DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor August 16th, 2015 Posted in Destination, DIY Travel, Philippines, Travel Blog 3 Comments

Traveling to Northern Luzon might be tedious and time-consuming yet fun. Here are some tips for Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province.

DIY Travel Guide-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.

Travel Tips:

To maximize your time, check the bus schedule before your travel dates.

Trip Highlights:  

Baguio

DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Get a beautiful sight of Baguio City from Minesview
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Enjoy the boat ride in Burnham Park
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Meditate and pray at Lourdes Grotto
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Brave the one of the world’s haunted places: Diplomat Hotel

Sagada

DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Sunrise at Kiltepan Peak
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Feel the adrenaline rush by spelunking at Sumaging Cave and Lumiang Cave
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
The Hanging Coffins of Sagada
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Sagada’s Rice Terraces

Bontoc

DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Have a taste of their delicacies
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Walk Around Bontoc Town

Banaue

DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
The famous Banaue Rice Terraces
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
Banaue Public Market

Daily Budget:

DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province
DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province

DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province

Check out Agoda for affordable accommodations in Baguio.

Itinerary Details:

Day1:

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.

Day2:

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

Day 3:

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.

Day 4:

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.

For more info:

Victory Liner bus schedules

Day5:

Back in Manila, We walked around the city to kill time since our flight was scheduled in the afternoon.

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About the Writer

DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain ProvinceLevy 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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3 thoughts on “DIY Travel Guide to Baguio, Ifugao and Mountain Province

  1. I love that you add some sample itineraries. It’s amazing how fast a place can change – but so many things stay the same. I loved visiting Sagada and going to the Lemon Pie shop just a few years ago. I’m happy to hear it’s still there too! It looks like you went to some cool places I didn’t get the chance.

  2. Nice, though wish it wasn’t rainy season so we could go worry free 🙂 We’ll keep this as a reference though. Thanks friends!

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