Paete and Pakil Day Tour

  • 120 kilometers south of Manila, Paete is a quaint little town, which takes its name from the carpentry tool “paet” (or chisel) as it is known for its centuries-old woodcarving tradition. Paete is also famous for its papier-mâché (locally known as “taka”), with families engaging in this business for several generations.  A stroll down Paete’s narrow streets opens up ways of appreciating local Filipino culture through the people’s skill and artistry.  A quick stop at the nearby town of Pakil completes the tour with a visit to the wood whittling workshop.

  • Day tour package includes transportation, lunch, tour guiding to woodcarving, papier-mâché making and wood whittling workshops, and visits to centuries-old churches.


Ilocos Norte

  • Home to weaving and pottery traditions, Ilocos Norte is known for age-old churches with breathtaking architecture.  Weekend tours include visits to museums, churches, weaving and pottery sites, and a pottery workshop conducted by no less than traditional potters themselves!

  • Weekend tour package covers transportation, lodging, tour guiding to crafts sites, pottery-making workshop.


Banaue, Ifugao and Sagada

  • Weaving, woodcarving, blacksmithing, and basketry making sites are only some of the attractions of these provinces, not to mention the rice terraces and caves.  A pleasant break from the city’s polluted air and humid weather, these two crafts making towns are popular to foreign tourists as well.  Sign up and discover why.

  • Summer tour packages include transportation, lodging, and tour guiding. Minimum of 10 people. Backstrap weaving lessons also available. Minimum of 5 students.

The Crafts Sites Tours is a project of MANLILIKHA Artisans’ Support Network. To inquire or sign up, contact us at