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Greatwall & Dashuhua & Mama's dumplings

西城区, China

Experience hosted by Dong

9 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I value my reputation very much, I assure you by my reputation that I am neutral and have no business with any tourist attractions, shops or restaurants that takes you to experience~!

I promise you that there are no consumer traps in all my experiences.

I can accomodate the times that are best for you. Weekday & Daytime tours are available upon request. Contact me to make arrangements.

- Visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. If you want to do difficult hiking, or want an easy stroll on the wall, I will arrange which section of the Wall is best for you.
- Visit the Military Museum, Aviation Museum or Badaling Outdoor Wildlife Park (your choice)
- Dumpling making in my family's farmhouse near Badaling. My mother will teach you how to make authentic, homemade, delicious dumplings. We will make pork and vegetarian dumplings. Dietary restrictions can be accomodated. Please tell me when booking. You'll finish by eating what you made.
- "Sparkling Molten Metal" performance (Friday and Saturdays only). This unique artform is called Dashahua and is literally translated as "tree flowers." Molten iron is sprayed by skilled artists to make fireworks. We will watch this unique Chinese traditional performance.

Total cost is 866 RMB (only 666 RMB Sunday, Monday to Thursday because the Dashahua performance is not possible).
Other things to note
I will try my very best to show you my hospitality and to make you happy on this trip. Because I am a local, creating authentic Chinese experiences of the tourist track, this might be different than experiences you have had with professional guides, whose may lack the local touch and authenticity.
I value my reputation very much, I assure you by my reputation that I am neutral and have no business with any tourist attractions, shops or restaurants that takes you to experience~!

I promise you that there are no consumer traps in all my experiences.

I can accomodate the times that are best for you. Weekday & Daytime tours are available upon request. Contact me to make arrangements.

- Visit the Badaling sectio…

Dong's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    self hit lunch and Make dumplings together at my parents home for dinner
  • Drinks
    bottle of water
  • Tickets
    tickets for both the Greatwall and the dashuhua show. the tickets for cable...
  • Transportation
From $134
/ person
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Meet your host, Dong

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and grow up in DeShengMen area in Beijing, a 7 generation Beijingner, used to be an oral interpreter for APEC Beijing, private home cuisine owner, I have been studied and worked in Iceland and Denmark for about 8 years, I can speak very good English, I'd like to make friend from all over the world, so I am available from Monday to Sunday, from 7:00am to 23:30pm everyday~!! Book the tour with me if you want to know Beijing from a native's perspective! Please contact me if you think the time is not suit you, and tell me which day and what time you want to come~I can simply open a new time for you!

click my profile, there you can see all the experiences that I host and a guest room that I am offering, if you book the great-wall tour, you can have the room and stay over for free, and all my other experiences 50% OFF
I was born and grow up in DeShengMen area in Beijing, a 7 generation Beijingner, used to be an oral interpreter for APEC Beijing, private home cuisine owner, I have been studied and worked in Iceland and Denmark for about 8 years, I can speak very good English, I'd like to make friend from all over the world, so I am available from Monday to Sunday, from 7:00am to 23:30pm everyday~!! Book the tour with me if you want to know Beijing from a native's perspective! Please contact me if you think th…
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Where you'll be

Pickup at your downtown hotel in the morning at 9 am we'll drive directly to the Great Wall. Visit the Great Wall in the morning and visit Badaling Wildlife World (optional) in the afternoon. Afterwards we will return to my parents' farm house make dumplings together for dinner. Finally we'll go to see the Dashahua Show. Return to hotel. Total trip time will be about 9+ hours or return next morning after sleeping at the farmhouse (your choice)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Katarina
December 2019
A truly fabulous experience that I could not recommend more highly. Dong took exceptional care of us and personalized the tour to exactly what we wanted it to be. One of the absolute highlights of this tour is the Dashahua Iron Flower Fireworks event; I have lived in China for years and have never been able to do this. I would simply not have been able to experience this without Dong. This is an absolute must for people who want to experience something different, uniquely Chinese and off the tourist track. The tour to Badaling had breathtaking views of the Great Wall. Dong customizes this part of the tour so if you want to do intensive hiking and wild walling, that is just as possible as if you want an easy, no-stress and low-fitness level visit to the Wall . Dong's mother taught us to make dumplings in their local Chinese farmhouse. Her authentic, homecooking was farm to table. She taught us step-by-step to make the dumplings. They are hands-down the best dumplings I've ever had. We celebrated our cooking achievements with local Chinese spirits. Do not miss this tour.
A truly fabulous experience that I could not recommend more highly. Dong took exceptional care of us and personalized the tour to exactly what we wanted it to be. One of the abso…
December 2019
it was an unforgettable and enhanced experience. he took me to the great wall. went to see the beautiful iron flower show, and made dumpling with his family. stayed at her parents farmhouse over a night. went back next morning. so that I wouldn't be too tired. he is very considerate and attentive. he is a warm and honest young man. strongly recommend his great wall experience
it was an unforgettable and enhanced experience. he took me to the great wall. went to see the beautiful iron flower show, and made dumpling with his family. stayed at her parents…
Brett
November 2019
Excellent tour of the Great Wall + the Badaling Wildlife Park. Since it was just me on this tour, we went at my pace, which left a little extra time. Da Zi was nice enough to take me to a store so I could buy a warm jacket to use for the rest of my trip! Afterwards we went to his parents home where they tried to show me how to make dumplings! His father was nice enough not to mention how many of mine opened during cooking! I'd highly recommend this experience for anyone who wants more than the typical 'canned' tour of the Great Wall.
Excellent tour of the Great Wall + the Badaling Wildlife Park. Since it was just me on this tour, we went at my pace, which left a little extra time. Da Zi was nice enough to tak…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes, warm clothes and some water