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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Full-Day Iloilo Pilgrimage Tour | 7 Churches in 1 Day with Lunch

Join this pilgrimage tour where you get to see the top churches of Iloilo. From places of worship to historical attractions, this tour is suited for those who want to go on a sightseeing expedition while enjoying the religious side of the province.  The tour begins after your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Iloilo City. Your tour guide will discuss the itinerary as you travel to your first destination, Tigbauan Church. Be amazed with its unique Latin American Churrigueresque architecture that has been standing for more than a century.  Next, you will be heading to Guimbal Church, one of the oldest churches in the country. Built in 1774, this historic church was made with yellow sandstone and limestone rocks. Another church that you will be visiting is the San Joaquin Church, a National Cultural Treasure known for its unique frontal design. Its facade depicts the Spanish victory over Moroccan forces in the Battle of Tetouan. You will head to Arevalo Church next. This cross-shaped church with modern design is home to the third oldest Santo Niño figure in the Philippines. For lunch, you will be heading to Balay na Bato, a well-preserved heritage house built in 1865.  From there, you will be traveling to Miagao Church, also known as Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the four Baroque Churches in the Philippines. Next stop is Molo Church, a neo-gothic colonial church built in 1831. It was dubbed as a feminist church because of its all-women saints ensemble inside. Before the tour ends, you will be stopping by the Jaro Cathedral, one of Iloilo’s oldest churches. Built in 1864, this Baroque-style cathedral is home to the “Lady of Candles”, the only rose among the all-male row of saints inside the church.  Immerse yourself on a pilgrimage tour and get to know the historic and spiritual sites of Iloilo with this whole day Pilgrimage tour. Check availability by choosing date above.  

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Southern Iloilo Countryside Day Tour | With Lunch and Transfers

See firsthand the beauty of southern Iloilo’s heritage sites with this day tour around the province’s iconic attractions. This tour is a definite must-book for history and architecture enthusiasts. A designated driver will pick you up within Iloilo City and take you to your first destination, San Joaquin Church. Built in 1869, this Roman Catholic Church is known for its beautiful façade featuring the Spanish victory during the Battle of Tetuan. From there, you will be taken to another iconic church in the province, the Guimbal Church. Constructed using yellow sandstones, adobe stones and coral stones from neighboring Guimaras Island, this historic church stands at four stories high and became a watchtower during the Spanish occupation. Today, it is considered one of the oldest churches in the country. Your next destination will be the Tigbauan Church. Aside from its Latin-American style, the century-old church is also renowned for its mosaic wall featuring the banishment of Adam and Eve. Roughly 31 kilometers from the Tigabauan Church is the Garin Farm of San Joaquin. This farm is an inland resort that combines religion, agriculture, and recreation all in one site. You will find the so-called Pilgrimage Hill here, where a stairwell of 455 steps is featured. As you ascend the stairs, you will come across statues that portray scenes from the bible until you reach a dark crossing. Beyond that path is a heaven-like depiction of paradise, with white statues everywhere.  Take time capturing photos in the pilgrimage before moving to Campo Santo. This historic cemetery has been designated as a national cultural treasure together with San Joaquin Church. It quietly sits on a hill where visitors can view the surrounding cityscape.  You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch at either one of two local restaurants, Tatoy’s Manukan or Breakthrough. You can also choose to eat at Camiña Balay na Bato, a well-preserved heritage house was built in 1865 and now serves as a historical site and restaurant. After the meal, you will continue your tour to Taytay Boni, the only surviving stone bridge in Western Visayas. It was built in 1854 using yellow coral stone slabs called Tablea. From there, you will be moving to Mama’s Kitchen and Sinamay house where you can buy Ilonggo delicacies as pasalubong. Cap your day with a prayer at the Miagao Church, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the four Baroque Churches in the Philippines. Hop on this immersive historical and cultural journey to learn more about Iloilo. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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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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Isla de Gigantes Full-Day Tour | With Seafood Lunch & Transfers

Experience a day out in the sea on this full-day island-hopping escapade to Islas de Gigantes in Iloilo from Roxas City, Capiz. Taking you to see its turquoise waters and stunning beachscapes, this tour is ideal for beach lovers and travelers looking for a laidback adventure in the northern section of the province. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation within Roxas City and take you to Carles Port in Iloilo. If you’re availing of the joiner tour, you will meet up with your guide at the said port. You will then be transferred to the tour boat that will take you to your first destination, Bantigue Sandbar.  This popular sandbar boasts of fine white sand and blue waters. During the low tide, the sandbar expands in both length and width, forming an S-shape when viewed above. After docking at Bantigue Sandbar, feel free to walk around and take plenty of photos. Make sure to take a dip in the inviting waters, too, before you head over to Antonia Beach. This beach is a boat ride away from Bantigue Sandbar and is known for its vibrant marine life, making it the perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. If you prefer taking it easy instead, you can always chill at the powdery beach and enjoy the surrounding seascape. From there, you will be taken to the Tangke Lagoon.  This spot can only be accessed during the high-tide. Once you’re there, you will immediately notice its distinct rugged beauty characterized by the towering limestone cliffs surrounding it. Take a jump from the cliffs into the pool and chill in its relaxing waters. You will be given plenty of time to enjoy the lagoon before you make your way to Isla Gamay or Selfie Island.   This island isn’t called Selfie Island without good reason. If you go up the stairway, a breathtaking view of the whole island and its surrounding landscape will greet you at the top, making it the perfect backdrop for your selfies. You can also relax on its fine white sand or take a dip in its blue waters.  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. The island is bare, save for the coconut and rocks, so expect the feel the heat here. After a quick photo-op on the islet, you will then head back to the mainland.  Hop on this action-packed boat trip to the islands around Islas de Gigantes in Northern Iloilo. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Isla de Gigantes Iloilo City Day Tour | With Seafood Lunch

Feel the warmth of the sun and the cool sea breeze against your skin on this full-day tour to Isla de Gigantes in Carles, Iloilo. This escapade is perfect for beach and island lovers wanting a relaxing island experience paired with a sumptuous seafood feast.  For the private tour, you will be picked up at your hotel within Iloilo City then taken to the Bancal Port in the town of Carles. If you’re part of the joiner tour, you will be meeting your guide at the said port. From there, you will then set sail for Bantigue Sandbar, known for its long, winding, brilliant white stretch of sand. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in its clear blue waters or simply stroll along the powdery beach. Your seafood lunch of fresh sumptuous scallops and wasay-wasay (shellfish) will be served here before you make your way to your next destination, the 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 are ideal for another round of swimming session. If the tide is high enough, you will proceed to another iconic spot of the area, the Tangke Lagoon.  This characteristic saltwater pool is 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. After enjoying the lagoon, you will head to Gamay Island next, an island with intrinsic magnificence consisting of large chunks of rock with thick vegetation.  The island 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. Aside from the beach activities, you can also trek the view deck on the island that offers breathtaking perspectives of the adjacent islets. Your last stop is at Pulo Pandan, a white island encompassed by completely clear water where you can appreciate the breeze with your friends and family. 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. Check availability by choosing a date.

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

Escape the busy city and discover the charms of the Iloilo countryside on this private farm tour from Iloilo City. This family-friendly adventure best appeals to those looking forward to spending the day at the province’s quiet and refreshing farms.  After the tour vehicle picked you up within Iloilo City, you will be transported from the city to the farm in Orchard Valley, some nine kilometers away. This farm doesn’t only create awareness about organic farming but it takes a major step toward responsible tourism, too. 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 make your way 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 a quick photo-op at the dam, 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, mainly because of the wide array of physical activities offered here, such as ATV rides, 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 features a medicinal herbal plantation and a fish and release pond with a floating cottage. Relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon before heading back to your hotel.  Be one with nature and get your much-needed city break with this refreshing Farm-Agricultural Tour in Iloilo. Check booking availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo City Private Full-Day Pilgrimage Tour | With Lunch

Come along on this spiritual journey and feel refreshed and renewed after visiting the famous and historical churches around Iloilo City. If you are a fan of history and architecture and want an off-the-beaten-path escapade while in the region, then this pilgrimage tour is just what you need.  After your local tour guide picks you up from your hotel in Iloilo City, you will first visit San Joaquin Church in the town of San Joaquin. This Roman Catholic church dates back to 1869 and boasts of a militaristic theme. Its facade features an intricate carving of the Spanish victory over the Moroccan forces during the battle of Tetuan.  From there, 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 igang (adobe stones) and coral stones from Guimaras, a nearby island province. Its two-story facade is decorated with twin round pilasters adorned with floral carvings. The church also features a four-storey belfry that used to be a watchtower during the Spanish occupation against the Moro pirates. Less than seven kilometers from the Guimbal Church is Tigbauan Church, which features a Mexican facade with a seal of the Augustinian order at the center. Above it is a depiction of Saint John and an image of Santo Nino. Tigbauan Church 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 an offspring, or saving the town from famine. There is also a tale claiming that Sto. Nino saved the town from the Moro raid.  After offering a short prayer at this church, you will stopover for a sumptuous lunch at your restaurant of choice, either Camina’s Balay na Bato, Breakthrough’s, or Tatoy’s. Once you finish your meal, 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 perched in its aisle pillars, the church’s centerpiece is a retablo of Sta. Ana, the patron saint of Molo.  From there, you will make your way 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. The church 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. Discover the religious and historical side of Iloilo with this pilgrimage tour from Iloilo City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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South Iloilo Sightseeing | With Lunch & Transfers from Iloilo City

Hop on this journey to the south countryside of Iloilo and witness the province’s iconic architecture and history with this private land tour. Taking you from century-old churches to various heritage sites, this full-day adventure is perfect for history buffs visiting the region.  After picking you up within Iloilo City, you will be taken to San Joaquin Church in the town of San Joaquin, a Roman Catholic Church built in 1869. It distinguishes itself from other churches with 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 acquired from the town’s shores. 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 is used as a watchtower against the Moro pirates during the Spanish occupation. After exploring the Guimbal Church, you will visit a Latin American-style church next, the Tigbauan Church. This 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 Saint John and an image of Santo Nino.  Offer a small prayer here before moving on to the Garin Farm of San Joaquin. 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.  Less than two kilometers from the farm 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 cemeteries in the entire province and sits on a hill overlooking the sea. Standing at the center of the vicinity is the baroque-style mortuary chapel which is the centerpiece of the cemetery. From there, you will have a short stopover for lunch at the restaurant of your choice, either Camina Balay na Bato, Breakthrough, or Tatoy’s. After the meal, you will make your way to Taytay Boni, a stone bridge built in 1854 originally meant to be used by horse-drawn carriages. It was constructed 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 World War II. The route of the old Spanish road can be seen into the distance at the end of the bridge. You will then head to 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 Camina family. Don’t forget to try and get a taste of the rich and thick Pancit Molo with the meaty Molo dumpling. You can then buy your pasalubong (souvenir) treats at Mama’s Kitchen and Sinamay House. It is a well-preserved ancestral house that acts like a museum featuring sinamay (abaca fibre) while selling various delicacies. 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 day trip from Iloilo City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Top Tourist Attractions I Half-Day Private Guided Tour

Come along this tour and discover Iloilo City’s historic sites and other popular attractions. This half-day private sightseeing trip is perfect for anyone who wants to get a deeper insight into the city’s heritage and culture.  Your tour start starts once you are picked up from your accommodation in Iloilo City. Your tour guide will give you a  rundown of the day’s itinerary as you make your way to your first stop.  You will head first 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.  Afterward, you will visit the Lopez Boat House. This sleek modern mansion is owned by former vice president Fernando Lopez. Marvel at the Art Deco-inspired architecture of this unique house. It was dubbed as a “Boathouse” because it resembles a battleship with portholes. You will now proceed 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 noodle dish with meat, garlic, and chicharon (pork rind). 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.  You will also have a running tour to Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, Nelly Garden, Lizares Mansion, Megaworld Business, Iloilo Convention Center, Esplanade, and Smallville. The attractions will make you fall in love with Iloilo more. On top of that, you will go on a side trip to Jaro Cathedral and Belfry, Sinamay dealer, Molo Mansion, and Molo Church. Discover the rich history and heritage of Iloilo City by booking this private guided sightseeing tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Pilgrimage with Garin Farm Side Trip I Private Day Tour

Discover Iloilo’s popular pilgrimage sites and UNESCO World Heritage churches on this private guided tour of the city. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to explore Iloilo City’s religious attractions and historical sites.  Your tour starts after you are picked up from your accommodation in Iloilo town proper. Your tour guide will discuss the itinerary and points of interest that you will pass by on the way to your first stop, Tigbauan Church. Tigbauan Church is a centuries-old church that stands out because of its Latin-American architecture. One of its fascinating features is the mosaic wall that shows 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, which is listed as a National Historical Treasure. You will also be stopping by the San Joaquin Campo Santo, a Spanish-era Catholic cemetery. It is also declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. Afterward, you will head to Garin Farm. 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. Climb up the Pilgrimage Hill that leads to life-sized sculptures of nine scenes from the Bible. Take some photos of these 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 it features statues of women saints. Aside from the female saints, it is also famous for its elegant red spires.   Afterward, you will visit the Yusay-Consing or Molo Mansion. You will be amazed by the grand decor and architecture. This heritage house-museum also boasts local delicacies and Ilonggo arts and crafts.   You will also be stopping by a Sinamay dealer where you can buy beautifully handcrafted Sinamay souvenirs. Sinamay is a textile made from the fibers of the Abaca tree. It is widely used to make fabulous sun hats.  Another memorable stop is the Guimbal Moro Watch Tower. This 17th-century tower was erected in to warn locals of pirate attacks. This manned-tower alerts the locals of incoming Moro pirates and allows them to escape to safety. Cap off your day tour with a visit to Camina Balay Nga Bato. This beautiful heritage house has been turned into a restaurant. Go around and have a cup of its famous tsokolate batirol (hot chocolate) before you head back to your hotel.  Appreciate some of the country's heritage churches and historical sites on this private guided day trip in Iloilo. Check the availability by choosing a date. 

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.