Breezing Through Mountain Towns – Banaue and Bontoc for Sagada

Highway Mountain Province

The town was still asleep when our bus dropped off one passenger in Banaue, Ifugao. At that quick stop, I tried hard to peer through the misty glass windows of the bus hoping I could glimpse a bit of this place made famous by the world-renowned Banaue Rice Terraces. Sadly, I could hardly see anything […]

AGUID RICE TERRACES & BOMOD-OK FALLS

Chasing waterfalls Bomod-ok Falls

When your guide in Sagada tells you a vehicle is very handy in reaching a certain spot? Get a vehicle! But remember you are not in Sagada if there is no walking involve so even with ready transport be prepared to sweat it out to reach the must see places and top tourist destinations. The […]

Mt Ampacao, Sagada’s Mountain Trail to Lake Danum

Lake Danum

I was analyzing the map of Sagada weeks before our trip, and I was convinced that every must see tourist spots are very near each other, I came to that conclusion because distance between famous spots are shorter than the distance between my stretched thumb and pinky fingers laid on the map. Very scientific methodology […]

Conquering Sagada’s Sumaguing Cave

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After a mesmerizing morning at Kiltepan’s peak followed by a hearty meal at Rock-Inn Cafe & Farm, off we went to our Sagada spelunking adventure at Sumaguing Cave, one of the best Philippines Tourists Attractions!

For the more adventurous you can take the Lumiang-Sumaguing Cave Connection, warning thou it takes about 3 to 4 hours with more twist, turn and climbing (it’s not for the faint of heart!).

Our guide took with him one lampara (gas lamp), he said that on the average the lampara will last for 12 hours so we were assured that no blackouts will happen while inside the cave. As we climbed down we have to be really careful because some of the steps are slippery

Finally, Sagada!

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I don’t know when exactly I became fascinated with a small highland town up in the Mt Province but for many years now I have been wanting to visit Sagada.  I am an island girl but mountains and cool climate draw me more than waves and sands. So when I finally had the means and […]

Sagada Adventure 101

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There are a few things you need to remember to have a wonderful time in Sagada.

1. There are some spots that in my opinion you really need a guide like Sumaguing Cave, Cave connection Lumiang-Sumaguing, Aguid Rice Terraces to Bomod-ok falls and Mt Ampacao Trek to Lake Danum. You can check out the Saggas  (Sagada Genuine Guides Association). Other sites you may just ask any local to give you the direction like the Echo Valley, Pottery, Sagada Weaving.

2. Guide fees are set by the municipal council and are regulated.  But you can always look for guides that offer whole tour packages or best to come in groups to cut down on costs