Treat yourself. Take a break from the madness and heat of Manila. Go to Uniqlo and buy yourself a long sleeve sweatshirt with some long-johns.
If you were to interview 100 people from all over the world, what 3 words come to mind when they think about Christmas, some of the top would probably be “Family, Food and Winter.” Unfortunately, here in the Philippines, we can only really experience 2 of those 3 things, but this year you can get close! Visit Baguio.
Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines, is undeniably one of the top favorite travel destinations in the Philippines. Anytime of the year is always a good time to visit this city. Visiting Baguio during the yuletide season is probably the best since it’s the time of the year where Filipino families get the chance to enjoy the cold weather, celebrate the holidays and have get togethers for reunions. Yup, you will get a chance to “feel” like Christmas.
Even better, why not include a couple of rounds of golf the next time you visit the City of Pines? Play a round at Camp John Hay Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course designed by the greatest golfer of all time, Jack Nicklaus. What would it be like to play in cool a cool breezy temperature like the guys you see on tv? Let’s find out.
You can tee off early, so you can get back in time to eat breakfast at the famous “Café by the Ruins” restaurant where you will feel the beauty of a relaxing ambiance, freshly baked breads (try the Kamote, it’s a must) and generous portions. Their coffee is excellent as well.
For lunch, take in the views at the “Hill Station” restaurant, which has a great bookshop attached to it. All the food is prepared by the acclaimed, Chef Aklay. Try their Chicken Galantine Salad and Pork Cordon Bleu with sweet potato chilli croquettes. Try their Death by chocolate cake served in the Bistro. Yum!
Or if you don’t feel like something so fancy, try the famous unique Balbacua beef stew dish served for 50PHP at the “Balbacua by Urban Camote” at the lli Likha Artist Village. It’s the newest food community and this 6 hour slow-cooked stew is served with love over a huge amount of rice or noodles.
For dinner, there are so many choices. It’s very hard, but for Christmas, skip the cooking and the mess, but don’t miss out on the variety. Take a visit to an 8-course degustation meal made up of freshly baked goods, Chef Vicky Tinio ads adds amazing selections of chicken liver pate, amuse bouch, seafood, and meats. This can be experienced at “Mama’s Table.”
Honestly, there is so much to do. Experience nature, food, cold weather, family-togetherness, golf, and the ability to just do something DIFFERENT this year.
GolfPH is offering you the “Christmas Holiday in Baguio” package. This package would let you experience a world-class golf course and be able to relax all at the same time.
This package offers a one of a kind experience to the golfers and to their companions as well. This is consists of a unique itinerary unlike any other. You’ll get great service by a well-trained tour guides, exquisite entertainment and a chance to experience the delectable cuisine that Baguio has to offer.
Below are the proposed itineraries:
Tour package Inclusions
- 3 Night Hotel accommodations at choice of hotels
- AIM Igorot Lodge
- Villa Cordillera
- Iggy’s Inn
- 2 Rounds of Golf green fees and twin sharing carts.
- Round trip Land transportation from Manila to Baguio
- Golf course transfers to and from the course
- Food and meals as stated in the itinerary
- ₱22,000 (USD$468.60) per person
- Minimum 4 pax
- Special offer is only available until 1/31/16
- Premium Accommodations (upgrade) can be made upon request – please contact us for custom pricing.
- Special Discounted pricing for non golfers
- Special City Tours are available upon request
- Premium Transportation (upgrade) such as limousines, any high end branded cars and helicopter are also available upon request- please contact us for custom pricing
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