This is not the first time I have been to Ilocos Province. My first was back 2013. I am not into “blogging-your-itinerary” back then kaya I don’t have the details of that. BUT! Good thing, my uncle who is a balikbayan from the US of A wanted to explore Ilocos so I thought of, why not join again? LIBRE PA! Weeee! <3
So to start of, this trip was welcomed by 2 typhoons. Gorio and Huaning. And since Ilocos is at the Northen part of the Philippines, nakipag meeting kami sa bagyo. Ganung levels. Parang part siya ng family trip namin. HAHAHAHA!
I don’t want to say that our 1st day was put to waste… Pero #TruthHurts Hahahaha!
Enough with the chika and below are the details of our trip:
Our trip was organized by BRIDGEWAY TRAVEL and TOURS. They were the ones who also arranged our transfers on my first time in Ilocos. So I must say, they are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Their contact details will be written at the end of this post.
Since we are a group of 10, our budget for each head was 3,600 pesos. Inclusion details below.
- Round trip transfer (Manila-Ilocos-Manila)
- 2-nights accommodation in Laoag City
- Hotel Breakfast for Day 2 & 3
- Booking and reservation
- Laoag City tour
- Pagudpud tour
- Vigan tour
- Toll Fees
- Parking Fees
- Fuel Surcharge
- Service Driver / Coordinator
Pick-up time was 9:00pm, the night before the actual trip. It usually takes 9-10 hours to travel from Manila to Ilocos.
Day 1 – Paoay, Laoag and Bagac Tour
6:00-7:00am – Breakfast at Hidden Garden (PAX Account)
7:30-8:30am – Baluarte ni Chavit (50 pesos entrance fee)
9:00-9:30am – Bantay Bell Tower
11:00-12:00pm – Marcos Museum (50 pesos entrance fee)
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch at Batac (PAX Account)
1:15-1:45pm – Paoay Church
2:00-3:00pm – Paoay Sand Dunes (Optional: 2,500 / 4×4 jeep)
3:15-3:45pm – Malacanang of the North (30 pesos entrance fee)
4:00-4:30pm – St. William’s Cathedral and Sinking Bell Tower
5:00pm – Check-in @ Vybe Hotel
Day 2 – Burgos, Bangui and Pagudpud Tour
7:00-8:00am – Breakfast in hotel
8:00am – Depart for Pagudpud
9:00-10:00am – Burgos Lighthouse
10:30-11:30am – Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
12:00-1:30pm – Lunch at Bangui Windmill (PAX Account)
2:00-3:00pm – Optional: Kabigan Falls
2:00-2:30pm – Patapat Duct
2:30-5:00pm – Bantay Abot, Blue Lagoon (20 pesos entrance fee)
5:00-5:30pm – Go back to hotel
Day 3 – Vigan Tour
7:00-8:00am – Breakfast in hotel / Check-out
9:30-10:00am – Pasalubong Center
10:30-11:30am – Pagburnayan
12:00-3:00pm – Lunch (PAX Account) then Vigan Tour
3:00pm – Departure back to Manila
11:00pm – ETA in Manila
*** ALL DETAILS ABOVE ARE ARRANGED BY BRIDGEWAY. BUT DUE TO THE BAD WEATHER, THERE WERE SOME PLACES WE WERE NOT ABLE TO SEE AND VISIT. ESPECIALLY THOSE ON DAY 1.
We’re still glad that Mr. Sun showed up for our Day 2 and 3 tour.
For more information about this Ilocos tour, or if you want something else that will fit in your budget, feel free to contact BRIDGEWAY TRAVEL AND TOURS:
Sun Cellular: 0933-8576866
Landline: (+632) 277-5392 or 881-1706
You can also send a direct message on their Facebook Page.
ENJOY EXPLORING THE NORTH! <3