Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels

Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels
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Summary

Tour starts
Clark Freeport, Pampanga, Philippines
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
14 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Embark on a 14-day Philippines food tour, exploring Clark, Baguio, Vigan, Laoag, Cebu, Iloilo, and Bacolod with this travel package. Stay in comfort-level hotels and enjoy one-way airfare (Laoag to Cebu, Cebu to Iloilo, Bacolod to Manila) with a 20kg baggage allowance and tourist-class sea transfer (Iloilo to Bacolod). There are also 8 free tours showcasing local culture and cuisine in this Philippine tour package. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic adventure across the islands.

On day 1 of this 14-day itinerary in the Philippines, you’ll arrive in Clark and check in at your comfort-level hotel. Make use of the hotel amenities or explore Clark on your own. You can also book an add-on Puning Hot Spring & Restaurant private day tour. 

You'll join a Pampanga food tour on day 2, beginning with a food demo and lunch at Atching Lillian. You’ll also explore residential gems like Dandy's Cookies, Old Town Ensaimada, and Lola Nor’s Meryendahan. You’ll go on a Pangasinan tour the next day, and this time, you’ll experience a puto calasiao demo and tasting, visit a bagoong factory for production insights, and enjoy a Binmaley bangus maker cooking demo.

After your tour, you’ll go to Baguio via land transfer and check in at your hotel. The next day, get ready for a free Baguio culinary, coffee, and beer food tour with tasty meals, beer lessons, and coffee tastings. Plus, you’ll get to visit top places like Baguio Country Club and Mirador Retreat House with this Baguio food tour.

Day 5 takes you to Vigan for a relaxing stay. After checking in at a hotel, consider joining a tour to see Vigan City's historic spots, including riding a traditional Kalesa, exploring Syquia Mansion, and pottery-making at Pagburnayan. On day 6, explore Ilocos Sur and discover local production sites from Vigan. Learn more about the local heritage, like making Empanadas. Don't forget to stroll along Calle Crisologo and try some tasty Ilocano Cuisine.

Day 7 brings you to Laoag, where you’ll check in at a hotel and have a tour of heritage sites, Paoay Lake, and sand dunes. Visit iconic places like St. Williams Cathedral, the Sinking Bell Tower, and the Malacanang of the North. The next day, you'll fly to Cebu. Check-in at your hotel and consider a Cebu city sightseeing tour. Explore historical sites like Magellan’s Cross and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño for a glimpse of Cebu's rich culture.

On day 9, you’ll go on a Cebu City food tour. Enjoy the best dishes at House of Lechon and other food stops before your flight to Iloilo the next day. Once you have checked in at a hotel, you can book an add-on Islas de Gigantes tour. The next day, you’ll go on an Iloilo food tour featuring Netong’s Batchoy and Roberto’s Siopao. You’ll also explore tourist spots like Casa Mariquit and Jaro Church.

On day 12, you’ll arrive in Bacolod, check in at your hotel, and relax. Consider booking an add-on contemporary art scene tour, visiting places like the Negros Museum, and enjoying a movie screening with snacks. Discover Bacolod's highlights the next day, including The Ruins and San Sebastian Cathedral, topped off with a tasty Chicken Inasal lunch.

Check out of your Bacolod hotel on day 14 and catch a Philippine Airlines flight to Manila, concluding your 2-week tour of the Philippines.

Have a wonderful time in the Philippines for 14 days with this food tour package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Clark
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Baguio
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Vigan
1 night accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Laoag
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Cebu
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Iloilo
2 night accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Bacolod
One-way airfare from Laoag to Cebu, Cebu to Iloilo and Bacolod to Manila via Philippine Airlines with 20KG baggage allowance
Economy class seat inclusive of 20kg baggage allowance per person
One-way tourist-class sea transfer from Iloilo to Bacolod via OceanJet with 50kg baggage allowance per person
Land transfers in Clark
Land transfers in Baguio
Land transfers in Vigan
Land transfers in Laoag
Land transfers in Cebu
Land transfers in Iloilo
Land transfers in Bacolod
Daily breakfast
Day 2 - Pampanga Culinary Tour
Day 3 - Pangasinan Culinary Tour to Puto Calasiao Demo, Bagoong Factory, and Bangus Cooking Demo with Lunch
Day 4 - Baguio Culinary, Coffee, and Beer Food Tour with Hotel Transfers
Day 6 - Ilocos Sur Tour to Local Production Sites, Weaving & Empanada-Making with Transfers from Vigan
Day 7 - Laoag City Heritage Attractions, Paoay Lake, Church & Sand Dunes Day Tour with Transfers
Day 9 - Cebu Food Tour
Day 11 - Iloilo City Food Tour & Sightseeing with Transfers | La Paz Batchoy, Pancit Molo, Jaro Church
Day 13 - Bacolod City Top Attractions Tour with The Ruins, Chicken Inasal Lunch & Transfers
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilities and amenities

Activities

Food Tours
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Clark + Check-in + Add-on Tour

Arrive in Clark on day 1, check in at your hotel, and enjoy the facilities or explore Clark at your leisure. Consider booking a private day tour to Puning Hot Spring & Restaurant as an add-on activity.

If you decide to book, you’ll have to register before your tour, then hop on a 4x4 for an exciting ride through a rugged trail to Puning Hot Spring Station 1. Enjoy the 11 different temperatures in the hot springs for about an hour. Move to Station 2 for a unique sand spa and mud pack treatment. After these relaxing activities, return to Station 1 for a shower and change of clothes. Have complimentary lunch afterward.

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Day 2
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Pampanga Culinary Tour

Today, you’ll go on your first free tour in Pampanga for this 2-week trip. Pampanga is renowned for its food due to its rich culinary heritage and skilled cooks. The province is considered the Culinary Capital of the Philippines because of its diverse and flavorful dishes. The province is famous for dishes like sisig (chopped and grilled pork), tocino (sweet cured pork), and exotic dishes that showcase the creativity and distinct taste of their cooking.

For this culinary tour in Pampanga, you’ll begin with a food demo and lunch at Atching Lillian. Depart for Dandy's Cookies in a residential area for pasalubong. Continue your journey with a visit to Bale Batu and Gintung Pakpak before exploring Old Town Ensaimada for more pasalubong. Finally, indulge in a food demo and dinner at Lola Nor's Meryendahan.

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Day 3
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Pangasinan Culinary Tour + Arrival in Baguio + Check-in

You’ll go on a Pangasinan culinary tour today. Once you're settled, your guide will give you a list of the different foods to try during the tour, starting with the local specialty, puto calasiao. These rice cakes come in various colors and flavors, like pandan, ube, or cheese. Next, head to Je's Bagoong Factory to learn about their history and see how fermented fish sauce is made. Visit Binmaley Bangus Maker to see the process of making bangus (milkfish). The tour will end with a cooking demo at La Mesa Amor Restaurant.

Afterward, you’ll travel to Baguio next and check in at a comfort-level hotel.

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Day 4
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Baguio Culinary, Coffee, and Beer Food Tour

Today, you’ll go on a free Baguio culinary, coffee, and beer food tour. Your guide will lead you to Cocina del Sol first. It’s a Spanish-inspired restaurant, and here you’ll participate in a silver craft-making session. After crafting your silver masterpieces, have an early lunch featuring Cordilleran-Spanish fusion dishes. 

Next, visit the popular coffee shop Kape Umali for a taste of their finest locally grown coffee blends. Then, explore Baguio Country Club for scenic views and grab some pastries and souvenirs. 

Head to the historic Diplomat Hotel for breathtaking rooftop views. Despite its haunted reputation, you can enjoy the scenery. Lastly, conclude your day with a dinner and refreshing beer at Baguio Craft Brewery.

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Day 5
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 5

Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Vigan + Check-in + Add-on Tour

Today, you'll head to Vigan via land transfer. Once you've settled into your hotel, either relax and explore on your own or join a tour to explore the historic spots in Vigan City.

If you decide to book the Vigan tour, you’ll be visiting a lot of top tourist attractions. Your guide will pick you up from your Ilocos Sur hotel and take you to Vigan's famous Calle Crisologo. Enjoy a ride aboard a kalesa or a horse-drawn carriage and learn about its history. Pose for creative photos along the cobblestone streets. 

Next, visit Syquia Mansion, the former residence of President Elpidio Quirino, which showcases family paintings and antique furniture. Experience pottery making at Pagburnayan, then head to St. Paul Cathedral, a significant Baroque-style church. Explore Vigan National Museum, the birthplace of Fr. Jose Burgos, and end your day at Baluarte Zoo, home to Philippine endemic animals.

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Day 6
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 6

Day 6 - Day 6: Ilocos Sur Tour to Local Production Sites

Your free tour for today will begin with a morning pickup at your hotel in Vigan. The first destination is Sta. Maria, where you'll explore the local production of muscovado, balicucha, and sukang Iloko. Gain insight into the production process before you visit the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Sta. Maria Church. It is renowned for its Baroque design. Following this, you'll have the opportunity to dine at a local Ilokano restaurant (at your own expense) before going to Calle Crisologo. 

Along this iconic street in Vigan, witness the traditional art of loom weaving and the creation of the Ilocos empanada, known for its distinct orange and crispy shell. The traditional Ilocos weaving involves a unique process of beating the fabric with sticks to produce inabel. You’ll also make a stop at Cafe Leona, where you can enjoy a meal of authentic Ilocano Cuisine (at your own expense). 

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Day 7
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 7

Day 7 - Day 7: Arrival in Laoag + Check-in + Laoag City Heritage Attractions, Paoay Lake, Church & Sand Dunes Day Tour

Today, you’ll arrive in Laoag and check in at your hotel. After settling in, you’ll go on a free tour of Laoag’s heritage attractions. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel first, then you will start the Laoag tour at St. William's Cathedral, a prominent Roman Catholic church. Nearby is the Sinking Bell Tower, sinking one inch annually.

Visit Aurora Park and then the Tobacco Monopoly Monument next, commemorating the end of Spanish tobacco control. You’ll also go to the Malacañang of the North, once Ferdinand Marcos' residence and now a museum. Head to Paoay Church next and then to Ilocos Sand Dunes, which offers a chance to book add-on 4x4 rides. Learn more about Ilocos heritage at Batac Museum (Marcos Museum) and try empanadas at Batac Empanadahan before ending the tour.

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Day 8
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 8

Day 8 - Day 8: Arrival in Cebu + Check-in + Add-on Tour

Today, you’ll fly to Cebu via Philippine Airlines. Once you land, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and check-in. Afterward, you can relax at your hotel, explore the city on your own, or book an add-on tour that will let you explore Cebu’s top attractions.

If you decide to book the tour, you’ll first visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument, which depicts key events in Cebu's history, followed by the Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, a 16th-century Chinese home. Visit Magellan’s Cross next, a historic Christian symbol, and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, the country's oldest church housing a relic from the 1600s. Conclude your trip at Pedro Calungsod Church, a unique chapel honoring the Filipino saint. Enjoy a quick tour of South Road Properties, Colon Street, Fuente Osmena Circle, and Capitol Site before heading back.

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Day 9
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 9

Day 9 - Day 9: Cebu Food Tour

Today, you’ll go on a free food tour in Cebu with visits to some of the top attractions in the area. Your day kicks off in the morning with a hotel pick-up. You’ll have your lunch first at House of Lechon and try some of their authentic cuisine. Next, you’ll visit Fort San Pedro and learn more about the history of Cebuanos Parian Heritage. 

You’ll also visit Sto Niño Church and Magellan's Cross for a cultural touch. Grab some snacks at Il Corso Food Park and shop for souvenirs. Top off the day with dinner at Sugbo Market or Carbon Market, which is perfect for street vibes.

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Day 10
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 10

Day 10 - Day 10: Arrival in Iloilo + Check-in + Add-on Tour

You’ll take a Philippine Airlines flight today from Cebu to Iloilo and check in at your hotel. Once settled in, you can relax at your hotel or explore Iloilo on your own. You can also book an add-on Islas de Gigantes island-hopping tour with lunch if you want to.

If you decide to book this tour, you’ll start your Islas de Gigantes adventure at Bancal Port Carles, register at the tourism office, and board a boat to Pulupandan Island. You’ll explore its unique features before heading to Cabugao Gamay Island and Lantangan Beach. 

Enjoy a seafood lunch at Antonia Beach next and visit Bantigue Sandbar for snorkeling. End your tour at Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, known for its mystique and stunning scenery. Have a great time swimming and cliff-diving before heading back to the port.

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Day 11
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 11

Day 11 - Day 11: Iloilo City Food Tour & Sightseeing with Transfers

Today, you’ll go on a free Iloilo food tour. After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll begin your culinary journey at Netong’s Restaurant, renowned for its Original Special La Paz Batchoy, a savory noodle soup originating from La Paz district in Iloilo City. Next up is Roberto’s, famous for delectable siopao with unique fillings like bacon and Chinese sausage, followed by Kap Ising’s, serving the local wonton soup dish, Pancit Molo. 

Visit the historic Casa Mariquit, a 200-year-old ancestral house, and then explore Jaro Cathedral, known for the Lady of the Candles. Opt for a seafood feast at Breakthrough or Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods for lunch. Admire the red spires of Molo Church before ending your tour with snack shopping at Biscocho Haus.

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Day 12
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 12

Day 12 - Day 12: Arrival in Bacolod via OceanJet + Check-in + Add-on Tour

You’ll travel to Bacolod today via OceanJet. Once you arrive, you’ll be taken to your hotel to check-in. After settling in, you can relax at the hotel or go outside to explore Bacolod at your own pace. You can also book an add-on tour, which is a Bacolod contemporary art scene tour.

With this Bacolod tour, you’ll start first at Negros Museum to explore the province's history. Move on to the vibrant Orange Project in Bacolod's Art District next to see contemporary art, including works by renowned artists. Catch local films at the Safe House Theater afterward and enjoy coffee. Visit Museo de Lasalle for religious artifacts on the University of St. La Salle campus. Wrap up at Lim Guan Art Studio for personalized caricature portraits or insights into painting techniques with artist Lim Guan.

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Day 13
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 13

Day 13 - Day 13: Bacolod City Top Attractions Tour

Today, you’ll have your last free tour for this culinary tour in the Philippines. Wait for the assigned driver at your Bacolod hotel, who will then take you to the 19th-century San Sebastian Church, now housing the Diocese of Bacolod. After offering short prayers, proceed to Bacolod Plaza, established in 1927, for leisure and cultural activities. 

Visit the lagoon by the provincial capital park, adorned with statues next, and then head to Manokan Country for Bacolod's famous chicken inasal. Next, explore Negros Forest Park, with an optional visit to the Gallery of Masks, followed by La Guerta and the Glass Vintage Museum. Continue to the New Government Center and stop by The Ruins, a vintage manor built in 1920. End your tour with visits to the well-known souvenir shops in Bacolod, Bongbong’s, or Merci.

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Day 14
Gastronomic 14-Day Food Tour Package to North Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo, & Bacolod with Flights & Hotels - day 14

Day 14 - Day 14: Checkout + Departure

Today, make use of your hotel amenities and explore Bacolod for the last time before checking out and ending your food tour in the Philippines. You’ll then be taken to the airport so you can catch your flight to Manila via Philippine Airlines. 

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency

Good to know

Tours and Itinerary - Please wear appropriate clothing based on the itinerary. Please also be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. For any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour package, we, unfortunately, cannot offer refunds.

Other Important Notes - Bring cash as not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

Travel Requirements - Guests are solely responsible for meeting the passport & visa conditions of the country of travel. We do not accept any responsibility if the passenger cannot travel because of any passport or visa issue, and the cancellation policy will be applicable as per the booking terms.

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Accommodation

This package is inclusive of accommodation during your trip in the Philippines.

Guide to the Philippines curates only the accommodation for each and every destination so you can enjoy your trip and worry less about finding a place to stay. See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners together with your rooms under each day in the daily itinerary.

Comfort - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet.

Deluxe - 4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. .

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, additional costs will incur.

Guide to the Philippines will select the accommodations best suited for you at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.

We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Comfort

Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.

Deluxe

Deluxe accommodation is equipped with room air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, cabled television, average in-room amenities such as toiletries, fresh towels and coffee and tea-making facilities, comfortable bed with linens and access to Wi-Fi internet. Breakfast is included.

Sea Transfer

This package includes tourist class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 15kgs check-in baggage via Oceanjet. Below are your trip details:

Iloilo to Bacolod

• Iloilo to Bacolod via Oceanjet | Iloilo Seaport

Pre-boarding Reminders:

• Please present a valid ID that matches the name on the ticket upon check-in.

• To check-in, pre-printed tickets must be presented together with the check-in slips.

• Passengers must check-in at least 30-minutes before time of departure.

• One trolley bag (hand carry) policy for passenger for business class accommodation. The total dimension (L+W+H) of trolley must not exceed 130cm, otherwise, it shall be checked-in together with other bag(s) or belongings. Hand-carried baggage must contain valuables and must not exceed fifteen (15) kilograms.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.

Flights

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage. Below are your flight details:

Laoag to Cebu

• Laoag (LAO) - Cebu (CEB) via Philippine Airlines | Laoag International Airport

Cebu to Iloilo

• Cebu (CEB) - Iloilo (ILO) via Philippine Airlines | Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Bacolod to Manila

• Bacolod (BCD) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Bacolod Airport

Seat selection can be made during online-check-in 24-48 hours prior to flight departure. Seats with corresponding additional fees are on personal account. For domestic flights, it is recommended to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to your estimated time of departure.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.

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