Ilocos Norte Itinerary - 2D/1N DIY Tour

In 2 days and 1 night, I was able to tour around Pagudpud, Laog, Batac and Paoay in a do-it-yourself (DIY) manner. Instead of booking a direct flight from Manila to Laoag, i took the long bus commute from Clark (piso fare Cebu-Clark) to Laoag and then transfer bus going to Pagudpud. Total travel time from Clark to Pagudpud was approximately 10 hours. It was already 6 in the morning when i arrived in Saud. There are plenty of homestay you can choose from around Saud but at that time it was only Henry's Homestay open at that hour. After checking in, i contacted Kuya Nelson (contact number: 09475429998) and started the tour as early as 8 in the morning so that i could cover the north and southbound destinations in one day. Places I visited for northbound includes Kabigan Falls, Patapat Viaduct, Paraiso ni Anton, Blue Lagoon, Timangtang Rock, Bantay Abot Cave and Dos Hermanos. Southbound includes the famous Bangui Windmills, Kapurpurawan Rock, and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. On my second day, i spent half of the day visiting Sarrat Church, and the Paoay Church. I also visited Paoay Lake after learning about its legend. Here is my detailed 2D/1N Ilocos Norte itinerary: Day 0:
  • 6:20 - Arrival in Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) 
  • 6: 30 -Airport shuttle ride to Dau Terminal - 50 pesos 
  • 7:00 - Arrival in Dau Terminal and buy foods (water, crackers and candies)- 100 pesos 
  • 7:05 - Ride Partas bus bound for Laoag - 540 pesos 
  • 8:00 - Bus stop and took dinner - 85 pesos 
Day 01:
  • 4:10 - Arrival in Laoag 
  • 4:30 - Transfer bus bound for Pagudpud - 100 pesos 
  • 6:00 - Arrival in Pagudpud. Drop off point at Baduang. Contact Kuya Nelson and check in at Henry's Homestay - 500 pesos 
  • 7:00 - Take a short sleep. I was not able to sleep for the entire trip from Dau to Pagudpud. 
  • 8:00 - Commenced northbound (Kabigan Falls, Patapat Viaduct, Paraiso ni Anton, Blue Lagoon, Timangtang Rock, Bantay Abot Cave and Dos Hermanos) and southbound tour (Bangui Windmills, Kapurpurawan Rock, and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse) - 1,200 + 10 pesos entrance fee at Katibawasan Falls and 100 pesos tour guide fee. 12:30 - Lunch at a nearby carenderia going to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse - 200 pesos 4:00 - Back to Saud and took another short sleep before the sunset. 
  • 5:00 - Sightseeing and sunset viewing at Saud Beach 6:30 - Dinner at Polaris - 230 pesos 8:00 - Lights off 
Day 02:
  • 8:00 - Kuya Arnel fetched me at Henry's Homestay and bring me to bus stop near the Pagudpud Municipal Hall - free Bought 2 doughnuts for breakfast - 24 pesos 
  • 8:10 - Ride bus going to Laoag - 60 pesos 
  • 9:30 - Arrival at Laoag. Breakfast at Jollibee - 68 pesos 
  • 10:00 - Walking tour around Laoag (St. William's Cathedral, Sinking Bell Tower, and Museums). 
  • 11:00 - Ride jeep going to Sarrat, Ilocos Norte - 15 pesos + 15 pesos water 
  • 11:30 - Arrival at Sarrat Church 
  • 12:00 - Went back to Laoag from Sarrat - 15 pesos 
  • 12:30 - Walk to Hernandes Ave., 3 blocks from Capitol and ride jeep going to Paoay - 34 pesos 
  • 1:00 - Arrival in Paoay and Lunch at Herrencia Cafe - 406 pesos 
  • 2:00 - Ride trike to Paoay Lake - 100 pesos two-way 
  • 2:30 - Ride jeep to Batac from Paoay - 10 pesos 
  • 3:00 - Ride bus going to Vigan - 80 pesos

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6 What is your take?:

Thank you for visiting our province. I hope you had fun!

Minor correction: It should be Ilocos Norte Capitol, not Laoag Provincial Capitol. The capitol is in Laoag City, being the capital of Ilocos Norte.

I miss this place! Thanks for sharing :)

gudjab parekoy..anyhoo parang kahit 5N4D kami nakukulangan ako don sa oras namin.:p Eto yung iti namin http://bit.ly/xmXgqh

i am looking for places I could visit for 2d 1 night. I might consider this. Thanks!

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