Light house stands for a tower or a structure which is designed to circulate lights from lamps or lenses. It is primarily used as a powerful tool for pilots and sailors to navigate at the sea or on inland waterways.
Just a brief introduction , Philippines comprises over 7,100 islands and over all the country has the 5th longest coastline in the world. And the lighthouse can help everyone from misnavigation.
Philippines relied on shipping in the past for immigration , trade and industry. Lighthouses were built for mariners to guide them to safety and out of danger against hazardous coast and massive reef. And up until now , some of the old Philippine lighthouses built in the early years are still working.
Traditional lighthouse lights are controlled by clockwork engineering which means the lights revolve round a single huge lamp which gives you the effect of flashing a light. And with the advancement of technology , I think most lighthouses nowadays are automated. (computer monitored).
If you want to know more about some of the old lighthouses in the Philippines, Illuminati Tours and Advocacies brings you The Northern Luzon Lighthouse Tour from October 27 to 30, 2011 with Archt. Manuel M.L.C. Noche, UAP. Explore and feel the most beautiful spanish era Lighthouses of the Philippines. A 4-day getaway to the most historic lighthouses in the Northern Philippines.
This tour is in collaboration with Archt. Manuel M.L.C. Noche, author of the coffee table book ” Lonely Sentinels of the Sea: The Spanish Colonial Lighthouses in the Philippines and corporate secretary of HCS ( Heritage Conservation Society ). The tour aims to highlight the history of lighthouses and its contribution with the maritime trade in the early years and the need for its consistent and continous maintenance and preservation.
Visit the following lighthouses built in the 19th century:
Faro de Islote de Capon Grande, San Antonio, Zambales
Faro de Punta Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Faro de Cabo Bojeador, Burgos, Ilocos Norte
Faro de Cabo Engaño, Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan
Tour package include:
Round-trip tourist bus transportation
Round-trip boat rides to Capones Island and Palaui Island
Overnight stay (twin sharing) at Cagayan Holiday and Leisure Inn, Sta. Ana, Cagayan
Overnight stay (twin sharing) at Grandpa’s Inn, Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Overnight stay (twin sharing) at SCL Garden Paradise Resort, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 4 days
UCPB Travel Insurance Coverage of up to Php 100,000
Services of the Tour Guide and Facilitator
Tour fee is Php 17,000 per person, all-inclusive. Maximum of 20 pax.
Deadline for registration is Monday Oct. 17, 2011.
Day 0 (Wednesday):
08:00 pmDinner at NLEX
Day 1 (Thursday):
07:00 amBreakfast at Tuguegarao
11:00 amArrive at Sta. Ana
12:00 pmCheck-in at Cagayan Holiday and Leisure Inn/Lunch
01:00 pmBoat ride to Palaui Island
03:00 pmETA Cape Engano Lighthouse, Palaui Island
05:30 pmBack to resort
Day 2 (Friday):
12:00 pmLunch at Claveria
02:30 pmETA Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos
07:00 pmCheck-in at Grandpa’s Inn, Vigan
08:00 pmDinner at Cafe Leona
Day 3 (Saturday):
08:00 amDepart Vigan
01:00 pmLunch in Lingayen
03:00 pmCheck-in at SCL Garden Resort Bolinao
05:00 pmVisit Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
06:30 pmBack at resort
Day 4 (Sunday):
08:00 amDepart to San Antonio, Zambales
11:00 amETA Pundaquit
12:00 pmPacked Lunch at Capones Island
01:00 pmETA Faro de Capon Lighthouse
03:00 pmBack to Pundaquit
07:00 pmETA Manila
IMPORTANT NOTE: This tour requires some climbing and trekking, especially when visiting the Cape Engaño Lighthouse in Palaui Island and Capones Island Lighthouse. Please ensure that you are medically fit and in sound health before registering for the tour.
For further details and inquiries, please contact +639174797015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old lighthouses are now maintained, restored and protected .
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