Viet Nam Tours -
The Long Tan Trek (LTT) Tour 2014 and
The Decisive Battlefields of Vietnam (DBV) Tour 2014
The dates and visits for the 2014 Tours are now finalised.  The prices are also fixed as at 11 Nov but can change without notice, as can taxes and levies.  Please download the Flyer and/or the Itinerary and share them with your friends, rellies, business associates, fellow club members and other contacts.  Thank you...
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-------------- LONG TAN TREK TOUR 2014 --------------


The 2014 Long Tan Trek Tour and the 2014 Decisive Battlefields of Vietnam (DBV) Tour are now finalised.  Please see below for a downloadable FLYER and ITINERARY for both Tours.

The dates are now confirmed:
     depart Australia Saturday 11 Oct 2014;
     depart VN Sat 18 Oct from the LTT Tour (arrive Aust 19 am);
     depart VN Wed 29 Oct from the DBV Tour (arrive Aust 30 Oct am). 
    (This avoids School holidays, Grand Finals etc!)

We have retained very much the same formula as it has drawn so much good comment, and much the same visits and timings but with the significant differences noted below...


For the Long Tan Trek (LTT) 2014

Having listened to those who did the first week only in 2010 and either wanted to see the VC tunnels or wanted some extra time in HCMC (Saigon), we added a day after returning from Vung Tau to do either Cu Chi or see more of Saigon.  This worked well for the 2011 Tour, so we are retaining this in 2014.  At Cu Chi, you can fire some weapons - AK47, Armalite, M60, etc if you want to (at about US$2 a round but rising every visit!).

If not Cu Chi, then see more of Saigon, or just hang out on one of the roof bistros or bars and watch the road and river traffic go by, or go shopping, or have a swim in the pool.  A great time to relax and unwind, 'coz the tour's pretty hectic...

And again, in response to comments from the 2012 Tour, and by popular request, we'll have a free day in Vung Tau on Thursday 16 Oct.  This will allow the Tour folks a day to "do their own thing", whether that be to return to Nui Dat to seek their old unit lines, or go to old areas of operation (if those areas are open for travel), see things not already on the itinerary, or just take some R&C in the town.  Maybe catch up with some of the ex-pats?

<--- Download the 2014 flyer (1 A4 page).




For the Decisive Battlefields of Vietnam (DBV) Tour 2014

We've listened again - we went to Da Nang in 2010 but didn't go the extra 30 Km to Hoi An.  While not a battlefield, Hoi An is such an attraction that we spent two nights and a day there on the 2011 and 2012 Tours.  That's retained in the 2014 plans.  A sort of R&R before launching into the DBV Tour.....

The rest of the DBV Tour very much follows the well-received format of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Tours.  And, yes, we've retained the R&R at Ha Long Bay - again, not a battlefield, but certainly a welcome recuperation after an intensive week of viewing Hue, the DMZ and points North.  Besides this, and again by popular request, we've added a free day in Hanoi...

The full itinerary is in two parts - the SOUTH only and the NORTH only:

<--- ...the 2014 SOUTH itinerary in PDF format
(WARNING - Lots of pix so it's 1.2 Megs!)
                         (8 A4 pages, as at 11 Nov 2013).
<--- ...the 2014 NORTH itinerary in PDF format
(WARNING - Lots of pix so it's 1.5 Megs!)
                         (10 A4 pages, as at 11 Nov 2013).


If you read the Flyer or the Itinerary and want a great preview, then please view the Report of the 2010 Tour at:
                                 VN Long Tan Trek Tour 2010.html

or the Report of the 2011 Tour at:
                                VN Long Tan Trek Report 2011.html

or the Report of the 2012 Tour at:
                                VN Long Tan Trek Report 2012.html

or the Report of the 2013 Tour at:
                                VN Long Tan Trek Report 2012.html

The Reports are statements of what the Tours did, supported by photographs taken and contributed by those on the Tours.  Read what the folks on the Tours thought and said about it.  And then at the end there's a few "out-take" pictures you might find amusing - they did.

So - please read and consider joining us and visiting not only Long Tan but many other battle-sites you know about and have only ever dreamt of visiting - Dien Bien Phu, Khe Sanh, Hue...

And as you will see from the Tour comments - there's lots to keep the ladies interested - as well as Saigon and Hanoi, there's Ha Long Bay and Hoi An and now a free day in Hanoi.  And I might add that they all wanted to see the battlefields as much as the men did.

So - please pass the flyer on, pin it up at the office or in the club, add it into your newsletter, bring a mate, form a group, if there's enough of you interested, we'll make a group only for you for a date you all agree on - just use the "Contact Dave" web page.

Thanks for your interest in visiting this page.  We'd be only too happy to go with you to visit the Decisive Battlefields of the Three Indo-China Wars.

Dave and Di Sabben.

ps - If you've done Viet Nam and are interested in a Tour of the key Decisive Battlefields in Europe of WW1 (Western Front) and WW2 (Normandy), AND want to spend time in London and Paris, AND want to spend ANZAC Day 2014 at Villers Brettonneux - then maybe you'd like to read our Flyer at:
                     Europe Battlefield Tours.html