Banaue - Sagada- By road only from Manila Ancient Rice Terraces of Luzon. In private vehicle explore one of the world’s engineering & cultural wonders from the picturesque Hill Station base of Sagada with its distinctive rice terraces, burial and limestone caves, waterfalls and pine forests. Choose from a lengthy list of activities from pottery to biking to rafting to hiking into the villages and learning about the Dapay (traditional form of government). Designed & escorted by foreign correspondent Greg Hutchinson, this 6D 5N tour also takes in the icons of original hill station and long-time summer capital Baguio, as well as tourist-haunt Banaue and backpacker magnet Batad (pictured below right). Accommodation in quality local inns and in traditional rice huts (elevated rice granaries converted to cool guest rooms). Food is also a focus, eating at Hill Station restaurant in Baguio, having a Michelin-rated chef prepare a meal in Sagada, and, punctuating driving with “merienda” stops—morning and afternoon teas taking in the vistas & breathing the mountain air.
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