Great Views! Rice Terraces Tour (Private Tour only)

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Departure: on any date
Private tours are scheduled at your preferred date
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You will travel privately with only your own group
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We will arrange for free pickup at any location
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Itinerary: flexible
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2 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS - Rice Terraces Tour (Private Tour only)
PRIVATE Tour
Departure: on any date (BEFORE BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT US TO CHECK FLIGHT AVAILABILITY)
Participants: No Maximum
Pricing:
1 Person: Php 22,200.00
2 Persons: Php 11,100.00 per person
3 Persons: Php 7,800.00 per person
PRIVATE Tour
Departure: on any date (BEFORE BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT US TO CHECK FLIGHT AVAILABILITY)
Participants: No maximum
Pricing:
1 Person: Php 22,200.00
2 Persons: Php 11,100.00 per person
3 Persons: Php 7,800.00 per person





Rice Terraces Tour Information


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    PRIVATE Tour Itinerary

    • filter_1 Day 1: Manilaarrow_forwardCauyan Airportarrow_forwardBangaan (viewpoint)arrow_forwardBatad Rice Terracesarrow_forwardBanaue
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      08:15 am (airface pax account) – Our Driver/guide will pick you up at Cauayan and then we drive via Alicia to Mayoyao in 2–3 hours along a very scenic road with deep cliffs along the side when approaching our destination. Underway there are few scenic lookout points before arriving around 11 am in Mayoyao, where we just visit the Mayoyao rice terraces viewpoint. If you are not planning a (long) hike in Batad we have time to visit the Apfo', domed-shaped Burial Tombs, found only in Mayoyao and use to house the bodies of the town's ancient warrior and elite. General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Japanese Imperial army in the Philippines was captured here on August 1945 and brought to Kiangan where he surrendered before he was taken to Baguio City where is formal surrender was staged, tried for war crimes and hanged in Los Baños in 1946.
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      At 11:30 am we continue to Batad which is 2 hours drive. We will make a (photo) stop at the Bangaan rice terraces. From the Batad saddle the rest of the distance is on foot using a mountain trail, taking only a 15 minutes hike to Batad viewpoint (*) where our driver arranges a local guide upon request when interested in hiking. At Batad viewpoint, you will witness the amphitheater shaped terraces located at 3,600 ft and this is also the place for taking your well deserved lunch. You might want to bring some snacks as its an early start and late lunch on this day. Overnight in Banaue/Hapao.
      . (*) Provided you have a very good level of physical fitness (the hike is up and down) and should you wish to trek for two-three further demanding hours we can offer you from Batad viewpoint:
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      a) the Tappiya waterfall 30 minutes hike after Batad Village. With a phenomenal 70 meter fall in rainy season and naturally formed pool at its bottom suitable for a cooling swim (dress conservatively), Tappiya waterfall is a unique location in the area. (hike up down) Since we arrive after lunch, the time is limited for a relaxed hike and swimming.
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      b) Batad Village is a 2 hours hike back and forth from Batad viewpoint (hike up down) and underway you will have great views from different ankles of Batad rice terraces. .
    • filter_2 Day 2: Banaue arrow_forward Hapao rice terraces tour plut hot spring arrow_forward Cauyan
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      08:00 am pick up from your hotel in Banaue or Hapao (native village inn) and you will be dropped at the entry for a 45 minutes easy hike to the hot spring while enjoying great views of the Hapao rice terraces. You may enjoy the hot spring while enjoying great views of the Hapao rice terraces. You may enjoy the hot spring and after we go back where our driver will be waiting. Your lunch can be taken (own account) at Native Village Inn, great views, (limited menu choices) and after we proceed to Marco Paulo restaurant for dinner (own account) in Cauayan a 4.5 hours drive away before proceeding to Yapi Resort (double deluxe room) for your overnight.
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      08:00 am pick up from Yapi Resort and we will bring you to the Cauayan airport 15 minutes away, Cebu pacific flight leaves at 09:25am.
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    • filter_3 Optional Extra Tour after Day 2: Banaue arrow_forward Sagada arrow_forward Banaue
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      Day 3 : Banaue – Sagada – Banaue
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      After Breakfast in the Hotel, we start the day with a 2.5 hours ride (one way) to picturesque SAGADA with its ancient burial caves and mummified bodies at Sugong & Echo Valley.
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      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 a symbol of fertility and long life. Visit Bontoc's Tribal Museum with artifacts and unique pictures from the mountain tribes.
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      We then enter the impressive Sumaguing Cave, known for it’s rock formation and impressive chambers. In the afternoon (optional and when time allows) we visit the Bomod-ok waterfalls. The track to the waterfalls takes a total of 3 hours. After the tour after we proceed to Marco Paulo restaurant for dinner (own account, optional) in Cauayan a 4.5 hours drive away before proceeding to Yapi resort (double deluxe room) for your overnight.
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      Itinerary may change due to weather conditions. .
  • directions_carPickup & Drop off
    Pickup

    Cauyan Airport

    Drop off

    Cauyan Airport
  • shopping_basketThings 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.
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    Route Summary : Cauayan-Mayoyao (viewpoint) – Bangaan (viewpoint) – Batad Village (tour) – Banaue – Hapao- Cauayan

    This tour is ideal if you only have a short time frame but don’t want to miss the famous Rice Terraces – stunning 2,000 – year – old terraces carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The only “hike” on the first day is a 15 minutes walk to Batad viewpoint. However if you are in excellent condition since the time in Batad is limited you can hike to the Tapiaya waterfall (3 hours) or Batad village (2 hours). You will be rewarded with spectacular views. Overnight in Banaue. The next day we hike (level terrain) for 1 hour thru the rice terraces of Hapao and at the end of the trail, if interested, you may take a bath in the hot spring. Then its another 1 hour back to the starting point. Before we hit the road again going back to Cauayan we take our lunch at Native Village Inn. Overnight in Cauayan. Optional Sagada Extension.
  • hotelAccommodations
    Most Hotels in North Luzon are lacking quality, service and the (slightly) better beach resorts are overrated so if you are expecting 5 star level of a ccommodation its better to avoid beautiful North. Keep in mind that many smaller places are family run. Some hotels in Vigan and San Juan are exception and offer good value of money. We visited all places and made a selection of our own and our client experiences: logistics, service, food quality, ambiance, value-for-money and location. Room rate is per night twin/double sharing and includes breakfast where indicated. Of course, we can also book your own suggested hotel.
    • Banaue Province
      Banaue Hotel

      Php 2,500.00 per room per night base in twin share with breakfast.

      This is the hotel in Banaue that may be especially attractive to those who want the best available in town and parking space (something quite hard to find in Banaue). It offers dining, a large lobby with souvenir shops, swimming pool, and weekly cultural shows. The Hotel has 84 and 2 types of rooms: Standard rooms with 3 single beds located on the lower floors and "renovated" deluxe rooms (included in our package) located on the ground and first floor with double bed and extra bed. They also have backpacker-type rooms at Php 250 a bed in both the older building as well as the new adjacent Hostel.




      Bangaan & Batad Hillside Inn

      Both Inns are located near the rice terraces, Batad Hillside inn Offers great view of Batad Village and the Batad rice Terraces. The rooms of Bangaan Inn are slight;y more convenient than their cottages. Both Inns have shared bathroom with cold summer using Mandy. Both family run Inns have electricity and good kitchen.




      Sanafe Lodge

      Php 2,340.00 per room per night base in twin share with breakfast.

      Sanafe Lodge is Centrally located near the market place. DOT and few steps from the bus and jeepney arrivals. This well run Family place has an outdoo dining area overlooking the Banaue Valley and the hanging bridge just below. They have rooms starting at Php 800.00 but we suggest their deluxe and double deluxe rooms with private bathroom and hot water for your stay. The best rooms are included in our package if you choose Sanafe Lodge. Here you will feel very welcome and at home.




      Ujah Native Village Inn

      Php 2,250.00 per room per night base in twin share with breakfast.

      Native Village Inn Offers unique Native Ifugao cottages which are overlooking the Hapao rice Terraces. The Resort has a lovely garden setting with the many flowers and sitting area's from where you can enjoy breathtaking views. The cozy restaurant with open fireplace has European and Filipino food on the Menu. The toilets and showers with hot water are shared and outside cottage. Its located 9 km away from the downtown Banaue or 30 minutes by trike or jeepney. Parking is available for eight cars.



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