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LONG TAN-NUI DAT BATTLE FIELD – VUNG TAU BEACH

Code: LTND

Description

Long Tan – Nui Dat Battle Field – Vung Tau Beach (full day trip)

Suitable for Australian!

Schedule details

  • Departure: daily
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Starting time: 8.00 AM
  • Finish time: 16:00 PM
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meeting point: HanaTourist Office or your desired place upon requested.

Discover why Long Tan is etched in ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) folklore. On August 18, 1966, D Company, 6 RAR—although heavily outnumbered—fought a large Viet Cong assault in a grueling battle. This is the trip to a former base and sees the Long Tan Cross, Long Phuoc Tunnels, and Horseshoe Hill.

Itinerary

You shall be picked up at your hotel and depart for the trip at 7:30 am. Visit the site of the former site of Australia’s Nui Dat Task Force Base (Nui Dat SAS Hill). Little remains of this camp except for the columns of the main gate could be in the close-up. The former runway is now a wide street in the local village and the old helipad is now a soccer field. A school established by the Australians is nearby. Followed drive past the location of the Horseshoe (access not permitted these days due to mining activity) to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation. You will then visit the Long Tan Cross Memorial, a memorial raised by the Australians in August 1969 in memory of the great battle of Long Tan, before continuing on to the Long Phuoc Tunnels. Like other tunnels systems found in Vietnam, the Long Phuoc Tunnels goes with meeting areas, first aid stations, and fighting pits. Your guide will brief you on how the occupation of Nui Dat required removing all inhabitants within 2.5 miles (4 km), therefore forcibly resettling the people of Long Tan and Long Phuoc.

From Long Tan we shall head to the beach of Vung Tau. Have lunch with special local foods shall be served followed with a rest. Our next visit shall be The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms – The weapon museum of a 70-year-old British man in Vietnam. The private collection consists of 2,500 items ranging from guns and swords to army uniforms dating back to between the 17th and 20th centuries. They originated from nations around the world including The UK, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, and the Netherlands. The collection visit will bring pleasure to visitors, create focal points for Vung Tau. The museum will be a place where people can know more about the history, culture and the development of the world. In 2011, the Vietnam Records Book Center recognized the museum as the largest private arms museum in Vietnam.

We head back to HCMC in the afternoon and Trip Ends.

The Tour Price: 117usd/person

To departure minimum of 2 people

Prices quoted are not applied for the Vietnamese holidays. An exact quotation shall be confirmed at the time of booking.

Tour Price Includes:

A/c private car or minivan
English speaking tour guide.
Lunch at the local restaurant with Vietnamese food.
Drinking water, Tissue
Entrance fee and travel permits in Long Tan.
Rosie and incense sticks

Tour Price Exclude:
Travel insurance

Children’s Ticket Policy:

– Children from 11 years old up: Full ticket
– Children from 5 up to 11 years old: 75% of the ticket
– Infants under 5 years old: F.O.C (Children’s expense on the Tour shall be paid by their parents)

Thank you for choosing HanaTourist!

Reviews (1)

1 review for LONG TAN-NUI DAT BATTLE FIELD – VUNG TAU BEACH

  1. Perry Gamsby

    This was a very memorable experience for me, something I had planned for and dreamt of for many years. Although I did not serve in Vietnam, I did serve in the 1970s and 80s with men who had and I have studied the Australian involvement in the war at some depth. The Hana Tourist team of Nia the guide and Ben the driver were terrific, nothing was too much trouble. I was fortunate that even though the other booked guest cancelled, I was only charged for one person. Ben is perhaps the best driver I have been with in Vietnam and Nia was knowledgeable, personable and thoroughly professional. He engaged his solitary guest with family photos from the time of the war and a lot of information and intelligent conversation. Nia stopped at a local market to buy flowers and incense for us to offer at the Long Tan Cross Memorial, a nice touch I appreciated. There’s not much left of Nui Dat but Nia did his best to give me an idea of the camp through photos and pointing out areas of interest. The lunch was excellent but be aware drinks are not included as everyone has different preferences. Mine was for a couple of icy cold Tigers. The Robert Taylor Museum is a wonderful collection of arms and uniforms, very well presented. My only criticism is some of the exhibits are wrongly captioned or have minor inaccuracies (wrong medals, wrong weapon for period etc) but that didn’t detract from a first class museum experience. When we got back to Saigon, Nia went the extra mile and had our vehicle met at my hotel by a delivery guy with what Nia claimed was the best Bahn Mi baguettes in Saigon. He was right! I thoroughly recommend both the tour and Nia as guide and even if I had to have paid the 2 passenger minimum, it would have been money well spent.

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