Smiles for miles and miles at Bacolod's MassKara Festival; Mango Tours in Balitang America

The streets of Bacolod blossom with vibrant smiles in October. A shower of colors and rhapsodic movements is a sure-fire way to enliven the spirits of any visitor. The festival was created to give a shoutout to the resiliency of Bacolod’s children during the days of their turbulent past. The City of Smiles, Bacolod, is the destination for revelry as it leaves memorable imprints—often immeasurable and blissful.

Bacolod - Life of a Haciendero Tour (two-night package)

Day 1
Depart Manila in the morning for Bacolod, the City of Smiles.  Arrive at the Bacolod Silay Airport where you will be met by our operator-partner from Bacolod City.  Drive to Hawaiian Philippines Sugar Mill to have a glimpse of the island's sugar industry.  This is also  an opportunity to take pictures of the old steam locomotive.  Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Bacolod.  Delight your palate with the taste of an honest to goodness Negrense Chicken Inasal.  Check-in at your hotel after lunch, relax a bit then you will set off for your afternoon tour of Bacolod at 3pm. Visit Silay City, also known as the Paris of the East during its glory days at the turn of the Century.  Here you will see ancestral homes and remnants of its rich history.  Visit San Sebastian Cathedral, Negros Museum and the Capitol Lagoon.  Dinner will be served in a local restaurant where you will enjoy lots of grilled specialties.

Day 2
Delight yourself with a good breakfast before you proceed north to the Victoria's Milling Company  This is where the finest powdered white sugar is made.  Visit the chapel of the Angry Christ.  Its mural at the altar shows Christ with a flaming heart and the use of vibrant colors makes it unique in its own art form.  Spend some time for private devotion, take as many photos as you can and proceed farther north to the famous mansion at Hacienda Rosalia.  This mansion was built by the descendant of Yves Leopold Germain Gaston who introduced sugar farming in the island of Negros.  Explore its grounds and enjoy the beauty of the home of a sugar baron.  Your Hacienda-style Lunch will be served in the mansion.  Board your motorcoach after lunch as you will be taken to a heritage tour of Silay.  Visit the Bernardo Jalandoni Museum, Balay Negrense and the Hofilena home.  You will then head farther to the south, the City of Talisay, where you will stop at The Ruins.  This mansion in the middle of the sugarcane field has awed a great number of visitors.  Its European inspired architecture will make you forget that you are in Negros Occidental.  The grounds, mansion, and rich history will lead you to the conclusion that sugar was indeed the only path to wealth in the olden days.  Enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by the chef.  Rest of the evening is free for leisure.

Day 3
You will check out from the hotel after breakfast and continue the tour with a visit to the Piaya factory.  See how the famous Piaya is made and shop for "pasalubong" at the same time.  Next stop is at the Negros Showroom.  This is were Negros-made products are showcased.  Lunch will be served in a Local Restaurant.  You will then be transferred to Bacolod Silay Airport for your afternoon flight back to Manila.


Bacolod Life of a Haciendero Tour

Single Occupancy             - US$ 716.00 per person
Twin or Triple Occupancy - US$ 455.00 per person


·  Round-trip airfare Manila-Bacolod-Manila via PAL
·  Round-trip airport transfers in Bacolod
·  All tours specified in the itinerary
·  All meals specified in the itinerary
·  Two-night accommodation at either Business Inn Hotel or L'Fisher Hotel
·  Government taxes

Also, you may try our 2-Night Manila package for pre & post Bacolod Tour such as follows:

Two-night MANILA package
Single occupancy  -   $255.00 per person
Twin occupancy    -  $145.00 per person
Triple occupancy   -  $105.00 per person

·  Two-night accommodation at Intercontinental Manila
·  Two (2) buffet breakfast
·  Three (3) airport transfers (one-way from international airport, and RT transfers to/from domestic airport)
·  Government tax

Please note that all rates may vary depending on the available fare and room class at the time of booking. 
Prices are subject to change without prior notice and are valid until March 31, 2013.


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