6D5N Manila-Antipolo-Tagaytay-Villa Escudero-Pampanga
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DAY 01 ARRIVE MANILA THEN CHECK OUT THE CITY SITES DINNER
Meet & greet at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Airport code: MNL). Get ready to say “Mabuhay, Manila” as we explore exciting places in the capital of FUN. We visit the charms of old Manila starting with Rizal Park, a massive plaza named after the greatest Filipino hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
We then enter the walled city of Intramuros and explore historical gems like Fort Santiago, Plaza Roma, and Manila Cathedral. Get ready to see the modern and progressive side of Manila as we take you to Bonifacio Global City. We visit Manila American Memorial – the largest American memorial in Asia Pacific – then Venice Grand Canal Mall, a unique shopping mall inspired by the beautiful Italian city. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Manila.
DAY 02 SAY HELLO TO ANTIPOLO BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for a busy and fun day exploring Antipolo and eastern Manila. We start in Quezon City with Quezon Memorial Circle, a national park in the shape of an ellipse holding the final resting place of former Philippine President Manuel Quezon.
We then travel to the Antipolo City, a suburb of Manila dubbed the Pilgrimage City in the Sky for its location on higher altitudes on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Antipolo is known for its native delicacy suman (a glutinous rice cake cooked in coconut milk), roasted cashew nuts, and the Antipolo Cathedral. Brought from Mexico in 1626, the Marian image in Antipolo Cathedral is believed by many to be miraculous in granting safe travels, prosperous lives, and healing the sick.
Enjoy lunch at Luljetta’s Place amidst lush greenery while enjoying a commanding view of the majestic Laguna de Bay and Manila skyline. We continue to Marikina City, the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, famous for its delicacy Everlasting (Marikina-style meatloaf). Photo stop at Marikina’s historical Chanyungco Ancestral House and Kapitan Moy Building then proceed to the Book Museum to see some of the rarest and smallest books.
A visit to Marikina is never complete without visiting the Shoe Museum which showcases what remains of Imelda Marcos's legendary stash of shoes, and the world’s largest shoes made in Marikina which is big enough to fit 30 normal-sized people. Dinner at a local restaurant then transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Manila
DAY 03 TAGAYTAY FOR A DAY BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Breakfast at the hotel then proceed to Tagaytay for a full day of exploration. For many, Tagaytay provides a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city due to its cool, breezy, and at times foggy weather. Tagaytay sits on a ridge 685 meters above Taal Lake and its island-volcano. Tagaytay’s extensive fruit and flower gardens are attributed to its rich, fertile soil. Tagaytay is also a popular destination for people who wish to marvel at Taal Volcano, known as the world’s smallest active volcano.
We visit Museo Orlina, where exquisite glass sculptures are proudly displayed. Enjoy the cool breeze and lush sceneries at Picnic Grove then sample the freshest fresh fruits at the local market or maybe try local delicacies like buko pie (coconut pie), Mushroom Burger, or crispy fried tawilis (freshwater sardine fish endemic to Taal Lake). Afternoon back to Manila. To cap the day, we watch the world’s largest multicolor dancing water fountain at Okada Manila. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Manila.
DAY 04 LET’S GO TO VILLA ESCUDERO BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Breakfast at the hotel then proceed to Villa Escudero. Two and a half hours south of Manila lays Villa Escudero, a functioning coconut plantation which offers a peek into the alluring Philippine country life. We tour the plantation on a cart drawn by a carabao (water buffalo). There's also an estate museum that holds a collection of historic, religious, and cultural artifacts dating from the pre-Hispanic era to World War I.
Prepare for a truly memorable dining experience as buffet lunch is served beside Labasin Falls; tables set within the water allow diners to immerse their feet in the cool rushing water. The sound of the flowing water offers a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. Complete the day with a swim in the spring-fed pools or go bamboo rafting in the nearby river. A must-see cultural show is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Afternoon transfer back to Manila. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Manila
DAY 05 READY FOR PAMPANGA BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Breakfast at the hotel then proceed to Pampanga for an exciting day of sightseeing. Around two hours north of Manila is Clark/Angeles City, in the province of Pampanga. We visit Nayong Pilipino, a cultural village that showcases Philippine culture, history, and geography. Have a walk in the park and enjoy witnessing key segments of Philippine history and experience the rich diversity of Filipino culture in living color. Up next is Clark Museum to learn about regional history and also watch an interactive 4D documentary film.
Unleash your inner child as we visit Hansa Toy Factory where life-like toy replicas of cute animals are hand-made and sold to the rest of the world; some even making it to Hollywood movies like the tiger in the “Life of Pi.” We also visit Deco Central Clark, a showroom for the country’s finest furniture, decors, and many others… truly world-class. We continue to BaleBalayan: Museum For The Poor, a center which transforms lives through arts, music and culture. Lastly we visit the historical Bacolor Church… lahar flow from Mt. Pinatubo's 1991 eruption may have left the church half-buried but it has remained resilient like the spirit of Filipinos against calamities and hardships. Lunch & dinner at a local restaurant then transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Manila
DAY 06 TIME TO SAY FAREWELL BREAKFAST
Breakfast at the hotel then free time until check out. Transfer to airport for your flight. Farewell and until we meet again.