Embark on a memorable adventure into Philippine history on this curated tour to Cavite via the Kalayaan Trail. The trail features historical landmarks that bore witness to the country’s journey to achieving freedom (kalayaan). This tour is perfect for history-lovers and travelers who want to explore the Historical Capital of the Philippines and learn about the Philippine Revolution.
You will be visiting Malacañang Palace, Aguinaldo Shrine, Mary Magdalene Church, Casa Hacienda, Andres Bonifacio Trial House, Maragondon Church, and Bonifacio Shrine in the convenience of a private air-conditioned van.
The tour van will pick you up at Mall of Asia in Pasay City. You will first head to Malacañang Palace for a quick running tour. After exploring the area, you will travel to Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum in Kawit, Cavite. Formerly the ancestral house of President Emilio Aguinaldo, the building is now home to the memorabilia of the first president of the Philippines.
Your next destination is also in Kawit – The Mary Magdalene Church. It is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. The church boasts three gold-and-white retables and a life-sized statue of St. Mary Magdalene. After your church stop-over, you will head to a local restaurant for your lunch.
The second part of your tour kicks off with a stop at Casa Hacienda. This historic site is where the Tejeros Convention took place in 1897. The Tejeros Convention was the country’s first presidential and vice-presidential election. Next up in your itinerary is the Sta. Cruz Parish, where Aguinaldo secretly took his oath as the first president of the Philippines.
Your next stop is the Pinaglitisan Museum, also known as the Andres Bonifacio Trial House. This antique wooden house was the site of the execution trial of Andres Bonifacio, the leader of the Katipunan (the Philippine Revolution). Check out the diorama of the trial court and other paintings on the Katipunan.
You will proceed to Maragondon Church, also known as Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church. This church is a declared National Cultural Treasure and is the only heritage structure in the town of Maragondon.
Your last stop is at The Bonifacio Shrine, which marks the site where Andres Bonifacio was executed. You will spot here bronze sculptures that spell “KKK” and “Bayani.” In Philippine history, the KKK (Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan) was the revolutionary group that fought for the country’s independence from Spanish colonizers. Bayani, on the other hand, is the Filipino for “hero”.
Explore the historic places that tell the story of the Philippine Revolution on this educational tour to Cavite. Check the availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.