Bangui from KapurpurawanA land of industrious and hardworking people, situated between the mountains and the sea – that is what Ilocandia is known to many. The Southern half boasts of Sta. Maria Church – a UNESCO world heritage site – and the renowned city of Vigan and its nostalgic Calle Crisologo.


The Northern half is associated with the late former President Ferdinand Marcos, being the region of his roots. Aside from the active city of Laoag, Ilocos Norte boasts of desert-like sand dunes, the naturally carved Kapurpurawan rock formations, the Bangui windmills which resemble gigantic fans, ancient shrines of Paoay and Bacarra, the monumental lighthouse of Cape Bojeador, and the crystal clear beaches of Pagudpud often labelled as the “Boracay of the North.”

Bantay bell tower

Culture junkies will get a kick out of making earthen bugnay jars and reliving the past through museum tours. Definitely on the list is the sampling of local cuisine. Drive hunger away with the famous Ilocos empanada (taste the difference between Batac and Vigan’s); warm the body and soul with piping hot miki noodles and sinanglao; let your mind be blown by dinardaraan, a unique Ilocano rendition of the traditional dinuguan; and finally, give up paradise for a sinful bite of thunderously crunchy bagnet.

Batac empanada

Join us explore the land of the thriftiest folk in the archipelago and discover how they are immersed in a decadent culture, heritage and history.

You may book your slots here or email us at


Ilocos Sur

  • Sta. Maria Church
  • Vigan City
  • Calle Crisologo
  • Crisologo Museum
  • Burgos Museum
  • Bugnay jar demonstration
  • Bantay bell tower

Ilocos Norte

  • Laoag City
  • Sinking bell tower
  • Malacanang of the North
  • Marcos museum
  • Cape Bojeador lighthouse
  • Bacarra Church
  • Kapurpurawan rock formations
  • Sand dunes
  • Paoay Church
  • Pagudpud

Duration: 3 days/2 nights

Price: Php7,800.00/head

Package inclusions: Round trip transpo via chartered van, hotel accommodations, 2 breakfasts, food tasting, pottery demonstration, entrance and donation fees, personalized ID, Culture Shock PH guide


*itinerary might vary slightly per trip, depending on weather conditions or availability of certain stops/destinations on a given date

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  1. Jean Orsolino

     /  August 6, 2013

    I booked for the tour this coming aug 9-11. I forgot to write the bank account number and name. I will be making the deposit tomorrow. Please email your reply at Thanks.


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