Baria Vung Tau province (formerly known as Phuoc Tuy) is a well known battle site for many Australians and New Zealanders.
Guest spend experience trip of Long Tan Trek with OSC Vietnam Travel
Since 1990, OSC Vietnam Travel has been authorized by the local government to organize such tours for thousands of Aussies and Kiwis.
Australian interest in the Vietnam War is on the rise. New books, TV documentaries and increased awareness of battles such as Long Tan have led the trend.
The number of travellers visiting the epicentre of the Australian wartime presence in Vietnam, around Vung Tau, near Saigon, is also increasing.
Since some of the areas are not marked and are not terribly easy to locate, it is a good idea to take a tour to Nui Dat / Long Tan with OSC Vietam Travel. It is not presently clear whether the permission of local authorities is required to enter the Long Tan memorial site - another reason for you to take a tour with OSC Vietnam Travel.
For obvious reasons, the Long Tan memorial is a sensitive site. Guests travelling with OSC Vietnam Travel will be supported to register for your trip with Local Government and make it easier to get there. OSC Vietnam Travel also handles local arrangements for many Australia based tour operators.
OSC Vietnam Travel have years of experience in leading Australian travellers through the area. Especially OSC Vietnam Travel’s guides with their experience, enthusiasm, friendliness always bring satisfaction to every visitor during the trip. These professional guides have deep knowledge of the area - though perhaps not the intricate knowledge of battles and the political aspects of the conflict. In addition OSC Vietnam Travel also takes good care of visitors from the cold bottle of water, towels, to the fresh rose petal.
The main areas of interest include the former combat base at Nui Dat, the Long Tan Cross memorial, the Long Phuoc Tunnels, the Long Hai hills and the Horseshoe. They can all be visited in a 03 - 08 hour tour from Vung Tau or a full day from Saigon. There is not a lot to see here but those familiar with the history will find plenty of interest.
The day trip from Hochiminh city to Vung Tau is best done by taking the early 90 minute hydrofoil from the downtown port (Ton Duc Thang St opposite Nguyen Hue St). The journey costs around 200,000 VND and is easy, interesting and perfectly comfortable for a short ride. Services operate every 30 minutes during the day.
By contrast, the road trip is slow, often delayed in heavy traffic and not terribly scenic. Take you from 100 – 120 minutes.
If you have prearranged a tour, you will be met at the ferry wharf in Vung Tau by our guide and driver. There are enough things to see around Vung Tau to spend half a day here so if time permits. Add a night in Vung Tau either at the beginning or end of your tour. It's a nice contrast to the pace of Ho Chi Minh city.
Please contact OSC Vietnam Travel at:
Vung Tau Office:
Add: 02 Le Loi Str, Ward 1, Vung Tau City
Tel: +84 64 3852 008 / Fax: +84 64 3852 318
Ba Ria Branch: 52 Nguyen Tat Thanh Str, Phuoc Trung Ward, Ba Ria City
Tel: +84 64 3712 116 / Fax: +84 64 3712 117