Pampanga Food Tour in Coastal Towns & Historical Churches

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Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
8 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Spend a day exploring the coastal towns of Pampanga, known as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, sample their delicious cuisine, and visit the historical churches in the area with this food tour. You’ll even see a demonstration of how one of the most iconic dishes from Pampanga is made. This activity is perfect for those who want to learn more about the history and culture of the province.

You will be picked up from Manila at 6 AM and then proceed to your first destination, Lubao, Pampanga. Your first stop is Lubao Bamboo Hub, an eco-park situated along the riverbanks of Santa Catalina. Here you can enjoy the fresh air and the shade the bamboo trees provide. After touring the park, you’ll try pituklip, a local delicacy made from rice flour, purple yam, and sugar. 

The New Gen Agri Farm is your next stop. The farm is fairly new, and its irrigation system helped food security in the province during the pandemic. You can buy vegetables here and even pick them fresh from the farm yourself!

You will head to Guagua next, a town located along a river. You’ll stop at Betis Church, also known as Parokya ng Santiago Apostol. The Baroque church has been declared a National Cultural Treasure and features woodwork that the district of Betis is known for.

Afterward, you’ll have lunch at a local restaurant. Make sure to leave room in your stomach, though, as your next stop is Apag Marangle, where you can buy Kapampangan delicacies and sample the province’s famous empanada.

Bacolor is your next destination. You’ll head to the San Guillermo Church. This church was built in 1576 and has survived a Mount Pinatubo eruption that buried half of its structure. Near the church is Granda’s Sweets and Delicacies, where you can sample and purchase delicious snacks, including sylvannas and sans rival. 

Finally, you’ll make your way to Cabalancian in Bacolor to see a cooking demonstration of Pampanga’s tamales. Inspired by the Mexican dish of the same name, Kapampangan tamales are made with rice flour and are usually topped with chicken and hard-boiled eggs. Of course, after the demonstration, you’ll be able to sample the tamales yourself.

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Pampanga with this food tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Private Pampanga Food Tour
Free pick-up and drop off within Manila City only
Tour Itinerary: Lubao Bamboo Hub, Betis Church, and San Guillermo Church
Pituklip and empanada food sampling
Pick and pay vegetables at New Gen Agri Farm
Food sampling and pasalubong shopping at Granda's Sweet Delicacies
Tamales food demo and sampling at Cabalancian
Pampanga food crawl day tour
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Tips and Gratuities


Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
Food and Culinary

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

Children Friendly: Yes! There is no minimum age to join this tour as long as an adult is present at all times.

Pet Friendly: No. They may not be allowed in some establishments and restaurants.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes! There are no extreme physical activities.

Pick-up: Pick-up time is at 7:00 AM Philippine Standard Time for any hotels within Makati City only. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the pick-up time needs to be changed to accommodate changes. Additional fees may apply.

Booking Period: Please book 14 days in advance as some of the ingredients for the food component of this tour may be hard to procure.

Rebooking and Cancellations: The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 2 weeks before your original schedule subject to approval. Tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 2 weeks prior to original tour date.

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