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Baguio

Baguio

Situated amidst the mountainous region of the Cordillera, 1,400 meters above the sea, 250 km. north of Manila, Baguio City is one of the few places in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate. On the average, Baguio is at least eight degrees cooler than any place in the lowlands. Not surprisingly, Baguio has become the "summer capital" of the country. It is gifted with a variety of cultural, historical, and scenic attractions which make it an important and interesting destination.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Session Road - If you only have a day to spend in Baguio, start your tour with a walk down Session Road. The city's commercial artery, Session Road showcases curio shops and fashion boutiques. It also features an interesting array of culinary delights. Restaurant specializing in Chinese, Italian, American, Japanese, and Mongolian can be readily found along Session Road.

Burnham Park - Situated at the heart of the city, Burnham is the traditional venue of the city's numerous festivities. Its man-made lagoon is the site of many boating excursions.

Mines View Park - Over the years, the Park has been transformed into a shopping showcase of sorts. It is here where one can have a breathtaking view of the Cordillera and the gold mines of Benguet.

Camp John Hay - Formerly the R & R Center of the United States Armed Force personnel in the Philippines. This privately-managed club features hotel type rooms, food outlets, an 18-hole golf course, six tennis courts, a six-lane bowling center, basketball and volleyball courts, a heated swimming pool, plus a lot more.

Baguio Cathedral and other Religious Land Marks - Rising above the city skyline are the pinkish hues of the Baguio Cathedral. There is also the Bell Temple, north of the city; the Maryhurst Seminary with its brilliant gardens; and the Lourdes Grotto with its 252 steps to heaven.

Other Points of Interest - Philippine Military Academy, the Mansion, Wright Park, Tam-awan Village, and Baguio Botanical Garden. Events like the Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga and the Annual Fil-Am Golf Tournament are also worth considering.

HOW TO GET THERE

From Manila, visitors can take a 50-minute flight of Asian Spirit landing in Baguio Airport. Visitors can also take the six-hour bus ride through Kennon Road, Marcos Highway or Naguilian Road.

WHERE TO STAY

INCLUSIONS FOR BAGUIO PACKAGE:

* 3D/2N aircon accommodation
* Two(2) breakfast
* Roundtrip private van transfer (Manila-Baguio-Manila)
* Permits and entrance fees
* Service of a driver-guide
* Tours as specified on Tour Highlights
* Use of hotel's non-rental facilities
* Government taxes and service charges
* Subject to change without prior notice

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Half-day tour to La Trinidad Strawberry farm and Souvenir Shopping, Silver Crafts, Flowers, Strawberries, Ornamental & Herbal plants. Whole day tour to Burnham Park, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, PMA, Mines View Park and Lourdes Grotto.

LIST OF HOTELS

Baguio Palace Hotel
Concorde Hotel
Golden Pine
Igorot Hotel
Manor
Summer Place
Zion Hotel

Source: www.philtours.com

 

BAGUIO COLONIAL HILL STATION

BAGUIO COLONIAL HILL STATION TOUR
(FOR FREE & INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS)

Designed to be a colonial hill station for early American soldiers and settlers alike at the turn of the century because of its invigorating cool climate, Baguio City, the Philippine Summer Capital is a vibrant city of beautiful parks, man-made lagoon, historical buildings and markers, some of which are already enjoying centenary existence and operations, that served as silent witness to the Pines City`s metamorphosis from a wide grazing land into a bustling city of commerce and industry and a premier tourist destination north of Manila that it is today.

POINTS OF INTERESTS

BAGUIO CITY HALL
An imposing building at the western side of the city, this old building serves as the seat of the City Government of Baguio City. Old as it is, this historical building had been a witness to the city`s rise from a wide horses grazing land into a bustling city of today.

BURNHAM PARK
Named after one of the original planners for the city of Baguio, Landscaped architect Daniel H. Burnham, Burnham Park is a Centrally located park at the heart of the city where various recreational activities if featured such as biking, boating and skating. Promenading around its man-made lake is also a favorite past time among its visitors.

SESSION ROAD
The main road of the city, it is one of the pioneer main vehicular artery of the city which now comprises the main business district of this mountain resort. At the foot of Session Road across the ever popular Baguio City Public Market is the Malcolm Square dedicated to the memory of George Malcolm, one of the founding fathers of Baguio City. Atop Session Road on the left side is the very historical Baguio Cathedral while on the right side is the Luneta Hill now occupied by a big modern shopping mall where the old Pines Hotel , an illustrious landmark of Baguio City used to stand.

TEACHERS CAMP
A favorite conference, workshop and convention venue for several government and non- government organizations, Teachers Camp is truly a perfect place for both live-in and live-out seminars not only for teachers but to all guests who would like to avail of its various facilities such as convention venues and accommodation cottages and dormitories.

WRIGHT PARK
A reserve park for towering Benguet Pine Trees, this park also features horse back riding.

THE MANSION
Built at the turn of the century primarily for the American Governor Generals of the Philippines during the American regime, and now the summer residence of the Philippine Presidents, the mansion prides itself of a palatial guest house and an ornate gate patterned after the Buckingham Palace Gate of England.

BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB
Built in 1905, the Baguio Country Club was built primarily for the exclusive use of American and British forces. A beautiful place for promenaders and golf enthusiast alike, the Baguio Country Club features an 18 hole, 4,156 yards (par 61) Baguio Country Club Golf Course that offers scenic views, undulating fairways and short par 4s.

CAMP JOHN HAY
A former rest and recreation base of American Serviceman in the Philippines and the Far East, this facility is now a beautiful mountain resort. It features several gardens and sights including a butterfly sanctuary. It is also home to the American Ambassador’s residence in the Philippines, a highly historical structure being the venue where the formal surrender papers of Gen. Tomuyuki Yamashita to the Allied Forces was signed.
It also features an 18 hole, 5,428 yards (par 68) golf course, the annual site of the Men`s Fil-Am International Golf Tournament.

PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY (PMA)
The premier military academy in the country patterned after the West Point Academy of the USA. Created by the Philippine Commission’s Act No. 175, the school was first located in Sta. Lucia Barracks in Manila. Later on, it was relocated to Baguio City on the site known as Constabulary Hill later renamed Camp Henry T. Allen, in honor of the first chief on the Philippine Constabulary. In 1936, due to increased population, the Academy was transferred to the Teachers Camp. It was in 1950 when the Academy finally find its permanent home at the Fort del Pilar, Loakan, Baguio City.

KENNON ROAD AND THE KENNON ROAD VIEWPOINT
Named after Col. Lyman W. Kennon who was the final builder of the famous Benguet road, Kennon Road is the shortest and most scenic highway linking Baguio and lowlands. The Lion’s head can be found along the way.

BAGUIO CITY MARKET
For those who are insatiably searching for various souvenirs and native delicacies, the Baguio City Market is a must for you. Best buys include woodcarvings, silver filigrees and jewelries, handwoven items and various fruit jams and local berries.

BRENT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Named after the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Philippines, Bishop Charles Henry Brent, the Brent International School was primarily built in 1909 for the children of American and European residents in the Philippines. Today, the Brent International School is now considered as the First International School in the Philipines.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM – CAR
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No. 074-442-709-14
Telefax No. 074-442-88-48
E-Mail Address: dotcar@pldtdsl.net

MR. BENNY ALHAMBRA
Baguio City Tourism Officer
Baguio Convention Center
Baguio City
Telefax Nos. (074) 442-10-06
(074) 442-10-07
Website: www.Baguio.gov.ph

BAGUIO TOURISM COUNCIL
Tourist Information Center
Burnham Park, Baguio City
Tel. No. (074) 446-34-34

 

WELLNESS AND SPA TOUR

WELLNESS AND SPA TOUR
(FOR FREE & INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS)

At 5,000 feet above sea level, Baguio with its refreshingly cool climate is an ideal destination to rejuvenate your mind and body to the fullest. A soothing hideaway to escape the tropical heat of the lowlands, Baguio City and its suburbs is undoubtedly a health buff`s haven and a perfect venue for physical and mental rehabilitation and rejuvenation. An acknowledge city of cool misty mornings and foggy afternoons, its healthy environs is specifically designed to ease and relax some tired muscles as it refreshingly restore your personal balance and harmony.

POINTS OF INTERESTS

· BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB SPA AND FITNESS GYM
· CAMP JOHN HAY MANOR HOTEL SPA
· NORTH HAVEN SPA
#21 Avelino St., Baguio City
Tel. # 300-50-22

SERVICES OFFERED:
o GIS-GIS-TO – Traditional “Head Massage” of the Mt. Province
o HILOT
o AROMATIC MASSAGE
o QUINTESSIAL SPA MASSAGE
o FACIAL AROMATIC MASSAGE

· WE DO FACIAL CENTER
4th Floor, Porta Vaga Commercial Center
Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No. (074) 304-18-76
(074) 446-94-98

SERVICES OFFERED:
* DAGDAGAY – An authentic Cordillera tribal massage introduced and
developed by the Applai tribe of Mt. Province.
* HILOT – An ancient Filipino traditional healing method, hilot is a form of
a therapeutic massage or physical manipulation that touches veins, areteries, bones and muscles. It is used to relieve pain,
fever, sprain, immobility, arthritis and other body and muscleaches.

· RIVERVIEW WATER PARK – Asin, Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet

· PALM GROVE RESORT – Asin, Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM – CAR
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No. 074-442-70-14
Telefax No. 074- 442-88-48
E-Mail Address: dotcar@pldtdsl.net

BAGUIO CITY TOURISM OFFICE
Baguio Convention Center
Baguio City
Telefax Nos. (074) 442-10-06
(074) 442-10-07
Tel. No. (074) 446-57-93
Website: www.Baguio.gov.ph

MISSIONARIES TOUR

Wholly dedicated to charity, some religious institutions run by religious missionaries and nuns have shops and product outlets that offers to visitors some of the most delectable mountain products and other indigenous handcrafted items to its wide variety of patrons to support able but needy students and indigent families in the city and region. This tour brings you to some of these institutions for possible patronage.

POINTS OF INTERESTS

· BAGUIO CITY CATHEDRAL
· PINK SISTERS CONVENT
· LIKAS YAMAN FOOD OUTLET, LITTLE FLOWER CONVENT
· NARDA`S HANDICRAFTS
· EASTER WEAVING ROOM


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM – CAR
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No. 074-442-70-14
Telefax No. 074-442-88-48

 

MOUNTAIN CITY AND FARM

MOUNTAIN CITY AND FARM
TOUR
(FOR FREE & INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS)

Nestled in the Gran Cordillera Ranges, Baguio City at 1,500 meters above sea level is the country`s highest city. An idyllic city of great historical value and nippy climate, this pine-scented cool city is indeed a “dream come true” for a picture perfect holiday. As it beacons everyone to experience the pure fun of exploring its innate charms, it also offers the unforgettable experience of feeling the freshness of a tropical oasis amidst the backdrop splendor of sub-temperate farms of fresh fruits and upland vegetables. La Trinidad Valley in Benguet Province, the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines”, normally offers its sweet strawberries during the dry months of December to March.

POINTS OF INTERESTS

CAMP JOHN HAY
A former rest and recreation center for American military and civilian personnel, Camp John Hay is now a fabulous mountain resort which boasts of finely manicured gardens and parks, recreational centers, a beautiful hotel and a world class par 68 golf course.

BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB
A private club open only to members and guests, this estate, the only century-old club in Baguio City, has a unique rolling golf course, a beautiful and comfortable club house, guest rooms and cottages. It features a recreation hall with bowling alleys, library, spa, fitness gym, gift shop, pavillion and a swimming pool.

PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY
Patterned after the United States West Point Academy, the Philippine Military Academy is the country`s premier military academy. It is the training ground for future officers and men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. A leisurely 20-minute drive away from downtown Baguio City, the academy is set on hilly areas of lush greenery and spectacular parks.

THE MANSION
Purposely built as the summer residence of American Governor Generals in the Philippines during the American occupation, the Mansion has wide spaces planted with flowers and trees, a palatial main building, a guest house and an ornate gate said to be a replica of the gate of the Buckingham Palace in England. Aside from serving now as a summer and retreat house for the Philippine President, the mansion is also home to several international conferences.

LA TRINIDAD STRAWBERRY AND VEGETABLE FARMS
(La Trinidad, Benguet)

Visit the famous farms of this major strawberry and vegetable producing area and experience the romance and the endless thrills of an on-site strawberry picking activity.

BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY FARMS AND FOOD PROCESSING CENTER
(La Trinidad, Benguet)

Witness the actual preparation and cooking of famous strawberry based products such as strawberry jams, preserves, candies and tarts as well as other fruit jams, peanut brittles and various fruit preserves at the school`s food processing center.

LA TRINIDAD VEGETABLE TRADING POST
(La Trinidad, Benguet)

A trading facility for fresh vegetables and other farm products coming from the different municipalities of Benguet province and its suburbs, the La Trinidad Trading Post serves as a premier trading post for vegetable-traders and bargain seeking visitors.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM – CAR
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No. 074-442-70-14
Telefax No. 074-442-88-48
E-Mail Address: dotcar@pldtdsl.net

MS. CLAIRE PRUDENCIO
Benguet Provincial Tourism Officer
Benguet Provincial Capitol
La Trinidad, Benguet
Telefax No. (074) 422-11-16

MR. ERIC PANGILINAN
Baguio Convention & Visitors` Bureau (BCVB)
Tourist Information Center
Victory Liner Passengers Center
PNR Compound Utility Road
Baguio City
Tel. No. 074-442-40-88
E-Mail: BCVB@pldtdsl.net
Website: www.visitbaguiocity.com

MR. BENNY ALHAMBRA
Baguio City Tourism Officer
Baguio Convention Center
Baguio City
Telefax Nos. (074) 442-10-06
(074) 442-10-07
Tel. No. (074) 446-57-93
Website: www.Baguio.gov.ph

BAGUIO TOURISM COUNCIL
Tourist Information Center
Burnham Park, Baguio City
Tel. No. (074) 446-34-34

 

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