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Arrive in Manila, meet and greet. Transfer to hotel for check-in
Overnight accommodation at Kingsford Hotel Manila (4*).

Meal: No Meal

Breakfast inside the hotel. Proceed for half day city tour of Manila.
The tour starts right in the heart of Philippines 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 and Manila Cathedral, running tour at Cultural Center Complex along Roxas Boulevard if time permitting. After the tour, transfer back to hotel. Rest of the time is free at leisure. Lunch and dinner on personal account
Overnight accommodation at Kingsford Hotel Manila (4*).

Meal: Breakfast

Packed breakfast (by the hotel, to be confirmed)
Checked-out hotel and proceed to Manila Domestic Airport.

0530H Check-in at Manila Domestic Airport.
0635H Depart Manila for Cauayan, Isabela via Cebu Pacific
0745H Arrival in Cauayan, Isabela. Travel by land to Banaue (traveling time is approximately 4 hours).
1200H Time of arrival in Banaue. Check-in at hotel.
Overnight accommodation at Banaue Hotel (4*).
1400H Depart Banaue Hotel, using local non air-conditioned jeepney to visit the picturesque town of Hapao where you will view the Banaue rice terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces are just a few of extensive stoned-walled terraces built centuries ago. It is believed that it is in this place where the origin of the terraces culture of the ifugaos started. It is located 9 kms. from Poblacion, Hungduan and 17 kms. northwest of Banaue. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at Banaue Hotel (4*).

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast inside the hotel.
0700H After breakfast, check-out hotel and depart for Sagada
Visit the Bontoc Museum, founded by a Belgian Sister, which houses a varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos from the mountain tribes.
0900H Visit the picturesque town of Sagada, stop and see their ancient burial caves with mummified coffins.
1200H Lunch at a local restaurant in Bontoc or Sagada (on personal account).
1300H After lunch, depart Sagada for Vigan, Ilocos Sur via Cervantes – Tagudin Road (traveling time is approximately 4 – 5 hours by land travel
1800H Time of arrival in Vigan. Welcome to Vigan, Ilocos Sur!
In Ilocos Sur, you will be delighted to step into the picturesque Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It feels like time travelling to the past, as the Spanish-era house have been well-preserved over the years. Check-in at hotel
Overnight accommodation at Hotel Luna (4*).

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast inside the hotel
0700H Check out hotel and depart for Vigan Heritage Tour.
Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets and Kalesa (horse drawn carriage) are the hallmarks of historic Vigan. Miraculously spared by bombing in WWII, Vigan was designated a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Sights to visit: Archbishop’s Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mestizo District, Padre Jose Burgos National Museum, Pottery Factories or Pagburnayan Jar Making Lunch at a local restaurant (on personal account). Continuation of the tour
Back to hotel in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at Hotel Luna (4*).

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast inside the hotel
0700H Check-out hotel and proceed to Laoag.
Long before Laoag was established in 1580 with St. William the hermit as its
patron Saint, Chinese and Japanese merchants visited the area, which was
renowned for its gold mine. Loaog eventually became the capital of Ilocos
Norte and Loyal Marcos Country.
Sights as follows:
St. Williams Cathedral, Paoay Church, Malacanang of the North
1300H After the tour, proceed to Laoag International Airport
1425H Departure in Laoag for Manila
1535H Time of arrival in Manila, meet and greet
Transfer to hotel for check-in
Overnight accommodation at Kingsford Hotel Manila (4*).

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast inside the hotel
Check-out and transfer to NAIA

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

• Daily breakfast;
• Room accommodation;
Manila
03 nights in a Deluxe Room at Kingsford Hotel Manila Banaue.
01 night in a Standard Room at Banaue Hotel Ilocos Sur.
02 nights in a Standard Room at Hotel Luna.
• Use of an air-conditioned transportation during transfers and specified tours.
• Services of an English-speaking Airport Coordinator during transfers.
• Services of an English-speaking Tour Guide during specified Tours only.
• Tours and Meals as specified in the itinerary.

Exclusions

• Drink during meals
• Porterage fee and tips
• Conservation Fee at El Nido (to be paid directly at the hotel)
• Domestic travel insurance

Notes

➢ All rates are valid from 01 January 2024 – 31 March 2025 except Super Peak Season.
➢ Actual airfare may be determined upon confirmation of seat reservations.
➢ Airfare includes 20 kilos of check-in baggage and 7 kilos hand-carry.
➢ Mandatory Christmas & New Year’s Eve Dinner is not included.
Applicable rate: TBA.

USING 4* HOTELS: Kingsford Hotel Manila (4*), Banaue Hotel (4*),
Hotel Luna (4*).

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Manila-Banaue-Vigan-Manila

Periodic Departure
12 Mar, 2024 to 31 Mar, 2025

4 Star
AUD 3,585 P P twin share
AUD 6,218 P P single
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