PURE AND TIMELESS BATANES, PHILIPPINES
|Batanes Resort||Php 8,670||Php 9,280||Php 15,290|
|Shanadell Inn||Php 8,250||Php 8,815||Php 15,105|
|Seaside Resort||Php 8,680||Php 9,600||Php 16,105|
|Fundacion Pacita||Php 10,809||Php 13,760||Php 20,808|
This tour will show you Batanes robust landscape, steep cliffs and rolling grasslands. Witness communities full of intact stone houses (as old as 1887) and their unique traditional cogon rooftops, bestowing you with a feeling of timelessness. Of the 11 cool and windy islands comprising the Batanes group, only three are inhabited: Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat. The island “Sabtang” is probably one of the most known preserved sites of Batanes and testimony to the surviving Ivatan culture with their typical headwear “suots”.
Tour inclusions :
* 4 Days / 3 Nights airconditioned accommodation
(Note that surcharges apply during superpeak dates like Christmas and Easter)
* Roundtrip Basco airport transfers
* All tours as specified in the tour itinerary , including one local English speaking guide
You will be awaited at arrival at Basco airport for transfer to your lodging of choice. Rest of the day free.
Day 2 (breakfast)
Breakfast. Jeepney tour on Batan island. You will visit a century old church, which bell tower damaged by intensity 7 last year 2000 as well as the oldest church in Batanes (17th Century). We drive through the verdant rolling hills of “Marlboro Country” and see Batanes century old vernacular houses made of limestone & cogon grass. Witness the panoramic views while we drive the long winding road in Chawa, visit “Ghost Town” village, wasted away by tidal waves in 15th century and the old settlement of Idjang.
Day 3 (breakfast, picnic lunch)
5.30am Early breakfast. Depart for San Vicente Port at 6:15am. At 8:00am, take a boat (45mins.) for Sabtang Island tour: Savidug Vernacular Houses / Traditional Lime Kilns, Savidug ruins, Savidug Idjang, Chavayan Traditional Ivatan Village, Chavayan Community Tour. Travel to Nakabuang Beach for picnic lunch. Travel back to Batan Island at 2pm. Rest of afternoon free.
Day 4 (breakfast)
After breakfast, we will arrange your land transfer back to Basco airport for your flight back to Manila.
|Reminder: Batanes is located in the northernmost region of Luzon, where lodgings are simple and rustic. Hardly any modern transportation exist, thus a jeepney will be used for the tour. Travelers may experience minor inconvenience such as lack of hot / cold shower, aircon, transfer, modern restaurant facilities, etc. But we tried our best to showcase all the major highlights of the province with the tour coordinator making the food, coordinating transfers and accommodation in advance in order to maximize the tourist’s time in the island.|
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Itinerary might change depending on local weather conditions, rates subject to change.