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head out on an ‘Ifugao Odyssey’ with 4 days in north Luzon


Go trekking in the Batad Rice Terraces, an UNESCO World Heritage site, enjoy plenty of unique local experiences and more with this best-selling 4-day 3-night journey in North Luzon.



Depart for Banaue via the Cagayan Valley reaching the mountain ranges of the Cordillera, a region of outstanding natural beauty. The 10–hour journey by land leads you to Banaue, the gateway to Ifugao Province, and site of the world-famous rice terraces. Check in at hotel. (L, D)



Board a local jeepney and proceed to the Saddle, the jumping-off point where the trek to Batad begins. Hike through mountain trails until you reach a crest offering a breathtaking view of amphitheatre-like terraces, wooded mountains and finally, the secluded village of Batad. After lunch, embark on a leisurely exploration of the village, which consists of a small huddle of huts dotting the landscape. Tread your way through narrow pathways on rice paddies, to a small wooded hill where a path leads to a river. Continue your walk upstream along the riverbank until the impressive 25-metre-high Tappiya Waterfalls comes into view. Time permitting, enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural pool fronting the waterfalls before returning to the inn. (B, L, D)



Check out and begin a 3-hour long trek on high mountain passes, traversing rocky fringes of rice paddies and thick undergrowth of bamboo groves, giant ferns and moss-carpeted rock walls until you reach Bangaan Village. Proceed to Banga-an Family Inn for lunch. After lunch, explore the cluster of humble dwellings that make up the village and mingle with the villagers. Return to Banaue on board a local jeepney. Check in at hotel. (B, L, D)



Return to Manila via Cagayan Valley Road and the central plains of Luzon. Arrive in Manila late in the afternoon. (B, L)


Customise the experience by adding a day in Banaue to trek the terraces, a day at Sagada to trek the valleys, or extending the trip in Clark and visiting Pinatubo Volcano.



  • The best time to see the lush, green rice terraces is April – July
  • Tour is available with driver only (no guide)
  • The trek to Tappiya Waterfalls may be physically demanding for some due to very narrow pathways on a steep incline

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