MPT South Celebrates Successful Biyaheng South Summer Tour 2024

Metro Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), once again brought the ‘Ka-Biyaheros’ away on an unforgettable summer adventure with the successful Biyaheng South Summer Tour 2024.

On Thursday, May 23, MPT South, in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 4-A (DILG IV-A) and Cavite Tourism and its official mobility partner for the event, Chery Auto Philippines embarked on a two-day summer road trip in destinations made accessible through Cavite-Laguna expressway (CALAX). Biyaheng South Summer Tour is also supported by the following brand partners: Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay, Alitaptap Art Cafe and Gratchi’s Getaway.

Among the Ka-Biyaheros were go-to content creators Joseph Verallo, Karla Obispo (Travel With Karla), Darwin and Hershey (DarSheyGoesTo), Mark Liveta and Gael Dela Rea (All About Cavite), Nani Ocampo (Hello Eats Nani), Editha and Kristian (Lakwatsero Caviteno), Darren Antones (Dabyahero), Em Suringa (KaEmtayo), Jen Sapida-Ocampo (The Social Momdia), Jayvee Manabat (Travel ni Bes), Eric  Bernardo (Hungry Byaheros) and Bradley Bedruz (Aliventures).

Chery Auto Philippines was the official mobility partner of MPT South for this year’s Biyaheng South Summer Tour. Throughout the trip, Ka-Biyaheros rode in style in Chery’s impressive vehicle line-up: Tiggo 5x Pro Hybrid, Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid, Tiggo 8 Pro All-Wheel Drive, and Tiggo 8 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).

Not only do these vehicles have stylish designs, but it also provided the Ka-Biyaheros maximum comfort making the Chery vehicles their perfect companion for the journey. The Ka-Biyaheros definitely enjoyed the convenience of the advanced technology, not to mention the fuel efficiency, of their Chery Tiggo service vehicles.

The adventure commenced with a warm welcome at Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay, a family-friendly retreat known for its comfortable accommodations, delightful farm experience, and a range of recreational activities. This serene hotel provided the perfect starting point for the summer tour. It offered the Ka-Biyaheros a relaxing environment with stunning views of Tagaytay.

Next, the Ka-Biyaheros headed to Gratchi’s Nature Farm Getaway in Silang, where they engaged in a variety of summer activities, including low ropes courses and ATV rides. This destination is perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, offering an exciting blend of adventure and relaxation. After the physical activities, Gratchi’s provided a refreshing meal, rounding off the day with delicious local cuisine.

Day one concluded with a visit to Alitaptap Art Cafe, an artist community studio in Amadeo, Cavite, offering a vibrant space for creativity and cultural exploration. Here, the Ka-Biyaheros visited seven artists’ studios, each with different meanings and stories, immersing themselves in the rich narratives and diverse perspectives of the local art scene. Afterward, Alitaptap presented their new menu to the content creators, adding a delightful culinary experience to the cultural journey.

The second day kicked off by having lunch at Asiong’s Caviteno Restaurant, which is renowned for its delectable traditional Caviteño cuisine. The restaurant offers a variety of Cavite dishes infused with Spanish culinary influences.

The Ka-Biyaheros had a blast exploring a farm and getting hands-on with traditional coffee-making at Amadeo Artisano. This experience not only heightened their understanding of local culinary customs but also shed light on sustainable farming methods.

Ms. Arlette Capistrano, Vice President for Communication and Stakeholder Management Division of MPT South, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, “The Biyaheng South Summer Tour 2024 perfectly embodies our commitment to connecting people to the rich cultural and historical heritage of Cavite. By leveraging our expressway network, we aim to provide unparalleled access to these hidden gems and enhance the travel experience for all Filipinos. This tour is just one of the many ways we are working to promote local tourism and support the communities we serve.”

Biyaheng South is an award-winning tourism advocacy program of MPT South that is active on social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. It promotes the toll road network CAVITEX, CAVITEX C5 Link, and CALAX as gateways to the sensational sites and attractions in the South. With over 30,000 combined followers on digital platforms, Biyaheng South has generated more than two million views on TikTok, increasing vehicle traffic along its expressways and helping boost the economic growth of Cavite and Laguna provinces.