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Villa Escudero Plantations Tours

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Villa Escudero Plantations
An ever-popular retreat from Manila, Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort is a historic hacienda and working coconut plantation. Attractions here run from a restaurant set in a waterfall, where you dine with water running over your toes, to swimming pools, a river, a museum, buffalo-cart rides, bamboo rafts, and cultural dance shows.

The Basics
It’s possible to stay overnight or for several days at Villa Escudero, with accommodation at a range of different price points. However, most choose to visit as a day trip from Manila. Ticket prices, which include lunch at the waterfalls, are substantial but more affordable than western-hemisphere equivalents and vary depending on the day of the week and the season. Villa Escudero tours typically depart from Manila and include door-to-door round-trip transfers.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Villa Escudero’s countryside setting, waterfall restaurant, and swimming pools make a great day out with kids.
  • Bring swimwear and sunscreen to enjoy Villa Escudero’s two pools.
  • The waterfalls in the restaurant where you eat with water flowing over your feet are man-made.
  • The carabao buffalo that pull the carts around the plantation enjoy a break every two rides.

How to Get There
Villa Escudero is in Tiaong, Quezon, 62 miles (100 kilometers) south of Manila, or around a 2.5-hour drive. It’s possible to reach the plantation by catching a bus bound for Lucena from Buendia terminal, asking the driver to let you off, and picking up a tricycle. Most travelers will find it easier to book a tour that includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.

When to Get There
Villa Escudero is a hugely popular destination with Manilans. Unless the weekend cultural shows are particularly important to you, avoid visiting on weekends or on public holidays, around Christmas, Easter, and New Year. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are least crowded, especially during the low season, which runs September through November.

Villa Escudero and the Escudero Family
Don Placido Escudero and his wife Doña Claudia Marasigan founded Villa Escudero as a sugarcane plantation during the 1880s. Their son converted to coconut farming during the early 1900s and built the country’s first hydroelectric plant. Since their grandchildren first opened the estate in 1981, a visit here has been a rite of passage for Manilans as an expression of their Filipino heritage.
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Villa Escudero Plantations

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Villa Escudero Coconut Plantation Day Trip with Buffet Lunch

Villa Escudero Coconut Plantation Day Trip with Buffet Lunch

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Spend the day at Villa Escudero Resort, and a historic plantation tucked away amid breathtaking natural surroundings. Ride a buffalo cart to the human-made Labasin Falls for lunch, set at bamboo tables at the foot of the waterfall while the water laps your feet. Enjoy a post-meal rinse and visit an on-site family museum of artifacts and antique collections. Travel round-trip by air-conditioned vehicle *** This area is for self-exploration. *** Free pick up/drop off from your hotel in Makati, Taguig, Ermita (Manila), Malate(Manila), Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, and Pasay. additional charges will incur outside these areas
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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$112.83
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$112.83
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Villa Escudero Coconut Plantation Day Trip from Manila

Villa Escudero Coconut Plantation Day Trip from Manila

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Manila on a day trip to Villa Escudero Plantations, an idyllic coconut farm situated in the lush countryside outside the capital. Enjoy fun activities like water buffalo-powered cart rides, and learn about Filipino culture thanks to an on-site museum and live local music performances. You'll also savor a delicious lunch at the Labasin Dam, enjoying your meal in front of the burbling waters flowing from the dam's spillway. This Villa Escudero visit also includes round-trip transport from your Manila hotel, entrance fees, and a local guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Private Tour: Villa Escudero with Lunch from Manila

Private Tour: Villa Escudero with Lunch from Manila

Find out what rural Filipino life is like on an easy day trip from Manila, on this day tour to Villa Escudero. You’ll receive personalized attention on a private tour, so you can ask your guide questions and get the most out of the experience. Tour the private museum at the villa, and learn all about the Spanish colonial days. Enjoy a delicious lunch of local food beside a man-made waterfall.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.34
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$233.34
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2 Day Tour (Taal Volcano- Villa Escudero- Pagsanjan Falls – Hidden Valley)

2 Day Tour (Taal Volcano- Villa Escudero- Pagsanjan Falls – Hidden Valley)

Are you just in Manila for a short time? Then this is the perfect tour for you. This 2 day tour of the outskirts of manila will sure captivate your imagination and make you fall in love with our beautiful country. 2 days of pack of activities from volcanoes to waterfall restaurants to hot springs, this tour definitely has it all. Highlights: Taal Volcano Villa Escduero Water falls Restaurant Hidden Valley Hotsprings Pagsanjan upstream Adventure
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  • 2 days
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$512.83
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$512.83
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Villa Escudero Day Trip with Lunch from Manila

Villa Escudero Day Trip with Lunch from Manila

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Enjoy some relaxation time on this day tour from Manila to Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort in Tiaong by private transportation. When you arrive at this coconut plantation in the countryside, you have the chance to learn a bit about Filipino culture and history through live music, a museum of artifacts, and a ride on a cart pulled by a water buffalo. Lunch is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$263.69
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Shared Villa Escudero Tour from Manila

Shared Villa Escudero Tour from Manila

Share the tour from guests around the globe. guest are picked up from their hotels within Manila Bay or Makati CBD area. Drive to Tiaong, Quezon, less than three hours drive from Manila, is an 800 hectare Spanish era coconut plantation that represents “hacienda” style living within a rural backdrop. There is a private museum with an absorbing collection of historic, religious and cultural artifacts spanning pre-Spanish times to World War II years. A sightseeing tour aboard a cart driven by a carabao (water buffalo) reveals the growing, harvesting and processing stages of coconut cultivation and takes riders to man-made waterfalls. On selected days, there are cultural shows to marvel at. Villa Escudero is truly a native experience.  Maximum waiting time for pick up is 30 minites 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.36
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A private daytour to Villa Escudero from Manila

A private daytour to Villa Escudero from Manila

A private roundtrip transfer from tour hotel in Manila to Villa Escudero Resort in Quezon Province. A Filipino heritage site with local experience with it’s carabao cart ride, folk songs & local shows & Filipino hospitality & delicacy.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.24
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Villa Escudero with Buffet Lunch from Manila

Villa Escudero with Buffet Lunch from Manila

Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort is a self-contained working coconut plantation, It was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s. A pioneering agro-industrialist, he built the country's first working hydroelectric plant to supply his dessicated coconut factory and Villa Escudero, where he and his wife Dona Rosario Adap built in 1929.
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  • 8 hours
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$102.57
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Private Shore Excursion of Villa Escudero with Lunch

Private Shore Excursion of Villa Escudero with Lunch

Spend a relaxing day away from Manila on this tour of Villa Escudero Plantations, a coconut plantation located in the Philippines’ beautiful countryside. Experience Filipino culture and history as you ride a water buffalo-drawn cart through the plantation, listen to live local music, browse interesting artifacts at the museum, and enjoy a scenic lunch at the base of a calm spillway from Labasin Dam.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.00
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$84.00
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