7-day Philippines Adventure Tour to Historical Ilocos Region, Baguio City & Pinatubo Crater
Make the most of your trip to the Philippines with this 7-day vacation package. Within a week, you will be able to explore some of the wonderful destinations of the country. This package is perfect for those who want to go sightseeing in the northern part of the Philippines, as it will take you to amazing sites in Northern Luzon. The service of tour guides is already included in the package, as well as the convenience of pre-arranged accommodations with breakfast, land and air travel, and entrance fees.
During your trip, you will see important historical and cultural attractions of the country and even UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your journey will start in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. You will have the option to visit Intramuros, home to fascinating structures, including churches that have been tested by wars and earthquakes.
From Manila, you’ll head to Laoag in Ilocos Norte, where you will tour outdoor attractions like lakes and sand dunes, as well as historical and cultural sites. You will also be able to visit the natural attractions of nearby areas like Pagudpud and Burgos. Snap photos of the beautiful rock formations and the stunning beach during your visit. Your 7-day vacation package also includes a trip to one of the most picturesque streets in the country, Vigan’s Calle Crisologo in Ilocos Sur. While in Vigan, you will also visit a zoological park and a weaving center where you can see artisans weave cloth the traditional Ilocano way.
Before your tour ends, you will be able to learn more about the history and culture of the Philippines. Relax at Baguio’s Camp John Hay and explore the city for a day before going on a thrilling 4x4 ride to Mount Pinatubo the next day.
Go on an amazing 7-day tour of Manila and Northern Luzon with this package. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in
On Day 1, you will arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where a car or van will be waiting for you. You’ll check in at your deluxe-level accommodations. After checking in, you are free to explore the nearby areas on your own, or you may book an add-on shared walking tour of Intramuros in Manila.
If you want to explore the historical city, you can choose between a morning tour or a night tour. Choose the morning tour, and you will see sites like the Manila Cathedral, a religious site that has distinct Neo-Romanesque architecture. You will also visit Casa Manila, a museum that houses Spanish colonial period design elements and furniture. Another stop on this tour is Fort Santiago, which has stood as a citadel in the walled city of Intramuros since 1593.
You will also get to see Fort Santiago and Casa Manila if you choose to go on the night tour, but be forewarned that this tour will tackle the dark history of the walled city and may be graphic when it comes to detailing the atrocities that happened during the war. Other stops in the night tour include the Philippine Military Academy and the Memorare-Manila 1945, which honors the fallen civilians who lost their lives during the Battle of Manila in World War II.
Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Laoag + Laoag City Heritage Attractions, Paoay Lake, Church & Sand Dunes Day Tour + Check-in
For Day 2, you will head up north to Ilocos Norte. Your van will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. You’ll then take a flight to Laoag International Airport.
Today you will tour some of Laoag City’s top attractions. St. Williams Cathedral, a 17th-century church, is the first attraction of the day. One of its most popular draws is its bell tower, which is said to be sinking. The Sinking Bell Tower is estimated to have been constructed during the 18th century, and it used to have a large clock. Your next stop is Aurora Park. During the 16th century, Aurora Park was said to be the heart of the city. Now, it is in front of the Laoag City Hall and is home to the historic Tobacco Monopoly Monument. The next location you will visit is Paoay town. It is the site of the Malacanang of the North, which was the former residence of the 10th President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos. Also in the town of Paoay is Paoay Church. You will get to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site as this church is also included in the collective Baroque Churches of the Philippines.
Day 3 - Day 3: Ilocos Norte Scenic Outdoor Attractions & Pagudpud Beach Day Tour
You will be picked up from your accommodations for your complimentary tour on day 3. On this tour, you will explore the outdoor attractions of Ilocos Norte. You’ll first visit the Bacarra Ruins, the remains of what once was one of the highest bell towers in the Philippines. You’ll also visit the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, a breathtaking natural attraction that is the perfect backdrop for travel photos. Also on your itinerary are the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse (the highest elevated active lighthouse in the Philippines), the Bangui Windmills, Pagudpod Beach, Bantay Abot, and the Patapat Viaduct.
Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Vigan + Check-in + Vigan Historical Sightseeing City Day Tour
You will check out of your Laoag accommodations and head to Vigan in Ilocos Sur. Your complimentary Vigan Tour will take you to religious structures, historical sites, and even a zoo. The first stop of the day is the historic Bantay Church and Bell Tower. Bantay Church was first built during the 16th century, but it sustained heavy damages during World War II and was rebuilt during the 1950s. On the other hand, its bell tower has remained intact. You will then visit St. Paul Cathedral, an 18th-century Earthquake Baroque Church. It has the country’s only Archbishop Palace, which was built during the Spanish colonization period.
The next stop is another UNESCO World Heritage site, Calle Crisologo. This picturesque street features old Spanish structures and cobblestone roads. For more information on the Philippine lifestyle during the Spanish era, the Crisologo Museum is a good place to visit. This ancestral house has well-preserved memorabilia of the political Crisologo family.
You’ll end your tour with stops at Pagburnayan (where you can learn the basics of pottery), the Baluarte Zoo, and Cristy’s Loom Weaving.
Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Baguio + Check-in
On the fifth day of your vacation package, you will check out of your accommodations and head to the City of Pines. Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines, well-known for its crisp, fresh air and rich culture. After you have checked in at your deluxe-level accommodations, feel free to explore the nearby areas on your own or try the local cuisine at restaurants and cafés. Remember that you have a complimentary tour of the city the next day, so reserve some energy for it.
Day 6 - Day 6: Baguio City Top Attractions Private Day Tour with Transfers
It’s the last full day of your vacation package. Make the most of it by enjoying your complimentary Baguio City tour. Your first stop is Mirador Hill and Lourdes Grotto, and then you’ll head to Diplomat Hotel, an old building that is famous for being supposedly haunted. Next, you’ll visit Camp John Hay, which is home to towering trees, expansive gardens, hotels, restaurants, and other establishments.
You’ll also get to visit the summer house of the President of the Philippines, the Mansion. It features an ornate gate, which is one of the most photographed places in Baguio. Right in front of the property is a charming park. During this tour, you will also stop at Wright Park, Mines View Park, and Centennial Park, which is also known as the Baguio Botanical Garden.
Day 7 - Day 7: Arrival in Tarlac + Tarlac Mount Pinatubo Crater Day Hike + Arrival in Manila
For the final day of your 7-day vacation package, you will go on a trip to Mount Pinatubo. This infamous volcano had one of the largest eruptions in the world in the 20th century. Soon after, it became a popular tourist destination. From your vehicle, you need to switch to a 4x4 truck. It is the ideal vehicle for traveling through the craggy and bumpy roads of Mount Pinatubo. The 4x4 truck will take you to the bottom of the view deck. Then you will start your ascent. Not to worry, as the climb up can be done by just about everyone, including beginners. You can then bask in the mesmerizing view of the crater of Mount Pinatubo. After your Pinatubo Tour, your driver will take you back to Manila.
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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.
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.
Deluxe - 3-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool.
Premium - To make your trip extra special, you may also upgrade your hotel accommodation on selected destinations to a premium level. You will stay in 4-5-star accommodation which include above-average to opulent interior design with guest access to all-day dining, spa services, swimming pool and a fitness center. Please note that not all locations offer premium level accommodation.
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.
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.
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.
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.