PHP 5, 809 per person
Philippines: Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival
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Tour Code: FUN/TAC/4P/FEST17/PNTDOSFEST
Rates are per persons and based on Philippine Peso.
Travel Date: June 26 - 28, 2017
Rates per person
Minimum of 8 persons to run the tour
- Roundtrip airport transfer from Tacloban to Hotel vice versa
- Two (2) nights room accommodation at Ironwood Hotel
- Daily complimentary breakfast at the hotel
- Sudoy Ha Leyte Whole Day Tour (Historical and Heritage Tour) with lunch at the local restaurant
- Lunch at Calle Zaragosa Cafe
- Easy access to below event venues:
- Bitu-on Han Leyte 2017 (Search for the best dancer of Kasadyaan Festival)
- Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festival Parade
- Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festival Parade Dance Ritual
- Roundtrip domestic airfare, Drinks, meals, tips and other incidentals not stipulated in the above itinerary and package inclusions.
- Rates are good for eight (8) persons traveling together.
- No reservations have been made yet.
- Confirmation of accommodation and other services are subject to availability at the time of request.
- Standard hotel/resort check-in time is 2:00pm and check-out at 12:00nn.
- Early hotel/resort check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability and may be subject to additional fees.
Lunch at Calle Zaragosa Cafe
Easy access to below event venues:
Bitu-on Han Leyte 2017 (Search for the best dancer of Kasadyaan Festival)
Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festival Parade
Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festival Parade Dance Ritual
Suggested to take flight with below details:
- PR2981 26JUN MNLTAC ETD 0445 ETA 0600
- 5J649 26JUN MNLTAC ETD 0545 ETA 0715
Arrived at Tacloban Airport. Upon arrival you will be assisted by Ironwood Hotel Representative going to Hotel approximate 15 minutes travel time. Ironwood Hotel situated at the heart of the city. As a genuine paradigm of living history, Ironwood Hotel derives its name from the famous ironwood, the common name for a large number of woods having the reputation of strength and durability. The Philippine Ironwood, known locally as “mangkono” is the strongest lumber in the country. This was the main material used in the foundation of the previous building’s structure, which has been estimated to be at least a hundred years old. Indeed a true example that the ironwood continues to withstand the test of time.
Upon arrival enjoy your welcome drinks and prepare for your Sudoy Ha Leyte (City Tour). Local guide will pick you up at the hotel and start the Historical and Heritage Tour. Depart for Palo, Leyte the 3rd class municipality in the province of Leyte. Pass by Palo Cathedral also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration, and Yolanda Memorial Marker which have been built in honor of the victims and the people who helped the survivors to build back what was destroyed by Haiyan. Visit General Douglas McArthur Landing Memorial situated in Red Beach Palo, Leyte. The monument marks the spot where General Douglas McArthur landed with the American Liberation Forces in 1944. The statues of the liberation in the lagoon, 1.5 times bigger than lifesize. It is also the site of the 50th Leyte Landing Anniversary Commemorative Rock Garden of Peace. Next the rolling tour of San Juanico Bridge, the longest and most beautifully designed bridge in the Philippines, surrounded by the picturesque San Juanico Strait with a thousand whirlpools and lovely islets. The bridge crosses over San Juanico Strait, connects Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City (Leyte side) and Sta. Rita town (Samar side) approximately 20 minutes from Tacloban City. Return to Tacloban, Visit Yolanda Shipweck Marker in Brgy. Anibong, where eight ships were washed ashore by Haiyan. Enjoy your plated lunch at a local restaurant. Last stop, Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum home of the Miraculous Image of the Sto. Niño and priceless art collections, highlights are paintings of the 14 Stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child.
Just a few minutes of walk from your hotel, you can reach RTR Plaza, venue for Bitu-on Han Leyte 2017 (Search for the best dancer of Kasadyaan Festival). The Bitu-on Han Leyte or the festival queen competition is the search for the ultimate lead dancer who possesses not just beauty, but brains and exceptional dancing skills as well. Candidates will not walk the ramp in swimsuit and evening gowns but with their respective festival costumes instead. Afterwards, MIC Leyte Idol Variety Show will start followed by Leyte Section Band.
And enjoy your overnight stay at Ironwood Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Start of Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festival Grand Parade. The Pintados festival of Tacloban City is a Filipino festival with its own unique flavor. Pintados festival recalls Pre-Spanish history of the native Leytenos from wars, epics and folk religions. The most expected aspect of the Pintados festival are the festive dancers, painted from head to toe with designs that look like armor to resemble the tattooed warriors of old. During the course of the Pintados festival, dancers whose bodies are painted in an amazing array of colors fill the streets of Tacloban city. At first sight, they may seem outrageous as grown men pour into the streets decorated in such dazzling colors as luminous blue or neon green. But as one gets used to this and sees the dances depicted, one gets a glimpse of the history of the people that once lived on the islands of Leyte so long ago.
Before the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival program start, you may enjoy your mouthwatering lunch at Calle Zaragosa Cafe. After taking your lunch, enjoy the Dance Ritual performed by the locals. The folk dances presented by the dancers portray the many traditions that flourished before the Spaniards came. These include worship of idols, indigenous music and epic stories. The hypnotic rhythms of native instruments beat through the air accompanying the dances performed on the streets as the Pintados festival goes. Aside from the folk dances, is the much likely parade, which crisscrosses the avenues of Tacloban city. The parade traditionally begins at the Balayuan Towers and proceeds throughout Tacloban, Leyte city. The surprised spectators follow the procession of dancing colors from the beginning to end. The Pintados festival concludes in much merrymaking with a signature traditional Filipino fiesta, where everyone is invited to join the fun and celebrate the Pintados Festival.
Afterwards, there will be a beautiful grand firework display. Followed by Comical Skit, Celebrity night and a Video/Sing-along Leyte Section Band that you can enjoy for the rest of the night.
Breakfast at the hotel
Free time until transfer to airport