Trek through the Philippine mountain region and be awed by its natural and cultural heritage which includes the famous Banaue Rice Terraces, quaint villages, sacred waterfalls and rivers, extensive cave systems, hanging coffins, and picturesque rock formations.
The Cordillera is the most mountainous and the only landlocked region in the Philippines. In a country of coastlines, it stands out because of its unique geography and cultural tradition. In this adventure, you will immerse yourself in the mystique of its nature and its people. Be awed by the ingenuity of the Ifugaos as you trek 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.
Day 1: Travel to Banaue
The group assembles in Manila in the evening and we get some shut-eye while we travel through winding mountain roads. When we wake up we will be in Banaue, home of the famous rice terraces, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world.
Day 2: Batad
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.
Day 3: Travel through Bontoc to Sagada
We 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 do a preliminary tour of the village and its picturesque surrounds.
Day 4: Sagada highlights
Today we do plenty of hiking to see the many attractions of Sagada. These include a sacred waterfall, hanging coffins, an underground river and local handcrafts shops.
Day 5: Sagada caving
We've saved arguably the best for last. We spend an exhilarating day underground traversing a bizarrely beautiful cave system.
Day 6: Visit Baguio and travel back to Manila
Sadly our adventure is at an end and it's time to head back to Manila. On the way we stop by the mountain city of Baguio, known as the summer capital of the Philippines because of its popularity among local tourists.
Departures are guaranteed once two people sign up for the trip. If you are the only person to sign up for a scheduled departure, you have the option of getting a full refund, rescheduling to a guaranteed departure, or doing a private tour for an additional $280.
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US$ 480 (VAT* inclusive) per person
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