Zamboanga City Private Historical Day Tour with Transfers

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Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
8 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Discover Zamboanga City's historical landmarks and tourist spots when you join this day tour. If you love visiting places with stories to tell that will make you appreciate history, this tour is for you. It comes with entrance fees to all attractions, the assistance of a tour guide, and pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Zamboanga City.

You will be picked up from your accommodation and then head to your first stop, Pasonanca Park. The first destination, known as the Little Baguio of the South, has a refreshing ambiance as it is home to a variety of trees and different plants. Also in the park are tree houses and the Boy Scout Camp, where you can see teepees built in honor of the boy scouts that tragically died in a plane crash in 1963. 

From there, you will proceed to the city's Heritage Zone starting with Zamboanga City Hall, which has Filipino-Colonial touches in its architecture. You will then stop at the Plaza Pershing and Pettit Barracks and hear from your guide the history of these buildings dating back to the American Occupation.

Next, you will head to Fort Pilar National Museum, where you can see artifacts that were used by the different people of Mindanao on display. Also in the fort is the Fort Pilar Shrine, which is dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the city's patron saint.

Afterward, you will make a stop at the souvenir center in the city, where you will also get to learn the weaving practice of locals from Yakan Village. Feel free to purchase some of the hand-woven items for sale.

Lastly, you will visit Canelar Barter Trade, where you can buy souvenirs that will serve as your keepsake from the tour. Afterward, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Learn why Zamboanga City is an important historical site when you book this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Complimentary bottled water
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Zamboanga City proper
Zamboanga City Private day tour with tour guide assistance
Tour Itinerary: Pasonanca Freedom Park, Zamboanga City Hall, Plaza Pershing, Pettit Barracks, National Museum, and Fort Pilar Shrine
Shopping at Canelar Barter Trade and Yakan Weaving Village
Not Included: Meals, Tips and Gratuities


Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Meals are not yet included. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves.

Children Friendly: Children 0-2 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 7:30 AM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Zamboanga City. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour 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. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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