Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour

Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour
Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour
Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour
Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour
Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour
Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour
Ilocos Norte Tourist Attractions | Cultural and Heritage Tour

Get ready to see the remnants of the Philippines’ Spanish colonial past in this guided tour of Ilocos Norte. If you like history and culture, this day trip to the towns of Paoay, Batac, and Laoag City is definitely for you.

After being picked up from your hotel in Laoag City, you will head to the Sinking Bell Tower and St. William Cathedral. Your tour guide will discuss in depth the rich history of these attractions. Take out your camera and snap a picture of the bell tower that sinks an inch deeper every year.

St. William Cathedral is well-known for its Baroque and Italian Renaissance design. It had an important role in preserving Catholicism during the spread of Philippine Independent Church.

From there, you will head to attractions that will show you the rich history and culture of the province. You will visit Museo Ilocos Norte, Marcos Museum, and Malacañang of the North. Expect to see the heavy influence of the Spanish and the Chinese in Ilocos through displays and exhibits.

In Marcos Museum, for example, you will see the former president Ferdinand Marcos’s programs during his 20 years of service. Museo Ilocos Norte, on the other hand, is a heritage structure that used to be a tobacco warehouse. It has a lot of interesting exhibits as well as information on how tobacco farming was done.

You will check out Paoay Church next. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site in distinctive Baroque architecture. It is also known for having withstood natural disasters since the 18th century.

From Paoay, you will make a short stop at the Tobacco Monopoly Marker. This monument celebrates the end of the Spanish exploitation of Ilocano farmers.

Learn about the Philippines' rich Spanish heritage when you book this tour of Ilocos Norte attractions. Check availability by choosing a date above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing and Walking, Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Malacañang of the North, Paoay Church , Sinking Bell Tower , Marcos Museum & Mausoleum or Balay Ti Ili, Museo Ilocos Norte , Ilocos
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00. 13:00,

Free pickup and drop off in Laoag City hotels, please be ready 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.

Included:
  • English-Speaking Guide

  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

  • Water

  • Entrance Fees to Malacañang of the North

  • Entrance Fees to Paoay Church

  • Entrance Fees to Sinking Belltower

  • Entrance Fees to Marcos Museum & Mausoleum or Balay Ti Ili

  • Entrance Fees to Museo Ilocos Norte

  • Entrance Fees to St. Williams Cathedral

  • Airport Transfer

  • Tips/Gratuities


What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunblock


Good to know:

- All our guides speak English.

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

- Optional local cuisine meal will be served ala carte at La Preciosa restaurant.



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