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Private Tour

ANZACS in Phuoc Tuy

Journey around the fields and plantations where Australians fought in the Vietnam War
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Things to know

Duration:

8 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets are required for this tour

Type of tour:

Excursion with Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge system if you need any advice
Meeting points: Park opposite Gia Long Palace

What makes this tour special

·        See Nui Dat, which was home to the main Australian base in Vietnam
·        Walk over the battlefield of Long Tan, where an heavily outnumbered Australian company repulsed a Vietcong assault in 1966 
·        Visit the sites of villages cleared by ANZAC forces, as well as the Long Phuoc Tunnels used by Vietcong forces

People often associate foreign involvement in Vietnam with either the Americans or French, a view which overlooks forces sent by other nations, not least of which was the sizable Australian contingent that patrolled across Phuoc Tuy province from their main base at Nui Dat. Go with your personal, and knowledgeable, guide in a private tour visiting some of the most evocative sites of a war which remains etched in the Australian national consciousness. 

Nui Dat

Meaning “small hill” in Vietnamese, this was personally chosen by the leader of the Australian forces, Lieutenant-General John Wilton, to be the main base of his forces. Although its proximity to Vietcong bases was believed to be a major advantage, making it easier to bring the fight to the enemy, the need for security led to villages nearby being evacuated. 

Long Tan

The site of a major battle in 1966, Long Tan marks the site where the Australians inflicted a significant defeat on Vietcong forces. Encountering them while on patrol, D Company of the Royal Australian Regiment’s 6th battalion fought off an assault by a far larger Vietcong force in a battle now marked by the Long Tan Cross. 

 “The Other Side”

Your guide will take you to the site of two villages around Nui Dat which were forcibly evacuated after the base was built. Believing that the populations of Long Tan and Long Phuoc could provide intelligence to Vietcong forces, the villagers were resettled without compensation; an action that greatly alienated the local population. They will also show you the tunnels at Long Phuoc. These were used as a base and place of refuge for the Vietcong forces and your guide will help you get a glimpse of the experiences of soldiers who lived, and died, in those tunnels. 

What you'll see

Long Tan Cross
Small, but emotional, memorial to the Australian dead of the battle of Long Tan in 1966
Nui Dat
The main base from 1966 to 1971 of ANZAC forces fighting in Vietnam
Long Phuoc Tunnels
Tunnel complex built by the Vietcong to protect their forces in Phuoc Tuy

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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