New Ilocos Outdoor/Trailing Adventure Package

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off the beaten path

We’re back to sun-kissed days and raw nights at LEAD Movement because we believe nothing feeds the spirit better than expanding your comfort zone to the great outdoors. Inviting you to trail with us through the jagged hills of the northeastern towns in Ilocos Norte. Expect primeval trails and nothing else but nature at most parts. Bring your own gear and ride your own 4WDs. But there will be great food as you wish. That is why we’ve nicknamed the adventure LEAD FXD for food and drive.

We did the adventure ourselves. Check out the photos at Sidaga (Burgos), Tadao (Pasuquin), Solcok, Tamdagan and Vintar Dam (Vintar). The chilly temperature in Sidaga makes it the best spot to spend the night, even in the midst of summer. Solcok Falls is not too far from the route. The boys explored the cave through the mammoth rock with hand-carved steps that are estimated to be more than half a century old.

TrailingMan on the RoadThe LEAD FXD Outdoor AdventureRice FieldsTrafficTamdagan OverpassSidemirrorWoodyMoonshine and RoastingSunrise at SidagaCampsiteRise and ShineWet RideSolcokBarangay Solcok, VintarGreen RockCarved StepsSolcok Falls CavingFringeSolcok FallsElementsSolcok FallsLEAD Movement Exploration - April 26 2015Land TravelVintar MountainsideDirt RoadVividLEAD Movement Decade 2The Vintar Dam and the Bislak River as it is now.
Ilocano LunchVintar DamLEAD Movement

Contact the LEAD Movement for guided outdoor and trailing adventure packages.
Reny Tan 0917 841 5155 / 0919 873 5516
Marc Nicolas 0917 763 5943
Mark Czar Manangan 0917 981 5655

Photos by Blauearth and LEAD Movement
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Behind-the-scenes with Kris Aquino for KrisTV

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Presidential sister Kris Aquino visits the Laoag La Paz Sand Dunes, part of the Vigan-Laoag feature on KrisTV

So real, Ms. Kris Aquino tours Ilocos and shoots for her TV talk show on ABS-CBN.

The irrepressible John “Sweet” Lapus, the particular episode’s special guest, tries sandboarding. Sweet yelled “Bongga!” as soon as he succeeds the smooth descent.

Sweet, Bimby and Kris AquinoJohn Lapus gears up while Kris Aquino and Bimby watchJohn "Sweet" Lapus on LEAD Movement's sandboardReady, set, go!"Nakakalula...""Bongga!"Kris Aquino and Bimby

Darla Sauler and LEAD's Benny Arce

Entertainment writer Darla Sauler with LEAD Movement Executive Director Benny Arce. In the photo below, with KrisTV segment producer James is LEADer MC Manangan.

MC Managan with JamesPicture 039

Our LEAD Movement, sandboarding innovators in the PhilippinesHappy to be a member of LEAD Movement, the innovators of sandboarding in the Philippines

No blinking now. Proud Ilocano moment. LEAD, which stands for Laoag Eco-Adventure Development, conceptualized sandboarding in 2009 in hopes of attracting more tourists to Ilocos Norte. We’d like to call it a backyard project, we aimed to market the unproductive, idle vast centuries-old sand dunes for niche tourism helping the essential trickle-down effect. It was a long and ardous road. Those who have followed the blog early on are familiar with that road. We never thought sandboarding would reach this far, this big. We’re moving on to a new adventure. In the works…

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With special thanks to Ms. Krs Aquino, Sweet Lapus and KrisTV.

Photographed by Blauearth for LEAD Movement All Rights Reserved 2012