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Banaue Free ‘N’ Easy Private

From: 14,900.00

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1 person : ₱38,200.00
2 persons : ₱19,100.00 per person
3 persons : ₱15,900.00 per person
4 or more persons : ₱14,900.00 per person

Banaue Free ‘N’ Easy Private – 3 Days / 2 Nights

We recommend leaving Manila between 6 and 7 am to avoid rush hour, we make stops at San Jose and the Dalton pass shrine and we will arrive in Banaue 8-10 hours later. Banaue remains the center of the rich Ifugao culture and is a convenient base for visiting the rice terraces in the north.

Majestic Banaue and the surrounding rice terraces have evolved over 2000 years and are named the “eighth wonder of the world”.

Near to Banaue in Kiangan during World War 2 is where Ifuguo and American troops forced General Yamashita to make his informal surrender and we will visit here upon request.

A “must do” visit is the Banaue Museum which gives you an overview of Ifugao culture, history and tradition and a Banaue viewpoint.

Banaue hotel is our main stopover, but pension houses in Banaue town or a native village inn, 45 min travel by 4×4 from Banaue town can be booked for your overnight stay.

From Banaue, trips can be made to the rice terraces of Hapao (oldest rice terraces), Banga-an, Moyoyao and by the far the most popular visited, Batad.

Batad and Moyoyao are Unesco world heritage sides. Batad is usually included in our itinerary as it’s the most accessible and offers superb scenery. The restaurants near the viewpoint of Batad offer enjoyable meals. The “saddle” near Batad is the drop off point for this trip and can be reached by a 12 km (45 min) jeepney ride from Banaue. From there, it is a 45 minutes’ walk to the viewpoint where you can enjoy the stunning panorama of the mountains and rice terraces while taking your lunch.

Batad and its unique Amphitheatre of rice terraces is the starting point to hike to other destinations such as Cambulo village, Batad village, the waterfall at Tappiya (where you can swim) or Banga-an. You could also opt to stay overnight in Batad ( Basic rustic accommodation). The hike from the viewpoint back to the saddle takes about 1 hour.

Your driver guide will recommended and advise you on the best choice for you to hike, depending on the road, weather conditions and your fitness.

On the way back to Manila we could visit the “Sunken Church”. This church was almost submerged by ash originating from the Mt Pinatubo eruption, the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century in 1991.

Itinerary

Manila – Banaue

  • 6:30 am depart Manila for Banaue via Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya.
  • In San Jose, a short stop for lunch (on individual account).
  • Stop at Dalton Pass.
  • Late afternoon arrival in Banaue.
  • Check-in at The Banaue Hotel subject to availability or, best available run-of-the-house accommodation.
  • Dinner on individual account.

Banaue – Batad or Banga-an Village – Banaue

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • 8:00 am departure by local jeepney to either Batad or Banga-an (Hard or easy walk).
  • Both are traditional village nestled in a panoramic valley of terraces.
  • Mingle with the natives and visit a typical home to see their way of life.
  • Lunch (on individual account).
  • Stop at Viewpoint to admire the Terraces.
  • On the way back to the hotel visit Banaue Museum.
  • If there is still time, you may opt to visit the market and local souvenir shop.
  • Dinner on individual account.

Banaue-Manila

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Leave Banaue for Manila.
  • 6:30 pm estimated arrival in Manila.

Schedule

Departs (Pick up/Drop off)

  • Daily
  • We pick up at your hotel or address in Manila, Makati or Pasay.
  • We drop off at your hotel or address in Manila, Makati or Pasay.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

– Roundtrip transportation by luxury air-conditioned vehicle: Manila-Banaue-Manila (Free WIFI onboard, subject to service availability) with English speaking driver guide.

– Fuel, toll fees, parking fees & registration fee.

– 2 Nights best available run of the house accommodation with hot water shower incl. 2 breakfasts, local taxes & service charges.

– 1 day mountain trail hike to a local village incl. local English speaking guide and partly using local jeepney. Choice of Batad or Banga-an village.

– Viewpoint & Museum visit, incl Museum entrance.

Exclusions

Things To Bring

Baggage allowance limited to max. 20 kg & 1 small carry-on per person.Waterproof shoes or sandals, sun protection and a light jacket.

Tour Notes

Itinerary may change due to weather or local conditions.

Rates subject to change.

For customized tour arrangements, please send us an e-mail via tours@riceterracesbanaue.com or fill our Tour Enquiry form and we will be pleased to quote you.

  • Tours cancelled 8-30 days prior to commencement of services, twenty-five percent (25%) of the total price.
  • Tours cancelled 1-7 days prior to commencement of services, fifty percent (50%) of the total price.
  • Tours cancelled on departure day and later, 100% of total price.

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