7-Day Cultural Vacation Package to Ilocos Norte & Vigan City with Flights from Manila

Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
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Tour starts
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Pasay, Metro Manila, P
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
7 days
Ending place
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Pasay, Metro Manila, P
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Book this Philippine culture vacation package and enjoy a week-long adventure to Ilocos Norte and Vigan City from Manila. This tour 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 vacation 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.

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 this tour, 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 Philippine culture vacation package. 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
Ilocos Norte Highlights Tour with Private Guide & Transfers (Day 2)
Ilocos Norte Pasuquin, Burgos, Bangui & Pagudpud Tour with Private Guide & Transfers (Day 3)
Vigan Heritage Tour with Private Guide & Transfers (Day 6)
English-speaking tour guides
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access at the hotel
Use of hotel facilities & amenities

Activities

Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
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

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

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 by Philippine Airlines

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 10kgs check-in baggage via Philippine 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.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines. Below are your flight details:

Your Flight Details

This package includes a round trip economy class airfare from Manila. Manila (Manila) - Laoag (LAO)| Terminal: NAIA 2 Laoag (LAO) - Manila (MNL) | Terminal: Laoag International Airport *Flights are subject to availability.

Completing your Traveler Details

Philippine Airlines flight e-tickets will be issued as soon as all Traveler details are submitted online. IMPORTANT: Once booked, please check your email to complete the Philippine Airlines online form within 24 hours of booking. For questions and assistance, please email booking@guidetothephilippines.ph.

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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