Ilocos Tours and Activities

Ilocos Tours and Activities

Discover the rich heritage and culture of Ilocos with these tours. See the rural towns of Pagudpud en route to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, stroll at the historic Calle Crisologo in Vigan, or ride a 4X4 in Paoay sand dunes.
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What is Ilocos known for?

Ilocos, one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, is known for its rich history, cultural heritage, stunning natural attractions, unique cuisine, and blend of historical and natural wonders. Ilocos has four major provinces — Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan and La Union. It has 3 major towns popular for sightseeing; this includes Laoag, Pagudpud, and Vigan.

What are the top tourist spots in Ilocos?

Some of the top tourist attractions in Ilocos include the Ilocos Sand Dunes, Paoay Church and Malacanang of the North. A Pagudpud tour is highly recommended, as it features top Pagudpud tourist spots like Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, and Bangui Windmills. Vigan tours are also popular, as the historic town is considered one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines, and features top Philippine architectural landmarks like the Calle Crisologo and other tourist spots in Vigan.

How can I get to Ilocos?

You can get to Ilocos by either taking a bus or driving from Manila, which is about a 7-9 hour drive away. Alternatively, you can also take a flight to Laoag International Airport, one of the top Philippine airports, located in Ilocos Norte.

What's the best way to get around Ilocos?

Aside from walking, tricycles, jeepneys, and Philippine transfers are the best options to travel around Ilocos.

When is the best time to visit Ilocos?

The best time to visit Ilocos is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. During this time, the weather is generally dry and sunny, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing, especially if you’re planning to try an Ilocos Norte and Sur itinerary.

How much time should I spend in Ilocos?

If you’re only planning to do some light sightseeing, it’s recommended to spend 1-2 days in Ilocos. On the other hand, if you want to explore the Ilocos region in its entirety, aside from trying the best things to do in Vigan and Laoag, it’s best to spend more than 3 days there and book an Ilocos tour package, so you can have more time to visit other attractions and try more activities.

You can also follow a 3-week Philippine itinerary if you want a more comprehensive trip not only in the Ilocos region, but the whole Philippines. Book all inclusive Philippine vacation packages for a fuss-free experience.

What activities can I do in Ilocos besides sightseeing?

Besides sightseeing, you can also go on a sand dunes adventure, try sandboarding, visit a pottery factory, go on a culinary tour, or even try kite flying in some of the best Luzon tourist spots in Ilocos. You can also opt for a staycation at a Philippine hotel in Ilocos, such as Vigan hotels, and enjoy the hotel’s amenities and facilities.

Are there any eco-tourism activities in Ilocos?

Yes, there are several Philippine eco-tourism activities in Ilocos, including birdwatching in Paoay Lake, visiting the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Center in Pagudpud, and going on a mangrove tour in Bangui.

What are some popular Filipino dishes in Ilocos?

Some of the best food in the Philippines located in Ilocos include bagnet (deep-fried pork belly), empanada (a pastry filled with meat and vegetables), and longganisa (a type of sausage).

What languages do locals speak in Ilocos?

Locals speak the Ilocano language in Ilocos regions. Some also speak Tagalog and English.

What outfit should I wear during an Ilocos tour?

Wear light, comfortable clothing made from breathable materials such as cotton or linen, along with comfortable walking shoes or sandals. Don't forget to bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler nights and a swimsuit and cover-up if you plan to swim. Remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a reusable water bottle.

Is it safe in Ilocos?

Yes, Ilocos is generally a safe place to travel to. However, like any other place, it is still important to take necessary precautions such as being aware of your surroundings, keeping your belongings safe, and avoiding going out alone at night.
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