What To Expect
Prepare for sumptuous treats as you spend the whole day exploring the famous Kapampangan cuisine and Pampanga's rich cultural heritage.
Discover two of the heritage churches of Pampanga. The Betis Church, a baroque inspired church that is declared as National Cultural Treasure for its impressive paintings on the ceiling, similar to the rendition of Renaissance painters. Built in 1576, a visit to San Guillermo Church will be a fascinating experience where you will enter a half buried church due to the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. The sunken church has also become popular as it was used as a set location for the famous local TV program of ABS-CBN's "May Bukas Pa".
Have a Factory Tour of Betis Crafts, the biggest exporter of "And So To Bed" in London where 90% of their furniture comes from this artistic side of town. These are the beds preferred by the Beatles, Boy George and other celebrities. Guess what? They are the same bed maker of the luxurious Abu Dhabi hotel room in the movie, "Sex and the City!"
Unwind for lunch as you savor an authentic local cuisine right at Abe's Farm, a rustic Filipino house made of indigenous materials nestled at the foot of Mt. Arayat. Visit the Center for Kapampangan Studies, a remarkable museum that provides the rich history of Pampanga.
Delight in a unique "pasalubong" of Pampanga delicacies right at Susie's Cuisine before heading back to Manila.
07:00 Departure from the Hotel
08:30 Kapampangan breakfast
09:15 Depart for Betis Crafts,Inc.
10:15 Arrival at San Guillermo Parish Church (Sunken Church)
10:45 Depart for Betis Church - "Sistine Chapel of the Philippines"
11:00 Arrival at Betis Church
11:30 Depart for Kapampangan Lunch
12:00 Kapampangan Lunch
13:00 Depart for Center for Kapampangan Studies
13:30 Museum Tour and Audio Visual Presentation of History of Pampanga
14:30 Depart for Food Tasting & Pasalubong stop
15:00 Arrival at Susie's Cuisine
16:30 Depart for Manila
18:00 Estimated time of arrival in Manila
Jeepney ride experience
Hotel pick up and drop off from/outside* Makati and Manila City hotels
English speaking guide
Sightseeing Tour of Pampanga
A la Carte Lunch at Abe's Farm
Snacks at Susie's
Tips and gratuities
Casual wear such as jeans, shorts and shirt is recommended.
Be sure to wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes or sandals.
Bring enough local currency. Not all establishments have credit card facilities.
This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants.
10 days prior to departure / no show - no refund
11 to 15 days prior to departure - 20% cancellation fee
16 to 20 days prior to departure - 15% cancellation fee
21 to 30 days prior to departure - 10% cancellation fee
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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