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

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Bus Station in Manila to Returns to original departure point
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Tour description

Enjoy this weekend hiking group tour to the land of the Ifugao. Ifugao is the name of the region and the people famous for the Banaue rice terraces that stand out among other terraced crop paddies in the world because of their magnitude and beauty. But the grandeur of the Ifugao province extends far beyond Banaue. This 4 day guided adventure with a small group of maximum 7 travelers, takes you through the stunning scenery of mountains, rice terraces, and forests and stops at native communities along the way. You interact with the fascinating Ifugaos and get a deep appreciation of their culture by making a village your home one night.

Day 1: Travel to BanaueThe 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.Day 2: Cambulo and BatadYour 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. 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.Day 3: BangaanIn 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.Day 4: Arrival in ManilaAt around 4am you arrive at the same bus station where your trip started.

What's included

  • 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

What's not included

  • 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.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Travel to Banaue 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.

Day 2: Day 2: Cambulo and Batad 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. 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.

Day 3: Day 3: Bangaan 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.

Day 4: Day 4: Arrival in Manila At around 4am you arrive at the same bus station where your trip started.