Long Tan Battlefield and Vung Tau Highlights
This tour explores the fascinating recent history of the Vietnam War and the Long Tan Battle between the Australian Royal Army and the Viet Cong. Our local guides will bring to light the stories and events that took place in each of the tour stops, offering you an immersive experience of Vietnamese history. Also explore the seaside city of Vung Tau!
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Following pick up at your hotel at 8:00am, we’ll take a pleasant 1 and 1/2 hour drive to Ba Ria Central Market. On the way, we’ll stop to stretch our legs and pick up your local guide for the Long Tan – Nui Dat area. Your guide will give you an introduction to the Ba Ria area and history. Then, we’ll head to the Phuoc Long Tunnels, a 1.4km tunnel system where our guide will tell fascinating stories that illustrate the life of the Viet Cong during the war time. He or she will also explain how the cashew nut grows. Vietnam is the largest producer and exporter of cashews in the world!
Step Back In Time In Nui Dat & Luscombe Airfield
Next, we’ll arrive in Nui Dat, or SAS Hill, the former base of the Australian Army. Our guide will illuminate the important history of this area, showing photos so that it is easy for you to remember or imagine this period in time. Then, we’ll drive to Luscombe Airfield, which has been preserved in a small village. Our guide will tell you the stories associated with this significant site. Here, we’ll also have a chance to visit the kindergarten built by Australian Veterans.
Absorb the History of the Battle of Long Tan
We’ll continue on to the Long Tan cross, the most emotional part of the tour. With flowers and incense, we’ll perform a ritual ceremony to show our respect for the people who passed away in this place. After this, we’ll view Horseshoe Hill from the main street because the area itself is protected due to bombs and landmines which still remain buried.
Take In The Sites In Vung Tau City
Leaving Nui Dat, we’ll head to the beach city of Vung Tau where we will enjoy a delicious lunch with a sea view. Then we’ll visit the must-see spots of Vung Tau, including a climb to the top of the lighthouse where we can view the whole city and the East Sea. Going back down, we’ll visit the last King Bao Dai’s White Palace.
The Adventure Isn't Over Yet!
Before we head back to Ho Chi Minh City, we’ll have a chance to take a photo with the famous Statue of Jesus on top of the hill. We’ll return to HCMC around 5:00pm and drop you off at your hotel or anywhere you would like to go within HCMC. Before farewell to our guide, please make sure you get good recommendations from him/her for more explorations of the city.