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... their stay by fetching us and cooking. It was a very intimate glimpse into life in a mountain village in Kalinga province. You can expect a clean room, comfortable bed, a home cooked meal, and warm greetings from locals and roaming pigs. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the stay, but...
... other options for food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner have set times and are cooked for all guests and eaten with the family in a big dinning room. Meals interchange between Philippine and German dishes. Everything is very reasonably priced. Bathrooms are shared, no hot water. I stayed here...
... and chairs are set. Upon entering the house, please be sure to take off your footwear. Owners value the cleanliness of their space. A simple room was offered to me. Along with the bed, it includes chair, table and a big cabinet to place your things. There are two common bathrooms in the...

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michelle s wrote a review Jan 2016
Ashland, Massachusetts34 contributions17 helpful votes
We were debating whether we should stop when we saw the sign from the Jeepney, so glad we did! From the walk through the village to the friendly reception, this place is totally remote, incredibly authentic, and the residents are very warm and friendly, explaining everything we saw, including the older tattooed women and even a funeral. We were given a tour of several homes in the village, offered coffee at all, and food at most, no matter how humble the dwelling. Dinner was served at a local home, and so was breakfast, local high school kids earning their stay by fetching us and cooking. It was a very intimate glimpse into life in a mountain village in Kalinga province. You can expect a clean room, comfortable bed, a home cooked meal, and warm greetings from locals and roaming pigs. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the stay, but I would caution it's not for everyone, and helpful to have water and some snacks in your backpack, because hours of stores seem intermittent. Follow the signs and ask around when you get off the Jeepney, it's not obvious, but you'll find it.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WanderingShishik wrote a review Apr 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel264 contributions62 helpful votes
The fact that there aren't really any other options for accommodation in the area doesn't take away from how amazing this place is.

Located in the middle of Luplupa village, this guesthouse is clean, spacious and homey. It is a little surreal sometimes when noticing its village surroundings....pigs, dirt, basic wooden shacks.

The couple who own the place live in Germany most of the year and come to Luplupa just for the season (about Dec-April), the Filipino wife's sister takes charge for the rest of the time.

As you are in a village there are not really other options for food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner have set times and are cooked for all guests and eaten with the family in a big dinning room. Meals interchange between Philippine and German dishes. Everything is very reasonably priced. Bathrooms are shared, no hot water.

I stayed here for about 5 nights, with an overnight trek in-between.
The charge is 250 peso per person, and the room is big and includes a bed and cabinet. The owners are happy to give information about villages and life in the area, and there are a few walking trails through the surrounding rice fields to nearby villages. Famed Kalinga tour guide Victor who organizes longer treks lives a few 'houses' down and is a close friend of the family.

This whole area is absolutely beautiful, especially during rice planting season and has very very few visitors. I personally got very close to the family and Victor and had a hard time leaving! If you like places off the normal tourist trail, this is really for you.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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HeartofJess wrote a review Feb 2015
Manila, Philippines86 contributions15 helpful votes
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Traveling to Kalinga has been by far the most remote experience I ever had.

Luplupa Riverside Inn is located on the other side of the Mighty Chico River. This river is considered as one of the best river to experience white water rafting. Very ideal for exploring the North part of Luzon.

Tinglayan, Kalinga is about 3 hours from Bontoc. Getting to the inn will take 20 minutes walk and climb at many stone stairs. Basically, you need to cross a hanging bridge that elongates about the stretch of SM Megamall Building A to Parking Area. For those who knew this place, it is kinda extremely long plus the shaky feeling. For those who have fear of heights, this is one good way to conquer it.

After crossing the bridge, you have to walk and climb stairs for about 15 minutes or more to reach the inn. Don't be surprise that you will encounter wild pigs everywhere as this is as the local's pet and source of food and income. Kinda funny that on the way to the inn, you will enter a house that is like literally a barn as you will enter and exit that place that you need to open and close a door that traps the pigs. Basically, that's life for them.

Arriving the Luplupa Riverside Inn, you will feel this comfort feeling that you are at home. The house is surrounded by different plants, flowers and mountains. Immediately, you will feel that you blend with the locals. You can rest for a while outside the house as tables and chairs are set. Upon entering the house, please be sure to take off your footwear. Owners value the cleanliness of their space.

A simple room was offered to me. Along with the bed, it includes chair, table and a big cabinet to place your things. There are two common bathrooms in the house for the guests. Both are very clean and nice, but no heater available. Room rate is Php 250 per night.

The owners are really nice and hospitable. They offer lunch and dinner and be ready to appetite yourself for vegetables. Yes, many local vegetables. Usual Filipino meals are served, very home-made so don't expect a restaurant feel. You will eat together with the owners, helpers and other guests. It's like a family meal, all in all. :)

Make sure to bring mosquito or bug repellent. Light is turned on when I slept so all of the mosquitoes and bugs are having a "night-life-party" near the light bulb and eventually will fall on your bed. No screen protector as well in each windows.

Best experience is to drink Kalinga's coffee in a cold morning. The inn offers this local product. One of the best coffee you will ever taste, I guarantee.

Overall, I spent Php 400 for the room/ 1 night only, dinner and coffee.

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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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