Lakbay Norte North Luzon Tour Chronicles Summary

Lakbay Norte Sand Prints

Sand Trails at Paoay San Dunes Ilocos Norte

It was 7 days, 1798 kilometers, 9 Conventions and Visitors Bureau (CVBs), 8 provinces in 4 regions, 26 people on one bus on a trip around Northern Luzon. This is the Lakbay Norte Familiarization tour held January 24-31, 2010. I’ve always wanted to do a horseshoe loop of north Luzon and I was glad I was able to do it with the help of North Philippines Visitors Bureau. It was packed, tiring but also fun and exciting. For those who would like to try the similar route, this would be a great reference on what to expect.

Lakbay Norte North Luzon Route

Lakbay Norte North Luzon Route

Our route is counter-clockwise coming from Manila. Here’s the Itinerary and related blog post:


Day 1 Cagayan Valley

Day 2 Cagayan Valley to Ilocos Norte

Day 3 Ilocos Norte to La Union to Baguio

Day 4 Baguio to Pangasinan

Day 5 Pangasinan to Greater Subic

Day 6 Subic Bay to Clark

Day 7 Pampanga to Manila

Check out the images at my Flickr Site:

Also during the Lakbay Norte Tour, I acquired a few Microtel 50% Off Vouchers. I know I won’t be able to use all of them so I decided to just raffle them off over at the Facebook Backpack Photography Fan Page. Here are the four winners of the vouchers:

Microtel Winners

Microtel Voucher Winners

Congratulations to:

  • Jonel Uy
  • Lino Almuenda
  • Marjori Quebec
  • Divi Malolos

I will be contacting each of you seperately to get your details. Thank you very much for joining the contest.