Going to Tarlac is as easy as 123. From EDSA, you can hail Five Star buses or Victory Liner buses, or buses bound to Dagupan.
From Cubao to Tarlac City Siesta Terminal will cost you around P200.00.
Common Terminal in Tarlac City, near Super 8 warehouse, is where most, if not all PUJs are stationed going to different municipalities of Tarlac.
From the far end of the North Luzon Expressway, exit at Sta. Ines tollgate. Follow the Mabalacat sign, then turn straight ahead to Mac Arthur Highway. When you reach Mac Arthur Highway, turn right (going to Baguio). Just go straight.. you'll pass by Bamban Bridge...
When you get to Capas, you'll see a Jollibee branch on the right side of the road. Turn Left to the Ark that says "Welcome Sto. Rosario". At the dead end, turn right then just go straight... You'll pass by Brgy Aranguren... Turn left when you see the Iglesia, then go straight... you'll pass by Jason's Inn, Aqua Green, Death March. Then, Brgy Sta Lucia, Brgy O'Donell, a check point, a small cemetery to the right... the VOILA! next town is Sta Juliana. On the left side of the road is the Tourism Office where you'd register.
Here is the breakdown of fees, as of May, 2009:
(note: this is good for a maximum of five people)
Rental of 4x4 = P2,500
Guide = 500
Use of Skyway = 500
Conservation Fee = 250
3750 / 5 = P750 per person
Addt'l Note: Same fees apply even if you don't reach the 5-person head count (except for the conservation fee which is P50/head). So better go in groups of 5 to maximize your budget.
More: This quote applies to Filipinos. They charge higher for foreign nationalities.
Wendell Mercado - President of the Wheeler's Club is a very reliable contact. He gave us honest weather reports, gave us directions, even texted a reminder on what to bring. Do contact him if you're going. Veyr much recommended.
Hacienda Luisita Barrio San Mi
Good for: Families