History Tours
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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Baguio Countryside Tour | La Trinidad Strawberry Farm, Philippine Military Academy, Tam-awan Village

Discover the fascinating aspects of Baguio City’s countryside. Get in touch with nature as you immerse yourself with the local culture in a different kind of way.  See more of Baguio City when you explore its other sides apart from the famous landmarks and tourist spots. Begin the 4-hour tour by enjoying a fantastic road trip with your peers within the majestic and calm landscapes at the Kennon Road Zigzag Viewpoint (formerly known as Benguet Road and also known as Rosario – Baguio road). After an exhilarating trip, you can visit the Philippine Military Academy, where you can view the aspiring cadets perform daily drills, visit the museum, and see historical military weapons such as tanks. If you’re lucky, you can also chance upon its parades, exhibitions, homecoming, graduation celebrations, and other events.  Continue your tour by knowing Baguio’s rich weaving history at Easter Weaving Room. Here, you can witness for yourself the natives of Mountain Province perform the traditional weaving process as well as buy souvenirs and view their showroom of ethnic clothing and various stuff. After orienting yourself with Baguio’s weaving traditions, get to experience a cultural eco-tourism adventure at Tam-awan Village in Pinsao Proper, where you can see reconstructed Ifugao houses with a blend of indigenous design and refined Cordilleran craftsmanship. You can also dwell in their various lodging options and try the creative workshop to learn the artistic ways of the locals.  Finally, end the tour with a famous and well-loved activity: pick fresh strawberries at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm with the whole family. Baguio City is known for its fresh produce of vegetables and fruits, with strawberries as one of the main offerings. You can also buy strawberry-flavored goods to bring home a taste of Baguio.  Experience the countryside of Baguio City like never before. Reserve your tour and book with us today.

Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio City Half-Day Tour | The Mansion, Mines View Park, Camp John Hay and More

Discover the Philippines’ summer capital famous for its cool climate, stunning landscapes, food and shopping trips, and rich heritage. Baguio City is truly one of the must-visit towns when in the country. This tour is for everyone who wants an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living.  Visit Baguio’s top scenic spots such as The Mansion where you can see the historic summer palace of the previous Presidents of the Philippines and stroll among the vast gardens. A few minutes from The Mansion, you can relax at the Mines View Park where you can marvel at the lush scenery, chase sunsets or sunrises, and do various activities such as trying on traditional Ifugao tribal clothes and various photowalk opportunities. If you’re looking for a different kind of souvenir to bring home, Ibay’s Silver Shop is the place to be. Here, you can own a piece of Baguio’s silver accessories and other types of local keepsakes.  Complete your Baguio City tour when you discover its notable historical places and its stories to tell. Start your trip down memory lane with a visit to the Camp John Hay Historical Core, a former recreational spot for US Armed Forces, where you can have a glimpse of the city’s history as you stroll at the Liberty Loop, Cemetery of Negativism, Bell Amphitheater, Bell House, Secret Garden, Panagbenga Flower and Totem Pole, and History Trail. End your half-day tour with a visit to the Baguio Museum and Burnham Park, the city’s most popular park and museum where you can have an immersive experience. Boat around the lake, bike around the track, or unwind within its gardens while tasting strawberry-flavored taho and more.  Go on a special kind of escapade at Baguio City with this half-day tour. Reserve your tour and book with us today. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Best of Dumaguete City and Countryside Day Tour | Free Hotel Pick-up and Lunch

Get the best views of the city and the surrounding countryside of Dumaguete when you visit the local spots and landmarks of this seaside city and adjacent towns of Valencia and Bacong. This private tour is perfect for those wanting to know more about this university town's cultural heritage. The first half of the tour will begin with your guide picking you up from your hotel. You will be taken to your first stop — Silliman University. Known as one of the oldest American-established University in Asia, you may visit the University’s anthropological museum during weekdays to see artifacts from the indigenous Negritos and Islamic ancient period. From Silliman, you will head next to Rizal Boulevard where you can enjoy the panoramic promenade and bayview. Then, you will proceed to century old stone church, St. Catherine de Alexandria Church and the Dumaguete Campanario, the oldest belfry in the province.  You will also have a short visit to the city’s Public Market for some local scents, sounds and flavors. We will drive by the Provincial Capitol, Freedom Park and Claytown Pottery, on our way to the Sidlakang Negros Village where you can find arts, crafts and other souvenirs made by the locals. A sumptuous lunch at Lab-as Seafoods will be served to recharge you before heading to the second part of the tour. In the afternoon, you will head to Valencia’s Forest Camp, and the Cata-al War Museum, where you can see hundreds of artifacts and memorabilia from World War II. From Valencia, we drive down to Bacong to visit the century-old San Agustin de Hippo Church and its historic pipe organ. Last stop will be at the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage Center, a factory and showroom for locally made stone crafts, before we take you back to your hotel. Appreciate Dumaguete’s cultural heritage and it's countryside as you spend your whole day knowing their city and history. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga City Pink Sand Sta. Cruz Island Tour | With Vinta Ride and Picnic Lunch

Experience the Philippines’ own version of Bahamas’ Pink Sand Beach and ride the colorful vinta when you visit the Great Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga City. This tour is perfect for beach and island lovers who are seeking new places to visit in the Philippines. The tour begins in the morning, as your guide picks you up and your fellow joiners from your respective accommodation. From the town proper, you will head to the pier where you will ride a boat that will take you the Pink Beach. Life vests are given and should be worn by every guests while onboard. Upon arriving, you will be welcomed by the white sands with a touch of blush pink and red-orange sands of the island. From there, you can enjoy taking photos and lounge around the beach before you proceed to your next activity in the island which is the Yellow Boat Lagoon Cruise. The lagoon cruise will take you to the century-old mangrove trees that has protected the island. Local guides will also tell you about the different stories and trivia about the mangroves. While cruising, get a chance to see many stingless jellyfishes, you can hold these sea creatures as long as you don’t completely take them out of the water. After the lagoon cruise, you can ride a vinta boat, this unique boat riding experience is perfect to anyone who is interested in the province’s history and culture. The viinta boat has gained much recognition for its uniqueness. Pose for creative photos during your vinta ride experience. If weather and tide permits, you can also visit the small sand bar of Sta. Cruz Island and have a quick photo opportunity. Afterward, you will head next to the Old Badjao Cemetery wherein you can see the Badjao’s burial tradition before you return to the Pink Beach for swimming and relaxing. Capping off this tour is a picnic seafood lunch by the beachside of the Pink Beach that will surely replenish your energy from the activities. Afterward, you will be taken back to the town proper and be dropped off at your hotel. Discover Zamboanga’s Pink Beach and its attractions when you book this day tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga City Historical Day Tour | Free Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Discover Zamboanga City’s historical landmarks and tourist spots when you join this day tour. If you love visiting places with stories to tell and appreciate history, this tour is for you. You will be first picked up from your accommodation and then head to your first stop, Pasonanca Park. The first destination, known as the Little Baguio of the South, gives you a refreshing ambiance with the touch of nature with the trees and different plants scattered all over the place. A few walks from the park will lead you to the Boy Scout Camp where you can see teepes built in honor of the boy scouts that tragically died on a plane crash in 1963.  From there, you will proceed to visit the city’s Heritage Zone starting with Zamboanga City Hall, where you can see the Filipino-Colonial touch on the building’s architecture. You will then have a short stop at the Plaza Pershing and Pettit Barracks for a photo opportunity and hear from your guide the history of these buildings dating back to the American Occupation. Your next destination is R.T Lim Boulevard, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the clear waters of the sea. You can walk around the place and find a good place to sit and relax. Afterward, you will make a stop at the souvenir center in the city, you will also get to learn the weaving practice of locals from Yakan Village and avail some of their hand-weaved items for sale. Lastly, you will visit Canelar Barter Trade to score some of the locally-made and imported souvenirs that will serve as your keepsake from the tour. Afterward, you will be dropped of at your hotel. Learn why Zamboanga City is an important historical site and learn more about the province’s history when you book this day tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga City Half-Day Tour | Free Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

See exciting views and visit historical sites when you join this half-day tour in Zamboanga City. This tour is perfect for travelers who are interested to learn more about the province’s history and learn more about their city life. This tour has an option of starting early morning or in the afternoon. It starts when your transfer picks you up from your hotel. Air-conditioned transfers are included in this trip so you wouldn’t feel much of the sun’s heat while on your way to your first destination, Pasonanca Park. Pasonanca Park has been considered as the Little Baguio of the south due to its rich blooming variety of flora and fauna, upon arriving, you will get to see trees that give the park fresh air to its visitors. You can enjoy walking around the park and pose for photos, or find a good place where you can sit for a short time. A few walks inside the park, you’ll get to see the different treehouses and teepee tents from the Boy Scout Camp that was built to commemorate the tragic passing of the Philippine delegates from a plane crash in 1963.  Afterward, you will proceed to the Heritage Zone in which you will take a short stop at the Zamboanga City Hall and get to appreciate the building’s Filipino colonial architectural design. You will have a quick stop at the Plaza Pershing and Pettit Barracks that was used when the Americans occupied the country. You will next visit Fort Pilar Museum where you can find the different artifacts of the Mindanao culture and get to see a perfect example of a Badjao houseboat, and get to learn about their daily living. Capping off your tour is a stop at Paseo del Mar wherein you get to have enough time to walk around the park and appreciate its view before your transfer takes you back at your hotel. Discover some of Zamboanga City’s beautiful and cultural sites even for just a few hours when you book this half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga City Food and Culture Day Tour | Free Meals and Hotel Transfers

Immerse yourself in Zamboanga City's daily life as you join this whole day tour that not only lets you visit their top tourist spots but also taste their delicious food. This tour is perfect for solo or group of travelers who wanted to spend the day roaming around Zamboanga City hassle-free! The tour begins in the morning, as your transfer picks you up from your hotel. You will then be taken to a local restaurant to fill your tummy for breakfast. Then, you will go to your first stop of the tour, the Pasonanca Freedom Park, the Little Baguio of the South. At the park, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the ambiance of mixed greenery and colorful flowers around, take a striking pose at one of the trees or walk a few meters more to arrive at the Boy Scout Camp within the park. Get to see the teepee houses that were built in honor of the 24 Filipino Scouts that died in a plane crash during the 1960s. You will head next to the city’s Heritage Zone and visit the buildings that shaped the province today, pass by the Zamboanga City Hall and see the building’s architectural design that was built in the early 1920s, enjoy a quick stop at Plaza Pershing, Rizal Park and Pettit Barracks, for photo opportunity. You will then make your way to Fort Pilar National Museum where you can view displays of the artifacts that were used by the different people of Mindanao. From there you will have a short stop at Paseo Del Mar for a short break to have a walk around the park before your guide takes you to lunch. After your lunch, enjoy the relaxing views of the R.T Lim Boulevard before you head to Yakan Weaving Center and learn about the traditional weaving practice of Mindanao. You can also buy some of their finished products as souvenirs. Your last stop is a visit to Canelar Barter Trade where you can score different souvenirs to remember your trip, afterward, you will have a delicious dinner before your guide drops you back from your hotel. Discover Zamboanga City in a day when you join this tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga City Heritage Walking Tour | Free Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Discover the Heritage Zone of Zamboanga City when you join this half-day walking tour. If you are looking for a short activity and interested to visit some of Zamboanga’s historical sites, this tour is perfect for you. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and then you will head your first stop, the Zamboanga City Hall. The city hall is the seat of Zamboanga City’s local government, and you can appreciate the building’s structure as it has been considered as a historical site due to its Filipino-Colonial architectural design. You will next head to Plaza Pershing, a small but historical park named after the Americans John Pershing. Strike a pose and stroll around the ark before proceeding to your next destination. You will next visit the Pettit Barracks, a military base of the Spaniards until it was turned over to the Americans. You will learn from your guide about the stories of this place. Enjoy a short walk around the area and feel free to take photos to your heart’s content. Afterward, you will visit Fort Pilar Shrine and Museum where you can see the different artifacts and interesting pieces that were used by the people from the past and present in Mindanao. You can also see a perfect example of a Badjao houseboat, it is still being used by the Badjao until today. Capping off your tour is a visit to Paseo Del Mar, one of the main parks in the province. Enjoy a short detour of the park, sit by the shade, and enjoy taking photos. Afterward, your guide will drop you off at your hotel. Learn about Zamboanga City’s history when you book this day tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Puerto Galera Half-Day Tour | Inland Adventure

Hop on board this off-the-beaten-path guided excursion around Puerto Galera, as you explore the town’s most notable attractions in just half a day. Combining the beauty of nature with history, this tour is an excellent option for those visitors wanting to check out the natural spots of the place, at the same time, hear some stories of the past. The tour vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in White Beach. From there, you will be driven down to Tamaraw Falls. This twin waterfall is approximately three stories high and faces the mountainside, giving you a scenic vista of the forest. You are free to chill out at the bridge and capture shots. Feel free to rent the facilities in the area as well. Next in your itinerary is the Mangyan Village. This site is home to a handful of houses made of wood, nipa and cogon materials. Here, you will meet the indigenous Mangyan people and their different sorts of products like native plates, baskets, and placemats, among others. Afterward, you will proceed to the Mangrove conservation in the area where a quick lesson of the mangrove importance awaits you. You will later head to the Eco-Tourism Park and enjoy the refreshing view of the lush forest and sea. About 15 minutes from the park is the History Cannon, which was used to defend the area from Muslim pirates. You will stroll around the area first before heading to the Replica of Spanish Galleon. At the site, you will find a mini replica of the Spaniard’s ship, the San Miguel. You will then make your way to an overlooking view deck. Here you can feast your eyes on the panoramic view of the Isla Verde of Batangas and the entire Puerto Galera. You will also stop by Muelle Bay before heading to another overlooking deck and dropping by White Beach. The last stop will be at Aplayang Munti. Come along on a leisurely journey around Puerto Galera and see the town’s magnificent sights. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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City Day Tour | A Whole Around Cavite’s Leisure and Culture Sites

Marvel at the colorful culture and stunning sites of the countryside of Cavite. Combining the province’s culture with fascinating structures, this budget-friendly trip is sure to appeal to those who want to indulge in the Caviteños’ way of life. Also, it will have a laid-back time away from the big city. The tour van will pick you up at Mall of Asia in Pasay City and take you to the town of Kawit, Cavite, where you will stop by the Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum. At the site, you will find the residence of the First Philippine President, Emilio Aguinaldo. The building itself is a museum that stores the massive collection of memorabilia and historical relics open for the public to see. Next on your itinerary is the Silang Church, also referred to as Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church. It is considered as the oldest existing structure that flaunts baroque architecture in the province. Here, you will spot 17th-century retables that highlight indigenous and local elements, as well as a multi-leveled wooden altar and a carved wooden platform that houses religious images. After exploring the church, you will have a quick stop-over at one of the local restaurants in the area for your sumptuous lunch. Then you will proceed with the rest of the tour, starting with a visit to Cornerstone Pottery Farm. There is a handful of world-class handmade stoneware pottery for homes, cafes, restaurants, and spas displayed here. You can even see the potter at work here as well. You will be taken to the Pink Sisters Monastery afterward. The monastery lives up to its name as the site is full of nuns in pink clothing. Feel free to offer your donations and prayers at the monastery as well. Your last stop will be at either Skyranch Park or Paradizzo Residence Inn. You can opt to enter the sites at your account, but you are free to take plenty of photos outside these attractions. On your way back to Manila, you will have a quick stop at the Good Shepherd to buy pasalubong. Spend a stress-free day with your family and friends in Cavite on this educational tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Pilgrimage Tour | A Visit to Cavite’s Churches

See the religious side of Cavite with this guided tour of the beautiful churches found in the province. This budget-friendly trip is packed with picturesque structures and interesting stories that would appeal to everyone who loves to indulge themselves in the history of iconic pilgrimage sites in the country.  Your tour will start with an early-morning pick-up at Mall of Asia and a road trip to the city of Bacoor in Cavite. You will stop by the St. Michael the Archangel Parish, one of the oldest churches in the province established in 1752. This church is well-known for its distinct interior marked with the brown and gold theme and decorated with statues on the altar and pictures depicting religious scenes. You will head next to Imus City to visit the Our Lady of Pillar Parish Immaculate, a church made entirely of bricks and stone. You will see that the church’s façade resembles that of the fifth Manila Cathedral. You will be given enough time to explore the interior of the church to offer prayers and donations before you leave for your lunch at a local restaurant.  After eating, you will make your way to Nuestra Señora de Candelaria in Silang. Inside, you will see the remarkable simplicity of the church, with only shiny chandeliers and three retables adorning the interior. From Silang, you will be taken to Maragondon to visit Our Lady of Assumption Parish. Here, this church features an octagonal pulpit, three retables, and a wooden door carved with different designs. Up next is St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Kawit, the second oldest church in Cavite. You will find here an orange-brick façade, a four-story bell tower, three gold-and-white retables, and chandeliers hanging from above. Before heading home, you will drop a visit to the Diocesan Shrine of St. Augustine in Tanza. You can also explore the museum located beside the church. Learn more about the Caviteños’ faith in this one-day pilgrimage tour around the province’s historic churches. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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City Day Tour | Around Cavite’s Historical and Recreational Sites

Explore the Cavite countryside and learn something new with this one-day tour packed with history and leisure. With the right balance of iconic sites and must-visit attractions, this affordable trip is sure to please history buffs and laid-back type of travelers who want a quick dive to the past while enjoying the beautiful scenery. The pick-up point for this tour will be at Mall of Asia in Pasay City. From there, you will travel via an air-conditioned and cozy van that will take you directly to the Aguinaldo Shrine located in Kawit, Cavite. Here, you will see the ancestral home of then-President Emilio Aguinaldo, which preserves an extensive collection of memorabilia inside. Your group will then be going to Dasmariñas to check out Museo De La Salle. In the museum, you will notice a massive set of collectible objects that represent the 19th-century Philippine lifestyle. After exploring the museum, you will head to the Pink Sisters Convent, where you can offer your prayers and donations before you stop-over for a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant. Once you’re ready to go, you will be taken to the Ginger Bread House, a cafe in the town of Alfonso. The café is tucked inside a mini forest, giving it a peaceful and romantic vibe. Make sure to try the vast array of pastries, soup, salad, pasta, and burgers offered in the café. After that sweet stop, you will proceed to Reptiland and Paradizoo Residence Inn. Feel free to take photos of the site. You can also opt to go inside for an additional fee. Afterward, you will treat yourself to a magnificent view of the famous Taal Volcano at the Picnic Grove. Before heading back to Manila, you will have a quick stop at the Good Shepherd to buy some pasalubong. Spend a whole day seeing the remarkable countryside that is Cavite on this jam-packed tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Kasiyahan at Kalayaan Package | Historic and Scenic Tour

Enjoy Cavite’s most iconic attractions in just one day with this guided budget-friendly tour. This trip is perfect for travelers looking for a mixed adventure of history and recreation, as well as those who want to make the most of their stay in Cavite. Early in the morning, your group will gather at Mall of Asia where an air-conditioned van will pick you up and directly take you to Kawit, Cavite. In the town, you will make a stop at Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum. You’ll get the chance to see the former Philippine president’s collection of memorabilia, antique furniture, and more preserved in the house-turned-museum. You will then head next to Imus to see the site of the Battle of Alapan. A 104-feet tall flagpole with the Philippine flag on top stands at the site, along with a statue of a woman right beside it. After exploring the battle site for a few minutes, you will be taken to the town of Rosario to check out the Casa Hacienda. It is where Magdiwang and Magdalo factions held an assembly in 1897, the so called Tejeros Convention. You will have a short break to take your lunch; then, you will continue your tour afterward. The next half of the trip starts with a visit to Sta. Cruz Parish. Beside the church is a museum, where you will find antique displays and life-size statues, among others. You will later stop by Calle Real in Tanza, a restaurant that serves delicious local dishes. You will also see more historical pieces at the Puzzle Mansion, a museum housing a collection of jigsaw puzzles that is considered the biggest in the world. Then, you will make your way to the Picnic Grove, where the beauty of Taal Volcano awaits you. For your last two stops, you will drop by the Good Shepherd to buy some pasalubong before you go for a quick running tour at the Sky Ranch Park. Afterward, you will head back to your accommodation in Manila. Come along on a historical adventure in Cavite with this one-day jam-packed tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Kalayaan Trail | Educational Trip in Cavite

Immerse yourself in a historical adventure and delve deeper into the Philippine history on this well-curated tour in the Cavite countryside. With the combination of stories and significant sites, this package should appeal to history buff and curious types of backpackers wanting to explore the historical side of the province. The pick-up place for this trip is at the Mall of Asia. From there, you will travel aboard an air-conditioned van to the first Malacañang Palace for a quick running tour. After exploring the area, you will then head to Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum in Kawit, Cavite. The building is home to the memorabilia of the late Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo. Your next destination is also in Kawit – The Mary Magdalene Church. It is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, where you will find three gold-and-white retablos and a life-sized statue of St. Mary Magdalene. After your church stopover, you will head to a local restaurant for your lunch. The second part of your tour then kicks off with a stop at Casa Hacienda, where the Tejeros Convention took place in 1897. The Tejeros Convention was the meeting when the new leaders of the revolution were elected. Next in your itinerary is the Sta. Cruz Parish, where Aguinaldo secretly took an oath. Beside the church is a museum where you can see antique displays and sculptures dating back to over a century ago. Afterward, you will drop by the Andres Bonifacio Trial House in Maragondon. Here you can take pictures of the diorama of the trial court and some Katipunan-related paintings, among others. Also found in the town is the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church. This church features a huge door with carved designs, three retablos, and others. Your last stop is at The Bonifacio Shrine, where Andres Bonifacio and his brother Procopio were executed. You will spot here bronze sculptures that spell “KKK” and “Bayani.” Spend a day in Cavite checking out the historic places that tell the story of the Philippine revolution on this educational trip. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Bataan Heritage Tour | Historical Trip Around the Province

Admire the Philippine-Spanish heritage on this guided tour that will bring you back to the past. Those looking for an adventure that offers an exciting trip around Bataan’s picturesque historical structures must reserve a spot on this budget-friendly package. An expert guide and driver will pick you up in the morning at your accommodation in Pampanga/Subic Bay. You will then travel south until you reach Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. It is a 400-hectare land that houses a collection of the Philippine’s most preserved Spanish houses. As soon as you arrive at the site, you will go on a quick walking tour around Las Casas. There are over 20 old mansions in the area that go way back to the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Each house comes from various provinces of the country, some of which are only replicas, but most are originals. Aside from walking, you will also go on a river cruise aboard a raft that will also give you a stunning vista of the casas and the brick walls and bridges. To better experience the life in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era, you will go on a 20-minute “kalesa” ride around the area. This was the primary mode of transportation during this era. Afterward, your lunch will be served at one of the restaurants in the vicinity. As soon as you finish eating, your guide will take you to Mt. Samat. It is a historical shrine near a summit where you will find a huge cross and plenty of memorabilia from WWII and the Battle of Bataan. The site also guarantees a panoramic view of the whole Bataan province. The pasalubong center will be your last stop for the day before heading back to your hotel. Come along on a one-day tour where you can learn more about the Philippines’ history. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Day Tour | Exploring Heritage Houses

Come and revisit the past on this guided trip that will take you to the brick roads that lead to several century-old residences in the province of Bataan. This package is for history buff types of backpackers and those who love to combine sightseeing with a quick history lesson. An appointed driver will fetch your group at your accommodation in Pampanga/Subic Bay. Once you’re settled in, you will be driven down to Bataan, where the Philippines’ first and only beachfront heritage resort can be found – Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. The resort covers a 400-hectare land that features Filipino houses established during the Spanish colonial era. Inside the resort, your group will go on a walking tour to appreciate the old mansions. Along the way, you will pass by no less than 20 antique edifices built from the 17th to 19th centuries that originally came from various provinces of the country. Some of these are replicas, but most are originals that were cautiously disassembled and reconstructed to preserve its antiquity. As you go from one home to another, your guide will share significant insights about the origin, historical events, and shocking disputes surrounding each casa (a Spanish word which translates ‘house’). You will also be given a chance to explore the insides of some of the buildings, where you will find vintage gadgets, antique furniture, and toys. Aside from the handful of mansions in the area, there are also food stalls, souvenir shops, bakeries, and plenty of restaurants dotting the site. A few hotels and beach resorts are also available within Las Casas. You can stay in beach accommodations after exploring the casas and have fun on the shore before calling it a day. Bring your travel buddies with you to this one-day historical tour that features the rich heritage of the Spanish era in the country. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Manila and Modern Makati

Get to know more of this highly urbanized city with its rich stories of history at the heart of old Manila. Arouse your curiosity with some fascinating facts, trivia and get a deeper understanding about the country during the different colonial periods. Meet up with your knowledgeable English-speaking guide at the hotel of your choice. While traveling, be able to see the different famous monuments and shrines scattered across the city to remind every Filipinos about what happened to such place and know the notable individuals, considered as heroes, and their significant contributions to the country. Arrive at the country’s major financial, commercial, and economic hub – Makati City. A premiere city for business, lifestyle, entertainment, and culture. Makati offers a variety of activities and an outstanding view of towering skyscrapers. A few minutes away from this bustling city is the Asia’s Arlington, the World War II cemetery. A private home for the reposed souls and to honor the American and servicemen who died fighting the Japanese during World War II.  Discover the highlights of this place like the graveyard arranged in a circular structure, the cemetery chapel, the Tablets of the Missing, and a Map room that educates visitors about the pattern of the Pacific countries affected by the war. This historical trip will not be complete without visiting the 400-year-old walled city – Intramuros. Within the huge walls were memories of churches, hospitals, government offices, schools, and houses which was devastated by fires, earthquakes, and war battles throughout the time. A heritage worth preserving and be shared to the world. Venture further to come face to face with the country’s oldest church that miraculously survived different catastrophes and is a final resting place for some of the prominent Spanish and Filipino people, thus making it recognized by UNESCO as a historical landmark. Top off your experience by opting to taste authentic Filipino dishes before ending your day with fulfillment and great learning of Manila’s glorious past. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8.5hours
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All year
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Corregidor Tour | With Guide and Transfers

Learn about the history and culture by joining this amazing Corregidor tour. This is perfect for those wanting to see a glimpse of the historical past of the Philippines.  Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City. Afterward, you’ll be going to the ferry port. During the Spanish regime, Corregidor had been the focus of foreign invaders. It was the largest of the four fortified islands for protecting Manila Bay, thus providing Manila with the first line of defense. It was also a customs station, which stopped ships entering the bay for check and verification of documents.  When you reach the island, you are taken to an outdoor tram that takes you to the historical monuments of Corregidor. Visit the Path, the Hearn of the Battery, the Geary of the Battery and the Crocket of Battery. This is an ensemble of mortars or big weapons requiring several soldiers to fight. Other interesting things, such as the Pacific War Memorial Complex, will be seen during your tram tour of Corregidor. It was dedicated to the Philippines and American forces which fought for the Philippines during the Second World War. There you can see a variety of war memorabilia, e.g., soldiers ' uniforms and coins from that era and wartime pictures.  There is also the Dome of the Pacific War Memorial. The locals have suggested the design was such that the light will shine directly on the dome on the anniversary of Corregidor's fall. You'll visit the Corregidor Lighthouse, where you will see a road sign with city names and how far from Corregidor. The lighthouse was built in 1863 and is one of the oldest buildings on the island. The Malinta Tunnel is your last stop. The tunnel was used as a fortification for leaks found by diggers during construction before the Japanese occupation.  Discover what makes Corregidor a beautiful historic destination in the Philippines by booking this tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Day Tour in Bataan | With Transfers from Manila

Relive the past and its rich stories in an immersive tour inside Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Whether you’re a historical enthusiast or just interested in knowing what it was like living in a Filipino-Hispanic setting. This day tour is a perfect combination of appreciating the beauty of Spanish colonial-era structures and commemorating not just the historical stories of the past, but also the people behind the preservation of these ancient and cultural gems.  Situated in Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a 400-hectare park that features Jose Acuzar’s collection of restored colonial heritage houses. Also, different activities ensuring a complete Spanish colonial period ambiance to complete your immersive heritage tour.  Get ready to set foot on the brick pavements of Las Casas and be transported back in time. Have a closer look at each colonial house as your tour guide tells various stories reliving each of the casa’s history. Some of the heritage houses are Casa Biñan, a replica of the house of Dr. Jose Rizal’s mother, Teodora Alonzo. Next is one of the oldest structures in Las Casas, Casa Candaba which was used as a shooting location for the film adaptation of Noli Me Tangere. After exploring various Bahay na Bato houses, head next to the first luxury hotel in the Philippines, the Hotel de Oriente. Reflect on the great Filipino craftsmanship as you explore the intricate structure which was built based only on archival photos of the original structure. Go for a calesa ride for a more immersive experience. Cap off the tour along its beachfront with a backdrop of Spanish colonial buildings before heading back to Manila.  Embark on a historical journey where you will be transported back to the Spanish colonial era for a day. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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Vigan Day Tour from Manila | With Guide and Transfers

Discover the rich heritage of Vigan by joining this immersive tour! This is ideal for those wanting to take a trip outside Manila and learn about the colonial past.  Your driver will fetch you at your meet up place in Starbucks Mall of Asia. You’ll then make your way to Vigan with your tour guide who’ll give you insights about this enchanting place. First, you go to the Bantay Bell Tower, which goes back to the 1590s in its history. This old structure resisted time tests and in the last few centuries saw the Spanish come and go. Then you're going to go to Mansion Syquia. President Elpidio Quirino is memorable in Vigan City (6th President of the Philippines). This is an important memorandum.  Come back to a time when kalesa or horse-drawn wagons were the only way to get to Calle Crisologo in the Spanish-ruled Philippines. This historical city is the perfect setting for your photographic works. You'll also visit the famous pottery attraction Pagburnayan where you can buy or build your own clay pot.  When you visit the Baluarte, a zoo that locals and tourists regularly visit, you will visit different kinds of animals. Then you head next to the Ilocos Regional Museum Complex. It is a group of museums which is important memorabilia like the dormitorial room of Elpidio Quirino. It’s amazing and lovely way to see Vigan up close and personal. A great destination in the Philippines, indeed.  Get insights and knowledge about the rich heritage of Vigan by joining this tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
13hours
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All year
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Historical and Modern Manila Walking Tour with Lunch

Experience the sights and learn about the history of the two bustling districts of Manila and Makati in this guided tour. This full-day tour is perfect for history and art lovers as it gives you a chance to visit one of the best museums in the country. Your tour will begin after picking you up in your accommodation, where you will head to the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, which is the point from where all distances from Manila are measured. Afterwards, you will explore the historical district of Intramuros on foot, home to Fort Santiago and San Agustin Church, which is the oldest stone church in the Philippines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will continue on to Casa Manila, which is a museum depicting the colonial lifestyle during the Spanish colonization. Of course, a visit to Manila isn’t complete without visiting the National Museum, which contains numerous works of art, historical artifacts, and specimens which are related to the cultural heritage of the Filipino people. Up next, you will be driven to the business district of Makati, where you will visit the Nielson Tower, a structure which resembles an airplane from a bird’s-eye view. It used to be an airport which was the base of the American Far Eastern School of Aviation. Nowadays, it is home to Blackbird, which made use of the old airport’s facilities such as the passenger terminal, check in area, and the control tower and integrated it with the design of the restaurant. You will also explore the nearby Ayala Avenue, which is home to numerous skyscrapers and offices, yet still maintains its relationship with nature through its many landscaped urban parks. Your driver will bring you back to your hotel at the end of the day. Join us on this tour and learn more about the past in Manila, while seeing the present development of the city in the district of Makati. This is the perfect tour to experience the two aspects of Metro Manila. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
7hours
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All year
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Manila Binondo Highlights & Food Tour with Chinese Cemetery

Witness both the oldest Chinatown in the world and oldest Chinese Temple in Manila in this full-day walking tour around the historical district of Binondo. Food lovers will love this tour as you will get to try various Chinese delicacies in the streets. You will also feel like being transported to China as you visit the Chinese cemetery which houses architecture similar to those found in Fujian province. To start your tour, you will be picked up in your accommodation by your tour guide and taken to downtown Binondo, which you will explore on foot. Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world and was founded in 1594 by Luis Perez Dasmarinas, a Spanish governor, and was the main hub of the Chinese back in the day thanks to its advantageous location. Binondo is home to the Binondo Chinatown Arch, which serves as the entry point to the district. Notable attractions in the area include the Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz and Binondo Church which is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines. Jewelry lovers will definitely enjoy visiting Ongpin, which is home to a lot of gold vendors. You will also get to try various Chinese delicacies such as dumplings and soup. Once you’ve had your fill, your tour guide will drive you to the 5.4 hectare Manila Chinese Cemetery in Santa Cruz, Manila. This is the second oldest cemetery in Manila and is the resting place of the Chinese who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial times. It is home to the Chong Hock Tong Temple, which is the oldest Chinese temple in Manila and was demolished back in 2015, but has since been rebuilt. As the day ends, your driver will bring you back to your hotel, full of new knowledge about Manila.  Put on your walking shoes and join us on this adventure to discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of Chinatown. This will surely be an experience you’ll want to share with your friends and family. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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Private Bohol Sightseeing Tour | With Loboc Lunch Cruise

Experience a luxurious excursion to Bohol’s countryside. This tour will cover the best tourist spots of Bohol in a day and is perfect for those who want to see the best of Bohol at their own pace. Your day begins once your driver picks you up from your hotel in Panglao. The first stop of the tour is The Blood Compact Shrine. This shrine is also known among locals as “Sandugo” (one blood). It earned its name because this is where Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, a Spanish explorer, and Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain of Bohol, created a symbol of unity by drawing blood from their palms, poured it into a cup, and drank it.  Next, you will be brought to Baclayon Church, which is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It was built in 1727  and was declared a National Treasure of the Philippines. Afterwards, you will visit the Tarsier Conservation Area, where you will be able to witness the smallest primates. Tarsiers are rarely seen out in the wild, but you will be able to see them up close in the sanctuary. After your visit, you'll experience a VIP treatment courtesy of a relaxing cruise along the Loboc River that comes with a buffet lunch. You will definitely enjoy the view of the river surrounded by mangroves. Make sure to take photos to commemorate this wonderful experience. Once you're finished with your sumptuous lunch, you will  make a trip to Bilar Man-made Forest, where Mahogany trees line the road in this 2 kilometer expanse. Next, you will visit the highlight of Bohol - the Chocolate Hills. 1268 cone-shaped hills resemble mounds of chocolates especially during the summer, during when it turns brown. Lastly, you will stop by the Butterfly Farm where you can see hundreds of beautiful butterflies inside both an enclosed and open environment, complete with waterfalls and plants for both the butterflies and visitors to enjoy.  Make the most out of your Bohol trip by booking this luxurious private tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
All year
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Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Puerto Princesa's Top Tourist Spots

Hit the road and spend half a day exploring the best sites of the acclaimed cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines, Puerto Princesa in Palawan. This tour is the perfect chance for travelers who want to explore the city’s famous landmarks from the comforts of an air-conditioned vehicle. You will be picked up from your accommodation within Puerto Princesa and taken to the Baywalk as your first stop. It is a stretch of concrete pathway where you can chill and enjoy the sea breeze. You can grab your breakfast here before renting a bicycle to cruise the perimeter. You will next see the Plaza Cuartel, which was once a fortress of American and Filipino soldiers until the Japanese conquered the place, leading to World War II. Afterward, you will proceed to your next destination which is just across the plaza, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Built in 1880, the Gothic craftsmanship style of the church receives much attention from visitors. After admiring the historical places, you will head to Mitra’s Ranch. Also known as Rancho Sta. Monica, the tourist spot promises a sweeping view of the surrounding green landscapes as it is located atop a hill. You can also do plenty of activities on the site such as horseback riding and zip lining. From there, you will be taken to Baker’s Hill. The place was once a small bakery that was turned into a vast theme park where numerous statues of known Disney characters, animals, Hollywood stars, and more dot the area. You can also visit their bakeshop and grab the chance to taste their famous baked goodies like mini cakes, hopias, crinkles, and others. The last leg of the tour will be in Crocodile Farm. It is not just an ordinary farm, but a wildlife rescue and conservation center of Palawan. You can check out their mini zoo and see different species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. See the best attractions Puerto Princesa has to offer with this budget-friendly half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4hours
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All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.