Iloilo City Night Tour to Old Mansions and Landmarks with Transfers

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Iloilo, Philippines
Duration
9 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
7 years old

Description

Go on a fun-filled night adventure and see a different side of Iloilo City with this tour. The city is filled with rich stories of history and culture with its well-preserved buildings and ancestral houses, which you can get a glimpse of in this 9-hour tour that includes transfers. 

After being picked up by your accommodation in Iloilo City at around 5 PM, the mystery tour will start with a visit to Plaza Libertad, where the Philippine Flag was raised after Spain surrendered Iloilo in 1898. After that, you'll head to the Iloilo City Hall to learn more about the city's history. The Ker & Co Building is nearby, a structure important to the city's history, as it played a key role in Iloilo's economic growth. You'll also learn about this economic growth at your next stop, the Museum of Philippine Economic History.

After a visit to the museum, you'll head to the restored Sunburst Park. The park was named after the US Army 40th Infantry Sunburst Division, who helped free Panay Island from the Japanese during World War II. Your next stop is the Old Capital Building of Iloilo or Casa Real. The building is now considered a National Historical Site by the National Historical Institute. The 112-old building located along General Luna Street and Muelle Loney Street was used by the Japanese forces during World War II. Before heading to Casa Mariquit, you'll also visit the Provincial Capitol & National Museum Grounds.

The first ancestral house you'll be visiting is Casa Mariquit, an over 200-year-old Spanish house that showcases the story of the Javellana and Lopez families of Iloilo. Not too far is the Jaro Cathedral, where you will find a collection of images of male saints inside. The only female image is that of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria or Lady of Candles perched on a glass shrine on its façade. 

Next, you'll visit Molo Mansion, a beautiful ancestral house featuring classic Philippine colonial architecture. Afterward, you'll drop by the Eusebio-Villanueva house. It is a two-story building made of Narra wood, galvanized iron, and concrete used by the Japanese as their headquarters and functioned as their torture chamber and prison. 

You will then head to Casa Sanson Y Montinola in Jaro, a house exhibiting the Spanish, Chinese, Muslim, and Filipino architectural designs. Situated along Lopez street, the two-story house of the Montinolas shows the lifestyle of the Ilonggo elite. The house is also known as the Antillan House.

After that, you will be headed to what used to be the Iloilo Provincial Jail but is now a museum showcasing the rich history and culture of Western Visayas. Your last stop is the Philippine American Cemetery at the Jaro district, the burial ground for Americans in Iloilo during their occupation in the Philippines.

Be amazed by Iloilo City's mansions and other old structures in this night tour in Iloilo. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Iloilo City mystery evening tour
Visit San Joaquin Church, Guimbal Church, Tigbauan Church, Arevalo Church, Molo Church, Jaro Church, and Miag-ao Church
Complimentary bottled water
DOT-accredited tour guide
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Iloilo City

Activities

Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
Sightseeing

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Meals are not yet included. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves.

Children Friendly: Children 7 and above may join this activity.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 5:00 PM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Iloilo City. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 24 hours before your original subject to approval.

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