HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels - Nui Dat former base - Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip)
Tour Code: SBL4B
Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find the real tunnel of LongPhuoc remain in a small area. It is nice to have a short walk inside the tunnel. Then we proceed to Nui Dat area, we will walk up to the former site of NuiDat. There are not much left here, but it used to be a former artillery base, medical-aid areas. Then we will take a short transfer to the former runway of NuiDat airfield – a field air-strip as well as several concrete relics.
We continue to Long Tan Cross, which was the site of the battle that Australian and New Zealand army were involved in August 18th 1966.
We may also have an opportunity to interact with one of the VC veterans at his own house. He was a chief VC regiment, a survivor after LongTan battle. (if time permitting & he is available).
Then we drive back to BaRia and proceed to LongSon island. We visit a special wooden communal house of this area and have a vegetarian lunch inside this house. Time to relax and discover the sculpture of this house. Back in Saigon around 18.00. End of tour.
Tour price: Please contact us for update new price with permit for visit LongTan.
* 4,650,000 vnd (US$ 205) / solo person .
* 2,490,000 vnd (US$ 110) / person (2 people).
* 2,150,000 vnd (US$ 95) / person (3 people).
* 1,810,000 vnd (US$ 80) / person (4 to 8 people).
All travel permit, entrance fees.
Transport : A/c bus with cool drinking water. (Two 0.5L bottles per day per person)
Guide: Experienced tour guide.
Not included: Insurance, personal expenses
More photos of the NuiDat base and Long Tan cross area during the war time:
Besides Long Tan cross and Nuidat historical sites, BaRia have other sites such as PhuocHai & LongHai fishing villages, NuiDinh pilgrim center, MinhDam guerrilla base. Let our guide knows if you are interested in these places. On our way back to Saigon, our choice for visit will be LongSon island, a fishermen island with its special wooden community house. An interesting place with local rules, religion and way of living.
Source of link for Long Tan Cross
6 RAR Commander’s Diary
(Long Tan vets win recognition at last)
(Bob Buick’s Vietnam Page)
(The forgotten heroes)
Martin Walsh, 2006, “The Battle of Long Tan, South Vietnam, 18 August 1966, Quick Facts Sheet”.
Harry Smith (no date), “The Battle of Long Tan”
anzacday.org, 2000, “Being a historian: Investigating the Battle of Long Tan” (School resources)
Terry Burstall, 1991, “Long Tan: The Other Side of the Hill” (Interviews with Vietnamese participants.)
The Battle of Long Tan