The Cordillera is the most mountainous and the only landlocked region in the Philippines. In this private tailormade tour you will immerse yourself in the mystique of its nature and its people. Escorted by local guides, you will be awed by the ingenuity of the Ifugaos while trekking through ancient rice terraces carved into mountainsides.

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The Cordillera is the most mountainous and the only landlocked region in the Philippines. In this private tailormade tour you will immerse yourself in the mystique of its nature and its people. Escorted by local guides, you will be awed by the ingenuity of the Ifugaos while trekking through ancient rice terraces carved into mountainsides.

Take in the beauty and tranquility of Sagada, a quaint town in the clouds. Get into the heart of the mountains as you explore an extensive cave system.

Highlights and activities:

  • See the famous Banaue Rice Terraces.
  • Learn the customs and traditions of the ancient people of the mountain region.
  • Trek to and spend a night in Batad, a village within an amphitheater of rice terraces.
  • Trek to spectacular waterfalls and dive into their lagoons.
  • Traverse a beautifully alien quartz and limestone cave system.
  • See the unique hanging coffins of Sagada.
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Trip offered by Leo Spoken languages: English, Spanish Travel expert in Philippines

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Manila
  • End Manila
  • Countries
    • Philippines
  • City
    • Banaue
    • Batad
    • Sagada
    • Manila
  • Theme Wild nature
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Travel to Banaue
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    We meet in Manila in the evening and travel through winding mountain roads (you can sleep during the trip). When we wake up we will be in Banaue, home of the famous rice terraces. Overnight.

    Visited places:
    • Manila
    • Banaue
  • 2
    Batad
    Day 2

    We trek to Batad, a village within an amphitheater of rice terraces. We hike amidst the rice paddies to a spectacular waterfall and spend the night in the village.

    Visited places:
    • Banaue
    • Batad
  • 3
    Travel through Bontoc to Sagada
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    We hike out of Batad then take the scenic road to Sagada. We stop at Bontoc where we learn about the customs of the indigenous people of the mountain region. In Sagada we take a preliminary tour of the village and its picturesque surrounds.

    Visited places:
    • Batad
    • Sagada
  • 4
    Sagada highlights
    Day 4

    We do plenty of hiking to see the many attractions of Sagada. These include a sacred waterfall, hanging coffins, an underground river and local handicrafts shops.

    Visited places:
    • Sagada
  • 5
    Sagada caving
    Day 5 Transfer by bus

    We spend an exhilarating morning underground traversing a bizarrely beautiful cave system. In the afternoon we say goodbye to the Cordillera mountains and take an overnight bus back to Manila.

    Visited places:
    • Sagada
    • Manila
  • 6
    Arrival in Manila
    Day 6 Transfer by bus

    At around 2AM we arrive at a bus station in Manila.

    Visited places:
    • Manila
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • All land transportation for the duration of the trip.
    • Three nights accommodation in village inns.
    • All fees associated with the specified activities.
    • Guiding service.
    Price does not include
    • Airfare to Manila.
    • Food and beverage. We will dine at inns and restaurants that your trip leader has pre-selected for their quality, and he will suggest local specialties. To give you the most flexibility however, we will let you order and pay for what you wish to eat. Allocate around PHP3,500 (about USD75 – don't forget to change your money beforehand!) for food and drinks for the entire trip.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tipping. Tips to restaurant waiters, local guides, etc. are not expected but appreciated. Your trip leader can suggest an appropriate amount. Also, if you are happy with the service of your Trip Leader, a tip at the end of your adventure will be greatly appreciated.