This was truly a once in a life-time-experience, it‘s hard to describe how great (wall) it was:) Steven is a great host and guide, very helpfull, friendly and diplomatic too. He’s truly interested in about his travel companions and thanks to Steven’s people skills, we as a group had a great time together, despite not knowing each others before hand. Many thanks Steven, this was one of the best trips that I’ve ever done and I will definitely recommend your hiking tours to all my friends.
Steven is an expert on this. The whole experience is superrrrrr. He treated me super nicely and really cared about my overall expereince. I mean this is a once in a life-time experience. And I will suggest you to do it with steven. His understanding and passionate and also his wide knowledge about literally the world are unbeatable. You probabbly will never find any better guide in the whole beijing or maybe china!
Steven is an awesome person and an amazing host. He really knows how to make a guest comfort and plan accordingly. Steven received me very well and helped me with everything. I really like the experience. Steven ordered potatoes from his hometown and cooked for me, they were delicious. Having dinner and camping on Great Wall is such a wonderful and fantastic experience, with Steven it is amazing. Steven completely knows about the history of the Great Wall and shared while we are hiking. I really wanted to this again with Steven
De principio a fin nuestro anfitrión fue excelente. La experiencia fue grandiosa y nos llevó a conocer la muralla China en sus diferentes facetas y el lugar al que nos llevó fue para nosotros ya que no mucha gente va, el campamento fue de lo más seguro y sin problema vimos el atardecer y amanecer con maravillosos paisajes , nos condujo con gran seguridad y conocimiento. Nos integramos como amigos y en todo momento estuvo pendiente de hacernos sentir bien. La cena que nos ofrecio estuvo genial. Esto superó por mucho nuestras espectativas. Nos vamos con el al. Alma y espiritu renovados. Gracias mil Steven. Lo recomendamos ampliamente cien por ciento seguro.
The Great Wall was incredible. And Steven is extremely attentive and helpful from the start to finish. We wanted to visit unrestored section of the wall with our 3 and 5 year olds. Before we booked the tour Steven had sent us photos, recommended different routes and offered to take our family as a single group with no other people. And he really did take care of us on the tour. He arranged ahead for people to carry our camping gear to the campsite, so that we could travel light and look after the kids. For dinner we had delicious homemade duck, potato and corn. He even brought a bottle of wine and some moon cake. He is very knowledgeable as he had hiked all the sections of the Great Wall near Beijing, and he told us the story about the part we were visiting. It was quite surreal to walk through the ruins of history, imagining what had happened here hundreds of year ago. My 5 yo took to his warm and friendly character and when I asked her what was her favourite part of our trip to Beijing, she said “the part where I went down the really steep part of the Great Wall with Steven!” I think that statement is worth more than a positive review. And on top of that I got the duck recipe afterwards!
We feel very lucky to have been able to experience the Great Wall with Steven. From start to finish the experience was easy, informative, thoughtful and well organised by Steven to ensure that we got the most out of our trip to the Great Wall. The hike was at our own pace and enabled us to see both a restored and unrestored section of the wall with not a single other person on it. The ability to enjoy and experience the Wall in this setting cannot be overstated! Steven shared stories and details from his extensive hiking on the Wall from over the years, as well as insight into the history and the changes that are taking place to this extraordinary sight. Whilst the hike is quite strenuous in the uphill sections, it is well worth it for the incredible views – and Steven is more than happy to go at a pace that suits and take time to rest and admire the views/take photographs. Finally, our lunch in the local village to finish off our hike before heading back to Beijing was amazing – especially the cold beers! We cannot thank Steven enough for showing us such a unique section of the Wall and making the experience so straight forward and stress-free in all aspects. All in all a wonderful guide that made for an absolute highlight of our time in China!
Consiglio l’esperienza a tutti quelli che hanno almeno i rudimenti dell’hiking, la salita alla muraglia è dura ma quando si arriva il panorama ripaga di tutte le fatiche! Steven è semplicemente fantastico… Grazie
I rarely write reviews but this was an experience that I’d encourage everybody to do (providing you enjoy camping and hiking). Steven is great and takes care of all the planning, supplies, and logistics, leaving you to enjoy the scenery, history, sunset, sunrise, and hike. He also brought home-cooked food and is very knowledgeable & passionate about the Wall. The hike is moderate in difficulty – short but steep. Overall, an amazing experience!
This was a unique and fantastic experience, a highlight of my recent trip to China. Steven is knowledgeable, well-prepared, thoughtful and funny – the perfect guide really! He went above and beyond to make the adventure a great success, from his expert guiding skills, to the delicious food he prepared, to tailoring the experience to suit my schedule, and to sharing his deep knowledge of history and culture and stories from his life. Thanks again Steven for this memorable adventure! I can highly recommend it 🙂