Explore the top tourist spots of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte with this private day tour. Visit historical sites, century-old churches, museums, and sand dunes at the Philippines' sunniest region.
Laoag is the core and capital of Ilocos Norte. The city showcases the perfect fusion of traditional and modern ways of living and the rich mix of Spanish and Ilocano heritage.
Upon getting picked up at the meetup point in Laoag, you will first be taken to the Sta. Monica Church in Sarrat, the largest church in Ilocos Norte province and declared as an Important Cultural Property. The next stop is St. Williams Cathedral, which is known for its Sinking Bell Tower, which sinks at about an inch every year. This bell tower also serves as one of the landmarks of the Spanish colony in the country.
You will also visit Ilocos Norte's Provincial Capitol, the center of political activity in the province, and Aurora Park, just in front of the capitol where you can take photos with the Laoag signage. Next on the itinerary is the Malacanang of the North, a museum and old residence of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.
You will also visit the Paoay Church, one of the top attractions in Ilocos Norte. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site known for its Baroque architecture. The church has withstood natural disasters since the 18th century. The next stop is the Marcos Museum in Batac, where you can see memorabilia of the late President Marcos.
Last but not least is a trip to Ilocos sand dunes. You can ride a 4x4 and enjoy a thrilling ride down the sandy, bumpy trails, and even try sandboarding.
Experience the best of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte with this private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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