Rice terraces and waterfalls
With Manila transfer: Php2400/person (Regular Rate for group of twelve people) We also have PROMO rates. Please keep in mind that the price depends on the number of people in your group. 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 2200H: ETD Manila Day 1 0600H: ETA Banaue town proper, breakfast 0700H: Transfer to Batad jump-off point (tricycle or public jeepney) 0800H: ETA at jump-off point, short walk to the village, check-in at the inn, freshen up and rest from the ride 1300H: Trek to top view and Tappiyah Falls (you can swim there) 1700H: Return to the inn, freshen up 1800H: Dinner
● 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.