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Skip the Line: Villa Escudero Plantation & Resort Day Pass Ticket
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Skip the Line: Villa Escudero Plantation & Resort Day Pass Ticket

By Baron Travel Day Tours
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Ages 3-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8h
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  • Welcome Drinks
  • Carabao Cart Rides
  • Use of outdoor recreational facilities
  • Lunch at the waterfalls
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Escudero
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions


  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5712P76

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Only proper swimming attire is allowed in the swimming pool.
  • Bringing food is not allowed in the resort. Food brought in with special arrangements will be charged corkage fees.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5712P76

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    Welcome to Villa Escudero. About two hours away from Metro Manila, this convenient, refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life is your chance to recharge your batteries. Guests will tour the plantation on board a carabao drawn cart while being serenaded by a native band. A whole day tour to this popular tourist destination will offer you a glimpse of history, custom, cultural heritage and a taste of delectable Philippine cuisine.  It features a museum which houses the Escudero family’s vast collection of historic, religious and cultural artifacts, some dating back to pre-Hispanic times.  The highlight of the day is a sumptuous lunch, kamayan style (eating with your hands), served at the Labasin Waterfalls Restaurant. Bathe your feet in cool rushing water from a nearby lagoon. Immerse yourself in fun-filled outdoor recreational activities such as bamboo rafting and of course, a swim in Villa Escudero’s spring-fed pools to complete this memorable visit. In addition, enjoy the entertaining Philippine Experience Show which showcases the country’s rich culture through native dances from all over the Philippines.
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  • Baron Travel Day Tours
    216
    Manila, Philippines
    Joined in February 2011
  • Mary S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great half day tour hitting the historical highlights in metro Manila!
    My tour guide Fernando was very informative and easy to understand. I really appreciate that even though I was solo (paid the price for 2 people) they still ran the tour even though no one else was added. Be warned, there is quite a bit of walking involved to see intramuros & Fort Santiago, and at the time of day we went it was quite warm. They provide bottled water but would suggest bringing a hat, towel, umbrella for shade in open areas. Driver has nerves of steel to be able to navigate the tight streets with the scooters weaving in & out. Kudos to him!
    Written April 27, 2024
  • 123maui
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manila old and new, excellent!
    RJ and Ronnie were excellent! Highly recommended! Will definitely book other tours where they are guides. Well worth the time and $.
    Written April 22, 2024
  • R H
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful way to see historic Manila
    It was a wonderful tour. Our tour guide, Richard was highly knowledgable and extremely professional and gave us a wonderful tour of Manila. Highly recommended.
    Written April 20, 2024
  • AliObz
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice relaxing day to chill away from the city
    If you want a nice relaxing day to chill away from the city, then I do recommend booking this activity. I was quite lucky as the place wasn’t so crowded. I recommend seeing the waterfall first. It is quite a small one, but still lovely. It’s about a 20 minutes walk which can be quite calming and there was a gentleman there who helped me through the water and took fantastic pictures of me. There are three pools: the big warm pool, the “soda” pool, and the lovers’ pool which is tucked away in the corner. They provided me with lockers at no extra cost. You make your way back to Manila after lunch so make sure you do as much swimming as possible beforehand. Lunch is buffet food (with soft drinks costing extra) and although I am not a huge fan of buffet food, it was nice nonetheless. Throughout the drive, my tour guide was informing me about the sights on the road i.e. the buildings, the motorway, the mountain etc., which was nice. The only negative feeling I had (at the very end of the tour) was the tour guide telling me I should tip the driver. Although I do not come from a “tipping culture” country, I do not mind doing it when someone has done a great job. That said, I didn’t have much cash on me (as everything was booked and I didn’t want to carry much cash on me) so I just pulled out the first note which was PHP 50. The tour guide complained that it was too small. I still ended up giving it to the driver, but it left a sour taste in my mouth (and it’s not like this is a cheap activity to book). Overall, this is a nice activity to book if you want a break from the city.
    Written April 20, 2024
  • hyp3rdr4k3
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    It was educational and entertaining at the same time. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. We'll definitely doing more tours with you in the future.
    Written April 5, 2024
  • kenhU8449OP
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enlightening visual history of Manila
    This was an informative and enjoyable tour which spanned Spanish colonial settlement, world war II occupation, independence and the modernisation of Manila. The 4 hour tour in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus actually took over 5 hours with nearly 3 hours spent in heavy traffic. One suggestion to improve pick-up arrangements is to specify pick-up times at various hotels some of which are nearly 45 minutes from where the tour actually starts in new Manila.
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Eileen H
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must experience for everyone
    Everyone should experience Villa Escudero at least once. It is a fun relaxed day. We enjoyed the lunch at the water with the waterfall. Food was good. Waiters were very helpful. It’s good having water shoes for stability in the water. We enjoyed the show afterwards Very much. Although we did not look at the opportunities for children we noted that there were those kinds of entertainment. They for sure will enjoy the water buffalo ride. I visited in 2007, and it was good to revisit this unique place. Eileen from Minnesota
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Crazygi
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lot of history. Would have been better if cheaper for the amount of tour specially for big groups.
    Price could have been cheaper. Tour was enjoyable. Lot of history. Went to Intramuros, passed by BGC and Okada, went to memorial of veterans from Ww2
    Written March 20, 2024
  • B5151TUpaula
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good day enjoying the highlights of Bohol.
    Excellent pick up and drop off service and friendly, helpful host who took us to a very good variety of places on Bohol. We had a very enjoyable day.
    Written March 14, 2024
  • U3599INdaisyp
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Philippine history
    There’s a lot of walking but it’s worth it. My American husband was enthralled by the American involvement in the Philippine history.
    Written March 2, 2024
  • F6323AUchristianc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Low stress high reward
    Nelle was a great tour guide during our trip. She made sure our needs were met and then some! Nelle was quite the photographer and made sure we were first in line or held a place in line for us while we explored. The trip was everything I looked for. I showed up and everything was taken care of. Thank you!
    Written February 26, 2024
  • 96parkerm
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit
    The best place i have visited, a sadness when i had to get my flight back to the uk but for sure i will be making a return visit. Recomended to all.
    Written February 11, 2024
  • DenisB889
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good way to get a basic understanding of Philippines history and Manila geography u
    The tour was comfortable and informative. The guide was knowledgeable . A good value. I recommend the tour be done soon after arrival
    Written January 23, 2024
  • stoneax5
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    A trap
    POS - air-conditioned van - punctual pick up and return - small group (6 plus driver and guide) - Intramuros and American War Cemetery are worth visiting CONS - 70% of time spent in the same spot listening to the guide. No option to walk freely and meet at meeting point. - American War Cemetery: listened to 30 mins talk in the same spot and then given 15 mins to actually see the place. We literally sprinted around to try to see as much as we could in this ridiculous amount of time. Appreciate the guide knowledge but it gets to a point that we can no longer pay attention as we were eager to visit the place. - time spent in the van: lots of interesting things to see on tbem way to Intramuros but the guide was talking on the very top of his voice like a machine. His phone kept ringing and he kept talking to us … no change to talk to your travel companion. -Intramuros: very interesting place to take pictures but we spent a long time listening to the guide near the shops and then far away from main area. It was obvious people were restless and the main purpose, at least for me, was to actually see this great place. - way back to hotel: we really hoped the guide would then be quiet and let us enjoy the view but we had to endure 45 mins of loud talking non stop. My friend tried to meditate, I pretended I was asleep, other people looked at their phones but the talk would not stop. It honestly felt like torture. - we were asked 30 000 pesos as tip per person - my friend went to her hotel room after as the e experience was a bit traumatising. I had 2 headache tablets. SUGGESTION Get a grab (Uber) and go to these places yourself Get a walking tour where you are listening/learning but are also seeing the place and are free to talk to your travel companion.
    Written January 19, 2024
  • Y9056IXchristined
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative
    This tour is a great way to see a few of the highlights of the Manila area. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent perspective of the history of the Philippines. Highly recommend.
    Written January 6, 2024
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Johnmuel Romano Mendoza
Cabanatuan City, Philippines27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I have been here three (3) times already, and the most recent one was before the pandemic. I indicated that I went to the place in January 2022, just to comply with the requirements of the review. Nevertheless, I can still feel the excitement and anticipation of being inside the resort whenever I am preparing for a trip to Villa Escudero. First, the various WWII mementos on the ground near the place where the carabao cart pickup is always a delight for visitors. Second, the religious items collected by the owners of the place is a flashback of our religious history and a testament to our endearing faith to the Roman Catholic Church. Third, the luncheon by the waterfalls is unique and can only be done inside the resort. Moreover, the food itself is an added value to the trip. Visiting the place with the whole family is recommended, it will give the family members to bond while appreciating the life of our ancestors.
Written May 31, 2022
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KITANI
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
I was expecting a tour related to agriculture, since the place is a coconut plantation. However it is more of a theme park to learn culture of Philippines, water activities, cultural show and local lunch inside artificial water fall.
The museum is interesting to look around if you are in the Philippines for the first time. The swimming pool is cozy and relaxing space for family. It is a rare experience to have lunch just under the waterfall.
Although it was out of my intention the tour itself was very entertaining, thanks to our tour guide Rolando.
滝つぼでの食事や水牛に乗ったりとフィリピンの文化を味わえる。滞在時間は短いがプールなどで水遊びもできる。博物館も説明を受ければ楽しめるので、ガイドが重要。ココナッツはなにも関係ない。
Written November 7, 2018
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Cynthia G
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Villa Escudero is a 2 hour drive from Manila. it is a perfect place for a day trip. The museums are very well done. The meal they serve is very generous and tasty. And they serve it by the waterfalls. Very enjoyable day!
Written March 27, 2019
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Bong G
21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
the man made waterfalls self-service dine in area is quite unique , with variety of delicious foods to choose ... the mini show after and the a bit relaxing carabao cart tour ... the church as museum with lots of artifacts from spanish years to japanese time and religious items ...
Written October 4, 2018
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momonine
Nauvoo, IL155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We didn't stay overnight, but had a great day at this resort, a former coconut plantation! The buffet dinner was so unusual at the foot of a waterfall that was accessed by stepping stones through the river. Our serves brought us food from the buffet which was enjoyed while water swirled around our feet! A variety menu Items were served on banana leaves that seemed authentic.
We also really enjoyed the cultural show afterward that featured dance and music from several different parts of the country! Very entertaining--it concluded with a cock fight which was not allowed to end in a kill, thank goodness! We also enjoyed the museum on site, especially the inauguration costumes of past first ladies !
Written March 16, 2019
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KeanTraveller
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had been staying in Manila for a few days and wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle.
The Villa includes a museum visit which was the most amazing private collection I have seen. For a small additional fee you could take the tour of the house museum, which they had to open up the house for us, we were the it ones through that day, it was well worth the visit and small amount extra to get a look inside the house and see the kitchen and hear the stories from the guide who takes you through. We thought this was a great bonus that no one else that day saw because we were the only ones through it on the day.

They have book rafts you can paddle on a little lake which was a but of fun. Then three pools including a kids pool, infinity edge pool and an adults only pool. This was a lovely way to spend few hours.

You can hire lockers for your gear and spend as long as you like.

We had a lunch included served down by the manmade waterfall, it was cool to dip your feet in the water as you ate. The food was lovely.

All and all if you are looking for something with a variety of relaxation, history, food and activities then you should check this out.
Written November 30, 2019
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MrsPinky
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Providing excellent service, guiding you, and offering warm greetings, even for guests with disabilities. Your feedback as the reviewer is appreciated.
Written December 31, 2023
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Venture702371
North Port, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It's amazing the area was so peaceful and the food was awesome. We go back next time in Philippines
Written October 11, 2023
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mark
Warrington, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good day out with family meal incuded with the price swimming pool jacuzzi and river boats plus quaint little carabou ride where locals get on the ride and sing local philipino song
Written February 6, 2022
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Anthony C
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
This place has everything you need and want to have a good time! Food, swimming pool private cottages and many other amenities waiting for you and your family. Check it out !
Written November 6, 2019
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