Ilocos Norte Travel Guide: Places To Visit

I know most of you are familiar with Ilocos already. And yes, you have to experience this place even just once in your life. It’s actually very easy to commute, or you can avail tour packages from local travel agencies here in our country – and I think most of the agencies offer pretty cheap rates! So what are you waiting for? GORA NA BES!

As for us, we availed the amazing Travel Galore’s Tours and Services. For just a package rate of 2500 PHP (51.712 USD) you can already explore Ilocos for 3 days and 2 nights, with accommodation included. (Scroll down for more information) Sobrang sulit na talaga!!

  • Facebook Page: Travel Galore
  • Contact: 09469462541
  • Email: travelgalore07@gmail.com

As for those who prefer to travel alone and do the DIY way of traveling, I can provide you a travel guide that might help you in your Ilocos Travel. (Again, scroll down for more details)

PS: This option MIGHT be more costly than availing a Travel Agency tour


Ilocos incredibly consists of two provinces, namely Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Both provinces were amazing. And yep, we get to visit both during our 3D 2N adventure! Weee!

As for this post, I will be focusing on Ilocos Norte. For DIY-ers, here are the steps you can take for your travel in Ilocos. And for those taking the tour package of Travel Agencies, you can serve this as a guide for the places expected to visit.

READ PART 2 HERE: Ilocos Sur Escapade: 3D 2N Ilocos Tour Travel Guide- Part 2

 



Step 1: Manila to Ilocos Norte

Option 1: By Plane

Option 2: By Bus

  • Victory Liner Terminal
  • Florida Bus Terminal
  • Partas Bus Terminal
    • Bus fare: 700PHP
    • Travel time: 8-10hrs


Step 2: Start Tour in Laoag for DAY 1

Hire a tricycle driver to tour you around Laoag

  • Searched a few contact numbers you can contact beforehand. If not, you can do a biglaan contract to any tricycle you see in Laoag
    • Toto: 09183801853
  • Fare: 600PHP-1000PHP (Estimated)
  • Kuya Tricy-tour driver/guide will take care of you so no need to be conscious about your itinerary. Just inform them what time you want to be home, and they will be the one budgeting the time.

Expenses:

  • Tricycle tour: 1000PHP (To be divided by a number of people availing)
  • Entrance fees: 490PHP (Details below)

Places to visit:

1. Marcos Mausoleum

Entrance Fee: 50PHP || 30PHP -seniors and students || 10PHP: Kids

2. Paoay Church

Entrance Fee: None

3. Malacanang of the North

Entrance Fee: 20PHP

4. Sinking Bell Tower

Entrance Fee: None

5. La Paz Sand Dunes

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • 4X4 ride: 2,500 per ride, inclusive of Sandboarding Activity (good for 6 pax)

6. Ilocos Norte Capitol

Tried their famous Empanada!


Step 3: Overnight Accommodation

  • Under Travel Galore’s package, accommodation is also included. We stayed in Century Garden Hotel for 2 nights. It was a 2 relaxing overnight experience!!

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    • If you prefer other hotels/inns, here: (Book with us to get huge discounts!!)

Cheap Accommodations in Laoag


Step 4: Travel from Laoag to Pagudpod

  • Proceed to Laoag Van Terminal and ride a Van going to Pagudpod
    • Fare: 100PHP
    • Travel Time: 2HRS
  • You may also take a bus/van bound to Claveria and drop off at Pagudpod

Step 5: Start tour in Pagudpod for Day 2

Hire a tricycle driver to tour you around Laoag

  • Searched a few contact numbers you can contact beforehand. If not, you can do a biglaan contract to any tricycle you see in Pagudpod
    • Nat: 09162368324
    • Romel: 09355400000
  • Fare: 1200-1500PHP (Estimated)
  • Kuya Tricy-tour driver/guide will take care of you so no need to be conscious about your itinerary. Just inform them what time you want to be home, and they will be the one budgeting the time.

Expenses:

  • Tricycle tour: 1500PHP (To be divided by a number of people availing)
  • Entrance Fees: 100PHP
  • Horseback riding in Kapurpurawan (optional): 100PHP
  • Blue Lagoon Cottage: 300PHP (To be divided by a number of people availing)

Places To Visit:

1. Cape Bojeador Light House

Entrance Fee: None

2. Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Horseback riding: 100PHP

3. Bangui Windmills

Entrance Fee: None

4. Patapat Viaduct

Entrance Fee: None


5. Bantay Abot Cave

Entrance Fee: None

6. Blue Lagoon

  • Entrance Fee: 100PHP

Cottage Fee: 300PHP (To be divided by a number of people availing)


Step 6: Overnight Accommodation

OPTION 1:

If you want to travel to Ilocos Sur, spend the night in Ilocos Norte.

  • Under Travel Galore’s package, accommodation is also included. We stayed in Century Garden Hotel for 2 nights. It was a 2 relaxing overnight experience!!

15107284_1696555347324525_2448095244749406177_n.jpg

    • If you prefer other hotels/inns, here: (Book with us to get huge discounts!!)

Cheap Accommodations in Pagudpud

OPTION 2:

If you want to go home already, here’s how to commute:

  • Ride bus going to Laoag. (There are several buses available, just as the locals)
  • From Laoag, proceed to Partas bus terminal, and ride a bus bound to Manila
    • Barangay 1,Laoag City, Philippines
      Telephone Number:
      +63 (77) 7714898
  • Don’t proceed to STEP 7 below

Step 7: Proceed to Ilocos Sur

Next step: Ilocos Sur Escapade: 3D 2N Ilocos Tour Travel Guide- Part 2

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