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Batad Rice Terraces

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Address: | Tappiya Falls Trail, Banaue, Luzon 3601, Philippines
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+63 935 959 1897

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Great view! 20-minute hike from road.

Parked at the end of the road. Didn't need a guide. Hiked down a decent trail to a restaurant viewpoint deck. Didn't buy anything at the restaurant. Took pictures and left 15... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked at the end of the road. Didn't need a guide. Hiked down a decent trail to a restaurant viewpoint deck. Didn't buy anything at the restaurant. Took pictures and left 15 pesos to say thanks. Waited until I left to pay for parking. When I arrived, it was 150 pesos. When I left, it was 50 pesos. You are... More 

Thank Tim S
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This will definetely give you a different perspective in life especially if you are from city. The life here looks rough but the locals make it look so simple. There is no signal in this place so it is perfect getaway when you want to disconnect.

1 Thank GuiaBuendia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've always thought that Banaue was the only place in the Philippines with the rice terraces so when our very knowledgeable guide Denwill Batangog took us to Batad to hike above and among the terraces, it was a great surprise. Beautiful views and a not so difficult hike in 70 degree weather was a pleasant experience. You start above the... More 

1 Thank gabe a
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must do experience. Highlight of my trip to Philippines. Unbelievably beautiful views all the way down through rice terraces to the peaceful little settlement of Badat. No bikes or jeepneys here! My guide, Joy, was very knowledgeable about rice cultivation having grown up in the village and attended agricultural college. Lunch consisted of locally organically grown rice veggies chicken and... More 

3 Thank Neal L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a trek to Batad via Cambulo and then hiked through the terraces following day. Batad Terraces were much more impressive than those located in Banaue Viewpoint but you must trek to get there, unlike Banaue that are accessible from road. We did 4 days trek including Sagada with kids of 11 and 9 without any problems

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one of the best thing i have seen in Philippines! We spent 3 days in Batad and i think it's the right decision, disconnect from the outside and absorb the best view. It was mostly cloudy and drizzling but it was alright. The trek was quite challenging to me, very slippery but we have enjoyed. A selfish side of... More 

Thank Sujata T
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here in winter when the terraces are mostly empty and brown but it is still pretty. I want to come back in April when it is green and even better. Halfway on the walk down to the waterfall, it started to rain heavily and it didn't stop so I was unable to swim. however, it meant the waterfall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit providing the weather is on your side, we had a lot of rain during our stay but made the most of a morning window of sunshine to travel by tricycle to Batad. Great walk around the rice terraces, much easier to walk on compared to Banaue and we were able to manage without a guide. We... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The views are excellent and the hike is a great workout. The history is fascinating as well. Get a guide and stop for lunch.

Thank AlpineResortRiceLake
worthing .england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

you would not believe you were in the tropics as at 6500 feet the weather at night is quite chilly so do take along a fleece.It was sad to see several terraces that have become neglected as todays generation have no interest in working the terraces.However they are still unique and well worth the visit.

Thank keith f

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