Guide to Batad, Banaue, Ifugao

Sharing some info on how to go, estimated expenses, and what to expect when visiting the ampitheater-like rice terraces of Batad. ? ? ?

Itinerary

Day 0
10:00pm
Leave Sampaloc, Manila via Ohayami Bus
Day 1
07:30am
Arrive at Banaue Stopover
Eat breakfast, haggle with tourist guides, este plan iti while in Batad/Banaue.

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8:00am
Leave for Batad
10:00am
Arrival at Entrance to Batad Rice Terraces/Village.
This is very important to note that you’re not there yet. Especially if you leave just beside the terraces.
You need to hike for around 20 minutes to get to the village. Btw, register at the Batad Tourist Information Center so they can account for your existence there.
10:25am
Arrival and Check-in at Batad Transient House.
Chill. Order Coffee. Ask for free refill. ?? Jamming. ??
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12:00pm
Lunch, Rest
01:30pm
Hike to Tappiya Waterfalls

4:30pm
Back at Batad Transient house.
05:00pm
Take deep breaths and survive the exhaustion. Drink coke. Then coffee again.
05:30pm
Shower
06:00pm
Dinner, Talks
09:00pm
Massage
09:00pm
Lights Out

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Day 2
07:00am
Wake up time, Breakfast
09:00am
Leave transient house to hike to Awa View Deck
Take the route where as if you will go around the arena to get different views.
Guides would know the way. Trust them. And pay them right. Don’t haggle.
12:00pm
Arrival at Awa View Deck. Thank God you survived! ??

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Eat snacks or lunch whatever you brought. Don’t leave trash.
04:00pm
Back at the transient house.
05:00pm
Shower. Early dinner. Massage. Jamming. Talks.
10:00pm
Lights Out.
Day 3
07:00am
Pick up.
08:00am
Breakfast at Market. Shop for souvenirs and pasalubongs.
Explore Banaue.
11:00am
Back to Market/Bus Stop.
We stayed at Al’s Place to eat early lunch. You can also shower there if you want/need to.

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Btw, they have free-flowing free coffee. Not sure if it’s for good. ??
12:30pm
Leave Banaue. ??

Expenses

Overnight Bus (Ohayami) from Sampaloc Manila to Banaue
490.00
Jeep to Batad & Tricy from Batad
1,000.00
Bus (Coda) back to Manila
650.00
Total Transportation
2,140.00
Accomodation (approx. 300/night)
600.00
Food (eto mahal! Kung tipid ka, magbaon ka!)
466.00
Guide Fees
450.00
Tip
100.00
Pasalubong
180.00
Shopping – Rattan Backpack
1,250.00
TOTAL
5,186.00

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