Ausflüge in Ilocos: Baguio was first developed by the Americans as their ‘rest and recreation’ city in the 1900s. Because of its scenic location and healthy climate, it has long since become the country’s ‘Summer Capital’. A tour of this city showcases many of its parks and gardens, and pleasant hiking trails.
It brings you to Camp John Hay, a former U. S. military recreation camp which also features a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the Mansion House which is the summer residence of the President of the Philippines, and Mines View Park where you can enjoy a fine view of the surrounding hills. Visit the Baguio Museum which has a fine display of minority group artefacts from the Cordilleras, and Ibay’s Silver Craft, where an array of finely crafted items made out of silver are on display.
Roll on towards the city proper, catch a glimpse of the Baguio Cathedral that sits atop Mount of Mary Hill, and go past Burnham Park which has an orchidarium, a boating lake, a parade ground, and several kiosks and restaurants.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Three hours.