Rice Terraces

Explore the Philippine mountain region and be awed by its rich natural resources and cultural heritage.

Discover quaint villages, sacred waterfalls and rivers, extensive cave systems, hanging coffins, and picturesque rock formations. 

Visit UNESCO cultural landscapes such as the Rice Terraces of the Philippines. Scale the 2,000-year-old Banaue Rice Terraces carved into the mountains by Ifugaos. 

Immerse yourself in the mystique of Banaue’s natural resources and its people.

You will be in awe at the ingenuity of the Ifugaos as you trek through ancient rice terraces carved into mountainsides.

 

DAY BY DAY

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Day 1: Arrival in Manila

Night in a hotel near shopping centers and restaurants.

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Day 2: Manila-Banaue

Night in Banaue, a small town in the heart of the mountains and rice fields.

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Day 3: Batad

Hike to the fantastic village of Batad. In the afternoon, you will discover the surroundings of Batad during a walk to the village waterfalls.

Spend the night in a hostel in the heart of the village with a breathtaking view of the valley and the rice terraces of Batad, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

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Day 4: Banaue-Visit Bontoc-Sagada

Return on foot and visit Bontoc with its museum on the theme of the Ifugao tribes and headhunters. Spend the night in an Inn at Sagada.

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Day 5: Visit of Sagada

Walking tour of the main attractions of Sagada, the Echo Valley and the main Ifugao burial sites, the graves, the many coffins hanging from the cliffs and the explanation of local rites. Night in a hostel in Sagada.

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Day 6: Sagada-Vigan

Departure in the morning for Vigan in a private van. Cap off the night with a wall at the cobbled streets of Vigan, a UNESCO heritage site.

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Day 7: Vigan

Horse-drawn carriage tour of the main attractions of Vigan. Places visited: Nueva Segovia, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Plaza Burgos, Crisologo Museum, Sqyuia Mansion, Bantay Bell Tower, Baluarte ni Chavit, Pagburnayan, Hidden Garden.

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Day 8: Laoag and Pagudpud Tour

Depart in the morning for Pagudpud, your next destination. Along the way you will visit Laoag.

Places visited: Juan Luna Shrine, Marcos Museum, Paoay Church, Paoay Lake, Malacañang of the North, Batac Empanadahan, and Pagudpud tour.

Then you will also discover the main attractions of the Pagudpud region, Burgos Light House, Windmills, Patapat Viaduct Bridge, Pagudpud Beach, Agua Grande. Night by the sea.

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Day 9: Pagudpud

Free day. 

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Day 10: Pagudpud

Free day.

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Day 11: Tagaytay

Night in the small town of Tagaytay perched above the volcano and Taal Lake.

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Day 12: Tagaytay

Free day.

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Day 13: See you soon!

Transfer to the airport for your international flight from Manila.

INCLUSIONS:

 

  • 12 nights hotel or hostel

  • A private air-conditioned private van

  • A mountain guide

  • Tours indicated as included on your itinerary

  • Internal transfers indicated included in the itinerary (plane, van, car),

  • Meals mentioned in the “pension” tabs during your itinerary,

EXCLUSIONS:

 

  • There is no guide, this stay is free (except local English-speaking guide during your included excursions).

  • Tips and all personal expenses

  • International flights. You can consult our list of tour operators offering dry flights.

  • Rental of masks, fins and snorkels during your excursions

  • ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES

  • AIRPORT TAXES

  • The main meals

  • Multi-risk travel insurance

  • Itinerary changes in the event of bad weather, natural disasters, or cancellation of flight/boat/excursion by airline/boat/tour operator/hotel.

  • Change at the customer’s request after reservation.

Are you up for a Philippine adventure?