Today, you will head to Baguio with a short stop at Bacolor. Bacolor town is among hundreds of towns and villages, which have been devastated by Mt. Pinatubo's eruption in June 1993. Proceed to Baguio (about 4 hours' drive), the summer capital of the Philippines, and the gateway to the Cordillera, 1,500 km high up in the Cordillera Mountains.
Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio in the morning. You’ll then head to your first stop, the Baguio Botanical Garden. Here you can relax amidst all the flowers and pine trees. After taking pictures with your lush surroundings, your guide will take you to the Mansion, the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines.
Your next stop is Mines View Park. Just as its name suggests, there is a deck in the park that overlooks the abandoned gold and copper mines of Benguet. You’ll also see a beautiful view of the Cordillera Mountain Range. Baguio is also known for its silver handicrafts, and you’ll have the chance to buy some silver souvenirs when you drop by Ibay’s Silver Shop. After shopping, you’ll head to the Baguio Museum, where you will learn more about the history and culture of Baguio through artifacts, dioramas, and other exhibits.
Afterward, you’ll visit Burnham Park. This tourist attraction is home to a man-made lake and gardens. If the weather permits, you’ll have lunch here. After lunch, your next stop is the Tam-Awan Village, an artist village that showcases Cordillera culture and craftsmanship. You’ll learn more about the local culture at the Easter Weaving Room. Feel free to buy handwoven items at the shop.
Your last two stops are Diplomat Heritage Hotel and the Kennon Road View Deck. The hotel is an abandoned structure atop Dominican Hill that the National Museum of the Philippines has declared an important cultural landmark. In Kennon Road View Deck, you’ll see a spectacular view of Baguio City and the mountains.
After the tour, your guide will bring you back to your accommodation in Baguio City so you can rest.