DAY 01: WELCOME
You will be arriving at the hotel in Hochiminh city by various ways. When arrive Tan Son Nhat airport, take a cab (Grab car is better) to come to your hotel for your check in. After check-in you are free to roam. Hotel check in time after 1400. Some early check in could be arranged but need to be confirm on the day coming.
DAY 02: HOCHIMINH CITY TOUR HALF DAY (Breakfast, Lunch included)
Breakfast at hotel (include on the room rate), then 0900 am we star Saigon tour for a half day inclusive of:
The City Opera House (visit outside to take photo)
the Reunification Palace
The Notre Dame Cathedral
The historic Central Post Office
Have lunch – Vietnamese set menu.
The War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market - only drop off, then take a walk back to hotel after shopping.
O/N in Hochiminh city.
DAY 03: HOCHIMINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNEL (Breakfast, Lunch included)
Breakfast at hotel, then 0830 am Departure for Cu Chi by bus.
Around 10:30AM arriving at Cu Chi tunnels (Ben Dinh) and proceeding to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels.
Afterward, test tasting the steamed tapioca root which is the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. For those interested, You’ll have the chance to fire AK47, M60 (“The Pig”) and M16 Armalite weapons on their shooting range (cost US$4 to $6 per bullet). Have lunch at Ben Nay restaurant.
Then back to hotel. 1600 arrive and free for leisure.
O/N in Hochiminh city.
DAY 04: HOCHIMINH CITY – VUNG TAU BY FERRY – CITY TOUR (Breakfast, Dinner included)
Breakfast at hotel, then 0830 check out. 0900 pick up and transfer by bus to ferry terminal in Saigon. 0930 departure by ferry to Vungtau. It takes one hour and a hallf to get there.
1100 arrive in Vungtau city, then take bus to check in Rex hotel in Vungtau city.
Vungtau city tour:
Transferred to Bai Sau (Back Beach) the longest of the peninsula’s beaches; spend time walking along the beachside area adjacent to the former Australia wartime base (1ALSG), The Australian Logistic Support Group.
Drive past the impressive VC memorial. Other sites of interest visited are, the Peter Badcoe” club, the Chopper Pad, the former American recreational “Beach Comber Bar”.
Visit The Robert Taylor Museum Of Wordwide Arms.
Back to hotel for shower, then bus picks up and go outside for dinner at the local seafood restaurant.
O/N in Vungtau city
DAY 05: VUNG TAU – THE OLD BATTLE FIELD TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch included)
Breakfast at hotel, then 0830 departure by bus for the old battle filed tour in Baria Vungtau area inclusive of:
Long Phuoc Underground Tunnel: to visit a former wartime tunnel complex.
Nui Dat Base (SAS Hill):
Then continue by coach to the former Australian Task Force Base (ATF) at Nui Dat with the former military landmarks such as, SAS hill,” Luscombe Field “ air strip, Luscombe Bowl and the “Kangaroo South Pad” a Helicopter dust off strip, including the old Troop Lines areas of 1 Fld Sqn. We’ll then hold a memorial service for our 36 fallen Tunnel Rat comrades at the site of our former Squadron HQ at Nui Dat. Visit the kindergaten at Nui Dat.
Long Tan Cross Site: The Long Tan Memorial Cross with the brief of LTC and Long Tan battle in 1966.
Take a look / photos Horseshoe Hill (Former Fire support Base) on the way to Long Hai
Have lunch at beach restaurant.
Long Hai Hill
We and walk up to the Minh Dam Secret Zone (a former wartime Viet Cong H Q strong hold, now commemorated by a Vietnamese Memorial Pagoda to their war dead), trek the rugged mountainside path through former hospital sites, living areas and hideouts used by the Viet Cong forces.
Back to Vungtau city for your leisure.
O/N in Vungtau city
DAY 06: VUNG TAU – HOCHIMINH CITY BY BUS
Free in the morning to explore the Vungtau city and its landscape such as: The radar hill, light house, Christ statue on the small mountain.
1200 check out, then take bus trip back to Hochiminh city. Check in hotel, then free for shopping or relaxing.
DAY 07: HOCHIMINH CITY – HOME SWEETHOME
For thoes go home, you will take your private transportation by yourself. Check out time at 1200 noon. End of services.