The Long Tan Cross, located in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province approximately 110 km east of Ho Chi Minh City, marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan. This Battle, 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.
A cross was first erected on the site in 1969 when the 6th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, which fought in the Battle, was on its second tour of duty. The original cross was later removed by the Vietnamese. A replica now stands on the same site.
8.00 am: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh to depart to Vung Tau. Meeting your local tour guide who was a veteran in Battle Long Tan. Going to Hoa Long village.
Visit Nui Dat – where Australian soldiers set up the base in 1966.
Visit the old Artillery’s rocks, old bunkers, Kangaroo pad, SAS hill( Dat Hill), Luscombe airfield and the battalion’s Flagpole.
Visit the Nui Dat Kindergarten which is built by Australian Veterans for children in the village.
Going to Long Tan village to visit the Long Tan Cross which was re-built by Australian veterans for soldiers in the battle of Long Tan in 1966.
Then travel The Horseshoe – fire support base; Long Phuoc Tunnel & museum.
Return Ho Chi Minh city and drop you off at your hotel at around 5.00 pm. End of tour.
– A/C private car/ van/ bus for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
– Cold mineral water car (1 bottle/pax/day)
– Hotel pick up & drop off service
– English speaking tour guide
– All entrance fees, travel permit
– Travel insurance
– Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
– Personal expenses
– Anzac Day Dawn Service on 25 April, commencing at 5.15 am
– Vietnam Veterans’ Day Service on 18 August, commencing at 3.30 pm