SAIGON - BIEN HOA - CORAL, BALMORAL - BINH LONG - LOC NINH - VUNG TAU - LONG TAN: 12 DAY TOUR

Price:
$1300
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$1700
Destinations:
Duration:
12 days
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11 nights
Departure:
At Customer’s request

Tour highlights

RETURN TO CORAL & BALMORAL

50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: 9th - 20th August 2018

50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR : 9th - 20th August 2018 - 12 Days. Pay your respects at the Coral and Balmoral battle sites and take in countryside vistas few Australians have seen. Learn the secrets of the old Sai Gon in Ho Chi Minh City. Venture to the Cambodian border where the US ended its involvement and the Vietnamese directed the campaign to take Sai Gon. Visit the Rung Sat - the Killing Jungle - eco tourism at its best and the one-time base for the legendary 10th Sapper Regt. Enjoy a free flowing sojourn in the old Phuoc Tuy including a gathering at the Long Tan Cross on 18 August.

Day 01: Thursday, 9 August - Australia To HCM City - D: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Group Arrives in HCM City. Check in to hotel and light evening meal. O/night  HCM City

Day 02: Friday, 10 August - Tour of HCM City – B, L, D: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

This fascinating tour avoids the tourist  haunts, visits a number of intriguing cultural sites, takes you to places of significance to the Australians while tracing  the history of Viet Nam from 1945 to the present. The tour finishes early in the afternoon. O/night HCM City

Day 03: Saturday, 11 August - Bien Hoa Visit – B, L, D:

Today we explore  the area  where  1RAR were on their first tour. We start  with a visit the Dong Nai Museum to look at the history of the region including  the old Phuoc Tuy and  see  the original Long Tan Cross. We also visit the Nui Gang  Toi area  where  Richard  Parker  and  Peter Gilson were lost. O/night  Bien Hoa

Day 04: Sunday, 12 August - Coral, Balmoral, War Zone D and Binh Long – B, L, D:

Today we make  our pilgrimage to the FSB Coral site, and  the FSB Balmoral  area. We explore the infamous War Zone D and  the AO of the Big Red 1. Along the way we see  some stunning scenery and  the unaffected countryside of the real Viet Nam. We stay  overnight in a 4 star hotel in Binh Long, once known as An Loc - the site of a famous 1972 that  led to the area coming  under  NLF control  from 1973.

Day 05: Monday, 13 August - Loc Ninh and Binh Long – B, L, D:

We head to the border town of Loc Ninh at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We visit the Museum and the house where four-party talks negotiated the implementation of the Paris Peace Accords. We also visit the site where COSVN, the NLF Headquarters, ran the war from 1973-75, including the Ho Chi Minh Campaign to take Sai Gon. Back in Binh Long we see some local historical sites. O/night  Binh Long.

Day 06: Tuesday, 14 August - Return To HCM City – B, L, D: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Drive to HCM City for lunch in HCM City and  a free afternoon. O/night  HCM City.

Day 07: Wednesday, 15 August - Day Trip Deep Into The Delta – B, L, D: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Today we take you to the Mekong Delta to the start of the war visiting Ap Bac famous as an NLF victory that shook American  confidence in the southern regime  and  eventually  led to the deployment of US ground troops. The scenery among the rice fields of the Delta is stunning. We’ll also cruise  the Mekong  and  enjoy the local food.  O/night  in HCM City.

Day 08: Thursday, 16 August - Day Trip Into The Rung Sat – B, L, D:

Today we explore  the stunning mangrove forest  called  the Rung Sat which is sometimes translated as the Killing Jungle. We visit the renown Monkey Island,  explore  the forest  by boat, see the remains of human occupation dating back two thousand years and look across to Vung Tau from a cute  seaside village. The Rung Sat was  the home  of the NLF’s legendary 10th Sapper Regiment. O/night  HCM City

Day 9 - 12: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 17 - 20 August Province Tour – B, L, D: Vung Tau

We travel down to Ba Ria Province on the new high-speed highway. Time in the province will be at your direction with a flexible itinerary based on the group’s needs.There will be an afternoon gathering at the Long Tan Cross on 18 August. On Monday  we will return to HCM City via Xuan Loc and  Trang Bom heading straight to the airport  for the night flights to Return to Australia.

 The price per person

Group Size 10 – 16 pax  Single Sup
3 star hotels/  USD 1,300$ USD
 300$ USD
4 star hotels/ USD 1,700$ USD
 500$ USD

 

3 STAR HOTELS
Destination Hotel Names Room type Night total

Saigon

LAVENDER BOUTIQUE

www.lavenderhotel.com.vn

Premier 5 nights

Bien Hoa

AURORA HOTEL

www.aurorahotelplaza.com

Premium Deluxe 1 Night

Binh Long

AN LOC HOTEL

www.anlochotelspa.com

Deluxe 2 Nights

Vung Tau

REX HOTEL

www. rexhotelvungtau.vn

Superior 3 Nights

4 STAR HOTELS

Destination Hotel Names Room type Night total

Saigon

GODLEN CENTRAL Hotel

http://goldenhotelsaigon.vn/

Signature

5 nights

Bien Hoa

AURORA HOTEL

www.aurorahotelplaza.com

Premium Deluxe 1 Night

Binh Long

AN LOC HOTEL

www.anlochotelspa.com

Deluxe 2 Nights

Vung Tau

PALACE HOTEL

http://www.palacehotel.com.vn

 

Deluxe 3 Nights

 

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Inclusion

  • Meals as indicated (B=  Breakfast / L=Lunch/ D=Dinner): 20 meals
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (3-4 Stars)
  • Air-conditioned transport 
  • Entrance fees,& boat cruise
  • English speaking guide
  • 2 bottles of water per day on tour

Exclusion

  • All international flights
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost
Price:
$1300
-
$1700
Destinations:
Duration:
12 days
-
11 nights
Departure:
At Customer’s request

Tour map

Inclusion

  • Meals as indicated (B=  Breakfast / L=Lunch/ D=Dinner): 20 meals
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (3-4 Stars)
  • Air-conditioned transport 
  • Entrance fees,& boat cruise
  • English speaking guide
  • 2 bottles of water per day on tour

Exclusion

  • All international flights
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost

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