Viet Nam Tours -
The Long Tan Trek (LTT) Tour 2018 and
The Decisive Battlefield Tours (DBT) of Vietnam 2018
The dates and visits for the 2018 Tours are now finalised.  The prices are based on quotes as at September 2017 so may be subject, like exchange rates, to some change later.  However, they are closely indicative.  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 and DBT TOURs 2018 --------------


The 2018 Long Tan Trek Tour (LTT) and the 2018 Decisive Battlefield Tours of Vietnam (DBT) Tours are now finalised.  Please see below for a downloadable FLYER and ITINERARY for each Tour, plus BOOKING FORM and full TERMS & CONDITIONS.

The dates are now confirmed:
     depart Australia Saturday 13 Oct 2018;
     depart VN Friday 19 Oct 2018 Oct from the LTT Tour (arrive Aust 20th am);
     join the Decisive Battlefields Tour in HCMC Friday 19 Oct 2018;
     depart VN Saturday 3 November from the DBT tour (arrive Aust Sun 4th 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, chief among the changes being that the Tour of the South has been cut back to 7 days and 6 nights and the Tour of the North has been extended to 16 days and 15 nights...


For the Long Tan Trek (LTT) Tour 2018

The Long Tan Trek Tour starts off In Saigon where we do a city tour and have some time off for shopping etc on Sunday 14 Oct.  On Monday 15th we visit Balmoral and Coral (the 50th anniversary of these battles) and the Dong Nai museum to see the original Long Tan cross.  We then drive on to Vung Tau.  Tuesday 16th we visit Nui Dat and to the Long Tan "Trek".  On Wed 17th we visit the Horseshoe, stand on the old minefield site and see several other notable places before returning to Vungers for the night.  The morning of Thu 18 is at leisure in Vungers and then we return to Saigon for a free afternoon there.  For those returning to Australia, most of the day Fri 19th will be free time in Saigon.

There will be a hotel room for the group's use, so feel free to do some final shopping, see more of Saigon, or just hang out in the hotel's bistro/bar and watch the road and river traffic go by, or have a swim in the pool.  A great time to relax and unwind, 'coz the tour's been pretty hectic... ...with somewhere to freshen up before about 4pm when a coach will take you to the airport for your return flight.

And again, in response to comments from the earlier Tours, and by popular request, we'll have a free half-day in Vung Tau on Thu 18th October.  This will allow some time 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&R in the town.  Maybe catch up with some of the ex-pats?  Visit the Christ statue...?

<--- Download the 2018 flyer (1 A4 page).







Here's the itinerary for the 2018 Long Tan Trek Tour:

                         (WARNING - Lots of pix so the itineraries are a bit large!)
<--- ...the 2018 South itinerary  (LTT) in PDF format
                         (The South itinerary is 10 A4 pages & 1.5Megs [as at 12 Sep 2017]).

On the completion of the Trek Tour on Friday 19 Oct in Saigon, the Tour going North assembles at the airport and we start..... 




The Decisive Battlefield Tours of Vietnam (DBT) Tour 2018

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 Tours since.  That's retained in the 2018 plans.  A sort of R&R before launching into the DBT Tour.....

The rest of the DBT tour very much follows the well-received format of the 2010 and subsequent Tours. But this year we add a day in Hue - there's a lot to see there that the Battlefield Tour omits.   And also - by popular request, we've added a night in Dien Bien Phu so we can see the places of interest at a little more leisurely pace than previously.  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.

What's more, after Ha Long Bay we return for two more nights and a free day in Hanoi.  There's lots more to see and we can make some suggestions for you - see the itinerary...

<--- ...the 2018 North (DBT) itinerary in PDF format
                     (The North itinerary is 14 A4 pages & 2Megs
[as at 12 Sep 2017]).


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 2013.html

or the Report of the 2014 Tour at:
                                VN Long Tan Trek Report 2014.html

(There was no tour North in 2013 and no tour at all in 2015 because the focus in that year was the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings and some events on the Western Front.  The 2016 Report is being built currently.)

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, Hamburger Hill...


If you want to review the BOOKING FORM (2 A4 pages) and the FULL TERMS and CONDITIONS (1 A4 page), then please download the PDF files here (3 A4 pages).


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, Hoi An and now Hue and 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.

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