Philippine history & heritage odyssey at Villa Escudero
Chance to ride water buffalo-drawn cart in a rural setting
Exhibit of ancient & modern artefacts at a historical museum
Dining experience in cooling ambiance alongside waterfalls
Opportunity to learn local way of life via cultural shows
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour of Villa Escudero
Lunch and bottled water
Roundtrip transport to and from your Manila hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Know Before You Book
Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Manila hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Put some distance between you and Manila and tour the beautiful Villa Escudero Plantations—a coconut plantation in the countryside where it's possible to immerse yourself in Filipino culture. Ride a cart drawn by a water buffalo, listen to live music, and eat lunch beneath Labasin Dam.
Get picked up from your hotel in Manila and drive to Villa Escudero, a charmingly rustic coconut plantation located in the midst of gorgeous countryside. Learn how 4 generations of the same family continue to live together to make everything run smoothly. Ride in a cart drawn by a carabao—water buffalo—to the museum, where you can peruse a collection of historic, religious, pre-Hispanic, and WWII artefacts.
Travel to the basin of the Labasin Dam, a peaceful setting, where tables have been set up in the midst of a flowing stream. Eat lunch as the water flows between your toes. Enjoy a refreshingly cool swim in nearby pools along with a unique cultural performance before you head back to your hotel in Manila.