Pampanga Kapampangan Food Culinary Private Day Tour with Meals & Transfers from the City

Pampanga Kapampangan Food Culinary Private Day Tour with Meals & Transfers from the City
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Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
9,5 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Indulge in delicious Kapampangan food with this private culinary tour in the province of Pampanga. If you want to try some of the province’s most loved iconic dishes, this day tour is perfect for you as it will bring you to several famous eateries where you can try local delicacies. It also comes with free pick-up and drop-off from and to the city of Manila.

Your guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Manila or at a designated meeting point in the morning. After you are picked up, you’ll head to Mexico, Pampanga. Your first stop will be Kusinang Matua ng Atching Lillian Borromeo. Lillian Borromeo is known for her Kapampangan recipes made the traditional way. During your visit, you will enjoy a Kapampangan breakfast and see a demonstration of how San Nicholas cookies are made using wooden molds that are at least a century old.

Your next stop is Kabigting’s Halo-Halo in the municipality of Arayat. Here, you’ll sample the famous halo-halo of this store which started in a garage with just a few tables. What makes their halo-halo unique is the inclusion of homemade pastillas.

Before lunch, you’ll visit Bale Batu, a house-turned-tourist attraction that looks like it came from Cambodia. Take some photos before heading to Gintung Pakpak Eco Park for lunch. You’ll enjoy a freshly cooked meal while enjoying the views at the Eco Park.

Your next stop is the Pampanga State Agricultural University, where one of the Philippines’ sweetest tamarind, the Aglibut Sweet Tamarind, was developed. The trees can be found all over the campus, and visitors may also buy seedlings. 

Next, you’ll head to Old Town Ensaimada, where you can sample these buttery treats and buy some to take home with you. The facility can produce up to 1,000 ensaymadas a day, and if there is still time, you can tour it. 

Your last stop is Lola Nor’s Meryendahan, where you’ll enjoy dinner and a food demo. Once you’ve had your fill, your driver will bring you back to Manila.

Feast on yummy food from Pampanga province when you go on this food tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Pampanga culinary day tour
Visit Kusinang Matua ng Atching Lilian, Bale Batu, Gintung Pakpak Eco Park, and Pampanga State Agricultural University
Food demo of San Nicholas cookies, Kapampangan breakfast, old town Ensaymada, and merienda Cena
Kabigting's Halo-Halo sampling
Lunch at Toll House Restaurant
Dinner and food demo at Lola Nor's Meryendahan
Free pick-up and drop off within Manila City


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 Manila 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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