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2015 PHILTOA Cordillera’s Heritage Warrior Caravan

As part of the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) Visit the Philippines 2015 campaign, the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) gears up for fun caravans touring different islands of the archipelago. For their new venture, they’re highlighting Cordillera’s Heritage via a caravan that’s sure to impress and showcase the beauty of the province to locals and foreigners alike.

Cordillera Heritage Warrior Caravan Participants in Sagada Kiltepan Viewpoint
Cordillera Heritage Warrior Caravan Participants in Sagada Kiltepan Viewpoint

Cordillera’s Heritage Warrior Caravan

Industry experts and the local government have teamed up and crafted a tour unlike any other. The caravan will traverse through multiple provinces: San Jose, Santa Fe, Lagawe, Banaue, Bontoc, Sagada, and Baguio City. That’s right—all the must-see sights of Cordillera Province’s in one unforgettable adventure, and it all starts in Manila!

“The Island Philippines Fun Caravan will accommodate both foreign and local markets where they can choose to bring their own vehicles or avail of the caravan vehicle,” PHILTOA President Cesar Cruz shares. “The caravan is designed to provide flexibility in choices of activities and accommodations.” The trip promises that each traveller will be able to choose according to comfort as they will be given options like a campsite, star-rated properties, lodge houses, and even hostels.

Pinoy Travel Bloggers in Buguias Vegetable Farm Viewpoint
Pinoy Travel Bloggers in Buguias Vegetable Farm Viewpoint

Not only is this adventure flexibly, it’s also interactive and participative. There are programs that will encourage participants to do more than interact with local communities, it will be an immersive experience.

An exciting facet includes a dummy passport where participating local government units will stamp on so tourists will be able to mark their progress. Other features include festive welcome receptions, mini trade fairs, and other community activities that will shine a light on the beauty of the north as well as the culture, lifestyle, and trends emerging from municipalities.

Discover the charm and magic hidden in the depths of Cordillera through this once-in-a-lifetime experience! PHILTOA, the country’s largest association for registered tour operators, include members from tourism sectors including tourist transport, hotels, airlines, resorts, and more. They focus solely on promoting inbound and domestic tourism, resulting to an active contribution to the nation’s economic growth.

Strawberries from La Trinidad Benguet
Strawberries from La Trinidad Benguet

The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit organization of DoT accredited tour operators and allied members actively involved in the advocacy of responsible tourism. The membership includes tour operators focused on promoting inbound and domestic tourism, hotel, resorts, transportation companies, handicraft stores, and other tourism-oriented establishments and associations.

For inquiries about upcoming Island Philippines Fun Caravan schedules please contact Tel. Nos.: (02) 812 4513; (02) 822 6964 | Fax No.: (02) 817 4608 | Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Website:

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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