Full-Day Trip to Long Tan – Nui Dat Former Battlefield
- Private group
- Duration: 1 day
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 ...
You will be picked up at your hotel, then driven towards Vung Tau. Before arriving at military sites, you will stop at Ba Ria for your entrance permit. The former site of the ANZAC’s Nui Dat Task Force Base (Nui Dat SAS Hill) is the first destination. In the past, the ANZAC’s occupation forced inhabitants to move about 4 kilometers away from the base, meaning that villagers of Long Tan and Long Phuoc were resettled. Apart from the columns at the main gate, little remains of the military camp today. Catch a glimpse of the former runway, which is now a local street, and the former helipad, which is now a soccer ground at the local village. Later, go to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation after passing by the Horseshoe. Pay a visit to the Long Tan Cross, which was erected in August 1969 with the aim of commemorating the soldiers of ANZAC, who fell in the Vietnam War. Discover the inside of ...
On this full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh you will visit the only Australian military base from the Vietnam War. At 8:00 AM you depart for a 2-hour drive to Ba Ria Vung Tau to visit the former 1st Australian Task Force at Nui Dat. The battle at Long Tan is the most famous battle fought by the Australian army during the Vietnam War. Visit the fully functional air base in a prime location for military strategy. See the evidence of a failed operation with many toxic leftovers after more than 3 decades. In a somber moment, you will visit the Australian Memorial established at Long Tan for the 17 Australian infantrymen and 1 APC crewman killed in action during the Battle of Long Tan on 18 August 1966. At 12:00 PM you will enjoy a seafood lunch near the beach before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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