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Discover the rich past of the Philippines through these historical and heritage tours. From visiting ancestral houses in Iloilo to getting that authentic heritage experience in Banaue, you’ll surely find a unique tour here for your adventure around the Philippines.

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Discover the rich past of the Philippines through these historical and heritage tours. From visiting ancestral houses in Iloilo to getting that authentic heritage experience in Banaue, you’ll surely find a unique tour here for your adventure around the Philippines.
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Sabtang Island Batanes Private Day Tour | With Set Lunch

Set sail to one of the charming islands of Batanes and experience the Ivatan culture with this full-day trip to Sabtang Island. Perfect for those who want to see what lies beyond Batan Island, this tour will surely give you more reasons to keep coming back to Batanes. The tour driver will pick you up from your hotel, after which you will be brought to the pier to board a “faluwa,” a native Ivatan boat that will bring you to Sabtang Island. Upon arriving at the island, you will be transferred to a tour vehicle and immediately proceed to San Vicente Ferrer Church. The church was built by Dominicans back in 1785. From there, you will stop by several Savidug Vernacular Houses and the Savidug Ruins on the way to St. Thomas de Aquinas Chapel.  You will also be visiting the Traditional Lime Kiln and Savidug Idjang, where a stunning view of the greeneries and history of the place will welcome you. Tinan Viewpoint is another must-see in Sabtang as it boasts of lush rolling hills overlooking the fierce Batanes seascape. What makes these hills different from the ones in Batan Island is that locals actually built native houses on these hills, and you will meet them on the Chavayan community tour. After meeting the locals, you will make your way to the UNESCO Nominated Site for some photo-ops before heading to Homoron and Morong Beach. The famous Nakabuang Arch is located on Morong Beach and considered to be an iconic landmark in Sabtang Island. After getting your fill of the beach, you will proceed to the Chavayan Traditional Ivatan Village, where you can witness how the natives weave their Ivatan headgear in the Sabtang Weavers Association. On the way back, you will pass by the Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel before making your way back to the pier to take your boat back to Batan Island.  Get introduced to the highlights of Sabtang Island with this private full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City & Mactan Tour with Highlands | With Buffet Lunch & Transfers

If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday destination, welcome to Cebu! Explore the Queen City of the South and marvel at the city’s historic streets, world-renowned craftsmanship, and magnificent skyline views with this Cebu City and Mactan with Highlands guided tour! You will be picked up at the Ayala Center Turista Desk, at the New Wing of Ayala Center Cebu. The first part of the tour takes you around the different religious and historic landmarks in the city. Visit the Mactan Shrine and Lapu-Lapu Monument, built to commemorate the historic battle between the island chieftain Lapu-Lapu and Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. From there you will head to the Alegre Guitar Factory, one of the finest makers of guitars in the island. Next is the Magellan’s Cross, believed to be the one planted to mark Christianity’s birth in Cebu. Just a few steps away is the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. You will then head on to visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument, the Yap - San Diego Ancestral House, and the Taoist Temple. A running tour takes you around the vibrant local scenery: Colon Street, Fuente Osmeña Circle, and Capitol Site.  From busy city streets, the tour takes you on a whole new level with a trip to the mountaintops. The first stop is Sirao Garden, featuring flower gardens and mini-windmills. The tour rounds up with a resto-hopping activity that lets you taste delectable food with winning views. Tops of Cebu, awarded as the Best Outdoor Dining Experience in the city, is first on the list. From there, sample French cuisine at the La Vie in the Sky restaurant. End the gastronomic adventure at Balay sa Busay, serving modern Filipino cuisine. Explore both the historic grounds and magnificent mountaintops of Cebu with this full-day guided tour and discover why this place is the dream vacation place! Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
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Siquijor Island Full-Day Tour from Dumaguete City | With Lunch

Embark on a magical adventure to the mystic island province of Siquijor in Central Visayas. Taking you from the nearby Dumaguete City to the numerous iconic sites of Siquijor, this day tour is the perfect match for anyone looking for breathtaking sceneries and enchanting sites. Expect the tour vehicle to pick you up within Dumaguete City and drive you to the port, where you will be transferred to either a fastcraft ferry or a Roro. You will then sail across the seas to the neighboring island of Siquijor. Once you get off the ship, you will immediately make your way to St. Francis of Assisi Church, located just outside of Siquijor Port. Established in February 1783, this building served as a safe spot for pirates and has been recognized as the "Siquijor Shrine." After offering a short prayer at the church, you will be taken to San Juan Macapilay Church in the town of San Juan. It dates back to 1863 and sits atop a hill overlooking the popular Capilay Spring Park. From there, you will make your way to the centuries-old balete tree, which locals say is magical and is considered to be the oldest and biggest in Siquijor. Feel free to dip your feet at the tree's foot in the natural spring while enjoying the serene surroundings. You will also be visiting the Lazi Church and Convent, formally known as St. Isidore the Laborer Church and Convent. It was founded in 1884 and completed in 1891. It has also been listed as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. From there, you will pass by several stunning beaches before making your way to the port and back to Dumaguete.  Know the mysteries and extraordinary sites in Siquijor Island with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Countryside Day Tour with Loboc Cruise Lunch & Transfer from Cebu

Explore the countryside of Bohol and see its beautiful scenery with this affordable and hassle-free tour from Cebu. This trip will take you to Bohol’s top attractions where you will see its majestic views and learn about its history and culture. The tour begins after you are picked up from your accommodation in Cebu. Then, you will be riding a ferry to Bohol, where your adventure begins. Upon arrival, you will be boarding your service that will take you around Bohol’s attractions. First stop is the Blood Compact Shrine, a monument depicting the first treaty of friendship between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain and Rajah Sikatuna, the chieftain of Bohol. The statue features five life-sized men, gathered around a table. The monument was made by National Artist, Napoleon Abueva. From there, you will be heading to Baclayon Church and Museum. Known as one of the oldest churches in the country, this Baroque-style church was declared as a National Cultural Treasure. You will be going to the Python Sanctuary after, where you will encounter the biggest Python in imprisonment. Then, you will be moving to Loboc River, where you will be boarding their famous Loboc Floating restaurant. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch as you cruise along the picturesque view of Loboc River. Feel free to take photos of the beautiful greenery and jade colored water while listening to songs played by a live band. You will also be passing by Busay Falls before turning back to continue with your tour. Afterwards, you will be going to the Tarsier Conservation Area where you will see the smallest primates. Then, you will be driving to the Bilar man-made forest. This scenic, two-kilometer road features a trail of mahogany trees that guests adore. Just be careful when taking photos on the Road! Next, you will be going to the Hanging Bridge in Sevilla, Bohol. This bamboo bridge across Sipatan River is a fun attraction that will surely excite you while crossing. A while later, you will be visiting the highlight of Bohol, the Chocolate Hills. These cone-shaped hills resemble chocolate mounds especially during summer when it turns brown. To cap off your tour is a visit to the Butterfly sanctuary where you will see hundreds of butterflies, both in enclosed and open spaces. Take fun and lovely photographs before going back to your accommodation. Experience the beauty of Bohol with this whole day countryside tour. Check the availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City Highlights with Simala Shrine Guided Day Tour

Come along this whole day guided tour of Cebu City’s top attractions and discover its rich history and cultural heritage. Covering the important sites of Cebu City with Simala Shrine, this trip is perfect for those who are into history and sight-seeing. The trip begins after your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Cebu City or Mactan Island. Make sure not to forget to bring your camera because you will witness picturesque views all throughout the trip. Your first stop is the Simala Shrine, a miraculous castle-like church in Cebu. Nestled in the uphill area of Lingdon Village in Sibonga, this scenic church is adored by both visitors and devotees because of its unique architecture. It is also known as the home of the miraculous Virgin Mary of Simala. After exploring and saying your prayers, you will be driven to Magellan’s Cross, a historic site in Cebu City. The large wooden cross symbolizes the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese explorers led by Ferdinand Magellan. Next site is the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. From there, you will be going to the Heritage of Cebu Monument, a tableau of sculptures made from concrete and steel that showcases different scenes from Cebu’s History. Next stop is the Yap-San Diego House, an ancestral home turned into a museum built in the 1600s. It was said to be the first Chinese house to be built outside of China. Afterwards, you will be heading to Museo Sugbo, Cebu City’s Provincial Museum located in the former Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. This museum comprises of several galleries and houses a large collection of memorabilia from WWII. Your next stop is the Taoist Temple. Built in 1972 by the Chinese community of Cebu, the temple welcomes guests and worshippers alike. Situated on top of a hill, visitors can enjoy the scenic view of Downtown Cebu from the balcony of the temple. Explore the top attractions of Cebu City and learn about its history and culture with this whole day guided tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City Top Tourist Spots Private Guided Day Tour with Lunch

See the beauty and charm of the Queen City of the South with this private guided tour of Cebu’s top tourist spots. If you want to explore the city and discover its cultural heritage but has limited time to do so, then this half day tour of the city is perfect for you. Your trip begins after your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Cebu or Mactan island. Then, your guide will explain the itinerary for the day. Once all set, you will be heading to Magellan’s Cross, an important historical site in Cebu for it represents the arrival of the Spanish and Portuguese explorers in the country, led by Ferdinand Magellan. It is also the symbol of the Philippines’ conversion to Christianity. Next stop is the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, founded in 1565. This church also houses the statue of the Christ Child (Sto. Niño), one of the oldest relics in Cebu. Then, you will be moving to the Heritage of Cebu Monument where you will see carvings and statues of iconic Cebuanos. Not far from this monument is the Yap-SanDiego Ancestral house, the one of the first Chinese homes found outside of China. This historic residence dates back to the Spanish-Colonial era of 1600s. Afterwards, you will be driven to the Taoist Temple of Cebu, a picturesque house of worship located in Beverly Hills, Subdivision. Built in 1972 for Chinese-Filipino residents to practice their faith, this temple is open to guests and worshippers alike. Head over to the balcony to get a panoramic view of Cebu. You will also experience a running tour of some of Cebu’s oldest streets such as the Osmeña Circle, Colon Street and the Capitol Site. Hop on this guided private tour and experience Cebu city like no other. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Puerto Galera Tour | Half-Day Inland Adventure on Tricycle

Bring home great memories from an all-inclusive tour of Puerto Galera in just half a day. This package will take you to the province’s iconic sites, all while enjoying the road trip aboard a tricycle. This trip is for anyone who would like to see the beauty of the town and experience the local way of traveling.  The tricycle will pick you up from your accommodation in White Beach and take you on a road trip down to Tamaraw Falls. The site features an astounding twin waterfall that faces the mountainside. Feel free to indulge yourself in the green surrounding and serenity. If you’re up for a swim, you can opt to pay for the entrance for an additional fee. Your next stop will be Mangyan Village, where you will see the locals’ simple way of life. The houses built here are made of light materials of wood, nipa, and cogon. There are also a variety of the villagers’ handicrafts, made of the same material, displayed in the village. Afterward, you will head straight to the Mangrove conservation to appreciate the green trees protecting the shore. Right next to the mangrove is an Eco-Tourism Park, where you can enjoy the fresh sea breeze and the lush green surroundings. From the park, you will be driven to the History Cannon that was used to protect the area from Muslim pirates. You will also drive by the Replica of Spanish Galleon. This mini-replica is of the Spaniard’s ship called ‘San Miguel.’ After a short history lesson, you will make your way to an overlooking deck where the panoramic view of the Isla Verde of Batangas and the whole Puerto Galera awaits you. You will then drop by Muelle Bay, where you can laze on the sand before stopping by another overlooking deck in the area. Your last two stops will be at the White Beach and Aplayang Munti. Add some excitement to your visit to Puerto Galera this unique guided journey around Puerto Galera and see the town’s famous destinations. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Bacolod City Top Tourist Attractions I Shared Day Tour with Lunch

Discover the popular attractions in Bacolod City on this shared guided day tour. You will enjoy the convenience of a private air-conditioned van as you explore Bacolod landmarks such as the San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod Plaza, Pope John Paul II Tower, Laguerta Vintage Glass Museum, Manokan Country, and The Ruins. This city tour is perfect for travelers who want to witness the rich cultural heritage of Bacolod.  Your tour will start once you are picked up from your accommodation in Bacolod City. Your local guide will brief you on your itinerary as you make you begin your tour.  Your first stop will be San Sebastian Cathedral. This late 19th-century church was once a plain wooden parish church, but it was later restored and built with coral rocks and hardwood. Today, San Sebastian boasts an elegant minimalist exterior. It is also now the seat of Bacolod's Roman Catholic Diocese.  Your next stop is just across San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod Plaza or the Plaza del Seis de Noviembre. Once the seat of the Spanish Colonial Government of Negros, Bacolod Plaza is now a public park used as a place for religious, leisure and cultural celebrations. In fact, the famous Masskara Festival is held here every October. Located in the heart of the Plaza is the bandstand. Also known as the Bacolod Plaza Pavilion, the bandstand was constructed in 1927. If you look closely, you will see the names of world-renowned composers like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven circling the roof of the pavilion. From the bandstand, you will now head to the lagoon which faces the Provincial Capitol. Take photos of the site before proceeding to Manokan Country. For lunch, your guide will lead you to Manokan Country where you'll be feasting on Bacolod’s famous Chicken Inasal or chargrilled chicken. After your tasty complimentary meal, your tour will presume. You will now head to the Tower of Pope John Paul II, a seven-story building dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II. For a small fee, you can choose to visit the Gallery of Masks to check out their huge collection of hand-crafted masks and clothing.  Afterward, it is time to visit the Laguerta Vintage Glasses Museum which is home to a host of various old lenses. Your next stop will be The Ruins. Constructed in 1920, The Ruins was once a mansion build in honor of Maria Braganza, the wife of the wealthy sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma. Despite being burned down during World War 2, the Italian-inspired architechture of the mansion remains evident. You will now cap off your city tour at  Bongbong's or Merci, two of Bacolod's most popular souvenir stores. Use this chance to buy souvenirs and bring home a taste of Bacolod. Experience Bacolod's best attractions by joining this fun, hassle-free city tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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North Batan Top Batanes Tourist Spots I Shared Tour With Sunset Viewing

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Batanes with this afternoon tour to the popular attractions of North Batan. Visit the famous landmarks of the region, from churches to panoramic landscapes, on this exciting road trip around the island. You will be escorted by a knowledgeable tour guide who will ensure that you have a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience. Your tour will begin once you are picked up at your accommodation. Your guide will brief you on your day’s itinerary as you make your way to the first stop. You will first visit  Mt. Carmel Chapel, also known as Tukon Chapel. It is owned by the Abad Clan who is the most prominent family in Batanes. The architecture of the church was inspired by the traditional Ivatan Stone Houses.  Afterward, you will check out the Tukon Radar Station and Fundacion Pacita Hotel, which is also owned by the Abad Family. You now proceed to Idjang Viewing Point where you will be able to see the famous rolling hills of Batanes. The next stop is the Japanese Tunnel which was used as a shelter by Japanese soldiers during World War 2. You will then head to Valugan Boulder Beach. This pristine beach boasts boulders along its shores, making it a great photo opportunity.  Next up, you will now explore Basco Town Proper. Your tour guide will take you around the town’s landmark such as the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, and Sto. Domingo Cathedral - the first church ever built in Basco. You will also visit Basco Plaza, which has a bronze statue dedicated to the National Hero of the Philippines - Jose Rizal.  Once you're done exploring the town, prepare to be amazed by the lush greenery of Vayang Rolling Hills. Dotted with cattle, this stunning landscape is reminiscent of the rolling hills of New Zealand. Don’t forget to take photos to immortalize the moment while you’re there. The last stop of your tour is Naidi Hills, which is home to the Basco Lighthouse. This is one of the best places to view the sunset on the island. Cap off your memorable tour with a magnificent view of Batanes’ sunset. Explore the landmarks and scenery North Batan has to offer by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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South Batan Batanes Private Full-Day Tour | With Set Lunch

Discover why Batanes tops the bucket list of many Filipinos with this full-day private trip around South Batan’s iconic landmarks. From rolling panoramas to historical architecture, this guided tour appeals to visitors of all ages who wish to see the best of Batan Island in a single day.  After picking you up from your hotel, your adventure will start with a visit to the Chawa View Deck to see the West Philippine Sea up close. The site has a roadside stairwell leading to the shores. From there, enjoy the scenic drive towards Mahatao town, where you will visit famous landmarks such as the Mahatao Old Church. You will also stop by the Spanish Lighthouse and Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse for some photo ops. After posing in front of the lighthouses, you will make your way to the cinematic pastures of Racuh a Payaman, more commonly known as Marlboro Country. The sweeping hills are nothing short of spectacular especially with the view of the seascape as a backdrop. The drive continues on to the Alapad and LORAN Station Ruins, after which you will visit the Itbud Community and the town of Uyugan, which is home to the eerie Song Song Ruins. The ruins are the remains of an old barangay which was abandoned after a tsunami hit Batan Island during the 1950s. Nearby, you will also see the vernacular houses of the indigenous people residing in the area. You will be driven back to Ivana to visit the Honesty Coffee Shop, a unique shop with no shopkeepers. Customers are expected to honestly pay for the things they bought by leaving it in a money box. After purchasing some souvenirs at the shop, you will continue to the San Jose Church and the House of Dakay, known as the oldest stone house in Batanes Island built in 1887. Your last stop on the way back to the hotel is the Old Spanish Bridge, which is made of lime mortar.  Experience the beauty of South Batan with this by joining us on this shared day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Sabtang Island Batanes Top Attractions I Shared Guided Tour

Discover the beauty of Ivatan culture and explore the natural attractions of Batanes by joining this shared tour to Sabtang Island! This tour will give you the chance to immerse yourself in the Ivatan culture and marvel at the Sabtang’s raw beauty. The right mix of sightseeing and immersion makes this tour package perfect for different kinds of travelers. Your tour will begin once you are picked up from your accommodation. You will board a native boat and travel through the Pacific Ocean towards Sabtang Island. You will then transfer to an open-air jeepney that will take you around the island. The first stop is San Vicente Ferrer Church, which is a National Historical Landmark. Afterward, you will see rows upon rows of traditional Ivatan houses at Savidug Village. The village is also home to the St. Thomas de Aquinas Chapel and the Savidug Idjang viewpoint. Nearby is the Tinan Viewpoint where you can catch a glimpse of the island’s breathtaking seascape. You will then meet more of the locals during the Chavayan Community Tour.  A visit to Sabtang won’t be complete without a seaside lunch at Morong Beach. The beach overlooks the Nakabuang Arch, which is one of the famous rock formations of Sabtang Island. Once you’ve had your fill, the next stop will be the Chavayan Traditional Ivatan Village. Here you will get a chance to wear and take photos of the traditional Ivatan headgear which is hand-made by the Sabtang Weavers Association.   Finally, you will get to pay your respects at Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel which is the only remaining church in Batanes roofed with cogon grass. Your tour will end with a boat ride back to Batan Island where you can enjoy the sunset.  Your driver will bring you back to your accommodation upon arrival in Batan. Complete your Batanes itinerary with this full-day tour of Sabtang Island. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Countryside Tour with Panglao Highlights Private Day Tour

Let the beautiful spots of Bohol amaze you on this combo tour of the province’s countryside and Panglao Island. If you love sightseeing and enjoy learning interesting tidbits about a place, this tour is perfect for you. The trip will begin once your guide picks you up from your accommodation within Panglao area and take you to your first destination, the Tarsier Sanctuary. Learn more about the world’s smallest primitives and enjoy a close encounter with them before heading to your next stop, Bilar’s Man-Made Forest. The forest is just about 25 kilometers from the sanctuary. It stretches out for two kilometers right along the border of the towns of Bilar and Loboc. Get ready for creative photos as you make your way around the hundreds of Mahogany trees lining up the area. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing lunch as you sail through Loboc River aboard one of their floating restaurants. You will be served a hearty buffet meal while the locals perform a short cultural show for your entertainment.  After your sumptuous lunch, you will get back on the road to visit Bohol’s iconic landmark, the Chocolate Hills. Walk up the viewpoint to get an amazing panoramic view of the 1776 hills that are known to change their color during the summer season. Take plenty of photos before you continue to Baclayon Church, located some 47 kilometers away.  The church’s beautiful ceiling paintings and its in-house museum of various religious statues are definite must-sees when visiting. Following your stopover to Baclayon Church, you will pass by the Blood Compact site, also known as Sandugo Shrine. The site tells the story of Bohol’s history and the province’s early relationship with the Spaniards. You will then head next to Hinagdanan Cave to see one of the cave pools found in Bohol for some quick photos. From there, you will be taken to Dauis Church – one of the oldest churches in the country. The current structure has been around since 1863, but the first-ever church in Dauis was built back in 1697.  Capping off your day tour will be a visit to Bohol Bee Farm, where you can learn more about the bee farm management and be able to see beehives and bees up close. Afterward, you will head back to your hotel in Panglao.  Explore the beautiful and educational sites found in Bohol in this hassle-free day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Sorsogon's Top Cultural Attractions | Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Visit the Gateway to Southern Philippines on this whole-day private tour around Sorsogon City. Sign up for this sightseeing trip to explore the historical landmarks of Sorsogon and experience the city’s rich cultural heritage. You will also enjoy the convenience of a private round-trip transfer throughout this full-day tour. Situated at the southernmost tip in the island of Luzon, Sorsogon is a coastal city. As such, you will be treated to breathtaking seaside views at every corner. On this 4-6 hour tour, you will be visiting the major sites that shaped the city’s unique identity. You will also get to witness a rousing theatrical performance that exemplifies the town’s deep cultural heritage.  You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to the Sorsogon Provincial Capitol Complex. The capital complex is the perfect place to begin the tour and get a feel of the local vibe. It was built during the early American colonial period and sits in the heart of the city. With its wide-open spaces, sprawling tree-lined streets and Roman Gothic architecture, the complex is a popular place for a relaxing stroll.  You can shop for souvenir items at the nearby Kasanggayahan Village. Here you will find shops that sell handcrafted items and local delicacies, such as the scrumptious pili nuts that the province is known for.  You will also get the opportunity to witness a theatrical performance by the city’s Community-Based Theater Group. The show highlights the local’s proficiency in the performing arts as well as the city’s rich cultural heritage. Up next, you will be exploring the famous spots that offer panoramic views of the city’s beautiful coastlines. First is the Rompeolas, a former pier that has been transformed into a baywalk. Savor the fresh ocean breeze with a view of the sea and Mt. Bulusan across the bay. You will then make your way to Pepita Park. The park boasts a rest area that resembles a giant crab, as well as a playground with a view of the ocean.  You will now proceed to Gabao, Bacon where you can check out the region’s handcrafted cutlery. Be impressed by the craftsmanship and support local artisans by buying one as a souvenir. Cap off your memorable Sorsogon trip with a sunset view at the Seaview Park in Bacon. Join this tour and experience the natural beauty and cultural attractions of Sorsogon City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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South Batan Top Tourist Attractions I Batanes Tour with Lunch

Witness the beauty of the New Zealand of the Philippines with your friends and family by joining this whole-day South Batan Tour. Aside from seeing the iconic rolling green hill of Batanes, you will also learn about the indigenous tribes of the region and immerse in their culture. This private package is perfect for travelers who want to explore South Batan and experience the unique charm of Batanes. The first stop is the Chawa View Deck which overlooks the blue waters of the West Philippine Sea. You will then head to Mahatao Town where you will visit the Mahatao Old Church and Mahatao Tayid Light House among others. Your next stop is the most popular scenic spot of Batanes, Marlboro Country which is also known as Racuh a Payaman. The combination of the seascape and landscape dotted by cattle is definitely a sight to behold.  You will get the chance to immerse yourself in South Batan’s history and culture as you continue your tour.  The next spot is the Alapad and Loran Station Ruins which was used by the US Navy during the American era. Driving further, you will visit the Itbud Community and the town of Uyugan, where you will see the Song Song ruins. As you make your way around the site, you will be amazed by the skill of the locals which are displayed through their houses.  Another unique South Batan attraction that you will visit is the honesty coffee shop, located in Ivana. This unmanned shop allows customers to get whatever they need and simply drop their payment at designated boxes. You will then proceed to the San Jose Church, and then to the  House of Dakay. Constructed in 1887, the House of Dakay is the oldest stone house in Batanes. Finally, you will drive by the Spanish Bridge which serves as a reminder of the Spanish Era. Invite your friends and book this tour to explore Batanes’s South Batan attractions. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Vigan City Full-Day Tour | With Transfers from Laoag

Be taken back to the Spanish colonial era with a full-day city tour around Vigan. Beyond its aesthetically pleasing streets and age-old houses, Vigan’s well-preserved beauty has earned its spot in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. If you’re a history enthusiast and love sightseeing, then this city tour is definitely a must-book.  From Loaog City, you will travel to Vigan and make your way to the Juan Luna Shrine, which also serves as a museum. Inside, you will be introduced to the life and works of the famous Philippine artist. Around 3.5 kilometers from the museum is the Badoc Church, where you can see the image La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc. The church dates back to 1714 and is one of the eleven Filipino-Hispanic Baroque Churches found in Ilocos Norte. You will then be taken to Sinait Miraculous Church for photos and a little prayer before heading your way to Bantay Church and Tower. Since its convenient location atop a hill, the tower serves as an excellent viewing deck and rewards visitors with a panoramic vista of the townscape below. You will also drop by Syquia Mansion. It’s the ancestral home of the late President Elpidio Quirino and his wife (the house belonged to the wife’s family). The mansion features antique furniture, high ceilings, period furnishings and art, and paintings of Quirino and his family members. Included in the itinerary is the Baluarte Chavit Singson, also called Baluarte Zoo, a zoological park in Vigan that is owned by politician Chavit Singson. The baluarte showcases many live animals, such as tigers, lions, kangaroos, and camels, to name a few. There’s also a gallery that highlights Singson’s collection from his trip to Safari. From there, you will also visit a pottery shop and learn the basics of pottery before exploring the nearby National Museum of the Philippines’ Ilocos Museum Regional Complex. You will cap your trip with a visit to the Crisologo Museum, where you can view memorabilia and furniture of the late former politician, Floro S. Crisologo.   Spend your day getting to know Vigan City’s iconic landmarks with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City Landmarks & Highlands Guided Tour with Transfers

Get ready to fall in love with Cebu, a recently-awarded UNESCO Creative City, with this guided tour! This is perfect for those who want to get a little bit of everything this city has to offer — from city treasures, gastronomic adventures, and magnificent views! You will be picked up at the Ayala Center Turista Desk, at the New Wing Entrance of Ayala Center Cebu. The first part of this tour takes you around the city, with the Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Sto. Niño as the first stops. These religious landmarks paint a picture of the city’s rich history, back to the time when Christianity was introduced to the island by Portuguese explorers. The latter is regarded as the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. From here, you will visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument where you can see sculptures depicting events such as the pre-colonial times of Rajah Humabon to the beatification of Pedro Calungsod, a popular Cebuano martyr. The journey continues to more historic sites, a mix of old charm and new wonders. You will next visit the well-preserved Yap - San Diego Ancestral House, known to be one of the country’s oldest houses. You will then proceed to the famous Taoist Temple, where you end up at a viewing deck with magnificent views overlooking the city. The last leg of the city tour takes you around the vibrant local scenery: from the busy streets of Colon, the Fuente Osmeña Circle, and Capitol Site. It is in these sites where you get to see how Cebuanos go on with their everyday life.  From bustling city streets, the tour takes you on a whole new level of adventure with the second part, the Highlands Tour. You will visit spectacular landmarks and restaurants atop mountains for sweeping views of the city. The first stop is the Sirao Garden, now popularly known as “Mini Holland” because of its fresh, colorful blooms and windmill replicas.  From one mountaintop landmark to another, the tour proceeds to the Tops Lookout. This has definitely become one of Cebu’s most Instagrammable spots, with its fortress-like structure and circular stone architecture towering over the city skyline. Beside it is the Tops of Cebu, the first stop on a resto-hopping itinerary that rounds up this tour. It has been awarded as the Best Outdoor Dining Experience in the city, given you enjoy mouth-watering Filipino dishes as you overlook the Cebu skyline. From Tops of Cebu, you will get to sample French cuisine at the La Vie in the Sky restaurant, a charming establishment where you can enjoy good food and wine. The food tour ends at Balay sa Busay, serving modern Filipino cuisine with yet again, fantastic views of the city. Marvel at the magnificent views and cultural treasures of Cebu with this full-day guided tour and discover why this place has been named the Queen City of the South! Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga City Heritage Walking Half-Day Tour | With Freebie

Get introduced to some of Zamboanga City’s most iconic historical sites and landmarks with this half-day walking tour. If you are looking for something to add to your day tour and avoids the hassle of long road trips, then this package deal is the perfect must-book.  After being picked up from your hotel within the city, you will proceed directly to your first stopover, the Zamboanga City Hall. The city hall has been listed as a National Historical Site due to its Filipino-colonial architectural design. You’ll be given enough time to take photos of the building and explore its grounds.  Head next for a quick stop at the Plaza Pershing, a small plaza dedicated to Gen. Pershing from the Philippine-American War. A few walks from Plaza Pershing and the City Hall is the city’s own Rizal Park. Similar to the Luneta Park in Manila, this plaza is dedicated to the country’s hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. You will find Rizal’s monument within the property, as well.  Following the two small parks is a visit to Pettit Barracks, located some 650 meters away from Rizal Park. The place was used as the US 43rd Infantry Regiment like Camp John Hay. Discover the life of the Americans who settled in Zamboanga during the Philippine-American War as you listen to the stories of your guide.  From there, you will be walking to Fort Pilar Shrine and Museum that dates back to the Spanish colonial era. It has been transformed into the city’s museum and houses different artifacts and artistic creations like a replica of the famed Badjao Houseboat, several paintings, and weaving products. Capping off your walking trip is a stop to Paseo Del Mar, one of Zamboanga’s main plazas. It has been a favorite spot among the locals for recreation, so expect to see a couple of snack stalls lining the perimeter. Enjoy the park’s relaxing ambiance before you return to your hotel. Learn about Zamboanga’s historical foundation and see some of its interesting historical sites. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
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Whole Day Zamboanga City Food & Culture Tour | With Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Immerse yourself to the Zamboanga culture and get one of the best experience when you join this day trip. This tour is perfect for travelers who loves to learn more about the province’s historical background and try out how their local food tastes while visiting some of the historical sites. After being picked-up from your accommodation within the City, you will grab a quick breakfast and try out the province’s Satti, an exotic food in the muslim-centered province as it possesses three strips of meat paired with rice.  From breakfast, you will head to your first three destinations which are the Pasonanca Freedom Park, Tree House and Boy Scout Camp, to get a refreshing morning. Enjoy the nature-centric ambiance due to its surrounding trees and plants. Have a great time hanging around and taking photos to one of the teepees that was built in honor of the fallen boy scouts during a plane crash in the 1960s.  Head next to Yakan Weaving Village and discover how the locals got into the weaving industry. You can also buy some of their products to sustain their community and have your own souvenir from the visit! Then, you will take a break and have a lunch at a local restaurant to try out their Tausug cuisine.  Enjoy the relaxing ambiance at the R.T Lim Boulevard after your hearty lunch, enjoy the picturesque view of the ocean before you proceed to your next destination. Afterward, spend some time buying souvenirs at Canelar Barter Trade for you to take home.  Capping off your trip is the visit to the city’s Heritage Site, to learn more about the province’s history. Pass by the City Hall, famous for its Filipino-colonial architecture followed by a rolling tour at the Plaza Pershing, Rizal Park, Pettit Barracks, Fort Pillar Shrine and Museum and finally, Paseo Del Mar. Afterward, enjoy a sumptuous dinner before your guide drops you off at your hotel. Discover Zamboanga’s popular tourist attractions and get a taste of their popular dishes when you join this hassle-free day trip. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga Guided Historical City Day Tour with Transfers

Spend the day learning about the historic places that shaped Zamboanga City. This tour is perfect for travelers who enjoy sightseeing while learning about the history of the popular tourist spots in the city. You will be picked up by your transfer in your hotel lobby or agreed pick-up location and will make you way to the first destination, Pasonanca Freedom Park. The park is one of popular places to visit due to its surrounding trees providing a relaxing ambiance to its visitors.  Nearby the park resides the Tree House and Boy Scout Camp of Zamboanga City. You’ll see different tree houses and teepees that are usually used by the boy scouts of Zamboanga; the campsite has a fascinating history as they were built in honor of the fallen scouts who died during a 1963 plane crash.  You will be given enough time to enjoy both the park and the campsite to take photos and enjoy sightseeing before you head to Yakan Weaving Village, where you will learn and watch how the locals produce beautiful fabrics by traditional weaving and buy for yourself too!  Next, you will be given enough time to have your lunch before you gather and head to R.T Lim Boulevard, a place perfect for a short break with its fantastic view. After lunch, you will proceed to the Heritage Zone wherein you will visit the places that helped Zamboanga City earned “Asia’s Latin City” nickname. This includes the Capitol, Plaza Pershing, Pettit Barracks, Paseo del Mar, and the famous Fort Pilar Shrine Museum. Most were used during the Spanish, American, and Japanese occupation in the country.  Capping off your tour is a stop at the Canelar Barter Trade, where you can buy different souvenirs that you can take home from the trip before your guide drops you off at your hotel. Discover why Zamboanga City is one of the best places to visit for history buffs. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio City Museum and Art Village Tour with Transfers

Explore Baguio City’s museums and art village with this full-day guided tour. The Summer Capital of the Philippines is home to a considerable number of museums that will surely hook both art and history enthusiasts.  After getting picked up within the city, you will begin the tour with a visit to BenCab Museum. This four-level museum is the home of National Artist Ben Cabrera. Here, you can view his art collection, workshop, exhibits, galleries, and other interesting art pieces. BenCab Museum also houses the Café Sabel. The shop serves fresh and signature food and brews straight from BenCab’s organic farm.  Continue your artsy tour with a visit to Tam-awan Village, also known as the ‘Garden in the Sky.’ Here, you can view reimagined Ifugao houses and get acquainted with Baguio’s indigenous designs and traditional artistry. Built by Chanum Foundation, Inc., the village aims to promote awareness regarding the environment and preserve the cultural heritage of the Cordillera Region. Feel free to also join the creative workshop and learn from the local experts. From the village, you will stopover for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the area. Afterward, you will get the chance to walk through history lane at Emilio Aguinaldo Museum. This interactive museum is home to exhibits where you can relive the national events and get to know the heroes that shaped the country’s history. End the creative tour at the Baguio Museum, where you can immerse yourself with the rich heritage of the city. Built in 1975 with design inspirations from Ifugao architecture, each floor of the Baguio Museum covers various stories and structures to let you know the beginnings of the city.  Treat yourself to a day of art and fuel your imagination at Baguio City. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Bacolod Silay Full-Day Heritage Tour | With Lunch and Transfers

See firsthand the beauty of Bacolod with this Silay heritage tour that will bring you a taste of the city’s rich culture. This tour is ideal for those looking forward to enjoying the history, ancient traditions, and great food of Bacolod in just one go. You will be picked up by your tour guide within Bacolod City. Once all is settled, you will head to your first destination, the Provincial Capitol Building and Lagoon. The capitol building has played a significant role in shaping the history of the province as it was where the Japanese Imperial Army headquartered during World War II.  From the capitol, you will next go to Balay Negrense, an ancestral house that now serves as a museum. It is considered the first-ever museum established in Negros Occidental province. Around 300 meters from Balay Negrense is another ancestral home in the area, the Ramon Hofileña Ancestral House. Although one of the heirs of the house resides here, he still personally tours guests around the old building. The Pro-Cathedral of Silay and the Mini Ruins are both within easy reach from the ancestral houses. Known by locals as San Diego Pro-Cathedral, it is considered the only dome church in the North and the only pro-cathedral in the Philippines. After offering a short prayer in the church, you will stopover for lunch at one of the seafood restaurants in the area. After lunch, you will be taken to Cinco De Noviembre Tag Point. This is where the locals celebrate the day of Negros to mark the revolution of the Negrense in 1898 against Spanish colonial rule. From there, you will drop by Balay ni Tana Dicang, an ancient house made of rocks. Not only is this place known as an old mansion, but its heritage dishes, of which some are still served, are frequently visited.  Around five kilometers away from the old mansion is The Ruins, another family house that has a dark history during the occupation of Japan. Once you finish exploring the area, you will be taken to the shopping center of Bongbong and Merci and the El Ideal Bakery to grab some souvenirs and pastries before going home.  Take a dive into the fascinating Bacolod Silay history and heritage with this one-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Bacolod City Half-Day Guided Tour | With Lunch and Transfers

Get to know the city of Bacolod with this one-day guided tour around its most iconic attractions. From landmarks and old attractions to renowned hotels, this city tour is the perfect option for those who wish to discover the rich culture and heritage of the province. A designated driver will pick you up within Bacolod City. Once settled, the local guide will relay to you the day's exact route, beginning from San Sebastian Cathedral. Once made of plain wood, this parish church was reconstructed in the latter part of the 1800s. It’s built of coral rocks and hardwood, producing a minimalist exterior but an elegant bodywork. It is now the seat of Bacolod's Roman Catholic Diocese. Just across the church is the Bacolod Plaza. Built in 1927, it was once the home of the Spanish Colonial Government but has now been transformed into a public park used for religious, leisure and social operations. The plaza is the traditional venue of the Masskara Festival's street dancing contest. Within the plaza is a pavilion, a miniscule convenience store located in the middle of the premises, which, since the Spanish times, has served as a success point for different operations.  Before continuing to the next half of the tour, you will stop over for lunch at the famous Manokan Country. Here, you'll be feasting on the tasty chicken inasal variant of Bacolod. Afterward, you will continue to the next part of the tour, starting with the Tower of Pope John Paul II, a seven-story building dedicated to the late pope. From the tower, you can choose to stop over at the Gallery of Masks, where you can see a wide range of hand-crafted masks and clothing. The gallery also offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant painting activity, where you can paint your own face. There is a small fee collected at the entrance of the gallery.  After exploring the Gallery of masks, you will head to the Museum of La Guerta and Vintage Glass, home to a collection of various old lenses. Your next stop is The Ruins. Constructed in 1920, this is a mansion built to commemorate Maria Braganza, the wife of a wealthy sugar baron in the village. Your trip will end in Bongbong's or Merci, two of Bacolod's most popular pasalubong (souvenir) stores. Immerse in Bacolod's best city attractions with this fun, hassle-free city day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Mystery House Night Tour | With Dinner and Transfer

See a different side of Iloilo as you take a spine-chilling tour around the city’s age-old houses and historical landmarks. If you’re a thrill-seeker and adventurous type of traveler who fears nothing and wants to discover the town’s mysteries, then this trip is a definite must-book. After your guide picks you up within Iloilo City, you will be taken to you first stop, Casa Real, the old provincial capitol building of Iloilo during the Spanish era. Built in 1840, this historic establishment was also used by the Japanese forces during the Second World War. From there, you will be heading to the century-old provincial jail of Iloilo that has now been transformed into a museum. This former penitentiary, which dates back to 1911, now houses five galleries showcasing the history of Western Visayas.  After exploring the museum, you will learn about peculiar encounters in Iloilo’s heritage houses, one of which is the Eusebio-Villanueva mansion. This well-preserved house is located close to many government offices like the Provincial Capitol. Within four kilometers from the mansion is another ancestral home, the Sanson y Montinola Mansion also known as Antillan House. This beautiful heritage house can turn into a spooky destination at night with its hallways and antique furniture that have not been touched for years.  From there, you will be visiting the Jaro Cathedral. Built in 1864, this Baroque-style church with gothic elements will surely look more haunting at night. You will also hear more fascinating stories as you visit the American Cemetery of Iloilo. It is believed that the cemetery was developed as a burial ground for Americans in the province during the latter part of the American occupation. After ghost hunting in the cemetery, you will take a trip down memory lane with the 215-year old Casa Mariquit. Dinner will be served to you before you return home.  Experience the mysterious side of Iloilo with this exciting Mystery House tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo City Heritage Half-Day Tour | With Guide and Transfers

Discover why Iloilo City is dubbed the City of Love with this half-day heritage tour around the city’s historical and cultural sites. If you’re interested to get an in-depth understanding of Iloilo’s culture and history, then this tour is for you. Your excursion begins right after the designated tour guide picks you up within Iloilo City. You will be making your way to Jaro, the Business District of Iloilo, where your first destination, Casa Mariquit, is located. Located inside a small tree-lined street, this heritage house is a two-story private home owned by the Javenalla and Lopez family. It is considered as the oldest ancestral home in the province.  A kilometer away from the house is Jaro Cathedral. Built in 1864, the church is the first of its kind to be declared a National Shrine in the Visayas and Mindanao area. Travel back in time as you step inside the 200-year-old church and pay a visit to the miraculous image of the Lady of Candles. Afterwards, you will be passing through the Millionaire’s Row of Jaro where you will see sprawling mansions of the province’s richest families. See more of Iloilo’s historical structures as you explore Casa Real, the old capitol building of Iloilo. You will also be passing by Muelle Loney, Iloilo’s river wharf, and Fort San Pedro, the city’s first frontier. Witness the grandeur of Molo Mansion, a significant historic house in Iloilo, that now stands as a souvenir shop. Just across the street from the mansion is Molo Church, a neo-gothic church built in 1831. From the church, you will be taken to the Deocampo's, a family-owned bakeshop in Iloilo that has been in operation since 1896. If you're lucky, you will get to witness how Barquillos are skillfully made in the bakery. This crispy rolled wafer pastry originating from Spain is a popular delicacy in the province. Learn more about Iloilo City's history as told by its mansions, churches and historical sites with this half-day heritage tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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About History Tours

See remnants of the past by joining a history tour. Visit heritage houses, take a closer look at historic artifacts, and discover the past of the Philippines. Learn more about these top tourist destinations with your friends and family.

1. Where are the best history tours in the Philippines?

Almost all destinations in the Philippines have history tours. For starters, you can marvel at the beauty of Intramuros while riding a horse-drawn carriage. Visit the oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo. Immerse in the heritage of the Cordilleras in Baguio. See historic Mactan and Cebu tourist spots, and discover heritage houses in Vigan.

2. What should I wear during the tour?

Wear light and comfortable clothes. Bring an umbrella so you can protect yourself from the heat or the unexpected rain.

3. How long does the tour last?

It depends on the tour package you availed of. Make sure to check the description of your chosen tour before booking.

4. Is there a guide provided?

Most history tours in the Philippines have a guide to explain the importance of the tourist spots included in the itinerary.

5. Is transportation provided?

It depends on the tour you availed of. Some history tours offer free pick up and drop off to/from selected hotels and accommodation. Check the description of the tour before booking.

6. Are food and drinks provided?

It depends on the tour package you availed of. Make sure to check the description of the tour before booking.

7. Are there tours during rainy or bad weather?

It depends on the tourist spots you’ll be visiting. If you’re visiting attractions outdoors, tours might not push through if there’s a storm warning signal.