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Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Philippines. Go museum-hopping in Manila or visit cultural sites in the provinces of Bacolod. Find a variety of historic and cultural tours here to get to know the Philippines more.

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Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Philippines. Go museum-hopping in Manila or visit cultural sites in the provinces of Bacolod. Find a variety of historic and cultural tours here to get to know the Philippines more.
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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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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:
8 hours
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:
10 hours
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:
1 hour
Available:
All year
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Filipino Dinner at Barbara's Intramuros with Cultural Show

Discover the arts and culture of the Philippines by watching a cultural performance while having Filipino local cuisine dinner. It’s perfect for anyone wanting to immerse themselves with the rich heritage of the country along with their friends and loved ones.  Your driver will pick you up during the evening at your accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City. You’ll then proceed to Intramuros and make a trip directly to Barbara’s. In the fortified city of Intramuros, which started as a family business of catering in Olongapo came into a Filipino-inspired iconic restaurant. In the 1970s, Barbara Gordon-De Los Reyes tried without a culinary background to enter the food industry. However, she learned and mastered the art of Philippine cuisine with the help of her family. Then she brought to General Malvar, Malate her new-found talent.  Barbara's is a heritage buffet restaurant with various Philippine cuisines. Also, the atmosphere is very historical throughout the area. The place is certainly going to put you back in the Spanish era. You will notice round tables, chairs, crystal candlesticks, and wooden furniture as you enter. You'll feel like you're in a traditional Filipino house. It’s a perfect place to spend the night while in Intramuros.  Discover an evening of dance and music while visiting Barbara's Heritage Restaurant for an extraordinary dinner. Watch a cultural show, as talented artists perform various dances from the Philippines from the north to the south while enjoying a lush Filipino fusion festival. You will also experience a live band throughout the evening, apart from the gourmet and cultural delicacies. An event that you're surely not going to forget about at Barbara's dinner.  Take mementos of this beautiful experience of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Woodcarver's Village Baguio Half-Day Tour | With Guide & Transfer

Appreciate Baguio City’s art scene as you go on this hassle-free half-day excursion that lets you visit the cultural places in the City of Pines. The trip is tailored for art enthusiasts and travelers who want to see and experience the city’s cultural heritage. After being picked up from your residence or lodging either in the morning or afternoon, you will begin the half-day tour, starting with the Tam-Awan village. Sitting in the city’s Pinsao Proper, the Tam-Awan village showcases authentic Cordilleran craftsmanship as it features seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga houses, among other artifacts. Feel free to take a short trek around the village and soak in the serene atmosphere. You can also check out the art exhibits displayed here or have your portrait drawn by the locals.  You will then make a stop in BenCab Museum owned by the national artist, Ben Cabrera. It features BenCab and other Filipino artists’ artworks. From time to time, the museum also exhibits art pieces from local artists. There is a cafe inside the museum, as well, the Café Isabel, where you can take a break and enjoy its delectable sweets and quality coffee. From there, you will head to the Woodcarver’s Village in Benguet. It highlights the indigenous aesthetics, natural environment, and the rich cultural heritage of the Cordillerans through wood carving. The Woodcarver's Village is a hub for budding local artists as the city promotes their talents and craftsmanship. This is why the trip also provides you with a special souvenir. You will end your day with a visit to the Easter Weaving Room to see handmade weaving crafts from the Ifugaos before heading home.  Feast your eyes in Baguio City’s festive art and do not forget to take postcard-worthy photos of the sites as souvenirs. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Heritage and Seafood Tour in Roxas | With Transfer and Guide

Get a taste of the best the Seafood Capital of the Philippines with this private full-day tour of Roxas City that consolidates two of the area's benchmarks — sumptuous seafood and authentic tourist spots. If you have a big appetite and are looking to enjoy an introduction of the city, then this combo tour is the one for you.  The tour starts once your driver fetches you at your hotel in Roxas City. From there, you will get a glimpse of the Spanish era in Roxas, starting with a visit to the Santa Monica Church, where the Panay Bell is located. The bell was cast back in the 1800s from dozens of sacks of coins donated by the villagers.  After hearing the historical stories of Panay Bell and admiring the coral blocks of the church, you can opt to travel next to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for groups of 11 and up. On this site, a 40-meter-high statue of Jesus Christ stands, whose construction was completed back in 2015. You will then head over to Panublion Museum to learn more about the province’s past and notable public figures before stopping by the Roxas Bandstand and Provincial Capitol building for some photo-ops.  Once you are done posing for your Instagram pics, you will make your way to the Palina River to start your lunch cruise. This ride will take you through an untainted field, all while you appreciate the view and dig into your scrumptious seafood feast. The meal features a variety of Roxas City’s best cuisine, including shrimp, catfish, scallops, oyster, BBQ, coconut juice, and seasoned fruits.  After the hearty meal, you will get back on the road and visit another iconic hotspot of the city, the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral was built during the early 1700s, making it one of the oldest in the region. Offer a little prayer in the cathedral before you head to Banica Dried Fish Market for some seafood shopping and to Spanggo Café and Pasalubong (Souvenir) Center and Panulce Dessert Shop for some take-home snack shopping.  You will also see tons of other capiz shell gifts and decors at Kapis Atbp. After souvenir shopping, you can opt to go back to your hotel or have a quick visit to Siguin, an aqua farm located about 10 kilometers from Kapis Atbp. Here, you can experience feeding fish, harvesting crabs, and learning about the fish and crab farming industry of the city. Treat yourself to a gastronomic experience in Roxas City as you embark on this full-day tour around its iconic sites and taste its seafood dishes. Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Silay City Heritage Full-DayTour from Bacolod | With Seafood Lunch

Step back in time and experience the very best of Silay City’s heritage in just one day. Giving you a glimpse of the rich culture of Negros Occidental, this private tour is perfect for those who have a penchant for history, age-old heritage, and good food. A tour van will pick you up from your accommodation in Bacolod City and drive you to the Provincial Capitol Building and Lagoon. This building once served as the headquarters for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The iconic lagoon in front of the capitol is also widely visited because of the statues located at its ends. You will head next to Balay Negrense. A heritage house turned antique museum, this mansion was home to the 19th-century Negrense sugar baron, Victor Gaston. Within walking distance from the heritage house is another ancestral building, Ramon Hofileña Ancestral Home. This is where Ramon Hofileña, alias Father of Heritage Conversation, once lived. From there, you will stop by the Silay Pro-Cathedral and Mini Ruins. Known by the locals as San Diego Pro-Cathedral, this is the only church in Negros Occidental with a dome. The parish church temporarily serves as the cathedral or co-cathedral of a diocese. Before moving on to the next attractions, you will first enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch at Balaring. After finishing your meal, you will continue to Cinco De Noviembre Mark Point. This site is where the Negros locals celebrate Negros Day to pay tribute to the Negrenses’ revolution in opposition to the Spanish colonial rule in 1898. Right after that, you will be going to the Bernardino Jalandoni Museum. What once the residence of Don Bernardino and Doña Ysabel Jalandoni, the two-story house now features various artifacts, including an old telephone, a sewing machine, and some paintings.  About eight kilometers from the museum is the Balay ni Tana Dicang, an inhabited house made of stones. You will enjoy a quick photo-op here before proceeding to the El Ideal Bakery. The bakery is not only famous as being one of the old mansions, but it is also regularly visited because of its heritage recipes, some of which are still served today. Feel free to purchase some of their homemade bread and cookies. Afterward, you will end your day with a visit to The Ruins, another ancestral home mansion that holds a dark history during the Japanese invasion. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Silay City in Negros Occidental with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo City Pilgrimage Tour

Come along this spiritual journey and feel refreshed and renewed after visiting the famous and historical churches around Iloilo City. After your local tour guide picks you up from your hotel in Iloilo City, you will first visit San Joaquin Church. The church is a Roman Catholic church built in 1869 which boasts a militaristic theme. Its facade features an intricate carving of the Spanish victory over the Moroccan forces during the battle of Tetuan.  Next, you will go to Guimbal Church, built in 1774 and one of the oldest churches in the country. This yellow sandstone church is made from adobe stones called igang and coral stones from Guimaras, a nearby island province from Iloilo. Its two-story facade is decorated with twin round pilasters adorned with floral carvings. Its four-storey belfry used to be a watchtower during the Spanish occupation against the Moro pirates. After that, you will then visit the famous Spanish-colonial Molo Church, built in 1831 with a neo-gothic style. Known as a “feminist church” because of 16 women saints that are perched in its aisle pillars that you will see from the inside. The centerpiece of the church is a retablo of Sta. Ana, the patron saint of Molo.  You will have your sumptuous lunch at your choice among Camina’s Balay na Bato, Breakthrough’s, or Tatoy’s. Afterward, you will go to the Tigbauan Church, which features a Mexican facade with a seal of the Augustinian order at the center. Above it is a depiction of San Juan and an image of Santo Nino. It has one of the most beautiful interiors made of stone murals including the altar and the Stations of the cross which was created by local artists of Iloilo.     Your group will then proceed to Arevalo Church where you will find the image of Santo Nino de Arevalo, one of the oldest images of Santo Nino. The image is made of wood and devotees testify of its miracles such as healing of the sick, blessing childless couples with offspring, or saving the town from famine. There is also a tale claiming that Sto. Nino saved the town from the Moro raid.   After that, you will go to Jaro Cathedral or Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. This baroque style cathedral with gothic elements is home to an all-male collection of statues and the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria or the Lady of Candles. The 400-year-old shrine of the Lady of Candles is said to be continuously growing like a living person and it is said that its glass shrine needs to be constantly adjusted because of this. The tour will end at the glorious Miag-ao Church or the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova,  famous for its artistic carved facade of St. Christopher carrying the Christ Child and was designated as one of the best examples of a Baroque Church in the Philippines. It is also included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Join this spiritual journey and a little side trip to history on this one day Pilgrimage Tour of Iloilo City. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Guided Bohol Countryside & Panglao Island Tour | With Buffet Lunch in Floating Restaurant

Hit two birds with one stone in this combination tour of Bohol. Combining the popular tourist destinations in the island of Panglao and the countryside of Bohol, this private tour is perfect for first-timers in the province and those who want to see its best spots in one day. Your tour begins when your driver picks you up at your hotel in Panglao. Once your guide briefs you on the safety regulations, you’ll make your way to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. This tourist destination preserves the endangered tarsiers where over a hundred of these primates live. Enjoy looking at them and take photos, but make sure to turn the flash off to not scare them, as they are nocturnal beings. Next, you will see the Bilar Man-Made Forest. Have a scenic road trip passing by a kilometers-long path lined of mahogany trees. You can stop by the roadside to take good photos if there are no cars passing by. Afterward, you'll make your way to Loboc River where you will join a cruise and have your sumptuous buffet lunch. The trip also includes a live cultural show by the locals. From there, you’ll visit one of the prime tourist spots in Bohol, the Chocolate Hills. It’s a breathtaking natural wonder because of the rolling hills that turn brown during the dry season, hence its name.   You’ll visit Baclayon Church next. It’s an old church founded by the Jesuits and is the second oldest church in the province. You will also drop by the Blood Compact Monument to see the enjoining of Spaniards and Filipinos in the past. Then, you will head to Panglao Island. While here, you’ll visit Dauis Church, one of the churches in the country with sophisticated European-style architecture. Check out Bohol Bee Farm, a tourist spot where you can learn more about its species. Lastly, you'll go to Hinagdanan Cave, which is one of the mystical tourist spots on the island. Enjoy spelunking your way inside the cave, marvel at the various stalactites and stalagmites, and appreciate different rock formations. See Bohol’s best sights in your own comfort vehicle by booking this private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Motag Living Museum Tour in Aklan I With Transfer & Snacks

Delve into Aklan’s cultural heritage when you join this private tour to Motag Living Museum. This interactive museum tour is perfect for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the Filipino culture and make the best out of their Boracay vacation. You will enjoy round trip transfer, learn local crafts, interact with locals, and be treated to traditional snacks. You will be picked from your accommodation in Boracay. You will make your way to Aklan, where your tour boat awaits. Along with your guide, you will hop on the boat that will take you to Motag Living Museum.  Listen closely as your guide briefs you about the fun-filled activities ahead.  Aklan is known for its pristine islands, specifically Boracay. However, only a few really know how rich the heritage of the province is. Luckily for you, there is an interactive cultural expo that showcases the traditional crafts, local farming methods, folk songs and native delights in a small barangay called Motag. It is none other than the Motag Living Museum. What makes this museum tour special is that it is interactive. You can mingle with the locals and thoroughly immerse yourself in the culture by visiting their homes. You will also be able to try traditional plowing to traditional rice milling during the tour. Enjoy learning local handicrafts and be blown away by the locals’ creativity and craftsmanship. Their preserved heritage is so rich, that you’ll feel like you’re a part of it. During your interactive tour, you will be treated to traditional snacks that will surely delight your tastebuds. Don’t forget to take photos as a remembrance. Aside from the exhibits, you can also take a group photo with the cultural performers. After your memorable activity, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Boracay. Join this immersive tour to the Motag Living Museum and get to know the rich cultural heritage of Aklan. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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National Museum Complex and Intramuros Half-Day Guided Tour

Discover Philippine artistry, history, and heritage in Manila’s museums that will take you back in time. If you're a history enthusiast and a fan of the arts, then this private tour is tailored perfectly for you. The day begins as your driver picks you up from your accommodation in selected areas of Metro Manila. Along with your guide, you'll make your way to the first destination – the National Museum. With collections from fine arts, archaeology, ethnography, and national history, the museum showcases Filipino talent and the country’s evolution over time. The museum features works of the country’s national artists, including the largest painting in the Philippines, with a size of 4.22 x 7.675 meters, by Juan Luna — Spoliarium. Another one of the museum’s highlights is the Manunggul Jar, a cultural treasure from 895 – 775 BC. It is a burial jar that signifies the beliefs of ancient Filipinos in the afterlife. The National Museum also recently opened the National Museum of Natural History – showcasing the country’s diverse flora and fauna which includes more than 10 galleries on plants and animals. Your next stop will be The San Agustin Church Museum. It displays a broad collection of religious art pieces, icons, furniture, and clothing that dates back from the 16th century. In the museum, you will see a 3,400-kilogram church bell that was taken down in 1927. With its extensive collection of artworks and historical value, no wonder it's marked as a UNESCO World Heritage icon. On your last stop, you'll visit Casa Manila. This 18th-century Museum is actually a 2-story house that is designed like a typical house from the 1800s. The facade of the house will make you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time, particularly during the Spanish colonial period, especially with the interior of the museum. It also features a café and a souvenir store that you can visit after the tour before we take you back to your hotel. Prepare yourself for a journey back in time in the Philippines. Find out more about the fascinating treasures and artifacts from the Pearl of the Orient. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Binondo Chinatown Manila Walking and Food Guided Tour

Join this half-day tour and savor in a melange of vibrant colors, aromas, rich culture and history of Binondo. Dubbed as the oldest Chinatown in the world, it was built in 1594 and became the center of commerce and trade in the Philippines. Now, the district is considered one of the most popular food hubs in the metro. Whether you’re a foodie or a history enthusiast, this tour is a fusion of food tasting and storytelling perfect for every traveler. Head to Binondo Church for the start of the tour. This iconic church, also known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz was built in 1596 for Chinese settlers who converted to Christianity. With a Spanish or European Baroque architectural style, the church features a five-tier Chinese style bell tower, an original 16th-century structure. Go inside and appreciate the interior of the church adorned with huge paintings in the ceilings and the altar modeled after the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Next stop, delve into the streets of Binondo and have a taste of different Chinese cuisine from dumplings, hopia, noodles, and lumpia. While learning about the district's history and rich culture. Witness how these foods became an essential part of the history of Binondo. Explore the main streets of Binondo like Ongpin Street, Chinatown’s main street and the Queen of Manila’s street – Escolta. Discover the best way to travel by having a taste of Binondo. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Half-Day Historical Intramuros Manila Walking Guided Tour

Pack light and bring out your camera for a half-day walking tour around the Walled City of Intramuros in Manila. If you’re a history enthusiast, this tour is a perfect portal to one of the most historic sites in the capital of the Philippines.  You will meet your tour guide at the Fort Santiago entrance gate. Fort Santiago is one of the most important historical sites within Metro Manila. Built by the Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi in 1571, Fort Santiago served as a defensive fortress for then newly established city of Manila. During your tour, go on a scenic walk around the fort which boasts impressive architecture and extensive military history. Learn about the last remaining days of our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago before his execution - from learning about the original copy of “Mi Ultimo Adios” to Rizal’s vertebra damaged by the firing squad. You will also find eerie dungeons just outside the Rizal Shrine which were used as prison cells during World War II. Pay your respect in the memorial cross built for the victims at Fort Santiago. You'll head next to the iconic Manila Cathedral. Also known as the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, this church has been a venue for papal masses in the country with Pope Francis in 2015, Blessed Paul VI in 1970, and St. John Paul II in 1981.  After exploring the cathedral, explore the cobblestone streets of Intramuros by a kalesa or a horse-drawn carriage ride. Visit the Memorare Manila 1945 monument built to commemorate the lost lives during the Battle of Manila. Cap off the tour with a visit to Casa Manila, a museum that resembles a 19th-century mansion. The two-story museum depicts the colonial lifestyle featuring paintings, furniture, tableware, and books from the Spanish Era. Get ready to explore the Walled City of Intramuros and discover why it's a must-visit culture space in the country. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
3,5 hours
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All year
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Western Pangasinan Visita Iglesia Full-Day Tour with Lunch & Snacks

Reflect, pray, and find hope during your Visita Iglesia trip around the western side of Pangasinan. Taking you around some of the centuries-old churches in the province, this tour is perfect for those looking forward to deepening their faith and belief during the Lenten Season. Assemble at the designated meeting place and wait for the driver to pick you up early in the morning. Once your private transportation arrives, you will immediately start your Visita Iglesia tour. This age-old custom revolves around visiting seven churches as a symbolism for the Seven Last Words of Christ. Your first church stop will be at the St. Raymond Penafort Parish in Mangatarem. With its early Renaissance architectural style, this church will surely bring you back to its glory days in the late 1870s.  From there, you will make your way to the town of Aguilar, where the St. Joseph the Patriarch is located. Marvel at its stunning façade and offer a little prayer while inside before you head to the St. Andrews the Apostle Church in Bugallon. The church’s beautiful Baroque façade will welcome you upon your arrival here. Continue your trip to the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Salasa, where you can hear mass and walk around its grounds. Go to Sual next and let peace reign within you while saying your prayers inside the St. Peter the Martyr Church. This church dates back to the 1800s and features a stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. You will also be visiting another centuries-old church at Alaminos City, the St. Joseph Cathedral whose construction started during the late 1830s. You will end your Visita Iglesia at the St. James the Great Church in Bolinao before heading home.  Gain a deeper understanding of Christianity on this Visita Iglesia trip around seven iconic churches in western Pangasinan. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Food Tasting Adventure in Pangasinan | With Private Transfer

Embark on a culinary quest to taste the most flavorful eats Pangasinan has to offer. Known as a province of varied and delicious cuisine, Pangasinan will surely surprise you with its food highlights. So if you’re hungry for local food and adventure, make sure to get this tour booked.  Your air-conditioned transfer will be picking you up at the lobby of your hotel in Pangasinan. Skip breakfast or just have a light meal to make room for all the food you will eat for the day, starting off with the province’s famous Bangus (milkfish).  There are several ways to cook this fish, from fried to steamed. You will be taken to one of the restaurants in the area that serve this as their main specialty. You will also be trying out a plateful of pigar-pigar. This local cuisine mixes beef strips and stir-fried cabbage in one dish. Most locals serve this quintessential meal at home, but the dish is often included in restaurant and food stall menus, as well. It is best paired with a cold glass of beer or soft drinks. Along the way, you will be taken to another local restaurant serving a stew called kaleskes. This delicacy has a rich mix of beef innards, exemplifying the approach of local cooks to use everything that an animal has from its tail to its snout. It has a quirky but delicious taste for those not used to eating innards.   The colorful putong Calasiao is another delicacy you will be snacking on, as well. These steamed rice cakes come in various flavors, from ube to plain to mango and pandan. Take some home as pasalubong (souvenir) to your friends and loved ones. Before heading back to your hotel, you will stop by at the Bagoong Factory, where you'll learn about the process of creating fermented fish sauce, another Pangasinan delicacy.  Experience the Pangasinan culture as you try various dishes that define the province on this full-day culinary trip. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Lingayen Pangasinan Half-Day Heritage Sightseeing with snacks

Discover Lingayen’s cultural and historical heritage through its food, famous monuments, and old houses on this half-day sightseeing tour. If you’re looking for a short introduction to the province upon your arrival that doesn’t take up much of your time, then this package deal is just what you need.   You will be picked up by your guide either in the morning or afternoon, depending on your preferred schedule. Once you are all set, you will drive to the first stop in the itinerary, the beautiful Pangasinan Capitol Building. It dates back to the late 1910s and features an exterior adorned with columns and wide windows, making it a perfect backdrop for photo ops.  Just across the street from the capitol building is the Veteran’s Memorial Park. Apart from being a favorite recreational site of locals, the park also serves as a reminder of the past as it features a museum and replicas of war-time memorabilia like tanks and cannons. In front of the park is the Urduja House named after the mythical warrior princess. It serves as the official residence of the province’s governor. The building is simple on the outside but the interior is adorned with a strong Southeast Asian design influence. From there, you will make your way to the Capitol Beachfront and Baywalk, where you can enjoy the refreshing seascape. Feel free to stroll along the baywalk and chat with some of the locals before you head to the Sison Auditorium. This is where most of the city’s premier events are held.  Across the street from the auditorium is another local park named ASNA Park. This is where most locals usually hangout, as well. After enjoying the park, you will be visiting former President Fidel Ramos’ childhood house. Get a glimpse of what his life was like growing up and see some memorabilia, old-style furniture, and photos of him and his family as you walk around the house. From there, you will be stopping by the Bagoong Factory for some quick bagoong-making demo before heading back home. See a slice of the heritage of Lingayen as you embark on this half-day sightseeing tour around the Pangasinan town’s iconic heritage. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Pangasinan Full-Day Visita Iglesia with lunch and snacks

Deepen your faith as you embark on a Visita Iglesia journey while on vacation in Pangasinan. Taking you to seven iconic old churches within the province, this full-day tour is perfect for those wanting to understand Christianity better and looking to find solace away from the hectic city. You will be meeting your guide at a designated meeting place in Pangasinan early in the morning. From there, you will depart for Lingayen to start your Visita Iglesia tour. The Visita Iglesia is a traditional local custom wherein practitioners go to seven churches during Maundy Thursday. This is an age-old practice that dates back centuries and is carried on by devotees.  Upon arrival in Lingayen, you will be stopping by the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in Lingayen. This church has a long history dating back to the 1580s. Delve deeper into your spirituality with a stop at the Our Lady of the Purification Church in the municipality of Binmaley. This beautiful building was built in the late 1620s. After saying a short prayer here, you will then be taken to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John in Dagupan City.  Although the cathedral is not as old as the two previous churches, it still provides a solemn mood perfect for reflection. You will be exploring the grounds of the church and attending the Chrism Mass here before you head to Saint Peter and Paul Parish in Calasiao.   Adorned with a serene atmosphere for prayer and contemplation, this church was founded way back in 1588. It is listed as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Museum of the Philippines. You will then continue your spiritual journey at the Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas in Mangaldan, the Holy Family Parish in Sta. Barbara, and the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag before heading home.  Experience Pangasinan’s religious side on this Visita Iglesia to seven of its iconic old churches. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Pangasinan Full-Day Culinary Tour with Lunch

Experience the flavors of Pangasinan by trying out its sumptuous local cuisine. If you’re a foodie by heart and want to explore the province’s heritage through its famous delicacies, this culinary tour is just what you need and more.  Wait for your driver to pick you up at your accommodation in Pangasinan. Once settled, your guide will provide you a checklist of the different cuisines you'll be trying out during the tour, starting with the province’s specialty Bangus (milkfish). Being the home of some of the best milkfish dishes in the country, it is easy to spot a local restaurant serving these delicious fish. You may eat it with white rice and veggies to complete the meal. Afterward, you will be trying out the kaleskesan, a dish made of innards. Its delectable distinct taste comes close to the sour soup called papaitan from Ilocos. Savor its hot stew before you proceed to try the Alaminos longganisa. This local delicacy is basically a sausage stuffed with fat and meat and has a distinctly reddish color. This is a common dish served during breakfast with eggs and a cup of coffee, but you can also eat it for lunch and dinner. Pigar-pigar is another noteworthy dish you will be trying during your food trip in the province. This delicacy has stir-fried strips of beef and vegetables, most of which are cabbages. You can easily find this in food stalls and restaurants in Dagupan. From there, you will make your way to Je's Bagoong Factory, a local factory specialized in creating fermented fish sauce. Not only will you learn the history of the factory, but you'll also see firsthand how it's produced and manufactured. The last delicacy you'll be trying on your list is putong Calasiao. These rice-based cakes come in various colors and flavors such as pandan, ube, or cheese. Make sure to bring some with you for your friends and loved ones. Go on a culinary adventure and sample the delicious local delicacies that epitomize Pangasinan’s flavor on this full-day food sampling tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Pangasinan Pilgrimage Tour | Full-Day Package with Lunch & Guide

Lift your spirit and embark on a pilgrimage tour around Pangasinan. Visit different churches such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John, Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag, and others. This journey of faith is perfect for anyone who wants to reaffirm and enrich their faith. Your pilgrimage tour will begin after your driver and local guide picks you up at your accommodation in Pangasinan.  As you make your way to the different churches in the province, your tour guide will discuss with you the day's itinerary.  You will visit Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag. Feel hope in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag. This venerated church in Pangasinan has an ivory image of the Virgin Mary. This centuries-old basilica has become a major pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pilgrims invoke the image for the needy, sick, and the helpless. Take this opportunity to light a candle, say a prayer, and ask for the Virgin Mary’s intercession. Another highlight of this tour is the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John Cathedral. Also known as Dagupan Cathedral, the church boasts a sleek facade with colorful stained-glass windows. Stroll around the church and take the opportunity to admire the architechture. Afterward, head inside and have a moment of silence and offer a prayer. Reflect, open your heart, and fill your spirit during this trip. Get this tour package today and deepen your belief in God while visiting the beautiful churches of the province. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Balangiga Bells Samar Day Tour | With Lunch and Land Transfers

Learn about the rich history of Eastern Samar as you go sightseeing to the famous Balangiga Bells. If you’re a history enthusiast, this popular attraction should be on your next travel list when you go to Eastern Visayas. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Leyte and take you to San Lorenzo de Martir Church in the town of Balangiga. Also known as the St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, this newly repaired place of worship was extremely hit by the super typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) in 2013, completely destroying the exterior facade of the church. The church is home to the famous Balangiga Bells. Considered as a national treasure that symbolizes the freedom and resistance of Filipinos, the Balangiga Bells became a resounding topic in 2018 when it finally returned to its hometown in Balangiga, Eastern Samar after 117 years. The bells were taken by American soldiers as their war trophies during the Philippine-American war in 1901. Before its return to the country, two of the bells were previously installed in a US military base in Wyoming, a western state in America; and the other one is in a US military base in South Korea. Now, the return of the historical relics symbolizes the strong bilateral relations between the two countries. Upon arrival at the church, you will be greeted by the three metal bells, each between 23 inches and 30 inches tall. As you pace around the church, you will learn about the story behind these artifacts and how these were used as instruments of war. Pay a tribute to the Samarenos who fought bravely during the war and feel free to explore the insides of the church, as well.  Apart from the bells, the church also hosts one of the sculptures made by the Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture and National Artist, Napoleon Abueva. Take a photo with the sculpture before heading back home. Appreciate one of the national treasures of the Philippines with this day tour to Balangiga Bells in Samar. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Tacloban City Private Day Tour

Discover the rich history of Tacloban City on this private tour that will take you to the popular historic and religious sites. If you consider yourself a history buff, this tour is perfect for you. Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Tacloban and take you straight to San Juanico Bridge. This bridge spans over two kilometers long, making it the longest bridge in the Philippines. It has spectacular views of the sea and sky and connects two towns from different islands: Santa Rita in Samar and Tacloban City. This makes trading and exporting easier. Your next stop is the MV Jocelyn Shipwreck. Unveiled back in 2015, this cargo ship was washed ashore during the storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The original ship was converted into a memorial dedicated to the lives it took that day.   Around three kilometers from the shipwreck is the Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Park, one of the many projects of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos outside of Manila. In your tour of this extravagant property, you will find a shrine dedicated to Sto. Niño and a great collection of art pieces from different parts of the Philippines. Because the property used to be a vacation home of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, you will find luxurious facilities here, as well. There are several guest rooms, a grand ballroom, dining hall, and glamorous furniture, among others. From there, you will make your way to the Astrodome for some photo-ops before heading to Yolanda Memorial Monument in Sagkahan. Just like MV Jocelyn Shipwreck, this marker is erected as a remembrance of the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Another site you will be visiting is the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park. Located at the Red Beach in Palo, a small town near Tacloban, the park serves as a tribute to the American-Filipino alliance. From there, you will head downtown where you will go on a running tour around the City Hall, Provincial Capitol, Divine Word Hospital and Divine Word University,  UP Tacloban, and the Magsaysay Blvd.  Discover a big chunk of the country’s history in the city of Tacloban with this sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio Museum Hopping Private Guided Tour

Admire the creativity and artworks of local and national artists by booking this museum tour in Baguio City. This private guided museum hopping is perfect for those wanting to enrich their cultural appreciation by getting a clearer picture of the city’s heritage. The private shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio City. Once the guide and driver arrives, you will get a brief introduction about the day’s activities and will immediately make your way to the first place of interest, BenCab Museum. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Baguio City. While on your way to your first destination, your guide will give you a brief introduction about the day’s activities. First, you will visit the BenCab Museum. Owned by National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts Benedicto Cabrera or BenCab, this museum showcases the beautiful pieces made by him, as well as indigenous and contemporary artworks from local artists. The museum is also a good place to take pictures because of its distinct design and architecture that displays the region’s heritage. From BenCab Museum, you will visit the Aguinaldo Museum next. Built in 1985, this destination has interactive displays where you can learn more about the former President of the Philippines and other historical figures. You will also see the first Philippine flag during your visit. Next, you'll drop by at the Historical Core in Camp John Hay. This tourist spot acts as a reminder of the terror created by the Filipino-American-Japanese war during World War II. Your guide will discuss key events that happened during the span of the world war while browsing the relics and artifacts on display. You can also see the Bell Amphitheater here, which features a manicured lawn garden and an abundance of flora and fauna, making it a famous wedding events place. Make your way to Tam-awan Village and discover the rich culture of the region. Weave in and out of the traditional huts in the village. If you have time, participate in an art workshop that takes place in the complex. Enjoy the views and commune with nature during your stay. Enrich your knowledge about the city at your last stop, Baguio Mountain Province Museum. This museum contains displays, exhibits, and dioramas of the history of Cordilleras. You will see traditional clothes, depictions of local traditions and events, and relics used by indigenous peoples. Hop in this museum tour and discover the rich heritage of Baguio City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio City Culture and Countryside Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the art and heritage of the Cordilleras in this private guided day tour of Baguio. This is perfect for those who want to enjoy the best attractions in and outside of the city in just one day. Wait for your driver to pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio. Your tour guide will be there to brief you about the day’s excursion before you go to your first destination, Tam-awan Village. The Tam-Awan Village is an artist’s hub is known for its Ifugao-style traditional houses and various Cordilleran art display. Also dubbed as a living museum, here you can witness live cultural performances and demonstrations.  Test your courage next when you enter the infamous Diplomat Hotel. This retreat center-turned-lodging house is pretty well known for its ghost stories. Despite its reputation, it is still a popular attraction because of its picturesque appearance. Don't worry; there won't be any banging windows or doors while you're on the site! Maybe. From there, go on a mini-pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, a must-visit not only for the religious ones but also for those who love sightseeing. Located at Mirador Hill, the grotto provides spectacular views of the city. Visit the Bell Church next and admire its one-of-a-kind Chinese style architecture. This popular tourist spot was founded by the Filipino-Chinese organization in Benguet. Appreciate the inscriptions, gates, and the features of this place before heading to your last stop. The Easter Weaving Room provides you with insights about the local handicraft industry. You will also get to see weavers at work. Make sure to buy souvenirs -- their cloth products are topnotch! -- before you go back to your hotel. See the best of the City of Pines in this whole day tour of Baguio City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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