Vietnam Australian Battlefield Then & Now

Vietnam Australian Battlefield Then & Now
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Vietnam Australian Battlefield Then & Now
From Upon request
Duration 2 Days 1 Night
Code SVT02
Style Private
Location Vung Tau
Start Client's Hotel

TOUR INFORMATION

A visit to the former Australian military base at Nui Dat, the Long Tan Cross and Vung Tau, can be covered in two days from Saigon – this is one for those with a specialist interest in Australia’s role in the Vietnam War. 

What’s Included

  • English speaking local guide
  • Tours and transfers by non-private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

What’s Not Included

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

TOUR MAP

ITINERARY BY DAY

DAY 1: SAIGON – NUI DAT – VUNG TAU (-/L/-)

At 08:00am You will be picked up at your hotel for trip to Vung Tau. Your first stop is the sight of the former Nui Dat task force base. Little remains of this camp except the columns of the main gate. The former runway is now a wide street in the local village and the old heli-pad is now a soccer field. A school established by the Australians is nearby. Later we drive past the location of the Horseshoe (access not permitted these days due to mining activity) to the discourteous rubber plantation. Lunch in a local restaurant.

Then we visit the Long Tan Cross memorial, before continuing on to the Long Phuoc tunnels and to visit Ming Dam (no longer the “Secret Zone”) and Long Hai. We keep driving to Vung Tau city via to visit the massive War memorial at Back Beach (the previous site of the Australian logistics group and the Peter Bradcoe club). Then we visit Front Beach, Bao Dai summer house, the airport area, (previous home of “Wallaby Airlines”), the town centre and market area. Continue to make your way to Vung Tau and stop to visit Ba Ria markets on the way. A large antenna is still visible on Radar hill. Check in hotel, leisure for swimming before enjoying dinner.

Overnight at hotel in Vung Tau.

DAY 2: VUNG TAU – SAIGON (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure at this city near the coast. Enjoy your time at beach and manage your own lunch. Alternatively visit Giant Jesus Statue. Walking up the 847 stairs and meeting the 32 meter-tall (105 feet) Statue of Jesus, considered one of the tallest statues of Jesus Christ in Asia. Its outstretched arms span a little over 18.4 meters. In the afternoon, we transfer back to Saigon.

Back to your hotel at around 6.00pm.

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