Travel: Going to Sagada Via Banaue

Another option for Manila based tourist bound to Sagada is to take the Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada route. The entire trip takes more or less twelve (12) hours. Manila to Banaue is a nine (9) hour bus ride that passes through Central Luzon provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya all the way to this town in the province of Ifugao . From Banaue bus terminal, a short tricycle ride will lead you to the town proper where the buses to Bontoc pass. Banaue to Bontoc is a two hour ride along Halsema highway, and Bontoc to Sagada is 45 minutes on a jeepney.

The journey is quite exhausting as it involves four transfers, not to mention that the busses are not as comfortable as those going to Baguio. If you are unlucky (like me), you will spend the entire travel time in the aisle seat. But it is advisable for those planning to go in the world renowned rice terraces of Banaue and Batad.

For those taking their flights to Clark Airport, still the best way to go to Banaue is to take a two-hour bus to Manila and catch the trip to Banaue.

Ohayami Transit is the only bus company that operates Manila-Banaue route. The bus leaves Manila at 10 pm everyday (with additional 9PM trip on peak season), estimated time of arrival is 7 am the next day. The same bus leaves for Manila at 7 pm. Since there is only one trip per day (two on peak season), it would be best to reserve a seat days prior to your departure. Reservation can be done on their Manila Booking Office at J. Fajardo Street corner Lacson Ave in Sampaloc, Manila, near University of Santo Tomas going to Nagtahan flyover and fronting Metro Oil Gas station. Contact number: +639276493055 and (02)5160501 . You may also reserve thru phone, check out their website for more information: http://ohayamitrans.com/-reservation–booking-stations-fare.html

From Banaue, catch Immanuel Bus Line to Bontoc for P100.00 (~2.5 USD) that will drop you off near the Bontoc Municipal Hall. From there, ride a jeepney to Sagada for P35.00 (<1 USD). You may opt to ride on the jeepney rooftop to enjoy the view and the sea of clouds of Sagada.

Here is the summary of the entire travel.

MANILA-BANAUE (9 hours)
Bus: Autobus Line (España corner Cataluna, Sampaloc, Manila) ETD: 10PM Daily
Contact No: 7358096
Fare: P462.00

Bus: Florida Bus Line (Sampaloc, Manila) ETD: 1045PM Daily
Contact No: 7433809/7315358/4933667
Fare: P450.00

AUTOBUS TERMINAL-BANAUE TOWN PROPER
Tricycle
Fare: P20.00

BANAUE-BONTOC (2 hours)
Bus: Immanuel Bus
Fare: P100.00

BONTOC-SAGADA (45 minutes)
Jeepney
Fare: P35.00

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  1. Hi Benj and Angel! Its me again. My friends would want to visit Banaue after Sagada.. Can you give me some places to visit in Banaue? Thank you..

    Comment by jen — March 28, 2008 @ 9:34 pm

  2. Hi Jen, Banaue is all about rice terraces. Are they planning to sleep over in Banaue, coz if they have ample time, they can visit the Batad Village, where the most dramatic rice terraces they called amphitheater and equally enchanting waterfalls with natural cold pool can be found. It is all hiking though, two hours to Batad from the junction and another two hours to the falls, but all worth it.

    Comment by Angel — March 28, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

  3. Hi Angel, it will only be a day visit, daan lang talaga, so its all about banaue rice terraces, Batad Village and the falls? How about going to Manaoag?

    Comment by jen — March 28, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

  4. Manaoag in Pangasinan?! That’s the other way. That town is closer to the Baguio route – about 7-8 hours away from Banaue, I reckon.

    Comment by Benj — March 28, 2008 @ 10:58 pm

  5. Yeah, Benj is right, Manaoag is out of the way.

    If it is only a day visit, drop Batad and its waterfalls as hiking alone will consume half of the day. I would recommend going to Bangaan Rice Terraces and Village, it is another UNESCO Heritage Site and you can also visit Gui-Hob Cold Spring on the way to Bangaan.

    Comment by Angel — March 28, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

  6. Ok.. Thank you so much.. Ill just inform them of the info.. I just have this confusion about the Sumaguing Cave guide fee, was it for a group of 1-4 persons, each person should pay the guide P400.00 or 1 guide for a group of 1-4 persons needs to pay P400.00? Because we will be like 10 persons and as per guide rate: 10 persons: P1,000.00 (2 guides) so it means each of us will need to give the guide P1,000.00 and the guides will get like P10,000 from all of us? Thanks again.

    Comment by jen — March 28, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

  7. Jen, no. :) You pay 100 each.

    That’s for the regular spelunking.

    If you want to go for the cave connection, you’ll pay 400 each.

    Comment by Benj — March 28, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

  8. So if we all decided to go for the cave connection, irregardless of our number, each of us will pay the guide P400.00?

    Comment by jen — March 28, 2008 @ 11:49 pm

  9. Yes, for the cave connection, it is P400.00 per person. Cave connection is actually a three to four hours venture into the cave that starts in Lumiang Cave and ends in Sumaguing Cave. But if you will just go for the regular spelunking in Sumaguing, it will cost you P100.00 per person for a group of 10.

    Comment by Angel — March 28, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

  10. Ok.. So if we are up to the cave connection we should start from Lumiang Cave all the way to Sumaguing Cave? How long a trek would be from Residential Lodge to Lumiang cave?

    How about the schedule they have? We are planning to do the caving in the afternoon… Can they still accomodate us if we start like around 4:30 – 5:00 pm?

    Comment by jen — March 29, 2008 @ 12:06 am

  11. No. All Spelunking should be done by 5 pm.

    Comment by Benj — March 29, 2008 @ 12:08 am

  12. http://www.visitsagada.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/mapofsagada.jpg

    Here’s the map. I hope you can figure it out from here. The entrance to Lumiang is roughly 20-30 minutes away from Residential lodge.

    Comment by Benj — March 29, 2008 @ 12:10 am

  13. Salamat po…

    Comment by jen — March 29, 2008 @ 12:34 am

  14. Do you have an idea on the last hour trip from Bontoc to Banaue?

    Comment by jen — March 29, 2008 @ 5:02 am

  15. The last trip to Banaue leaves Bontoc by 3PM.

    Comment by Angel — March 29, 2008 @ 9:15 am

  16. thanks for sharing all these information. very helpful. :-) especially the costs. :-)

    Comment by Laryh — April 1, 2008 @ 10:58 am

  17. How long a trek will take from The Residential Lodge to The Big Falls?

    Comment by jen — April 3, 2008 @ 1:09 am

  18. Coz as per Angel’s itinerary, it only took her an hour trekking to The Big Falls. So will it be an hour trek as wekk if we will be comming from The Residential Lodge?

    Comment by jen — April 3, 2008 @ 1:17 am

  19. First and foremost, Angel is a he. LOL

    Angel took a van to Big Falls. A trek to the Big Falls from Residential Lodge would take 3-4 hours.
    Take a van and it’ll be about 90 minutes.

    Comment by Benj — April 3, 2008 @ 1:39 am

  20. I’m sorry… Thank you for the info… Peace…

    Comment by jen — April 3, 2008 @ 1:53 am

  21. How much it will be?

    Comment by jen — April 3, 2008 @ 1:55 am

  22. Balikan na po ba yung P600.00 rent?

    Comment by jen — April 3, 2008 @ 2:04 am

  23. Yup, that will cover for the return trip as well.

    Comment by Benj — April 3, 2008 @ 2:32 am

  24. Haha, I am He! The one hour I am talking about is from the Bangaan jump off point to the Big Falls, one way. Sorry for the confusion.

    Comment by Angel — April 3, 2008 @ 8:45 am

  25. Hi! We’re leaving for Sagada today via Banaue. Your site has been very educational – my head is swimming with the info :) Re: clothes – will shorts be ok thru out the trip? A friend told us not to wear jeans because it’s going to be a pain when we get them wet… Thanks!

    Comment by syg — April 30, 2008 @ 5:20 am

  26. Hi Syg,

    Yeah, shorts would be great. You may want to wear pants for the trip to the falls – you might need protection for your shins. :)

    Comment by Benj — April 30, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

  27. Thanks for the tip! You’ll hear from me again here after we get back next week…

    Comment by syg — April 30, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

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  29. Hi! We would like to take the Florida bus instead going to Banaue… (better buses hehe). Assuming that we leave 1045 from Manila, we get to Banaue 845am, do you have any idea what are the schedules of the transportations from Banaue-Bontoc and Bontoc-Sagada? We do not intend to stay overnight in Banaue. Thanks!

    Comment by TheDreamer — May 2, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

  30. A jeepney to Bontoc located near the Banaue Market leaves 8 in the morning. If you miss the jepney, the option would be to catch the buses to Bontoc at 10:00 AM, (Bonbon Bus) and 12PM (Emmanuel Trans).

    From Bontoc there are jeepneys to Sagada every hour up to 5PM.

    Comment by Angel — May 3, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

  31. Gud pm ser.. We are a group of 8-10 pax, all first timers, going to sagada on May 16-18. Based on our own research, we’ve developed our own tentative IT. Can you help if this is doable? Also can you suggest a place/tourist guide so everything will be convenient once we’re there.. Also, would you suggest that instead of Bus, we’ll just rent a van?

    Day 0 To Bontoc/Sagada (Friday)
    08:00 PM ETD Manila to Bontoc

    Day 1 Reach Sagada (Saturday)
    07:00 AM ETA Bontoc
    08:00 AM Sagada
    09:00 AM Check-in
    10:00 AM Brunch
    11:00 AM Tours
    – Bangaan rice terraces
    – Bomo-ok Big Falls
    – Packed Lunch/Snack
    07:00 PM Dinner
    08:00 PM Free Time

    Day 2 Trekking (Sunday)
    05:00 AM Wake-up Call
    05:30 AM Breakfast
    06:30 AM Start of Tours (trekking)
    – Sumaguing Cave/Lumiang
    – Hanging Coffins
    – Echo Valley
    – St. Mary’s Church/Calvary
    01:00 PM Rest
    02:00 PM Leave Sagada for Bontoc
    03:00 PM ETD Bontoc
    01:00 AM ETA Manila

    Comment by Bongoloid — May 5, 2008 @ 7:41 pm

  32. replied. check your email Bongoloid

    Comment by Benj — May 5, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

  33. I tried to open this Sagada website and I was amazed about the information how to reach this superb place in the Philippines. Sagada is my hallucination entirely and looking forward by end of this year 2008, I will visit and discover this striking place of Sagada.

    Comment by Nilo — May 16, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

  34. Greetings, Sirs!!
    We (20 pax) want to go back to Manila via Sagada (Sumaguing Cave) and Banaue(Bangaan Rice Terraces) in October, 2008 after our conference in Baguio. Please give us some advice on what buses and routes to take, travel time and possible expenses.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Lolita D. Ungui — June 3, 2008 @ 9:53 am

  35. hi!
    we are going to sagada on july11-13 and i just want to ask some questions about our plans. we are going to visit and see the rice terraces and the sumaging cave. and on the last day we will go to chico river in kalinga for the white river rafting experience. ask ko lang kung possible ba ung plans namin? magkano kaya aabot ung gas? and kung maayos ba ung roads on those places?
    Thank you.

    Comment by jay — June 15, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

  36. We are taking the Cable Tours Bus (Trinity College) to Bontoc on our way to Sagada.

    1. Bontoc to Sagada is a 45 min jeepney ride correct? Is there an available jeepney every hour?

    2. Are there any interesting things to see or do in Bontoc? We may opt to stay there for a few hours before going to Sagada.

    Comment by Brenda — August 1, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

  37. 1. For the most part, yes. :) The jeepney terminal is near the Shell gasoline station.

    2. There’s a Bontoc Museum inside the town’s public school. Not too shabby. :) There’s a hot springs town about an hour away but I don’t really recommend it. Try going to Sagada as fast as possible. :)

    Comment by Benj — August 1, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

  38. hi sirs benj and angel… this site is very informative. :) me additional question lang po ako. ;) is cable bus as comfortable as the florida bus? me mga seats po ba sa aisle? mahabang byahe po kasi yun kaya we want to make sure na komportable byahe namin. hehe.. bibili na po kasi ng ticket tom (wednesday) kung okay po yung cable bus. i already tried both autobus and florida. magsasagada po kasi kami this coming weekend. thanks! :)

    Comment by doodle — September 17, 2008 @ 12:54 am

  39. sir, very informative po mga comments dito. :) me additional question lang po ako. komportable rin po ba ang cable bus tulad ng florida? mahaba po kasing byahe kaya gusto lang po namin masiguro na okay yung byahe namin. me mga upuan po ba aisle? bili na po sana kasi kami ng ticket tomorrow. this coming weekend po kami magsasagada. thanks po. :)

    Comment by doodle — September 17, 2008 @ 1:01 am

  40. sirs benj and angel: napakainformative po nung mga comments dito. me additional question lang po ako. komportable rin po ba ang cable bus tulad ng florida? me mga seats po ba sa aisle tulad ng autobus o ala po tulad ng florida? malayo po kasi yung byahe kaya preferred po namin yung komportable. bibili na po kasi kami ng ticket tomorrow. this weekend po kami magsasagada. nasakyan na po namin pareho yung autobus at florida. thanks po.

    Comment by Doodle — September 17, 2008 @ 1:13 am

  41. Hello po. My grade 6 pupils and I will be going to Banaue first time. we will depart manila, florida bus, and ETA banaue at 8. From there we will go to baguio ETD 430PM. Can you suggest where to go for the whole day? Isnt it too tiring to go to Sagada? Is there a bus from sagada to baguio that travels in the evening? Thank you for your help

    Comment by Annalyn — October 10, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  42. check your mail, Annalyn. :)

    Comment by Benj — October 12, 2008 @ 9:24 am

  43. Annalyn, I think your submitted email address is nonexistent. My email bounced. here’s my original message:

    Hello po. My grade 6 pupils and I will be going to Banaue first time. we will depart manila, florida bus, and ETA banaue at 8. From there we will go to baguio ETD 430PM. Can you suggest where to go for the whole day? Isnt it too tiring to go to Sagada? Is there a bus from sagada to baguio that travels in the evening? Thank you for your help

    Sagada is still about three hours away from Banaue and you can only reach it via jeep. It might be too tiring. Also, there is NO bus that travels at night in the Cordillera region. :)

    Cheers.

    Comment by Benj — October 12, 2008 @ 9:56 am

  44. Hi. Your site has certainly been of great help. Thanks. My friends and I have just experienced the mystique of Sagada and I still gush about it. ;-)
    Our vacation though was marred by a bit of inconvenience.
    For those intending to take the Banaue route, beware of man known as Mang ABE CULHI with a silver jeep and a blue Tamaraw. He did drive us to Sagada
    ( actually his brother WILLY did ) but did not pick us up from Sagada as earlier agreed, informing us at the last minute.He offered us a two-way service for a certain amount and then refused to pick us up unless we agreed to double the amount. What a disappointment, to say the least. We filed a complaint with the Banaue Tourism Council but have yet to be given an update.

    Comment by pinktooth — October 26, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

  45. Greetings!

    We’re a group of 10-15 pax going to sagada on february. it’s our first time and we have no idea how to get there.we’re also planning to do a sidetrip to banaue and batad and lastly baguio. do you have a complete itinerary for this trip. including the fares, guide fees,travel time of each trip and places to go there. i’ve seen the hotel rates here in your website.we have a very limited time of 4 days and five nights.

    thanks very much!

    Comment by ROEL CORALDE — October 28, 2008 @ 10:52 am

  46. Hi! A group of friends and I are planning to go in December (just a weekend trip), but it’s our first time (all of us…we’re 6-7 people) and we’re kind of clueless as to the musts & the not-necessaries!

    So here are my inquiries, hope you could enlighten me!

    a] The travel time (9-10 h) is quite a concern since it’s only a weekend trip for us. Do you think we can take the Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada route GOING there, then just take a faster (via Baguio route) going home? Is it an absolute must to see the Banaue Rice Terraces, thus the travel time? :)

    b] Among all the sites, given the tight schedule (I assume just Friday half day, Saturday whole day, and if they’re willing, staying until Sunday to get back Monday for work), which ones should we prioritize? :)

    c] We’ve narrowed down our hotel-choices to George Guest House, and Sagada Rest House. Do you have other suggestions/comments on these places? :)

    Thank you so much! Hoping you could get back to me!

    Comment by Ysabel — November 9, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

  47. Hi! A group of friends and I are planning to go in December (just a weekend trip), but it’s our first time (all of us…we’re 6-7 people) and we’re kind of clueless as to the musts & the not-necessaries!

    So here are my inquiries, hope you could enlighten me!

    a] Among all the sites, given the tight schedule (I assume just Friday half day, Saturday whole day, and if they’re willing, staying until Sunday to get back Monday for work), which ones should we prioritize? :)

    b] We’ve narrowed down our hotel-choices to George Guest House, and Sagada Rest House. Do you have other suggestions/comments on these places? :)

    Thank you so much! Hoping you could get back to me!

    Comment by Ysabel — November 9, 2008 @ 11:36 pm

  48. Hi, we are a group of 6 ladies from cebu who want to visit sagada on dec 26-30. Can you please help up plot our itinerary, we want to do the Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada route on going there but would like to take the Sagada-Bagiuo-Manila in going back. We will be in manila on the 26th of dec. and plan to go home by the 30th of december (cebu already)…thanks so much…will be waiting for your email…

    Comment by george — November 11, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

  49. hI bENJ, aNGEL

    wE’RE PLANNING also to go to Banaue-Sagada, come January 2009 but we have no idea how to get there, your conversations above is really informative, Is this itinerary og bongoloid possible? But I want to bump in a trip to banaue, since we’re already there… can you suggest how we can bump it in on the sched? we can add additional day. Hope you can also assist us where to stay and other staffs we need to know. Thanks a lot…

    Day 0 To Bontoc/Sagada (Friday)
    08:00 PM ETD Manila to Bontoc

    Day 1 Reach Sagada (Saturday)
    07:00 AM ETA Bontoc
    08:00 AM Sagada
    09:00 AM Check-in
    10:00 AM Brunch
    11:00 AM Tours
    - Bangaan rice terraces
    - Bomo-ok Big Falls
    - Packed Lunch/Snack
    07:00 PM Dinner
    08:00 PM Free Time

    Day 2 Trekking (Sunday)
    05:00 AM Wake-up Call
    05:30 AM Breakfast
    06:30 AM Start of Tours (trekking)
    - Sumaguing Cave/Lumiang
    - Hanging Coffins
    - Echo Valley
    - St. Mary’s Church/Calvary
    01:00 PM Rest
    02:00 PM Leave Sagada for Bontoc
    03:00 PM ETD Bontoc
    01:00 AM ETA Manila

    Comment by Bryan Posadas — November 21, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  50. Hi Benj, Angel,

    Hope you can assist us re: banaue sagada tour we are planning this January, we’re from Manila… We have no idea where to stay in there..

    I checked bongoloid’s itinerary, can this be done? how can we bump in another day at Banaue? and what are the “Must-see” in there. Thanks

    Day 0 To Bontoc/Sagada (Friday)
    08:00 PM ETD Manila to Bontoc

    Day 1 Reach Sagada (Saturday)
    07:00 AM ETA Bontoc
    08:00 AM Sagada
    09:00 AM Check-in
    10:00 AM Brunch
    11:00 AM Tours
    - Bangaan rice terraces
    - Bomo-ok Big Falls
    - Packed Lunch/Snack
    07:00 PM Dinner
    08:00 PM Free Time

    Day 2 Trekking (Sunday)
    05:00 AM Wake-up Call
    05:30 AM Breakfast
    06:30 AM Start of Tours (trekking)
    - Sumaguing Cave/Lumiang
    - Hanging Coffins
    - Echo Valley
    - St. Mary’s Church/Calvary
    01:00 PM Rest
    02:00 PM Leave Sagada for Bontoc
    03:00 PM ETD Bontoc
    01:00 AM ETA Manila

    Comment by Bryan Posadas — November 21, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

  51. hello! can you please inform us of a doable itinerary because were planning to stay 1 night in banaue then go to to sagada the next day, is it possible to arrive in sagada before lunch on the second day from banaue then proceed to caving after lunch/rest? then stay in sagada for 1 night the proceed back to banaue or baguio to go back to manila on the 3rd day? Im sorry if this sounds confusing but im just a little nervous as its only gonna be me ang my bro that’s visiting and both of us dont know anything about banaue or sagada as well as schedules for transpo. Thanks in advance!

    Comment by diwata — November 21, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

  52. Hello,
    We plan to go to banaue after Christmas on the 26th or 27th probably. Which one would you recopmmend, going through Baguio or through Nueva Viscaya. we are in our early 60′s already and I’m talking about comfort because of the long drive. Thanks for the info.

    Comment by Thelma — November 22, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

  53. Hi Benj and Angel!

    Is it safe to travel alone? Im thinking of using the banaue-bontoc-sagada, probably staying overnight in banaue.

    Thanks so much!

    Comment by Joy — February 23, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

  54. It’s safe for the most part. :)

    Just be alert and have presence of mind – I think it’s needed for just about any trip.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Benj — February 23, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

  55. my husband and i are considering sagada for holy week. It would be our first time there. We’re afraid though that we might not be able to get the worth of the tiring trip cuz we might not be able to do much trekking and climbing because we have a baby with us. do major attractions require serious trekking? Can we bring our baby to some of it? If ever, Is it safe? What attractions still are possible for us to enjoy given our circumstance?

    Comment by jeni — February 27, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

  56. HI! We’re a group of 6 adults and 2 babies. We’re scheduled to leave for Banaue this Fri night. Can you pls suggest a doable itinerary in Banawe that doesn’t include much trekking as we have 2 toddlers in tow? We want to tour Banawe the whole Sat (Mar7). Then leave for Sagada early the next day (Sunday) to tour the place as well. Is this doable or we should extend till Monday?

    Plus I have the same questions like Jeni above such as: Do major attractions require serious trekking? Can we bring our babies to some of it? If ever, Is it safe? What attractions still are possible for us to enjoy given our circumstance?

    Lastly i have been quoted P2000 for the Banaue tour and P4000 for the Sagada Tour for the jeepney rental alone… tour guide fee not included. This is expensive for the 6 of us, right? Will be waiting for your suggested itinerary. Thanks so much!

    Comment by Viviene — March 2, 2009 @ 4:44 am

  57. Hi we’re a group of 6 adults and 2 babies going to Banaue-Sagada this Mar7-8.
    do major attractions require serious trekking? Can we bring our babies to some of it? If ever, Is it safe? What attractions still are possible for us to enjoy given our circumstance? We want to tour both Banaue and Sagada. Plus how much should we be charged for the tour?
    Thanks so much!

    Comment by Viviene — March 2, 2009 @ 4:47 am

  58. [...] Via the Manila – Banaue – Sagada route [...]

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  59. I’m going to visit Sagada from Banaue via a very long and cicuitous route: Banaue – Sanjose, N.E. – Baguio – Sagada. Anong oras ang first trip from Banaue to Lagawe/Solano? Anong oras naman ang first trip ng Solano to Lagawe/Banaue? Thankies

    Comment by Jeff — March 10, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

  60. Good day! We are a group of 7-10 pax and planning to visit banaue-sagada on apr4-6. Do you have a complete
    itinerary for this trip? Also can you include guide rates as well as places to stay and transpo schedules. We also intend to stay overnight in Banaue, then go to to sagada the next day.Thanks in advance for your help!

    Comment by sophia — March 12, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

  61. Sophia, everything you need is somewhere on this site. Please read the first post. Thanks.

    Comment by Benj — March 12, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

  62. hello..

    wow! dami ko natutunan.. no need to ask pa..

    i was suppose to go to sagada yesterday alone! (manila-banaue-bontoc-sagada-baguio-manila route) .. i texted tita mary last week kaso fully book na daw sila until holy week.. hmmmm.. san kaya maganda mag stay?? not sure how long will i be staying there kasi…

    thanks…

    Comment by em-em — March 13, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

  63. hi there!this site is very informative..
    same with them sir,isa rin po ako sa mangungulit sa inyo =)
    im planning to visit banaue-sagada as a surprise anniversary to my sweety =)
    since holyweek lang ang free time ko kasi walang pasok sa work.. my plan is to leave manila evening of april 8 then going back to manila on the 11th..
    since hilig ko talaga mag adventure trips without his knowledge basta i will just told him to pack his things,same as last year we went to ilocos norte during holyweek din.
    sir,can u give me any idea/itinerary for this trip pls..pls..pls.. is it possible for us to get an accomodation even its a peak season.. hope we could budget this trip since no atm,credit cards,banks available..how much will it costs us?..
    also to those who have plans to visit banaue-sagada on holyweek we can be a joiner too for us to save more =) lets call it a DIY Banaue-sagada tour =)
    it is very much appreciated sir if you can send me a reply.. thanks a lot and god bless!!!

    Comment by grayssie — March 15, 2009 @ 9:49 am

  64. em-em: We recommend either Residential Lodge or George. :)

    Grayssie: Read the first post in this blog and then ask whatever questions you still have. thanks.

    Comment by Benj — March 16, 2009 @ 12:29 am

  65. Hi Benj! I would like to know which of the Autobus and Florida buses are better, in terms of safety, aircon, etc…..We will go to Sagada on April 20-24.

    Comment by Janette Evangelista — March 17, 2009 @ 11:00 am

  66. hi! I would like to inquire which bus is better–Autobus or Florida? In terms of safety, aircon, stop over, etc…..thanks!

    Comment by Janette Evangelista — March 17, 2009 @ 11:01 am

  67. Hi, we will be bringing our own car. what route do you prefer, manila-baguio-sagada or manila-banaue-sagada? and how to get to banaue anyway? please help.. thank you so much

    Comment by joan — March 19, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

  68. hi im dhoc..would you like to help me going to sagada..we are first timer i dont have any background in the place..we are planning to go at friday march 27.09?asap.tnx

    Comment by john patrick bondoc — March 24, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

  69. hi……

    i salute you for this…… very very very superlative informative !!!!!!! a friend and i have a 40 day travel itinerary, banaue and sagada included, May 15-20…… lots of my questions have been answered just by reading…… i am just waiting for residential inn to confirm my reservation…… i have been to sagada 3 times but this will be the first time that it will be leisurely…… and gusto ko namnamin!!!!!!! i will definitely give you feedback after my trip…… hope i can post pictures too, in case i will be able to take good ones……..

    hep hep……. hurrrraaaayyyyyyyyy !!!!

    by the way, we are an old “couple” hahahaha…… but would be able to cope up with the energies of the young ones

    jeannie

    Comment by jeannie — March 25, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

  70. hi dhoc, i’m cito. I’m planning to go to Banaue and Sagada too for the first time, on friday march 27.. and i’ll be alone. It’d be great if we could help each other. Don’t know anything yet. You may text me 09107896637

    Comment by Cito Casquite — March 25, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  71. Hi, my friends and i are planning to go on the second week of april. we still don’t know what route to take, which do you recommend? and oh yeah, we’re a group of four lang, all girls pa, we’re kinda worried that it might not be really safe?

    again, thank you so much! :)

    Comment by Mm — March 25, 2009 @ 11:33 pm

  72. hi guys! im planning to visit sagada this dec. 5-7, 2009 with my boyfriend can you please provide me with itinerary for my 3 days and 2 nights stay in sagada?

    thankss..

    Comment by monaliza lopez — March 26, 2009 @ 2:23 am

  73. hello there… me and a group of friends are planning to go there by the last week of may. my inquiries are:

    1. is it still peak season during that time? is there a possibility we might be facing a problem with regards to lodging?

    2. we are also planning to have a side trip to banaue but would like to focus on sagada. do you have any information if we could hire a van from sagada that could take us to banaue and back to sagada? and how much?

    Comment by dennis — April 2, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

  74. [...] See THIS. [...]

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  75. hi! where in bontoc (or banaue) do we leave our cars if we want to commute from there to sagada?

    Comment by odshields — April 16, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

  76. where in banaue (or bontoc) can we leave our cars if we want to commute from there to sagada? Thank you!!!

    Comment by odshields — April 16, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

  77. hi! where can we leave our cars in banaue (or bontoc) if we wish to commute from there to sagada? thanks!

    Comment by odshields — April 16, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

  78. hi! my friend and i are going to sagada this may 1. we will take the manila – banaue – sagada – baguio route. we’re planning to leave manila on april 30, thursday night.. so we could arrive there by friday morning, may 1.. from there.. i am completely at lost.. how do we get to the view point of banaue rice terraces? can we also do trekking even if we want to reach sagada by noon since we dont plan to stay in banaue for the whole day.. and where do you suggest we stay in sagada? i have no idea where to stay since this is the first time that we will be going there..
    thank you so much..

    Comment by carla chua — April 21, 2009 @ 10:03 am

  79. hi! my friend and i are going to banaue this coming may.. we are planning to take the manila-banaue-sagada-baguio-manila route.. we are going to take the florida bus on april 30 thursday night.. so we could arrive there by friday morning may 1, and from there i am completely at lost.. how do we get to the view point of banaue rice terraces.. will we still be able to trek if we want to reach sagada by noon since we dont want to stay in banaue for the whole day.. how much will it cost us for the transfer since there’s only two of us?
    and also can you help us find affordable hotels in sagada? this is both our first time to go there.. so we’re really nervous and at the same time excited..
    thanks.. really appreciate this site..

    Comment by carla chua — April 21, 2009 @ 10:19 am

  80. hi! my friend and i are going to banaue this coming may.. we are planning to take the manila-banaue-sagada-baguio-manila route.. we are going to take the florida bus on april 30 thursday night.. so we could arrive there by friday morning may 1, and from there i am completely at lost.. how do we get to the view point of banaue rice terraces.. will we still be able to trek if we want to reach sagada by noon since we dont want to stay in banaue for the whole day.. how much will it cost us for the transfer since there’s only two of us? will it cost us more?

    Comment by carla chua — April 21, 2009 @ 10:21 am

  81. can you help us find affordable hotels in sagada? this is both our first time to go there.. so we’re really nervous and at the same time excited..
    thanks.. really appreciate this site..

    Comment by maria carolina chua — April 21, 2009 @ 10:24 am

  82. hi.. m palnning to go to sagada this week.. but its my first time and i have no idea how to go there and where to go.. how many days do you think we should stay? i want a backpacker trip coz of low budget. can you help me pls.. and im paying for my friend also and i want this to be memorable for him. pls email me. thank you…

    Comment by pam — May 3, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

  83. hello!i just want to know how much will be the accommodation there?we are 3 (me, my husband and our son)we only prefer one room for 3 days and one night.

    Comment by zelle — May 28, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  84. hello, my wife and I are planning a series of trips when we get back to the philippines this november and sagada is second on the list once we visited our friend in baguio. Your site is very helpful for us.and now i have to re adjust the dates of our visit.I guess we are going to stay a little longer there.thanks.

    Comment by major payne — June 27, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

  85. hi! we are couple who want to celebrate our anniversary in Sagada. I’m assigned to do the IT. I want to take Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada route. As early as today I am already searching for the best spots so that everything will be ready by October. We love outdoors and nature, we want to experience trekking, caving, rapelling,etc. Please help me do the best IT for us to make a memorable experience. We plan to go Oct 9-12. By the way, please include the estimated budget for both of us too. Thank you and more power in your site :)

    Comment by nicole — July 24, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

  86. [...] Via Banaue [...]

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  87. me and my girlfriend are going to sagada (mla-banaue-bontoc-sagada route)… 10pm tonight via autobus. thanks to this site, i have given the enough infos i needed! will be posting our pics soon! thanks again and Godbless!

    Comment by ching and chong — August 14, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  88. Nice to hear that, Ching and Chong! :)

    Tell us how your tour goes.

    Take care!

    Comment by Benj — August 14, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

  89. hi there,

    is it possible to drive a car all the way to sagada, via the nueva ecija-vizcaya-banaue-bontoc route? Or do I need to park my car in Banaue or Bontoc, then take a jeepney or bus to Sagada? Is there a safe place to leave the car in either of the towns?

    Thanks in advance for the advice!

    Comment by Angelo — August 17, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

  90. Yes sir. That’s what my family did 12 years ago. :)

    We went to Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada-Baguio.

    Comment by Benj — August 17, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

  91. Wow! nice info! Good job!

    Comment by Jan — September 3, 2009 @ 2:04 am

  92. Really helpful information!! Thank you. I didn’t know there is this route Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada -Manila and this is what my guest from Paris want to take! Thank you. Really appreciate it.

    Comment by Mhe-anne — September 14, 2009 @ 12:39 am

  93. HI..
    I have some questions about renting a private Jeepny from Banaue to Sagada :
    1. How much is a private jeepny from Banaue to Sagada?
    2. Are the Jeepnies easy to be found at the town Market ? Can we just arrive and hire one of the Jeepnies without booking it in advance?
    3. Since we want to rent a Jeepny to take us to Sagada as we arrive from Manila in order to make the trip as short as possible-will it be better if we do book it in advance? How??
    Thanks

    Comment by Dganit — October 19, 2009 @ 7:32 am

  94. hello :) im planning a solo backpacking trip to sagada on nov28-30. can i still visit the bomod-ok falls & cave connection even if i go alone? will be it expensive? i dont know where to start. but i wish to cover as much as possible with my 3d/2n trip. i still dont have IT. people, help me out :)

    Comment by babywish — November 14, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

  95. Benj & Angel, hello po! Okay na po ba ang roads going to Sagada ngayon? We are planning to go there on monthend. Ano po ba ang safest way ngayon? And kay pa din po ba ung mga spots sa Sagada mismo? Thanks.

    Comment by chixie joan — November 22, 2009 @ 1:16 am

  96. hi.i really wanted to go to sagada next year,around january. approximately how many hours will be the trip via manila-banaue-sagada route? thank you

    Comment by belleskie — November 29, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

  97. Yes, driving from Manila to Sagada via the Cagayan valley road is possible. We did it early this year so not sure if the recent typhoons did much damage. I know the Baguio roads were and only recently made passable.
    You may want to check here:

    http://sagadagenuineguides.blogspot.com/2008/02/gecko-inn.html

    owner seems to have a mobile number listed.
    Have fun!

    Comment by Sagada ol timer — December 12, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

  98. hello guys! we’ve just been to SAGADA 2 weeks ago. we had so much fun esp in the sumaguing cave. we were treated so well by the people around. tnx to cris, who’s been a very reliable guide. also the food, it was so interesting….we had 2x dinner at kimchi restaurant, just near OLAHBINAN lodge. but of course, we didn’t miss d chance to savor the fud at yogurt house…fantastic. thanks to visit sagada team! you’re running a good job here. we didn’t have much trouble when we get there because this website has informed almost everything about what to expect. we’re definitely going back there….next year. Merry X’mas!

    Comment by melai — December 15, 2009 @ 12:12 am

  99. Hi!

    My beau and I want to visit Sagada this April – both first timers. How much kaya current rates now?

    Thanks!

    Comment by K. — January 11, 2010 @ 12:03 am

  100. how far is the view deck of banaue rice terraces from the banaue town proper? will it require travel guide or public transpo?

    Comment by markT — January 11, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

  101. i will go there^^ i am 100 kkk

    Comment by Charlie — January 13, 2010 @ 5:59 am

  102. Hello,

    Do you have an idea how much is the guide rate for trekking in Batad for 12 guest?

    Thanks.

    Comment by Sha — January 15, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

  103. Hello,

    How much is the guiding rate for Batad for 12 pax?

    Thanks.

    Comment by Sha — January 15, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

  104. Hi! My officemates and I would like to go to Sagada on April 1 – 4. We’re like 10. We are planning to bring a van. Can it endure the rough roads going to Sagada via Baguio? Can we go around with our van together with the tourist guide? Where is the best place to stay for 4 days? Appreciate if you will be sharing any contact info including yours. Thank you!

    Comment by Eli — January 17, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

  105. Greetings!
    Me and my office mates are planning to go to sagada this end of (4) days february 25 to 28, 2010 but leaving feb 24 evening. All of us are clueless on what to do and where to go! As i read above, a bus going (auto-bus liner) is leaving manila at 1045pm. We were from pampanga and working in Clark.
    1.Is there any other waiting point close to clark
    or here in Angeles City?
    2.Is it possible to catch the bus in Dau, Pampanga
    terminal with specified time?
    Please give us a good itinerary going to sagada.
    Which is better?
    1.Going straight to sagada and stay there the
    travel and or
    2. Banaue first and sagada after?
    3. Is there a must to see in Banaue?
    I have a lot of querries! As i said we were so clueless of everything.
    Thank you and regards!

    Beng from Clark

    Comment by Beng Dimaunahan — January 18, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  106. hi team!

    plano din namin pumunta ng sagada on feb 25-28… initially may kausap na travel agent ung friend ko na naginvite, kaya lang parang malabo ngayon kasi hindi pa raw nagrereply ulit. so i told them na pwede naman kami magbackpackers and go there without the travel agent since the posts in this site are very informative (re: transpo, board and lodging, sites to see etc etc). i have a worry thought sa timing kasi panagbenga pala that same weekend and baka mahirapan kami sa sasakyan and place to stay… baka magsidetrip ung mga pupunta ng baguio to sagada or vice versa… pero gusto ko talaga matuloy na toh! nacancel na yung galera namin ng feb 12-14 dahil sa audit at ayaw ko na maulit un sagada dahil lang wala kaming travel agent…. gosh hope things get settled before our trip! kitakita sa sagada! thanks visitsagada!

    Comment by carl fabros — February 3, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

  107. hi! id like to go to Banaue then to Sagada on JUNE 12-14,2010, is it ok to bring my 1 year and 5 month old kid. is there a bus from Dau, Pampanga? can u help me make an itinerary for 2 days (pls include where to stay)?

    Comment by cej — February 9, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

  108. Hi! Good day! Me and my family is planning to have the sagada/banawe trip this coming april 9-11, 2010. Its 1 2 day/1 night trip only. We will bring our own car. May i request the best suitable itenerary for a 2 day/1 night stay for both banawe/sagada…Where can we get a tourist guide so we can see all the most attraction tourist spots in banawe and sagada. I will very much appreciate your immediate response on this request for me to finalize my hotel booking. Thank you

    Comment by Girlie D. Villamor — February 17, 2010 @ 9:11 am

  109. Hi! Good day. Me and my family is planning to have a 2 days and 1 night for sagada/banawe on April 9 to 11, 2010. We will bring our own car. Just want to know the best itenerary for 2 days/ 1night stay. May i know where can we get a tourist guide for us to see all the most popular tourist spots. Please give me some tips for our itenerary. Thank you and i will very much appreciate your immediate repsonse on my request. Thank you and god bless

    Comment by Girlie D. Villamor — February 17, 2010 @ 9:14 am

  110. hi! what time would be the last trip from Banaue to Sagada?

    Comment by venus — February 18, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

  111. hi! we are planning yo visit sagada via banaue bontoc. we will leave manila at fri and banaue by sat morning we just stay banaue for 2 hours and left to bontoc at 10 am, may i know what are the best think we can do in banaue for an hour and half tour. we hope to arrive in Bontoc by 12 and spend another 2 hours then to sagada check in and so afternoon trekking then left for baguio in the morning then to manila in the afternoon. may i know if this is possible and whats the best thing to do in the afternnon in sagada? sorry we are from cebu and we dont know much in there.

    thanks,

    jack

    Comment by Jack — March 7, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

  112. hello.. me and my husband were planning a trip to sagada this april, i just want to ask which is cheaper at the same time you think will be convenient to us.. traveling with our own van or getting into public transpo.? tnx!

    Comment by ana — March 14, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

  113. hi there..a friend of mine is planning to visit banaue this april 5 2010..and i dont have any idea if he should reserve a ticket as early as possible because it is summer and quite busy….are the bus companies allows u to reserve ur ticket as early as april 1 2010 and leave april 5?and what is the most comfortable bus to travel??

    thank u

    Comment by liezelle — March 16, 2010 @ 11:43 am

  114. whats happend with hotel´s or guesthouses around 26.3-5.4.2010(eastern)
    it´s better we make reservation
    or it´s a lot of rooms there
    schurschiii

    Comment by georg salzner — March 17, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  115. hi my family and ui are planning to bring our starex to sagada. are the roads safe now? i wan to make sure so that we won’t encounter and problems. last time we visited sagada we had some problems with our accomodation. we had to sleep in a rented house which was so uncomfortable for the kids and we experienced a brownout in the evening during the strong rains. is it still possible to get a hotel booking for the holy week. thank you very much we would appreciate an immediate response. before i forget we will take the nueva ecija / viscaya route then to baguio.

    Comment by willie zamora — March 21, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

  116. you guys are doing us a great help. keep it up. your site is very helpful and far different from the advertised travel agencies. thanks again

    Comment by willie zamora — March 21, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  117. Sir meron bang bus sa sagada na daretsog manila? thanks

    Comment by Allen — March 24, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

  118. I just want to ask what the weather is like up there :) We’re leaving in a day and I don’t know what kind of clothes I should bring. It’s very hot here in Manila nowadays but it is the same in the North? :) thank you!

    Comment by Mj Alcala — April 30, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

  119. hi! thanks for having such an informative website. we’re a group of 5 pax (all 1st timers and on a tight budget) going to sagada via banaue. we plan to stay in banaue for 1 day and 1 night after our sagada trip. can you recommend a place to stay in those 2 places? itinerary for 3-day stay in sagada and 1 day in banaue? and estimated costs? thanks a lot! we’re all excited to go there.

    Comment by jennifer dela cruz — May 20, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

  120. [...] Travel: Going to Sagada Via Banaue [...]

    Pingback by Sagada, Mountain Province « BIZSETH — May 25, 2010 @ 6:35 am

  121. hi benj and angel..i would like to kno wpo..anung oras ang last trip from sagada to manila if i were to pass the sagada-banaue-manila route? and mura lng po ba ang accommodations sa sagada?

    Comment by vanessa merlin — June 7, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

  122. hi..i thought autobus leaves for manila at 5pm? and is there a regular time for sagada banaue? hmm.. which is better? manila-baguio-sagada andthen return sagada-banaue-manila or manila-banaue-sagada then sagada-baguio-manila..
    thanks

    Comment by vanessa — June 7, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

  123. Hi, we intend to visit banaue then to sagada. What bus do you recommend? and if we decide to stay overnight in banaue, what accomodation is available and for how much? There will be three or four of us going there, this july, 2010.

    Thanks,

    Comment by carlos b. castanos, jr. — June 21, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

  124. before i forget, how about in sagada, what accommodation is available and for how much?
    Thanks again!

    Comment by carlos b. castanos, jr. — June 21, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

  125. Hi! Me and Wife are planning to go there on July 19 or 20, which is the best route we should take going to sagada?Manila-Baguio-Sagada or Manila-Banaue-Sagada? And may idea ho ba kayo how much is the rate of Canaway per night? pag dun ba kami nag stay malapit ba sa bus terminal?

    Comment by Romeo — July 6, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

  126. hi! our group is going to have a tour in ilocos. after the tour, we’re planning to take a side trip to banaue-sagada. how do we get there directly from laoag? how long would the trip be and how much would it cost us? and are there vans for rent from sagada to manila? if so, how much would that cost us? thanks a lot! =)

    Comment by Flor — July 8, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

  127. were planning also na magpunta sa sagana via banaue. walang bang trip to banaue ang victory liner and day trip ang alis namin. pauwe were taking the baguio to manila route. just wonder panu yung route from sagada to baguio? thanks

    Comment by nicko — September 11, 2010 @ 11:54 am

  128. good day!we are a group of 15 and we’re planning to have our office outing next year (April or May) in Banaue & Sagada. unfortunately, we only have 2 days to travel. can you please suggest a best itinerary for us? our planned trip will be Manila-Banaue-Sagada-Baguio-Manila. hope to hear from you soon. God bless you guys!

    Comment by GRACE — October 5, 2010 @ 10:19 am

  129. Hi! Anyone or group who will be going to Sagada via Banaue, leaving Manila, via Florida Bus on October 30, 2010?

    If you are interested in coordinating to hire a jeepney from Banaue to Sagada passing by and stopping at the Banaue Rice Terraces view deck, feel free to contact me at

    ivan.jfinex@gmail.com

    Comment by Ivan Laurence — October 10, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

  130. Hi there!

    Awesome site, it’s got lots of insight. I’m just troubled with regards to my upcoming trip this January. We will be taking a private vehicle. However, the driver’s not used to long drives and a mountainous terrain. Which would be better? Via Baguio or via Banaue? If through Banaue, is there a place where we can safely park the vehicle? To be honest, I’m rather uneasy having our driver drive us all the way to Sagada, especially since I’ll be entertaining guests from abroad.

    Hope you guys can help me! The trip is less than 2 weeks from now.

    Comment by dan — December 23, 2010 @ 8:00 am

  131. m
    good day much informations are very informative..i need views and infor on our plan of going to banaue-sagada this march, wel, our plan really is on march 19-23 2011; hope you can provide very helpful ways tips of rally maximizing our trip. we are around 24 pax of various ages; from 6 years old, to early teens, young adults, middle age and lolo young at heart…can we all manage the somewhat very adventurous theme of banaue and sagada tours? can cildren and older people manage the long treks and slippery ways of the caves? or are there places of interest with only a fair amount of trek and striking views? can we have a good visual of the hanging coffins? does it require long trek? is there a confortable hotel you can recommend, like very clean and with good provisions for sleeping and with hot n cold shower, will it be near d town area or vicinity of tours? and we are planning to go there via ifugao banaue then to sagada bringing our own cars, as some of our members esp. d driver can’t stand long trip riding a bus (may motion sickness), is that route better than baguio to sagada then banaue visit, coz the road from baguio to sagada seemed very long and winding (though it is scenic im sure) but would it be scary ride also through those mountain tops, having to drive there first time. can we have your expert tour guides for our tours and how much are we going to spend for those days with tours n guides. hope you’l be able to help us

    Comment by lisa g — January 10, 2011 @ 11:21 am

  132. Hello Sirs. Good day. Your website has been a big help. It’s the most detailed I’ve seen on sagada. Me and my gf are planning to go to sagada this coming weekend Jan 22-24. We plan to leave on Friday evening then back Sunday or Monday. I would like to ask for your help on a possible itenerary for this trip which includes the rice terraces, given the limited time. Thanks a lot!

    Comment by mico — January 17, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

  133. hello sir. we are from cebu and would like to visit sagada. there will be fourteen of us on the trip. do we have to reserve for our accommodation? our stay in sagada will be this coming april 1,2 and 3. thanks a lot.

    Comment by mae cases — February 26, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

  134. HI, we are going to Banaue sagada this march 17 to 20 from Manila.We joined the 3Day 2 nite package tour of Best trips. We are group of six, four of us are in the age of 50′s. just want to know if it will be too hard for us to go into the sumaguing cave? what should we wear and prepare for the caving and the trekking for the whole tour? thanks

    Comment by lyds — March 13, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

  135. sir Benj, my name is deo. i am planning to visit banaue-sagada this holy week by myself, is it safe to travel there by myself. also can you recommend a nice running route in banaue if its even possible. any suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks!

    Comment by Deo Patron — April 14, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

  136. Wow, Thanks Benj and Angel for this site. Super informative. :)

    Comment by tina — May 20, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

  137. Hello sir! Nagbago na po ba yung rates and schedules na pinost niyo dito?

    Ask ko lang din po, paano po umuwi? Hehe. From Sagada town center saan po makakahanap ng bus pauwi ng Manila and anu-ano po ang schedule?

    Comment by Gladys — June 15, 2011 @ 1:36 am

  138. Hi! Me and my friends are going to Sagada this November. Is it a good month to go there? We also plan to have a night stay in Banaue, nandun na lang rin. What is better and more practical? Visit Banaue first then Sagada? Or Sagada first then Banaue before going back to Manila?

    Thanks, thanks!:)

    Ajo

    Comment by Ajo Cruz — September 19, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

  139. Hi,

    My friends and i are planning to go to Sagada… i was doing a bit of research and it seems that there is no evening trip from sagada going to manila.. is this the case? we’re leaving manila on nov 4 in the am, gonna stay overnight at banaue.. then was hoping to stay in sagada on the 5th and 6th.. but we have to get back to manila by early evening on the 7th. based on what i see online, it seems that we need to catch the cable bus on sunday afternoon to make it to manila on the 7th. if we leave sagada on the 7th in the morning, we end up in manila late already (we have work in the evening! :( pls help! need advice on the best ways to get to manila~~

    Comment by toni — October 20, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

  140. Hi Sir,

    Good day. Plano po naming bumisita sa Sagada sa 2nd week ng December. Okay lang po ba kung hihingi po kami ng mga tips mula po sa inyo? First time po ng team namin sa Sagada. And ask ko na din po sana kung magkano ang present rate ng package or kung magkano dapat ang budget namin. Sana po matulungan nyo kami. Maraming salamat po Sir.

    Comment by Pearl Cabantac — November 3, 2011 @ 9:44 am

  141. hello po. i’m planning to visit sagada, how much would it cost me to go there alone. may i request for a detailed expenses?
    like fare? lodging? ( the most affordable) and thr places to go and how much each . thanks.

    Comment by des — January 8, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

  142. http://www.thepinaysolobackpacker.com/2011/03/17/batadtravel-guide/

    Comment by freedertjosh — January 13, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  143. which bus line is better? autobus or florida? thank you

    Comment by Jinky — January 16, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

  144. helo po.. my boyfriend and i are planning to sagada, for our anniversary, magkano po kaya, and pano mkakapunta from biñan laguna to sagada??

    Comment by memay — January 23, 2012 @ 1:08 am

  145. hi po, ask lang po ako if same rates pa rin po ba yung fare.. and ano po pinakamurang place na powedeng pagstayhan? salamat po.

    Comment by zlab — January 24, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

  146. Hi Benj and Angel,

    Just want to ask what is the earliest time we can leave Sagada goint to Banaue? Are the buses to Manila accessible from Banaue, if not, would you know the bus scheds as well?

    Thanks much :)

    Comment by kate — January 27, 2012 @ 2:23 am

  147. Hi Benj & Angel,

    I’m planning to go to Sagada this Feb. with friends and it’s our first time. We’ll take the Baguio route papunta then we’ll take the Banaue one pag uwi.

    Ask ko lang po if you know kung anong oras ang alis ng mga buses from Banaue to Manila?

    Comment by Keight — January 27, 2012 @ 2:34 am

  148. Hi my husband and i are planning togo to sagada via manila banaue route tue night and go back to manila via bagiuo manila route fri night can you help me plan our it

    Comment by Joph — February 18, 2012 @ 9:07 am

  149. hello! great site! our ETA in Banaue is 7am. what do you recommend us see there for the day/a few hours? we plan to reach and rest at Sagada at the end of the day. so we’re not sure where to/how long we can stay at Banaue and still have transportation going to Sagada before night time. is the last trip from Banaue to Sagada really at 12nn? your help will be much appreciated! thank you!

    Comment by mae — February 20, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

  150. hi! what time is the last trip from Banaue going to Sagada?

    Comment by mae — February 20, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

  151. Hi! Is somebody still answering the posts/questions? Looks like most of the queries are left unanswered. If they were answered, it will be better to answer them here where others can also read so as not to repeat same questions. :D San di kayo magsawang sumagot sa mga katanungan ng mga gustong makarating sa Sagada. Salamat po!

    Comment by Ana — March 17, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

  152. Hi, we are a group of 6 friends who are planning to go to Sagada this April 11-14, can u please help us plan our trip. we would like to visit the rice terraces as well. all of us will be available to leave by april 11 at 2pm and must be back at the office on april 14 by 5pm. thank u!!!

    Comment by agnes dela rosa — April 1, 2012 @ 8:14 am

  153. Hi,

    First of all, congrats for having put up such a good and detailed website. Can you tell me which is better to go to – Banaue or Sagada? I am mainly interested in seeing the rice terraces and enjoying the mountain view, climate and breeze. Visiting tribal villages would be a plus add on. Hanging coffins? Not interested at all.

    Which place should I go to – Banaue or Sagada? And which bus should I take from Baguio? Or is it better to take the bus from Tarlac?

    Thanks a lot

    Comment by Pedro Miguel — April 24, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

  154. to anyone planning to go here, AUTOBUS AND FLORIDA buses no longer provides commuting services towards Banaue. Instead, look for OHAYAMI Buslines at Lacson and Fajardo at Sampaloc, Manila

    Comment by dodindaga — May 12, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

  155. hello po..
    ano latest schedule ng buses going to sagada from manila? sagada-manila? thank you po.

    Comment by kim b — May 23, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

  156. Good Morning! We are planning to commute going to Sagada via Banaue on June 8. What aircon bus company pwede nyo po mairecommend samin and where kami pwede sumakay? How much Fare from Manila to Banaue, Banaue to Bontok, Bontok to Sagada? Paki include na rin po mga oras ng byahe para matantya din po namin at di kami maiwanan. Thank you so much!

    Comment by Che Bandojo — May 28, 2012 @ 10:31 am

  157. hi sir.. how much will cost you to pay for a regular spelunking in sumaging cave just for 2 persons?

    Comment by roy louie — October 24, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

  158. Hi Roy, it will be 500 for the two of you. so that’s 250 per head.

    Comment by Benj — October 25, 2012 @ 5:04 am

  159. Hello Sir Benj – may updated details po ba kayo ng transpo (fares and schedules) if Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada then via Baguio na pabalik? Planning to go end of November. I’ll bookmark this page and check back for answers. It’s my third time in Sagada and wanted to spend a night in Banaue too. :)

    Comment by Mel — November 5, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

  160. hello! im planning to go Manila-banaue-bontoc-sagada on dec 7-10. any group going? hope i can join. :D thakss

    Comment by Cams — November 26, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

  161. My friend and I is heading up to Sagada in early Jan 2013 for 3d2n. We’re coming from Tarlac. If possible I don’t want to back tract our route Tarlac-Manila-Sagada. Obviously we;re first timer we would appreciate your advised on which route and itenirary. Thanks.
    Eddie

    Comment by Eddie — December 6, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

  162. Hi! Im new here. Im planning to go at sagada this coming holy week. Tanong ko lang pano makapagpareserve sa Residential lodge? Out of coverage kasi yung number na nakalagay sa site na to. And im just wondering, pag nag banaue to sagada route ba kami, as in rice tereces lang yung makikita namin? And one more thing though, backpackers lang kami and this would be our first time, ok lang ba kahit dun na kami kumuha ng tourist guide? hindi ba masyadong mahal? Sorry for too much question, i just want our trip to be the best. God bless you and this site. Thanks.

    Comment by bubblesh — January 10, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

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