Corregidor Historical Tour


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November 15th 2004
Published: December 8th 2005EDIT THIS ENTRY

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This used to be a building of the American troops during WWII.
By 8am, we were already aboard MV Sun Cruises at CCP Manila Bay dock. An hour later, we arrived the tadpole-shaped island of Corregidor on the province of Bataan.

During the one-hour ferry ride, our historical trip already started, as a historian, gave us a brief history of the island.

Corregidor is also called "the rock" as it saved as a fortress of Manila Bay, during World War II.

Soon as we sat foot on the island, we hopped on tramvia buses w/c will get us around the island for our day tour.

We had a very funny tour guide, coz we really can't help ourselves from laughing whenever he delivers his punch lines.. (my bad)

Corregidor is a very relaxing place, w/ all its fresh forrests and and very green grass.
We really enjoyed looking at the huge canyons, the guns used by american soldiers during WWII.

The ruins of the barracks, and the past buildings there, served also as added attractions. We were asked not to step inside the buildings, coz debris might fall on us. But still, we enjoyed taking pics in front of them.

We also visited the pacific
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This is where they used to store the huge batteries used during the war.
war memorial, w/c has a very nice dome. The lighthouse, w/c u can climb up and have a glance of the whole island. We also bought souvenirs at the store, beside the parola.

For almost two hours, we were already tired of going around, taking pics, and remembering the historical past. So, by 12nn, we had our buffet lunch(part of the package we took) at the hotel. We rest for a lil while, then by 1pm we were again on our tramvia buses for the rest of the trip.

We went to the Japanese memorial, w/c has a very large buddha, w/c our tour guide called as the "virgin mary of buddhism". Funny, our guide was a Mr. Bean of his own..

We also dropped by different museums, w/c showcased more of WWII and the island's history.

One thing, one should'nt miss doing in this island is to pick-up small beautiful rocks, beside the beach. They are really wonderful souvenirs, i want to bring home more, but, we were told to bring up to 1 kilo only..

Last stop, was the malinta tunnel, where we had the light and sound show retelling the fall of corregidor. It was nice, but i was kinda tired and sleepy to appreciate the 30-min show.

So, that was it, our corregidor tour. By 230 pm, we were again aboard the ferry bound for Manila.

And to borrow McArthur's infamous lines: "I shall Return". And next time, we really have to stay overnight to explore more of this historical island.

Expenses: (in Php)
1,475 - Package tour(incl. lunch)
150 - Optional Light/SOund Show
350 - Souvenirs and snacks
1,975Total Expenses

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16th October 2005

Good for tourists
My foreign spouse liked the tour. Our male guide was very knowledgeable. The trip was very educational. I felt like I was in the American Colonial period.
22nd May 2007

Historical Significance!
My photo club and I went here for a day tour shooting. Very interesting place - reminding us our past! Rey
3rd January 2009

can't wait to be there!
jillie, you're probably too young to really appreciate the rock. a good book to read is We Band Of Angels by Elizabeth Norman. very informative. my father was a bataan death march survivor and he talked a lot about corregidor. i was too young then to understand what went on there. after reading We Band... i got really interested in visiting this historic site. my dream will come true in february/march. i like your blog and pics. keep on posting.
17th January 2009

Travel Inquiry
Hi There! Planning to visit again the beautiful island of Corregidor "The Rock". I've seen the Packaged tour price list and kinda wondering if how much if w/o Lunch, only the travel going there? like the fare for the ferry, bus w/ the tour. looking forward for you reply. Yours Truly, Ishi, local resident of this country.
27th June 2009

inquiry..
just want to ask lang po kung ano gagawin ko sakaling aavail ko toh..and when dapat magpabook kung sa july 20 po aalis??thanks po..
22nd October 2009

about the tour
hi there! can you email me the rates... for senior citizens... sa manila ba mangagaling? day tour lang ... ilang hours ang tour plus yung travel... meron ba from bataan to coerregidor? pls. email me soon thanks
7th January 2010

Planning to hava a trip in Corregidor
Hi, I am interested to see the Corregidor . My husband and I were planning to have a trip in Corregidor by July. Would you mind if you give me a details how to avail the package. Thanks a lot, and I m looking forward for your reply.
6th February 2010

visiting there soon!!!
Darating fiance ko this March, and our first plan is to visit Corregidor on March 17, kelan ba ako kailangang mag book? Pwede bang mag stay dun ng 3 days, at iavail lang namin yung bus tour and other activities for one day? Allowed ba kami na mag roam around sa island without added fees? Sana makareply po kayo soon dahil para mafinalize na namin ang plan for tour namin. Tnx!!!
23rd April 2010

inquiry
Do you have telephone numbers to call for inquiries
23rd April 2010

inquiry
Do you have telephone numbers to call for inquiries
22nd August 2010

reservation
Good pm, kindly contact me, I'm interested in this tour package. We are only two person and we are planning to have it on September 11-12, 2010. Thanks, Joana
4th October 2010

Historical travel
Corregidor Island was named the Spanish word "Correggio" which means "lay down" - all ships should be in the Philippines capital of Manila had passed the inspection and necessary for tissue repair Corregidor, the island was also used to report Manila government for the future enemy ship (the second version, although the claims that the island was used Prison and corrections institutions, which probably explains another affectionate nickname of Rock Island to mind the infamous Alcatraz Island), so the Spanish called the largest island in the five island straddling the gulf between the coast of the provinces of Bataan in the north and Cavite in the south - Isla del Corregidor" - . Island of Corrections. http://www.historicaltravelguide.com/
31st October 2010

Complete package
Hi there! Please send me the complete package tour of corregidor for 1 day only with ferry rides.

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