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  • Free walking tour Iloilo - where the Past is always the Present

Free walking tour Iloilo - where the Past is always the Present

Your guru: Melanie
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  • Iloilo City
  • Available in: English

About the guru Melanie

I am a heritage guide from the Philippines' Heritage City - Iloilo. But I have been guiding for the whole region: Boracay, Guimaras & Gigantes Islands, Bacolod City, Roxas City & Antique for the last 19 years. Accredited and licensed from the Department of Tourism - Western Visayas. Being the convener of the Iloilo Guides, Incorporated has somehow widened my network ... More »

I am a heritage guide from the Philippines' Heritage City - Iloilo. But I have been guiding for the whole region: Boracay, Guimaras & Gigantes Islands, Bacolod City, Roxas City & Antique for the last 19 years. Accredited and licensed from the Department of Tourism - Western Visayas. Being the convener of the Iloilo Guides, Incorporated has somehow widened my network and has given me accessibility to arrange tours to top Philippine destinations as well. I am a guide with advocacy in Community-based Tourist Destinations. The reason why flexibility became a skill I have developed all these years. Enough connections to mount activities that would involve communities for different tour requirements and would most often result to memorable if not awesome experiences.

About the tour

Iloilo is not everything you read in Wikipedia and Google searches... The interesting stories lies in every tour while I show you around...

Nestled in the very heart of the Philippine archipelago, the city of Iloilo represents one of Philippines’ more endearing and accessible provincial centers. Guests typically breeze through town on their way to the sandy white beaches of Guimaras Island, the bejeweled islands of Gigantes or the iconic bays of Boracay to the north. Those who chose to linger are invited to lose themselves between the old vestiges of Spanish colonialism that still pepper the streets of the old city in clusters of crumbling churches and overgrown cemeteries.

There is also the city’s laid back vibe to indulge in, between unwinding at its sandy beaches, long walks along the riverside esplanade or relaxed Ilonggo meals of Pancit Molo and Batchoy broths to boot. Every January though, the Dinagyang festival transforms the city into a cultural and religious extravaganza of street performances and merrymaking. Iloilo is also a university town, which means it packs a real punch in the nightlife department; to make the most of that, be sure to quiz your Iloilo tour guide on the wealth of themed clubs that coalesce around the Smallville district for a night of unadulterated fun.

09:00 am - Explore Jaro & La Paz ancestral houses.

09:30 am - Proceed to Casa Gamboa and see some local products from Tinukib.

10:00 am - Listen to the tales of the miraculous Lady of Candles. See her and be heard.

10:30 am - Visit the “Athens of the Philippines” – Molo District.

11:30 am - Walk around the various attractions of the city including Fort

San Pedro, Plaza Libertad, New City Hall, and the City Museum.

12:00 pm -Proceed to Sinamay House before the tour ends.

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Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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