Full-Day Tour of Long Tan & Nui Dat from Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 1 day, group tour
Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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See the battlefield of Long Tan and Nui Dat, key sites of ANZAC's involvement in the Vietnam War. Pay a solemn visit to the Long Tan Cross Memorial. View the site of Horseshoe FSB and see the Long Phuoc Tunnels on this full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City
Visit famed ANZAC battle sites in Vietnam
Learn about ANZAC's role in the Vietnamese conflict
Pay respect at the Long Tan Cross Memorial
See the Long Phuoc Tunnels
View the former site of Horseshoe FSB
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
• Services of an English-speaking guide
• Sightseeing fees
• Bottled water
What's Not Included:
• Optional activity costs
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
Good to Know:
Please book this tour at least 48 hours in advance. Any booking made less than 48 hours in advance is not guaranteed.
Long Tan is deeply etched into ANZAC folklore. In the late afternoon of August 18, 1966, D Company, 6 RAR - despite being heavily outnumbered - fought off a large Viet Cong assault of regimental strength during a grueling three-hour battle.
The first stop on this full-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 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 (access is not permitted due to the continued presence of land mines) to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation. 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. We then travel to Ba Ria for lunch, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
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