Explore both historic landmarks and lovely churches in Aklan’s New Washington municipality with this half-day tour that includes a hearty lunch of unlimited oysters, entrance fees to attractions, and shared transfer service and tour coordinator. The pickup and drop-off points will be within Kalibo or Caticlan, with the tour planned over a comfortable 4 hours.
Tour first the Pink Sisters Convent of the Holy Adoration Sisters. It is a sprawling compound of gardens that surround the quaint church, an idyllic setting for meditation and prayers. You can chance upon mass services here, which are offered daily.
You will then visit the life-size bronze monument of the legendary Archbishop of Manila, Jaime Cardinal Sin, and his ancestral house. One of the key figures in the peaceful 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, the Archbishop was born and raised here in New Washington. The monument stands across the equally prominent Holy Rosary Church. The Sin ancestral house, meanwhile, has its own chapel and showcases several paintings gifted to the Archbishop.
The tour will also stop by the Pacto de Sangre or Blood Compact Shrine that commemorates the Filipino revolutionaries called the Katipuneros who lost their lives fighting Spanish colonizers in 1897. The name of the site refers to the Katipuneros wounding their wrist to use their blood to sign a document of grievances against the Spanish-colonial government.
For this package, you are also entitled to a delicious lunch at Talabahan Village, a popular rustic dining destination. The meal features local dishes and unlimited talaba or oysters — a fitting treat in this seafood hub of Aklan province.
Bottled water will be provided. The package also covers travel insurance for guests. Book this tour now for a convenient and breezy way to enjoy New Washington, Aklan. Check the availability by choosing a date.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.
- In case of extreme weather conditions, some destinations may not be accessible and guests will be brought to an alternative tourist site.