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ACTUAL BANAUE-SAGADA ITINERARY AND EXPENSES (two backpackers)

Credits: Len Flores

Kiltepan Sunrise. Credits: Len Flores

Explore Banaue, Sagada and side-trip Baguio 2013 (May 20-22)

Sagada Tour 

  • Tour at Kiltepan, Echo Valley, St Mary’s Church, Big Falls (BOMOD-OK Falls), Sumaguing Cave, Lumiang Cave, Hanging Coffins, Ganduyan Museum and Rock inn/Orange Farm
Ohayami bus. Manila to Banaue Route.

Ohayami bus. Manila to Banaue Route.

TRANSPORTATION = 1,440 each

A. Manila-Sagada
– Manila to Banawe: Php 450
– Banawe to Sagada: Php 300

B. Sagada- Manila
– Sagada- Baguio Fare: Php 220
– Baguio Taxi to terminal: Php 25 (actual 50 pesos)
– Victory Liner Baguio to Manila: 445

Itinerary

DAY 00 (May 19, 2013)

9:00 PM: Departure (450)
11:00 PM: Stopover Bulacan

Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue Rice Terraces

Day 01 (May 20, 2013) 

3:00 AM: Stopover Aritao Nueva Vizcaya
6:00 AM: Arrival – BANAUE (A quickie tour in Banaue… click here)
7:00 AM: Breakfast at People’s Restaurant (90 pesos)
8:00 AM: Roaming around
8:30 AM: Leave Banaue via van (300)
8:40 AM: Banaue View Point
Optional/ Incidental: buy souvenirs: bag *(130), magnets *(150), keychains *(100), read more about bargaining and tip for Igorot elders *(50)

9:00 AM: Travel to Sagada
10:16 AM: Passed by Bontoc
11:44 AM: Arrived in SAGADA; Stayed in Sagada Guesthouse (700)
Room rates: 900 pesos/night (for 1 double bed, 1 single bed, private bathroom). But with haggling, got it for 700 pesos/night. Paid 1400 for 2 nights. 700 pesos each person. there are economy room for 200/night.

1:00 PM: Lunch at Pepper and Salt (160) and Lemon House Pie (60)
2:00 PM-3:00 PM: rest at the guesthouse
3:00 PM: Cave connection with Violet, Len, Jun and Kim and Hanging coffins view deck (500/each)
Cave connection for 400 pesos each while normal caving 200 pesos

Service ride back-and-forth: 500 pesos (highly recommended, activity is too tiring; if you like walking it would take 40 mins away from the information center).

Proper Attire: http://www.saggas.org/2009/09/spelunking-attire.html

7:30 PM: End of caving/spelunking
7:30-8:00: quick shower
8:150 PM: Dinner at Sagada Homestay Diner (too hungry, too tired forgotten the price list and menu; approx 170) I paid for 155. (155)
chicken bbq with rice (150), hot chocolate/milo (20) and water (45)
Bill is 805. Sir june paid for 500 and ate Len and Violet split the 305.
9:00 PM: curfew
9:30 PM: walked home dead tired and sleepy

EXPENSES (for Day 00 to Day 1) =  2,415 pesos & Incidental: 470 pesos

Spelunking

Spelunking. Cave Connection. Credits: Len Flores

Day 02 (May 21, 2013)

6:00 AM: Walk looking for breakfast. Sagada is still asleep.
7:00 AM-7:30 AM: Porridge/ Lugaw Breakfast near GL us terminal (35)
Arroz caldo (with eggand chicken) for 45
Arroz caldo (with egg only) for 35

7:30 AM: Visit St. Mary’s Church and walk some more
7:40 AM: Went back to Sagada Guesthouse (change clothes)
8:00 AM: Ganduyan Museum (25) + donation *(25)
8:30 AM: Went to info center and met (Sir Lary, Sir Richard and Sir Joey) Bomod-ok falls and trekking (230)
Guide tours: 500 pesos (good for 1-10 people) Guide: Rainalyn
Service ride: 600 pesos (good for 1-10 people)
Baranggay fee: 10 pesos/ each

11:30 AM: Lunch at Pinikpikan House meal for 1,288 for 7 people  (184/each)
1:00 PM: Deliver Sir Lary, Sir Richard and Sir Joey at Lumiang Cave
Incidentals: Tip for Rainalyn:* (100)
1 box of egg pie *(200) with 8 slices
1:15: Rest and Sleep at Sagada Guesthouse

3:30 PM: Seeing hanging coffins, weaving and pottery making, lake danum sunset for 400 pesos but it rained (cancelled) instead we buy pasalubong
Avoid Ganduyan Shop (very unfriendly), look for Seven J’s handicrafts & souvenirs in front of Masferre (opens at 7:30 AM)
bag: *(150) instead of 180
keychains:  3 pcs for *(100) pesos
t-shirts for (160) pesos instead of 170, *(320)

5:30 PM: Snack at Yoghurt House
Ate len’s treat: Chocolate chip yoghurt *(100) and hot choco big mug (90)
6:30: head back to guesthouse
8:00 PM: Dinner at Sagada’s Guesthouse Restau Pancake (90)
8:30 PM: Bathing

EXPENSES (Day 02) = 564 pesos & Incidentals: 895 pesos

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Day 03 (May 22, 22013)

4:30 AM: Kiltepan Sunrise (500 service and guide) (250) + tip *(50)
6:00 AM: Rock Inn/Farming
6:30 AM: Echo Valley and Sagada Cemetery
7:00 AM: Lugaw Breakfast (35)+ *(45)
7:30 AM: Wash-up and check-out
8:00 AM: Departure to Baguio (220)

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12:00PM: Benguet Stop-over (85) expensive tilapia and rice!
2:30 PM: Arrival in Baguio
3:00 PM: Arrival in Victory Liner (445) and Pasalubong
peanut brittle and chocoflakes *(100/3 containers) and jam *(200)
5:00PM: Pangasinan stopover
hotdog *(35) and donut *(12)
7:00PM: stopover in Tarlac
10:00 PM: Arrival in SM (fx 45)
11:19: Home-sweet-home

EXPENSES (Day 03)= 1080 pesos & Incidentals: 442 pesos

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TOTAL EXPENSES (Day 00-03) = 4059

Incidentals = 1807

Grand total = 5866 pesos

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PLANNED BANAUE-SAGADA ITINERARY (for four)

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NOTE: This itinerary is not the actual expenses of the Banaue-Sagada Adventure. This is a sample itinerary, it was a guide to Violet and her 3 other companions. To see the actual Banaue-Sagada (Click Here)

Explore Banaue, Sagada and side-trip Baguio 2013 (May 20-22)

Sagada Tour 

  • 2 Days Tour at Kiltepan, Echo Valley, St Mary’s Church, Big Falls (BOMOD-OK Falls), Pottery House, Sagada Weaving, –Sumaguing Cave and Rock inn/Orange Farm

TRANSPORTATION = approx 1,315 

A. Manila-Sagada
– Manila to Banawe: 450
– Banawe to Sagada: 200

B. Sagada- Manila
– Sagada- Baguio Fare: Php220
– Victory Liner Baguio to Manila: 445

Room/house (400/2 nights)
 Canaway Rest House, 0920-7592039 / 0910-7092631

Foodies: Breakfast: egg, bread, rice, tuyo, canned goods, noodles (house) or dine outside

Lunch and Dinner
1. Lemon Pie: This food establishment is popular for, you guess it, lemon pies. They also serve other desserts like blueberry pies and egg pies. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner meals as well. Free wi-fi with a minimum order of Php200. 25/pie

2. Salt n PepperOwned by the charming couple Safe and Andrew Pekas, this restaurant is one of the few establishments that open early to serve food to hungry tourists. Free wifi. 100+ up to 200+/meal

3. Yoghurt House: If you are in search for a healthy fix, head out to Yoghurt house where they serve salads, pasta and of course yoghurt with fruits in season. 50/yoghurthttp://www.traveling-up.com/food-trip-sagada/#more-3662

Sagada Tour Proposed Itinerary:
 
Day 00 (May 19)
8pm Call-time
9:00-10:00 Departure

Day 01 (may 20)
 
7:007:30am Estimate time of arrival at Banaue (450pesos)
9:30: Banawe- Bontoc TOPLOAD (150)
10:00: Bontoc Museum (60)
and Walter Rice Meal: Red Rice, Fried Egg, Fried Chicken, 2 Slices of Porkchop and Vegetables (90)
11:00-12:00: Bontoc – Sagada TOPLoaD (45)
1:00 – 3:00 House Haunting (400/night) and Lunch at Salt & Pepper or Yoghurt House (150) and plenty of rest
0300pm Proceed to Lumiang Cave and Sumaguing Cave for normal caving (125/pax)

Kindly check for theproper attire: http://www.saggas.org/2009/09/spelunking-attire.html

0500pm Estimated time of return from the cave
0530pm Back to Lodging (Wash up) and rest
0700pm Dinner (on own pax account) (150pesos)
(pain-reliever is advisable at all cost)

Day 1 expenses: 1620 pesos

Day 02 (May21)
0500am Wake-up call. Breakfast (own account) (150)
0600am Proceed to Kiltepan for Sunrise Viewing (Optional)
0700am Start of Bomod-Ok Falls Trek
1100am Lunch at Rock Inn Farm (On pax own account) (200)
1200pm Visit the Orange Orchard at Rock-Inn Farm (50)
01:30pm Visit Sagada weaving and Pottery
02:00pm St. Mary’s Church, Bokong (Small) Falls, Underground River, lake danum  and Echo Valley, Ganduyan Museum (where the hanging coffins are located)
04:00pm Rice planting activities (request it from the tour guide)
0700pm Dinner and Rest (On pax own account) (150)
(pain reliever is advise)
Environmental Fee – 35/pax

choose your tour guide: http://www.saggas.org/2009/08/saggas-members.html
optional but highy reccomended: Vehicle 1800 + 1200 tour guide (750/each)

Day 2 expenses: 1335
 
 
Day 03 (May22)
 
0600am Proceed to Kiltepan for Sunrise Viewing (Optional) 
7:00: breakfast (150)
8:00am Pasalubong hunt (300)
9:00am check out travel to baguio (220)
1100am Lunch  ans sight-seeing Baguio Ben cab museum or la trinidad strawberries (150)
1:20pm Baguio -Manila (445)
7:20 Arrival

Day 3 expenses = 1265 pesos

 

Summary= 1620 pesos + 1335 pesos + 1265 pesos = 4220 pesos