|The tricycle I rode into for the 4-hour tour with "kuya"|
First 45 minutes (Balance: 3 hours, 15 minutes)
So before you face the heat, be prepared to combat the heat.
It may take some time to wait for your halo-halo order here so 45 minutes is the time allotted for you to stay in this restaurant. There's 2 hours and 15 minutes left.
Next 40 minutes (Balance: 2 hour, 35 minutes)
For the next 40 minutes, the next destination would be at the Taoist temple called the Ma-cho Temple.
This Taoist temple is located on a hill that allows you to see the view of the San Fernando Bay. 30 minutes would be enough to tour around the temple. Don't forget to go inside it. The other 10 minutes is allotted for the travel time from Halo-Halo de Iloko Balay to this Taoist Temple.
Next 45 minutes (Balance: 1 hour, 50 minutes)
See a tangible part of history as you head to Pindangan Ruins. Pindangan Ruins are the remains of a church built in 1786 that was destroyed due to an earthquake (Learn more about Pindangan Ruins, Click here).
You may consume 15 minutes in reaching Pindangan Ruins from Ma-Cho Temple. Be sure to keep silent here because there might be a mass going on next door. The ruined area is being taken care by the nuns of the Carmelite Monastery which is just located nearby.
Next 1 hour (Balance 50 minutes)
The tricycle driver ascended me to the hilly part of the city.
So how did I come up with this 4-hour tour with a tricycle? I just picked a tricycle randomly and talked to the driver if he wants to tour me around (the deal was 250 pesos).
Well he agreed and I think the prize is already fine especially if you are running out of time and you want to maximize that remaining time.
This 4-hour itinerary would not be possible if you are commuting in between the destinations since it would be time-consuming to wait for a ride one after the other, worse, if there will be other passengers, the pain of budgeting your time would hurt deeper.
So, hiring your own tricycle could be a good choice. Please do haggle for the prize and if you think it is too expensive, there are still other tricycle drivers out there who might like a cheaper deal.
My 4-Hour Itinerary Summary
Halo-halo de Iloko Balay (45 minutes)
Ma-Cho Temple (40 minutes)
Pindangan Ruins (45 minutes)
Thunderbird Resort (1 hour)
Pagoda Hill (Chinese Pagoda) (50 minutes)