Sagada, Mountain Province is famous for its hanging coffins, falls, and caves.  We were able to explore this quaint town during the Holy Week of 2015.

You can find the details of our trip below:

Budget: P5000 per person

  • Public/Shared Group Tour Package – P3060
    • TRIPinas Travel and Tour Ventures
      • Inclusions:
        • Round-trip Aircon Van: Manila – Sagada – Banaue – Manila
      • 2-night accommodation in Rock Inn, Sagada (Dormitory-type rooms)
      • Entrance fees and guides for Aguid Rice Terraces-Bomod-ok Falls Trekking, Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins
  • Lumiang Cave and Sumaguing Cave (Cave Connection) Entrance fees and Guide fees – P400
  • Food for 9 meals – P1350
    • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner for 3 days
    • Approximately P150 per meal
  • Souvenirs/Miscellaneous  – P210

For the Tour Package, we got in touch with TRIPinas Travel and Tour Ventures.

Below is their standard itinerary:

Day 0
2000 Departure from Manila (Quezon City)

Day 1
0800 Breakfast
1000 Start of walking tour: Sagada Weaving, St. Mary’s church, Ganduyan Museum, Echo Valley,  and Hanging Coffins
1200 Lunch
1330 Continuation of the walking tour.
1700 Dinner
2000 End of day 1 activities

Day 2
0600 Breakfast
0700 ETD for Bomod-ok Falls
0800 Start of trek to the falls
1200 Lunch
1300 ETD for the caves – start of cave adventure (entrance fee at client’s account)
1600 End of cave adventure; return to inn
1800 Dinner

Day 3
0500 Check out from inn
0530 Sunrise watching at Kiltepan View Point

0630 ETD from Sagada
0830 Photo stop at Bontoc Rice Terraces
0900 Breakfast at Mt. Polis
1100 Photo stop at Banaue Rice Terraces
1200 Lunch at Nueva Vizcaya
1300 Departure to Manila
2000 ETA Manila (Quezon City)

          However, due to the number of tourists in Sagada on Holy Week, the travel agency had to tweak the order of the activities. We also had to bear with the tardiness of other travel group members but fortunately, we were able to cover all the activities promised by the above-mentioned itinerary.

Some Notes and Tips:

  • Bring enough cash. There is only one ATM in Sagada, which is sometimes offline.
  • Bring headlights for caving. You may also purchase a rechargeable one from the Rust & Wood Restaurant and Store, which is near the jump-off point. We got ours for P180.
  • Make time for the Ganduyan Museum visit. You will learn a lot about Sagada’s history and culture from its owner/curator.
  • We recommend the following souvenirs (pasalubong):
    • Bugnay Wine
    • Wild Blueberry Jam
    • Sagada Arabika Coffee
    • Muscovado Sugar
    • Black Rice

Watch our Sagada-Banaue (Holy Week 2015) Trip Video:

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