My Summer Story: Ilocandia Tour

Package Tour

My Ilocos tour was basically crafted with the dream of going north. I’ve always dreamt of exploring Ilocos for two reasons: 1. the challenge of going up north for an enduring 9-hour ride (I know it’s crazy.) 2. the rich history and beautiful nature of Ilocos.

This is not a recent trip. Actually, it was way back in May 2014 when my high school friends and I (four of us) decided to take a package tour to Ilocos. I just want to take it out from my memory box and share my experience to everyone here.

As I’ve said, this is a package tour and below are the inclusions:

  • 3 days 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Complete Ilocandia tour of Laoag Vigan and Pagudpud,
  • A night tour in Laoag,
  • Van for four,
  • Driver-Guide,
  • Terminal pick up and Drop off

Hotel Accommodation: UKL Ever Hotel, Airport Rd, Barangay 46, Laoag City, 2900 Ilocos Norte

Contact (not the driver): Jan-Carlo Caldito  09175954715
I’m not sure if this is still his number. (Not paid to advertise. I just want to share it with others)

Cost: Php13000 (4 pax), Php3250/pax (This data is not updated.)

 

Going to Ilocos

To get to Ilocos, we took the 11:00PM trip on our own expense, Farinas Bus (First class, aircon bus with CR). At that time it cost around Php700 (checking from their website, the fare is still the same). It was really a long drive and we took the wrong seat in the bus. (NOTE: do not take the last row because you will feel all the movements of the bus.)

Below is the itinerary given to us. We were not able to accomplish everything due to time constraint. Plus, this travel was very overwhelming. Too many destination and activities! LOLI will be highlighting those we were not able to do in red.

 

Day 1 – Vigan-Laoag Tour

Vigan

  • Baluarte ni Singson
  • Burgos Museum
  • Bantay Church and Bell Tower
  • Crisologo Museum
  • Jar Making
  • Syquia Mansion
  • Heritage Village
  • Heritage Village Walking Tour (Pasalubong Souvenir & Snack)
  • St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral

Badoc

  • Juan Luna Shrine

Batac

  • Marcos Mausoleum

Paoay

  • Malacañang Ti Amianan
  • St. Augustine Church
  • Sand Dunes
  • Fort Ilocandia Resort (optional)

Check in Hotel

City Night Tour (7pm)

  • Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
  • Pamulinawen Clock
  • Ilocos Norte Capitol
  • Aurora Park
  • Tabaco Monopoly
  • Museo Vivo Ilocos
  • Tabaclera

 

Day 2 – Laoag Pagudpud Tour

Laoag

  • Museo Diocesano de Laoag

Sarrat

  • Sta. Monica Church
  • Marcos Museum (Birth Place)

Burgos

  • Café Bojeudor Light House
  • Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Bangui

  • Bangui Wind Mills

Pagudpud

  • Saud Beach
  • Kabigan Falls
  • Patpat Via Duct
  • Agua Grande
  • Paraiso ni Anton
  • Bantay Abot
  • Blue Lagoon (Swimming)

Head Back to Laoag Hotel

 

Day 3

Free day/ City Walking/ Shopping

Check out 12nn

Drop off Bus Terminal

That’s all folks! (^_^)

It is literally a long list for me. To be able to give a better discussion, I will be discussing our tour on separate posts. I hope you could check them out.

 

 

 

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Kendee

I am a dreamer who is fated to wander. I am in my happiest when I get to travel. Life has failed me several times or maybe I have failed life several times but I don't lose hope for a beautiful sunshine. For countless of times, life has made surprises for me. I am not sure if I am worthy enough of it. But, this I realize, no matter what difficulties we have, if we keep on dreaming and working hard for it, life has so much to offer for us... This blog will be my appreciation of how beautiful life is.

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