Batanes Photo Tour April 2014


Tour Info

Batanes Photo Tour Dates: April 5-9, 2014

(5D/4N Batan and Sabtang Island)

Experience Batanes in a new light. Be there when the landscapes unravel at sunrise. Marvel at the changing nuances of light at sundown. Venture to the wilder coasts of Sabtang Island. Go on the off-the-beaten path in Itbayat. Be captivated by Batanes the Backpack Photography way.

Tour Fee: Php 22,000*


  • 5D/4N Accommodation (multiple sharing)
  • Boat and inland tour transport
  • Airport transfers
  • Full board meals
  • Registration fees
  • Tour guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Certificates

Participant Limit: Limited to 12 pax.

Optional Extension: April 10-12, 2014

(3D/2N Itbayat Island exploration)

Tour Fee: Php 10,000*

*Tour Fee is is exclusive of airfare.

Date and Itinerary

Trip Dates

April 5-9, 2014 (Optional extension April 10-12, 2014)

Day 1

The group arrives in Batanes. We’ll do a day’s exploration of Batan Island.

Day 2

We wake up early for our boat trip to Sabtang Island where we will stay overnight.

Day 3

From Sabtang Island, we’ll return to Batan Island where we’ll do a leisurely shoot in the afternoon.

Day 4

Today is a full day’s tour of Batan Island starting from morning sunrise to sunset.

Day 5

It will be departure time for the 5-day participants. Free day for those who will join the extension.

Day 6

Early boat ride to Itbayat Island.

Day 7

Sunrise then head back to Batan Island. An optional free-time or sunset shoot.

Day 8

Departure back to Manila.

*Itinerary is subject to change depending on the prevailing weather conditions on the date of the photo tour and other circumstances.

Things to Bring

Suggested Equipment:

  • 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)
  • Tripod
  • 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
  • Dry Bags


What airline should we book for the tour?
Participants are free to book on any airline like PAL Express, SkyJet or SkyPasada (Tuguegarao or Laoag) which are servicing Basco Route.

What is the level of fitness required to join? Are there extensive trekking involved?
Participants of any fitness level can join the tour. The only extensive trekking required is going to a cave and viewpoint in Itbayat.

Will we always be up shooting sunrise and sunsets everyday?
Batanes is blessed to have both sunrise and sunset spots. Since this is a Batanes Photo Tour, we will make the most of our time shooting during these golden hours. Participants are free to opt out on some of them but the participant’s fee will remain the same.

I don’t want to share the room. Can I have the room on my own?
The price is based on double to multiple 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. Details would be sent to you once you register on our interest list.

Can we extend our stay in Batanes?
Participants are free to come in early or extend their stay in Basco, Batanes at their own expense provided they join the activities during the tour.

Something came up and I can’t join the tour. Can I refund?
Please see our refund policy below:

  • 50% refund 1 month before the trip
  • No refund within 2 weeks before the trip
  • Slot is non-transferable

Registration Status

Registration Status

Slot Available Interest Sign Ups
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*Last update January 24, 2014

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 February 28, 2014.

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