Get ready to journey through the picturesque landscapes and rich heritage of Ilocos, Philippines. From the grandeur of Paoay Church to the thrilling 4x4 sand dunes ride in La Paz, this adventure combines history, adventure, and exciting landscapes.


  • Hotel accommodation of your choice 
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel 
  • Private transfers, guide and driver
  • Private experience for applicable destinations
  • Entrance tickets for all experiences 
  • 24/7 customer experience assistance 
  • Environmental fees and taxes
  • Local tourist taxes and fees 


  • International flights from your destination 
  • Additional stay in Manila for flight connections
  • Domestic flights within the Philippines 
  • Tips for the driver and guides
  • Food and beverage 

Notes to Remember:

  • Additional nights in Manila may be needed for flight connections to the destinations. 
  • All experiences are subject to confirmation and weather conditions.
  • Cancellations of experience due to weather are non-refundable. 
  • Re-bookings are subject to change and are upon the discretion of airlines, accommodations, and other suppliers.
  • Cancellations within three months of the departure date are not permitted.
  • Expect flight delays due to the small airports on the islands. 
  • As an archipelago, delays and inconveniences may occur due to the fragmented nature of the country's geography. We believe these occasional challenges are an integral part of the Explora experience!
  • Explora partners with the best 4-star and 5-star accommodations in every destination.  In instances where high-rated options are unavailable in specific locations, we guarantee the provision of the finest available accommodations in that area.
  • In times when private transfers may not be available, we will be utilizing shared ferry or van services for island-to-island transfers.
  • In some instances, private tours may not be available and we might do group shared experiences if required for any reason. 
  • Rates subject to change.
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Day 1: Arrival in Laoag

Your Ilocos journey begins in the historic city of Laoag. As you check into your hotel, you'll feel the excitement of adventure in the air. Take this time to explore the nearby restaurants, savor local flavors, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this welcoming city.

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Day 2: Laoag

Today, your exploration will take you to the heart of Ilocos's rich heritage. Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Paoay Church, a living testament to centuries of history and architectural fusion. Its stunning blend of gothic, baroque, Chinese, and Japanese influences is a marvel to behold.

Next, you'll venture to the Malacanang of the North, a piece of national history. This impressive estate, built in 1977, was once the official residence of former President Ferdinand Marcos in his beloved home province. Today, it stands as a public museum, sharing the stories of the past for curious travelers.

The day continues with a visit to the Laoag Sinking Bell Tower, a remarkable structure that rises high above the city, despite standing 85 meters away from St. William's Cathedral. This architectural feat has inspired admiration for decades.

Your heritage journey concludes with a cultural touch at Nagbacalan Loom Weaving. Here, you'll uncover the art of traditional weaving, a craft deeply intertwined with the identity of the Ilocano people. It's a perfect way to experience the region's rich culture and creativity.

End the day with a thrilling 4x4 jeep ride across the sand dunes of La Paz and Paoay. As you traverse the sands, you'll feel the adrenaline from the exciting ride and the breathtaking landscapes created by Mt. Iraya's eruption in 400 AD.

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Day 3: Pagudpud

On day three, you'll journey to Pagudpud, a place often called "Mini Batanes" for its picturesque landscapes. The two-hour drive from Laoag to Pagudpud is an adventure in itself. Along the way, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking sight of the Patapat Viaduct, which stands proudly at the northernmost tip of Luzon Island, offering expansive views of the surrounding beauty.

You’ll continue on to the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, with unique rock sculptures and panoramic views to leave you in awe.

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Day 4: Departure

Say goodbye to Ilocos as you head to the airport for your next destination.

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Private Experiences
Rate per Adult
USD 1,099
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