Tour description

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Route Summary : Manila-Banaue-Batad Village(*)-Manila

This tour is ideal if you only have a short time frame but don’t want to miss the famous Banaue Rice Terraces – stunning 2,000-year-old terraces carved into the mountains of Ifugao in The Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people.

Includes an exciting ride in a local jeepney to a drop-off point from where you will hike, with a local tour guide, a mountain trail to a traditional local village nestled within a panoramic valley of  rice terraces where you can visit a traditional home to meet the local people and experience their way of life handed down from one generation to another.

(*) Provided you have a good level of physical fitness (expect unpaved and narrow mountain trails with steep irregular terrain, usually under a hot sun) and should you wish to trek for three further demanding hours we can offer you:

a) the Tappiya waterfall after Batad. With a phenomenal 70 meters fall in rainy season and a naturally formed pool at its bottom suitable for a cooling swim ( dress conservatively), Tappiya waterfall is an unique location in the area.

b) Banga-an village instead of Batad. Banga-an village showcases a typical Ifugao community. Wet weather causes damage so the steps need constant renovation. You are rewarded with spectacular views.

Customized extensions not included, but available upon request:

Option 1.) Trek MT. PINATUBO VOLCANO plus visit the hidden San Guillermo church in Bacolor.

Option 2.) Visit remote Kalinga.

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3 Days / 2 Nights PRIVATE Banaue Escape

From: 22,510.00

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1 Person : ₱ 44,955.00
2 Persons : ₱ 22,510.00 per person
3 Persons : ₱ 17,525.00 per person
4 Persons : ₱ 15,350.00 per person

Itinerary

Day 1 – Manila-Banaue

06:30 – Depart Manila for Banaue via Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya and stopping at San Jose for lunch (at own expense). We then stop at one of the scenic lookout points along Dalton Pass followed by late afternoon arrival in Banaue. (Optional tour ) Yamashita surrender site, Kiangan Shrine and the Ifugao Museum.

Day 2 – Banaue – Batad Village

08:00 – We have an early breakfast and then you depart with your English-speaking local guide. From Banaue Batad is approximately 16 kms away, the first 14 kms of which will be traveled by our privately chartered local jeepney. The rest of the distance is on foot using a mountain trail. The trip to Barangay Batad in Banaue, to witness the amphitheater shaped terraces located at 3600 ft., takes only a 30 minutes hike (*).

(*) Provided you have a good level of physical fitness (expect unpaved and narrow mountain trails with steep irregular terrain, usually under a hot sun) and should you wish to trek for three further demanding hours we can offer you:

a) the Tappiya waterfall after Batad.    With a phenomenal 70 metre fall in rainy season and a naturally formed pool at its bottom suitable for a cooling swim ( dress conservatively), Tappiya waterfall is an unique location in the area.

b) Banga-an village instead of Batad. Banga-an village showcases a typical Ifugao community. Wet weather causes damage so the steps need constant renovation. You are rewarded with spectacular views.

We stop at the panoramic Banaue viewpoint at 4800 Ft. that provides a perfect experience of the enormity & extent of the terraces followed by a visit to the Banaue Museum. Banaue Museum features decades-old books by anthropologist Otley Beyer and Igorot artefacts collected by his son William. The museum is on two floors featuring weaponry, jewellery, traditional dress and photographs of Banaue 100 years ago.  

Time permitting we can stop at the market and souvenir shop before dinner.

Day 3 – Banaue-Manila

Leave at 08:00 am after breakfast. In San Jose, stop for lunch arriving in Manila at approximately 18:30 pm, depending on weather and traffic conditions.