Villa Escudero Coconut Plantation Day Trip from Manila

You’ll be picked up from your Manila or Makati hotel in the morning for your day trip two hours south to Villa Escudero Plantations, a 2,000-acre (800-hectare) plantation and estate that’s famous for providing a unique experience of Philippine culture and history in a beautiful rural setting.

With your guide, tour the plantation aboard a cart drawn by a carabao, an indigenous water buffalo, while being serenaded by a native band. Admire the picturesque showcase of traditional plantation life as you pass interesting artifacts such as a Spanish horse-drawn carriage and planes and canons from World War II.

You’ll then visit the plantation’s museum for a look at the Escudero family’s vast collection of historical, religious and cultural artifacts.

The highlight of your day will be sitting down to lunch served on bamboo dining tables at the base of a calm spillway from the Labasin Dam, the first working hydroelectric plant in the Philippines.

A few inches of cool, crystal-clear running water will trickle over your feet as you dine on a buffet lunch of local dishes such as grilled tilapia, liempo (roasted pork belly) and kaldereta (meat stew with tomato sauce and potatoes). Enjoy views of the sparkling waterfall and spend some time swimming in the villa’s spring-fed pools after lunch.

After this unique experience, you’ll be taken back to your Manila or Makati hotel.
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  • Min price: $127.94
  • Recommended duration of visit: 8 hours
  • Departure Point: Departs from your Manila or Makati City hotel

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • All entrance fees included
    • All-inclusive tour
    • Day trip (destination A to B)
    • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
    • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Led by a local guide
    • Lunch included
    • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Operates: Daily
  • Inclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, swimwear and a towel are recommended
    • If your hotel is outside the Makati City and Manila area proper, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati City at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
  • Departure Info: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • Pascal B

    - 13 December 2017 -

    medium, a tourist trap with a dusty and uninteresting museum

  • Ricky

    - 19 October 2017 -

    special experience

  • Eleanor Joy T

    - 24 March 2016 -

    Beautiful grounds. Museum really helped put Filipino culture in perspective. The BBQ buffet was delicious and fun eating under the waterfalls. Wished we were able to see the traditional show. Recommend going on a weekend, to see the show.

  • Karl S

    - 30 July 2015 -

    This is a wonderfully, relaxing day. My only area of growth for this tour is to allow much more time in the museum with more specific information being shared or a guide that seems really interested in answering what is important to that particular client. My company guide was excellent, the water buffalo ride is unique, the lunch near the dam is invigorating, and the ability to take photos around the grounds none in museum, unfortunately was excellent. I recommend this for couples or individuals that love vast religious collections.

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