Rice terraces and waterfalls
With Manila transfer: Php2199/person (Rate for group of twelve people) Please keep in mind that the price depends on the number of people in your group. If you have less or more than 12 people please message us to get the rate. Duration: two days ✔ Aircon round trip land transfer from any point in Metro Manila to Banaue ✔ Jeepney ride Banaue - Batad - Banaue ✔ Tour guide for the trek ✔ All the fees ✔ one night accommodation in an Inn
Day 0 2100H: ETD Manila Day 1 0600H: ETA Banaue town proper, breakfast (on guests' account) 0700H: Transfer to Batad saddle point (tricycle or public jeepney) 0800H: ETA in saddle point, trek to village, check-in at lodge, freshen up/rest 0900H: Trek to top view, Tappiyah Falls and Awa view deck (packed lunch at the falls, on guests' account) 1600H: Return to lodge, freshen up, free time 1800H: Dinner (on guests' account)
Day 2 0700H: Wake-up call, breakfast (on guests' account) 0800H: Start of trek to Batad saddle point 0900H: Transfer back to Banaue (tricycle or public jeepney) 1000H: Arrival in Banaue, free time (explore the town, buy souvenirs, have lunch) 1300H: ETD Banaue town proper and return to Manila 2100H: ETA Manila
● an overnight backpack (20-30L), preferably with a rain cover ● hiking clothes + sturdy footwear ● fleece jacket + wind breaker ● swimwear ● sun screen (at least SPF 30) + sun hat ● travel towel ● flashlight/ head lamp (for power outages) ● camera, charger, power bank ● reusable water container (stop buying single use plastics!) ● trail snacks ● enough cash (there is no ATM, establishments do not accept cards, travelers' cheques)
It is to your benefit to set your expectations right when it comes to the housing and eating arrangements. Unlike its sisters in Sagada or Banaue, the rooms in the lodges are spartan. They are all clean but come with basic linens (pillows and blanket). Be prepared to bring your own towel. All toilets and bathrooms are communal so don't forget to pack with you your basic toiletries (best stashed in a bag that can be hung on hooks). Don't be surprised if you find yourself sharing a room with moths or fireflies. They are regular residents of the area. Most lodges have its own in-house cafeteria/eatery that serve basic rice meals either with vegetables (e.g. chopseuy) or meat (chicken or canned tuna), bowls of hot noodles, soups (usually sinigang) and hot drinks (instant coffee, tea or chocolate). Every now and then, pizza (or their version of it) will pop on the menu. Don't expect anything fancy. Here you eat to fuel your body and not necessarily to tease your palate. Meal cost is higher than that in the city so budget accordingly as credit cards/cheques are not accepted. Make sure to pre-order your dinner, telling them when you want to eat, before you head out exploring in the afternoon. Last minute-orders are frowned upon.