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Banaue+Batad: Stairways to Heaven Tour

Banaue+Batad: Stairways to Heaven Tour 

Make the most of your weekend via our Banaue+Batad: Stairways to Heaven Tour.

Available Tour Dates:
2013: July 13-14 / Sept 14-15 / Nov 16-17 / Dec 14-15
2014: Jan 11-12 / Mar 15-16 / Mar 29-30 / Apr 19-20 / May 3-4 / May 17-18

    • Often referred to as “Stairways to Heaven” the Banaue Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. 
    • Also located in Banaue and a popular rice terrace are the Batad Rice Terraces for its preserved beauty that they say was much like what Banaue was in its heyday. It is well-known for the terraces form like an impressive amphitheater. 
    • Collectively, these rice terraces are considered by Filipinos as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. The Banaue Rice Terraces has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Banaue and Batad Rice Terraces is a journey through 2000-6000 years of Philippine History as told through the mountain carvings and magnificent worksmanship of the Ifugao ancestors. Being nestled at the heart of the mountains, it is a weekend like no other, an opportunity for quiet time with nothing but the green and grandeur of the terraces to soothe your thoughts. 

Banaue+Batad: Stairways to Heaven Tour 

• Get a chance to see the best view of the rice terraces via the Banaue Viewpoint 
• See the amphitheatre-shaped Batad Rice Terraces and some of the remaining native Ifugao houses where people still live 
• Be awed by the forceful waters of the Tappia Waterfalls and swim in its cold waters 
 • Witness another UNESCO World Heritage site in the Banga-an Rice Terraces not far off from Batad 

Banaue+Batad: Stairways to Heaven Tour 


Day 0 0  
0900 PM Depart from Manila

Day 01
0600 AM Arrive Banaue
0630 AM Breakfast in Banaue
0800 AM Jeep to Saddle Point
0900 AM Hike to Batad
1030 AM Check-in to inn
1130 AM Lunch / FREETIME
0200 PM Hike to Tappia Waterfalls
0530 PM Back to Inn
0700 PM Dinner + Socials 
Day 02
0700 AM Breakfast
0900 AM Trek to Saddle Point
1030 AM Ride to Banga-an Rice Terraces
0100 PM Lunch at Banaue
0300 PM Back to Banaue / FREETIME
0700 PM Bus to Manila

Day 03
0400 AM ETA Manila

The ChecklistWhat do you need to bring?
  • Backpack 
  • Clothes
  • Jacket (must be suited to temperatures of 10-15 degrees celsius)
  • Raingear (Rain jacket/ Poncho)
  • Trekking Pants/Jogging Pants/Shorts 
  • Trekking Shoes/Rubber Shoes/Sandals/Slippers
  • Towels and toiletries (not provided at inn)
  • Hat/cap, camera, sunblock, water bottle
  • Happy Disposition, An Attitude of Gratitude, Sense of Adventure
Proper Clothing:
  • Jackets, pants, shorts, shirts + swim clothes

 · Roundtrip aircon bus fare Manila-Banaue-Manila 
 · Jeepney transfers around Banaue, Batad, and Banga-an 
 · 1 Night accommodation in Batad (room-sharing)
 · Guide/entrance fees to Batad, Tappia Waterfalls, and Banga-an Rice Terraces
 · Travel Insurance 
 · Souvenir Shirt

Other Details:
  • All meals are on personal account so you can pick your own food.
WANT TO JOIN THIS TOUR? Here are your next steps:

1. Send registration details by filling up the this form: click here
2. Contact 0927.760.7777 or email @ to confirm available slots and get bank details for payment.
3. Deposit payment. Full payment is reservation. Deadline at least 2 weeks prior to trip.
4. Email back copy of deposit slip @, indicating names of participants it applies to.
5. Wait for further reminders from us via email/text.

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Oct 26, 2010, 4:29 AM
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