1-Week Heritage & Cultural Tour Package to Iloilo, Guimaras & Bacolod Visayas from Manila

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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

Discover some of the best heritage and cultural tourist spots in the Philippines with this 7-day Philippine vacation package. On this trip, you will visit the historical landmarks in Iloilo City, explore the islands of Guimaras, and see the heritage houses in Bacolod City. This Philippine tour package already includes all land, sea, and air transportation between activities and destinations, a 20kg baggage allowance on flights, six nights of stay at comfort-level accommodations, and day tours in Iloilo, Guimaras, and Bacolod. You may also book an add-on tour in Manila.

Before you start exploring the Western Visayas region, you will spend a day in Manila after arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. From there, your driver will pick you up and escort you to your hotel in Manila. Check in and rest, or book an add-on morning or night walking tour to explore the historic walled city of Intramuros.

On day 2, you’ll head to Iloilo to kick off the first leg of this Bacolod-Iloilo-Guimaras itinerary. After checking in at the hotel, you have free time to explore before you go on your complimentary tour the next day. This tour will take you to historical sites in Iloilo, including Molo Mansion, Molo Church, and heritage houses. 

The next day, you’ll board a boat headed for Guimaras and go on a complimentary tour of the province’s man-made and natural attractions. Your itinerary includes stops at the Guimaras Windfarm, Pitstop, the Guisi Lighthouse, Naburot Island, and Natago Beach. 

Your last destination on this tour of the Philippines is Bacolod, where you will arrive on day 5. Spend one day exploring the city on your own before going on a free tour on day 6. You will explore historically significant sites on your tour, including the San Sebastian Cathedral, Balay Negrense, and The Ruins.

On the last day of this 7-day itinerary in the Philippines, you’ll return to Manila via a flight from Bacolod. 

Spend 1 week in the Philippines with this mutli-day tour across Western Visayas and visit its best attractions. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

1 night accommodation a comfort level accommodation in Manila
3 nights accommodation a comfort level accommodation in Iloilo
2 nights accommodation a comfort level accommodation in Bacolod
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Iloilo and Bacolod to Manila via Philippine Airlines with 20kg baggage allowance
All private airconditioned land transfers in Manila
All private airconditioned land transfers in Iloilo
All private airconditioned land transfers in Bacolod
Daily breakfast
Day 3 - Iloilo City History & Heritage Landmarks Tour with Transfers
Day 4 - Guimaras Top Attractions & Island Hopping Day Tour with Transfers from Iloilo
Day 6 - Bacolod City, The Ruins & Heritage Houses History Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access inside hotel premises
Complimentary access to hotel facilities and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Hotel + Flights + Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Skyline of Manila, Philippines

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

After arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you need to wait for your driver to pick you up. Once you and your luggage are safely inside the vehicle, you will make your way to your comfort-level hotel in Manila. After checking in, you can choose to just relax in the hotel and enjoy its facilities or book an add-on walking tour of Intramuros.

Should you decide to go on a walking tour on the first day of this Philippine travel package, you can choose between a morning and a night itinerary. The morning tour will bring you to several sites within the walled city, including Fort Santiago, a citadel built by the Spanish in 1571, and Casa Manila, a house-turned-museum that lets visitors peek at how life was during the Spanish colonial period. The night tour will also visit these two spots, along with the Philippine Military Academy and the Memorare-Manila 1945, which was built to honor the fallen civilians of the battle of Manila. Please note that the night tour will go into detail about the war and the atrocities committed during that period.

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Day 2
Molo Mansion in Iloilo City

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Iloilo + Check-in 

On the second day of your vacation package to the Philippines, you will fly to the province of Iloilo. After checking out of your hotel in Manila, you will be picked up by your driver. You’ll head back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where you will board your flight. The flight will take around an hour and 20 minutes. After landing at Iloilo International Airport, you will be picked up by a designated driver who will take you to your comfort-level hotel in Iloilo. Check-in and get settled in your room.

If you want to explore the nearby areas on your own, feel free to do so but keep in mind that you have a complimentary Iloilo City tour tomorrow. Should you want to try the local delicacies today, make sure you order Iloilo’s famous La Paz Batchoy, Pancit Molo, and KBL.

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Day 3
Molo Church in Iloilo CIty

Day 3 - Day 3: Iloilo City History & Heritage Landmarks Tour with Transfers

Your first complimentary tour of this Philippine travel package is scheduled today. This half-day private tour will take you to some of Iloilo City’s heritage sites, including Casa Mariquit. At 200 years old, it is the oldest heritage house in Iloilo. You will also drop by Molo and visit two of the district’s most visited tourist attractions, Molo Mansion and Molo Church.

Other attractions you’ll see on this tour are Jaro Cathedral, Millionaire’s Row, Casa Real, Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, General Luna Street, and the Esplanade. You’ll also drop by Biscocho Haus so you can buy snacks and souvenirs.

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Day 4
Mango Icon in Guimaras

Day 4 - Day 4: Guimaras Top Attractions & Island Hopping Day Tour with Transfers from Iloilo

Wake up early today, as your complimentary tour of Guimaras will start before 7 AM when you are picked up from your hotel in Iloilo. Aftward, you will head to Parola Wharf, where you will board a boat that will take you to Guimaras. Guimaras is known for its mangoes, and this is evident in some of the attractions you will visit, including the Mango Icon, the Mango Market, and the National Mango Research and Development Center. You will even be given a chance to try the famous Mango Pizza at a local restaurant called Pitstop.

On this tour, you will also visit Smallest Plaza, Guimaras Windfarm, the Trappist Monastery, the Guimaras Provincial Capitol Grounds, the Guisi Lighthouse, and a Pasalubong Center, where you can buy souvenirs. The last leg of your tour involves island hopping to Tatlong Pulo, Naburot Island, Ave Maria Islet, Lamurawan Beach, and Natago Beach, which are all must-visit stops on any Iloilo and Guimaras tour package.

You will be dropped off at your hotel in Iloilo after the tour.

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Day 5
The famous and tasty Bacolod Chicken Inasal

Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in Bacolod + Check-in 

Before you check out of your hotel in Iloilo, make the most of the morning and explore the neighborhood. When you are ready, your driver will pick you up, and you will travel via land and sea to get to Bacolod City for the next part of your tour of the Philippines. You will be dropped off at your hotel. After checking in at your comfort-level accommodations, you are free to enjoy the day however you see fit. If you are hungry, check out the local restaurants, look for Chicken Inasal and Kansi, and polish it off with Napoleones for dessert.

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Day 6
The Ruins in Bacolod CIty

Day 6 - Day 6: Bacolod City, The Ruins & Heritage Houses History Tour with Lunch & Transfers

For the last full day of this Philippine itinerary, you'll enjoy a complimentary Bacolod day tour. Included on your itinerary for today are the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, the Negros Museum, the San Sebastian Cathedral, the Pope John Paul II Tower, Millionaire’s Row, the New Government Center, and the San Diego Pro Cathedral.

You will also visit Balay Negrense, the Hofileña Ancestral House, and The Ruins, which was once the mansion of a sugar baron. As its name suggests, all that remains of the mansion are the main structure and its walls. Before heading back to your hotel, you’ll visit Pasalubong Centers, where you can enjoy shopping

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Day 7
Provincial Capitol of Bacolod

Day 7 - Day 7: Departure + Check-out

You can still do some exploring on your own before you check out of your hotel in Bacolod City on the last day of this Philippine holiday package. Gorge on the delicious local cuisine or explore the attractions in the neighborhood. After returning to the hotel, pack your belongings, check out, and wait for the driver, who will pick you up and bring you to Bacolod-Silay Airport. From here, you will take your flight back to Manila, officially ending your vacation.

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Swimwear and extra clothes
Sunblock
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency

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.

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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 - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet.

Deluxe - 4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. .

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. 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.

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 level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.

Deluxe

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.

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 Iloilo

• Manila (MNL) - Iloilo (ILO) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Bacolod to Manila

• Bacolod (BCD) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Silay International Airport

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.

Sea Transfer

This package includes business class seat with 15kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Oceanjet. Below are your ferry details:

Iloilo to Bacolod

• Iloilo (ILO) to Bacolod (BCD) via Oceanjet | Iloilo City Port

Pre-boarding Reminders:

• Please present a valid ID that matches the name on the ticket upon check-in.

• To check-in, pre-printed tickets must be presented together with the check-in slips.

• Passengers must check-in at least 30-minutes before time of departure.

• One trolley bag (hand carry) policy for passenger for business class accommodation. The total dimension (L+W+H) of trolley must not exceed 130cm, otherwise, it shall be checked-in together with other bag(s) or belongings. Hand-carried baggage must contain valuables and must not exceed fifteen (15) kilograms.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.

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