Iloilo Pilgrimage with Garin Farm Side Trip I Private Day Tour
Discover Iloilo’s popular pilgrimage sites and UNESCO World Heritage churches on this private guided tour of the city. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to explore Iloilo City’s religious attractions and historical sites.
Your tour starts after you are picked up from your accommodation in Iloilo town proper. Your tour guide will discuss the itinerary and points of interest that you will pass by on the way to your first stop, Tigbauan Church.
Tigbauan Church is a centuries-old church that stands out because of its Latin-American architecture. One of its fascinating features is the mosaic wall that shows Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden.
From Tigbauan, you will proceed to Miag-ao Church. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the four churches listed collectively as Baroque Churches of the Philippines. Another notable church you will visit in Iloilo is the San Joaquin Church, which is listed as a National Historical Treasure.
You will also be stopping by the San Joaquin Campo Santo, a Spanish-era Catholic cemetery. It is also declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines.
Afterward, you will head to Garin Farm. This attraction has a unique combination of recreation, religion, and agriculture. Pilgrims flock to this place to experience walking through the path that leads to a replica of heaven. Climb up the Pilgrimage Hill that leads to life-sized sculptures of nine scenes from the Bible. Take some photos of these spiritual attractions before continuing with your tour in Molo.
Molo District is a unique spot in Iloilo because of its rich cultural and historical heritage. The neo-gothic Molo Church is dubbed as a feminist church because it features statues of women saints. Aside from the female saints, it is also famous for its elegant red spires.
Afterward, you will visit the Yusay-Consing or Molo Mansion. You will be amazed by the grand decor and architecture. This heritage house-museum also boasts local delicacies and Ilonggo arts and crafts.
You will also be stopping by a Sinamay dealer where you can buy beautifully handcrafted Sinamay souvenirs. Sinamay is a textile made from the fibers of the Abaca tree. It is widely used to make fabulous sun hats.
Another memorable stop is the Guimbal Moro Watch Tower. This 17th-century tower was erected in to warn locals of pirate attacks. This manned-tower alerts the locals of incoming Moro pirates and allows them to escape to safety.
Cap off your day tour with a visit to Camina Balay Nga Bato. This beautiful heritage house has been turned into a restaurant. Go around and have a cup of its famous tsokolate batirol (hot chocolate) before you head back to your hotel.
Appreciate some of the country's heritage churches and historical sites on this private guided day trip in Iloilo. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Good to know
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.