Lakbay Norte Summary

Lakbay Norte 3 is an eight-day Media Familiarization Tour of North Philippines held last January 22-29, 2012. Twenty-three media participants boarded a Victory Liner bus and explored Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, La Union, Baguio, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Greater Subic Bay, Greater Clark and Pampanga.

Lakbay Norte Itinerary

Day 1, January 22, Sunday
Call Time. Meet at Victory Liner Kamias Station
Departure from Manila
Travel Manila-Bulacan
Breakfast at Norzagaray hosted by Mayor Feliciano Legaspi
Spelunking in Pinagrealan Cave, Norzagaray, Bulacan hosted by Mayor Feliciano Legaspi
Travel Bulacan-Nueva Ecija
Lunch hosted by Liquid Bar and Restaurant, Microtel Cabanatuan
Travel Time Cabanatuan-Pantabangan
Sport Fishing at Pantabangan hosted by Governor Aurelio Umali
Dinner at LakeView Resort hosted by Mayor Romeo Borja
Wash up at Casa Teodora
Travel Time Pantabangan – Tuguegarao

Day 2, January 23, Monday
Check-in and Freshen-up at Las Palmas Resort
Breakfast in Tuguegarao
Travel Tuguegarao – Kalinga
White Water Rafting in Kalinga arranged by Adventures and Expeditions Philippines, Inc.
Lunch in Kalinga
Travel Kalinga – Tuguegarao
Wash up at Las Palmas Resort
Dinner in Las Palmas Resort

Day 3, January 24, Tuesday
Call Time
Breakfast at Las Palmas Resort
Travel Tuguegarao-Pagudpud
Lunch hosted by Kapuluan Vista Resort, Pagudpud (Blue Lagoon)
Surfing at Blue Lagoon hosted by Kapuluan Vista Resort
Travel Pagudpud-Laoag
Dinner at Johnny Moon, Laoag hosted by Governor Imee Marcos
Travel Laoag – Paoay
Check-in at Plaza del Norte and Roswell Hotel

Day 4, January 25, Wednesday
Call Time
Breakfast at Malacanang Ti Amianan hosted by Governor Imee Marcos
Paddle Boarding in Paoay Lake / Birdwatching in Paoay Lake
Wash up at Plaza del Norte
Travel Paoay to Batac
Miki and Empanada Lunch at Batac
Travel Batac-Poro Point, La Union
Dinner at Thunderbird, Poro Point hosted by Director Martin Valera
Travel Poro Point to San Juan,La Union
Check-in at Kahuna Resort, San Juan

Day 5, January 26, Thursday
Call Time
Breakfast at Kahuna Resort
Activity in La Union
Travel San Juan – Bacnotan, La Union
Trekking at Holcim Ecotrail
Travel Bacnotan – San Fernando, La Union
Lunch at La Union Capitol hosted by Governor Manoling Ortega
Travel La Union-Baguio
Snack hosted by Te Quiero Restaurant, Microtel Baguio
Airsoft hosted by Baguio Airsoft Club at Baguio Country Club
Check-in and Dinner hosted by The Manor

Day 6, January 27, Friday
Call Time
Breakfast hosted by The Manor
Travel Time Baguio-Dagupan, Pangasinan
Dawel River Cruise and Bangus Harvest at Dagupan hosted by Mayor Benjamin Lim
Travel Dagupan – Urdaneta, Pangasinan
Lunch hosted by Matutina’s Restaurant, Urdaneta
Travel Pangasinan-Tarlac
Snack hosted by Kart City
Go Kart Racing at Kart City (KCT)
Dinner hosted by Kart City
Check in at Microtel Luisita and La Maja Rica Hotel

Day 7, January 28, Saturday
Call Time
Breakfast hosted by Microtel Tarlac
Travel Tarlac-Subic
Jungle Survival at Pamulaklakin, Subic hosted by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
Lunch on site
Thai Spa and Massage hosted by Ritz Tropical Spa
Travel Subic-Clark
Dinner hosted by The Verandah, Clark
Check in at Hotel Vida, Clark

Day 8, January 29, Sunday
Call Time
Breakfast hosted by Hotel Vida
Off Road 4×4 and Mud Spa at Puning Hot Springs, Angeles
Lunch at Camalig Restaurant
Travel Angeles- Lubao, Pampanga
Farm tour and Merienda at Prado Farm, Lubao
Travel Lubao – San Fernando, Pampanga
Dinner and Shopping hosted by Robinsons Starmills
Depart for Manila

Lakbay Norte 3 was made possible through the following sponsors: Victory Liner Inc., Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC-NLEX), Petron Inc., Ellite Ads Corporation (EAC), Department of Tourism (DOT), ActivAsia Inc (AAI)., Universal Robina Corporation (URC), Robinsons Land Corporation(RLC) and, Blue Cross Insurance.