Local Tours and Transfers
We offer transportation services to arriving and departing guests to ensure a safer and more comfortable ride to and from the airport. We also have city transfer services in case you want to visit Iloilo city from Adhara Resort and Spa.
With our shuttle service, we make sure you have a comfortable journey to your destination. every guest can experience the true meaning of travel and its beauty by touring them to the different places in the city. Rates apply depending on the destination and distance of travel.
We don’t want you to worry on the minute details while you’re on vacation, we can take care of your tour itinerary. Our tour packages include transport, accommodation, and meals. We also have a tour guide who can surely show you around and tell you stories of the different interesting destinations and landmarks in Iloilo.
Enjoy the soulful experience of vacationing in the city that is rich in cultural heritage and meaningful history. Experience the sights and sounds of the city’s amazing diversity that is embedded in its geography, people and their cultures.
Enjoy Iloilo city tour with our local tours and transfers.
- ILOILO CITY HALF DAY TOUR
- Choices: City Tour, Central Tour, and Southern Tour
- Proposed Itinerary:
- Starts at 1:00 PM
- La Villa de Arevalo
- Named after Santo Nino, the representation of the Child Jesus. The 3rd oldest Santo Nino in the Philippines (2nd is in Tondo and the Oldest is in Cebu) dating back to 1581 is housed in the Arevalo Church.
- Sinamay House
- Where jusi (banana fiber) and piña (pineapple fiber) cloths are loom-woven. Iloilo’s textile products were commonly called as “sinamay” or “hablon”. Sinamay is a Hiligaynon word which means “to weave by hand” while hablon is derived from the Hiligaynon term “habol”, which means “to weave”.
- Mama’s Kitchen
- Where the chewies and crunchies are attractively packed in boxes showing their flavors and variety, among the best “pasalubong” items from Iloilo.
- Molo Church
- Reveals the glorious altars, fashioned in the Gothic manner and adorned by elaborate works of art. Also prominently displayed are 16 images of female saintly figures including Saint Anne, the patroness to whom the shrine is dedicated. The church where all saints displayed inside are women is usually called the “Women Church”.
- Plaza Libertad
- Where the flag of the First Philippine Republic was raised in triumph after Spain surrendered Iloilo, her last capital in the islands, to the revolutionaries led by Gen. Martin Delgado on December 25, 1898.
- Muelle Loney
- Because of Nicholas Loney’s contribution to Iloilo’s development, the river wharf was named after him and he was given recognition as the “Father of the Philippine Sugar Industry.” It was during this time that Iloilo was given the title of Queen City of the South, for being the most prosperous province in the Philippines outside the capital, Manila. A statue of Nicholas Loney stands in Muelle Loney Street in his honor.
- Iloilo Museum
- Designed by Ilonggo architect Sergio Penasales. An impressive collection of Iloilo’s cultural heritage which includes stone age native pottery; fossils; jewelry; burial sites; trade pottery from China, Annam and Siam; mementos and war relics; a British sunken ship; Spanish-era Filipino sculpture; and modern art done by Ilonggo artists and craftsmen.
- Iloilo Provincial High School
- Founded in 1902. It was established to meet the need for Filipino teachers. The first batch of teachers was selected from among the experienced American teachers who were so-called Thomasites. They were transported to the Philippines via M/V Thomas.
- Iloilo Mission Hospital
- Has the distinction as the first mission hospital in the Philippines. This system laid the foundation upon which the Iloilo Mission Hospital School of Nursing was built and after which other schools of nursing were later patterned. In 1905, the first training school for nurses in the Philippines was officially opened.
- Nelly Garden
- The imposing beaux-arts style mansion was built in 1928 by Don Vicente Lopez y Villanueva and his wife Dona Elena Hofilena y Javelona. It was named after their eldest daughter Nelly. It epitomized what the life of the rich and affluent sugar barons then. It was a life lived by a celebrity, with all the glamour and riches abound brought about by the sugar industry.
- Montinola’s Antillan Mansion
- Poetically described by Fernando Zobel y Montojo as “the most beautiful example of Antillan architecture” – so called because many people believe that the architectural design is patterned after the houses in Antilles.
- Colegio De San Jose
- Had its humble beginning in 1872 when the Daughters of Charity opened a school to provide Christian Education for young girls, making it as the first school for girls in the Philippines.
- Magdalena Jalandoni Museum
- Hailing from Western Visayas, her works are said to have left permanent and significant milestones in Philippine literature. She is now remembered as one of the most prolific Filipino writers in Hiligaynon.
- Casa Mariquit
- A 200-year-old house where the wife of former Vice President Fernando Lopez, Sr., Maria “Mariquit” Javellana-Lopez, once lived. The house was built by her banker grandfather Ramon Javellana, and it served both as a residence as well as a bank. In 1910, a vault was installed there and it still exists today.
- Jaro Belfry
- Popularly known as the “kampanaryo” to the locals of Iloilo, the Jaro Belfry was built around 1744. Made of bricks and limestone blocks, it is 29 meters high. The belfry not only was a bell tower for the church but also a watchtower for marauding Moros during the Spanish times. The belfry stands alone from the church for one reason might be is that of earthquakes in which belfries are the first ones to collapse during tremors.
- Jaro Cathedral
- One of the 18th century structures remaining in Iloilo. Annually, thousands of pilgrims troop to Jaro Cathedral for the feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria or Our Lady of Candles, patroness of Western Visayas. Catholic devotees believe that the Madonna and Child icon seen at the Church’s veranda is miraculous. Over the years, it is believed that the image grows in size. Jaro Cathedral features two rows of almost life-sized statues of male saints attached to massive stone columns with the statues of St. Peter and St. Paul nearest to the altar.