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Laoag Ilocos Norte Half-Day City Sightseeing | With Hotel Pickup

Laoag Ilocos Norte Half-Day City Sightseeing | With Hotel Pickup

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Ilocos Norte, Philippines
5 hours
All year

Get ready to see the remnants of the Philippines’ Spanish colonial past in this guided tour of Ilocos Norte. If you are into history and culture, then this day trip to the towns of Paoay, Batac, and Laoag is just what you need.

After being picked up from your hotel in Laoag City, you will head to the Malacañang of the North, Ferdinand Marcos’ residence during his presidential term. The mansion has now been transformed into a museum, housing some of his memorabilia. From there, you will be visiting Paoay Church next. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site in distinctive Baroque architecture. The church is also known for having withstood natural disasters since the 18th century.

You will then make your way to the Marcos Museum to learn more about the life of former president Ferdinand Marcos before heading to Museo Ilocos Norte, located some 18 kilometers from the Marcos Museum. This heritage structure used to be a tobacco warehouse but now features a lot of interesting exhibits as well as information on how tobacco farming was done.

After exploring the museums, you will be taken to the Sinking Bell Tower and St. William Cathedral. Take out your camera and snap a picture of the bell tower that sinks an inch deeper every year. St. William Cathedral, on the other hand, is well-known for its Baroque and Italian Renaissance design. It had an important role in preserving Catholicism during the spread of the Philippine Independent Church. Before heading home, you will make a short stop at the Tobacco Monopoly Marker, a monument that celebrates the end of the Spanish exploitation of Ilocano farmers.

Learn about the Philippines' rich Spanish heritage when you book this half-day tour of Laoag City, Paoay, and Batac in Ilocos Norte. Check availability by choosing a date.


English-Speaking Guide
Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off
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


Sightseeing and Walking
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour


Tobacco Monopoly Monument
Malacañang of the North
Paoay Church
St. William Cathedral
Sinking Bell Tower
Marcos Museum & Mausoleum or Balay Ti Ili
Museo Ilocos Norte

What to bring

Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)
Insect Repellent
Extra Towel

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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