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Wild Wall Experiences

Beijing, China
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We visited directly after a 13 hour flight from the US so we got in very late. The accommodations... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin T
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Boston, Massachusetts
The real (and only) way to visit the Great Wall

I wanted to learn. Not just see it. William Lindesay OBE, runs Wild Wall Experiences and personally... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
DougvdA
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London, United Kingdom
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Experience the different parts of the Great Wall in the Beijing Area with William Lindesay OBE, first foreigner to walk its entire length in 1987 and the subject’s leading expert. William can take you on a private tour to popular tourist sections such as Mutianyu and Jinshanling or for those who want a more authentic experience you can visit our village beside the Wildwall (Highly recommended) .
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Beijing, China

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited directly after a 13 hour flight from the US so we got in very late. The accommodations are very spartan and as it was about -5C, it was very cold. Due to the weather, there was no running water. The food was plentiful...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

I wanted to learn. Not just see it. William Lindesay OBE, runs Wild Wall Experiences and personally led the weekend. Wow, what a privilege to spend time on the Wall in his company. You can visit the Wall - vanilla style where most tourists go...More

Thank DougvdA
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are serious about immersing yourself in the Great Wall then this is the ONLY place you should consider going to. Run by William Lindesay - THE authority on the wall, having devoted the past 30 years of his life to this extraordinary structure...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience the very best introduction and history of The Great Wall of China then you need look no further. Under the guidance of William Lindesay (and his son Jim) you will enjoy without doubt an experience of a lifetime. William is...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

My husband and I had booked the Trans Siberian Railway before we saw Joanna Lumley walk the Great Wall with William Lindesay. We decided it looked so good we would change our flight and do this weekend walk before our train journey. It was a...More

Thank Katy F
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

This was truly an experience of a life time! The trek to the campsite is not an easy hike ... so its best to be prepared. We also did it in the dark ... which was interesting. Seeing the sunrise from this wild section of...More

1  Thank Helen A
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Such a great experience to be able to go to the Wall without any other tourist and learn a lot about the life of its unique monument. William's hospitality is excellent despite the real simplicity of the housing. Spartan but welcoming. Well organised! Would recommend...More

Thank Caroline F
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Lindesay family has been hosting guests at their private farmhouse in the outskirts Beijing for many years, offering immersive tours of the Great Wall, preserved in it's natural condition over hundreds of years. One can truly appreciate the magnificence, sheer scale, and rich history...More

1  Thank Mandy C
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