Game for a crazy, more than half a day travel? Better get yourself ready for an ass-burning journey.
Departing at 9pm from Sm MOA, and arrived at around 1pm the next day. Sounds good or exhausting? But it’s all worth the travel, promise! 🙄
That’ll sums up about 16hours to get to Sagada. That already includes stopovers and the unfortunate road mishap of some vehicles which makes the road not passable and forces us to take a detour and makes me leave my excitement for the Banaue Rice Terraces behind.
To make life easy, we availed a package tour from Astrokidd travel and tour months prior to our travel date. This has been my second tour from them. (First one was my Ilocos trip)
Get ready to get wet, down and dirty. (climb, crawl and roll)
Guide Fee: Php300
Sunrise viewing at Kiltepan View Point
Sagada trip wouldn’t be complete without feasting your eyes to a spectacular view of the sea of clouds. This is really what I came for. Thank God for the good weather on this day.
The hanging coffins in Sagada Echo Valley
Well, you’ll just sweat a little as go down to have a closer look at these hanging coffins.
Unfortunately, Bomod-ok Falls was close to public at that time due to an on-going rituals, our guide took us to Pongas Falls. Again, you’ll have yourself do some heavy breathing reaching to Pongas Falls. It’ll took you an hour trek to get there depending on your pace. You really have to prepare yourself physically as you’ll be undergoing to a series of trekking.
Some locals will teach and demonstrate how to make these finished products below. If you’re ready to get your hands dirty, they will charge Php100 each for you to experience making pots. Demonstration fee of Php200 is also collected for the whole group.
Sharing with you our supposed to be itinerary for our tour. However, we were forced to cancel some of it due to some circumstances.
Round trip transfer (Manila to banaue to sagada to baguio to manila)
Fuel, toll-fee, parking fee, driver’s meals, driver’s accommodation
2 nights stay room accommodation lodge/inn or homestay @ sagada town proper
Tour around sagada
Side trip @ banaue rice terraces
Side trip @ baguio city
Guide Fees for Sumaging Cave
Our side trips
When in Baguio
When in Manila
This time, we are on our own yet we managed to get to these places via public transportation.
’til our next adventure…