BANAUE: The land of stunning terraced hillsides (TRAVEL GUIDE)

Many might  be asking how this amazing rice terraces were formed. If only our ancestors can talk and tell us a story on how this stunningly beautiful rice terraces’ rich history I will definitely sit down and listen. This is one of the the best and most beautiful things I have seen in my life. I mean, this is priceless, you wake up watching the sun to rise in this famed village- it was just surreal. No amount of any money can substitute on how I felt during that morning. I can’t just escape at the moment who have made me the person I am now.

For many years I tried to find you! And I’ve waited for this to happen.

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We belong to this world.

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I want to live here.
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Breaking the monotony, yes they have waterfalls here!

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You dreamed of riding on a jeep, and it is top load. This is our friendship goal. We know that it is dangerous but we ought not to scare ourselves seeing the cliff on the side of the road. Yay or nay? I make sure that I am financially ready when it comes to travel like this in case of emergency by saving up ahead of time. Yes, it is indeed the best time of our lives.

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How we spent 1,770 php on our 1N2D trip last Nov4-6, 2016.

How to get there.

🚌 Ride a Ohayami Bus in Sampaloc, Manila near Florida Bus Terminal Fare is 450 per way (travel time is approximately 9 hours).

Latest trip departs from 10pm and I advice you to reserve as early as possible.

🏍 When you reach Banaue Town proper you can hire a jeep or tricycle going to the saddle point which cost you from around 500 php for 3 persons. However, in our case we paid 300 per way for the jeep.

Register in the tourism office and pay 20php.

Note: You can save up for transportation when you knows how to wait for public transportation. Don’t always settle for comfortability. If there is no PUV available go hitchike. Better way to really explore new places!

🚶🏻 Walk from saddle point to Batad and enjoy the breathtaking views around the community.

Once you get to Batad register to the tourism office and prepare to pay 50php for heritage fee.

Accomodations in Batad are affordable, you can have for one night for only 200 pesos. They offer you the best views ever. You will wake up in an awe! Amazing indeed.

Chase waterfalls and stare at the most amazing natural wonder!

Bus fare- 900php(RT)
Jeep fare- 600 php (rt)
200 overnight accomodation

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Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to accomplish something big, that we fail to notice the little things that give life its magic. So appreciate today for all it’s worth. These are the good old days you’re going to miss in the years ahead”.

Little things matter, nowadays we tend to ignore small blessings we have. I personally, agree to this! I travel to find myself. I find myself happy to the hard roads I am taking. To the uncertainties I encounter on the road. Up to the misfortune and happy moments are considered blessings.

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