See the best of Vigan and Ilocos Norte in this family-friendly escapade around the region’s most iconic landmarks. If you’re looking to discovering the highlights of Ilocos, specifically the stunning views of its rural towns, in just a day, then this jam-packed package is just what you need.
The driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Laoag and take you the Malacanang of the North, a former Presidental family house turned into a museum with displays about the former President Ferdinand Marcos’ reign in the Philippines. The two-story mansion overlooks the beautiful Paoay Lake, which you will be visiting next. Most locals enjoy strolling along the shores of the lake and admiring its serene atmosphere.
From there, you will marvel at Paoay Church’s baroque-inspired facade next. This religious relic has survived earthquakes over its centuries-long existence. This UNESCO-listed attraction is one of the province’s most popular and most photographed site. You will also be dropping by at the Marcos Museum to learn about the life of the former Philippine president.
Another must-see museum on the list if the Juan and Antonio Luna Museum, which is dedicated to the two titular historical figures. Appreciate the well-preserved artifacts found inside, especially the galleries depicting the brothers’ life. You will then be making your way to St. Paul’s Cathedral next, a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site declaration for the Historic Town of Vigan in 1999.
From there, you will be taken to the Bantay Church to see its Neo-Gothic and pseudo-Romanesque beauty and historical belfry before heading off to make earthen jars at the Parburnayan Pottery Making. Other points of interest you will be stopping by are the Burgos Museum, National Museum, Crisologo Museum, and Baluarte Zoo. You will then be taken to explore the narrow, cobblestone streets of Calle Crisologo. Buy souvenirs from one of the quaint shops here or ride the kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) to complete the experience.
See what makes Ilocos Norte a prime tourist destination with this day tour of Vigan City and its nearby landmarks. Check availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.