Duration: 2Days / 2Nights
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Route Summary : Cauayan– Hapao –Banaue-(optional extra day Sagada) Banaue – Batad Village-Mayoyao- Cauayan
This tour is ideal if you only have a short time frame but don’t want to miss the Famous Rice Terraces – stunning 2,000 -year – old carved into the mountains of Ifugao by ancestors of the indigenous people. On the first day after we pick you up at Cauayan airport, we drive in 3-4 hours to Native Village Inn in Hapao for lunch. After lunch, we will do the Hapao rice terraces tour, which is a 3 hours easy walk while the guide will explain everything about the local life and planting rice. Optional at the end of the trail is to jump in the hot spring and/or river. After the tours, we go back to Banaue for your overnight stay. The next day we drive in 1 hour to Batad drop off point and then it’s a 20 minutes trek to Batad viewpoint. From there you may choose for an easy trail od 1 hour or a 2 hours trek to the village tour and 3 hours if you proceed to the Tappiya falls (very strenuous). A guide from Batad will be guiding the way. You will be rewarded with spectacular views. Then lunch at Batad viewpoint then off (1-hour drive) to Mayoyao. Here we will have our mayoyao tour of 1-2 hours easy walking through the village and rice terraces. Each village in Ifugao has its own traditions and language. latest 4 pm we are leaving Mayoyao and then it’s 2.5 hours drive to Cauayan for your overnight stay.
2Days/2 Nights Great Views!!! Rice Terraces
PricingPRICE QUOTED with EARLY ARRIVAL
1 Person : ₱ 34,050.00
2 Persons : ₱ 17,339.00 per person
3 Persons : ₱ 14,620.00 per person
Day 1: Cauayan Airport-Banaue (viewpoint) – Hapao Rice Terraces Trek.
Defending on ETA (airfare pax account). Our Driver/guide will pick you up at Cauayan for a 3-4 hours drive to a small town in Banaue and a stop to Banaue viewpoint then 30 minutes drive to Hapao. Lunch (pax account) can be taken at Native Village Inn (limited menu choice) with great views. Stop at Hapao rice terraces viewpoint and then a 1.15 hours easy hike to the hot spring while the guide is informing you everything about the local plants and rice terraces. You may enjoy the hot-spring and enjoy the great views of Hapao rice terraces.
- if late arrival i.e. 11:25H Hike to hotspring is no longer possible.
Drive back to Banaue town for overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Banaue – Batad rice terraces tour – Bangaan vie point – Mayoyao Tour – Cauayan
07:00 am – Pick up at your hotel, drive 1 hour to the village of Batad (saddle drop off) trek for 20 minutes to Batad Village (2 hours). From Batad saddle the rest of the distance is on foot using a mountain trail, taking only a 15 minutes hike to Batad viewpoint* where a driver arranges a local guide upon request when interested in hiking. At Batad viewpoint you will witness the amphitheater-shaped terraces located at 3,600 ft then back to the car for the Bangaan village viewpoint. We will make a (photo) stop at the Bangaan rice terraces and this is also the place for taking your well-deserved lunch at Bangaan Family Inn and Restaurant. You might want to bring some snacks as it’s an early start and late lunch on this day.
Bangaan to Mayoyao is 1:30 hours along a very scenic road with deep cliffs along the side when approaching our destination. Underway there are few scenic lookouts points. Upon arrival, we will meet our local guide who will tell you all about the local life. General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines was captured here on August 1945 and brought to Kiangan where he surrendered before he was taken to Baguio City where his formal surrender was staged, tried for war crimes and hanged in Los Baños in 1946.
03:00 pm – Leaving Mayoyao, its a 2.5 hours to Cauayan. The hotel that we used near Cauayan is Mango Suites and they will provide the transfer to the airport to the next day which is 10 minutes drive away.
Flight to Manila is 09:10 am the next day.
At 1:00 pm we continue to Batad which is 2 hours drive. We will make a (photo) stop at the Bangaan rice terraces. From the Batad saddle the rest of the distance is on foot using a mountain trail, taking only a 15 minutes hike to Batad viewpoint (*) where our driver arranges a local guide upon request when interested in hiking. At Batad viewpoint, you will witness the amphitheater shaped terraces located at 3,600 ft and this is also the place for taking your well deserved lunch. You might want to bring some snacks as its an early start and late lunch on this day. Overnight in Banaue/Hapao.
(*) Provided you have a very good level of physical fitness (the hike is up and down) and should you wish to trek for two-three further demanding hours we can offer you from Batad viewpoint:
a) the Tappiya waterfall 30 minutes hike after Batad Village. With a phenomenal 70 meter fall in rainy season and naturally formed pool at its bottom suitable for a cooling swim (dress conservatively), Tappiya waterfall is a unique location in the area. (hike up down) Since we arrive after lunch, the time is limited for a relaxed hike and swimming.
b) Batad Village is a 2 hours hike back and forth from Batad viewpoint (hike up down) and underway you will have great views from different angles of Batad rice terraces.
Optional Extra Tour after Day 1:
Kindly advice if want to include an optional tour.
Day 3 : Banaue – Sagada – Banaue
After Breakfast in the Hotel, we start the day with a 2.5 hours ride (one way) to picturesque SAGADA with its ancient burial caves and mummified bodies at Sugong & Echo Valley.
We then enter the impressive Sumaguing Cave, known for it’s rock formation and impressive chambers.