Make the most of your time in the beautiful island of Luzon, Philippines with this 9-day vacation package. You will see multiple top attractions and learn about the culture and history of the Philippines. This exciting holiday package includes accommodation, roundtrip transportation, and all necessary fees. This package is the best pick for travelers who would like to visit Luzon’s great marvels in the most convenient way.
By booking this package, you’ll be given a chance to explore the city of Manila. At some point, you will stop by the city’s prominent Intramuros, a historic walled area where you will find a lot of green spaces, museums, churches, monuments, and more. You’ll also be taking a flight to Laoag to see the city’s Bangui Windmills. These towering wind turbines are lined up in a single row on the long stretch of shoreline facing the West Philippine Sea.
You will also head to Vigan City, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is home to numerous tourist spots like Calle Crisologo. This place offers not only well-preserved Spanish structures but also a rich history. Moreover, the package includes a visit to Camp John Hay. It is one of the go-to destinations in Baguio, where visitors can either relax or try various activities.
A trip to the northern Luzon will not be complete without dropping by the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm in Benguet. Here, you are given a chance to pick fresh strawberries that you can consume while on vacation or bring home. You will go to Mt. Pinatubo that boasts a beautiful crater lake that was created after its infamous eruption.
See the natural wonders and historic places that makeup Luzon’s list of must-visit attractions with this 9-day vacation package. Check availability by choosing a date.
You will proceed to Plaza Roma, where the monument dedicated to King Charles IV of Spain is established. Erected in 1824, the monument was replaced in 1960 with a Gomburza statue but was later reinstalled in 1981. More historical places are up next: Bahay Tsinoy and Casa Manila. The former emphasizes the ethnic Chinese while the latter depicts the Spanish Colonial period.
At San Diego Gardens, there’s a park with pergolas and gazebos. Just across it is the Baluarte De San Diego, an old stone fort that was initially a tower and has survived wars and earthquakes throughout the centuries.
The San Agustin Church and Museum is another centuries-old attraction within Intramuros. It is the oldest stone church in the country, standing since 1607. The Manila Cathedral, the seat of the city’s archbishop, will be your last stop for this tour.
You will drop by Museo Ilocos Norte to learn more about not only the history of the region but also its rich culture and heritage. Additionally, an important historical landmark can be found at Aurora Park – the 19th-century Tobacco Monopoly Monument.
After Laoag City, you will next see the attractions in the town of Paoay. You will first visit the Malacanang of the North, which is the previous residence of Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th President of the Philippines. Afterward, you will be brought to Paoay Church, one of the baroque churches in the country famous for its unique architecture.
To wrap up the tour, you will pay a visit to Marcos Museum, also called Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center. Here, you will find the memorabilia of the late president Marcos.
You will also see Ilocos Norte’s famous Bangui Windmills. These 20 70-meter-tall wind turbines form a single line along a nine-kilometer shoreline facing Bangui Bay. Next is the Patapat Viaduct, a long bridge that links the Ilocos Region to Cagayan Valley.
Next is a picnic park called Agua Grande. It boasts running water that flows to Pasaleng Bay. Not too far is Paraiso ni Anton that has a grotto. A stream of cool waters beside it is believed to provide healing. You will also stop by the picturesque Kapurpurwan Rock Formation. Your final stop is Pasuquin Salt Stand. Salt and salt-preserved food can be purchased in the coastal town of Pasuquin.
Those looking to end the tour excitingly can add La Paz San Dunes with a 4x4 ride to your itinerary. Challenge yourself with this thrilling ride as you go over small and steep hills on an 85 square kilometer coastal beach and desert in Ilocos Norte.
You will kick off your tour with a visit to The National Museum Ilocos Sur Complex, where you can get a better understanding of the region’s history and heritage. You will later head to Bantay Church and Bell Tower in the close-by town. Sitting atop a hill, the bell tower originally served as a watchtower.
At your next stop, you will be in awe at the stunning architecture of the 19th-century Syquia Mansion Museum, which houses preserved furniture. You’ll then see the beautifully handcrafted jars, as well as know about the pottery industry, at Pagburnayan Jar Factory. You will also be paying a visit to the Crisologo Museum, an ancestral house of the Crisologo political family.
Next in your itinerary is St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as Vigan Cathedral. This Earthquake Baroque is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour ends at Baluarte, which is a zoological park where you can interact with various animals.
Sagada has lots of natural attractions to offer, from scenic mountain valleys and limestone caves to seas of clouds and refreshing waterfalls. One of these is the Sugong Cave, where you’ll see hanging coffins. Locals have been practicing this traditional burial for thousands of years. Such a unique burial is also done in nearby countries like Indonesia and China.
On your way to the hanging cliffs, you will pass by a natural area boasting lavish foliage and caverns. This pleasant sight is called Echo Valley, which is named as such since loud noises can echo throughout the area. Up next is Sumaguing Cave, the biggest among more than 60 caves underneath Sagada. Inside the cave are countless rock formations. Natural pools of crystal clear, cold water also thrive inside.
Finally, you will see an extensive collection of native artifacts at the Bontoc Tribal Museum. These displays reflect the history and heritage of the indigenous people of the Cordillera region, generally called Ifugao.
If you would like to have a better view of the terraces, you can head to the Batad Banaue Viewpoint. This site can be reached by a 30-minute hike. If you seek a little bit of adventure, you can directly head to Tappiya Waterfall instead of dropping by the viewpoint. To get there, you will have to go on a trek.
If you prefer to do something else, you may visit the peaceful Banga-an Village. It is a small community that is made up of less than 30 families. There, you will find some traditional houses with livestock occupying the ground floor.
After visiting your preferred second stop, you’ll conclude your tour at the Banaue Museum. You’ll get the chance to have an in-depth understanding of the region’s tribes. Displays inside the building vary from the jewelry used by the tribes to the tools and prizes earned by warrior hunters.
The first one is the Ifugao Museum, which exhibits a varied collection of Ifugao artifacts. Afterward, you will go to the Surrender Site of General Yamashita. Baguio has witnessed the start and end of World War II in the country.
The Philippine Military Academy is also located in the city. It is excellent for aspiring military officers. You’ll then see The Mansion, a place where the President lodges while staying in the city. Next is Camp John Hay, which is a former military base of the United States armed forces.
At Mines View Park, you can enjoy scenic mountain views and see the defunct mining town. Next is Wright Park that has towering pine trees and offers horseback riding facilities. Next is Centennial Park is a quieter space with lots of fauna and flora.
For souvenirs and goodies, you will be taken to the Good Shepherd Convent. Peanut brittle and ube jam are some of the shop’s best-sellers.
Northern Blossom is another attraction full of various vibrant flowers. Set on rolling fields, the farm has everything from lovely roses to bright sunflowers. What’s more, this attraction in Benguet also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
You will then head to a highway with the second-highest altitude in the Philippines, which is called 2nd Highest Point. This site is situated along the Halsema Highway that links Benguet to the Mountain Province.
The last location you will visit is a man-made trail created during the Spanish period, which is called Spanish Trail. This has cave-like tunnels and extends up to 3km long. It rewards visitors with views of the Halsema Highway and the Cordillera Mountains. After the Benguet tour, you will head back to your hotel in Baguio City.
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Private rooms with private bathrooms in guesthouses or small hotels with basic amenities.
Private Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels or resorts located in the city center, in close vicinity, or near the beach area. Breakfast is included and with basic room amenities and toiletries.
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