Laoag City & Paoay Ilocos Norte Top Attractions Shore Excursion with Transfers from Currimao Port

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Currimao Port, Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
2,5 hours
All year
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Explore some of the top Ilocos Norte tourist spots when you book this Paoay and Laoag City tour. This tour is perfect for those looking for a shore excursion during their cruise, as it is already inclusive of pick-up and drop-off from and to the Port of Currimao, the use of a private van, a driver, and the entrance fees to the attractions.

Once you arrive at the Port of Currimao, your designated driver will meet you and pick you up. You will then head to Laoag to begin your day tour. The first stop on your Laoag tour is St. William Cathedral. Also known as Laoag Cathedral, this Italian Renaissance structure was built in 1612 by Augustinian friars to replace a wooden chapel that the locals used. 

Afterward, you’ll walk to Laoag’s Sinking Bell Tower. As its name suggests, the whole structure is believed to be slowly sinking to the ground at a rate of one inch a year. You will end your walking tour of Laoag with a visit to the Tobacco Monopoly Monument and Aurora Park. The monument is an obelisk located inside the park. It commemorates the abolition of the tobacco monopoly during the Spanish era. 

You will then board the van and head to Paoay. Your first stop here is Malacañang of the North. It used to be the official residence of former President Ferdinand Marcos in Ilocos Norte. Your final stop on this shore excursion is Paoay Church, which is also known as Saint Augustine Church. This Roman Catholic Church is one of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines that are considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

After your Paoay tour, you will be driven back to the Port of Currimao so you can board your cruise ship.

Go on a shore excursion in Ilocos Norte and visit some of the top tourist attractions in Laoag and Paoay when you book this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at Currimao Port, Ilocos Norte
Complimentary use of private air conditioned van
Service of professional driver/tour coordinator
Entrance fees
Not Included: Tour guide (Limited number of available tour guides during shore excursions)



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What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher
Mobile, Camera & Powerbank
Reusable Water Bottle
Umbrella or Cap
Personal Sanitation Kit (Alcohol, Tissue, Wet Wipes)

Good to know

Tour Information: This excursion is available upon the arrival of cruise.

Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address or mobile number. Please keep all communicaton lines open. Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready.

On the day of the tour, your assigned driver/tour coordinator will meet you at the port of Currimao at least thirty (30) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited. To arrange for a private hotel pick-up and drop-off, please email Additional transportation fees apply.

Tour Proper: Please be reminded also to dress appropriately. All guests are expected to do their share in ensuring their safety and security as well as that of their personal belongings. Guide to the Philippines and Tour Operators are not liable for the loss or damage to any personal belongings left unattended during the tour.

Children Friendly: No.

Pet Friendly: No.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: No.

Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the activity in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval. No shows are not entitled to reschedule and refund.

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