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Cordillera Explorer Scheduled

From: 28,400.00

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Cordillera Explorer Scheduled – 5 Days / 4 Nights  (Further extension to Banaue, Sagada & Bontoc)

Additional one day required to include BAGUIO CITY.

Baguio: Baguio (elevation 1700 m).was established by the United States Administration as a getaway escape from the heat and dust of the lowlands during the summer. The population is around 300,000, almost half of them are students, which makes it the University town of the north. The influx of people and urbanisation has a negative effect in the form of traffic jams. Baguio has a healthy tourist industry, it is the commercial hub for the nearby provinces. Baguio can be viewed as a crossroad between the hill tribe culture and the lowland settlers.

Although very crowded during summer you can retreat to: the Baguio Botanic Gardens, Wright and Burnham Parks, Camp John Hay (a former US military recreation facility), Mine View Park with its fresh air. Other places of interest are the Baguio Museum, Presidential Summer House “The Mansion”, the Butterfly Sanctuary, Tamawan Village and Ben Cap museum (Monday closed), PMA and the Balatoc gold mines. We have no time to view all the tourist locations here, most are of little interest for our foreign guests, so we choose only our favorites.

For the more physically fit, interested visitor, we are able to organize a trip to MT Pulag the second highest mountain of the north. This is only available from February to May. We either have to rent a jeepney, equipment and guide etc. or you can ride our 4×4 to within 4 km from the top. The last part is an easy walk up to the summit.

Itinerary

Manila – Baguio

  • 6:30 am Depart Manila to the summer capital of the country, Baguio for 5-6 hours.
  • Drive by some areas affected by Mt Pinatubo’s volcanic eruption last 1991.
  • Afternoon Baguio City Tour, choice of the following tourist spots & landmarks.
  • Option (A) Wood Carver’s Village, BenCab Museum, Mines View, The Mansion and Wright Park.
  • Option (B) Easter Weaving School, Balatoc Mines, Mines View, The Mansion and Wright Park.
  • Check in at Camp John Hay.

Baguio – Sagada

  • Breakfast in the hotel, depart for Sagada, passing the rugged, scenic Halsema Highway (called “the mountain trail of Benguet”) (approx. 5 hrs).
  • Photo stops along the way.
  • Overnight stay at Masferre Inn or similar.

Sagada – Bontoc – Banaue

  • After 7:00 am breakfast meet your local English speaking guide and depart for Lumiang, a burial cave containing coffins of 400 years old, Sumaguing Cave and see other hanging coffins within easy sight of Echo Valley.
  • Proceed to Bontoc (1 hr) for a visit of the tribal Museum of Mt. Cultures.
  • Proceed to Banaue (2 hrs), the ancestral home of the Ifugao tribe and famous rice terraces.
  • Arrive late afternoon and check-in at Banaue Hotel for a 2 night stay.

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)

  • Every Friday
  • 6:00 am: Assembly and boarding at Parking Area of Zamboanga Restaurant, Adriatico Street.
  • We drop off Tuesday around approx. 6:30 pm at Parking Area of Zamboanga Restaurant, Adriatico Street.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

– Best available accommodation.

– Daily Breakfast.

– Transfers and sightseeing tours as stated.

– Private aircon transport to/from Manila (except day 4 using private, non aircon jeepney).

– Services of an English speaking Tour Guide.

– Taxes & Service charges on meals and rooms, entrance fees.

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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