Ilocos Tours
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.

Ilocos Tours

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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Vigan City Full-Day Tour | With Transfers from Laoag

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

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Vigan Full-Day Sightseeing | With Guide & Transfers from Manila

Discover the rich heritage of Vigan by joining this immersive tour from Manila. If you have a knack for history and want a quick escape from the metro, then this package is surely something that should not be missed.  Your driver will fetch you at your meet up place in Starbucks SM Mall of Asia and take you north to the city of Vigan. Upon arriving at the city, you will first head to the Bantay Bell Tower, which dates back to the 1590s. This old structure resisted the tests of time and had seen the Spaniards come and go. Take a quick photo at the site before making your way to the Syquia Mansion.  The mansion was owned by the Ilocano-born President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino’s wife, Doña Alicia Syquia Quirino. During the Quirino administration, some government meetings and functions were held here. Today, the mansion serves as a museum.  From there, you will visit the Baluarte Zoo, owned and designed by Filipino politician, Chavit Singson. This interactive wildlife sanctuary features preserved remains of Singson’s hunted animals over the years. You'll also visit the famous pottery attraction Pagburnayan, where you can buy or build your own clay pot.  After admiring the locally-made pottery, you will head next to the Ilocos Regional Museum Complex. It is a group of museums that houses important memorabilia like the dormitory room of Elpidio Quirino. Your Vigan trip will not be complete without a visit to the frequently photographed Calle Crisologo. This age-old street is lined with Spanish houses and structures that make it the perfect spot for your sepia photos. You can rent a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) here or simply stroll around to enjoy the scenery.   Get insights and knowledge about the rich heritage of Vigan with this sightseeing tour from Manila. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
13 hours
Available:
All year
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Ilocos Sur Full-Day Sightseeing Tour | With Dancing Fountain Show

Discover the beauty of the southern section of the Ilocos region on this full-day sightseeing tour around its famed landmarks. This tour best appeals to families and friends looking to know the history behind some of the most iconic places in the province aboard the convenience of a private vehicle.  The tour will start in the morning when you are picked up from your hotel and taken to your first destination — Paoay. Upon arrival at the town, you will head straight to the Malacañang of the North. This became the residence of the presidential family during the term of former President Ferdinand Marcos. The mansion is now converted into a museum featuring the highlights of the former president’s term. From there you will head to Paoay Lake, the largest lake in the province, and Paoay Church, which is also known as Saint Augustine Church. Before going to Vigan for lunch, you will first get a taste of the famous Ilocos empanada at the Batac Empanadahan. You will also be visiting the Marcos Museum in this town to learn more about the life of the former president. From there, you will dig into your lunch in Vigan, then set off to see the historic sites in the city, including St. Paul’s Cathedral (also known as Vigan Cathedral), Bantay Church, and Baluarte (a zoological park). You will also be dropping by the Pagburnayan Pottery to experience making your own earthen jar. After the pottery making session, you will be brought to the Burgos Museum, the ancestral home of martyr Father Jose Burgos, and the Crisologo Museum, the former residence of politician Floro S. Crisologo. For an extra fee, you can also opt to visit the Syquia Mansion, a century-old mansion owned by the former President Elpidio Quirino. Your trip to Ilocos Sur will not be complete without heading to Calle Crisologo, where you can find old and well-preserved Spanish-era houses. Enjoy strolling along these cobblestone streets and try riding the kalesa (horse-drawn carriage), as well. The tour will close with a spectacular show courtesy of the Ilocos Sur dancing fountain before you head back to Laoag. Experience the best of Ilocos Sur on this whole-day seat-in-coach tour of Paoay, Batac, and Vigan. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Ilocos Norte Sightseeing Day Tour | With Transfers from Laoag

Discover the historical background of Ilocos Norte province in this day tour around the towns of Laoag, Burgos, and Bangui and its nearby landmarks. If you are into history and heritage and love sightseeing, then this tour is just for you.  After being picked up from your hotel, you will go to the city of Laoag where you will experience the Laoag City Rolling Tour, starting with a visit to the St. William’s Cathedral and the famous Sinking Bell Tower. Both attractions are a mere 100 meters away from each other and are closely connected in history. The tower is said to be continuously sinking as years pass by because it was built on sandy ground. You will then head to Museo Ilocos Norte to learn more about the locals and their culture as you explore the building filled with traditional artifacts from the Ilocano, Itneg, and Igorot groups. Around 200 meters away from the museum is Aurora Park, best known for its multi-tiered obelisk called Tobacco Monopoly Monument. The monument dates back to 1881 and was erected as a symbol of the end of the Spanish tobacco monopoly in the country, thanks to King Alfonso XII.  From Laoag City, you will be driven to Burgos to see the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as the Burgos Lighthouse. This lighthouse was declared by the Philippine government as a National Historical Landmark and a National Cultural Treasure — definitely something you should not miss. You will then proceed to a wind farm, where the Bangui Windmills are located. These windmills generate generous wind energy that power some parts of the region. From the wind farm, you will be headed to Pagudpud to have your lunch first so that you will have ample energy to spare for the other half of the day which will be equally fun. After a short tour in Pagudpud, you'll be stopping at the Patapat Viaduct first before going back to Laoag — a bridge that is elevated more than thirty meters above sea level. For an additional fee, you can also opt to experience the Ilocos Sand Dunes, ride a 4x4, or play in the sand bed. Make the most out of your stay in Ilocos Norte with this jam-packed sightseeing trip around its iconic attractions. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Vigan and Ilocos Norte Day Tour | With Transfers from Laoag

See the best of Vigan and Ilocos Norte in this family-friendly escapade around the region’s most iconic landmarks. If you’re looking to discovering the highlights of Ilocos, specifically the stunning views of its rural towns, in just a day, then this jam-packed package is just what you need.  The driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Laoag and take you the Malacanang of the North, a former Presidental family house turned into a museum with displays about the former President Ferdinand Marcos’ reign in the Philippines. The two-story mansion overlooks the beautiful Paoay Lake, which you will be visiting next. Most locals enjoy strolling along the shores of the lake and admiring its serene atmosphere.  From there, you will marvel at Paoay Church’s baroque-inspired facade next. This religious relic has survived earthquakes over its centuries-long existence. This UNESCO-listed attraction is one of the province’s most popular and most photographed site. You will also be dropping by at the Marcos Museum to learn about the life of the former Philippine president.  Another must-see museum on the list if the Juan and Antonio Luna Museum, which is dedicated to the two titular historical figures. Appreciate the well-preserved artifacts found inside, especially the galleries depicting the brothers’ life. You will then be making your way to St. Paul’s Cathedral next, a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site declaration for the Historic Town of Vigan in 1999.  From there, you will be taken to the Bantay Church to see its Neo-Gothic and pseudo-Romanesque beauty and historical belfry before heading off to make earthen jars at the Parburnayan Pottery Making. Other points of interest you will be stopping by are the Burgos Museum, National Museum, Crisologo Museum, and Baluarte Zoo. You will then be taken to explore the narrow, cobblestone streets of Calle Crisologo. Buy souvenirs from one of the quaint shops here or ride the kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) to complete the experience. See what makes Ilocos Norte a prime tourist destination with this day tour of Vigan City and its nearby landmarks. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
1 day
Available:
All year
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Vigan Heritage Village Day Tour | With Transfers from Laoag

Immerse yourself in the vibrant heritage of Vigan with this historical full-day tour. If you are into history and want to learn the story behind the city’s Spanish-era buildings, then this tour is just what you’re looking for.  Wait for your designated driver to pick you up at the lobby of your accommodation in Laoag City. Once settled, you will immediately start with the heritage tour, starting with a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral. Also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the St. Paul’s Cathedral is a relic of the country’s colonial history. The current structure has been around since the 1800s with many reconstructions and maintenance throughout the centuries. You will then make your way to Bantay Bell Tower, which traces its history all the way back to the 1590s. This ancient structure has withstood the test of time and has seen the Spanish come and leave. Take pictures of this Ilocandia icon and jump back in time as you try to imagine what life was like before. From there, you will drop by the Pagburnayan Pottery Making House, a famous pottery attraction where you will learn how to create your own earthen jar from clay. Less than a kilometer away from the pottery house is Padre José Burgos National Museum. A satellite museum of the National Museum, this building was once the ancestral home of Father José Burgos, one of the three martyr priests whom the Spanish executed 1872. There are various Ilocano artifacts housed here, including the series of paintings made by local painter, Don Esteban Villanueva.  You will see more interesting historical pieces at your next stop, the National Museum in Ilocos Museum Regional Complex. This set of museums sits next to the provincial capitol building in Vigan and features items, from the memorabilia of former President Elpidio Quirino to a Basi wine exhibit collection. Another must-see museum in Vigan is the Crisologo Museum, the ancestral house of politician Floro Crisologo which was converted into a museum shortly after his assassination in 1972.  Afterward, you will enjoy a quick zoo sightseeing at Baluarte before ending your day with a visit to the cobblestone streets of Calle Crisologo. Here, you will spot horse-drawn carriages that were once the only mode of transportation in the Spanish-ruled Philippines. With the Spanish houses lining the street, it makes for a perfect backdrop for your photos.  Stroll the Heritage Village of Vigan and discover its old-world charm on this guided day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Ilocos Norte Culture & Nature Day Tour | With Transfers from Laoag

Hit the road and explore the must-see landmarks on Ilocos Norte with this guided day tour. If you like to go on cultural and historical trips combined with some sightseeing of natural wonders, this tour is tailor-fit for you. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Laoag. From there, you will be taken to St. William’s Cathedral. It serves as the center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Laoag. Admire its Italian Renaissance exterior and take a look inside to see the intricate details of the altar. Just a short walk from the cathedral is the Sinking Bell Tower. Built on a weak foundation centuries ago, this tower sinks at a rate of one inch every year. Take a picture with this unique sight before heading to the Museo Ilocos Norte, an ethnographic museum housing traditional artifacts from the Ilocano, Itneg, and Igorot people.   Within walking distance from the museum is the Aurora Park, previously known as Plaza de Alfonso XII. It is not only a favorite place of recreation for the locals but also a place of history as it features the Tobacco Monopoly Monument. Erected in 1881 to mark the end of the Spanish tobacco monopoly in the country, this multi-tiered obelisk is dedicated to the Spanish King Alfonso XII, who ordered such decree.  After strolling around the park, you will make your way to the Malacañang of the North. What once was the residence of the family of Ferdinand Marcos is now a museum featuring the former Philippine President’s programs during his term. The mansion overlooks Paoay Lake and is roughly ten kilometers away from Paoay Church, where you will head next.  This Roman Catholic church is well-known for its distinct architecture of massive buttresses on the sides and back of the structure. While it was established way back in the early 1700s, the church stood strong amidst earthquakes that shook the region over the years. You will then end your day with a visit to the Marcos Museum, which features the former President’s life and houses some of his memorabilia.  Pack your cameras and join this tour around Ilocos Norte’s picturesque attractions. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Pagudpud Ilocos Sightseeing Day Tour | With Hotel Pickup & Dropoff

Discover the natural and man-made attractions of Pagudpud, Ilocos when you go on this guided day trip. If you are a fan of the outdoors and enjoy a road trip across the countryside, then this package deal is just what you need.  The day begins when you get picked up at your hotel in Laoag City and make your way to the north. Enjoy the rural towns and the quiet country roads you will be passing by en route to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos. This active lighthouse was built and first lit in the 1890s. Until today, the lighthouse is still up and running, providing signals to passing ships in the night. Take plenty of selfies and landscape photos here before you head to the Bangui Windmills.  The 20-turbine-strong wind farm generates a substantial amount of power in the province. They run for as far as nine kilometers along the beach of Bangui. Aside from being an essential part of the region, these windmills also make for a picture-perfect background for photography.  From there, you will be taken through the Patapat Viaduct, a man-made beauty that hugs the hills and provides stunning views of the sea. Ask the driver to make a stop to take pictures of the surroundings. After crossing the Patapat Bridge, you will be dropped off at Agua Grande. This attraction has cold and glass-like waters and a picnic area to rest and unwind in. Less than a kilometer away from the Agua Grande is Paraiso ni Anton (Anton’s Paradise). Many visitors make a brief stopover here to fill their bottles and jugs with the water that supposedly has healing powers flowing from the mountains. If the season permits, you will also be visiting a massive family-owned dragon fruit plantation in Burgos, along with the rugged Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.  Experience the best of Pagudpud in Northern Ilocos with this day trip to a handful of its iconic attractions. Check for an available date.

Duration:
6,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Pagudpud & Laoag Ilocos Sightseeing | With Hotel Pickup & Dropoff

Get the best of both worlds when you join this combo day tour of Ilocos Norte’s famous destinations. Taking you to see the historic city of Laoag and the beautiful countryside of Pagudpud, this excursion is just what you need if you want to get a deeper insight into the region’s rich history and enjoy its bucolic landscape at the same time. After being picked up from your hotel in Laoag, you will immediately begin your city tour, starting with the Laoag Cathedral, also known as St. William’s Cathedral. Say a prayer or light a candle here before you head to the Sinking Bell Tower, located not far from the church. This relic dates back to the Spanish colonization period. Built in the 16th century, the tower survived centuries of earthquakes and other natural disasters over time. Despite withstanding the test of time, it sinks deeper into the ground an inch every year. From there, you will be taken to the Museo Ilocos Norte. The small museum is housed in a former tobacco warehouse and features traditional items from the local ethnographic groups of the region, including the Ilocano, Igorot, and Itneg. Here, you will see some household utensils, traditional clothing, and ceremonial objects. There is also a replica of a 19th-century ancestral house displayed inside.  You will also be dropping by Aurora Park, which is within walking distance from the museum. The park used to be known as Plaza de Alfonso XII after the King of Spain. One of its prominent features is the multi-tiered obelisk, called Tobacco Monopoly Monument, which had been erected in plaza back in 1881. It is dedicated to King Alfonso XII for the lifting of the tobacco monopoly in the country.  From there, you will be heading north to the northwesternmost tip of the island of Luzon, Cape Bojeador. The place is home to the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, one of the cultural heritage structures in Ilocos Norte. The lighthouse has been guiding passing ships since its opening in March 1892. You will then make your way to the Bangui Windmills, an excellent energy source in the region before heading back home.   Explore the beauty of Ilocos Norte’s countryside and its rich culture and heritage with this day tour of Laoag and Pagudpud. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Laoag Ilocos Norte Half-Day City Sightseeing | With Hotel Pickup

Get ready to see the remnants of the Philippines’ Spanish colonial past in this guided tour of Ilocos Norte. If you are into history and culture, then this day trip to the towns of Paoay, Batac, and Laoag is just what you need. After being picked up from your hotel in Laoag City, you will head to the Malacañang of the North, Ferdinand Marcos’ residence during his presidential term. The mansion has now been transformed into a museum, housing some of his memorabilia. From there, you will be visiting Paoay Church next. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site in distinctive Baroque architecture. The church is also known for having withstood natural disasters since the 18th century. You will then make your way to the Marcos Museum to learn more about the life of former president Ferdinand Marcos before heading to Museo Ilocos Norte, located some 18 kilometers from the Marcos Museum. This heritage structure used to be a tobacco warehouse but now features a lot of interesting exhibits as well as information on how tobacco farming was done. After exploring the museums, you will be taken to the Sinking Bell Tower and St. William Cathedral. Take out your camera and snap a picture of the bell tower that sinks an inch deeper every year. St. William Cathedral, on the other hand, is well-known for its Baroque and Italian Renaissance design. It had an important role in preserving Catholicism during the spread of the Philippine Independent Church. Before heading home, you will make a short stop at the Tobacco Monopoly Marker, a monument that celebrates the end of the Spanish exploitation of Ilocano farmers. Learn about the Philippines' rich Spanish heritage when you book this half-day tour of Laoag City, Paoay, and Batac in Ilocos Norte. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Pagudpud Ilocos Full-Day Sightseeing | Pickup & Dropoff from Laoag

Go on a scenic drive through the countryside of Pagugpud in Ilocos Norte with this whole-day sightseeing tour from Laoag City. If you’re interested in a day packed with natural attractions and refreshing sceneries, then this guided tour is just what you’re looking for. Your private transfer will pick you up in your accommodation at Laoag City in the morning and drive you all the way to the town of Burgos where the Cape Bojeador is nestled. This northwesternmost tip of Luzon Island houses a historical lighthouse that dates back to 1892. The lighthouse is stationed on Nagpartian Hill and still shines a light for ships passing and entering the Philippines. Make sure to take plenty of photos with the lighthouse during your stay. Walk on the white-washed surface of Kapurpurawan Rock Formation next and marvel at nature’s beauty. “Puraw” means “white” in Ilokano, hence the name of this attraction. The stunning waves and grooves of the formations are nothing short of a spectacular sight. The main draw of this destination is the anvil-like rock facing the sea. Find the perfect spot for a selfie or group picture with this Ilocos icon before leaving for the Bangui Windmills, one of the main sources of energy in the region.  There are a total of 20 wind turbines featured here that are arranged in a single line stretching as far as nine kilometers. These man-made wonders spin like pinwheels with the scenic countryside as its backdrop. Stay until sunset to capture mesmerizing photos of the sky turning into fiery orange. You will then enjoy the views of the ocean and the verdant hills as you drive through the Patapat Viaduct. Stop for a while to take pictures and take in the cool, fresh countryside breeze before heading home.  Go sightseeing around Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte and discover its hidden natural beauty with this whole-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Vigan City Full-Day Sightseeing | Pickup & Dropoff from Laoag

Experience the heritage and culture of northern Luzon with this tour that will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Vigan. If you are staying in Laoag for its beautiful sand dunes but want to see the historic side of Ilocos, this trip is perfect for you. After being picked up from your hotel in Laoag, you will head to the most famous stop in Vigan, Calle Crisologo. It is best known for the Spanish-era houses that line the cobblestone streets. Here, you will go on a walking tour around the area’s four blocks while your guide fills you in on its rich history and heritage. Feel free to pose for creative photos while you’re at it.  Head next to Syquia Mansion, located less than a kilometer away from Calle Crisologo. The mansion served as the residence of former Philippine president Elpidio Quirino. This ancestral house contains paintings of his family, memorabilia, and antique furniture. One of the most recognizable artworks inside is a replica of the Spoliarium by Juan Luna. From there, you will immerse yourself in a pottery-making experience at the Pagburnayan Pottery Making. Upon arriving at the site, you will be toured around the pottery place where several earthen jars are displayed. You will then be taught how to make simple jars, which you can also buy afterward.  About a kilometer away from the pottery place is the Crisologo Museum, former residence of politician Floro S. Crisologo. This century-old house was converted into a museum of the politician’s life and memories shortly after he was murdered in October 1970.  You will also be checking out Baluarte Zoo to see some animals endemic to the Philippines before making your way to Plaza Burgos next. This public space has a lot of food kiosks, making it the perfect place to drink some refreshments to douse the heat. Here, you will find a statue of Father Burgos, one of the martyred priests during the Spanish Colonial Period. You will end your day with a stopover at the Heritage Village before heading home.   Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of Vigan and see what makes it a UNESCO World Heritage site. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Laoag and Vigan Ilocos Full-Day Combo Sightseeing Tour

Step back in time and get a chance to experience the vibrant heritage and culture of Laoag and Vigan with this family-friendly sightseeing day trip in Ilocos. If you are a history buff wanting to explore the historic cities, then this guided day tour is just what you need. Your day starts when you are picked up by your guide from your accommodation in Laoag City. From there you will go to Malacañang of the North, a two-story mansion overlooking Paoay Lake. The mansion serves as the former home of the Marcos family, one of the biggest and well-known families in the country. Now a tourist destination, it features the programs of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos during his 20-year term. It has seven rooms, each one having its own theme.  From the mansion, you will head to Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Cultural Treasure. Its Baroque architecture has amazed numerous tourists since its construction back in 1710. After offering a short prayer at the church, you will learn more about the Marcoses at the Marcos Museum, located some five kilometers away from the church. This is where you will see the late president’s memorabilia and mausoleum. Drop by the Museo Ilocos Norte next to learn about the northern part of the region. On display are items and exhibits showcasing the culture of the Ilocanos. You will then check out the unique Sinking Bell Tower afterward. Over a century old, this structure is a popular landmark in the region and known to sink an inch or so every year. Two other interesting stops you will be visiting are the St. Williams Cathedral and Tobacco Monopoly marker before you head to Calle Crisologo in Vigan. This iconic street brings to mind the Spanish colonial era as its cobblestone streets are adorned with traditional Spanish houses. You will also have the opportunity to see Syquia Mansion, Pagburnayan Pottery Making, and Crisologo Museum before you make your way to Plaza Burgos. Here, you will get a glimpse of local life and have a taste of the delectable Vigan empanada. You will then end your day with a stroll around the Heritage Village.  Discover some of the iconic sites in Ilocos with this guided day tour of Laoag and Vigan cities. Check availability by selecting a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Laoag and Pagudpud Sightseeing Tour | Pickup & Dropoff from Laoag

Get to know Laoag and Pagudpud’s famous landmarks and natural attractions with this whole day sightseeing combo tour. If you’ve already seen the region’s famed beaches and sand dunes and want to explore more of its inland attractions, then this package is just what you need and more.  The tour begins when you’re picked up from your accommodation in Laoag and taken to your first stopover, the Malacañang of the North. While it served as the residence of the former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos during his reign, it has now been converted into a presidential museum. The museum overlooks the Paoay Lake and houses memorabilia from the Marcos era.  From there, you will be taken to the nearby Paoay Church, located some ten kilometers from the presidential museum. Feel the historical significance of the site the moment you set your eyes on its buttresses and unique baroque design that earned it a UNESCO Heritage listing. This structure has survived over the centuries despite earthquakes and the ravages of time.  Afterward, you will head to the Marcos Museum to discover the life story of Ferdinand Marcos before visiting another museum in the area, the Museo Ilocos Norte. This ethnographic museum houses a massive collection of traditional items from the Igorot, Ilocano, and Itneg people of the area. Here, you can find ceremonial objects, traditional clothing, and household utensils, to name a few.  From the museum, you will continue to the Sinking Bell Tower and St. William Cathedral. Both religious structures are iconic because of their distinct features and design. Take plenty of photos while exploring these sites before stopping by at the Tobacco Monopoly marker, a monument commemorating the end of Spain’s monopoly over the tobacco trade in the country.  You will then be taken to Cape Bojeador. This is the northwestern tip of Luzon island, which is best known for its Spanish Lighthouse built back in the late 1890s. Apart from the lighthouse, another popular attraction in this side of Ilocos is the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, a creamy white and streamlined limestone formation tucked away on the coast of Burgos.  After taking photos with the rock formation, you will head to Bangui Windmills, pinwheel-like structures that generate a substantial amount of sustainable energy in the region. It is also a picture-perfect destination because of the vast stretch of blue skies as its backdrop. You will then end your day with a drive through the Patapat Viaduct, where you will be rewarded with the stunning countryside of idyllic charm and spectacular views. Bring out your camera on this jam-packed sightseeing tour of Laoag and Pagugpug in Ilocos Norte. Check availability by selecting a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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