Thursday, June 30, 2011

3D/2N Complete Itinerary of Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud Tour

Here's our itinerary and expenses in our Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud Tour.

 from gel's cam

Itinerary:
Day 0Friday
10PMETD Florida Bus in Samapaloc/Off to Vigan (non-stop ac bus)
Day 1Saturday
4AMDrop off and arrival in Bantay, Ilocos Sur. Take a tricycle to casa Teofila Lodge. (rest)
7AMProceed to Cafe Uno for Breakfast (took a tricycle)
9AMStart of DIY Tour: Calle Crisologo (walking distance from Cafe Uno)
10:15AMCrisologo Museum (walked from Calle Crisologo)
10:40Proceed to Syquia Mansion (rode a tricycle)
11:30AMPlaza Salcedo, Vigan Cathedral, Plaza Burgos (rode a tricycle)
12PMLunch at Plaza Maestro
1:30PMBurgos Museum (walked from Plaza Maestro)
2:10PMTook a tricycle to Pagburnayan Jar Making
3:30PMAnother tricycle to Hidden Garden
4:30PMAnother tricycle to Baluarte ni Chavit
5:30PMBantay Church and BellTower (I suggest to visit this earlier)
6:30PMBack to Casa Teofila Lodge (rest)
7:30PMProceed to Calle Crisologo again to see this during the night and to buy souvenirs (took a tricycle)
8:30PMDinner at Cafe Leona
Day 2Sunday
6AMWake up. Prepare for check out in Casa Teofila
8AMKuya Arnel's van arrival for pick up
8:30AMProceed to Marsha's Delicacies for cassava and bibingka cake
10AMArrival in Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
11AMPaoay Church (can have lunch at Cafe Herencia)
1PMPaoay Lake
1:30PMMalacañang of the North
2:30PMFort Ilocandia Resort
3:15PMLa Paz Sand Dunes
3:45PMSt. William's Church And Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
4:40PMBurgos Lighthouse (short visit and taking pictures)
5:30PMKapurpurawan Rock Formation
7:45PMArrival in Pagudpud Proper to buy barbeque and some dinner
8:15PMArrival in Saud beach -- Cathy's Homestay
Day 3Monday
6AMWake up. Check out the beach
7:30AMBreakfast at Cathy's Homestay
8:00AMKuya Arnel's van arrival for pick up and start of Pagudpud North Tour
9AMKabigan Falls
11AMPatapat Viaduct
11:30AMAgua Grande Park
11:50AMParaiso ni Anton
12:45PMTimmangtang Rock
1PMBantay Abot Cave
2PMBlue Lagoon Beach (swimming)
3PMBack to Cathy's Homestay - Saud Beach
4:30PMCheckout at Cathy's Homestay
5:30PMArrival in Bangui Windmills
6:30PMOff to Laoag Airport, buy takeout lunch
7:30PMArrival at the airport


Date of Visit: March 2011
Number of Bakasyonistas: 8 people

Expenses:
Day 1Group ExpensesPer Head
Sleeper's Non-Stop Aircon Bus via GV Florida TransportPhp 750
Tricycle Fare: Bantay to Casa TeofilaPhp 80/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 20
Tricycle Fare: Casa Teofila to Cafe UnoPhp 40/ticycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 10
Foodtrip: Cafe Uno BreakfastPhp 110
Tricycle Fare: Crisologo Museum to Syquia MansionPhp 40/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 10
Tricycle Fare: Syquia Mansion to Plaza SalcedoPhp 40/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 10
Lunch in a fastfood chainPhp 120
Tricycle Fare: Burgos Museum to Pagburnayan JarPhp 50/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 15
Tricycle Fare: Pagburnayan Jar to Hidden GardenPhp 50/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 15
Tricycle Fare: Hidden Garden to Baluarte ni ChavitPhp 50/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 20
Tricycle Fare: Baluarte ni Chavit to Bantay TowerPhp 80/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 20
Tricycle Fare: Bantay Tower to Casa Teofila LodgePhp 80/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 20
Tricycle Fare: Casa Teofila Lodge to Calle CrisologoPhp 40/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 10
Foodtrip: Cafe Leona DinnerPhp 1600Php 200
Tricycle Fare: Calle Crisologo/Cafe Leona to Casa TeofilaPhp 80/tricycle; 2 tricyclesPhp 20
Casa Teofila LodgePhp 1900Php 237.50
(1,400 for 4 pax + 100/extra head + 100/extra mattress)
Fees
Crisologo Museum (donation only)Php 100Php 12.50
Syquia MansionPhp 20
Burgos MuseumPhp 10
Hidden Garden (donation only)Php 50Php 6.25
Miscellaneous Expenses
Souvenir Hat in ViganPhp 150
Tip: guy in pagburnayan jarPhp 100Php 12.50
Tip: guy in Baluarte (picture taking w/ the birds)Php 20
Tip: guard in Bantay Bell TowerPhp 100Php 12.50
Empanada in Hidden GardenPhp 45

Day 2Group ExpensesPer Head
2 Days Van RentalPhp7000Php 875
(pick up in Vigan + Laoag-Pagudpud Tour)
Lunch (carenderia)Php 70
Our tour drivers lunch2 pax; more or less Php 160Php 20
Dinner (Barbeque, noodles)Php 60
Tour Guide in Kapurpurawan Rock FormationPhp 200Php 25
Cathy's HomestayPhp 2000Php 250
Room is good for 6 - Php 1500, mattress provided
Fees
Malacañang of the NorthPhp 30
Kapurpurawan Rock FormationPhp 20
Miscellaneous Expenses
Marsha's Cassava Cake(whole)Php 125
Marsha's Royal Bibingka Cake(whole)Php 140
Empanada in PagudpudPhp 35

Day 3Group ExpensesPer Head
Kabigan Falls tourguidePhp 20
LunchPhp 70
Lunch - tour driversPhp 160Php 20
Takeout dinnerPhp 120
Terminal fee Laoag airportPhp 40
Breakfast(eggs/hotdogs/rice)/Dinner(rice)Php 600 ( c/o Ate Cathy)Php 75
Airfare depends on seatsale
Fees
Kabigan FallsPhp 10
Agua Grande ParkPhp 25
Blue Lagoon beachPhp 20
(passed by a private property)
Miscellaneous Expenses
Buko juice at Kabigan FallsPhp 20
Tip to Kuya Arnel/other KuyaPhp 400Php 50
Windmill souvenir ref magnets/keychain3 for Php 100
Windmill souvenir (depends on the size)Php 100-150


TIPS:
Beware: a lot of tricycle drivers charged too much and took advantage of tourists.
Watch out for airfare seatsale.
Enjoy one spot but watch out for the time.


Tourist Spots Business Hours

  Museums/Mansion
Museums/mansions are usually closed on Mondays.
Usual viewing hours: 8:30am/9am-11:30am / 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Crisologo Museum
  • Syquia Mansion
  • Burgos Museum (closed during holidays)
Baluarte ni Chavit
Opens Everyday - 7am - 6pm

Bantay Church Tower
Visit the church probably before 5pm

Calle Crisologo Souvenir Shops
Open until 9pm

Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
Monday to Sunday - 9am-12noon / 1pm-4pm

Malacanang of the North
Tuesday to Sunday - 9am - 11:30am / 1pm - 4:30pm

Thank you for reading my post.  Please do not COPY my posts on your sites, and take any of my pictures without my permission. Good vibes! Good karma! :)


Please Like and Subscribe to Get Updates on my DIY Trips :)

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner






This is my official entry to Pinoy Travel Blogger’s Blog Carnival hosted by Eileen of http://PossiblyPinay.com/. The Blog Carnival for January 2012 is all about 3Days/2Nights Itinerary to help fellow travellers plan their trip. It's an old post but might as well include this post to share my detailed IT for everyone else to see.

Itinerary and Expenses of MY ILOCOS SERIES 


166 comments:

Batang Lakwatsero said...

waging wagi ang IT nyo :) andami namin nakaligtaan puntahan nung pumunta kami ng Ilocos.. kelangan ko tlga bumalik

Tripper10 said...

Wow naman po ang Itinerary nyo...
Ang dami nyo napuntahan...
Thanks po sa pag share.. :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks iva, Pwede naman bumalik. i'll probably go there in the future but i'll only choose my fave spots :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks tripper :)

Islandvacations said...

Copied and pasted your itinerary and expenses lists to my travel files. . . really a valuable resource for my travel plan. Thanks for sharing.

tina said...

Wow Ca! Thanks for this! Di na ako mg-iisip, gagayahin ko nlang to! Hahaha :D Npk-detailed :D

Nonoy said...

Ok to ah; gagahayin ko kaya toh pag makapunta ako s Vigan; kasi planadong planado nah ang schedule. This one valuable post.

By the way, your link has already been added on my blogroll. Thanks.

Leave the Cube said...

ganda ng itinerary nyo... puede ko yan magamit in the future. Thanks for the very detailed information on the expenses.

adventurousfeet said...

@islands vacation
no problem enjoy your trip soon :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks tina!
onga haha tagal ko pinag-isipan itong it na ito (before the trip) sa toto lang. :)

adventurousfeet said...

@nonoy
super thanks! yup pwedeng pwede mo gayahin :)

adventurousfeet said...

@leave the cube
my pleasure :) thanks!

sage shmage said...

hi adventurousfeet. great itinerary ^_^ i love DIY trips. may I ask how much did each person spend all in all? thank you!

Sailor said...

That is a fantastic picture! Looks like you guys are having some real fun!
Cruise Pictures

lakwatsera de primera said...

Ikaw na talaga ang source ng detailed Ilocos travel guide and itinerary :)

adventurousfeet said...

@ sage shmage
hi there, we probably spend more or less Php 4k each except the airfare.

adventurousfeet said...

thanks sailor :)

adventurousfeet said...

@lakwatsera de primera
thanks claire, di naman :)

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

wow! ang OC! wish ko gnayan din ako ka-tiyaga! haha this is really very helpful CA! thanks for sharing!

Glenn Ong said...

Wow! Ayos 'to ah! Will definitely bookmark this just in case we get a little adventurous. Galing ng documenttation!

Glich's Life
www.glennong.com

lakwatserong tatay said...

wow, ang galing naman nun....pero buti nalang libre ung nagin trip ko sa vigan and some part of ilocos sur, kaso nasa draft list ko parin cya hanggang ngayon...dumaan din ba kayo sa irene's empanada...ang sarap dun...^_^

adventurousfeet said...

@thepinaysolobackpacker
inayos ko lang para mas madali for the readers, pero magulo iyan nung nagaayos palang ako hehe.

adventurousfeet said...

thanks glenn ong! highly appreciate for paying a visit :)

adventurousfeet said...

@lakwatserong tatay
sinabi nga ng officemate ko na dumaan kami doon kaso naubos time namin sa dami ng pwedeng puntahan. we did try the empanada from hidden garden nalang.

Anonymous said...

naiinggit ako :) good job! ganda ng itinerary niyo

pinaytraveljunkie said...

Natuwa naman ako sa pic na may tsinelas! Love you post... spell DETAILED :)

Aleah said...

Wow, very comprehensive ah. I hope I'll remember this when I go to Vigan hehe

adventurousfeet said...

@anonymous
maraming salamat! :)

adventurousfeet said...

@pinaytraveljunkie

that pic was my friend's idea, nauso yata sa trip namin ang higante effect haha

adventurousfeet said...

@aleah
thanks girl! im sure you'll be great when you get there :)

Ding | Explored! said...

galing naman nito! This will definitely help a lot to travelers like me who want to explore this destination.

rica said...

CA!! Eto na yung end. Thanks! I love how detailed it is! Ang dali kopyahin! Yehey! =)

adventurousfeet said...

@ding
super thank you :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks rica! just sharing para makatulong :)

My Lovely Adventures said...

Wow, very well documented! This is very useful for budget travelers like me. Keep on traveling and thanks for sharing this! :-)

Dylan said...

Thanks for this complete itinerary info. Will be using this in the future. :)

Ian said...

Wow complete Ilocos itinerary!! This will be definitely useful when I travel to Ilocos in the future. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your Ilocos adventure series! =)

adventurousfeet said...

@my lovely adventures
thanks! :)

adventurousfeet said...

@dylan
sure anytime :)

adventurousfeet said...

@ian
thank you sa pagbasa :)

Interesting Pictures said...

nice photo composition

adventurousfeet said...

thanks!

JeffZ said...

wow.. detalyado much!.. hehe :) kamusta naman si Ate Cathy at Kuya Arnel?.. :) parang nanay lang si Ate Cathy magluto no?.. :)

Andami nyo napuntahan.. ung Paoay Lake at Sand Dunes sa susunod ko yan pupuntahan.. pag may rest house na ako sa Pagudpud.. lol .. hehe

Pinay Mama said...

very informative! thanks for sharing. we are planning to visit vigan next month and I will bookmark this para matandaan ko saan kame dapat pumunta. ;p eto yung kelangan ko talaga. waaa. wala kasi mahanap sa net ng detalyadong trip nila sa vigan. thanks again!

Unknown said...

Salamat sa detailed IT info. We will use this as guide for our next year's trip. We plan to go on April, any idea by how much these prices might change? (Peak Season)? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hello, can someone refer me a tour guide for laoag-vigan etc, whom i can call? Im planning to visit laoag this coming November, estimated date of arrival nov. 11, then uli ng manila 13th. thanks

Anonymous said...

where did you hire the van rental for ilocos po?

adventurousfeet said...

@jeffz

yes! nanay na nanay nga! tinulungan ko siya magluto ng hotdog haha!

adventurousfeet said...

@pinay mama
you're welcome po! :)

adventurousfeet said...

@anonymous - i don't have contacts for laoag-vigan tour guide. I think some hotels at vigan offers laoag-vigan tours.

here's our van contact

Kuya Arnel Aguila
Pagudpud Trike Driver/Tour Guide, Van Service in Ilocos
09265880666

Unknown said...

Hi. Thanks for sharing your Itinerary. ÜÜ

May tanong lang po sana ako, Paano po kayo nakapag-pareserve sa Casa Teofila Lodge> Hindi ko po mahanap website nila ee. At may dagdag po bang bayad pag maaga nag-check in? =)))

Anonymous said...

hello po... maraming salamat sa blog mo... naging malaking tulong ito sa aming buong bakasyon... kami ay taga gensan,, kakatapos lang ng bakasyon namin up there norte... salamat salamat!

adventurousfeet said...

@unknown
tinawagan ko lang po ang landline nila (through my cellphone) mas madali kasi sila kausapin pag landline. wala naman extra charge pag nageraly check in. as long as walang nakacheck in na iba

adventurousfeet said...

@anonymous
no problem... glad you had fun in your vacation!

ILoveJhei said...

Ano po yung landline nila? Salamat. :)

adventurousfeet said...

ay nasa part 1 po.... http://www.adventurousfeet.com/2011/04/part1-vigan-laoag-pagudpud-day1-sleeper.html

ILoveJhei said...

Salamat po. :))))

grace said...

very helpful blog. salamat! very very tipid!

ivy said...

this is very helpful! will try this this coming jan 2012! yey! salamat po! u've been very helpful pati sa cdo trip namin! apir! :)

Anonymous said...

kasama na po ba ang gas sa 7k na van rental

adventurousfeet said...

@anonymous

yes po kasama na :)

Anonymous said...

hello. my 10 yr old son and I are going to ilocos this feb. laoag airport kami ng midnight ng friday.. can you suggest kung saan kami mag stay ng gabi sa laoag and kung uunahin ba namin puntahan ang vigan ng saturday o pagudpud muna kami ng saturday tapos monday pag pauwi na kami dadaan sa vigan.

adventurousfeet said...

are you planning to take the bus when coming from Manila? if yes, go to Pagudpud first, then Vigan.

If you're planning to buy a lot of pasalubong, i suggest to make Vigan your last stop.

Anonymous said...

plane kami from manila to laoag. dating kami laoag ng 11pm. balik kami manila via plane ng 6pm ng feb 13.

this may be too much to ask, but can you tell me an itinerary na we can follow to save money. nagtitipid eh.

thank you very much!!!

adventurousfeet said...

@anonymous

kaw ba ung nasa email? already replied :)

Anonymous said...

hi adventurous!

this is jamie again.
badly need your advice. planning vigan was prety easy (especially with the help of your blog) but I'm having a hard time with laoag and pagudpud especially that:
1) i don't have a map
2) can't afford a v-hire since we're just two travelling

need help in laoag area:
number of days: 2 days
Saturday - Vigan
Sunday - Laoag (back to Manila at 8:40pm flight)

Laoag sites we want to see:
A) Marcos in Batac, Malacanang of the North, Paoay Church, Sinking Bell Tower, La Paz Sand Dunes
B) Bangui Windmills, Cafe Bojeador Lighthouse and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Is this possible all in one day and no van, just commute? I can give up the museums and churches in Laoag just not the windmills, lighthouse, and rock formation

please please... thanks!

Anonymous said...

i've been there for the third time. usually we spend 1 week to stay there. pero honestly kaya un ng whole day lang.. sa laoag half day lng namen natapos yun as in lahat na napunthan namen, magstart kayo as early as u can, cguro mga 7am ng sunday, then mas earlier kayo matapos mas better.. wag kayo sumakay sa ordinary bus from laoag papauntang pagudpud kase it will take so long,, nagstop-over kase sila para mag-antay ng pasahero.. mauubos oras nyo dun. then pagnasa pagudpud na kayo, rent a tricycle, itotour nya kayo. unahin nyo un rock formation sa tatlo, kase mejo dami nyo pagdadaanan don mahirap aabutan ng ganon ka hapon, sa lighthouse ang next then sa windmills.. happy trip. i hope makatulong to somehow

Anonymous said...

i am also going there on Feb 10-13. i am with my 11 yr old kid. dalawa lang kami kaya hindi namin afford ang gastos ng van. GOOD QUESTION!!! pano tayo makakatipid na mapupuntahan natin lahat. ANYONE PLEASE??

kelan ba dating niyo dun? sabay na lang tayo if you want.

Anonymous said...

in case anyone who visits this blog plans to go to ilocos trip on 2/10-1/13, text me. 09228446136. nagahhanap ako ng ka share sa gastos. nyahahah.

thank you adventurousfeet!!!!

adventurousfeet said...

There are tricycles available in Pagudpud for 2-3 persons only. I went to pagudpud last 2008 and because we're just two, we only rent a trike for a day in Pagudpud. As you can see in Vigan, we just tour via trike. And in laoag, better choose the places you wanted to see, so you can plan how to get there via commute. :)

adventurousfeet said...

hehe! sana may makabasa nga! enjoy!

Anonymous said...

hi anonymous! hope its not too late but we'll be in laoag on feb 11-14, 2012. pwede ba kami makishare sa gastos kc 2pax lang din kmi (with my hubby) and it really is too much for their van tour going pagudpud.

Anonymous said...

hey. guess what? we still do not have an itinerary but we are surely going. we are arriving at laoag airport on feb 10 arnd 8pm. then we are heading to pagudpud by feb 11 arnd 3pm after visiting laoag nd vigan. do you have the same iti as ours? my number 09228775153...

adventurous feet - aus para kang facebook at twitter ha. you are becoming a bridge now. heheh.. good job!!!

Anonymous said...

hi good pm ok kaya pumunta sa vigan-laoag-pagudpud during holy week? thanks

adventurousfeet said...

make sure to book transpo/accomodation when going there during holy week. I think it is known that holiday means a lot of people. As long as you can manage staying for avacation in a crowded place then there's no problem about it:)

Anonymous said...

very helpful! Thanks for all the info. will consider all your advices here once we get there :)

Anonymous said...

hi..ask ko lang po, paano kayo pareserve sa casa teofila at cathy's homestay?
thanks.

adventurousfeet said...

we called them po

Anonymous said...

thanks for this info. planning to get there this coming may 17-20 with my husband. Working on a tight and limited budget. You have been of great help. Further may we know of other people who will also visit vigan laoag and pagudpud on the same date to share with van hire for the laoag and pagudpud tour. 0922-800-1973 for possible companions

dee said...

Hi adventurousfeet,

I believe your Day 2 itinerary is from Vigan to Pagudpud, right?

Thanks!
Dee

adventurousfeet said...

Hi there dee! yup we're from vigan, tour laoag and some part of pagudpud on the 2nd day!

Anonymous said...

Hi adventurousfeet,

We'd like to ask if you happen to have the number of kuya arnel? Is it a van for hire? Would really appreciate to hear from you. You can reach me at this email ebalmoria@gmail.com. Thanks ahead!

Guest108 said...

Ilang oras po ang ang biyahe papuntang laoag to pagudpud?, planning to get this coming june 1 to june 3. thanks a Bunch!

adventurousfeet said...

More or less 1.5 hrs po

Anonymous said...

hello, is the contact number for van tour guide still active? have a hard time contacting the number.
Thanks.

adventurousfeet said...

can you try one of these numbers? 09186890723 and 09265880666

Guest108 said...

Hi again

meron ho ba kayo other numbers ng casa teofile?

thanks in advance!

adventurousfeet said...

maganda po landline nyo tawagan :) ganun po kasi ginawa ko. di na po ba working ung landline nila?

adventurousfeet said...

can you try one of these numbers? 09186890723 and 09265880666

Guest108 said...

Not yet in service po yung sinasabi.........

adventurousfeet said...

aw. yun lang po ang alam kong number nila.. :( baka po meron sa internet pakisearch nalang po. thanks sa pagbisita. :)

Anonymous said...

hi guest108

pls try dis nos.
09174562973 / 09177990513.
we will be touring Ilocos dis coming July 4-7.
thanks adventurousfeet for dis great blog, been my guide for our IT. :)

adventurousfeet said...

thank you. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you guys will still be able to read this (coz this post has been here for forever now) but i just want to say thank you so much for your blog! Me and my girlfriend went to those places for her birthday last week and honestly without this blog as a guide we would've gotten lost! Lots of appreciation and you just got yourself another follower on top of the people you already have following you. We will surely make use of your posts on our next trips. Thanks so much and more power! ^_^x

Anonymous said...

btw, if you need some contacts for the tour you might wanna try these people:
09265880666 - Kuya Arnel Aguila - tricycle driver for Pagudpud tour
09475429998 - Kuya Nelson Aguila - tricycle driver for Pagudpud tour
09069729377 - Kuya Wawie - tricycle driver for Laoag tour
09056306231 - Kuya Jaime - nagkakalesa for Vigan tour
09214158742 - Kim/Michael - Staff in Jun and Carlo Resort in Pagudpud
09212634891 - Maricel - Staff in Jun and Carlo Resort in Pagudpud

These are people that are totally trustworthy and will make sure your trip is enjoyable and safe :)

adventurousfeet said...

wow thank you for your kind words. glad to be of help :D

Anonymous said...

I probably copy paste ko ito tips for our holly week vacation in Ilocos.
Ganda ng ITI.

Anonymous said...

Hi there :-) My friend and I are scheduled this year for tour in Ilocos and I must say that this IT is really a big help. Full packed indeed :-) Thank you very much for sharing this to us readers :-)

adventurousfeet said...

no problem. enjoy your vacation! :D

Hannah said...

I LOVE travel blogs like yours, they're insanely helpful (and makes my mental places-I-have-to-visit-before-I-die list grow even longer)! My college friends and I went to Ilocos last February over a long weekend (because profs canceled classes one Monday; talk about excellent timing!) and found your blog post REALLY helpful when we were figuring out our itinerary for the 3-day trip. It was my first time visiting Ilocos (and traveling with friends) and we had a great trip, too. Thanks so much and I'm looking forward to reading about your future travels! :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks hannah! more travel for you! :D

Anonymous said...

OMG! super cool itinerary.. thank you so much.. me and my husband were planning to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary there and this blog.. truly a blessing to us..
we will follow this one since the date will fit on your itinerary..
God bless and enjoy your trip always

john zems said...

Anyone knows the bus sched from vigan to laoag? Me & my husband will be going to laoag after our vigan tour. Is there any bus that leaves at 8:00pm? We will be going there on August.. Need your suggestion please...

Johny Marsh said...

I think you are enjoying your tour with friends in very low cost.Thanks for suggesting me about tour destinations and Full info of total fares!! Van Hire Adelaide

goldenkayumangi said...

there are buses going to laoag,partas is one.its terminal is in the city proper they have 8pm trips

cj lee said...

nice itinerary!!! =)

Anonymous said...

hi, is there a sleeper bus from vigan to manila? thanks

Anonymous said...

hi! ask ko lang kung ano reviews mo sa mga napuntahan mo? which resto has good/great food? reasonable prices? same with the hotels you checked in.

i am planning to go there this october :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks!

adventurousfeet said...

maybe you may contact florida bus liner if they do, i guess they have!

Anonymous said...

any contacts for the tour 10-15 pax po kami...
planning this oct.26-28

car rental in singapore said...

The complete itiniary of Vegan Iaoag is given in the post here.know all about it

Anonymous said...

pwede po mag.ask ng advice adventurous feet? i really like your whole itinerary.
me and my friends will be visiting vigan, laoag and pagudpud next year feb 2013. pero we have problems with our itinerary po.

FEB 16 po we'll be arriving sa manila at 6am so we decided to stay tagaytay lng muna for the whole day. then take the bus to laoag at the night.

do you think po kaya namin in 1 day and tatlong lugar(vigan, laoag, pagudpud)? because by night on Feb 17 we have to be back sa manila na (by bus pa rin).
give us suggestions nmn po on what we need to do aside from booking a flight from laoag to manila, ehhehe(where on a strict budget din po).

we are from cebu pala., thank you po.

Dahlia Lungcay said...

We offer an affordable Van Rental for Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud trip please kindly contact us at 09178473273.

adventurousfeet said...

naku may pagkatiring pala ang gagawin nyo.. honestly, parang di po kaya libutin ang vigan-laoag-pagudpud ng 1 whole day lang. you're going by bus that means you'll just commute as soon as you arrived in ilocos right? vigan is 2hrs(more or less) away from laoag, laoag is 2hrs(more or less) away from pagudpud. so that means sa byahe pa lang kakainin na ang oras nyo. :(

if you really want to go to ilocos, i guess you need to realize you'll only see a part of it. Like magvigan ka lang muna, pero dapat nakaplane ka na nga paguwi kasi di kakayanin magbus pauwi kung same day din ang flight mo. Anong oras ba flight mo pauwi sa cebu? sa next na balik mo nalang sa manila ang pagudpud and laoag(habaan mo na din ng konti para naman sulit hehe)



Anonymous said...

Feb 18, 8pm po ang flight namin going back to cebu.

Our original plan is:
Feb 16: am: Tagaytay
pm: Take bus going to laoag
Feb 17 am: laoag, vigan, pagudpud
pm: take a last trip bus going back to manila
feb 18 am : manila nlng kami
pm: go back home to cebu

ehehe,
is it possible to drop off first sa vigan from manila?
then by 12 noon we could go to laoag,
5 pm we could go to pagudpud.
and take the last trip bus going back to manila?

Anonymous said...

Hi ask ko lang kung mag rent kami ng van with starting fee na Php 2,500 (10hrs) tapos sa amin yung gas para sa tour na Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan makakamura ba kami or mapapamahal? sa Laoag kami manggagaling. thnx

Lara Monique Asis said...

Inactive na po yung numbe ni Kuya Arnel. Meron pa po ba kayong ibang number nia?

Anonymous said...

nice IT.. gawin ko pong guide for our IT. Thanks

Kyle said...

i will be in ilocos on Nov 15-18, 2012. Backpacking. wanna join?

Karla said...

Thank you talaga for this itinerary and budget report. Ang dami na palang pwedeng magawa in 3 days. :D Perfect talaga sya especially since nasa training pa lang ngayon at mahirap umabsent ng matagal. Time to save up na, hehe :)

adventurousfeet said...

hi lara, i think sa part 5 ng post ko may nagcomment ng updated cp number of kuya arnel. maybe you can check thanks

adventurousfeet said...

thanks :) enjoy

adventurousfeet said...

korek! pag ganyan hirap magleave. kaya i usually plan my trips kasi limited time since may work din ako :)

adventurousfeet said...

hope someone will join you :)

Anonymous said...

Hello adventurousfeet. Super like ko IT nyo, big help for us because we are planning to have our Ilocos tour this Nov.13-17, 2012. we are 4 in a group. i would like to ask if is it really necessary to secure a bus ticket reservation heading to vigan and what bus would you recommend to us?

Anonymous said...

Hello po kuya i am very interested in your post super help sya for my plan to tour around vigan, laoag & pagudpod... ano ba ang best? yung may agency ka o yung sa sarili mo lang talaga na way? we are 4 people with 1 toddler 2years old. we are hoping to save more at the same time hindi sya gaanong hassle din.. thank u so much! appreciated sa reply mo po...BabyG

adventurousfeet said...

Hi,

Sorry i missed this comment. Anyway, I heard Partas bus directly talaga sa Vigan City. We took the Florida Bus because of the sleeper bus. It dropped us at Bantay Church, trike away from Vigan City proper.

adventurousfeet said...

To save more I guess you need to do it yourself. Kung ayaw mo naman ng hassle and you want everything to run smoothly, of course you hire a travel tour agency for your trip. I guess kung ayaw mo mapamahal, plan your IT well & booked your accomodation agad. Nasa inyo po kasi kung ok lang sa inyo magtour nang naka van (may budget dapat) or naka trike.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll surely take note of the items here. Will be up north on January and I want it to be perfect as the trip will be a gift for my parents. :)

mockie relatado said...

hi, tnx for a wonderful IT,I'd like to ask your permission so I can copy your IT and make it our guide for our planned trip... and if it's ok with you hingi na din sana ako number ng van na ni-hire nyo? tnx

adventurousfeet said...

if you want to use this it for your trip, that's fine. I just had problem before with copying my IT and putting in their own website. Please check some comments on part5 someone posted an updated number of arnel aguila there :)

adventurousfeet said...

glad to be of help. enjoy! :)

bus to kl said...

The complete itinerary of Vigan Loag is given here. Great information

Anonymous said...

ganda ng IT nio po, we're planning to go there nxt yr..thanks for the info..how much po ngastos nio per head?

Anonymous said...


Hi, me and my boyfriend are planning to go to Ilocos this January 24 to 28, 2013 for our 2nd Anniversary. I hope you don't mind if we use your itinerary. It's so nice kasi, I have a lot of friends who already went to Ilocos pero mas complete yung sayo. Actually, yung Vigan parang ok ok na, pinag aaralan ko pa yung Laoag kung kakayanin ba namin even without renting a car, kung kayang naming icommute. Pero sa Pagudpud sure na kaming mag rerent ng trike baka si kuya Arnel pa nga. hehe.

Just want to say thank you so much for your valuable blog.

Online Hotel Reservation said...

A very great package. Thanks for sharing the details here

Anonymous said...

we're planning to avail your 3days n 2nights trip to pagudpud n vigan ..is there a trip on march 21 to 21 22 23 n 24 2013 how much? 2 adults n 11 yr old.. thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Adventurousfeet! Your site is so informative and helpful. Thanks for the great tips! Do you happen to have Kuya Arnel's contact #? I wanted to hire on our stay. Thank you so much!

adventurousfeet said...

hi ill check and get back to you I think someone posted a commend from part 5 i think for kuya arnel's updated number :)

Anonymous said...

Great! This will be our first time to visit Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud and I'm so excited! Your site is so awesome! Thanks a bunch! :-)

Does it really only take 6 hrs to travel to Vigan from Manila?

adventurousfeet said...

someone comment on part5 of this blog

AnonymousJune 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM
heres kuya arnels new number...09265880666/09222035679. just recently visited pagudpud and he was our guide. nice guy! ...sue of bulacan

adventurousfeet said...

we took a nonstop aircon bus via florida (may cr sa loob ng bus), kaya 4am nandun na kami kahit ako nagulat din :)

rregy14 said...

hello.kagagaling lang namin sa vigan-laoag-pagudpud trip.nauwi kami last monday. i so love ilocos. vigan was awesome.other places like hidden garden, baluarte, etc. was spectacular.laoag was also cool. but bangui windmill was the best. sinunod namin lahat ng places ng sa iterinary mo...dto na kami nag base kasi mga firstimer kami(firtimer dn sa manila).hehe.napuntahan namin lahat except sa burgos musuem kasi under renovation. pati ang sa marcos museum.under renovation dn kasi mag pipyesta by sunday.eh saturday kami pumunta dun sa museum.. :( but at least weve been there..marcos mosoleum was scary.hindi ko kinayanan yung awra sa loob.sumakit talaga ulo ko dun.... we met also kuya arnel and his brother (driver) kuya nelson. they were so nice with us.and of course ate cathy.hehehe.nakalibre kami ng breakfast.apat lang kasi naman kami....
ang wla lng sa iterinary mo ay yung juan luna house/museum at ang "walang hanggan" shooting place. hehehe..
pangit lng ung bus na nasakyan namin.i was expecting na katulad sa inyo na may banyo at ung around 45 degrees ang upuan. florida bus ang na buk namin sa may cubao...pero ok na rin. nakamura dn naman. 660 each.

and oh, the kabigan falls was so cold.like 0 degrees na ata yun.lol.exagge....

thank you sa iyong blog.matagan na naming magbabarkada gusto pumunta talaga dito..kala namin ay yung calle crisologo lang ang mayroon dun.hehehe..marami pala.buti nlng at na search ko tong blog na to.again thank you..i was not able to read the other spots na napuntahan nyo.for sure, kukuha dn ako ng mga tips doon.ok ba?..hehehe

next destination namin ay BAGUIO.weeeeee..

tnx again


-rregy from cebu :)

rregy14 said...

hindi na nga pala pinapapasok dun mismo sa kapurpurawan rock formation. pinagbawal na kasi dahil sa ung may vandal..sayang..sa likod lng kami nag picture2x.hehe. pati na rin sa cape bojeador lighthouse.d na rin pwd aakyat sa taas..sayang na sayang..tsk3x

adventurousfeet said...

Hi rregy thanks for the comment. I highly appreciate it, thanks for sharing your trip for everyone to see! I had to skip juan luna museum, limited lang kasi time namin specially kung napapatagal kami sa 1 spot. Wala pa din yata yung Walang Hanggan noon, 2011 ko pang trip ito eh hehe! San nga ba yun? Balikan ko next time :) On my 2nd visit bawal na nga talaga umakyat sa lighthouse, too bad to hear about kapurpurawan, favorite place ko pa naman yun.

rregy14 said...

oo nga pala.2011 pa pala tong outing nyo.heheh..ang "walang hanggang shooting" ay yung bundok sa tapat ng timmangtang rock...maganda dun ang viewin dun..

para sa gusto pumunta ng vigan,para sa readers ng blog na to, casa teofila lodge would be better kung nagtitipid kayo.pero ok dn naman ang place. P1100 for 3 person.additional mattress is 175. apat kami so bale P1275 lang nabayaran namin. kay ate cathy's homestay naman. 1500 ang good for 4.advice ko lng, kung apeke kayo sa time, ang ginawa namin pagdating namin sa kay ate cathy mga 6pm check in, mga 8pm-9.30 na kami naliligo.night swimming nlng para kinabukasan ay d na apeke sa orasa.sight seeing nalng sa dagat kinaumagahan.too bad d namin naabutan ang sunset as suggested ni kuya arnel na maganda ang sunset dun sa saud beach resort (kina ate cathy's homestay). tapos nag pack na kami. nag check out na kaagad kami bandang 8am, d na kami bumalik pa ng cathys homestay pra d sayang ang oras.dredretso na kami....inuna namin ung madali lang mapuntahan.ang huling 3 napuntahan namin ay ang blue lagoon.ligo...tapos d na kami nagpalit ng damit kasi nxt spot nami ay ung kabigan falls....may cr dun na pwd kang magbanlaw/maligo pagkatapos namin sa falls. kaya dredretso na kaming windmill pagkatapos..maaga kami dun..mga 4.30 ata yun..maganda kung mag stay kayo dun ng matagal..deserving talaga ihuli ang windmill.da best...hehehe

sorry adventurous feet.haba ng comment ko.hehe.tnx

adventurousfeet said...

okay lang natutuwa nga ko sa mga comments nyo eh. sarap din magreminisce ng trip no? Love ko ang pagudpud kasi mababait mga tao plus sobrang nature trip talaga nakakarelax. kami naman after falls wala nang banlaw banlaw diretso uwi na habang naglalakad natutuyo naman mga suot namin :) wala din akong naabutang sunset noon makulimlim kasi palagi.

rregy14 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
rregy14 said...

have you been to mayon volcano(Legazpi Albay)?..any iterinary?

Anonymous said...

Hello Adventurous Feet,

I have been eyeing this blog post for months already because i have always wanted to go to ilocos esp vigan. But I would very much appreciate your advice. Here's the thing. I'm a mom who will be traveling with my preschool son for the very first time with just the two of us and from cebu using your itinerary. Would you recommend the tour for us? I really want to experience the kind of freedom and sense of responsibility that this trip would give me, not to mention the bonding experience with my son through adventure. BUT BUT BUT I have TWO concerns: first is SAFETY and second are PARANORMAL ENCOUNTERS. For the former, I think it's safe but I could really use some specific tips for a woman who is navigating a new place on her own while keeping her eyes on her child at all times while enjoying the trip(talk about multitasking). For the latter, yah I really can't afford to faint and pass out on my son in a place where we don't know anyone just because of a multo. I know it sounds silly but yeah. LOL :-)

I hope to hear from you. Thank you and keep up the sharing of your wonderful experiences! You are an inspiration to those who love to travel!

adventurousfeet said...

Ilocos is a safe place indeed.. you're right you need to multitask with your child around. As for the paranormal, if you have a third eye maybe you could avoid staying in old houses in vigan. Just stay in a normal typical hotel/hostel.

i think your child would enjoy baluarte because of the animals.

enjoy your future trip :)
let me know your story after :)

thank you for your kind words :)

Lee Arojado said...

hi im lee. me and my friends are planning to go to Ilocos this holy week. and i've been eyeing your itin since we decided to go. and its soooooooo helpful. super tnx :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Adventurousfeet, we're planning to spend our christmas vacation in Vigan, saw your IT and it's very helpful to us first timers. Wanna ask one thing what kind of vehicle Kuya Arnel is driving?

adventurousfeet said...

hi the van is posted on part 10.. im not sure the type of van, maybe you can ask him nalang po :)

Mai said...

Hi, it's a good thing that i saw ur blogs.. i just want to know kung saan kayo nag-hire ng car? my bf and i plan to go there sa june. thanks in advance :)

Aby Maninang said...

Hi. i enjoyed your blog so much. Me and my hubby are planning to celebrate our 1st anniv this way like what your barkada did. i was wondering if the van you rented can tour the whole place. i would love to hear from you again. we are planning to go on May 22, is it okay? i mean considering the weather?:-) thanks in advance!

emily u. said...

a super detailed blog...a great help... thanks! if you don't mind, i'd like to have your itinerary printed to serve as a guide for our upcoming trip to laoag this coming june...looking forward to reading your other blogs...i'll surely recommend this... thanks again!

adventurousfeet said...

hi abby thank you for reading my blog. of course the van can tour ilocos you can just follow our it or if you have your own places of preferences, that will do. I wish I know the weather on that day but I don't. Anything can happen so just go for it! Happy anniv and enjoy! sorry for my late response, kinda busy these days lang po :)

adventurousfeet said...

he used to be my guide in pagudpud using his trike.

adventurousfeet said...

sure go ahead! enjoy your trip, please like or share my blog too :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! This blog had been very helpful during our trip this May. We followed your itinerary exactly as it is. Plus we got a hassle-free tour due to our tour guide/driver. I strongly suggest to secure your own transpo in Laoag and Pagudpud. The tourist spots were quite distant from each other. To those who's interested in hiring a van, just beep Kuya Macco (09182676922) and you'll never get lost in Ilocos. He's one of the best drivers in town.

Anonymous said...

Contact Arnel Daquioag at 0905-3797499. Package includes car, driver/guide, as well as airport pick-up and drop-off. Good conversant, flexible and trustworthy.

Anonymous said...

Malaking abala po yung "like," "tweet," at "+1" na nag papop-up sa left side. Pero salamat po sa very informative na website!

gwen said...

thanks for this

Q10 said...

Nice organized itinerary! We may implement some of this in our tour package :)

Great post

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails