I am of the opinion that we Filipinos put too much importance on malls. Our family days are often spent inside a mall, with kids being “deposited” in play areas that charge by the hour. These kids will grow up never having been inside a historical museum or ever visiting Jose Rizal’s house. They will never see the balcony where Emilio Aguinaldo first waved the Philippine flag nor will they frolic in the shores of the historic Corregidor. As someone who loves history, historical places included, this is very disappointing.
But I believe that it isn’t too late yet to cultivate a love for history among our kids. There are many tour group nowadays that offer affordable packages for fun-filled, historical day trips. One such group is Ang Trip ni Rizal, a group of trippers that promises to introduce you to the famous and not-so-famous wonders of Rizal province.
Rizal, formerly of Morong province, offers a lot of visual feasts for the appreciative traveller. For art lovers, they can take the art tour and revel in the beautiful creations of local artists in their workshops or museums. They can also shop around and try their hand at pottery.
For the religious traveller, a trip to a 16th century cathedral can become a venue for enlightenment. Or they might find it in the walls of an 8-ft deep cave. These walls are adorned with the oldest known rock art in the Philippines, dating back to 3,000 BC, which are said to resemble religious images.
Nature lovers, meanwhile, will bask in the splendour of Rizal’s breathtaking landforms and majestic waterfalls. They’d also find something to like about the province’s eco parks, butterfly farms, and bamboo plantations. The more adventurous ones can zip through the mountains, bike their way through the trails, or spend the night in adventure camps.
What about foodies? Is there something in Rizal for them? Most certainly! Each food stop in the tours offered by Ang Trip ni Rizal will take them to charming restaurants that serve gourmet and specialty meals. They can also buy “pasalubong” for their loved one. It’s not hard to find a vendor of kasuy, suman and mangga, foods that Rizal is known for.
Indeed, there is something for everyone in Rizal. So the next time you find yourself planning a day out with your family or friends, consider one of the organized tours arranged by Ang Trip ni Rizal. You won’t regret it.
Why should you join Ang Trip ni Rizal?
Two words. Organized tour. You don’t have to plan anything. Upon paying for your trip, all you have to do is show up at the meeting place and bring your exuberance with you. The organizers will take care of your transportation, entrance fees (if any), and food. Depending on your package, your accommodations will also be taken care off.
Don’t forget to bring extra shopping money though. Something is bound to catch your fancy while on tour. Don’t also leave your camera at home.
To find out more about Ang Trip ni Rizal’s tour packages and rates, check out this link: Ang Trip Ni Rizal Standard Rates.