Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Day Tour

October 12, 2017

The last time we were at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, we were there for an overnight stay. This time, however, we opted to return for a day tour. In a span of 10 months, they’ve already made significant changes. The biggest one is the addition of an all-day tour option which includes not only the heritage tour but also lunch and other activities.

 Heritage Tour

During the heritage tour at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

We went there on a weekday as walk-ins and started our heritage tour at 9:30 am, the first and earliest tour schedule. From the reception area, just take a jeepney and have them drop you off at the area where the tour starts. If you have a low tolerance to heat, wear a cap and bring a bottle of water. The bottle of water provided during the tour is only given towards the end. Once the heritage tour is finished, each guest is given a cold towel which helps you cool down a bit.

Lunch

Lunch at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Our package included lunch which we had in the same building where you pay and register for the tours. Take the table beside the windows for a better view.

We had soup, a main dish of your choice, and dessert. Drinks were not included.

River Cruise

This is probably the highlight of our trip. Most of us were tired of walking so the short cruise provided some relief without having to sacrifice the experience. Hats and umbrellas were provided but bring your own water especially if you do this in the middle of the afternoon. The view from the raft provided a lot of photo opportunities and we ended up taking most of our photos during the cruise.

Golf Cart Rental

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Golf Cart Rental

After our river cruise, we decided to go around to take photos. But because our Titas (aunts) were already too lazy to walk, we decided to rent a golf cart. Unfortunately, only a maximum of four people can ride the golf cart and there were five of us. So we rented one bike and took turns riding it.

To rent a golf cart, you will need to have a valid driver’s license, Php 1,500 for deposit, plus the cost of one-hour rental which is Php 650.

 

Kalesa

Kalesa at Las Casas Filipinas

We didn’t ride the kalesa and just settled for a photo. If you didn’t avail the all-day tour, the cost of the ride would be Php 75 per person and it would last for about 15 minutes.

Bike Rental

Las Casas Bike Rental

Rented a bike at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

We only rented a bike because we couldn’t all fit in the golf cart. Rental fee is Php 150 per hour. We still ended up enjoying the bike ride and it offered a better alternative to walking.

Beach

Las Casas de Acuzar Beach

The first time I visited Las Casas, the weather wasn’t too good so we stayed out of the beach area. This time, we just looked around and took photos. I have no idea how deep the water goes since I’ve never tried swimming here but there are certainly nice beaches in Bagac that you can also check out.

Swimming Pool

After going around Las Casas, we decided to dip our feet in the pool and admire the view.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Tour Prices

  1. Walking Heritage TourPhp 1,500 per person
    • This only includes the tour without any of the activities or food
  2. All-Day Tour – Php 2,000 per person minimum of  5 persons
    • Walking Heritage Tour
    • Lunch
    • River Cruise
    • Kalesa Ride
    • Hotel de Oriente Entrance

If you factor in food cost, the river cruise fee (Php 500 per person), kalesa ride (Php 75 per person), and access to Hotel de Oriente (Php 200 per person), the All-Day Tour is already a good deal.

Activity Prices

  • River Cruise – Php 500 per person (minimum 4 persons)
  • Kalesa Ride – Php 75 per person
  • Bike Rental – Php 150 per hour
  • Golf Cart Rental
    • Php 650 per hour
    • Maximum of 4 persons (yes they’re strict)
    • Extra 15-30 minutes Php 400
    • Requirement: Driver’s license + Php 1,500 deposit

Notes:

  • They accept credit card payments.
  • Wear socks if you don’t like walking barefoot. Footwear isn’t allowed inside the houses.
  • Umbrellas are available, just leave your ID.
  • There’s a BDO atm inside (meeting place for the heritage tour, bike and golf cart rental)
  • Walk-ins are accepted during weekdays
  • Read about our first Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar experience

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Contact Information

  • Manila Office
    • Office Hours 8:30am – 5:30pm (Monday to Saturday)
    • (+632)332-5286
    • (+632)332-5338
    • (+632)877-4503
    • Mobile +639178329361
    • Email: reserve@lascasasfilipinas.com
    • Website: www.lascasasfilipinas.com
  • Pampanga Office
    • 300-3265 / 300-3271

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9 Comments

  • Theresa

    5 is such an awkward number to travel with; I laughed at the bike rental with the cart. The tour looks very nice, but my favourite bit would be the cruise.

    October 28, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Tanvi

    I’ve heard so much about this place that I cannot wait to go there already. And the pictures make me realize that a day tour to go around would probably be too hectic and that’s why an overnight stay is required. Especially when you mentioned that your aunt was too tired to walk. Taking slow here would be a great choice otherwise. And i loved the pictures especially about the boat trip & that cute golf cart. Happy exploring.!

    October 28, 2017 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • Medha Verma

    Wow I absolutely love your photography! I would love to do this tour, especially the river cruise and the horse carriage ride, it all looks lovely!

    October 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm Reply
  • Fiona Maclean

    River cruises always seem to work for me – I love the pace – it’s just perfect for photography. The golf cart is a new one – but what a great idea. I like the look of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, there seems to be plenty to see!
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    October 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • Megan Jerrard

    How interesting it would have been to see how much it had changed in only a short 10 months. Great tip on carrying your own water on the tour – I’ve found this with a lot of day tours actually, that say they offer water but usually pull them out at the end. I’m like it’s too late by that stage!

    Sounds like some fun transportation options – the river cruise looks so peaceful and relaxing, haha and while I love to bike and walk I’m pretty lazy, so I totally would’ve gone for the golf cart too :D! That swimming pool is stunning – I would love to actually stay overnight like you did the first time. Sounds like a lot to do!

    October 30, 2017 at 11:01 am Reply
  • nathalie salcedo

    I visited Las Casas way back last year, and yeah it seems that there were so many improvements when it comes to the heritage tour. I’d love to experience the river cruise part of the trip though <3 and you say hats were given to the guests as well?
    I think I should be back in Las Casas again. Nice photos btw 🙂

    October 30, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Win

    Hi. Is it okay to bring our own foods like snacks or packed lunch? We’re only 2 persons that’s why we can only avail their P1500 tour. I hope you can response. Were planning to visit this Nov 12. Thank you 😊

    October 31, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply
  • Aleah

    I’ve been hearing about Las Casas for years now but I’m sorry to say I haven’t been there! I was invited to stay there too, but I turned it down as I was traveling. Too bad. I love the feel of the place, it’s like a real old Spanish town, what with the calesa, the heritage houses, and the strees. Hope to see it when I’m back in Pinas.
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    November 1, 2017 at 12:42 am Reply
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