This tour includes in-depth visits of Intramuros, Chinatown (the oldest in the world), Taal Heritage Town as well as Vigan, the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Focus of the tour is on architecture and cultural heritage. The Banaue rice terraces are a must-see destination and you will love Sagada. Here is a short description of this tour. We can customize this tour according to your interests.
Arrival in Manila. Overnight in Manila.
Full day visit of Intramuros. Intramuros (“within the walls” in Spanish) is the oldest district and historic core of Manila. It is also called the Walled City, and at the time of the Spanish Colonial Period was synonymous to the city of Manila itself. Intramuros was heavily damaged during fighting in World War Two but has been restored. Overnight in Manila.
Drive to Taal Heritage town. Start exploring this town that boasts many heritage houses. Meet some of the owners. Overnight in Taal or nearby.
Continue your in-depth visit of Taal Heritage town. Visit the museum of old pictures and cameras. Visit the Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours, the biggest church in Southeast Asia. Late afternoon return to Manila.
Overnight in Manila.
Fly from Manila to Cauayan. Drive to Banaue. Overnight in Banaue. Overnight in Banaue.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. Overnight in Banaue.
Drive to Sagada. Visit the Bontoc Museum. Overnight in Sagada.
Sagada. Apart from visiting the natural attractions of Sagada focus on the heritage of this lovely mountain town.
Overnight in Sagada.
Drive to Vigan. Overnight in Vigan.
In-depth visit of Vigan, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Vigan.
Fly to Manila. On the way visit the Saint Augustine Church aka Paoay Church which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Baroque Churches of the Philippines.
End of the tour