Giant Lantern Festival

Pampanga

Welcome the Christmas Season with this jam-packed adventure combining some of Pampanga's heritage sites, delicious cuisine and the awesome experience that is the Giant Lantern Festival!

We'll take you to two of Pampanga's most memorable sites, the San Guillermo Parish in Bacolor which is half-buried by the lahar flooding caused by the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and Betis Church, baroque-inspired and truly masterful in its design and intricate detail.

We'll also take you on a gastronomic adventure starting with a sumptuous buffet lunch by Atching Lilian Borromeo, one of the staunch advocates of Kapampangan cuisine. She'll also demonstrate how to make San Nicolas cookies, an heirloom recipe passed on from generation to generation. That's history in a cookie! For merienda, we're bringing you to Everybody's Cafe where we'll let you sample a bit of Pampanga's exotic fare.

Lastly we'll take you the main event, the Giant Lantern Festival at San Fernando, Pampanga! A hallmark of Kapampangan artistry and craftsmanship, these giant parols use thousands of light bulbs, hundreds of meters of wire and make use of manual switches. When lit up, the lanterns are just dazzling.

Don't miss this once-a-year event!

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit San Guillermo Parish, a beautiful church half-buried by lahar.
- Wonder at the intricate details of Betis Church, built in 1660.
- Sample authentic Kapampangan cuisine by Atching Lilian Borromeo.
- Go wild with Everybody's Cafe's exotic fare.
- Witness the awesome Giant Lantern Festival.

ITINERARY

Daytrip:
• Assembly time 08:00am
• Sight seeing - San Guillermo Parish, Bacolor, Pampanga
• Brunch at Cucina ng Atching Lilian Borromeo
• San Nicolas Cookies Cooking Demo
• Visit Betis Church
• Start of Lantern Festival Event
• Afternoon Snacks: Everybody's Cafe
• Back in Manila in the evening

INCLUSIONS

• Roundtrip transfers: Manila – Pampanga – Manila
• Brunch at Cucina ni Atching Lilian Borromeo
• Afternoon Snacks: Everybody's Cafe
• Travel Factor ID and Lanyard
• Travel Insurance

2,450.00 PHP
PER PERSON

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