NORTH LUZON ROUNDTRIP

WITH BORACAY AND CEBU

North Luzon Roundtrip with Boracay and Cebu

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights

 

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Day 1: HALF DAY MANILA CITY TOUR

  • Arrival in Manila
  • Meet and transfer to hotel
  • The tour starts right in the heart of Philippines’s financial district, the City of Makati. Have a glimpse of Makati’s hustle and bustle as you drive through on your way to the capital city, Manila. Onwards Rizal Park on scenic Roxas Boulevard, arrive in Intramuros, “The Walled City,” to see ancient walls, church ruins, and relics from Spain’s Conquistadores.
  • Sites to visit: American War Cemetery, Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, and Manila Cathedral.
  • Overnight accommodation at Best Western Plus – Antel Hotel (3*) or Manila Hotel (5*)

Day 2: TAGAYTAY RIDGE TOUR

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • About an hour and a half drive south of Manila lies the picturesque City of Tagaytay. It offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano, the “lake within a volcano within a lake within a volcano.” This vista can be savored from atop the People’s Park in the Sky. Stop by the Bamboo Organ of Las Piñas and a local jeepney assembly plant on your way back.
  • Back to Manila Overnight accommodation at Best Western Plus – Antel Hotel (3*) or Manila Hotel (5*)

Day 3: MANILA / LAOAG / VIGAN

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Depart hotel for flight to Laoag
  • Arrival in Laoag, meet and transfer to hotel Lunch at the hotel or in a local restaurant (on personal account) PM – Laoag City Tour (time permitting)

LAOAG CITY TOUR – Ilocos Norte (2 hours away from Vigan)

Long before Laoag was established in 1580 with William the hermit as its patron saint, it was renowned for its old mines. And so Chinese and Japanese merchants frequently visited the city. Loaog eventually became the capital of Ilocos Norte and a loyal Marcos country.

  • Proceed to Vigan. Dinner at the hotel (on personal account)
  • Overnight Accommodation at Vigan Plaza Hotel (3*)

Day 4: VIGAN / BAGUIO (188KM OR APPROX 5 HOURS BY LAND)

  • Breakfast at the hotel

VIGAN HERITAGE TOUR

Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets and the kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) are the hallmarks of historic Vigan. Miraculously spared by bombing in WWII, Vigan was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Lunch in a local restaurant (on personal account).
  • In the afternoon, proceed to Baguio. Dinner at the hotel (on personal account).
  • Overnight Accommodation at Baguio Burnham Suites (3*)

Day 5: BAGUIO / BONTOC / SAGADA (APPROX. 5-6 HOURS)

  • Breakfast at the hotel

BAGUIO CITY TOUR

Baguio is the gateway to the mighty Cordillera Mountain Range. The city offers the best handicrafts and metal ornaments. Lunch in a local restaurant (on personal account). Proceed to Bontoc/Sagada via the scenic Halsema Highway. Dinner at hotel (on personal account).

  • Overnight accommodation at St Joseph Inn Sagada (basic accommodation).

Day 6: SAGADA / BONTOC / BANAUE (APPROX. 75KM ROUGH ROAD – 3 HOURS)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • After breakfast, visit the picturesque town of Sagada, and stop and see the ancient burial caves with mummified coffins.
  • Explore the Bontoc Museum, founded by a Belgian Sister, which houses a varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos of the mountain tribes.
  • Then proceed to Banaue. Lunch and dinner (on personal account).
  • Overnight accommodation at Banaue Hotel (3*)

Day 7: BANAUE / HAPAO VILLAGE RICE TERRACES – NON-AIRCON JEEPNEY

  • Breakfast at the hotel

OPTIONAL: HAPAO VILLAGE TOUR

0800H After breakfast, board local non-air conditioned jeepneys to visit the picturesque town of Hapao, where you will view the Banaue Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Includes soft hiking when going down the terraces and village Lunch and dinner (on personal account).
  • Overnight accommodation at Banaue Hotel (3*)

Day 8: BANAUE / MANILA (APPROX 338 KM OR 8-10 HOURS BY LAND)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Depart Banaue for Manila via San Jose and North Expressway.
    The gateway to Banaue is through the land-locked evergreen provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. Countryside scenes such as rice fields surrounding the small towns and villages are common sights showing simplicity of living.
  • Arrival in Manila.
  • Overnight accommodation at Best Western Plus – Antel Hotel (3*) or Manila Hotel (5*)

Day 9: MANILA / BORACAY

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Proceed to domestic airport for flight to Caticlan or Kalibo
  • Arrival at the airport, land and sea transfer to Boracay resort
  • Rest of the day free at leisure or shopping
  • Overnight accommodation at Boracay Regency Resort (4*) or similar.

Day 10: FREE DAY

  • At leisure or shopping or optional tours.
  • Bask in the palm-studded Boracay island and its talcum-fine beach, balmy weather, and warm, crystalline waters. Days can be spent lazing on the beach, while nights are for indulging in the tropical party lifestyle. At night, Boracay turns into one big party place where everyone is welcome.
  • Overnight accommodation at Boracay Regency Resort (4*) or similar.

Day 11: BOHOL / CEBU

  • Breakfast at the resort
  • After breakfast, proceed to the domestic airport for flight to Cebu
  • Land and sea transfer to Caticlan airport
  • Depart Caticlan
  • Arrival in Cebu.

CEBU CITY TOUR

Visit Fort San Pedro and Magellan’s Cross. Explore Colon Street, the oldest street in Cebu, and the famous Carbon Market where goods are sold at low prices. Appreciate Cebu’s rich culture, which creatively assimilates foreign influences and local folk sensibilities, as seen in old churches like the Basilica Minore and the majestic Taoist Temple. Enjoy beautiful scenery driving through hilly residential areas and the colorful gardens of Beverly Hills. Short shopping stops for Cebu’s handicrafts may be done at the end of the tour.

  • Overnight accommodation at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa (4*) or similar.

Day 12: FREE DAY

  • Breakfast at the resort
  • At leisure or shopping or optional tours.
  • Overnight accommodation at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa (4*)

Day 13: CEBU / HOME

  • Breakfast the resort
  • Free time until departure for flight back home via Mactan Cebu International Airport
  • Arrival at the airport, depart for flight back home.
  • 3 nights in a Studio Superior room at Antel Hotel; OR in a Grand Deluxe room at Manila Hotel
  • 1 night in a Standard room at Vigan Plaza Hotel;
  • 1 night in a Deluxe room at Baguio Burnham Suites;
  • 1 night in a Deluxe room at Baguio Burnham Suites;
  • 2 nights in a Standard room at Banaue Hotel;
  • 2 nights in a Deluxe room at Boracay Regency;
  • 2 nights in a Deluxe room at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
  • Use of air-conditioned transportation during tours and transfers;
  • Tours and meals as indicated in the itinerary;
  • Roundtrip land and sea transfers from Caticlan or Kalibo are care of resort in Boracay.
  • Services of a local English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance and shrine fees;
  • Assistance of an English-speaking airport coordinator during transfers
  • Domestic terminal fee (Php 200 or approx. US$ 5.00 per person)
  • Airfare
  • Environmental and Cagban port fees (Php 175 or approx US$ 4.00 per person)
  • Drinks, tips, and gratuities
  • Insurances
  • Hapao Village Tour in Banaue
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