Long Tan – Nui Dat Battle Field – Vung Tau Beach (full day trip)
Suitable for Australian!
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.
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.
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:
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)
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