Baguio & Banaue 4Days/3Nights

Banaue Rice Terraces. Amazingly this Eighth Wonder of the World has been unctioning as rice paddy terraces for the Igorot tribes living in the rugged North. These steps were carved out of mountains in prehistoric times using sheer brawn. With their fierce culture, even now the Igorots tend to the terraces and perform ancient rituals linked to the cosmic force that inspired their farming ancestors to build this sustainable technology a truly original feat of engineering. The climate is cold owing to high altitude, and walking into the mist is almost like hearing breathy whispers from beyond. People are always coming to trek its cool trails. Maybe to fathom this 2,000-year old enigma. Or perhaps to meditate on the ancient belief that in trekking these stairways to heaven, they live out their own legend.

 

Brief itinerary:

Day 1 – Departure manila to Baguio, tour baguio.

Day 2 – Baguio to Banaue through Halsema highway, Free time in Banaue upon arrival

Day 3 – Tour at Hapao rice terraces or Batad village for your choice.

Day 4 – Banaue to Manila

 

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1

Departure time, early morning, it’s a 5-6 hours drive to Baguio, upon arrival a short tour in town, Botanical Garden, Mines

View Park, Good Shepherd Convent, Camp John Hay(Where they can shop a little). After the tour, going back to the hotel.

Day 2

Early morning after breakfast, proceed to Banaue, The way takes 6-7 hours, depend on road conditions. The way is

amazing, driving through the largest vegetable terraces plant in Asia. Upon arrival to Banaue check in and free time.

Day 3 Two Options:

A. Hapao rice terraces, which is the easier trek, and can be good for any age. Boarding on the Jeepney at the beginning of

the tour and proceed to visit the Hapao rice terraces and the Head hunter village. Duration 5-7 hours tour.

B. Batad trek, the famous batad rice terraces, the trek is a 1.5 hour Jeepney ride up to the starting point at Batad Saddle,

where you will start walking down, to the village, the way takes about 1.5 hour as well. The walk is not so easy for every

age but if you are in good shape, you can do it easily.

The village is amazing, and preserved well so far with its culture and feel. Duration 8-10 hours.

Day 4

After breakfast, leaving Banaue and going to Manila, takes 9-11 hours. You may stop on your way for photo taking and

refreshments.

 

Inclusive:

Air conditioned vehicle – Manila to Bguio to Banaue to Manila

Accomodation in Banaue Hotel or similar(Banaue Hotel is the best accommodation in Banaue area (2 Star Hotel)

Environment permits and entrance fees

Professional English Speaking Tour guide in Banaue & Sagada tours

Daily breakfast in Banaue hotel