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BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

by dianacleofe Online Now Jun 4, 2011 at 7:21 AM

Hi Ms. Asianbelle,

Me and my husband will be in Laoag on Jun 27 and be back Manila on Jun 29. Can you help me out for the best itinerary.

JUNE 27 (1ST DAY)

9PM ETA LAOAG AIRPORT
930PM CHECK-IN ILOCOS ROSEWELL HOTEL
REST

JUNE 28 (2ND DAY)

7:00AM BREAKFAST
8:00AM TO VIGAN THRU BUS
10AM-12NOON ETA VIGAN (VIGAN TOUR THRU KALESA - CALLE CRISOLOGO/HERITAGE
VILLAGE, CRISOLOGO MUSEUM, SYQUIA MANSION, BURGOS
MUSEUM, PAGBURNAYAN, BALUARTE)


IS IT POSSIBLE TO TOUR THIS IN 2 HOURS?

12:00NOON L U N C H

1:00PM TOUR TO KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION, LIGHTHOUSE
AND BANGUI WINDMILLS

IS THIS POSSIBLE? WE'RE HEADING TO THESE DESTINATIONS FROM VIGAN?

3PM GOING TO KAPULUAN VISTA RESORT

4PM CHECK-IN AT KAPULUAN VISTA RESORT
REST

6PM GO TO HANNAH'S BEACH RESORT (USE OF AMENITIES)

JUNE 29 (DAY 3)
7AM BREAKFAST
8AM CHECK-OUT - - - GOING TO SAUD FOR SWIMMING


1200NOON LUNCH
1PM TO LAOAG from PAGUDPUD (ETA 3PM)

3:00PM VISIT MARCOS MUSEUM AND MAUSOLEUM, FORT
ILOCANDIA (FOR PICTURE TAKING ONLY), LA PAZ SAND
DUNES, MALACANANG OF NORTH, PAOAY LAKE AND SINKING
BELL TOWER



6:00PM TO LAOAG AIRPORT FOR CHECK-IN
8:00PM ETD FOR MANILA



Please revise our itinerary if necessary..but what we really wanted to see in our tour is the bangui, lighthouse, kapurpurawan rock formation, white sand beach, old town of vigan (not that interested in baluarte), want to experience also kabigan, patapat and the rest of the tour for this area (but i guess time is so limited). I listed the places according to priority...


Thank you so much. I really appreciate your answers to the queries/concerns of other members here...

God bless..

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by buenababe Online Now Jun 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Hi! just would like to ask, do u have service/private vehicle on ur trip around ilocos? coz if u will commute, i think it takes take from one place to the other. i was in Ilocos last March.

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  • Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by dianacleofe Online Now Jun 4, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Hi! We don't actually have a private vehicle..so what do you suggest regarding my itinerary.do i need to lessen some attractive sceneries?

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by asianbelle Online Now Jun 5, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    hi there. off hand, i noticed that you'll be spending a lot of your time in travel since you'd be going south to north to south again...to avoid this, here's my suggestion:

    june 27 overnight in laoag
    june 28 visit sinking bell tower (it's in the city center of laoag) then go to pagudpud passing by bangui and burgos. tour pagudpud. stay overnight.
    june 29 go to vigan; tour vigan and bantay (skip baluarte). this can be done in less than 2 hours if you won't spend much time inside the different museums. then go to marcos mausoleum (batac) and cross to the other side to paoay. here's the trick here: rent a trike (or jeep) that can take you to malacanang of the north, then drive along paoay lake and you'll end up near fort ilocandia. FI is near the airport.

    you may wish to re-arrange the above itinerary, but bear in mind the travel time (esp. since you'll be commuting):

    laoag to vigan: 1-1.5 hours (in between are the towns of batac and paoay)
    laoag to pagudpud: 2.5 hours (in between are the towns of bangui and burgos)
    patapat is beyond pagudpud, on the way to cagayan (i think it's about 20mins drive)

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  • Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by dianacleofe Online Now Jun 6, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    hi Ms. Asianbelle,

    Thank you for your suggestion..I am thinking of another option on our tour. Instead of taking our 8pm flight on June 27, I might leave Manila on the night of June 26 going to Vigan so that we can maximize our time on each places. Our tour is important to us that we don't want to miss scenery in that place. Do you think this new itinerary would be more possible? And if Museums in Vigan is open on Mondays?

    JUNE 26
    10PM MANILA TO VIGAN (i don't know the exact departure time of the bus)
    8AM VIGAN
    8:30 BREAKFAST
    9:00-10:00 BALUARTE
    10:30-11:30 CALLE CRISOLOGO (1 HOUR TOUR THRU KALESA -what particular places
    are included in this tour?)
    12:00 LUNCH (ANY COZY PLACE TO EAT? SOMETHING DIFFERENT..NOT FASTFOOD)

    1:00 PAGBURNAYAN, SYQUIA MANSION
    2:00 TO LAOAG
    3:30-4PM CHECK IN AT ILOCOS ROSEWELL HOTEL
    4PM REST
    5PM LA PAZ SAND DUNES & PAOAY LAKE
    6:30 DINNER @ BALAY DA BLAS
    7:30 BACK TO HOTEL


    JUNE 27
    7AM BREAKFAST
    8AM-9:00AM SINKING BELL TOWER, TOBACCO MONOPOLY, MALACANANG OF THE NORTH,
    MUSEUM OF ILOCOS NORTE, MAUSOLEUM OF MARCOS
    9:30 BACK TO HOTEL
    10O0 CHECK OUT
    10:30 TO PAGUDPUD
    KAPURPURAWAN, BANGUI, LIGHTHOUSE
    LUNCH (WHERE TO EAT?)
    2:30PM CHECK IN AT KAPULUAN VISTA RESORT
    REST
    4PM TO SAUD BEACH FOR SWIMMING
    5:30-6PM BACK TO KAPULUAN
    7PM DINNER

    JUNE 29
    7AM BREAKFAST
    8AM SURF...SURF...SURF.. IF THE WAVES WILL COOPERATE

    9AM REST
    1100 EARLY LUNCH
    1200 CHECKOUT

    12:30 PREPARE FOR TOUR (KABIGAN FALLS, VIADUCT...

    2:30PM BACK TO LAOAG
    4-5PM ETA
    BUY PASALUBONG (WHERE TO BUY CHICHACORN/KORNIKS?)
    6PM TO AIRPORT
    815PM ETA


    THANKS IN ADVANCE...I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORT IN ENTERTAINING QUESTIONS OF EACH AND ONE OF US HERE..

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by asianbelle Online Now Jun 6, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Hi Diana. Your idea of taking the night trip is good. It will give you an additional day for tour. Just a few comments:

    1. do you really need to take the calesa tour? i didn't take it, but i think it covers heritage village (crisologo), the plaza, and bantay bell tower. these places you can easily cover on foot.

    2. avoid going back & forth. paoay church, paoay lake, malacanang of the north and marcos mausoleum are not in laoag. they are in paoay and batac, 2 towns somewhere in between vigan and laoag. hence my suggestion, after touring vigan, pass by these places (though malacanang is close on monday) on your way to laoag.

    3. after breakfast on june 28, proceed to pagudpud (passing by bangui and burgos on the way). then after check in, tour pagudpud and patapat since it's farther north. this way, you can spend your last day swimming, then leave early for laoag so you can have a tour of laoag while waiting for your flight back. you can easily cover laoag in an hour.

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by monina_c Online Now Jun 9, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    i agree with asianbelle's iti esp. patapat-pagudpud. patapat is at the border with cagayan so that's the farthest you have to travel. it makes sense the way she outlined it. :)

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  • Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by dianacleofe Online Now Jun 9, 2011 at 5:18 AM

    thank you so much ms. asianbelle..i really appreciate your time for all my questions..God bless you.

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    by asianbelle Online Now Jun 9, 2011 at 6:14 AM

    you're welcome ;)

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by geronmendez Online Now Jan 4, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    I would like to seek help on our trip this Jan 27 to Jan 30th. Please help! THis will be our first time to go to Pagudpod.

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by monina_c Online Now Jan 9, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    geron you can start planning by using the suggested iti by asianbelle it covers almost everything :)

    have fun!

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by geronmendez Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    Thank you Monica. I was exchanging message to Tita thru virtualtourist. I so appreciate that she was so sipag so reply to my msgs.

    Have you been there?

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by monina_c Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 4:45 AM

    Yup several times G. pero from different directions kc. meron galing from cagayan sometimes naman from bacarra or masingal... or laoag...
    best plan na sundin mo ang iti ni asianbelle... you'll shave a lot of hours. :)

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    by asianbelle Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    A little segue Monina... they say that Bacarra's church is Ilocos' leaning tower. But when we dropped by, I can't see the similarity :( I tried viewing the tower from different angles, yet they all seem to be "straight" to me. Did you notice the "lean"?

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    by monina_c Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    I thought it was the "Sinking Tower" sister. :)

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    Re: BEST ITINERARY FOR A 3 DAY TOUR (LAOAG-VIGAN-PAGUDPUD)

    by asianbelle Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Laoag's is the sinking tower ;)

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