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The Long Tan Trek Tours
The original Tour that used the name "Long Tan Trek", and the only one which has as its host and guide one of the original battle commanders. If you are looking for the REAL, ORIGINAL "Long Tan Trek" - you've found it.
(Last updated 25 November 2012)
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(For the Long Tan Trek Tours, please read on...)
Dave Sabben was the commander of 12 Platoon, Delta Company, 6RAR at the Battle of Long Tan. Others may have read what happened and they may have walked the ground, but they don't KNOW what happened. You can now walk with Dave over the battlefield, ask the questions you want answered, and see the places it all happened.
Not only that, but the Battlefield walk takes 4 hours - while the Battle itself only took 3.5 hours. Every 10 minutes, Dave stops and gives a summary of what's happening where - in "real time" - so you'll get the sense of how long it took to get the artillery, ammo resupply, the APCs with A/6 aboard and the return of the B/6 element. You can relive a part of history, in "real time".
Dave's first Long Tan Trek Tour was in October
2009. You can see some of the photos and notes from that Tour on
the same web page where I give the history of the "Long Tan Trek" name:
As well as the week-long Trek Tour to the former Phuoc Tuy Province (the
Australian Task Force's area of operations), there is a Tour that follows on
and takes the Tour guests to many other "Decisive Battlefields" of the three
As well as these visits, the Tour includes presentations on battles where we can't go to the battlefields - eg, the Cambodia and Laos incursions, etc - but they are presented for a better understanding of the whole War sequence.
Although primarily a "battlefields" tour, much sightseeing is included, plus time to shop and time to relax. 4 and 5 star hotels are used (or the best available in the more remote areas). Most meals and all group gratuities are included. Please see the detailed itineraries for details.
Dave's second Long Tan Trek Tour departed Australia 16 October 2010 - fully booked (again). The 2010 Tour flyer & itinerary can still be down-loaded from the 2010 TOUR DETAILS web pages above and a pictorial REPORT of the 2010 Tour is on the 2010 REPORT web pages in white and yellow above.
Dave's third Long Tan Trek Tour departed Australia 12 October 2011 with 24 keen passengers. The 2011 Tour flyer & itinerary can still be down-loaded from the 2011 TOUR DETAILS web pages above and a pictorial REPORT of the 2011 Tour is on the 2011 REPORT web pages in white and yellow above.
A fourth Tour departed Australia 10 October 2012 with 36 participants - our largest Tour and as big as we will accept. The 2012 Tour flyer & itinerary can still be down-loaded from the 2012 TOUR DETAILS web pages above and a pictorial REPORT of the 2012 Tour is on the 2012 REPORT web pages in white and yellow above.
A fifth Tour is planned to depart Australia 08 October 2013. The 2013 Tour flyer & itinerary can be down-loaded from the 2013 TOUR DETAILS web pages above.