Byaherang Barat Batanes Adventure

Byaherang Barat Batanes Adventure

“A DREAM COME TRUE”

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I can still remember the excitement, the fear and happiness that I felt during that day. I waited for this trip for so long, it’s a year to be exact.

September 05, 2016 Flight numbers M8-816, full packed and ready to go. The weather is good, and excitement level up to 101%. Here I come Batanes.

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And we landed 07:40 am – Hello Batanes

Don’t forget to register and to pay the 350php Eco-Tourism Fee, they will give you a map where you can find all the top destinations in Batanes, you can have it as your souvenir as well,I got mine posted in my wall, and a stab that you have to carry every time you will get a tour, coz some tourist spots requires or some personnel will check it for you to enter.

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After  the registration , I went directly to Vatan Inn to put my stuff and have breakfast. The room is clean and staff are kind and helpful. Thumbs up for them, don’t forget to try Vatan Inn when u visit Batanes.

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So,Day 1… what to do now…. While waiting for Mark and Celica to have our first set of tours, I had my breakfast courtesy of Vatan Inn- Salamat po. 
Vatan Inn
Located at: Abad St. cor. Amboy St., Basco, Batanes
For reservation and rates : Contact Mr.Jover Vargas at 0998-551-9656/ 0995-810-5205
They have clean and affordable rooms with free breakfast – and their staffs are nice and very accommodating. Thanks Mr. Jover Vargas for your warm welcome, all the best for your family. It was nice meeting you.
Tours:
I recommend Mr. Lito Alcantara for your South and North Batan Tour : Contact number : 09182167440 | Kuya Jun for Sabtang Tour – 09098770155 ( madami po silang Jun sa Sabtang – so better text or call him, and he is the only guide who can bring guest sa light house in Sabtang )
Sample Itinerary
Tips:
  • In every tour , your guide will take you to their affiliated restaurant that will cost you 300+ per meal , so for you to save more money, you can eat to local eatery instead. But don’t missed their Tatus ( coconut Crab ) . You can ask Kuya Jun or Kuya Lito to get one for you, buy it then cook it – You can cook in Vatan Inn ( or to any homestay you are in ) for 50php.
  • Globe Mobile Network Signal is Weak/no signal at all in some areas
  • Smart/Sun Network is available
  • Banks and Money Transfer are available around the town proper
  • Bring Umbrella and sunscreen protection
Batanes is a paradise, it’s an amazing place to get lost. The locals are kind,and it has low ( down to 0%) criminal rates , and blessed with beautiful scenery. Batanes is the place I always wanted to visit and to live.
My entire experience is priceless, because of the number of new friends I’ve met. Every local I’ve talk to and shared thoughts and experiences, the knowledge and inspiration given to me of each interaction. The way they are trying to educate and preserve the beauty of the history of Batanes really inspires me. I just wish can stay longer to know more, I will go back soon, and that’s for sure.
Let my pictures take you there. And convince you to travel once in your life, the world has a lot offer. Go explore and meet new people. Experience their culture and share your own….

North Batan Tour

Santo Domingo church

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Naidi Hills Light House

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“ pwede bang maiyak? Hindi ako makapaniwalang nasa Batanes na ako” that’s my line the first time I saw the light house.


Mt.Carmel Chapel

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Basco Rolling Hills

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Chadpidan Boulder Coast

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Dipnaysuhuan Japanese Tunnel

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Time check 0500pm

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Coffee break and time for socials – right after that we go directly to Pension Ivatan and tried the famous Ivatan Platter.
The serving is big enough for 5 persons, it takes too long – like gugutumin ka muna nila…lol
Yung lasa – pwede na..pero masarap po yung suka nila na may sili.

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Time Check 0900pm – lights off na si Barat- excited na for the next day tour – we will go to Sabtang Island.

Day 2 September 06,2016

Sabtang Island

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Register and pay your 200php two way ferry fare from San Vicente Port
Sabtang Island Eco-Tourism Fee : 200 php each

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Welcome to Tukon Hometel

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Rate: 500 php /night
It’s worth it, it’s a nice place to relax, the view… everything. Nanay is very accommodating.

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Chavayan Village

If you will get a chance- try to stay overnight for only 200php – a peaceful and quite place to rest.

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Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint

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Savidug Village

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Morong Beach -Mayahaw Arch

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Lets have a selfie kuya—
Dont forget to contact him for your Sabtang Island Tour
Kuya Jun – 09098770155

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End of tour – a day is enough to explore the island. The island is really worth a visit, reach in culture and it has many beautiful stone houses.

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One of the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen. Imagine the smells of the ocean, the  fresh air,with the sounds of waves and a cup of coffee –  perfect morning right?

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a quick dip before we go…

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Salamat Sabtang Island- sa uulitin


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