Iloilo Tours
Explore the many treasures of Iloilo with these tours. Hop around the pristine islands of Islas de Gigantes, taste authentic local cuisine like La Paz Batchoy, marvel at historical sites like Miagao Church, and experience the vibrant Dinagyang Festival.

Iloilo Tours

Explore the many treasures of Iloilo with these tours. Hop around the pristine islands of Islas de Gigantes, taste authentic local cuisine like La Paz Batchoy, marvel at historical sites like Miagao Church, and experience the vibrant Dinagyang Festival.
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Iloilo Sicogon Island & Gigantes Island Hopping Private Tour | With Lunch & Transfers

Hop aboard this fun getaway to the stunning island of Sicogon and Gigantes Islands. Known for their white sand beaches and picture-perfect seascapes, Sicogon Island and Gigantes Islands are the perfect destination for beach lovers looking to escape the city. The tour begins after your guide picks you up in Iloilo City. You will then travel to the jumpoff point, where your boat transfer will be waiting for you. Once everything is settled, you will cruise across the sparkling sea to Sicogon Island. The island, nestled in Visayan Sea, is among the popular summer destination between the 70s and 80s. Today, it stands as a serene getaway location, where tourists still go to escape the bustling urban life. When in Sicogon, you can lounge on the golden sands of Brgy. Buaya Beach or explore the lush virgin forests in the area. Make sure to take lots of selfies and enjoy swimming in this secluded island. After lounging on this little paradise, get ready to see the rest of the gems at Northern Iloilo coast with a tour to the Gigantes Islands, starting with Bantigue Sandbar. Known for its crystalline waters, long stretch of sand and colorful corals, Bantigue sandbar would surely take your breath away. Afterward, you will make your merry way to Antonia Beach, where you will be welcomed with rich marine biodiversity. Feel free to put on your snorkeling gears and have a swim with the marine life here. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of fresh seafood before moving to your next destination, Tangke Lagoon. With its isolated vibe, you are sure to enjoy a peaceful time swimming in the saltwater pool located in Tangke Lagoon. Aside from the magnificent view of limestone karsts the area provides, you may also try cliff diving while on the site. From the lagoon, you’ll be heading to Isla Gamay, where you can climb up a rock cliff to witness a 360-panoramic view of the island. Famous for its white sand beaches lined with coconut trees, you are sure to fall in love with this island’s natural wonders. To cap the tour, you will be taken to Pulo Pandan. This tiny islet that used to be a resting place for fishermen offers a magnificent view of the seascape. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling here before going back to Iloilo. Discover the beauty of Northern Iloilo with this Sicogon Island and Gigantes Islands full-day tour from Iloilo City. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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

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

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Isla De Gigantes Iloilo Island-Hopping | With Seafood Lunch

Set out to sea and discover the scenic beauty of Iloilo’s marine life with this Isla De Gigantes island-hopping tour. This escapade is perfect for nature-lovers and beach lovers who can’t get enough of the sea. You will be picked up within Iloilo City and taken to the port, where a boat will be waiting for you. Once you’re geared up with your life vest, you will head to your first destination, Bantigue Sandbar. The site is locally known for its stunning and powdery white sandbar complemented by the turquoise blue waters. You will also be given enough time to enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the area before moving to your next destination, Antonia Beach. Named after the lone resort on the peninsula, Antonia Beach is made up of two large piles of rocks that are connected by a white sand beach adorned with a row of palm trees. Upon arriving on the island, you can either dip in the cool waters or lounge on the cozy cottages by the shore. After getting enough sun, you’ll be traveling to Cabugao Gamay Island.  This island is well-known thanks to the hilltop view deck in the area that rewards guests with a 360-degree vista of the surrounding seascape. What makes this view deck popular to the visitors is that it was actually a huge rock boulder made into a suitable place for viewing by the locals. To get to the top, you will climb a set of wooden stairs first, which was also a product of the local community. You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch of unlimited scallops and fresh seafood before moving on to your next destination, Pulopandan island.  This tiny yellow, coral-like islet used to just be a traditional resting place for fishermen. Because of its spectacular view, tourists flock to this island nowadays as part of their island-hopping itinerary. To cap off the tour, you will be visiting Tangke Lagoon, a natural saltwater pool hidden behind steep cliffs. Feel free to take plenty of photos here with the beautiful rock formations as your backdrop.  Explore the beautiful island gems of Gigantes Islands with this whole day Iloilo island-hopping tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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

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

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Heritage & Countryside Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Discover Iloilo’s culture and history with this countryside sightseeing tour that will take you to the most iconic attractions in the province. If you’re visiting Iloilo and want to explore the top land attractions in the province in just a day, this tour is perfect for you. A designated guide will pick you up in Iloilo City. You will then make your way to your first destination, the San Joaquin Church. Built in 1869, this Roman Catholic church is made from quarried limestones retrieved from the mountains of Iqbaras. From there, you will be heading to the San Joaquin Cemetery, also known as Campo Santo. This historic cemetery sits on a hill, where you can get a good view of the nearby sea. Around two kilometers away from the cemetery is Garin Farm, the site of the famous 455-step stairway. These stairs lead to the Pilgrimage Hill, a depiction of heaven on earth represented by white statues everywhere.  After exploring the farm, you will drop by two other churches in the area, the Guimbal Church, made from yellow sandstone, and Tigbauan church, depicting a unique Latin-American Architecture. Nearby is another one of your stopovers, the Taytay Boni, an 1854 stone bridge made up of large yellow coral stone slabs. After taking photos at the old bridge, you will head next to Miagao church, a UNESCO world heritage site renowned for its artistic sculptural relief carved on its façade. Lunch will then be served at either one of two famed restaurants in the area, Breakthrough and Tatoy’s. You also have the option to dine at Camiña Balay na Bato, a well-preserved 1865 heritage house that now serves as a historical site and restaurant. The tour will then continue to Mama’s Kitchen and Sinamay House, a well-preserved ancestral house that also acts as a museum and pasalubong (souvenir) shop. From there, you will pass by the Millionaire’s Row (home of the richest families of Iloilo) and Jaro’s business district as you make your way to the Jaro Cathedral. It is known as an all-male church except for the statue of the Lady of Candles displayed at the center. You will also be taken to Casa Mariquit, the oldest heritage house in the province.  Some of the other points of interest you will be visiting include the Esplanade, Calle Real, Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, and General Luna Street. The last stopover will be at the Molo Mansion and Molo Church before you head over to the Biscocho Haus to buy some Iloilo’s famous delicacies to take home. Learn more about Iloilo with this whole day heritage and countryside sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Farms Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Transfer

Go beyond your usual itinerary and jump into a much-needed break from the city as you explore greener pastures in Iloilo. Enjoy a fun and eco-friendly experience while learning about the basics of farming with this whole day farm exposure tour around the province’s countryside.  After your guide picks you up in Iloilo City, you will be taken to the farm in Orchard Valley. Established in 2002, this farm not only promotes organic farming, but it also supports responsible tourism. While visiting the farm, you can try their fresh produce, such as dairy, home-grown vegetables and herbs, and fruits that are in season. From there, you will be heading to Santa Barbara, where you will see the famed Catmon Tree. A living symbol of Santa Barbara, the Catmon Tree has thick, green foliage with distinctly big white flowers. It is also where the town was first named after before it was changed to Santa Barbara. While in the town, you will also visit the Santa Barbara Irrigation Dam made in 1926. It is the first gravity irrigation in the Visayas region and is the oldest irrigation system in the country. The next stop is the Damires Hills Tierra Verde Farm Resort. Aside from lush greens and thriving vegetation, this leisure farm also offers exciting activities, including a zipline, ATV rides, and a bungee trampoline. With over 40 hectares of land, this resort is one of the most significant contributors to the tourism industry of Iloilo. The tour will end at Ephrathah Farms, a 7-hectare farm resort sprawling with various greenery and rolling hills. Ephrathah has a model farm that guests can visit. This large land boasts of their famed “Red Lady,” papaya, lakatan, and dragon fruit. There is also a fishpond, greenhouse, vegetable garden, mini-zoo, aquaculture, and livestock in the vicinity.  Immerse yourself in nature and learn more about farming with this whole day tour of farms in Iloilo. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo City’s Best Cuisine Half-Day Food Tour with Transfer

Fill your day with food and memories with this half-day gastronomic tour of Iloilo City’s best dishes. If you’re the type of traveler who likes to get to know a place through its food, then this tour is the perfect choice for you.  You can choose to take the tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on your schedule. After your guide picks you up in Iloilo City, you will head to the La Paz Public Market, where Netong’s Batchoy is located. Here, you will get to try the original La Paz Batchoy. This noodle soup is made of pork meat and innards, Miki noodles, crushed pork cracklings, and toasted garlic. Every sip of the hot, oily soup brings warmth and comfort to every traveler. A quick walk around the market will take you to the Madge Café, locally known for its freshly brewed coffee. This family-owned coffee shop is a popular breakfast place in Iloilo, thanks to its affordable meals and locally sourced coffee. From the shop, you will be traveling either to Deocampo’s Bakery to witness how the crunchy wafer rolls, called Barquillos, are made; or to Roberto’s, to grab a bite of the famous King Siopao. Next, you will try out Kap Ising’s Pancit Molo, a local wonton soup made with pork and shrimp dumplings, chicken broth, and topped with fried garlic. You will then stop over at Casa Mariquit and Jaro Church for quick sightseeing before heading off to lunch. You can choose to dine at either Tatoy’s or Breakthrough, that both serve exceptionally sumptuous meals. From your choice of restaurant, you will head next to the Molo Mansion for some dessert. Here, you can try the Blue Ternate Ice Cream made with fresh coconut, dragon fruit, and a flower called Blue Ternate. You can stroll around the Molo Church, as well, while enjoying your ice cream.  Before the tour ends, you will be dropping by the Original Biscocho Haus, a favorite pasalubong house in Iloilo, where you can buy souvenirs and Ilonggo delicacies. After all, you can’t leave Iloilo without its famous pastries, like the classic Butterscotch. Satisfy your hunger with the culinary treasures of Iloilo with this Food Tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Islas de Gigantes Shared Day Tour in Iloilo | With Lunch and Transfer

Have an exciting day in this fun-filled and budget-friendly Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo shared tour. The turquoise waters, powdery white sand beaches, and stunning beachscapes make this trip ideal for beach lovers and those who want to experience one of the best islands in the Philippines. The excursion begins early in the morning at Carles Port, Iloilo where you will meet your local guide and the others joining the day tour. Before leaving for your island hopping trip, your guide will discuss the itinerary with you as well as give some tips to maximize the day. Your first stop will be the Cabugao Gamay or Selfie Island. Here you can relax on the fine white sand or take a dip in its blue waters. It isn’t called the selfie island without good reason – go up the stairway and take a selfie with the view of the beautiful island  as your backdrop. You will head next to Bantigue islet, where you can sink your toes into its soft white sand. Swim, walk around, or take pictures because you will be taken to Antonia Island afterwards where you can enjoy the fresh seafood lunch prepared by the locals. After your sumptuous meal, you will then proceed to Tangke Saltwater Lagoon, a well-known spot for picture taking because of its distinctly rugged beauty characterized by the towering limestone cliffs surrounding it. For the last stop of the trip, you will head to Pulupandan Islet, a small island with a lone coconut tree and some rocks with interesting shapes and patterns. Hop on a boat, make new friends, and relax in the white sand beaches of the islands around Islas de Gigantes in Northern Iloilo. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Islas de Gigantes Private Day Tour in Iloilo | With Lunch and Transfer

Join this private tour and appreciate the sand, the sun, and the waters as you bounce from island to island at Isla de Gigantes in Carles, Iloilo. This escapade is perfect for beach and island lovers wanting a relaxing escapade with a seafood feast.  After your driver and guide picks you from Iloilo City, you will go to Estancia Port and begin your ride to Bantigue sandbar where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. It is known for its long, winding, brilliant white sand bar. It is where you will have your lunch comprising of fresh sumptuous scallops and wasay-wasay (shellfish).  You will make your way next to the dazzling white sand bar of Antonia Shoreline. The shoreline is shaped like a little cape and at the tip is an intriguing stretched formation which serves as a natural wave breaker. This heaven-like white sand shoreline and welcoming turquoise waters is ideal for your swimming session. Next, you will go Tangke Lagoon, a characteristic saltwater pool situated behind the precarious cliffs of Isla de Gigantes Sur. Experience an invigorating swim in its shallow waters while looking at the majestic rock formations surrounding it.  At that point, you will make go to Gamay Island, an island with intrinsic magnificence comprising of large chunks of rock with thick vegetation. It has an exquisite white sand bar at the northern tip and encompassed by emerald green waters. This is a standout amongst the most photographed islands in the Gigantes gathering. Its slope has a view deck that offers breathtaking perspectives of the adjacent islands.  Your last stop is Pulo Pandan, a white island encompassed by completely clear water where you can appreciate the breeze with your friends and family. Experience the tropical island life at Isla de Gigantes. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Farm-Agricultural Tour | With Transfer and Guide

Jump on this one-day nature trip and get your much-needed city break in Iloilo. From farming to forest, experience an eco-friendly tour suitable for you and your family. After the local tour guide picked you up within Iloilo City, you will be transported from the city to the farm in Orchard Valley. This farm doesn’t only create awareness about organic farming but it takes a major step toward responsible tourism. You can have a sample of their fresh organic vegetables and fruits in season, plus buy some of the home-grown vegetables and herbs in the area. Next, you will go to Santa Barbara where you will get to see the famous Catmon tree. Catmon was the first name of the town before it became Santa Barbara. It stands alone at the front, left side of the Municipal Hall Building and is the only one of its kind that can be found within the town. You will also visit the Santa Barbara Irrigation Dam which was constructed in 1926. This dam is the oldest irrigation system in the country and the first gravity irrigation system in Visayas. After that, you will proceed to Damires Hills Tierra Verde, an inland resort filled with lush greens and vegetation. It is one of the biggest contributors to the tourism industry of Iloilo. Here you can do physical activities such as ATV-riding, zipline, or bungee trampoline. You can also just relax and be one nature while enjoying the stunning hillside view.      The tour will end at Ephrathah Farm, a five-hectare land of lakatan, red lady papaya, and dragon fruit plantation and another 4.5 hectares for animal farm, fishpond, and black and pink rice. The place also has a medicinal herbal plantation which provides varieties of different medicinal plants. The fish and release pond is a great spot to relax with its floating cottage. Be one with nature with this refreshing Farm-Agricultural Tour in Iloilo. Check booking availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Heritage and Countryside Tour | With Transfer and Guide

Discover the historical and cultural sites of Iloilo City in this day tour that will leave you rich in stories to tell when you return home. If you want to get an in-depth understanding of Iloilo City's history, this combination tour is perfect for you. Your driver will first pick you up at your hotel in Iloilo City and will take you to San Joaquin Church, a Roman Catholic Church built in 1869. It separates itself from different houses of worship in view of its facade portraying the Spanish triumph over the Moroccan powers amid the Battle of Tetuan. Close by is the San Joaquin Cemetery or the Campo Santo, one of the best-preserved cemetery that sits on a hill overlooking the sea. Following that is the Garin Farm of San Joaquin where you can experience a unique spiritual journey. You'll ride the van again for the rolling tour. You'll pass through the Millionaire's Row of Jaro where you will see the mansions of the old rich families of Iloilo. You'll also pass through Jaro Cathedral Church or the Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. This is considered as an all-male church because of the accumulated collection of male saints inside, with the exception of the statue of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (Lady of Candles) displayed on a glass sanctum infront of the church.  You will next be taken to Casa Mariquit, a 216-year-old Spanish ancestral house. After that, you'll be taken to Biscocho Haus for a quick souvenir shop, a relaxing stroll at Esplanade, then you'll try barquillo-making at the Deocampos.  Your next stop is  Calle Real, named after national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. This historic street is home to some of Iloilo's significant structures. After that, you'll visit another famous boulevard in Iloilo, General Luna Street.  After a hearty lunch in some of the best restaurants in Iloilo, you will be taken to Mama's Kitchen and Sinamay House famous for their cookies that you can buy as pasalubong.  Next, you will be taken to the Guimbal Church, built in 1774 by Father Campos. Its steeple is four stories high and was turned into a watchtower during the Spanish occupation to guard against the Moro pirates. Then there's Taytay Boni, a stone extension built in 1854 initially intended to be utilized by horse-drawn carriages.  Next you will visit a Latin American-style church, the Tigbauan Church. The congregation was developed in 1575 but was crushed amid a seismic tremor in 1948. After that, your tour will continue to Miag-ao Church or the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova. Finished in 1797, the congregation is renowned for its masterful sculptural relief carved on its facade.  The visit will finish at Camiña Balay Nga Bato, a 150-year-old stone house in Molo transformed into a café that serves Iloilo's best treasure dishes. It is the ideal spot to relax while still learning about the history of Iloilo told by the fourth generation of the Camiña family. Remember to taste the rich and thick Pancit Molo with the famous Molo dumpling.  Join this tour and find out more about Iloilo City's legacy and see the beauty of its countryside. Check availability by choosing a date above.

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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South of Iloilo Sightseeing Day Tour | With Transfer and Guide

Hop on this journey to the South countryside of Iloilo and witness the transformation of history and architecture in various churches and lands. Sometimes a trip to the past is just what you need to appreciate the present. After the driver guide picks you up within Iloilo City, you will be taken to San Joaquin Church, a Roman Catholic Church built in 1869. It distinguishes itself from other churches because of its facade depicting the Spanish victory over the Moroccan forces during the Battle of Tetuan. The church is made of limestones quarried from the mountains of Iqbaras and white coral stones from its shores. Alongside that is the San Joaquin Cemetery or the Campo Santo, a cemetery popular for its baroque architecture made of white coral and fossil stones. The cemetery is enclosed by stone walls and wrought iron grills. It is one of the best-preserved cemetery in the entire province and sits on a hill overlooking the sea. Standing at the center is the Baroque-style mortuary chapel which is the centerpiece of the cemetery. Following that is the Garin Farm of San Joaquin where you will experience a unique spiritual journey. The farm is an inland resort that combines architecture, leisure, and religion to form a recreational place and a pilgrimage site in one location. The place is also a functional farm that showcases agricultural practices and houses various livestock and crops. You can buy your pasalubong treats at Mama’s Kitchen and Sinamay House. It is a well-preserved ancestral house that acts like a museum featuring sinamay while selling delicacies such as crunchies with various flavors such as cashew, pinipig, tsokolate, and peanut. Next, you will be taken to one of the oldest churches in the country, the Guimbal Church, built in 1774 by Father Campos. This church is made of yellow sandstones, adobe stones called igang, and coral stones quarried from Guimaras. Its belfry is four stories high and became a watchtower during the Spanish occupation against the Moro pirates. Not so far is the Taytay Boni, a stone bridge built in 1854 originally meant to be used by horse-drawn carriages. It was built using large yellow coral stone slabs called tablea from the mountain of Iqbaras and held together using lime. It was still passable before and after the World War II. The route of the old Spanish road can be seen into the distance at the end of the bridge. Lunch will be served at Camina Balay na Bato, a 150-year-old stone house in Molo turned into a restaurant to serve Iloilo’s best heirloom dishes. It is the perfect place for food, history, and stories of Iloilo told by the 4th generation of the Caminas family. Don’t forget to try and get a taste of the rich and thick Pancit Molo with the meaty Molo dumpling. After that, you will visit a Latin American-style church Tigbauan Church. The church was constructed in 1575 but was destroyed during an earthquake in 1948. Its facade is in Mexican plateresque and at the center is an Augustinan order seal surrounded by a retablo-like floral frieze. Above is a niche flanked by pilasters embellished with flowers and a depiction of San Juan and an image of Santo Nino. The tour will end at the majestic Miag-ao Church or the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova. Completed in 1797, the church is famous for its artistic sculptural relief carved on its façade. It is the living legacy of the culture and way of life of the people in Miag-ao which is anchored in the strong foundation of their Christian faith. Appreciate Iloilo’s heritage sites with this private guided day trip. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Food Trip | La Paz Batchoy and the Best of Iloilo Cuisine

Join this food trip tour and get a taste of the best culinary offerings of Iloilo that locals and tourists alike keep coming back to for more.  Your Iloilo culinary adventure starts when your local tour guide picks you up at your hotel in Iloilo City. You will then be taken to the La Paz Public Market, home of the famous Netong’s La Paz Batchoy. It's a humble restaurant but don't let appearances fool you, this place has got a long history of cooking up the tastiest batchoy in Iloilo. Slurp on that bowl of piping hot rich broth made by hours of slow cooking marrow-rich bones. A filling bowl of authentic La Paz Batchoy includes fresh egg noodles called miki, pig innards, mixed with local ginamos or shrimp paste, and topped generously with fried garlic, crushed chicharon (pork cracklings), and egg.  Your next stop is also located in La Paz Public Market, just a few step’s away from Netong’s, the also famous Madge Café, where you can get your morning dose of freshly brewed coffee. They source their coffee beans from the northern parts of Guimaras, a nearby island province from Iloilo.  Afterward, you will go to De Ocampo’s to have your own freshly made barquillos, another famous Iloilo snack.  After that, you'll make your way to try out the humongous steamed buns of Roberto’s Siopao. This siopao is the perfect pasalubong for your loved ones, or for a heavier snack for yourself when in Iloilo. Unlike other siopaos, their version has unusual ingredients to complement their rich asado and bola bola filling.  They offer a variety of siopao from the regular pork adobo with egg to the King and Queen siopao which contains bacon, Chinese sausage, and chicken-pork adobo with egg. If you're still hungry, lunch will be served at either Breakthrough or Tatoy’s depending on your choice. These are the well-loved family restaurants of locals in Iloilo. Next, you will have a quick sightseeing at Casa Mariquit and Jaro Church.  Better leave more space in your stomach because your next destination is at the district of Molo to taste the popular pancit molo at Kap Ising’s Pancit molo is a local wonton soup dish made with pork and shrimp-filled wontons, a rich chicken broth, topped with fried garlic. Next you'll be taken to the Molo Mansion Café that serves dessert made of fresh coconut, dragon fruit, and a flower called Blue Ternate Ice Cream. The tour will end with a pasalubong or souvenir buying spree at the Original Biscocho Haus. You can’t leave Iloilo without bringing some of these toasted bread crackers with butter and sugar. Fill your stomach with love from the culinary treasures of Iloilo with this food tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Heritage Town | City Tour with Transfers

Visit Iloilo City’s historic sites and heritage towns in this half-day city tour. This is perfect for those wanting to get a deeper insight of the city’s heritage and culture. Your day begins when your driver picks you up at your accommodation in iloilo City. Along with your guide, you'll make your way to your first stop, Iloilo City Hall, for a photo opportunity. You will visit next the streets of Iznart and General Luna. Listen as your guide discusses the significance of this commercial center dating back to the American regime. While in the area of General Luna, you'll see Casa Real, which was once the Old Capitol building of the province during the American Period. This landmark also served as Kilometer Zero of the city. Afterwards, you will visit Lopez Heritage House. Marvel in its beauty as this site is a National Historical Landmark. In fact, it was dubbed as the Queen of Heritage Houses in Iloilo. This mansion shows the extravagant lifestyle of the province’s rich during the American Colonial Period. You'll visit La Paz Public Market next. Here you can find local products and souvenirs unique to the province of Iloilo. Buy locally-made products you can bring to your friends and family. Enjoy different cuisines unique to the province if you want. Learn about the process of their business by interacting with the locals. Your last stop will be at the popular Millionaire Row, where you'll be seeing Sanson y Montinola Antillan House. A visit to this heritage house will give you a glimpse of how luxurious the old lived during their times. Learn about the history and culture of Iloilo by visiting their heritage town. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Culture & Heritage Shared Day Tour | With Transfer and Guide

Get to know the city that’s known for its food, fiestas, and culture in this half-day tour of Iloilo City. If you’re a history buff who also wants to try a city’s food and appreciate its culture, this trip is definitely perfect for you. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation within Iloilo City. On the way to your first destination, you will be briefed on the day’s itinerary and what to expect from each stop. You will be given a running tour of the Millionaire’s Row of Jaro where you will see houses of the country’s richest families like the grand Nelly Garden of the Lopezes, the heritage houses of Sanson-Montinola and Ledesma, and the Lizares Mansion which is now an Angelicum School. The first drop-off will be in the district of Jaro where you will find the Jaro Cathedral Church or the Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. It is an all-male church where you will find a collection of male saints inside. The only female among them is the statue of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (Lady of Candles) that is perched on a glass shrine on the facade. The statue of the lady made from limestone is said to be continuously growing and that its container needs constant adjustment.  You will then head to Casa Mariquit, a well-preserved 216-year-old Spanish ancestral house that showcases Ilonggo architecture and the story of the Ilonggo old rich Javellana and Lopez families. Don’t forget to take pictures by its ventillanas (windows).  After which, you will get to enjoy a quick snack and pasalubong at the Biscocho Haus and a stroll at Esplanade before heading to a barquillo-baking activity at the Deocampos. From there, you will head to Calle Real next, a street named in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal, which is home to the province’s important building such as the Lacson Ancestral House and Masonic Temple. You will also check out Fort San Pedro that protected Iloilo from the Moros and the Muelle Loney, as well as one of Iloilo’s most beautiful streets, General Luna. For lunch, you will be given a choice to either head to Breakthrough’s or Tatoy’s where you can enjoy the city’s local cuisine. Join this budget-friendly tour and learn of the rich culture and heritage of Iloilo City. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo City Highlights | Guided Sightseeing Tour

Come along this tour that will take you to Iloilo City’s historic sites and other popular attractions. This half-day sightseeing trip is perfect for those who want to get a deeper insight of the city’s heritage and culture.  You will be picked up from your accommodation in Iloilo City. Your tour guide will give a rundown of the day’s itinerary as you make your way to your first stop.  Head to the Iloilo City Hall for a photo opportunity. From there, you will go downtown to the streets of Iznart and General Luna. Listen as your guide discusses the significance of this commercial center dating back to the American regime.  In General Luna, you will find Casa Real, a National Historical Site that was once the old capitol building of Iloilo during the American Period. Later on, it became a Japanese concentration camp during the occupation. This landmark also serves as Kilometer Zero of the city.  Afterwards, you will visit the Lopez Heritage House. Bask in its grandeur, as this site is a National Historical Landmark and dubbed as the Queen of Heritage Houses in Iloilo. This mansion shows the extravagant lifestyle of the province’s rich during the American Colonial Period.  Head next to La Paz Public Market to get a glimpse of a typical day in the city. Here you can find local products and souvenirs unique to the province of Iloilo. A must-try is the authentic La Paz Batchoy, a local dish of noodles, mixed meat, garlic, and chicharon. Enjoy a bowl of this comfort food before you proceed to your next destination. Walk along the famous Millionaire Row and see the Sanson y Montinola Antillan House. A visit to this ancestral home will give you a glimpse of how the old rich lived back in the day. Expect to see a grand staircase leading to rooms and living spaces filled with antique furniture.  Discover the rich history and heritage of Iloilo City by booking this private guided sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Pilgrimage & Sightseeing Private Guided Day Tour

Discover Iloilo’s idyllic countryside with this private guided tour that will take you to a popular pilgrimage site and some UNESCO World Heritage churches. If you consider yourself spiritual or a history enthusiast, this tour is suited as it perfectly blends religious attractions and historical sightseeing.   After being picked up from your accommodation in Iloilo town proper, your tour guide will discuss the itinerary and points of interests that you will pass by along the way to your first stop, Tigbauan Church. This centuries-old church stands out because of its Latin American  architecture. One arresting feature is the mosaic wall showing Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden. From Tigbauan, you will proceed to Miag-ao Church. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the four churches listed collectively as Baroque Churches of the Philippines. Another notable church you will visit in Iloilo is the San Joaquin Church, listed as a National Historical Treasure.   You will head to Garin Farm next. This attraction has a unique combination of recreation, religion, and agriculture. Pilgrims flock to this place to experience walking through the path that leads to a replica of heaven. Before you reach paradise, you will have to walk through a dark path to signify earthly suffering.  Climb up the Pilgrimage Hill that leads to life-sized sculptures of nine scenes from the Bible. Take some photos of this spiritual attractions before continuing with your tour in Molo.   Molo District is a unique spot in Iloilo because of its rich cultural and historical heritage. The neo-gothic Molo Church is dubbed as a feminist church because of its all-women saints ensemble inside. Aside from the female saints, it is also famous for its red spires.   You will visit the Yusay-Consing or Molo Mansion next and be awed by its grand decor and architecture. This heritage house-museum has local delicacies and Ilonggo arts and crafts.   Cap off your day tour with a visit to Camina Balay Nga Bato. Go around the beautiful heritage house turned restaurant and have a cup of its famous tsokolate batirol before you head back to your hotel.  Appreciate some of the country's heritage churches with this private guided day trip in Iloilo. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Islas de Gigantes Island Hopping Shared Tour in Iloilo with Fresh Seafood Lunch

Carles, Iloilo — Set sail through the chain of islands along the Visayan Sea and make new friends in this Islas de Gigantes joiner tour in Iloilo. The turquoise waters, powdery white sand beaches, and stunning beachscapes make this trip ideal for nature lovers and those who want to experience one of the best islands in the Philippines. The excursion begins early in the morning at Carles Port, Iloilo where you will meet your local guide and the others joining the day tour. Before leaving for your island hopping trip, your guide will discuss the itinerary with you as well as give some tips to maximize the day. Your first stop will be the Cabugao Gamay or Selfie Island. Here you can relax on the fine white sand or take a dip in the blue waters. It isn’t called the selfie island without good reason – go up the stairway and take a selfie with the beautiful island covered with greenery as your backdrop. You will head next to Bantigue islet, where you can sink your toes into its soft white sand. Swim, walk around or take pictures because you will be taken to Antonia Island afterward where you can enjoy the fresh seafood lunch prepared by the locals. After your sumptuous meal, you will then proceed to Tangke Saltwater Lagoon, a well-known spot for picture taking because of its distinctly rugged beauty characterized by the towering limestone cliffs surrounding it. For the last stop of the trip, you will head to Pulupandan Islet, a small island with a lone coconut tree and some rocks with interesting shapes and patterns. Hop on a boat, make new friends, and relax in the white sand beaches of the islands around Islas de Gigantes in Northern Iloilo. Check availability by choosing a date above!

Duration:
8,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Iloilo Tours

Located at the southeast part of Panay Island in the Visayas, Iloilo is yet another top destination in the Philippines. It is nicknamed the “Heart of the Philippines”, because of its location in the Philippine map. Iloilo is one of the most peaceful places in the country, famous for its cultural towns, islands and beaches, religious sites, and delicious food. Tours in Iloilo will allow you to visit its historical landmarks, cuisine, and tropical destinations.

1. What are the top tourist spots in Iloilo?

Your trip to Iloilo won’t be complete without a visit to its most renowned tourist spot, the Islas de Gigantes (Gigantes Islands) in Carles. This group of islands is well-known for its secret caves and lagoons, amazing beaches, and gastronomic seafood lunch buffets. The popular landmarks in Iloilo City are its century-old churches and ancestral homes such as the Molo Mansion and Molo Church, Miagao Church, and Casa Mariquit. Outside the city, you may pay a pilgrimage visit to Garin Farm, which became famous for its replica of heaven. 

2. When is the best time to visit Iloilo?

Iloilo is a good year-round destination. However, to avoid rain, it is best to visit during the dry and summer season from November to May. Its most popular event is the Dinagyang Festival, which happens every 3rd or 4th Sunday of January.  

3. How much time should I spend in Iloilo?

We recommend staying at least 3 full days to explore what Iloilo has to offer. You’ll need at least a day or two to visit the heritage sites and other attractions of Iloilo City and another day to explore Islas de Gigantes.

4. What other destinations are near Iloilo?

Iloilo belongs to the Western Visayas Region and is very near to other stunning provinces in the Philippines. If you have more time, we suggest visiting its equally beautiful neighbors such as Guimaras, Bacolod, Aklan and Roxas City in Capiz.

5. Is it safe in Iloilo?

Iloilo is safe for travelers, both local and international explorers. The Ilonggos are very warm and friendly and will make you feel welcome in their hometown.

6. What languages do locals speak in Iloilo?

The main dialect in Iloilo is Hiligaynon, but most of the locals are also very proficient in English and Filipino.

7. How far is the airport from Iloilo City?

Iloilo international airport is 17.8 kilometers away from the city.

8. What's the best way to get around Iloilo?

Commuting around Iloilo City is fairly easy. The most popular mode of transportation around the city is by riding jeepneys and taxicabs. However, if you prefer a hassle-free trip, a private tour of the city or rent-a-car service is the best option.

9. Can I rent a car in Iloilo?

Yes. There are many car rental services available in Iloilo.

10. What should you eat in Iloilo?

Iloilo’s most famous dish is the La Paz Batchoy, a clear noodle soup with pork cracklings, beef, chicken stock, and round noodles. Other must-try dishes and delicacies are pancit molo,, biscocho, barquillos, Roberto’s Siopao, and Madge Café’s coffee. Aside from that, Iloilo is famous for its abundant seafood dishes, scallops, clams, and oyster.