14-Day Stunning Sightseeing & Culture Vacation Package to North Luzon Highlands

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

Description

Discover the cultural and natural wonders of the Philippines with this 14-day vacation package. This package is inclusive of all land transportation, accommodations at each destination, day tours, and all environmental fees, port fees, and applicable taxes, so you don't have to worry about arranging all of those.

Your trip to the Philippines will start when a designated driver picks you up at Pasay City's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. You will next be escorted to your hotel in Manila. You can enjoy the rest of the day after checking in. 

The next day, you will travel from Manila to Mt. Pinatubo. You will enjoy a hike to the famous volcano, which is located on the boundary of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. After your hike, you will head to Vigan in Ilocos Sur.

On day 3, you will enjoy a Vigan Heritage Village Day Tour, where you will visit spots including Bantay Church, The Archbishop's Palace, Calle Crisologo, and other top tourist spots in Vigan. 

The next day, you will head to Laoag in Ilocos Norte, where you will enjoy touring some of its top attractions like the Sinking Bell Tower, Paoay Lake, Paoay Church, and the Ilocos sand dunes.

You will spend your day 5 visiting other scenic spots in Ilocos Norte, including the stunning Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, the beautiful Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, and the gorgeous Pagudpud Beach.

After checking out of the hotel the next day, a designated driver will pick you up and bring you to Sagada. Once you've checked in at the hotel, relax and recover before going on a Sagada tour the next day. You will be visiting Sumaguing Cave and Hanging Coffins.

Day 8 will be spent on more Sagada attractions, such as Marlboro Mountain, Blue Soil Hills, and Lake Danum. You will also visit a pottery shop. The next day, you will be picked up by the designated driver again and brought to Banaue this time.

While in Banaue, you will visit stunning tourist spots like Bontoc Museum, Mt. Polis, Hungduan Rice Terraces, Hiwang Heritage House, and Banaue Rice Terraces Viewdeck. Afterward, you will check in at your hotel in Banaue.

You will continue your Banaue tour on day 10, where you will visit two rice terraces, Bangaan and Batad. The next day, a driver will take you to Baguio. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy the cool breeze.

On day 12, you will go on a Baguio Arts and Cultural sightseeing tour. The next day, you can explore Baguio all by yourself and have dinner at Baguio Mountain Man. On day 14, you will travel from Baguio to Manila. You may opt to spend an additional night in Manila before ending your trip. 

Enjoy the best sightseeing spots and natural wonders of the Philippines with this 14-day vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

13 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar (Manila, Laoag, Vigan, Sagada, Banaue & Baguio)
One-way economy seat class with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage to Laoag via Philippine Airlines
Daily breakfast
All private airconditioned land transfers in Manila, Laoag, Vigan, Sagada, Banaue, Baguio & Tarlac (Mt. Pinatubo)
Ilocos Norte Scenic Outdoor Attractions & Pagudpud Beach Day Tour with Transfers from Laoag (Day 4)
Vigan Heritage Village Day Tour with Transfers (Day 5)
Sagada Spelunking in Sumaguing Cave (Day 7)
Sagada Heritage Tour of Church of St. Mary's, Paytokan Hanging Coffins, Baw-Eng Coffee Farm & Entrance to Underground River (Day 7)
Sagada Nature Sightseeing & Trekking of Marlboro Mountain, Blue Soil Hills, Lake Danum & Sagada Pottery(Day 8)
Hike to Hungduan Rice Terraces in Hungduan, Ifugao (Day 9)
Hike to Bangaan Rice Terraces & Batad Rice Terraces, Ifugao (Day 10)
Baguio City Art Museums Private Half-Day Tour with Transfers (Day 12)
Dinner at Baguio Mountain Man (Day 13)
Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour with ATV Ride (Day 14)
English-speaking tour guides
Complimentary Wi-Fi access and use of facilities in the hotel
Domestic Travel Insurance (Up to 21 days travel duration)
All environmental fees, port fees, and all other applicable taxes

Activities

Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
Hotel + Flights + Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Skyline of Manila City, Philippines

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival (Manila) + Check-in

When a designated driver picks you up at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, your adventure to the Philippines will officially begin. You will then be escorted to your hotel in Manila. Once you've checked in, you can enjoy the rest of the day however you wish.

Should you wish to just stay at the hotel, you can take advantage of its facilities and amenities. If you want to go out, you can visit the nearby tourist attractions or try the local cuisine at neighborhood restaurants.

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Day 2
Entrance of Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Day 2 - Day 2: Hike to Mt. Pinatubo + Travel from Mt. Pinatubo to Vigan

Check out of your hotel in Manila. You will be picked up and brought to Mt. Pinatubo, a volcano located on the border of three provinces in Luzon: Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. The volcano is famous for its massive 1991 eruption, which is the second-largest eruption on earth in the 20th century.

You will be able to trek to the volcano. Enjoy the hike and the views that you will encounter along the way. After the trip, you will head to Vigan, a city in the province of Ilocos Sur. You will check in to your hotel here and rest.

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Day 3
Laoag City Plaza, Ilocos Norte

Day 3 - Day 3: Vigan Heritage Village Day Tour

Vigan is known for its old houses and cobblestone streets and is perfect for history and culture buffs. In fact, it is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Today, you will be able to explore it via a day tour which includes stops at the Bantay Church, one of the oldest churches in Vigan; The Archbishop's Palace, the only ecclesiastical palace from the 18th century still standing in the Philippines; and Calle Crisologo, the famous historical cobblestoned street lined with Spanish-era mansions.

You will also visit the Crisologo Museum, the Ilocos Regional Complex, the pottery shop Pagburnayan, the Baluarte Zoo, and Cristy's Loomweaving.

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Day 4
Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte

Day 4 - Day 4: Travel from Vigan to Laoag + Ilocos Norte Laoag Attractions & Sand Dunes

Check out of your hotel in Vigan and travel to Laoag in Ilocos Norte. You will enjoy a tour of some of the city's top attractions. 

You will visit the Sinking Bell Tower, which sinks to the ground at a rate of around one inch per year, Paoay Church, which is known for its massive buttresses, and the Ilocos Sand Dunes, where you can see gorgeous views of the seemingly endless stretch of sand bordered by the sea.

Other stops on this tour include St. Williams Cathedral, Aurora Park, Malacañang of the North, and Paoay Lake.

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Day 5
Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Day 5 - Day 5: Ilocos Norte Scenic Outdoor Attractions & Pagudpud Beach Day Tour

Today, you will go on a trip to Ilocos Norte's scenic spots. From your hotel in Laoag, you'll head to the Bacarra Ruins, which used to be one of the highest bell towers in the country. Next, you'll visit the stunning Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, which, with its stark white color, is just begging to be photographed. You'll head to the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse next, the highest active elevated lighthouse in the Philippines. 

Before heading back to your hotel in Laoag, you will also visit the Bangui Windmills, Pagudpud Beach, Bantay Abot, and the Patapat Viaduct.

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Day 6
Grounds of St. Mary's Church in Sagada, Mt. Province

Day 6 - Day 6: Land travel from Laoag to Sagada + Check-in

A designated driver will pick you up at your hotel in Laoag so your adventure to Sagada province, your next destination, can officially begin.

The driver will bring you to your hotel. Check in, rest, and check out the facilities and amenities of the hotel, or try the popular restaurants in the area.

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Day 7
Sumaguing Cave, Sagada, Mt. Province

Day 7 - Day 7: Sumaguing Cave + Hanging Coffins

You will start exploring the province of Sagada,  which is known for its scenic mountain valleys and limestone caves.

You will visit two unique attractions today, Sumaguing Cave and Hanging Coffins. Sumaguing Cave is one of the largest caves in the 60 found underneath Sagada. It is popular for its rock formations that are said to resemble the shapes of animals and people. Meanwhile, the Hanging Coffins, which literally hang from the side of a rock face, will give you a peek into the Igorot's burial traditions.

Pay attention to your guide’s instructions for a safe trip. Take some photos and enjoy the calming view of Sagada.

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Day 8
Marlboro Mountain, Sagada, Mt. Province

Day 8 - Day 8: Marlboro Mountain + Blue Soil Hills + Lake Danum + Sagada Pottery

Today, you will continue to visit some of Sagada's tourist attractions. You will visit several spots today, Marlboro Mountain, Blue Soil Hills, and Lake Danum.

Marlboro Mountain will give you the chance to witness the majestic sea of clouds that Sagada is famous for, while a visit to Blue Soil Hills will reward you with stunning views of trees. Relax and chill at the tranquil Lake Danum before heading to Sagada Pottery, where you can see local handicrafts and see a demo of how some of these items are created.

Appreciate the culture and the scenery so you will have a memorable experience in Sagada.

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Day 9
Banaue Rice Terraces, Mt. Province

Day 9 - Day 9: Land travel from Sagada to Banaue + Banaue Tour + Check-in

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sagada and driven to Banaue. Banaue is known for its stunning mountain views and beautiful rice fields. Before you can check in to your hotel, you will first go on a Banaue tour and explore well-known attractions like Bontoc Museum, Mount Polis, Hungduan Rice Terraces, Hiwang Heritage House, and the Banaue Rice Terraces Viewdeck.  

At the Bontoc Museum, you will learn about the history and culture of the Ifugao, the indigenous people of the Cordillera Region. You'll enjoy a trek to Mount Polis before making a stop at the majestic Hungduan Rice Terraces, one of the rice terraces in the Philippines that are declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These terraces are over 2,000 years old but are still very picturesque. You'll also visit the Hiwang Heritage House, which will allow you to see how Ifugaos live. Finally, you'll go to the Banaue Rice Terraces Viewdeck so you can see an awe-inspiring view of the most popular rice terraces in the Philippines, which is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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Day 10
Rice terraces in the Philippines. The village is in a valley among the rice terraces. Rice cultivation in the North of the Philippines, Batad, Banaue.

Day 10 - Day 10: Bangaan Rice Terraces + Batad Rice Terraces

Today, you will continue your journey to Banaue by visiting two more rice field attractions, the Bangaan Rice Terraces and the Batad Rice Terraces. Like the first two rice terraces you visited the previous day, these two are also recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. 

The Bangaan Rice Terraces serve as a picturesque backdrop to a traditional Ifugao village, while the Batad Rice Terraces' amphitheater shape oozes a natural grandeur that is hard to find anywhere else.

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Day 11
Man-made lake at Burnham Park, Baguio City, Philippines

Day 11 - Day 11: Travel from Banaue to Baguio + Check-in

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Banaue and bring you to your accommodations in Baguio. Baguio is known for its pine forests and cool climate, earning it the nickname "the summer capital of the Philippines."

After checking in, feel free to relax in your room or explore the attractions near your hotel. You can also drop by restaurants and bars and enjoy a meal or some drinks.

 

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Day 12
The iconic Baguio Cathedral, Baguio City, Benguet

Day 12 - Day 12: Baguio Arts and Cultural Sightseeing

Today, you will go on a Baguio arts and cultural sightseeing tour.

Aside from its cool climate, this city is known for its cultural and stunning attractions including Camp John Hay, a former recreational facility for the American military which is now home to hotels, restaurants, a mini-golf park, and other establishments. 

You'll also visit The Mansion, the official summer palace of the Philippine president, and the Baguio Botanical Garden, a relaxing place filled with blooms and plants. Other stops on this tour are the tranquil Wright Park, the iconic Baguio Cathedral, and the peaceful Pink Sisters Convent.

Take photos and appreciate the stunning views for a complete experience.

 

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Day 13
A restaurant showcasing Cordillera and Cordillera-inspired dishes, Baguio Mountain Man

Day 13 - Day 13: Free and Easy + Dinner at Baguio Mountain Man

Today, you can explore Baguio on your own. Aside from sightseeing, you can go strawberry picking at Strawberry Farm, visit the BenCab Museum to see art, or go on a food trip in Baguio by visiting various restaurants and coffee shops. Just remember to save room in your stomach for dinner, as you will be dining at Baguio Mountain Man, a restaurant showcasing Cordillera and Cordillera-inspired dishes.

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Day 14
Four-wheel drive tour at Mountain Pinatubo , Philippines

Day 14 - Day 14: Travel from Baguio to Manila + Optional 1 Night in Manila

Check out of your hotel in Baguio and wait for your driver to pick you up. From Baguio, you will be driven back to Manila. You have the opportunity to add another night in Manila so you can relax and go shopping for your friends and family back home before leaving the Philippines or heading to your next destination.

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Vaccination Card
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
Sunblock, umbrella
Trekking shoes
Hiking clothes
Jacket

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.

Government Guidelines - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements and COVID restrictions might change anytime without any notice.

Flights

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

Manila to Laoag

• Manila (MNL) - Laoag (LAO) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2

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.

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 - 1-3-star accommodations providing basic to average amenities. Comfort level accommodations are often located within the city center or town proper, near airports, tourist and business areas, convenient for sightseeing and shopping trips. Some accommodations also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. Comfort accommodations provide guests with a brief, efficient but comfortable stay. Please note that accommodations outside Manila such as Sagada, Mt. Province and Banaue, Ifugao offers basic room and public facilities as they are mostly pension inns.

Premium - To make your trip extra special, you may also upgrade your accommodation on selected destinations such as Manila and Baguio City to a premium level. You will stay in 4-5-star accommodation which include above-average to opulent interior design and meticulously chosen furnishings. Guests may anticipate complimentary access to a variety of top-notch recreational facilities, such as an all-day dining, spa services, swimming pool and a fitness center. These accommodations are usually located strategically with high accessibility to shopping centers, tourist attractions and business districts.

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. 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 accommodation is equipped with room air-conditioning (fan room for accommodations in Sagada and Banaue), private bathroom, cabled television, average in-room amenities such as toiletries, fresh towels and coffee and tea-making facilities, comfortable bed with linens and limited to high-speed access to Wi-Fi internet. Breakfast is included.

Premium

Rooms on the premium level feature large queen or king-sized beds, premium beddings and toiletries, private bathroom with rain shower head and a plenty of room space. Nightly turndown and full housekeeping services each day is also available to guests upon request. Breakfast is included. | Note: Available only in Manila and Baguio

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