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TREKKING TOUR – THE EXPERIENCES SPRIT OF LONG TAN
(03 DAYS – 02 NIGHTS)
DAY 1: HCMC - VUNG TAU- BA RIA
Upon arrival in Vung Tau from Hydrofoil wharf the Group will be met at the dock and transferred to the hotel for check-in.
This afternoon travel up to Radar Hill then on to Bai Sau (Back Beach) the longest of the peninsula’s beaches; spend time walking along the beachside area adjacent to the former Australia wartime base (1 ALSG), The Australian Logistic Support Group. Drive past the impressive VC memorial. Other sites of interest visited are, the Peter Bad Coe” club, the Chopper Pad, the former American recreational “Beach Comber Bar”.
DAY 2: VUNG TAU- NUI DAT – LONG TAN - VUNG TAU (L)
This morning we travel by coach, passing the former US/Australian wartime airbase and continue to Cat Lo Port to board a local fishing boat. Cruise the delta waterways to the outskirts of Baria, disembark the boat and join our coach to travel to the Provincial capital Baria. (Shop for some presents for the Baria Orphanage children)
Visit the Baria Orphanage (built in 1994 by the AVVRG),. Proceed to Long Phuoc to visit a former wartime tunnel complex. (Lunch provided in Baria )
Then continue by coach to the former Australian Task Force Base (ATF) at Nui Dat. Then visit the Nui Dat Kindly (Stage 1 built by the AVVRG in 2004 Stage 2 of the project awaiting approval and construction to begin 2009 ) and former military landmarks such as, SAS hill,” Luscombe Field “ air strip, Luscombe Bowl and the “Kangaroo South Pad” a Helicopter dust off strip and the Pearly gates.
We move forward through the rubber plantation and exit the former task force perimeter following in part the patrol route, passing by small villages and local hamlets and across the dam wall of the Suoi Da Bang River, before arriving at The Long Tan Memorial Cross. At The Long Tan Memorial, trekkers may pay their own personal tribute and reflect on the significance of Long Tan and the Vietnam War. Return to Vung Tau
DAY 3: VUNG TAU - LONG HAI - MINH DAM - VUNG TAU
We travel by coach to the Horse Shoe (Former Fire support Base, the elevated site of an extinct volcano then to the village of Dat Do, in a town well known for its traditional fine rice vermicelli production. We continue to the coastal areas adjoining the Long Hai Mountains.
We and walk up to the Minh Dam Secret Zone (a former wartime Viet Cong H Q strong hold, now commemorated by a Vietnamese Memorial Pagoda to their war dead), trek the rugged mountainside path through former hospital sites, living areas and hideouts used by the Viet Cong forces.
Then we trek up to the MIA Helicopter crash site of Corporal Gillespie. Approval for a memorial on the site has just been granted (Lunch own expense) Re join our coach and return to hotel.
Returning to Vung Tau via the seaside resort of Soldiers Retreat.
Return to Vung Tau. END OF SERVICES
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v Air-conditioned transport service (incl. the supporting trans. to Radar Hill)
v Boat from Cat Lo port to Baria
v Local Vietnamese English speaking guide
v 01 lunch on day 02 (with Vietnamese food, served in Baria Town)
v Fresh flower for LTC
v Entrance free and any permit to trek
v Local gift: LTT certification card, Long Tan hat.
v Local tourist insurance
v Daily cold drinking water and tissue
v Any expensive that not mention on tour
v Ferry tickets
v Tip for guide and driver
F.O.C POLICY: for each group of 15 pax over, then 01 FOC for each (15 + 01).