Banaue and Sagada Travel Guide

Banaue and Sagada are located in the Philippines’ mountain province. Banaue is world famous for rows upon rows of rice terraces, which were carved into the Ifugao Mountains by the indigenous tribes over 2000 years ago. You can hike and along and make sure to see Batad rice terraces.

Sagada on the other hand gives you the adventure of going into caves and seeing hanging coffins. Get to understand the culture of the people and you’ll see why they’re perfect addition to your Philippines travel itinerary.

Banaue and Sagada Attractions

Banaue and Sagada are two different destinations located in the Mountain Province. They feature different amazing sights and attractions which will makes them a must visit when planning your trip to the Philippines. It’s a bonus too because you can combine them both even with a 2-day itinerary.

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The following attractions are great to check out in Banaue and Sagada:

  • Hike to Batad Village to see the famous Batad Rice Terraces
  • Visit the Tappiyah waterfalls
  • Explore the Sumaguing Cave, located in Mountain Province
  • Marvel at The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada and Echo Valley
  • Visit the Bontoc Museum and go sightseeing around the town

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How to Travel to Banaue and Sagada

Banaue and Sagada are located in the mountainous area of the Cordillera region of the Philippines. This means that you can only go there by bus or by hiring your private car.

The two main bus companies going to Banaue and Sagada are Ohayami Trans and Coda Lines. They usually depart on evenings so you will arrive early morning. This is perfect because you will get to save on an overnight hotel accommodation and also get to start sightseeing early the next day.

You should book your bus tickets in advance as they’re limited and can be fully booked especially on weekends.

To travel around the Philippines, there are 3 local commercial airlines. Cebu Pacific Air, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines. Smaller airlines called AirSwift (El Nido, Boracay) and Royal Air also fly to limited destinations. Book your local flights here.
For international flights, I found Kiwi and have cheaper flight options to the Philippines.
There are many choices of hotels, hostels, apartments and guesthouses to stay in the Philippines. Book through AGODA for the cheapest options and I also use Hotelscombined to see all prices from different websites to choose from.
The Philippines can be difficult to go around because many buses, ferries and even private vehicles are offline. The best websites to book them are through and 12GoAsia – they have many partners in different destinations and you can purchase tickets online.
Car rentals are also available for you to choose from here.
If you don’t know where to go and just want a hassle free trip to the Philippines, you can find package trips to different destinations with Klook – I recommend them for local tours and activities or Get Your Guide.
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