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AAP-Petron Baguio-Benguet Drive-Tour Caravan

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AAP TRAVEL, a division of the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), is inviting everyone to join the AAP-Petron Baguio-Benguet Drive-Tour Caravan on May 27-29, 2016, themed, “A Floral and Heritage Road Trip to the Cool Highlands.”

The event is the twelfth of AAP Travel’s series of drive-tour caravans that began in 2010. AAP Travel drive-tour caravans promote historical, cultural, and natural destinations in the Philippines by organizing participants to travel in a convoy in their own motor vehicles.

The tour is organized in cooperation with the Department of Tourism – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOT-CAR), Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPBPHL), Province of Benguet, City of Baguio, Petron, Manila North Tollways Corporation, and AeroMed Ambulance Transport.

The tour includes eight exciting destinations in the towns of Tublay, La Trinidad, Tuba and Baguio City.


In Tublay, participants will visit the Winaca Eco-Cultural Village, an eco-tourism village that features authentic old dwellings such as the Ifugao house, the Sagada-Bontoc house, and the Bakun-Benguet house. There is also an Eco-Trail, where one can enjoy walking though a forest with coffee and anthurium flowers underneath the shade of indigenous trees, giant ferns, narra trees, and pine trees that are hundreds of years old.

Participants are in for a relaxing experience with nature as they drop by La Trinidad’s Bahong Flower Farm, which showcases vast fields of roses and mums. They will also visit the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, which is famous for the strawberry-picking experience it offers visitors.

Next stop will be the BenCab Museum in Tuba, Benguet which houses Philippine National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera’s paintings, and his collection of native Cordillera art pieces and creations of Filipino contemporary artists.

In Baguio City, participants will visit the Camp John Hay Historical Core, which tells of Camp John Hay’s remarkable past through landmarks such as a statue, a museum, an amphitheater, and a symbolic cemetery. Participants will also take a trip to the Philippine Military Academy, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ college.

The DOT-CAR will extend full assistance to ensure the safe, convenient, and enjoyable stay of each participant.

AAP members can join the AAP-Petron Baguio-Benguet Drive-Tour Caravan for only P8,500 per person. Non-members are also welcome to participate for only P9,500 per person. Fees are inclusive of hotel accommodations at the Igorot Lodge; three breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners plus morning and afternoon snacks; entrance fees to sites; toll fees; guided tours; souvenir items; and security escorts, ambulance, and nurse for participants’ safety.

For more information on the AAP Baguio-Benguet Drive-Tour Caravan, please visit www.aaptravel.com.ph/view-caravan or call +63 928 507-4288 and look for Michael Quitorio.

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