Amihan season it was, when I landed my feet to Sagada through a package tour with Tripinas. I was unplanned getaway after one month of stressful activities at work. Finally, I was able to recharge and recapitulate.
We left Manila at 10 evening of February 16. We were 10 in this tour. Traveling solo brought me a lot of perspective about myself, the place and the culture.
We reached Banawe at around 6 AM, it’s still dark. People were having their pictures taken at the ark but I choose inside the van since I already been to this place. It was past six in the morning when we reached the famous Banaue Rice Terraces viewing deck, it’s 17 degree that time and it’s freezing cold. I went out of the van even my knees almost collapsed due to the cold.
After the side trip we directly go to Bondoc. I think it was two hours long drive getting there. We reached the town proper at 10 in the morning. My homestay was located in a secluded area.
Itinerary and activities may vary to adapt to the volume of tourists, the road and weather conditions as well as the tribal festivities.
Meet up: Chowking EDSA South bound, Cubao, Quezon city on February 16th, Thursday at 8:15pm
- Meet the dispatcher – Pay your balance – Sign the waiver form – Orientation
Day 1: February 17th, 2016, Friday
0800 Estimated time arrival in Sagada
Meet your tour guide/coordinator. Breakfast, check in at the hotel and rest
1330 Sagada cultural walking tour (Visit of Ganduyan Museum, St. Mary’s church, Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins and Sagada weaving)
Day 2: February 18th, 2016, Saturday
0800 Cave adventure tour (on clients’ account)
1400 Visit of Sagada pottery
Day 3: February 19th, 2016, Sunday
0430 Check out from Hotel
0520 Sunrise watching at Kiltepan peak
0730 Bomod-ok falls tour
1500 Estimated departure time from Sagada (stop-over at Banaue rice terraces on the way unless the weather is bad)
Arrival in Quezon city is on February 20th, Monday around 2 or 3am
I highly recommend Tripinas. They were with me during Mt. Pinatubo hike. Thumbs up to them for efficient service. Visit this site, TRIPinas Travel and Tour Ventures
A short clip in regards to Sagada adventure