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DAY 1 | Manila/Banaue Journey

From Manila, pass through the countryside settings such as rice fields surrounding the small towns and villages that are common sights, showing the simplicity of living. Stop at Dalton Pass, a historical landmark, then on to Bagabag where picturesque mountains and rivers start to ascend. Overnight accommodation In Banaue.

DAY 2 | Rice Terraces & Village tour / Sagada (B)

American breakfast in the hotel.
On board a local jeepney, tour Banga-an Village, a traditional village nestled in a panoramic valley of terraces. 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. Move onto the vantage point to view the Rice Terraces as clouds pass under or over you, an imaginable sight and experience. Onto Bontoc museum, founded by a Belgian Sister which houses a varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos from the tribes. Further drive to Sagada.
Check-in and overnight at St. Joseph Inn or similar

DAY 3 | Sagada/Bontoc Discovery / Vigan (B/L)

American breakfastinthehotel.
Early departure from the hotel. Visit the town of Sagada. Subject to weather condition, see the ancient burial caves where mummified remains of the local ancestrals can be found. Further drive to Vigan. Check-in and overnight accommodation at Hotel Luna or similar

DAY 4 | Vigan tour / Laoag (B/L)

American breakfast in the hotel.
Vigan, a remaining colonial city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Move around on a calesa ride <horse drawn carriage> and a walking tour of the Heritage village with cobbled stones streets and ancestral houses built during the 18th and 19th century, visit the museum, antique shops and burnay (jar) factory. Drive to Laoag passing by Juan Luna Shrine in Badoc. Overnight accommodation at Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino

DAY 5 | Pagudpud Beach tour (B/L)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Depart for Pagudpud known as the “Boracay of the North”. It lies on a scenic, palm lined bay, beautiful stretch beach which is one of the best in the north and has been used as the backdrop for many film productions. Enjoy swimming or simply laze under the sun. Seafood lunch will be served. Afternoon, resume drive back, passing by the salt-making area <best in December to March>. Mostly women at work, the top layer of salt mixed with sand scraped together and place in a light hanging basket, as the process goes on, soon will produce white fine salt. Overnight accommodation at Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino

DAY 6 | Laoag tour / Departure (B,L)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Visit St William’s Cathedral A UNESCO HERITAGE SITE built between 1650 and 1700, Sinking bell tower and rolling tour of the city with lunch in Paoay overlooking St. Agustine Church. Depart for Manila./END

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  • Roundtrip aircon transportation <Manila/Banaue/Sagada/Vigan/Laoag>

  • View point/Banga-an Village tour by local jeepney with lunch <exclusive use>

  • Bontoc/Sagada tour with lunch

  • Overnight with breakfast in Banaue

  • Overnight with breakfast at St Joseph Inn or similar

  • Vigan tour with lunch

  • Laoag Tour with lunch /Pagudpud beach tour with lunch

  • Overnight with breakfast at Hotel Luna or similar

  • 2 nights with breakfast ar Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino 

  • English speaking tour guide throughout


  • BANAUE HOTEL will be closed from 01 Apr 2024 until further notice. Alternative hotels will be Tam-an Village Hotel or Sanafe Lodge with limited number of rooms and very basic amenities.

  • Option to fly Laoag/Manila on PAL PR 2198 1905H/2005H or PR 2196 1130H/1230 approximately 120 EUR per pax.

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2 pax: 1.697 EUR/pax

3 pax: 1.232 EUR/pax

4-6 pax: 1.000 EUR/pax

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