Experience World War II history in the Pacific like never before. Though the big guns of Corregidor are now silent, the buildings, structures and tunnels on the island are a testament to the valour, courage and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who held out for 27 days against great odds and effectively changed the course of world history. The tour includes an aerial tour of the magnificent Cavite – Batangas coastline, beautiful Taal lake and volcano, capped off with lunch at Antonio’s, considered by The Miele Guide as one of Asia’s top restaurants.
This Peninsula Academy brings to life the drama of the last stand of the combined Filipino and American defenders against the invading Japanese forces in World War II. Your journey begins when you take off from The Peninsula Manila’s helipad on a BELL-407 helicopter and take to the skies and cross Manila Bay to the rocky island fortress of Corregidor where a guide will take you on a private tour of the island onboard a 1940s tranvia (tram) and relive the history of major sites, their strategic importance and legacy. Later in the morning, a Peninsula page will offer Champagne and canapés before the helicopter flies along the spectacular Cavite – Batangas coastline before descending into Taal lake and hovering over Taal volcano, one of the most geologically active environments in the Philippines. Then the coconut plantations ringing Taal lake open to reveal the hillside town of Tagaytay where the helicopter will land near Antonio’s restaurant for a garden lunch at one of Asia’s best restaurants. This is the perfect finish to the The “Spirit of Corregidor” tour before returning to The Peninsula Manila with enough memories to last a lifetime.
PHP 245,000 for one
PHP 265,000 for two
PHP 285,000 for three
PHP 305,000 for four
Prices include taxes, transportation and meals.
- The programme duration is 6.5 hours from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
- Advance reservation of two weeks is required.
- The maximum number of persons is four.
- Minimum 6 years of age, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- This programme is subject to availability