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Address: | Laguna, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
Phone Number: 521-0830
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

This resort is actually a self-contained working coconut plantation and...

This resort is actually a self-contained working coconut plantation and features a museum, bamboo rafts, a rural village tour and a restaurant underneath a waterfall.

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Villa Escudero Plantation Tour with Lunch

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Great day trip to Villa Escudero

Great venue for a day trip - there is the museum and old plantations grounds to explore. Highlights for me was lunch in the lagoon at the bottom of the (man made) waterfall - food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great venue for a day trip - there is the museum and old plantations grounds to explore. Highlights for me was lunch in the lagoon at the bottom of the (man made) waterfall - food was great and it was a novelty to eat in the water - plus the rafting along the lagoon and Filipino cultural show at the... More 

Thank HelsBelsMelb
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you step into Villa Escudero, expect nothing less than stellar customer service. Filipinos are known to be hospitable, and the staff of Villa Escudero is a wonderful testament to this. The tour starts with a welcome drink, and a warm receptionist guiding you through the day's activities. This is followed by a carabao ride (which I was... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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100 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Villa Escudero tour is a throwback to the hacienda era in the Philippines. There is a church, a museum and a wide expanse of greeneries. A carabao ride will welcome guests and lunch (a nice Pinoy-themed) is served in their manmade falls (actually used to be a mini dam or water reservoir). In the afternoon, there are cultural shows and... More 

Thank Jubert A
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We used Shore 2 Shore travels to arrange this trip. Bring a change of clothes if you plan on taking a dip in the waterfall. Lunch is a buffet service but because we used Shore 2 Shore for our trip the waiters bought food to our table which saved us having to queue up. We took a tour around the... More 

Thank Chrissy F
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The place was fairly large, with a few things to do the whole day. You can choose to ride a carabao-drawn carriage from and to the entrance. I seriously was concerned for the welfare of the animals, I took pity on them having to pull the whole thing. But it looked like they were well-taken cared off. Their museum was... More 

Thank LalaRosa
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This is unplanned visit for me and for my family but honestly this place in on my bucketlist since 2013 and i'm so happy to ticked off it now 👌🏼 I personally enjoyed the carabao ride with a live background of Filipino Folk Songs, we did also the Balsa Ride with my sister then after that we had a lunch... More 

Thank TuTaTNeSS
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Do not waste your money and time here. They brag about the welcome drinks. C'mon!! Is that really "gulaman" in a cheap plastic cups?! Man-made falls sucks. Water is dirty. Food is good but flies and bees everywhere esp on the fruits and condiments. You won't be able to eat well coz of the insects. The cart ride is very... More 

Thank JoFranc
Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

we went there late .there was entry free of 850 peso per person. the have a water fall restaurant that is why i went there . the view is just so beautiful. they have a shuttle service inside which will take you around the resort. it is abound 2 hr from manila. you can do a day trip here.there is... More 

Thank Tajinder F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

If you want to be familiarize with the Filipino culture this is the place to stay. They have a pool and buffet meal which is a very fantastic experience. I miss the hot chocolate drink which was served every morning. And the accommodation is very well. I want to stay here again

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Villa Escudaro is a coconut plantation that has remained in the Escudaro family for generations. To provide employment for the families that worked the plantation, it has gradually expanded into a cultural attraction, as well as a vacation lodge in a picturesque area about 2 hours south of Manila. The Villa contains a large pavilion where dinner and breakfast are... More 

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