Benguet

Benguet, which is known as the Salad Bowl of the Philippines, is a landlocked province in the Cordillera Administrative Regon. It consists of 13 municipalities and the independent highly urbanized City of Baguio.

We had the chance to explore this province during our 24-hour Manila-Manaoag-Tuba-Itogon-Baguio City-Manila tour last Saturday.

Watch our video here:

Check out details of our Balatoc Mines Tour here:

Below was our itinerary:

  • 1:30 am – Departure from Dagupan Bus Terminal, Cubao (Bus is bound for Manaoag, Pangasinan)
  • 5:00 am – Arrival at Manaoag, Pangasinan
  • 5:30 am to 6:00 am – Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag
  • 6:00 am to 6:30 am – Explored the area
  • 6:30 am to 7:00 am – Breakfast
  • 7:15 am – Departure from Manaoag (Van is bound for Baguio City)
  • 7:45 am – Arrival at Bridal Veil Falls, Tuba, Benguet
  • 7:45 am to 8:30 am – Explored the area
  • 8:30 am to 8:35 am – Tricycle ride to Colorado Falls, Tuba, Benguet
  • 8:35 am to 9:00 am – Explored the area
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Van ride to Baguio City
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am – Lunch at Sizzling Plate, Baguio City
  • 10:30 am to 11:20 am – Explored Baguio City
  • 11:30 am – Departure from Petron, Harrisson Road, Baguio City (Jeepney is bound for Acupan)
  • 11:30 am to 12:45 pm – Jeepney ride to Balatoc Mines, Itogon, Benguet
  • 1:00 pm – Arrival at the Balatoc Mines / Registration for the tour
  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Balatoc Mines Tour
  • 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Snacks
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Jeepney ride back to Baguio City
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Explored Baguio City & Early Dinner at 50’s Diner
  • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Spa/Massage at Himaya Spa
  • 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Travel time to Bus terminal
  • 10:00 pm – Departure of Bus bound for Manila
  • 4:00 am of the next day – Arrival in Manila.

Budget: P3658 for 2 persons or P1829 per person

  • Bus to Manaoag (Dagupan Bus) – P314 x 2 = P628 for 2 persons.
  • Van from Manaoag to Bridal Veil Falls – P90 x 2 = P180 for 2 persons
  • Tricycle from Bridal Veil Falls to Colorado Falls – P15 x 2 = P30 for 2 persons
  • Van from Colorado Falls to Baguio City – P40 x 2 = P80 for 2 persons
  • Brunch at Sizzling Plate – P500 for 2 persons
  • Jeepney to and from Balatoc Mines – P25 x 2 x 2 = P100 for 2 persons round-trip
  • Balatoc Mines Tour – P250 x 2 = P500 for 2 persons
  • Dinner at 50s Diner – P480 for 2 persons
  • Snacks – P100 for 2 persons
  • Taxi around Baguio City – P200
  • Bus from Baguio City to Cubao (Dagupan Bus) – P430 x 2 = P860

Miscellaneous Expenses

  • Foot Spa/Facial/Body Scrub/Body Massage Package of Himaya Spa – P800 x 2 = P1600

Some Notes and Tips:

  • We prefer doing day trips to save ourselves from hotel/lodging expenses. We can rest and sleep in the bus anyway on our way back to Manila.

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