LAOAG CITY — To cater the influx of visitors this Holy week, the Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) will be conducting a Summer Free Tour on April 18-20, 2019 on the key pilgrimage sites and tourist landmarks in the province.
According to Provincial Tourism Officer, Mr. Xavier Ruiz, the three-day free tour is only exclusive on the free ride going to the tourist destinations in Ilocos Norte. Entrance fees, meals, and the like are not included in the service.
The free tour will kick off on Maundy Thursday, April 18, starting on the southbound of Ilocos Norte wherein it will be roving to places such as Malacañang of the North, Paoay Sand Dunes, UNESCO World Heritage Site St. Agustine Paoay Church, Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) Presidential Center, La Milagrosa Cove, Minor Basilica of Badoc, La Virgen Milagrosa Shrine, and Luna Shrine.
On Good Friday, April 19, it will resume on the eastbound of the province, traveling to Sta. Monica Church, Dingras Church, Balay Dingras, Escoda Shrine, and Nueva Era Eco-cultural Park.
Meanwhile on Black Saturday, April 20, the tour will move on the northbound of Ilocos Norte going to the Bacarra Church, Pasuquin Mangroves, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Bangui Windfarm, Saud Municipal Beach Park, and Patapat Viaduct.
Ruiz added that the program is initiated by Governor Imee R. Marcos to boost the tourist arrivals in the province, and to offer an inexpensive vacation to visitors. Interested participants may avail reservations by going directly to the tourist center in La Tabacalera, or call the number 0949-628-2942.