Travel Guide to Batad Rice Terraces and Tappiya Falls
The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordillera’s were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995. The Batad Rice Terraces is one of those 5 sites inscribed in the list and is under the Municipal Jurisdiction of Banaue. The amphitheater like stone walled terraces is carved by Ifugao 2000 years ago.
How to get there:
From Manila –Ride a bus to Banue.
Travel Time: 9 hours
Ohayami Bus is located at Sampaloc Manila,call them for updated rate and schedule.
Phone number(s) :0917-506-0817 / 0927-6493-0355 / 02-516-0501
From Banaue town proper, register at Banaue Tourism Office -20php environmental fee. Then hire a jeepney to Batad. Rate 2800-3000php. From the jump off I advise to hire a guide. Not bad if you are in a big group, but yeah ,its kind a pricey.
Where to Stay:
- Batad Top view and Restaurant
- Batad View Inn and Restaurant
- Ramon Homestay
- Hillside Inn and Restaurant
Going to Tappiya Falls is not a joke. The staircase trail all the way down requires a strong leg and lot of patience. I really had a hard time doing it, but it’s all worth it. The view is perfect, and the cold water from the falls will refresh your body. Being able to see this kind of creation is amazing. All I can say is “wow” – so Go! Pack your bag- and go for an adventure!
Tips and Reminders :
- No Signal
- No ATM
- Bring Enough Water and Snacks
- Don’t forget to get local Police or any Emergency Contact Num
- Practice LNT and Respect Local Culture
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