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Small-Group Weekend Hiking Tour to Banaue-Ifugao from Manila

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Travel to Banaue

    Stop At: Banaue, Banaue, Ifugao Province, Cordillera Region, Luzon
    The group assembles in Manila in the evening and you get some shut-eye while you travel through winding mountain roads. When you wake up you will be in Banaue, home of the famous rice terraces, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world.
    Duration: 9 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Cambulo and Batad

    Stop At: Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue, Luzon Philippines
    Before starting the hike you will ride a tricycle (motorcycle with side car) and visit the Banaue Rice Terraces view deck.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cambulo, Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines
    Your trek through the Ifugao mountains begins at the town of Kinaking. You stop by the Banaue Rice Terraces view deck on the way there. You hike 4 hours to Cambulo, the first Ifugao village. The rice terraces of Cambulo are characterized by their pyramid-like appearance, with the terraces cut almost 360 degrees around the mountains.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Batad Rice Terraces, Batad Trail Tappiya Falls Trail, Banaue, Luzon 3601 Philippines
    From Cambulo it is another 3-hour hike to Batad, famous for its amphitheater of rice terraces. The night is spent at a village inn with a spectacular view of the terraces.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Batad, accommodations are basic. A villager’s house converted into an inn with private rooms but shared bathrooms.

    Day 3: Bangaan

    Stop At: Bangaan Rice Terraces, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines
    In the morning you hike 3 hours to visit Tappiyah waterfalls and explore the village and rice terraces of Batad. After lunch, you hike 3 hours to Bangaan, the final village of your adventure. On the way, you pass through more rice paddies and see picturesque villages and rice terraces in the distance. you reach Bangaan in mid-afternoon and drive back to Banaue to get some well-deserved food and booze before catching your evening bus to Manila.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Arrival in Manila

    Pass By: Manila, Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon
    At around 4am you arrive at the same bus station where your trip started.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Manila, Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon
    Departure Time
    8:30 PM
    4 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • All land transportation for the duration of the trip
    • One night accommodation in village inn
    • All fees associated with the specified activities
    • Professional guide
    • Group tour open to other travelers
    • Entry/Admission - Banaue Rice Terraces
    • Entry/Admission - Batad Rice Terraces
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and beverage.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Personal trekking gear (backpack, hiking shoes/boots, etc.
    • Tips to restaurant waiters, local guides, etc. are not expected but appreciated.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 7 people per booking
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • The physical demand of the trip is very high, with each day involving six (6) to seven (7) hours of hiking on moderately hilly to steep terrain
    • You will need to carry a backpack with two (2) days worth of clothes, though you have the option of hiring a porter
    • Accommodations will be in very basic village inns that have running water but communal bathrooms
    • Packing guide will be sent post booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    My partner and I did a weekend hike in the rice terraces outside of Banaue. In the lead up to our trip, Uncharted Philippines was very helpful and responsive and we felt very well prepared for the journey. As other reviewers have mentioned, the overnight bus ride to reach
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