall to ourselves the whole time as we only passed one other person on the Wall toward the end of the trek.
James provided much appreciated assistance, water and snacks along the way. We were also provided with certificates of completion which was a nice touch.
After completing the trek, James took us to a cafe for lunch and we still talk about the lunch as being the best food that we have had so far on the holiday.
If you are after a really special memorable day then I highly recommend James and this tour.
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aviance A
San Francisco, CA17 contributions
Great Wall Tour
Our time on the wall with James was great! He was very supportive, let us take our time, very knowledgeable about history. We went to lunch in the most gorgeous restaurant after our hike and he picked out the best food. I would highly recommend this tour. It is a but difficult so it would be wise to have hiking experience especially up hill
Written 4 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sintha Y
19 contributions
Bucket list experience
James is best at his job. Know the trek so well, the view got better and better. He even had ice cold water for us in his backpack! We did not prepare for this trek. No proper shoes, but he manage to guide us thru. Not easy since it was slippery wet from rain. Lunch provided after the trek super delicious too! The most worth of money for an experience i ever pay. This is trully a gem
Written 7 August 2019
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wilarsen
1 contribution
Walking the Great Wall with a great guide
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a wonderful experience with Miko hiking the Great Wall. He was not only an expert on the history of the wall and Beijing, he was able to guide us on the best way to navigate the hike. Despite a terribly hot day, he went above and beyond to make it a great day. Highly recommend!
Written 27 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

itsmecassiec
Weslaco, TX4 contributions
Highly Recommended!
Unforgettable experience. James was a great guide. Highly recommend if you are considering a trip to The Great Wall.

Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lori from Denver
7 contributions
Truly amazing Great Wall Hike
Apr 2019 • Family
Our day with James hiking the Great Wall was truly spectacular! We saw less than 10 other humans the entire time. This tour is strenuous and challenging including some fairly steep ascending and descending on dirt hiking paths. It is well worth the effort. The views are breathtakingly beautiful. James is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful guide. The meal at the end of the hike was awesome too!
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew Lee
1 contribution
Amazing Views, NO one else on the wall but us!
May 2019 • Family
I live in Nanjing and this company was reccomened by a local friend. I was connected with James on Wechat. He was very professional and was able to answer all my questions about pricing, and what to wear. Our guide was Victoria, she was so wonderful and amazing.

My mother (60) and myself (30) did the tour. My mother is not as phyically active as I am and definitely had a more difficult time with the hike. Victoria was able to accommodate and find a new route for us on the tour. She was very knowledgeable about the wall and all parts.

We enjoyed a wonderful private car for the trip. Had an amazing lunch in the local viallage, and truly had a wonderful time. You even get a prize at the end of the trip.

Thank you James and Victoria for making this a wonderful experience. I will never forget the breathtaking views, stillness, and peace.
Written 23 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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You are not a real man or hero unless you have climbed the Great Wall!!!
This review covers multiple interactions I have had with James over the past few years. I have been on multi-day tr
Maxwell_1984
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Great guide & hike!
Today was my second time hiking the Great Wall with James from Greatwall Trekclub Tours. We had an awesome day! Jam
AFA1980
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Amazing hikes on the Great Wall
I have already done 5 hikes with James : Jiankou, Shixiaguan, Hefangkou, ... Great Wall. I highly recommend him !
KortneyO
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An Absolute Must!
Attention Ladies and Gentlemen! Everyone wants to see the Great Wall but if you want to see it in the most authenti
Yunners1970
Yunners1970
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Another excellent trip with James
This year I brought the rest of my family to experience the awesome trip to the wall as my daughters and I did last
vallejo1937
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a day trip to the great wall with James Ren
From the 8 AM pick up at my hotel until I was returned at 7 PM, my trip with James Ren was pure pleasure,aside from
Silceb
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Private tour to the Great Wall and Forbidden City
Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, kind and his English was great. The best way to get to know the sights
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Private Great Wall Hiking Tour
This was a part of the Great Wall that is very remote and not visited by many tourists. Its a bit of a challenge to
vickozb
vickozb
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Great Wall Walk through autumn colour
Guide James and Vincent Lui (our driver) picked me up from my hotel (not easy in the Hutong!) and we drove, away fr
Oliver H
Oliver H
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Highly recommend!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and Peter was a wonderful and very caring guide. Organisation, advance communication
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Personal Attention Awesome Day on The Great Wall
Wow James, Our private trekking tour from the “wild” portion of the Great Wall in Jiankou to the restored beautiful
Jacqll
Jacqll
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Great Day
Fantastic day out with Peter. Great weather, superb views on a quiet unspoilt part of the Great Wall. Private drive
soulroom
soulroom
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An awesome experience with new found friends!
Our guide, James, was an absolute star! His in depth knowledge, experience and assistance across the entire trek wa
Sightsee673746
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One week trek along sections of the Great Wall
James is an absolutely excellent guide. He is very experienced and has a fantastic sense of humour. We all learnt s
Frankie E
Frankie E
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China Trek
I’ve just returned from a 6 day intensive trek of The Great Wall of China for Charity and James is absolutely brill
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