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Following the Long March of Mao Zedong
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A reconstruction of an important event in the history of China, following the footprints of Mao Zedong on his Long March from October 1934 till October 1935.

Starting in the southeast part of China with 80.000 man, woman and children and finishing in the north-west with only about 4000 people.

Mao's March changed China's history completely.

This tour is an excellent way of discovering a unique part of China. In stead of meeting a lot of tourists, we will meet different minorities like the Yi, Dong, Miao and Tibetan people.

Our route will pass many rural areas and beatifull nature. A must for everyone who is interested in Chinese history, culture and nature.

Day 1. Flight from Amsterdam to Guangzhou or Beijing or Chendu Overnight in Beijing or Chengdu

Day 2. Catch flight from Beijing or Chengdu to Nanchang,the capital of Jiangxi. Met and transferred to GanZhou ,about 2 hours,up arrival,transferred to the hotel .

Overnight in GanZhou


Day3 From GanZhou to Yudu by bus (about 1 hour,common road),Here the former Central Sovjet Area was located. By crossing the Yudu-river, the long March started from this place,Introduction by a specialist guide/historian.

Bus to GanZhou Overnight in GanZhou


Day 3. Visit to Mt. Yungi Nature Reserve(undeveloped areas ) near Xinfeng.

Hotspring in the afternoon. Overnight in Xinfeng.


Day 4. Train to Guangzhou. Walk through the innercity. Overnight in Guangzhou.

Day 5. Domestic flight to Guilin. By bus to the Xiang-river. Story of the bigest and most bloody battle (by a specialist guide/historian). The Red Army loose 30.000 people (kild, wounded or deserting). Overnight in Guilin.

Day 6. Bus to Sanjiang, and met by guide and coach and transferred to Zhaoxing, (national or provincial road, about 300 kms,6hrs). Meeting the Dongminority. After arrival, visit the biggest Dong village of China-Zhaoxing.

Overnight in the Zhaoxing hotel VIP building( wooden hotel) or wooden guesthouse


Day 7.Zhaoxing-Zunyi(highway, about 460 kms,6.5hrs). Bus to Zunyi.

Pause for the Red Army.Here a 3days conference was hold. In the afternoon,we visit the Meeting Hall. Overnight in Zunyi East Grand Hotel(4*)

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Day 8. Zunyi-Maotai-Zunyi(provincial road, about 260 kms,4hrs). Bus to Maotai.

The Red Army crossed the Chishui,river 4 times. Visit the Red Army Martyr Garden and National Liquor city. Story about Mao's wife, who gave birth to a daugther.

Visit the crossing Memorial Monument in Maotai, plus (ofcourse) tasting the Moutai liquor.

Overnight in Zunyi East Grand Hotel(4*).

Day 9.Zunyi-Kunming(highway,about 860 kms,9hrs).Bus to Kunming. Stop on the road for lunch. At Qujing county,on the way to Kunming, met by guide and coach from Yunnan ,and visit SanyuanGong in Qujing where Maozedong,Zhouenlai,Zhude,etc stayed there around 1935, and there the clients can visit Red Army War Monument and Red Army pagoda.Big panic when The Red Army did a (fake) attack at Kunming. Overnight in Kunming.


!!! Suggest to have one more day in Kunming, about 1 hour's driving to visit Dangui villiage, for Hedu Red Army Long March exhibition Hall where Red Army head office was there before. Dynamic Yunnan Show in the evening (optional).

Overnight in Kunming.

(!!! Foreigners are not permitted to visit Xiaojin town and Jinchuan town and Baoxing town)


Day 10. Domestic flight to Chengdu. Visit to the Giant Panda Breeding Base.

Overnight in Chengdu.

Day 11. Bus to Luding. See Luding Bridge and learn about the story of the Red Army crossing Dadu River. Overnight in Luding

Day 12. Bus to Yaan. Explore Shangli, a beautiful village famous for Long March and covered by the Red Army. Here, some original slogans , written by the Red Army, are still well-kept.Afternoon, head back to Chengdu. Overnight in Chengdu

Day 13. Drive to Markhang.about 6 hours, En route, see Taoping , a nice village of Qiang Minority People. Overnoght in Markhang JiaRong Hotel

Day 14 Bus to Zhuokeji Zhen. Meeting the Tibetan-minority. Authentic Tibetan atmosphere.

Visit to the Guan Zhai (former residence of local chiefs). If possible: visit Changlie Lamasery in Markhang , Afternoon, drive to Songpan.Overnight in Songpan-Sun River Hotel

Day 15 See the old city wall of Songpan,then head back to Chengdu

Overnight in Chengdu

Day16. Fly to Lanzhou. Met and transferred to Huning Xian. About 150km, 2 hours, Huning is the end of the long march, visit the Pagoda of the Meet of the 1, 2, and 4 front Armies. Visit to the Memorial Museum. Overnight in Lanzhou.


( !!! The great meeting of Red Army was in Huining,and Long March end in Huining, not in Quqi zheng where only the first groups of Red Army met there. And it is 600km away from Lanzhou to Wuqi zheng.Time is not enough.)

Day 17. Domestic flight to Chengdu. Overnight in Chengdu.

Day 18. Free day for relaxing and shopping. Overnight in Chengdu.

Day 19. Flight Chendu-Amsterdam.


( Please note: there is optioinal tour in Sichuan part, from D10 to D15, but sometimes the foreigners are not permitted to enter Danba. So the above one is better)


Day 10. Domestic flight to Chengdu. Visit to the Giant Panda Breeding Base.

Overnight in Chengdu.

Day 11. Bus to Luding. See Luding Bridge and learn about the story of the Red Army crossing Dadu River. Then go ahead to Danba. Overnight in Danba

Day 12. Explore the Meirengu ,beauty Valley) and some old watchtowers of Tibetans. Continue to Markhang. Overnight in Markhang

Day 13. Bus to Zhuokeji Zhen. Meeting the Tibetan-minority. Authentic Tibetan atmosphere. Visit to the Guan Zhai (former residence of local chiefs). If possible: visit Changlie Lamasery in Markhang , Afternoon, drive to Songpan.

Overnight in Songpan

Day 14 See the old city wall of Songpan, then head back to Chengdu Overnight in Chengdu

Day 15 Fly to Lanzhou



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