Spend the morning sightseeing in Intramuros, the oldest district in Manila. Visit Fort Santiago, the former headquarters of the Spanish government and captive place for prisoners of war, including Philippine's national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Proceed to Manila Cathedal, Casa Manila (a replica of a 17th century house), and San Agustin Church and its museum. If time permits, pay a short visit to Rizal Park and drive through the grounds to see structures made by Imelda Marcos. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to fly to Laoag, where you can try some typical Ilocano cuisine for dinner. Transfer to the hotel to check in. Overnight in Laoag.
Overnight in Java Hotel, Laoag
Meal plan: Breakfast
Known as the 'Sunshine City' or 'City of Lights', Laoag declares its position within Filipino cultural heritage as poignantly as the strikes heard from the sinking tower. There are many beaches near to it such as the Paoay Sand Dunes. The fusion of Japanese and Spanish colonial influences can be felt throughout the city.
Intramuros is the oldest district and historic centre of Manila. Originally founded in 1571, the city had been invaded many times over the years by Chinese pirates, Japanese, American and British forces. At its peak, Intramuros instilled fear into Spain's enemies and was the only city of its kind in Asia. It survived until WWII, where it was destroyed by US bombs during the Battle of Manila.