Bencab Museum Tours
Visit the BenCab Museum when in Baguio with these tours. Appreciate the art of National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) and other local artists.

Bencab Museum Tours

Visit the BenCab Museum when in Baguio with these tours. Appreciate the art of National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) and other local artists.
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Baguio City Museum and Art Village Tour with Transfers

Explore Baguio City’s museums and art village with this full-day guided tour. The Summer Capital of the Philippines is home to a considerable number of museums that will surely hook both art and history enthusiasts.  After getting picked up within the city, you will begin the tour with a visit to BenCab Museum. This four-level museum is the home of National Artist Ben Cabrera. Here, you can view his art collection, workshop, exhibits, galleries, and other interesting art pieces. BenCab Museum also houses the Café Sabel. The shop serves fresh and signature food and brews straight from BenCab’s organic farm.  Continue your artsy tour with a visit to Tam-awan Village, also known as the ‘Garden in the Sky.’ Here, you can view reimagined Ifugao houses and get acquainted with Baguio’s indigenous designs and traditional artistry. Built by Chanum Foundation, Inc., the village aims to promote awareness regarding the environment and preserve the cultural heritage of the Cordillera Region. Feel free to also join the creative workshop and learn from the local experts. From the village, you will stopover for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the area. Afterward, you will get the chance to walk through history lane at Emilio Aguinaldo Museum. This interactive museum is home to exhibits where you can relive the national events and get to know the heroes that shaped the country’s history. End the creative tour at the Baguio Museum, where you can immerse yourself with the rich heritage of the city. Built in 1975 with design inspirations from Ifugao architecture, each floor of the Baguio Museum covers various stories and structures to let you know the beginnings of the city.  Treat yourself to a day of art and fuel your imagination at Baguio City. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Woodcarver's Village Baguio Half-Day Tour | With Guide & Transfer

Appreciate Baguio City’s art scene as you go on this hassle-free half-day excursion that lets you visit the cultural places in the City of Pines. The trip is tailored for art enthusiasts and travelers who want to see and experience the city’s cultural heritage. After being picked up from your residence or lodging either in the morning or afternoon, you will begin the half-day tour, starting with the Tam-Awan village. Sitting in the city’s Pinsao Proper, the Tam-Awan village showcases authentic Cordilleran craftsmanship as it features seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga houses, among other artifacts. Feel free to take a short trek around the village and soak in the serene atmosphere. You can also check out the art exhibits displayed here or have your portrait drawn by the locals.  You will then make a stop in BenCab Museum owned by the national artist, Ben Cabrera. It features BenCab and other Filipino artists’ artworks. From time to time, the museum also exhibits art pieces from local artists. There is a cafe inside the museum, as well, the Café Isabel, where you can take a break and enjoy its delectable sweets and quality coffee. From there, you will head to the Woodcarver’s Village in Benguet. It highlights the indigenous aesthetics, natural environment, and the rich cultural heritage of the Cordillerans through wood carving. The Woodcarver's Village is a hub for budding local artists as the city promotes their talents and craftsmanship. This is why the trip also provides you with a special souvenir. You will end your day with a visit to the Easter Weaving Room to see handmade weaving crafts from the Ifugaos before heading home.  Feast your eyes in Baguio City’s festive art and do not forget to take postcard-worthy photos of the sites as souvenirs. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio Museum Hopping Private Guided Tour

Admire the creativity and artworks of local and national artists by booking this museum tour in Baguio City. This private guided museum hopping is perfect for those wanting to enrich their cultural appreciation by getting a clearer picture of the city’s heritage. The private shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio City. Once the guide and driver arrives, you will get a brief introduction about the day’s activities and will immediately make your way to the first place of interest, BenCab Museum. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Baguio City. While on your way to your first destination, your guide will give you a brief introduction about the day’s activities. First, you will visit the BenCab Museum. Owned by National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts Benedicto Cabrera or BenCab, this museum showcases the beautiful pieces made by him, as well as indigenous and contemporary artworks from local artists. The museum is also a good place to take pictures because of its distinct design and architecture that displays the region’s heritage. From BenCab Museum, you will visit the Aguinaldo Museum next. Built in 1985, this destination has interactive displays where you can learn more about the former President of the Philippines and other historical figures. You will also see the first Philippine flag during your visit. Next, you'll drop by at the Historical Core in Camp John Hay. This tourist spot acts as a reminder of the terror created by the Filipino-American-Japanese war during World War II. Your guide will discuss key events that happened during the span of the world war while browsing the relics and artifacts on display. You can also see the Bell Amphitheater here, which features a manicured lawn garden and an abundance of flora and fauna, making it a famous wedding events place. Make your way to Tam-awan Village and discover the rich culture of the region. Weave in and out of the traditional huts in the village. If you have time, participate in an art workshop that takes place in the complex. Enjoy the views and commune with nature during your stay. Enrich your knowledge about the city at your last stop, Baguio Mountain Province Museum. This museum contains displays, exhibits, and dioramas of the history of Cordilleras. You will see traditional clothes, depictions of local traditions and events, and relics used by indigenous peoples. Hop in this museum tour and discover the rich heritage of Baguio City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Cultural Baguio Private Day Tour | With Lunch and Transfer

Get to know Baguio’s creative side with this guided tour of the famous BenCab Museum and Tam-Awan Village along with traditional crafts stores. If you are planning to visit Baguio and is interested in the culture and arts, this whole day trip of learning about the Cordilleran people is perfect for you. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio City. Once settled, your tour guide will assist you and provide a brief overview of the day’s activities as you make your way to the first destination, Woodcarver's Village. The Woodcarvers Village, also known as Itogon's Woodcarvers Village, is a popular attraction in Baguio City for its handicrafts. Here, you will learn about the skill, craftsmanship, and creativity of the indigenous groups of Cordillera. You will also be seeing detailed carvings of humans and animals that provide a glimpse of the richness of the region’s culture. Next, you will make your way to BenCab Museum. This museum showcases contemporary and indigenous art pieces made by national artist Benedicto Cabrera. He is not only known in the Philippines but in other parts of the world as well. Enjoy the paintings, exhibits and beautiful interior of the museum. Afterwards, you will visit the renowned Tam-awan Village. Feel the creativity flowing through this artist’s enclave; walk around and learn about the local’s way of life. Enjoy the artworks made by the region’s artists as those will provide you with an overview of the cultural story of the Cordilleras. Your last stop is the Asin hot spring. Locals and tourists alike flock this attraction especially during the colder months. Enjoy its calming waters and let it soothe your muscles. Explore Baguio through the lens of culture and history with this private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio Art and Museum Tour | With Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

Learn about the history and culture of the people in the highlands in this guided tour of Baguio's museums. This shared tour is perfect for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and those who want to gain a deeper appreciation of the rich heritage of the City of Pines. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Baguio. On the way to the first destination, your guide will brief you on the day's itinerary.  Aside from a rich history, Baguio is home to a diverse art scene. From contemporary Filipino art to the unique traditional art of the Cordillera Region, Baguio City has so much to offer.  Your first stop will be the BenCab Museum. Ben Cab Museum houses the art collection of Filipino National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab). You will see exhibits of his paintings there, works by other contemporary artists, as well as crafts of the northern highlands. Check out the various galleries at the museum, including one dedicated to Cordillera art pieces such as native sculptures, weapons, and artifacts. BenCab Museum also has a coffee shop. Hang out at the Cafe Sabel and enjoy the museum’s pond, organic farm, and a mini-forest with an eco-trail. From BenCab, you will go next to the Baguio Museum, which embodies the cultural heritage and history of the city. It was built to resemble a traditional Ifugao home. Once inside, be sure to check out the dioramas that depict the lives of the indigenous Cordilleran tribes. Take a look at the extensive display of tribal artifacts from the six provinces of the Cordillera Region. You will be fascinated to find ornate native jewelry, burial jars, and musical instruments.  Afterward, you will make your way to Emilio Aguinaldo Museum to see the first Philippine flag. It was first unfurled in 1898 during the proclamation of the country’s independence. The museum, built by Aguinaldo’s daughter and maintained by his grandchildren, is a walk-through of Philippine history. It is not only dedicated to the country’s first president, but it also pays homage to other Filipino heroes. Cap off your Baguio City art and museum tour on a high note by visiting Tam-Awan Village. Tam-Awan Village is a reconstructed Cordillera village that showcases the northern highlands’ art and culture scene. You will see representations of traditional Ifugao and Kalinga huts. Check out art exhibits, have your portrait sketched by talented Baguio artists, and have a sip of the local coffee in the village cafe. Explore the City of Pine’s vibrant art scene and take a look into the Cordillera Region’s rich heritage on this guided tour of Baguio City's museums. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Cordillera Heritage Tour in Baguio | With Lunch & Transfer

Try your hand at traditional weaving and immerse yourself in Baguio’s rich culture and heritage with this private tour.  If culture and heritage pique your interest, this is the ideal package. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Baguio. On the way to your first destination, your guide will discuss the itinerary as well as what to expect for the day. First, you will visit the well-known Baguio Museum where you will learn how the mummification process is done. You will also see displays of the traditional clothes and artworks of the indigenous people of the Cordilleras. Afterwards, you will make your way to La Trinidad, Benguet to visit the Strawberry Farm. It is best known for its fresh produce of ripe strawberries. Want to experience harvesting them? You can join the locals in strawberry picking, and of course, you get to taste the fresh berries as well. Once you've had your fill of this sweet fruit, you will head to Tam-awan Village next. It is a reconstructed village full of traditional Ifugao houses and structures. Check out the artworks on display, learn about the culture of the region, and immerse yourself in the unique culture and lifestyle of the people. Drop by the BenCab Museum after to appreciate the creativity of the people in the Cordilleras. It is named after, and owned by, Ben Cabrera, a National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts. A renowned Filipino painter, BenCab has collections of various artworks and paintings unique to local artists. Your last stop is the Easter Weaving Room. It is known for its quality products such as clothes, accessories, and wooden items. Watch local weavers demonstrate how the weaving is done, and if you're interested, you may opt to try it yourself. Experience the distinct culture and heritage of the Cordilleras by booking this whole day tour of Baguio. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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About BenCab Museum Tours

Immerse in the rich heritage of the Cordillerans by checking out their paintings and artifacts at BenCab Museum. This beautiful spot in Baguio is a must-visit during your trip to the Philippines.

1. What are the best BenCab Museum tours in the Philippines?

Most BenCab Museum tours in the Philippines are combined with other Baguio destinations, such as Tam-Awan Village, Easter Weaving Room, Asin Hot Spring, Aguinaldo Museum, Baguio Museum, and many more.

2. Who is the owner of Bencab Museum?

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3. Where is BenCab Museum located?

BenCab Museum is located in Tuba, Benguet. It’s around 24 minutes away from Session Road, about 9.5 kilometers.

4. How do I get to BenCab Museum?

If you’re coming from Baguio Market, you can ride a jeep or taxi going to Asin Road. For a more hassle-free experience, opt for a guided or private tour that has free pickup and drop-off.

5. Is there an entrance fee at BenCab Museum?

Yes, there’s an entrance fee to the museum. Most BenCab Museum tours have inclusive entrance fee.

6. Are phone and cameras allowed during a BenCab Museum tour?

Yes, as long as it’s for personal use only. No flash photography, video recording, and other modes of photography for commercial use.

7. Does BenCab Museum tours come with a tour guide?

Yes, there are in-house museum and eco-trail tours in the vicinity.

8. Will there be BenCab Museum tours during rainy or bad weather?

Bencab Museum is an indoor tourist spot, which means it’s okay to visit even during the rainy season. However, it’s still up to the discretion of the tour operator and the storm signal issued by PAG-ASA.