Banaue & Sagada 3Days/2Nights Package

Banaue Rice Terraces. Amazingly this Eighth Wonder of the World has been functioning 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:

Night time –   departure to Banaue(12-2am)

Day 1  – Upon arrival tour at Hapao rice terraces or Batad

Day 2 – Tour in Sagada, Hanging coffins, Falls and caves

Day 3 – Back to Manila day time.

 

Detailed itinerary:

Night of Day 1

12-2am Depart Manila to Banaue, the home of the famous rice terraces. On the way we will cross several provinces up to

Banaue. The Banaue rice terraces, or as called here, “Hagdan-Hagdang Palayan ng Banawe”, are 2000 years old terraces

that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. We call it The

eighth wonder of the world! After Est. of 10 hours ride, Arirval and check in at the hotel for over night.

Day 1 – Two options:

A. Batad village trekking

Upon arrival to Banaue, Jeepney, the local manufactured vehicle that remind the American military jeepney’s, will pick us  up at the hotel and will take us to the Batad saddle, where the trek down to Batad village begin. The way to the Saddle will take around 1.5 hour off-road. From the Saddle you will walk down to the village, Batad village located in the center of the fascinating Rice terraces valley. Upon your arrival to the village you will meet the locals, the natives who lives there, You will cross the village and will climb up to the rice terraces view point, where you can see the whole valley and the village at the center. If there is enough time and energy, you will be visiting the falls behind the mountain. Afternoon time start climbing up to the Batad saddle and Back to Banaue Hotel for an overr night.

B. Hapao Rice Terraces

Upon arrival to Banaue a Jeepney will pick you up and will take you to the view point of the rice terraces of Banaue, from there you will head the Hapao rice terraces. Visit at the wooden craft workshop and Hiwag village. Later at the evening of that day you can visit the market of Banaue, a small but cute market with unique souvenirs from the north. Back to the hotel for an over night.

Day 2

After Breakfast you will be heading to Sagada through Bontoc junction. Sagada, the picturesque lovely town, where there is no time. In Sagada you may view the Hanging coffins where the natives used to bury their relatives, Visit the caves where water under your legs and bats above your head, Nice water falls and friendly people. After a day tour in Sagada,  you will head Banaue to spend the night.

Day 3

After Breakfast, not very early, proceed to Manila, the way takes about 10 hours.

 

Inclusive:

Air-conditioned vehicle Manila to Banaue to Sagada to Manila

Accommodation In Banaue Hotel or Similar

Environment permits and entrance fees

Professional Tour Guide in Banaue & Sagada tours

Daily Breakfast in Banaue hotel

Contact us for more details at info@banaue-tours.com