Long Tan Revisited 2 Days

Long Tan Revisited  2 Days

A two day excursion into the heart of the main Australian involvement in the Vietnam conflict that reveals the new life and vibrancy that now prevails. 


 
Nui Dat  •  Long Tan  •  Vung Tau 
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Saigon – Nui Dat – Vung Tau

    Depart Saigon this morning with your guide and travel by road to the first stop, the site of the former Nui Dat Task Force base. Little remains of the vast camp except the columns of the main gate. The former runway is now a wide street in the local village and what was the heli-pad is now a soccer field. A kindergarten established by Australian veterans is nearby. Pause to reflect at the Long Tan Cross before continuing on to the Long Phuoc Tunnels. Later, drive past the location of the Horseshoe (access not permitted these days due to mining activity) and visit Minh Dam (no longer the ‘Secret Zone’) and Long Hai. Continue on into Vung Tau. A large antenna is still visible on ‘Radar Hill’.

    Stay one night at the Palace Hotel in Vung Tau.

    Day 2 – Vung Tau – Saigon
    Vung Tau sightseeing includes Back Beach – the site of an Australian logistics group and the Peter Badcoe Club (nothing remains at all). The area is now dominated by a massive war memorial. Also visit Front Beach areas, Bao Dai Summer House, the airport area (many will remember as the home of ‘Wallaby Airlines’ and our ‘hueys’), the ever bustling town centre and the market area. Return to Saigon with your guide this afternoon, visiting Ba Ria Market en route. (B)

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  • Tour prices

    Tour prices valid to 31 October 2020.

    Hotels Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller
    3.5* Palace Hotel (sup rm) $565 $630 $813
    3.5* Palace Hotel (dlx plus rm) $586 $668 $851

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars.  Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:
    • 1 night hotel accommodation
    • 1 breakfast
    • Transfers and transportation as listed
    • Sightseeing tours as listed, by private vehicle with driver & English speaking guide, includes entrance fees.

     

    Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.

    Surcharges may apply for travel on Public Holidays and the following dates – 20Dec17-15Jan18, 14Feb18-20Feb18, 31Aug18-03Sep18, 20Dec18-15Jan19, 03Feb19-10Feb19, 31Aug19-03Sep19 and 20Dec19-15Jan20.

 

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Long Tan Revisited  2 Days
 

Highlights

  • Tour designed with veterans and their families in mind
  • Comprehensive itinerary with understanding guides
 
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