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Truly a Life Highlight

William Lindesay is the world's leading authority on the Great Wall of China and we could not have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VirginiaE-J
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
The Ultimate Great Wall Experience

If you are serious about immersing yourself in the Great Wall then this is the ONLY place you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TiggyWalker
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Your host, William Lindesay O.B.E, is world renowned expert on the Great Wall of China. He can take guests to parts of the 'wild wall', a term he invented to describe Great Wall that is not rebuilt for tourism. Wildwall trips fuses history and hiking, providing a unforgettable attachment to a true wonder. Day tours available, open to special requests.
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

William Lindesay is the world's leading authority on the Great Wall of China and we could not have had a more thrilling, informative and enjoyable experience. Our group stayed with William and his wife Qi for six days and each day we hiked up to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

My experience hiking the Great Wall with William Lindesay was everything I hoped it would be. This was my first trip to China and I visited both Mutianyu tourist wall and the Wilderness wall hike with William Lindesay. While the tourist wall was good, I...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 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 15 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I have been on several trips through China and seen many of the historic sights. This trip however is by far the most authentic, awe inspiring, and educational trip I have ever been on. William Lindesay's knowledge of history brings The Wall to life. The...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

At this point, I've been to The Great Wall 3 times. All three times were a different part of the Ming Wall and different experiences. But this specific experience I had with William and his family was just AMAZING. Waking up at 4:30 in the...More

1  Thank Jessie L
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

William Lindesay provides a unique experience for those who really want to learn about the local culture and the history of the Great Wall. I would imagine there are few options for english speaking people to get such an experience. That being said, it is...More

1  Thank Ciaran M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

If you love history, nature, and hiking, this is 100% for you. While waking up at 4am isn't the easiest thing to do, seeing the Great Wall during sunrise is most definitely one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. The Lindesays were...More

1  Thank Manuel M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

William Lindesay ran the length of the Ming-era Wall in the late 1980s, getting arrested almost a dozen times and deported twice for his pains. Nobody knows the wall better or loves it more, and he and his family provide a unique experience of this...More

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I have asked him to contact you ! Good Luck - he’s brilliant ! Anthony
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