Annually operated in Long Tan Memorial Cross, Anzac Day is the day to remember and respect to the Fallen who sacrificed their lives when the country called for Australia and New Zealand veterans. Our tour is designed to start in Vung Tau, however, if you want to customize the trip, please let us know.
 

Duration: 2 days
Start/End: Vung Tau/Vung Tau
Tour type: History, Culture, Military tours
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Vung Tau City Tour
Day 2: Anzac Day Dawn Services

 
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Day 1: Vung Tau City Tour (L)
Pick up at the hotel in Vung Tau, we will have a full day exploring this small exciting sea-town. We will first visit the spectacular Jesus Statue for a morning panoramic view of the city and shoreline. Take nearly 900 steps to the top; we will enjoy a breathtaking view of Vung Tau City.

Panoramic view of Jesus Statue

Panoramic view of Jesus Statue

We then visit – Niet Ban Tinh Xa (Nirvana Pagoda) which is one of the biggest pagodas in the city. The next place in our itinerary is White Palace, which used as the summer palace of the last Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai.

Reclining Buddha in Niet Ban Tinh Xa

Reclining Buddha in Niet Ban Tinh Xa

After lunch in a local restaurant with seafood mainly, we will continue to visit Whale Temple, which worships to the remains of a whale washed up on the Vung Tau beach over 100 years ago. The rest of the day will be free time at the beach. Overnight in a hotel Vung Tau City.

Bao Dai Palace, Vung Tau

Bao Dai Palace, Vung Tau

Day 2: Anzac Day Dawn Service (B)
Pick up very early in the morning, we then drive to Long Tan Memorial Cross to join the Dawn Service ceremony.

Australia veterans visit Long Tan

Australia veterans visit Long Tan cross

We take part in the Dawn service which organized by Australian General Consulate. After that, we visit the former Nui Dat Task Force Base where the first ATF stationed and have a look at SAS Hill where the tough SAS squadron positioned here. Continue with a visit to the Long Phuoc Tunnels and the Nui Dat Kindergarten which was opened in October 2010. This Kindergarten was funded by the Australian Vietnam Volunteers Resource Group and now stands on the site where over 5000 Australian soldiers were based at any one time during the Vietnam War.

Two old Australian veterans visit Long Phuc Tunnel

Two old Australian veterans discover the tunnels of Long Phuoc

After that, you will go to Long Hai beach and Minh Dam secret zone where diggers deployed on operations in 1968 before going back to Vung Tau City. The rest of the day will be free at the beach in Vung Tau or drive to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight accommodation/departure. Tour ends.

Long Hai Beach

Long Hai Beach

What is included?

  • Private transfer and transportation
  • English speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • Accommodation in Vung Tau in double/twin-shared room
  • Anzac Day Dawn Service
  • All entrance fees and permission letter at Long Tan Old Battle Fields
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Water during the trip

What is excluded?

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • International airfare to/ from Vietnam
  • Single supplement
  • Own expenses