Northern Philippines on a Shoestring Manila, Philippines

Northern Philippines on a Shoestring

Manila, Philippines

Hiking
8 days

Overview

Pick somewhere different to go for your next adventure – like, really different. These eight days in gorgeous, northern Philippines will stay with you forever. Trek through remote villages to see stunningly green rice terraces, learn about unusual and historic traditions like the hanging coffins of Sagada, and then wrap it all up by meandering down the streets of Manila, which may honestly be some of the most underrated fun this side of Southeast Asia. We swear.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Manila
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Manila/Baguio
Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage.
Day 3Baguio/Sagada
After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring.
Day 4Sagada
Free day for hiking or a caving excursion. Opt to visit the hanging coffins the area is famous for. The natural beauty of the area features caves perfect for exploring, hikes along an underground river system, a waterfall and delightful pool to cool off in after a day of exploring. Relax in the quiet serenity only found off the beaten path—this is a place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Day 5Sagada/Batad
Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner.
Day 6Batad/Banaue
Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces.
Day 7Banaue/Manila
Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila.
Day 8Manila
Arrive in Manila in the morning. Depart at any time. Arrive in Manila in the early morning (around 3 a.m.) Transfer to hotel for day use room with check-out 11 a.m.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt), overnight bus (1 nt).

What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Batad Homestay, Batad. Rice terraces trek (Batad). Cultural performance (Batad). Orientation walk (Baguio). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Manila
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Manila/Baguio
Travel north by bus, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to Baguio. Opt to get a massage.
Day 3Baguio/Sagada
After another long day of travel, arrive at the outdoor paradise of Sagada, a base for adventuring.
Day 4Sagada
Free day for hiking or a caving excursion. Opt to visit the hanging coffins the area is famous for. The natural beauty of the area features caves perfect for exploring, hikes along an underground river system, a waterfall and delightful pool to cool off in after a day of exploring. Relax in the quiet serenity only found off the beaten path—this is a place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Day 5Sagada/Batad
Travel via jeepney along scenic mountain roads and then by foot on local hiking trails to reach a local village for an overnight homestay experience. Discover the daily lives of the Ifugao people. Enjoy a cultural performance and a local dinner.
Day 6Batad/Banaue
Hike back to the main road and hop in a jeepney bound for beautiful Banaue. Enjoy free time and views of the famous rice terraces.
Day 7Banaue/Manila
Free time to trek along the terraces or relax. After soaking in the last of the spectacular views hop on an overnight bus to Manila.
Day 8Manila
Arrive in Manila in the morning. Depart at any time. Arrive in Manila in the early morning (around 3 a.m.) Transfer to hotel for day use room with check-out 11 a.m.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt), overnight bus (1 nt).

What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Batad Homestay, Batad. Rice terraces trek (Batad). Cultural performance (Batad). Orientation walk (Baguio). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

All prices are indicative only and subject to availability and changes without obligation.

Price

€999

Duration

8 days
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