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Private Tour to Long Tan Former Australian Military Base

Private Tour to Long Tan Former Australian Military Base

From US$ 99 per person

Visit the former Australian and New Zealand military base at Nui Dat, the Long Tan Cross and Long Phuoc Tunnels, in just one day from Ho Chi Minh city. Discover more about the Vietnam War.

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Duration 6 hours
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Highlights
  • Visit famed Australian and New Zealand Army Corps battle sites in Vietnam
  • Learn about ANZAC's role in the Vietnamese conflict
  • Pay respects at the Long Tan Cross Memorial
  • See the Long Phuoc Tunnels
  • View the former site of Horseshoe FSB
Full description
Arrive in Long Tan, deeply etched into ANZAC folklore. Find out how, in the late afternoon of August 18, 1966, D Company, despite being heavily outnumbered, fought off a large Viet Cong assault of regimental strength during a grueling three-hour battle. The first stop on your half-day tour is the former site of Australia's Nui Dat Task Force Base (Nui Dat SAS Hill). The occupation of Nui Dat required the removal of all inhabitants from within a 4-kilometer radius of the base, therefore the people of Long Tan and Long Phuoc villages were forcibly resettled. Little remains of this military camp today except for the columns of the main gate. The former runway is now a street in the local village, and the old helipad is now a soccer field. Afterward, drive past the location of Horseshoe FSB to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation. Access to Horseshoe FSB is not permitted due to the continued presence of landmines, but don't miss out on learning about this area. Visit the Long Tan Cross Memorial, a focal point for remembrance, before continuing on to the Long Phuoc Tunnels. Like other tunnels systems found in Vietnam, the Long Phuoc Tunnels included meeting areas, first aid stations, and fighting pits. At around 1:00 PM, start the journey back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Sightseeing fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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This is a tour for all Australians and New Zealanders visiting Vietnam. We have no personal connections to the Independence War. Alex, our guide, was personable, knowledgeable and flexible. His indepth knowledge the Long Tan area helped us to “see” the area where the Australian and NZ troops were based and where the battle for Long Tan took place. We were deeply moved by the ceremony he curated at the Long Tan memorial - Alex understands the significance to Australians and was respectful. Depending on the traffic, it’s a 2 hour+ trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Recommended.

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July 30, 2022

Fantastic private tour with very knowledgeable and experienced guide (Phi). It was great to stand in the footsteps of the Australian Army and especially the guys at Long Tan. Well worth the experience to be a part of Australian and South Vietnamese history.

July 30, 2022

Product ID: 171003