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Pagudpud & Laoag Ilocos Sightseeing | With Hotel Pickup & Dropoff

Pagudpud & Laoag Ilocos Sightseeing | With Hotel Pickup & Dropoff

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Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Duration:
10 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
All year

Get the best of both worlds when you join this combo day tour of Ilocos Norte’s famous destinations. Taking you to see the historic city of Laoag and the beautiful countryside of Pagudpud, this excursion is just what you need if you want to get a deeper insight into the region’s rich history and enjoy its bucolic landscape at the same time.

After being picked up from your hotel in Laoag, you will immediately begin your city tour, starting with the Laoag Cathedral, also known as St. William’s Cathedral. Say a prayer or light a candle here before you head to the Sinking Bell Tower, located not far from the church. This relic dates back to the Spanish colonization period. Built in the 16th century, the tower survived centuries of earthquakes and other natural disasters over time. Despite withstanding the test of time, it sinks deeper into the ground an inch every year.

From there, you will be taken to the Museo Ilocos Norte. The small museum is housed in a former tobacco warehouse and features traditional items from the local ethnographic groups of the region, including the Ilocano, Igorot, and Itneg. Here, you will see some household utensils, traditional clothing, and ceremonial objects. There is also a replica of a 19th-century ancestral house displayed inside. 

You will also be dropping by Aurora Park, which is within walking distance from the museum. The park used to be known as Plaza de Alfonso XII after the King of Spain. One of its prominent features is the multi-tiered obelisk, called Tobacco Monopoly Monument, which had been erected in plaza back in 1881. It is dedicated to King Alfonso XII for the lifting of the tobacco monopoly in the country. 

From there, you will be heading north to the northwesternmost tip of the island of Luzon, Cape Bojeador. The place is home to the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, one of the cultural heritage structures in Ilocos Norte. The lighthouse has been guiding passing ships since its opening in March 1892. You will then make your way to the Bangui Windmills, an excellent energy source in the region before heading back home.  

Explore the beauty of Ilocos Norte’s countryside and its rich culture and heritage with this day tour of Laoag and Pagudpud. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Air-Conditioned Vehicle
English - Speaking Guide
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Entrance Fee to Malacañang of the North
Entrance Fee to Marcos Museum
Entrance Fee to Museo Ilocos Norte

Activities

Sightseeing and Walking

Attractions

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Tobacco Monopoly Monument
Malacañang of the North
Paoay Church
Paoay Lake National Park
St. William Cathedral
Sinking Bell Tower
Marcos Museum & Mausoleum or Balay Ti Ili
Museo Ilocos Norte
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Ilocos
Aurora Park

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Pagudpud & Laoag Ilocos Sightseeing | With Hotel Pickup & Dropoff - day 1

Ilocos Norte Nature and Culture Highlights | The Best of the North Full Day Package

0800H Depart Laoag Hotel

0830H LAOAG CITY TOUR

-St WIliams Cathedral

-Sinking Bell Tower

-Ilocos Norte Capitol

-Tobacco Monopoly

-Aurora Park

-Marcos Hall of Justice

1000H SARRAT HERITAGE

-Marcos Birth Place

-Sarrat Guest House

-Sarrat Presidencia Convent Ruins

-Santa Monica Church

1200H Lunch at La Preciosa Café (On Pax Account)

1330H BATAC-Marcos Museum

-Batac River Side (Empanadaan)

1500H PAOAY

-Paoay Church

-Paoay Lake

-Malacanang of the North

1700HLAPAZ sand dunes Optional 4x4 w/ sand boarding (On pax account)

1800H Back to Hotel

What to bring

Camera
Water
Extra Towel
Personal Medicine
Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)

Good to know

- Please take note that 4x4 Sand Dunes Activity is not included.

- All our guides speak English.

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

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