SAGADA 2016

We went to Sagada last week for a quick weekend getaway with my College Buddies. It was a long, tiring, 12- hour trip from Manila including Lunch and some wiwi breaks. If you’re the type of person whose impatient sa malayong byahe, Sagada Trip is not for you.

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Sagada Trip via Banaue Route

Sagada is a town in the Cordillera Mountains, within the Philippines Mountain Province. Most of the activities require Trekking , and mahaba habang lakaran so if you’re not that type of person again who would go for a spot that will require you to walk and trek like a pro, Sagada is Again, not for you. There is no Pedicab or even Tricycle in Sagada so you really need to walk.

Sagada got more famous for its scenic view and romantic spots because of the hugot movie of 2015, That Thing Called Tadhana.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org

We avail the 3 days 2 nights package of Wonder Escapes Travel and Tours. We got the package for P2690 per head , for 13 pax.

For inquiries and complete details, contact details below folks! 

09982816405/09265449072/09334684035
wonderescapestravelandtours@gmail.com

Here are the Itinerary and Inclusions:

INCLUSIONS:
* Roundtrip van transfer (Megamall-BANAUE-SAGADA-BAGUIO-Megamall)
* 3days/2nights accommodations TINAGTAGO INN

* Sagada Tour

SITES TO VISIT
Kiltepan (depends on the Road and Weather Condition)
Hanging coffins
Echo Valley
St Mary’s Episcopal Church
Pongas Falls or Bomod-Ok Falls
Pottery House
Sagada Weaving
Sumaguing Cave and/or Lumiang cave
Orange Farm (SEASONAL)
Ganduyan Museum
Lake danum (depends on road and weather condition)

* Tour Guide Fees EXCEPT at Caving NORMAL CAVING and MARLBORO MOUNTAIN

* Sightseeing tour in BANAUE RICE TERRACES (as seen in 1000 peso bill)
* Side trip at Strawberry farm (La Trinidad, Baguio)
* Side trip to Lions Head (Kenon Road)
* Side trip at Philippine Highway System (highest point)

* Toll Fee, Gas, Driver’s meal and fee
* Taxes and Surcharges
*If time still Permits: Side trip to Burnham Park

Kuya Bong, one of the owners was also our driver and tour guide. He’s really nice and accommodating. I will rate this travel agency 10/10!

There’s a lot of Souvenir shops in Sagada but its kinda pricey. A Sando for Toddler costs P150,  (it only costs P90 in Bora) and the strawberry jam costs P120 (P50 in Baguio)

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At Tinagtago Inn

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Our Room , P300 Per Night per Head , Model not included LOL

Day 1 : The Banaue Rice Terraces

The Banaue Rice Terraces was breath taking. Another Check on my Bucket List!

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Arsynco and Banaue Rice Terraces!

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Meet the Parents LOL

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The Sumaguing Cave

The Sumaguing Cave is beautiful but not for Pulikatin and Hikain like me. LOL
I got scared and tired so I wasn’t able to finish it. I backed out after I hit the first leg.
I learned from our Kuya Tour Guides that the “G” in Stalagmite means Ground , and C in Stalactite means ceiling. So you guys know what to call the icicle shaped formation on the ground or hanging on the ceiling.

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Cave Entrance

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Fresh Pa Kami Dito 😀

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1st Leg!

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Day 2 : Echo Valley and Hanging Coffin

You need to trek downhill for the spot where you can see the hanging coffins. We trek for 30 minutes. I’m amazed on how the Igorots were able to put the coffins hanging on the mountains. Hanging a Deceased love ones on the mountain means, you are putting their soul near the gods. You need to pass by the public cemetery before you can reach the hanging coffin spot. It is also called echo valley because you can shout and an echo will bounce back. Unlimited Yell or Hugot  if you want!

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On our way to Hanging Coffin

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The Public Cemetery

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Hanging Coffins

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Echo Valley

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Sagada Pottery
Address: Sagada-Besao Rd, Sagada
Contact: Siegrid – 0919-671-9875
Tessie – 0999-422-200

Ms Siegrid Demonstrated how to make a pot. She explained the process on how to get and process the clay from the mountain. They’ve been doing it for 15 years now . As per Ms Siegrid, making a pot from a Mountain Clay requires 6 months of patience and Practice!

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Ganduyan Museum

The son of the owner of this museum explained to us the Igorot tribes’s cultures and tradition. Do not touch and do not take pictures while you’re inside the museum.

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St Mary’s Cathedral

A church that looks like one of those churches in Batanes. As per Kuya Bong, the priests serving in this church can still get the sacrament of matrimony.

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Lake Danum

I’m kinda disappointed on how it looked like compare to the photos I’ve seen online. But as per Kuya Bong, it was really a great spot before. Not sure what happened. By the way, this is a best camping site as per Kuya Bong.

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Sagada Weaving 

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GAIA Restaurant

The famous spot in that thing called tadhana movie where Mace and Anthony had their breakfast.

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Source: Starcinema

Day 3 : Kiltepan Peak

Another famous spot for the movie where you can see , sea of clouds. Too bad the weather was not that good because of Bagyong Dindo. Puro Fog ang nakita namen.

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We Arrived at around 5:30 AM

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Good Tastes Baguio

We had Lunch at Good Taste Baguio on our way home, and the food is really  good and for an affordable price! We only Paid P106 per head , group of 8 for 4 Viands and Rice! Good deal right?

Where to Eat in Sagada

Dining Out in Sagada means you need to wait for a minimum of 30 mins to an hour for the food to be served. We had that experience with Salt and Pepper Diner, and Sagada Brew. Not sure how they manage restaurants there but I think they need to improve and increase their man power. The only place that made us all happy and full was the Sagada Lemon Pie House. The Lemon Pie is a must try when you are in Sagada!

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Sagada Brew’s Peppermint Hot Choco , P100

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Sagada Brew’s Beef Tapa for P200

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Sagada Brew Hot  Choco, P100

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Ginger Lemon Tea, P120

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Must Try Lemon Pie for P30 and Lemon Iced Tea for P30

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Lemon Pie House Chicken Meal for P130

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Lemon Pie House Chicken Curry

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The Best!

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Lemon Tea

 

Expenses : 

Day 1 

P180 Seattle Best Coffee

P2690 – Transpo, Accomodation and Tour Guide and Entrance Fees

P100 – Breakfast in a Cafeteria in Nueva Viscaya

P20 – Ice for my Breastmilk and Pay Toilet

P85 – Lunch at Cagayan Valley Carinderia

P40 Biscuits and Juice

P150 Sumaguing Cave Tour Guide

P60 Cola and Biscuit after Caving

P180 – Rosemary Chicken at Salt and Pepper Dinner

P790 – Sando Tshirt Strawberry Jam Bonet pasalubong

Day 2 

P300 Sagada Brew Beef Tapa and Hot Choco for Breakfast

P20 – Palitaw after Echo Valley Trip

P160- Lunch at Lemon Pie (Chicken and Iced Tea)

P220 -Lemon Pie for Pasalubong

P100- Pot Making Hands On

P87 – Biscuit and Coffee

P50 – Tsinelas

P100 – BBQ and Rice for Dinner

Day 3 

P50 – Kiltepan Jeep Rent per Head

P106 Good Taste Lunch

P175 – Pastries to go from Good Taste

P10 Pay Toilet

P 175 JCO Donuts (Megamall for Dinner)

Total: 5848 

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