3 Nights 4 Days: Ifugao “Banaue Rice Terraces” Heritage Tour

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its sprawling capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.

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DAY 1 MANILA/ BANAUE (-)
THU Pick up at desire hotel and transfer to the Parking Area beside Aristocrat Restaurant Roxas Blvd . corner San Andres (near Malate Church), Manila
0700H Assembly time at the Parking Area
0730H Depart Manila for Banaue via North Expressway. The gateway to Banaue is through the land locked evergreen provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. Countryside settings such as rice fields surrounding the small towns and villages are common sight showing simplicity of living. In San Jose City, a short stop at a restaurant for lunch (on individual account). Resume drive to Banaue, stop at Dalton Pass and Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, passing by Bagabag, where picturesque mountains and rivers start to ascend to the Ifugao land. Arrive in Banaue late in the afternoon.
Check-in at Banaue Hotel
Dinner (on individual account)
Overnight Accommodation at Banaue Hotel

DAY 2 BREATHTAKING RICE TERRACES/ VILLAGE TOUR (B)
FRI Breakfast inside the hotel
0800H Departure by group’s exclusive local jeepney for the tour of the rice terraces and one of its villages. Banga-anis a traditional village nestled in a panoramic valley of terraces. The 20-minute walk on a descending trail permits a close look of the Ifugao world. Visit a typical home to see their way of life. Proceed to the viewpoint to witness the Rice Terraces acclaimed as the “8th Wonder of the World” & UNESCO World Heritage Site, built over 2,000 years ago.
Lunch and Dinner (on individual account)
Overnight Accommodation at Banaue Hotel

DAY 3 SAGADA/BONTOC TOUR (B)
SAT Breakfast inside the hotel
0800H After breakfast, visit the picturesque town of Sagada, stop and see their ancient burial caves with mummified coffins. Visit also the Bontoc Museum, founded by a Belgian Sister, which houses a varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos from the mountain tribes.
Lunch and Dinner (on individual account)
Watch a tribal show of songs and dances interpreting their culture and traditions which some are still being practiced up to now.  Overnight Accommodation at Banaue Hotel

DAY 4 BANAUE/ MANILA (B)
SUN Breakfast inside the hotel
0700H Leave Banaue for Manila taking the same route as Day 1. In San Jose, Nueva Ecija, stop for lunch (on individual account).
Late afternoon arrive in Manila. Drop-off at the same Parking Area
Pick-up and transfer to the desire hotel or Ninoy Aquino International Airport for check-in

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