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Number of Reviews: 94 Overall score: *****
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Walking the Great Wall

Great experience!

5
A very enjoyable itinerary to see sections of the Great Wall that are free from the tourist crowds. As stated in the Trip Notes, there are a number of sections where you need to be careful walking and/or which may be unpleasant for those suffering from vertigo. However, in a few (not all) situations it was possible to detour around certain sections. The trip also included visits to some of the restored sections of the Wall. The section near Gubeikou (last two days) had spectacular views and few other tourists. I also did the Xi'an Extension, which was a quick but enjoyable trip to Xi'an, mainly to see the Terracotta Warriors. It would have been nice to have an extra day in Xi'an so something worth considering. I enjoyed the food throughout the trip but it is worthwhile to note that most of the meals (particularly at the guest houses) is served communal style with a number of different dishes served to the table - meals are not ordered individually and the dishes served are to be shared amongst the group.
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Walking the Great Wall

Walking the Great Wall

3
Great trip with some stunning sights however, various aspects were not up the the usual excellent Exodus standard. Safety in various places on the wall could have been improved by having another guide at the back of the group. A member of the party was asked to do this which was unfair, this was a position for Exodus to fill. Fortunately, we had a fantastic group and no one was left behind on their own. Goodness only knows what would have happened in the event of a mishap, having only one guide who was ahead and seldom waited for people to catch up. Also, the itinerary was changed, which Exodus reserves the right to do, but we were given no explanation and very vague information on the following days walks. The city tour was a huge disappointment as our guide gave us very little time to take pictures and did not wait for the whole group before giving information or issuing instructions.
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Walking the Great Wall

Walking The Great Wall

5
My first Exodus trip into a country I didn't know and with people I didn't know. - I am already looking to book my next one. The Great Wall was amazing, with spectacular and breathtaking views. The walking was great, well planned and everyone done it at there own pace, no harassment to hurry, although there was some steep and challenging sections, I am not a seasoned walker and I managed them without too much effort. Our group of 15 got along great, fun-loving, witty, sociable with interesting lives, this group of people helped make this trip unforgettable. The hotels were all good and the food second to none, except maybe the sandwich for the one packed breakfast we had (don't believe the stories of being offered dog and scorpions).The Xian extension was really worthwhile, not only to see the terracotta warriors, but also to experience the sights and sounds of this lovely city and the food market also overnight train from Beijing to Xian.
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Walking the Great Wall

Walking the Great Wall

5
A brilliant trip. The Great Wall was amazing, with spectacular and breathtaking views. The trekking was great, being well paced, as well as having some steep and challenging sections. The Xian extension was really worthwhile, not only to see the teracotta warriors, but also to experience the sights and sounds of this lovely city.
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Walking the Great Wall

Well guided trip

4
This is a well organised trip - as is always the case with Exodus everything worked, all the arrangements were good and the guide excellent. Also, the trip notes manage expectations around the trekking, hotels and food really well - the experience will be as promised - including the chicken's feet!
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Walking the Great Wall

Great Wall of China

5
An amazing 10 day trip that was full of inspirational moments - breathtaking scenery and a varied itinerary meant that the time flew by too quickly! The group size at 9 was ideal, meaning we all fitted around one table and were able to discuss the days proceedings! Really great set of people too.
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Walking the Great Wall

Great Wall of China

5
This trip was to celebrate my 50th Birthday and was my 8th trip with Exodus. I vowed after my son then aged 9 went ill suddenly 15 years ago (and is now severely disabled ) that life is just a rehearsal and I want to see a different country every year now before I die! I hopefully will have many many trips with Exodus as would not use another company now. The trip was fantastic and extremely well organized!
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Walking the Great Wall

A superb introduction to China!

5
Flying into Beijing, visiting Tiananmen Square and walking some off-the-beaten-path sections of the Great Wall was a wonderful introduction to China. As usual, excellent local guidance and support from Exodus. The trek itself is more 'challenging' than 'tough' and usually left me feeling there was just a little bit of that 'extra action' that was missing at the end of the day. That being said, if you're a first-time hiker or looking for short bursts of quadricep-burning challenges with lots of photo-ops, this is a great place to start.
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