Come and see Long Tan – the Australia base that marks an important milestone of Vietnamese magnanimous history. Join Vietnam Travel Group’s amazing tour in just one day and you will be surprised!
Basic information about the Long Tan – Australia Base tour
This trip is specially designed for those interested in the American, Australian and Kiwi veterans during the Vietnam war. Although extensively documented by the survivors of Australian’s heavily engagement of the war, little is known of the Viet Cong’s actions. Therefore, we always try to find some of the local Vietnamese veterans who fought in the remarkable of Long Tan.
From this trip, you will have a chance to visit former battlefields such as Long Tan Cross, Nui Dat SS Hill and Long Phuoc Tunnels. Our clients find that bringing the former protagonists together with a good interpreter and plenty of rice wine is unforgettable for both sides.
Tourists visiting the Long Tan Cross
The model of Long Tan Cross Memorial area marks the Long Tan war (built in August 18, 1966) in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, about 110 kilometers East of Ho Chi Minh City, previously located in Dong Nai Museum has been moved to War Museum in Canberra in 2017 as a gift from Vietnam.
Coming to the place, you will have a more clear look of Vietnamese history, as well as the wonderful structures. Don’t miss this amazing tour for a day with Vietnam Travel Group.
The sign leads you to the Long Tan Cross area
Your itinerary in Long Tan – Australia Base in Vietnam
The tour guide of Vietnam Travel Group will pick up at your hotel at 07:30 AM and help you start the memorable trip. You can enjoy the beauty of white sand dunes and the sound of the waves lapping against the oars on the road. We will stop at Vung Tau to visit an orphanage and pick up your travel permit to the sites. Then we will be on the road to Long Tan.
Here you and the group shall visit the Long Tan Memorial Cross (LTC), which is located in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province approximately 110 kilometers East of Ho Chi Minh City, marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan, which took place on 18 August 1966, was Australia's single most costly engagement of the Vietnam War, with the loss of 18 Australian soldiers.
The ancient structures are what attract foreign tourists
Then you continue on with the exploration of the Long Phuoc Tunnels. The village of Long Phuoc had an extensive system of tunnels which linked the village to the jungle areas to its northeast. Like other tunnels systems found in Vietnam, they included meeting areas, first aid stations, and fighting pits. American units clearing the area for the establishment of the Australian base sustained heavy casualties when they entered the village and came under fire from the tunnel system's fighting pits.
After lunch, Vietnam Travel Group continue to help you enjoy the trip to Nui Dat SS Hill. In 1966, when the area was part of the then Phuoc Tuy Province it was the location of a prominent Australian military base in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The site was chosen by Lieutenant General John Wilton in 1966 and was built mainly by men from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.
Exploring Long Phuoc tunnels is also a great experience
Last, you visit Ming Dam, the place that used to be “The Secret Zone” in the past. After that, you come back to Ho Chi Minh City with a drop off at the hotel at around 4:30 PM. Finish the unforgettable trip!
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