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Tour description

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Route Summary : Manila – Banaue – Batad (*) – Sagada – Bontoc – Banaue – Manila.

(*) 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.

Optional extensions available to add on to this tour. We would be pleased to arrange these for you upon request :

a) Witness the historic, old Spanish towns Vigan and Laoag.

b) Visit Lingayen Gulf and go half day island hopping amongst the Hundred Islands

c) Witness remote Kalinga

d) Go trek Mount Pinatubo Volcano

e) Visit Subic, Philippines’ former US Naval Base and now a freeport zone

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4 Days / 3 Nights PRIVATE Banaue and Sagada Tour

From: 23,900.00

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This tour adds a fourth day to the 3 days/2 nights Banaue Escape Tour for those with a little more time. We will use this fourth day to drive from Banaue to Sagada, while visiting Bontoc's tribal museum along the way, returning to Banaue the same day.

Sagada is known for ancient burial caves and mummified coffins.

Pricing

1 Person : ₱ 47,800.00
2 Persons : ₱ 23,900.00 per person
3 Persons : ₱ 17,500.00 per person
4 Persons : ₱ 14,900.00 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.

En route, visit the Ifugao Museum and Surrender Site of General Yamashita. General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines surrendered September 2, 1945 in the Kiangan Central School where now the Kiangan shrine is placed. He was then taken to Baguio City where his formal surrender was staged, tried for war crimes, and hanged in Los Banos in 1946.

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 – Sagada – Bontoc – Banaue 

After breakfast in the hotel, we will start the day with a 3 to 4 hours ride (one way) to picturesque Sagada with its ancient burial caves and mummified coffins at Sugong & Echo Valley. Under guidance of a local English speaking guide you will glimpse Lumiang Burial Cave which houses more than 100 coffins are stacked in the entrance. The oldest around 500 years old. Many of them have images of lizards carved on them which are symbols of fertility and long life.

We then enter the impressive Sumaguing Cave, known for it’s rock formations and impressive chambers.

Visit Bontoc’s tribal museum on the way back, with artifacts and unique pictures from the mountain tribes.

Stop at the Viewpoint to admire the Terraces. Return to Banaue for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – 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.

Pickup

FREE Pick up 06:30 am from your hotel / home in Manila (*) on Day 1.

(*) If you wish to be picked up either straight from a Manila airport or from Angeles airport, please let us know your details and this can be discussed. Extra costs apply. Please indicate this in your Booking Request Form.

Drop off

FREE Drop off at your hotel / home in Manila estimated at 18:30 pm on Day 4 (depending on weather and traffic conditions).

Things to bring

Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, refillable water container, walking shoes or strong sandals, swim wear, waterproof jacket, spare dry clothes, (optional) educational giveaways like crayons for children in place of money/candy.

Note_Baggage allowance limited to max. 20 kg per person.

Inclusions & exclusions

Inclusions :

-Roundtrip transportation by airconditioned vehicle Manila- Banaue-Manila (FREE WIFI onboard for first 3 bookings) with English speaking driver.

-Fuel, toll fees, parking fees & registration fee and taxes.

-3 Nights best available run of the house accommodation (sharing basis. Single supplement) with hot water shower incl. 3 breakfasts, taxes & service charges.

-1 day mountain trail hike to a local village incl. local English speaking guide using local jeepney. Choice of Batad (*) or Banga-an village. (*)

-Viewpoint & Banaue Museum visit including entrance fee

-1 day tour to Sagada, incl. entrance fee Sumaguing and Lumiang Cave, Sugong viewpoint and services of a local English speaking guide ( 1.5 hrs)

-Visit the mountain tribe museum in Bontoc. Incl entrance fee.

Exclusions :

Customised extensions not included , but available upon your request:

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

Option 2 ) Visit remote Kalinga after day 4.

Additional Information about guide:

The local regulations insist on the need of a local guide in Banaue and Sagada. Our Banaue Tours include already local guide hire (with basic  English language skills) in Banaue and Sagada. Should you wish a German, Dutch , Spanish, Russian or French speaking guide (on top of the local guides) throughout your whole tour, this can be arranged by us upon your request in advance and costs approximately Php 4,000.00 additional per day. Food and accommodation for this guide comes still on top of this. Please indicate this as a request in your Booking Form.

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