Fernando · September, 2019

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.
Fernando · September, 2019
Fernando & Olga · September, 2019

Jessica · September, 2019

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!
Jessica · September, 2019
Jessica, Adam, Olivia & Eliza · September, 2019

Morven · September, 2019

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!
Morven · September, 2019
Morven & Ryan · September, 2019

Matt · August, 2019

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!

Matt · August, 2019

Matt, Vincent & Eleonore · August, 2019

David · August, 2019

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 🙂

David · August, 2019

David · August, 2019

Nicole · July, 2019

I booked this experience a few months before my trip to China. It looked like a really UNIQUE way to experience one of the seven wonders, avoiding the mainstream sections which are always very very crowded. And it was! It was unique, it was special, it was intimate, it was a lifetime experience! If you want to experience something which you’ll remember forever, this experience is for you. Steven and I didn’t meet one single person, the entire Great Wall was just there, for us, and I have no words to describe that feeling. Steven took great care of me, since the very first message I sent him months ago to a few days after the hiking (he’s still so available for any questions or need while I’m still in China). He’s genuinely interested in other cultures so we shared a lot of habits of Chinese and Italian people. The hiking itself has some easy parts and some more challenging ones (said by a really not sporty person) but it’s doable and you’ll feel so good once you’ll reach the Great Wall. Steven also took some nice pics of me and brought me to have a foot massage when we want back to Beijing. It was great after the hiking! Oh! And we also made dumplings (and ate them, of course!) with the village people, the night before the hiking. I’m still in China and I’m still recommending Steven’s experience to anyone I meet so do yourself a favor and book this amazing adventure. You won’t regret! Thanks Steven!

Nicole · July, 2019

Nicole · July, 2019

Julian · June, 2019

Steven is a very nice guy. we meet at the train station in Beijing, where we then took a public bus to get to the great wall. it was a 2 hour ride. At the bus station we got picked up by a friend of Steven who dropped us of at the beginning of the trail. We started the hike around 5pm. It was a very remote hike. Once we reached the great wall, we left our luggage at our camping spot and started to take a walk in one direction. The views were stunning. I got to experience a beautiful sunset on the great wall. Once we set up our tents, which were provided by Steven, like the sleeping bag, the mattress and a headlamp, we looked for a wind covered place to have dinner. Steven prepared a very heartwarming dinner with self made bread, pre cooked potatoes, nuts, corn vegetables and a beer. We had a great time and talked until late in the evening. The next morning we got up at 4am in order to see the sunrise. Went back to bed at 5am and slept 2 more hours. At 7, we had breakfast, which were fruits, meat and some leftovers from the night before. The hike was amazing and it was the true great wall experience I was hoping to get. The trail was at some points quite challenging and overall we only meet 5 other people in a two day hike. we arrived at the village around 2 pm where Stevens friend waited for us at his home. He cooked a delicious lunch. Afterwards he drove us to the bus station and went back home. I will never forget this weekend and it truly was the highlight of my china trip. Definitely recommend his tour 10/10 for anyone who really wants to experience the great wall!

Julian · June, 2019

Julian · June, 2019

Thomas · May, 2019

Amazing, once in a lifetime experience, made possible by a great host. Initially my girlfriend and i were hesitating a little bit: a walk in the dark on loose underground, it seemed dangerous. Also, we already had our hotel room booked for that night. Nevertheless we signed up. Steven was answering quickly on all of our questions. Some days before the tour, he suggested a change of location, other than in the description. We agreed on going to Gubeikou instead, after seeing some pictures, and relying on Stevens expertise. We were picked up at our hotel and after a few hours on the way we made it to the Wall, just on time to still see the sunset as well, as an unexpected bonus. The next morning, when we left at 4.20am, the first light started to brighten up the night, so we did not even need the flash lights. The sunrise, Wall and surroundings were mindblowing. A fierce walk on and next to the Wall followed. As we enjoy hiking, we kept a decent pace and made it to the next section of the Wall in Jinshanling. On the way back, we just could not get enough of it and Steven agreed on ajusting the route and making it significantly longer. He was even excited to discover a new way back to the guest house with us. The food we received was not culinary exquisite, but very tasty and authentic. In conclusion: an amazing experience with a host that goes the extra mile (or 5) for you. Thanks Steven!

Thomas · May, 2019

Thomas · May, 2019