Upon booking this tour, you will be taken to the following places:
- Gaston Park
Brief history/description: This landmark was named after a pre-war Municipal Mayor of Cagayan de Oro named Segundo Gaston. Then it became an execution ground for Spanish criminals later turned into a training ground for local revolutionaries during the American Occupation. This also became the battle site of the Battle of Cagayan de Misamis which took place on April 7, 1900.
- Vicente de Lara Park/MacArthur Park
Brief history/description: This park formerly carried the name “MacArthur Park,” in honor of General Douglas MacArthur – also known by his “I shall return!” line – who landed in Cagayan de Oro after escaping from Corregidor en route to Australia. Now it is named after Provincial Governor Vicente de Lara. There is an obelisk monument (shown in the above picture) there that honors the Filipino soldiers who died in Philippine wars and conflicts.
- Gardens of Malasag
Brief history/description: This eco tourism village was conceptualized in 1991 as an eco-friendly cultural habitat. The site was inspired by the picturesque gardens of Granada in Spain and the Butchart Gardens of Canada.
- Mapawa Nature Park
Brief history/description: This park offers a myriad of activities: trekking, swimming, horseback riding, ziplining, camping, and many more. With that, it makes an ideal place for people who like thrills and new adventures.
- Divine Mercy Shrine
Brief history/description: This Catholic site is located in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, featuring a 15.24 meter statue of Jesus. The said statue was made possible by thousands of dedicated devotees through their donations. The place also serves as a venue for regular holy masses and daily confessions.
- City Museum of Cagayan de Oro City
Brief history/description: This landmark is considered as one of the oldest infrastructures in the city. Constructed in 1921, when Cagayan de Oro’s water source was still coming from Malasag, it once served as a water reservoir for the municipality of the old Cagayan de Misamis. Having survived World War 2 bomb attacks, it now serves as a museum featuring the rich culture of the city that lives to tell the tale of the city that was once “Cagayan de Misamis.”
Rate: 1,800 php
Tour inclusions: all-in transport and diesel