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