Scattered all over Cordillera are unique architectural masterpiece with its origin that can be traced back thousand years ago – the Rice Terraces. These are carefully hand carved mountainsides that seems giant steps forming stairways to the sky.
While Banaue and Batad are among the popular sites for these wonders, Sagada has its own share of magnificent landscapes. Though smaller, but still an amazing work of art.
Aside from its size, the difference between the rice terraces in Banaue and Sagada is the material used. Banaue Rice terraces are made up of compacted soil while those in Sagada are made up of small rocks piled on top of each other.
Suyo, Balugan, Bangaan (on the way to Bomod-ok Falls) and Kiltepan are where the rice terraces in this town can be found. Kiltepan which is bounded by the baranggay KILong, TEtep-an, and ANtadao is the most striking of the four.
A tour to Kiltepan plus two other sites can be arranged to Sagada Genuine Guide Association (SAGGA) or Sagada Environmental Guides Association (SEGA). The rate are as follows:
1 to 10 persons P400.00(~$10)
11 to 15 persons P600.00(~$15)
16 to 20 persons P800.00(~$20)
Van Rental P600.00(~$7.5) Round Trip