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Northern Philippines on a Shoestring

Pick somewhere different to go for your next adventure like, really different. These eight days in the gorgeous northern half of the Philippines will stay with you forever. Trek through remote villages to see stunningly green rice terraces, learn about unusual and historic traditions like the hanging coffins of Sagada, and then wrap it all up by meandering down the streets of Manila, which may honestly be some of the most underrated fun this side of Southeast Asia. We swear.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 199313
  • Starts: Manila, Philippines
  • Finishes: Manila, Philippines
You will Visit
  • Manila

Itinerary

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Day 1: Manila

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Manila/Baguio (1B)

Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Local bus (7.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Baguio/Sagada (1B)

After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring.

Transport:
Local bus (7.00 hour(s))

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Day 4: Sagada (1B)

The natural beauty of the area features caves perfect for exploring, hikes along an underground river system, a waterfall and delightful pool to cool off in after a day of exploring. Relax in the quiet serenity only found off the beaten path—this is a place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Day 5: Sagada/Batad (1B, 1D)

Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner.

Additional Notes:
The trekking here can be challenging, especially in inclement weather. If you don't feel fit enough for the activity, your CEO can help you organize some optional activities.

Included Activities:
Rice Terraces Trek and Ifugao Village Visit
Batad Homestay

Transport:
Jeepney (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 6: Batad/Banaue (1B)

Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces.

Transport:
Jeepney (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 7: Banaue/Manila (1B)

Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila.

Transport:
Overnight bus (9.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Manila

Arrive in Manila in the morning. Tour ends on arrival at approximately 7:00am.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Rice terraces trek (Batad)
    • Village homestay (Batad)
    • Cultural performance (Batad)
    • Orientation walk (Baguio)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/hostels (5 nts), homestay (1 nt), overnight bus (1 nt)
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Public bus, jeepney, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Trek to a remote village
  • Snap photos of beautiful rice terraces
  • Experience Filipino culture and hospitality