Highlights of North Luzon 10 days

luzon PhilippinesHighlights of North Luzon    10 days

Travel north of Manila to the cooler mountainous regions of Luzon Philippines for spectacular scenery and local flavour.


 
Manila  •  Tagaytay  • Banaue  •  Sagada  •  Baguio  •  Vigan •  Laoag
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Australia to Manila
    Fly with Philippine Airlines from Australia to Manila. You will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Stay two nights in Manila.

    Day 2 – Tagaytay Ridge excursion & Manila city tour
    Take an excursion today to Tagaytay, about an hour and half’s drive south of Manila. The Tagatay Ridge offers panoramic views over Taal Lake and volcano, the natural wonder of a lake within a volcano. Visit the People’s Park in the Sky to savour the vista. The excursion passes through countryside lined with orchards, fruit stalls and coconut plantations. Visit a jeepney assembly plant and see the Bamboo Organ in Las Piñas.

    In the afternoon, visit the bustling financial district of the City of Makati. Visit Forbes Park, dubbed as “Millionaire’s Row”, before proceeding to the American War Memorial. Travel down Roxas Boulevard past Rizal Park to Intramuros, “The Walled City”, to see ancient walls, church ruins and relics from Spain’s Conquistadores. Travel through cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the country. Visit Manila Cathedral and Fort Santiago, a Spanish fort that watched over the entrance to Pasig River. Dinner is at a Filipino restaurant with a Cultural Show. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 – Manila – Banaue
    Travel by road to Banaue, a journey of approx. 8 hours, stopping along the way to see village handicrafts and former WW11 battlefields. Arrive Banaue late in the afternoon.

    Stay three nights in Banaue. (B)

    Day 4 – Hapao Village tour
    Using non-air-conditioned jeepneys visit the picturesque village of Hapao. See centuries-old stoned-walled rice terraces spread across the valley. Take a refreshing dip in the local river. (B)

    Day 5 – Excursion to Sagada & Bontoc
    Visit the picturesque town of Sagada. See the ancient burial caves with hanging coffins. Visit also the Museum at Bontoc which houses a varied collection of photos and artifacts from the mountain tribes. (B)

    Day 6 – Banaue – Baguio
    Travel to Baguio via the Halsema Highway. Baguio is the gateway to the mighty Cordillera Mountain Range. Indigenous mountain people sell an array of traditional handicrafts here, and the cooler mountain climate lends itself to the growing of a wide range of fresh produce. Tour the city, with stops at the cathedral and Burnham Park.

    Stay one night in Baguio. (B)

    Day 7 – Baguio – Vigan
    Travel to Vigan, a journey of approx. 5 hours. The Spanish era mansions and cobblestone streets of the old town are explored by horse drawn carriage this afternoon. Visit a pottery factory that produces earthen jars for the fermentation of fish paste and sugarcane wine and see some of the historic churches of the area.

    Stay one night in Vigan. (B)

    Day 8 – Vigan – Laoag – Manila
    Drive to Laoag for a tour of the city and nearby points of interest. Long before Laoag was established in 1580, Chinese and Japanese merchants visited the area for its renowned gold mine. See St Williams Cathedral and travel along the coastal road through Suba, home to scenic Paoay Lake and the Malacanang Palace, the opulent former residence of the Marcos Family. In Batac City visit the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum which houses the embalmed body of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Transfer to Laoag airport for the afternoon flight to Manila. On arrival in Manila you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

    Stay one night in Manila. (B)

    Day 9 – Depart Manila
    At leisure until transfer to the airport for the overnight flight home. (B)

    Day 10 – Arrive Australia

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  • Tour prices

    Tour prices valid to 31 October 2017.

    Depart Daily Twin Share ex BNE, MEL or SYD Twin Share Land Only Single Supp.
    3* Hotels $4948 $4099 $534
    3* & 4* Hotels $5029 $4180 $617
    3* & 5* Hotels $5497 $4647 $996

    3 star hotels
    Manila – Best Western Antel Spa Suites (studio superior room) (3*)
    Banaue – Banaue Hotel (standard room) (3*)
    Baguio – Burnham Suites (deluxe studio room) (3*)
    Vigan – Plaza Hotel (standard room) (3*)

    4 star hotels in Manila – best available elsewhere
    Manila – Hotel Jen Manila (formerly Traders Hotel – deluxe room) (4*)
    Banaue – Banaue Hotel (standard room) (3*)
    Baguio – Burnham Suites (deluxe studio room) (3*)
    Vigan – Plaza Hotel (standard room) (3*)

    5 star hotels in Manila & Baguio – best available elsewhere
    Manila – Sofitel Philippine Plaza (superior room) (5*)
    Banaue – Banaue Hotel (standard room) (3*)
    Baguio – Camp John Hay Manor (superior forest view room) (5*)
    Vigan – Plaza Hotel (standard room) (3*)

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, valid to 31 October 2017.  Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:

    Price Includes:

    • International economy class flights ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney with Philippine Airlines (based on Y class)
    • 8 nights hotel accommodation
    • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    • Transfers and transportation
    • Economy class flight Laoag to Manila, one way, including taxes and fuel surcharges
    • Sightseeing tours as listed, by private vehicle with driver and English speaking guide, inclusive of entrance fees

     

    Price Excludes:

    • International air taxes of approximately $120 pp ex BNE, MEL, SYD and subject to change – actual amount at time of ticket issue will apply
    • Gratuities

     

    Hotel surcharges may apply during Christmas/New Year and local festivals and holidays. Airfare surcharge applies for travel 01Dec-15Jan. Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.

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Highlights of North Luzon    10 days
 

Highlights

      • The dazzling rice terraces of the Hapao Valley
      • See the cliffs of ancient hanging coffins
      • Spanish era mansions and cobblestone streets
 
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