Marvel at the golden rice fields of Banaue during the harvest season. Capture the daily life of farmers tending their fields. Immerse into the Ifugao Culture. Explore the wonderful Banaue Rice Terraces and venture to the impressive Tappiya Falls. Join us on this exciting guided photographic tour of Hapao, Banaue and Batad.
Cost: Php 7,500
- Transportation (Roundtrip Manila – Banaue and Tour Transfers)
- 3 Days and 2 Nights Accommodations (Native Village Inn and Hillside Inn)
- 5 Main Meals (Excluding lunch and beverage)
- Travel Insurance
Participant Limit: Limited to 14 pax with a minimum of 6 pax for the trip to push through.
June 28-30, 2013
Participants meet at Ohayami Bus Station. We leave for Banaue at exactly 10pm.
We arrive early in Banaue and we’ll head straight to Uhaj and check in at a wonderful resort overlooking Hapao rice terraces. We’ll immerse early into Ifugao Culture in the morning and well hike to capture the rice terraces and locals busy harvesting in the afternoon. Well spend the night at the Inn.
In the morning we set out on a private jeep to Batad Saddle about 1 and a half hour away from the Inn. From the Batad Saddle we’ll do a descending easy to moderate hike to Batad proper for at least an hour. We check in to our lodging. In the afternoon we’ll explore the Batad Amphiteater and Tappiya Falls. We spend the night in Batad.
After breakfast, we’ll hike back to the saddle where our private jeep to Banaue would be waiting. We’ll have time to wash up in Banaue and we’ll visit the Banaue Viewpoint in the afternoon. In the evening we’ll catch our bus to Manila.
*Itinerary is subject to change depending on the prevailing weather conditions on the date of the photo tour and other circumstances.
- Cameras (DSLR, Mirrorless, Advance Compact)
- Standard to wide angle lenses, telephoto and portrait lenses
- Filters: Gradual Neutral Density (GND), Circular Polarizing (CPL) and Neutral Density (ND)
- Extra Batteries
- Laptops or Ipad/tablets for photo sharing
Things to bring:
- Light and comfortable hiking clothes
- Jacket for the cold and rain
- Headlamp or torch
- Mosquito repellant
- Good and comfortable hiking shoes or footwear
- Mobile phones
- Trail snacks
What is the level of fitness required to join?
Participants for this trip must be prepared to hike. The Hapao hike is easy to moderate. The hike to Batad from the saddle is also easy to moderate. The hike at the Batad terraces is moderate. The hike to Tappiya falls is moderate to difficult.
Can we hire a porter?
Yes. You can hire a porter to carry your bags to Batad and to carry your equipment during the hike. Porters will be at the participant’s expense.
I don’t want to share the room. Can I have the room on my own?
The price is based on double occupancy. We can arrange for you to have your own room depending on availability. Additional charges may apply.
What is your method of Payment?
We accept payment via bank deposit through BPI and BDO.
Something came up and I can’t join the tour. Can I refund?
Please see our refund policy below:
- 100% refund on refunds 1 month before the trip
- 50% refund 2 weeks before the trip
- No refund within 2 weeks before the trip but is transferable.
|Slot Available||Interest Sign Ups|
|*Last update May 26, 2013|
Interest Sign Up
If you are interested to join this photo tour kindly sign up from the link below. We will be sending you the detailed information and reservation options. Deadline for registration is June 14, 2013.