Early flight departure for Legaspi City. Upon arrival, immediately go on a countryside tour of Legaspi. Travel towards Tabaco, a town known for its skilled artisans in metal craft, blacksmith, abaca handicraft, wood and rattan furniture. About halfway between Ligao and Tabaco the road branches off
the highway towards Mayon Skyline, also known as the Mayon Rest House. Located at 762 meters on Mt. Mayon’s northwest slope, Mayon Skyline is an 8-kilometer uphill climb with many hairpin bends. Once you reach the top, stunning views of Mt. Mayon and the coastal plains of Legaspi may be enjoyed in one of its view decks. The park also has an observatory and a small museum with lava samples and photos of previous eruptions. Continue on to Cagsawa, situated about 3.5 kilometers northwest of Daraga, and stop at one Albay’s most photographed ruins, the Cagsawa Church. The church was built in 1587 and was buried, along with 200 villagers, by a massive lava flow when Mt. Mayon erupted in 1814. What remains of the volcano’s fury today is the church’s belfry, some remaining walls of the priest’s house and the municipal building. Soon after the destruction of Cagsawa Church, the villagers relocated to Daraga, on to which now stands Our Lady of the Gate, a baroque church whose ornately carved exterior are hewn from volcanic rocks. It sits atop a hill, which affords an expansive view of the Mayon and the sea. Proceed to Lignon Hill for another all-encompassing scenery of Legaspi’s cityscapes, then make one final stop the Legazpi Museum and Gallery, a repository of artifacts, antiques and past and present artworks of renowned Bicolanos. Enroute to your hotel, drive by the Embarcadero de Legazpi, the town’s local harbor where trendy shops, restaurants, including a themed indoor amusement center have made it Bicol’s newest urban commercial hub. Check in at ORIENTAL LEGAZPI HOTEL. Overnight.
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