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Australia Veteran’s Return 2 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-ST08

Duration: 2 days

Destination: Ho Chi Minh – Long tan battle site – Vung Tau

US$ 190 per person

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War has passed by more than 40 year, but sad feeling and memories are still reminding some where around this region, Tour Long Tan battle field – Nui Dat Tunnel - Vung Tau beach city is special design the people care about American war and Australian veterans. Within 2 day you have chance to visit former battle field such as Long Tan Cross, Nui Dat SAS Hill, Long Phuoc tunnel, this trip also a combine with enjoy short relaxing in Vung Tau... 

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Nui Dat SAS Hill - Long Tan Cross - Long Phuoc Tunnel - Vung Tau

Meal: Lunch

 

At 8:00 am you will be met at your hotel in HCMC and transferred to Ba Ria town to get Travel permit to the Long Tan site. Our first stop is the sight of the former Nui Dat Task Force Base in the Hoa Long village. Little remains of this camp except the columns of the main gate. The former runway is now a wide street in the local village and the old heli-pad is now a soccer field. Next visit Nui Dat Kindergarten which is built by Australian Veterans for children in the village. We drive past the location of the Horseshoe (access not permitted these days due to mining activity) to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation. Continue to Long Tan village to visit the Long Tan Cross Memorial, which was re-built by Australian veterans for soldiers in the battle of Long Tan in 1966; then travel to The Horse shoe- fire support base; Long Phuoc Tunnel, Minh Dam hill (no longer the ‘Secret Zone’) called Long Hai hill.

Later on, we transfer to Ba Ria town for our lunch at local restaurant and then keep driving to Vung Tau city to visit Radar Hill Vung Tau by cable car, you will have very nice view of whole city from the top of the hill, enjoy the beautiful scenery on the hill with a nice lake, flower garden. Travel to the Back Beach – the site of an Australian logistics group and the Peter Badcoe Club and Harold Holt Pool (nothing remains at all). The area is now dominated by a massive war memorial, the airport area (many will remember as the home of ‘Wallaby Airlines’ and our ‘hueys’), the ever bustling town centre and the market area. Check in hotel and overnight in Vung Tau.

 

 

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Day 2: Vung Tau City - Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast 

 

Morning is free at leisure. We can also hire a double a bicycle to see around Vung Tau city or soak up the sun at the beautiful Vung Tau Beach.

Afternoon, we will visit to The White Palace, also named as Villa Blanche which was built in 1897 for Indochina governor.  Next we visit the Statue of Jesus Christ on the top of Small Mountain. The statue is 32 metres high, standing on a 4 metres high platform, for a 36 metres total monument height with two outstretched arms spanning 18.3 metres , there is a 133-step staircase inside the statue. Continue visiting to The Old Vung Tau Lighthouseand Nirvana Temple which is also known as the Pagoda of the Lying Buddha . We then transferred back & arrive in Ho Chi Minh City around 17:00. Service ends.

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).


  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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