Welcome to Sagada

If you're lucky, your visit will coincide with a begnas (traditional Kankanay community celebration), when women wear tapis (woven wraparound skirts) and older men don G-strings and gather in the dap-ay (outdoor patio); chickens are sacrificed, gongs are played and general merriment ensues. Sagadans are of Applai (northern Kankanay) ancestry and their native language is Kankanay.

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$900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Banaue rice terraces and Sagada

Travel from Manila (8hours) and stay at Banaue hotel.  2nd day Visit Batad, Bangaan and Hiwang in Ifugao With local guide and jeepney ride. Hike to the terraces and experience local culture.  3rd day Bontoc museum, Sumaguing and Lumiang caves, Hanging coffins and Pongas or Bomodok falls. Stay at Lodge Labanet Sagada With local guide and jeepney ride if applicable. Shopping for souvenirs at Sagada weaving and Sagada pottery. Bonfire night can be arranged.  4th day  Travel back to Manila via Baguio city (8 hours)  Tour guides will provide the narratives of their customs and traditions. Please note that there are restrictions and taboos to be observed. Drinking and socializing with the locals is highly encouraged. A cultural show is included at the Banaie hotel                  … .................................................................. 00000.......0000000000.........00000000000,,......

$800 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Banaue - Sagada PackageTour

Mt. Province to be found in the heart of the Grand Cordillera, known to be the Philippine's biggest and highest chain of mountains. The central and western areas of the province are characterized by rugged mountains and steep cliffs, while the eastern portion has generally sloping landscape. Visit Bontoc which is the capital of Mt. Province and one of the must see museum of artifacts and proto-types is called Bontoc Village Museum. Witness the picturesque town of Sagada, stop and see the famous Burial caves an olden burial grounds full of coffins. On the next day after breakfast, using local non-air-conditioned jeepneys visit the picturesque town of Hapao where you will view the Banaue rice terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces are just a few of extensive stoned-walled terraces built centuries ago. It is believed that it is in this place where the origin of the terraces culture of the ifugao’s started. It is located 9 kms. From Poblacion, Hungduan and 17 kms.northwest of Banaue.Spread out over the valley floor, the rice terraces in Hapao is dazzling.  Walk in a small pool beside a river in Hapao (population 2000), It has concrete steps behind the viewpoint and turn left to the bottom. Follow the irrigation canal for about 10 minutes and you reach a small group of houses and in about 15 minutes to the river where you can cool off, take a dip and swim in the refreshing Water

$590 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Heritage of the Cordillera: Banaue, Batad, Sagada

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: BatadYou trek to Batad, a village within an amphitheater of rice terraces. You hike amidst the rice paddies to a spectacular waterfall and spend the night in the village.Day 3: Travel through Bontoc to SagadaYou hike out of Batad then take the scenic road to Sagada. You stop at Bontoc where you learn about the customs of the indigenous people of the mountain region. In Sagada you do a preliminary tour of the village and its picturesque surrounds.Day 4: Sagada highlightsYou do plenty of hiking to see the many attractions of Sagada. These include a sacred waterfall, hanging coffins, an underground river and local handicrafts shops.Day 5: Sagada cavingYou've saved arguably the best for last. You spend an exhilarating morning underground traversing a bizarrely beautiful cave system. In the afternoon you say goodbye to the Cordillera mountains and take an overnight bus back to Manila.Day 6: Arrival in ManilaAt around 2AM you arrive at a bus station in Manila.

$23.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

VIP Bus from Manila to Sagada

This bus is a direct service from Manila to Sagada. The bus departs from Quezon (greater Manila area) to the village of Sagada in the Ifugao province. This is the super deluxe bus service, which means the bus is modern and very comfortable.  Bus features:  Seat type : Reclining Vega Seats with foot rest with CR. Drivers : 2 alternating drivers Amenities : DVD/TV/Stereo/Wi/Fi/Blanket Before arriving to Sagada  the bus stops at Banaue.  This bus is a direct service from Manila to Sagada. The bus departs from Quezon (greater Manila area) to the village of Sagada in the Ifugao province. This is the super deluxe bus service, which means the bus is modern and very comfortable.  USEFUL INFOStops - the bus does not pick up on the way, however it makes 3 stops for toilet and food.   

$1100 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 days 7 nights Luzon Adventure

Day 1: After your landing in NAIA airport, your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal to take you to your Hotel and have a relaxing day or night near the Manila Bay. Day 2: In the morning, you will visit Intramuros, the old Manila before hitting the road to go to Pampanga. Day 3: Next day will be the first adventure: trekking to the crater of Mt. Pinatubo. For a start you will be taking a 4x4 jeep to get to the starting point and from there you will need to walk 7km, depending on the season, you might have to cross the river a few times to reach the crater, dont worry it will be easy and worth it ;) . Picnic lunch will be provided. After your trekking adventure we will head to Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. Day 4: After breakfast, you will visit the Market of Baguio and then head to Sagada, a town in the Cordillera mountains. Day 5: you will hike and see the Echo valley's century old hanging coffins as well as caves. After Sagada we will be heading to Banaue. On the way, you will stop by Bontoc to visit its museum run by the nuns and see the replica of an old traditional village and Ifugao artifacts. You will reach Banaue in the late afternoon where you will be staying in a comfortable hotel, with the view rice terraces that was build around 2000 years ago by the ancestors of indigenous people. Day 6: The following day be ready for another big adventure, we will be walking 3-4 hours from Bangaan, an old village to reach another village and walk in the huge rice terraces of Batad, Batad is a remote village of about 1500 people in Ifugao province, said to home of the best and well preserved rice terraces in the cordillera province. You will be staying there for one night to feel, learn and understand the culture in the village. Day 7: it's time to leave the mountains and head back to Manila or Clark.Day 8: End of your tour.

$1166.95 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days at Banaue Heritage Tour

Visit the remote and exotic village of Sagada – with its mysterious cave and underground river. The forebears of the current residents practiced an unusual burial practice by hanging and stacking coffins, hewed from tree trunks, in the limestone karst cliffs and caves near town.Day 1:0700H – Early departure to Banaue via North Expressway.Rural towns markets, verdant farm lands and mountains are mosaic images that encompass the day. Stop in San Jose town for lunch.Continue drive to Banaue. En route, photo opportunities at Dalton Pass, the culminating point between the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Viscaya. Late afternoon arrival in Banaue. Overnight at Banaue Hotel.Day 2:Breakfast at the hotel.Board a local non-aircon jeepney and we will drive about an hour to Banga-an town’s main road. Banga-an Village, a traditional village nestled in a panoramic valley of terraces. From the main road, the 20-minute walk in a descending trail permits a closer look into the inner lives of the Ifugaos. Mingle with them to discover how their daily life goes on.Trek up to the main road and enjoy the panoramic view by the rustic road side restaurant.Return to Banaue and proceed to Banaue View Point. Banaue Rice Terraces is acclaimed as one of the “8th Wonder of the World” – an engineering work built over 2000 years ago on mountainous terrain. Visit the wet market and witness a typical Ifugao market day.Overnight at Banaue Hotel.Day 3:Early morning breakfast.0800H – Early morning tour of Sagada, approximately 2.5hour drive from Banaue.Passing by the mountain province’s capital and crossroads – Bontoc, visit Bontoc Museum founded by a Belgian Sister which houses varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos from the tribes.Continue drive to Sagada. Sagada is a municipality that embraces many villages a top the rocky mountains of Benguet Province. It is popular for its legendary system of burying the dead and their system of mummification. Here visit ancient burial caves and see coffins of the ancient tribes locked in between rocks.Return to Banaue late in the afternoon.Overnight Banaue Hotel.Day 4:Breakfast at the hotel0800H - Depart Banaue for Manila via the Philippine-Friendship Highway, passing through the Central Plains of Luzon, the biggest rice farming province in the Philippines. Arrive and check-in at the booked hotel.