Traveling to Northern Luzon might be tedious and time-consuming yet fun. Here are some tips for Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province.
A lot of people especially those busy ones have a hard time traveling to farther places due to a busy schedule. That’s why doing some research and planning ahead is imperative to effective and time-efficient traveling.
To maximize your time, check the bus schedule before your travel dates.
Check out Agoda for affordable accommodations in Baguio.
Flew from Cebu to Manila
8:00 A.m. bus trip from Manila to Baguio.
Lunch at Luto ni Juan and visited Minesview.
In the evening, Sm City Baguio for groceries.
Breakfast at the hotel room.
Visited Lourdes Grotto, Diplomat Hotel, and Burnham Park.
Lunch at nearby kitchenette.
Last trip from Baguio to Sagada at 1:00 P.M
Arrival at Sagada and checked in at Sagada Homestay.
Dinner at Sagada Diner
We went to Kiltepan Peak to see the sunrise.
Breakfast at the nearby kitchenette and then proceeded to Short course caving: Dokiw Hanging Coffins viewpoint, Lumiang Burial Cave entrance, Sumaging Cave entrance and exit point.
At noon, one of our colleagues had to leave and go back to Manila due to work. And the two of us had our lunch at the nearby kitchenette, and then we visited Hanging Coffins in Echo Valley and Rice Terraces viewpoint.
In the evening, we walked around the town and bought some food for our dinner at the nearby store.
Checked out at the homestay and had to catch up with the first jeepney trip to Bontoc.
We arrived in Bontoc at 8:00A.M. We had a few hours to roam around the town while waiting for our jeepney to depart.
Travel time to Banaue takes about 2 hours. We arrived about 12:00P.M. Due to intermittent rains and thick fogs, we had to stay at Sanafe lodge and restaurant for a moment. Before the 7:00P.M. bus trip back to Manila, we then had the rest of the time to enjoy the sight of Bangaan Rice Terraces and also the time to walk around their public market.
Note: According to the jeepney drivers in Bontoc, buses are usually not available during weekend especially Sundays. So, the only available public vehicle that you can take going to Banaue is jeepney. Based on what they’ve said, jeepneys won’t leave until they get at least 8-12 passengers unless you are willing to pay for the seats.
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Back in Manila, We walked around the city to kill time since our flight was scheduled in the afternoon.
About the Writer
Levy Jovanie Lison/ Tiburcio Lison, I am a so-so traveler that wishes to travel the whole world and inspire people by showing them the real beauty of Mother Nature. I love visiting unexplored or less crowded places.
Name of the Country: Philippines
Date/s of your Travel: July 2-6, 2015
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