Fascinating 7-Day History, Heritage & Nature Tour to Laoag, Pagudpud & Vigan Ilocos from Manila

Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
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Summary

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

Description

Book this Ilocos package tour and enjoy a week-long adventure to Ilocos Norte and Vigan City from Manila. This trip to Ilocos package is perfect for those who want to go on several day tours in the Philippines, as it includes a visit to historical and cultural attractions of Ilocos Norte's Laoag and Pagudud, Ilocos Sur's Vigan City, as well as the option to book a 4th add-on tour of the municipality of Adams and its gastronomic delights. Roundtrip Manila - Laoag airfare, a 20kg baggage allowance, roundtrip airport transfers from and to Laoag International Airport, accommodations in Laoag, Pagudpud, and Vigan, and daily breakfast are already part of this 7-day, 6-night Ilocos trip package. 

Get on your flight to Laoag from the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. After your flight, a driver will be waiting for you at the Laoag International Airport so they can take you to your hotel in the city. Rest after checking in your room and prepare for the start of the Ilocos Norte tour package.

The next day, you'll embark on a Laoag Tour, which will bring you to popular attractions like the stunning Fort Ilocandia Resort, the historic Malacañang of the North, UNESCO World Heritage Site Paoay Church, the beautiful St. William's Cathedral, and the mysterious Laoag Sinking Bell Tower. You will also drop by the Nagbacalan Loom Weavers Cooperative, where you can see the locals weaving tapestry, and the Suba Sand Dunes, where you can go on a thrilling 4x4 adventure.

On day 3, you'll check out of your hotel in Laoag before enjoying a tour of the breathtaking town of Pagudpud. Here you'll visit the Pasuquin salt makers, the stunning Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, the majestic Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, the picturesque Bangui Wind Farm windmills, and the postcard-worthy Patapat Viaduct. After the tour, your driver will drop you off at your hotel in Pagudpud so you can check in and rest. 

You have free time the next day, but you can choose to fill that time by booking an add-on tour to the countryside municipality of Adams. This activity will bring you to a farm and winery where you can see how local chocolate is made, enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, and sample local wine.

Your last destination on this trip is the heritage city of Vigan, and you'll make your way there on day 5. Rest after checking in to your hotel in Vigan, as you have a full day of touring ahead on day 6. On the free tour of this Vigan tour package, you'll enjoy an empanada- and okoy-making demonstration and go on a Calle Crisologo walking tour, a well-preserved cobblestone street lined with old Spanish-era houses.

Take advantage of the free breakfast on your last day before checking out of your hotel in Vigan. Afterward, your transfer will take you back to Laoag International Airport so you can fly back to Manila. 

Enjoy a weeklong break in the northern Philippines when you book this 7-day Ilocos tour package with airfare. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Roundtrip airfare via Philippine Airlines economy seat class with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 10kgs check-in baggage | Manila - Laoag - Manila
2 nights accommodation in Sola Hotel, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
2 nights accommodation in Ikani Sur Resort, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
2 nights accommodation in Hotel Luna, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Daily breakfast
Roundtrip airport transfers to and from Laoag Airport
All transportation included in the itinerary
Day 2 - Ilocos Norte Highlights Tour with Private Guide & Transfers
Day 3 - Ilocos Norte Pasuquin, Burgos, Bangui & Pagudpud Tour with Private Guide & Transfers
Day 6 - Vigan Heritage Tour with Private Guide & Transfers
English-speaking tour guides
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access at the hotel
Use of hotel facilities & amenities

Activities

Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Hotel + Flights + Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Sola Hotel Laoag, Ilocos Norte

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival + Check-in

Head to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila so you can catch your flight to Laoag City. After arriving at the Laoag International Airport, your driver will bring you to your hotel so you can check in.

After getting settled in your room, you can rest and prepare for your tour the next day, or you can explore the areas near your hotel. If you're up for a hearty meal, you can visit La Preciosa, a local restaurant known for their large servings of Ilocano specialties like pinakbet (mixed vegetable stew cooked in fermented shrimp paste), bagnet (deep fried pork belly), dinardaan (offal in pig's blood), and sarabasab (grilled pork liver).

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Day 2
Paoay Church, Ilocos Norte

Day 2 - Day 2: Laoag Tour

The first tour of this trip will allow you to explore Fort Ilocandia Resort, St. William's Cathedral, and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower, all of which are historical places in the city. You will also head to Paoay, where you will stop at Malacañang of the North, a two-story mansion that used to be the holiday house of the Marcos family, and Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church boasts Baroque architecture reinforced to adapt to the Philippines being earthquake-prone. 

Before your tour ends, you'll also visit the Nagbacalan Loom Weavers Cooperative, where you can see and purchase traditional woven products, and the Suba Sand Dunes, where you will enjoy a 4x4 vehicle experience on the sands of Paoay.

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Day 3
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Day 3 - Day 3: Pagudpud Tour

Check out of your Laoag City hotel and head to Pagudpud for your tour. Be ready for a day of exploring Pagudpud and nearby municipalities as you will visit the Pasuquin salt makers to see how salt is harvested from the seawater and the Bangui Windfarm to appreciate how renewable energy is harvested in Ilocos Norte. 

You will also visit stunning tourist attractions like the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, the Kapurpurwawan Rock Formation, and the Patapat Viaduct. Make sure to have your cameras ready, as you'll want to snap some photos to commemorate your visit.

At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your hotel in Pagudpud so you can rest and recharge.

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Day 4
Inuwayan Winery and Farm, Adams, Ilocos Norte

Day 4 - Day 4: Free and Easy + Optional Add-on Adams Tour

Enjoy your free day in Pagudpud on your own. If you are up for an adventure, you can visit natural tourist attractions like the beautiful Blue Lagoon Beach, the picturesque Saud Beach, the enchanting Kabigan Falls, or the relaxing Agua Grande.

You also have the option to book an add-on tour to the municipality of Adams. If you book this tour, you'll enjoy visiting the Inuwayan Winery and the Inuwayan Farm, where you can try farm-to-table cuisine and local wine.

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Day 5
Hotel Luna, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Day 5 - Day 5: Check-in at Vigan + Free and Easy

Check out of your hotel in Pagudpud and make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan City. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

If you still have the energy to explore, you can visit tourist spots like Plaza Salcedo, where you can enjoy a dazzling fountain show at night, or Baluarte Zoo, where you can see animals like lions, tigers, ostriches, and kangaroos. 

You may also sample the local cuisine, including Ilocos empanada and pinakbet, by visiting popular restaurants like Irene's Empanada and Café Leona.

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Day 6
Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Day 6 - Day 6: Vigan Tour

Vigan is rich in history and culture, and you'll see that firsthand when you go on this city tour. You will visit the Vigan National Museum, which is also known as the Padre Burgos House, as it is the birthplace and ancestral home of priest patriot Father Jose Burgos. You will see paintings and artifacts on display here. 

You will enjoy a ride in a kalesa, a horse-drawn carriage used during the Spanish colonial period. You'll also take a walking tour of the historic Calle Crisologo, a cobblestone street lined with houses dating back to the Spanish era. 

Foodies will also enjoy this tour, as an empanada- and okoy-making demonstration at Plaza Burgos is also part of the itinerary.

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Day 7
Hotel Luna, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Day 7 - Day 7: Departure and Check-out

Enjoy the free breakfast at the hotel. If you still want to explore, you can visit other tourist attractions like the Crisologo Museum or the Syquia Mansion on your own, or try more delicacies at a local restaurant like Cafe Uno. Just remember to return to the hotel in time for checkout.

Afterward, wait for your transfer to pick you up so you can catch your return flight to Manila at the Laoag International Airport.

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What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher

Good to know

Booking Information - Upon booking, please expect an email from Guide to the Philippines for the voucher, reminder, and next steps.

Hotel - Standard check-in time is 1500H and check out time is at 1100H. 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. Child rate includes existing bed sharing arrangements with adults and complimentary tour/s (if any). Maximum of 2 children per room. Child rate is exclusive of daily breakfast and to be paid directly to the hotel.

Complimentary Tours and Activities (if any) - Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready. On the day of the tour, your assigned Tour Guide will meet you at the designated meeting place. For those who have availed complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off, your Tour Guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at least thirty (30) minutes prior to start of the tour or activity. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited. During the tour, please be reminded to dress appropriately depending on the nature of your tour. Be mindful of your personal belongings.

Peak Season Bookings - All bookings passing through December 24 and 31 are required to avail of the mandatory Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinner. Prepayment is required and can be paid in advance through Guide to the Philippines or direct to the hotel on the day of check-in.

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Flights by Philippine Airlines

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 10kgs check-in baggage via Philippine Airlines. You may select from the following flight schedule:

Manila to Laoag

• PR 2196 11:25 - 12:35

• PR 2198 19:20 - 20:35

Laoag to Manila

• PR 2197 13:15 - 14:20

• PR 2199 21:20 - 22:35

Please note that flights are subject to availability. If ever your preferred flights are fully booked or unavailable at the time of your booking, Guide to the Philippines will select another best available flight to maximize your vacation. Any special requests are subject to fees and availability. Guide to the Philippines is not liable for sudden flight changes made by the airlines.

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.

Completing your Traveler Details

Philippine Airlines flight e-tickets will be issued as soon as all Traveler details are submitted online. Once booked, please check your email to complete the Philippine Airlines online form within 24 hours of booking.

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.

Accommodations prepared for you are on a 3-star level, providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. These accommodations are often located near airports, tourist and business areas, convenient for sightseeing and shopping trips. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. 3-star accommodations provide guests with a brief, efficient but comfortable stay.

Accommodations on this level are 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.

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.

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