Exploring in Style with Volkswagen Club of the Philippines from Manila to Baguio City: Day 1

Exploring Manila in Style

Tourism Promotions Board partnered with the Volkswagen Club of the Philippines Inc., for a Domestic Tourism Invitational Program which aims to promote family and friends bonding through the use of the iconic Volkswagen vehicle traveling from Manila going to Baguio City.

Rediscover Manila’s Rich Culinary, Heritage and Culture

The amazing 5 day adventure started at Lakbay Museo as we experience the rich heritage, culture and culinary of the Philippines. What I love about this museum is that it’s interactive as you can play games and dance together with the performers. I’m also fascinated by the showcase of the culinary offerings from the different parts of the country.

After that, we had lunch at Aristocrat Restaurant, its is a popular dining establishment known for its classic Filipino dishes.The restaurant has been around since 1971 and has become a beloved institution among locals and tourists alike.  

We head to National Museum of Natural History which is my first time to go so I’m a bit excited. This museum houses 12 permanent galleries that exhibit the rich biological and geological diversity of the Philippines. It includes creatively curated displays of botanical, zoological, and geological specimens that represent our unique natural history. Situated at the center of the museum is a “Tree of Life” structure that proudly connects all the unique ecosystems in the Philippines, from our magnificent mountain ridges to the outstanding marine reefs. A guided tour walk us through the different galleries, one caught my attention is the remains of Lolong, died last 10 February 2013 was the largest crocodile in captivity. The fascinating skeleton of a Huge Sperm Whale also stunned me. The National Museum of Natural History is perfect to visit if you wanna know the rich biological and geological diversity of the Philippines, an educational experience for all ages.

The Manila Hotel

We ended the day at The Manila Hotel to get some rest and enjoy the night. Had an sumptous gastronomic experience at Ylang Ylang Restaurant for our dinner. It’s a relaxing overnight stay perfect for exciting days ahead.

A little bit of history, The Manila Hotel is a historic landmark in the heart of Manila Philippines located along Roxas Boulevard, overlooking the scenic Manila Bay. It was first opened in 1912 witnessed significant historical events including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 1996 and the Miss Universe pageant in 2016.

The hotel features over 500 rooms and suites, all equipped with amenities such as flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, and Wi-Fi access. The hotel offers different dining options from traditional Filipino and international cuisine. Recreational facilities, including a spa, fitness center, and outdoor pool are available for the guests to enjoy . The hotel’s ballroom can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for both business and social events.

The Manila Hotel is an iconic symbol of Philippine heritage and hospitality, offering guests a unique blend of history, culture, culinary and modern facilities and amenities.

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