The Long Tan Cross, Nui Dat Ex-Military Base and Minh Dam Mountain (Click on the Picture)
*Please note all our tours are inclusive of luxury bus pick up and drop off and refreshments and lunch*
Your Tour Starts Here !
First we head to Nui Dat, past the pillars of the front gate, all that is left, and on to Luscombe Field, which is now a main street of a village, Luscombe Bowl. You will see what remains of the Horseshoe and have free time to explore the former Task Force Base. The occupation of Nui Dat required the removal of all inhabitants from within a 4,000-metre (2.5 mi) radius of the base in order to ensure the security of the facility. Ultimately this policy—which was an unusual step among allied bases in Vietnam—required the resettlement of the villages of Phuoc tuy province. In 1966, when the area was part of the then Phuoc tuy province was the location of ATF military base in south Vietnam during the Vietnam war. The occupation of Nui Dat required the removal of all inhabitants from within a 4,000-metre (2.5 mi) radius of the base in order to ensure the security of the facility.
Long Tan Cross
The Long Tan Cross, located in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province approximately 110 km east of Ho Chi Minh City, marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan. This Battle, which took place in August 1966, was Australia's single most costly engagement of the Vietnam War. The cross was first erected in 1969 when the 6th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, which fought in the Battle, was on its second tour of duty . The original cross was removed by the Vietnamese government and is now on display at Dong Nai Museum, Bien Hoa, today a replica stands on the same
Short Break and Light Refreshments
Minh Dam Mountain
Historic Minh Dam Mountain. Known for its endless forests and numerous rock caves, Minh Dam Mountain is awash in history as a revolutionary base during Vietnam’s marathon struggle for its independence.
The final stop after lunch Trúc Lâm Chân Nguyên Monastery, known colloquially as the Monkey Pagoda. Its cherry blossom forest gives way to a serene meditation space that blends seamlessly into its natural surrounds – a forest home to the countless monkeys. The friendly primates are an attraction in their own right, and travelers often bring bananas and fruits for them.
Finally, time to relax and taste 7 course Scrumptious local Vietnamese Cuisine !