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The Banaue Rice Terraces (“Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe” in Tagalog)
Private Tour Schedule: Manila-Banaue-Batad-Banaue-Manila tour.
Duration: 3 Days - 2 Nights
Per Person From: ₱14,900
Highlights: Banaue Town and rice terraces, Batad Village trek (Or Banga-an Village, Easy walk)
Ideal for visitors with limited time to explore.
Banaue (4800ft.) and Batad Rice Terraces (3600ft): Hand constructed over centuries by the tribal mountain people, with sensational viewpoints and town museum.
Banaue terracing covers around 10000 square m. of mountainsides. Irrigation is via rain from higher up the slopes and co-operation from terrace owners is necessary to control the downward water flow.
Rice is continuously re-planted and harvested.
Sensational mountain location of the 2000 Year old Rice Terraces
No Philippines trip is complete until you have seen these man made wonders, carved from the mountains, by Ifugao tribesmen over 2000 years. The Banaue Rice Terraces are considered to be the 8th wonder of the world.
The Banaue Rice Terraces are commonly referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. They are variously located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft.) above sea level and cover about 4000 square miles of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rain forests above the rice terraces. The system comprises of dams, sluices, channels and bamboo pipes, which are open and closed in co-operation with each owner. They were built using hand tools only.
The local people still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces, wet weather causes damage so the steps need constant renovation.
Ifugao rice terraces are stone walls which can reach as high as 50 feet, they are constructed along the natural contours of the mountain side. The terraces are then backfilled and another wall is then built at a slightly higher elevation. This process is commenced from the valley floor upwards.
Terraces require an elevated water source to flood the fields during the growing season. They also dam the water during construction to aid in moving boulders and earth. Irrigation water is sometimes channeled long distances by stone lined channels or bamboo aqueducts that traverse the sides of the mountains.
- BATAD rice terraces
- MAYOYAO rice terraces
- HAPAO rice terraces
- KIANGAN rice terraces
The majority of the Ifugao have maintained their identity and cultural heritage, they live in harmony at the Rice Terraces of Banaue with the beliefs of their sacred ancestors, despite Spanish and American attempts throughout history to change them, they remain proud and independent.
They acquired the necessary expertise in water irrigation, stonework, earthwork, and terrace maintenance at the Philippine Rice Terraces over centuries. These days, many of them are now working as local guides for Rice Terraces Banaue and in other Tourism related occupations.
Private Banaue Tours
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Private tour groups
Private tour pick-up
Pick-up/drop off, at your Manila Hotel, Manila airport or any convenient location.
Private tour itinerary
Onward travel arrangements to other destinations can be arranged.
Private tour transport
(This will save 6 or 7 hours each way travel time.)
About Rice Terraces Banaue
Its head office was opened in Manila. In May 2002 Angeles was added.
We are now one of the most respected names and major players in the Philippine travel and tour industry.
We have received numerous awards and recognitions.
Accredited Department of Tourism Tour Operator No. 071- 2006
S.E.C Reg. No. A 199804466 Member: Philippine Tour Operators Association & Philippine Travel Agencies Assoc. No. RE – 03 – 373
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