Savor some of the best Spanish-inspired food and beverage pairings in Baguio while pampering your senses with a unique activity called “forest bathing” with this 5-day package tour that includes budget accommodations at the Venus Parkview hotel, daily breakfast, day tour with lunch and dinner meals, hotel pick up and drop off services, entrance, and environmental fee, and tour guide on day 2 and 3.
There are also 3 optional upgrades the may be availed as an add-on service, which are: roundtrip transfers from Manila, hotel upgrade to The Forest Lodge Baguio, the option add another packaged tour on day 4, and Antigen test, all of which may be booked for an additional fee.
This tour is ideal for anyone looking for a unique Baguio experience while avoiding the hassle of preparing the travel prerequisites yourself. Finding accommodations, booking tour packages, or handling transport services are already conveniently bundled into this wellness and food sampling tour.
Baguio City, also known as the City of Pines, is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines. Famous for its temperate climate, scenic mountain views, and delicious strawberries, the summer capital is the perfect place to go “forest bathing” along with other tour inclusions like ghost-hunting at the Diplomat Hotel, trying out locally brewed craft beers at Craft 1945, and indulging in a 2 and a half-hour massage at a wellness spa, to name a few.
Your home base during your 5 day Baguio tour will be at Venus Parkview Hotel, a budget hotel centrally located along Kisad Road. However, you have the option to go for a hotel upgrade as an add-on service, in which case your accommodations will be at The Forest Lodge Baguio in Camp John Hay.
Discover some of the newest Baguio attractions while sampling delectable meals and beverages when you book this 5-day tour package. Check availability by choosing a date.
When you arrive in Baguio, proceed to your assigned hotel and check-in with the receptionist at the lobby either at the Venus Parkview Hotel or the Forest Lodge Baguio if you opted for the hotel upgrade. Settle into your room and get some rest in preparation for your 10-hour tour the following day.
Rise early to enjoy the chilly weather while having breakfast at the hotel restaurant, a complimentary meal that comes with your tour package. Afterward, get ready for a full day’s itinerary sampling delicious food and visiting the latest tourist spots around Baguio.
The first stop is a silver craft-making activity followed by an alfresco-style early lunch at Cocina del Sol, a Spanish restaurant that specializes in paellas, tapas, and wood-fire cooked meats and pastries. Afterward, you’ll go on a coffee tasting tour at Kape Umali in the Baguio City Public Market before proceeding to the Baguio Country Club, an iconic site famous for its raisin bread and other bakeshop pastries that would be perfect with a cup of steaming hot coffee.
You’ll need to walk off all that delicious food, which makes your next stop, the Bamboo Sanctuary, the perfect place to visit. Stroll along the bamboo-lined pathway while enjoying the cool mountain air and brace yourself for your next stop: a ghost hunting trip at an abandoned retreat house, the Diplomat Hotel in Dominican Hill. After that, you’re off to the Mirador Retreat House to find a scenic spot to catch the sunset, followed by a Spanish dinner and craft beer pairing at Craft 1945.
Wake up to another day to savor the cool mountain air and head over to the hotel restaurant for your complimentary breakfast. After your meal, proceed to the leafy Camp John Hay forest grounds for a unique activity called “forest bathing”, Japanese concept where participants go on a leisurely walk in a place surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery. The Japanese term is ‘shinrin-yoku, which means ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’. Aside from reducing the negative effects of a stressful lifestyle, it is said to have many health benefits that include an improved ability to focus, better sleep quality, and a more powerful immune system.
Together with a tour guide, you’ll walk along an eco-trail starting from Le Monet Hotel, then proceed to go through 9 checkpoints on the 2 KM road on the pathway. Enjoy the pine trees, rugged terrain, and lush greenery on your trek while keeping your eyes open for art installations like towering stones, bamboo chimes, and energy rocks. After a refreshing walk through the woods, you’ll be served with a sumptuous lunch followed by an indulgent 2 and a half-hour traditional massage at a Wellness Spa Treatment facility in Camp John Hay, the perfect ending to a rejuvenating day surrounded by nature’s bounty.
You get to set your schedule today, so feel free to spend it however you wish. You may choose to enjoy the facilities at the hotel, go souvenir shopping for local finds and yummy treats, or explore Baguio city at your own pace. Otherwise, you have the option to join another tour package to make the most of your stay in Baguio. Choose among a few well-curated day tours and sign-up for one that tickles your fancy as an add-on service.
Join the Cultural and Heritage tour if you’re looking to visit time-tested Baguio attractions such as Wright Park, Mansion House, and the Baguio Botanical Garden. Another option is the Culinary, Coffee, Beer & Sightseeing Tour, which is perfect if you want to repeat your day 2 itinerary, except for the coffee stopover - you’ll be going to Chocolate de Batirol instead, a hidden gem in Camp John Hay that serves a mug of delicious thick hot chocolate made from local cocoa.
If those two don’t interest you, you might want to join the Arts and Museum tour, where you will explore heritage sites, visit artist communities, and set foot on museums that showcase the Cordillera region’s rich indigenous cultural heritage.
Before leaving Baguio, do some last-minute souvenir shopping or picture taking around the city. Afterward, check out from the hotel and proceed back home.
- For Day Tour, pick up time is 9:30 AM at the hotel.
- Check-in time is at 2:00PM and Check-out is at 11:00AM.
Venus Parkview Hotel is a 150-room hotel right across Burnham Park and near Baguio City’s tourist attractions. It is strategically located near shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment centers, and transportation hubs. The hotel provides a cozy and warm ambiance to stay in with your family and friends. Our staff is committed to creating a space for families and friends to make unforgettable memories. Our mission is to welcome guests with the warmest Venus Parkview Hotel hospitality through personalized service by our engaged associates. Enjoy the cozy ambiance for that intimate get-away or a focused business trip. The room has a 42″ LED Smart TV so you can enjoy watching premium Cable TV, or Netflix, Youtube, etc. Feeling warmer than usual in Baguio, the Suite is fitted with an air-conditioning unit.
The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay is open to the whole gang, the entire family and even corporate denizens who long to escape the city and let their hair down and have the best fun in Baguio on the biggest and hottest deal! Located inside Camp John Hay, The Forest Lodge offers the best of both worlds: living spaces that are big on comfort and an outdoor environment that offers numerous fun activities. Lavish space for a couple as each room measures about 40 to 50 square meters, with two (2) comfortable full-size beds, one (1) toilet and bath and with a view of the Cordillera mountain range and pine forest or the busy commissary complex or even the fairway.