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Ilocos Norte Laoag Attractions & Sand Dunes with Transfers

Ilocos Norte Laoag Attractions & Sand Dunes with Transfers

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Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Duration:
8 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Visit centuries-old churches and local attractions in Ilocos Norte with this Laoag tour. Set foot on historical landmarks that have shaped its unique culture. You will visit several tourist spots, namely St. Williams Cathedral, Sinking Bell Tower, Aurora Park, Malacañang of the North, Paoay Lake, Paoay Church, and Sand Dunes. This city tour includes admission fees and tour permits to attractions, a tour guide, and a private air-conditioned transport service, with pick up and drop off points within Ilocos Norte.

St. Williams Cathedral, also known as the Laoag Cathedral, is the seat of the Roman Catholic church in the region. Established in 1612 by Augustinian Friars during the Spanish colonial period, it is an imposing structure built in the Italian Renaissance architectural style. Nearby is the Sinking Bell Tower, so named because it literally sinks to the ground at a rate of one inch annually. It is believed to have been built in 1707 and has survived several earthquakes since. While you’re there, you can’t miss Aurora Park, which is located right at the center of town, surrounded by the cathedral and Sinking Bell Tower. The plaza features a multi-tiered obelisk built in 1881, and the statue of Maiden Pamulinawen stands on top of a fountain in the middle of the park. 

Next, you’ll be headed for the Malacañang of the North, a museum in Paoay that used to be the holiday residence of Ferdinand Marcos during his presidency. Afterward, you’ll proceed to Paoay Lake, the largest lake in the province, before going to the famous Paoay Church. A UNESCO world heritage site, the church was built in 1710 and is a foremost example of a Spanish colonial earthquake baroque architecture. Before heading back to the hotel, you’ll be going to your last stop at the Sand Dunes, an 85km sandy coastal desert, and beach located near Suba Beach. Here you’ll ride a 4x4 and get the chance to try sandboarding. 

Get to know the city of Laoag and visit some of the historical landmarks and local attractions of this part of Ilocos Norte. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Air-Conditioned Vehicle
English - Speaking Guide
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off within Ilocos Norte
Tour Permit
Entrance Fee to Aurora Park
Entrance Fee to Malacañang of the North
Entrance Fee to Paoay Lake
Entrance Fee to Sand Dunes

Activities

Sightseeing and Walking
City Tours

Attractions

Malacañang of the North
Paoay Church
Paoay Lake National Park
St. William Cathedral
Sinking Bell Tower
Paoay Sand Dunes
Aurora Park

What to bring

Camera
Personal Medicine
Extra Towel
Jacket or Umbrella (During rainy season)
Water

Good to know

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.

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