Banaue Rice Terraces: Escorted Group Tour
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 729
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s not hard to see why this spectacularly laid-out, beautiful rice terraces are a gift of nature. Experience amazing views in this unique setting.
The Banaue Rice Terraces are a national treasure and will delight the visitor who appreciates nature at its best. These 2000 year old rice terraces are built into the mountain sides and reach a height of several thousand feet. Everywhere are stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. The terraces follow the natural contours of the mountains. The area is also home to local native tribes.
After a long but interesting drive from Manila (about 8 to 10 hours depending), you arrive at this wonderland of rugged natural beauty. After a night at a local hotel, begin your exploration of the terraces in a jitney climbing up the mountain roads in order to take in the breathtaking views. Take time to visit a local home for an idea of how life is in this region.
The following day, visit the nearby small town of Sagada with its cool and refreshing climate. Of interest here are the burial caves and hanging coffins spread around the area. Also stop at the Bontoc Museum which houses a number of authentic native objects and artifacts. Here you will be treated to a cultural show of native song and dance.
Return the next day by road back to Manila.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 729
Itinerary View Trip Map
Manila to Banaue Journey
Today you will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30AM. You will assemble and board with the rest of your tour at 7:00am at the parking area beside Aristocrat Restaurant (Roxas Boulevard, corner of San Andres, near Malate Church), Manila.
At 7:30am, you will depart Manila for Banaue via the North Expressway. The full journey to the Banaue Rice Terraces takes between 8 to 10 hours. The gateway to Banaue is through the land locked evergreen provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. Countryside settings such as rice fields surrounding the small towns and villages are common sights showing the simplicity of living. In San Jose City, enjoy a short stop at a restaurant for lunch (at own expense). You will continue on to Banaue with a stop at Dalton Pass and Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, passing by Bagabag, where picturesque mountains and rivers start to ascend to the Ifugao land. Arrive in Banaue late in the afternoon. Check in at Banaue Hotel. Dinner (at own expense).
Located 4,000 feet above sea level, the Banaue Hotel has 97 rooms and suites. Rooms are well furnished with private balconies overlooking scenic views of the rice terraces. The Banaue rice terraces are truly a testament to human agricultural ingenuity. This hotel is a great ...
Located 4,000 feet above sea level, the Banaue Hotel has 97 rooms and suites. Rooms are well furnished with private balconies overlooking scenic views of the rice terraces. The Banaue rice terraces are truly a testament to human agricultural ingenuity. This hotel is a great place from which to explore the rice paddies, villages and native bazaars of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Business Centre
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
- Mail and Postal Facilities
- Pool (s)
- Room Service
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Breathtaking Rice Terraces and Village Tour
This morning after breakfast (approx. 8:00am) you will depart by the group's exclusive local jeepney for a tour of the rice terraces as well as a local village. Banga-an is a traditional village nestled in a panoramic valley of terraces. The 20 minute walk on a descending trail permits a closer look of the Ifugao world. Visit a typical home to see their way of life. Proceed to the viewpoint to witness the Rice Terraces, acclaimed as the "8th Wonder of the World" and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built over 2000 years ago. (Lunch and dinner is at own expense).
Sagada and Bontoc Tour
After breakfast, visit the picturesque town of Sagada. Here you will stop and see ancient burial caves with mummified coffins. You will also visit the Bontoc Museum, founded by a Belgian Sister, which houses a varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos from the mountain tribes. Watch a tribal Show of songs and dances interpreting local culture and traditions, some of which are still being practiced today. (Lunch and Dinner at own expense).
Banaue to Manila
This morning after breakfast, you will leave Banaue for Manila taking the same route as Day 1. In San Jose, Nueva Ecija, stop for lunch (at own expense). You will arrive late afternoon in Manila and you will be dropped off at your hotel.
This is a join-in group tour that departs every Thursday. The option to upgrade to private touring (departing daily) can be arranged for a surcharge. Departures between June and September require a minimum of 5 passengers to operate.
Please note: This overland tour, travelling by road can be bumpy. We recommend this tour only for children aged 11 years and older.
- 3 nights' accommodation as indicated or similar
- Transfers as indicated
- Guided touring as per itinerary
- Meals as indicated
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional excursions
- Drinks unless specified
- Visa fees if required
- Park fees unless stated
- All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.
5 Mar 2020