Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Visit Sagada

How to go to Sagada?
There are 3 options:
Manila - Baguio - Sagada Route :

Manila - Baguio (6 hours)
Buses like Victory Liner, Dagupan/Saulog Transit, Philippine Rabbit and Genesis have frequent trips to Baguio. In fact Victory Liner has 24/7 services to Baguio. The fare ranges from P350 - P450 depending on which bus you take.

Baguio - Sagada (6 hours)
Lizardo/GL Trans has trips to Sagada about 5 trips a day. First trip is at 6:30AM, then 8:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:30AM and the last trip is at 1:00PM. The bus departs on time so you have to be there at least 30 minutes earlier to make sure you get a seat and you do not miss the bus. From Sagada back to Baguio, the bus trips start at 5:30AM and last trip at 1:PM
Manila-Bontoc-Sagada Route:

Manila - Bontoc (12 hours)
Cable Tours operates a direct trip from Manila to Bontoc. Fare is at P650. Their bus terminal is located at E. Rodriguez Sr. QC. front of Trinity University of Asia. Right Side of Garcia’s Supermarket. You can call their reservation hotline at 09298194688 in Manila and 09185215790 in Bontoc. Manila-Bontoc trip is at 8:30PM and Bontoc-Manila is at 3:00PM

Bontoc-Sagada (45 mins)
There are frequent trips to Sagada by jeepney. First trip from Bontoc to Sagada is at 8:30AM and last trip is at 5:30PM. From Sagada to Bontoc, the first trip is at 6:30AM and last trip at 1:00PM.


Manila-Banaue (9 hours)
Two buses operate trips from Manila to Banuae everyday. One is Auto Bus with terminal at F. Cayco, corner S.H. Loyola Sampaloc, Manila. The fare is P400 and the schedule of trips are 6:30PM for Manila-Banaue and 10:00PM for Banaue-Manila. Reservations hotlines are: +63 2 493 4111 or +63 921 2685526 in Manila and +63 926 7301931 in Banaue.
Another bus which is more comfortable is Florida Bus with terminal at Earnshaw St. Sampaloc. It has single daily trips to and from Banaue for P450-P500 depending on the class of the bus. Their trip schedules are 10:45PM from Manila to Banaue and 8:00PM from Banaue to Manila.

Banaue-Bontoc (2.5hours) by Jeep
Officially, there is only one trip going to Bontoc daily at 8:30AM near the Banaue public market. Alternatvely you can catch the bus that passes through Banaue to Bontoc but timing are not fixed. Buses like Cable tours ( 5:30AM to 7:00AM), Bonbon Bus (10:00AM-12:00PM) and Emmanuel Trans (12:00PM to 1:00PM) Fare is P150 for jeepney and P170 for Cable Tours.
Going back to from Bontoc to Banaue, there are vans and jeep available and the terminal is located near the new Cooperative Bank - walking distance from Municipal hall. last trip is at 1:30PM but if you miss the jeep you can take the cable tours back to Banaue at 3:00PM.

Bontoc-Sagada (45 Minutes)
Please refer above.
Where to Visit / What to do?

Sumaging Cave
Tour a whole new world underneath the cave and experience spelunking at Sumaging!
Echo Valley
Take a tour to the limestone valley, St. Mary’s church and the great Hanging Coffins -one os Sagada’s unique tradition.
Bomok-od Falls
Have a trek to the rice fields and villages going for a cool swim at the base of the waterfall.
Kiltepan Peak
Have a glimpse of the rice terraces and great mountain ranges and the majestic sunrise with mystic clouds lying in between mountains.
Mt. Ampacao
Trek on top of the mountain ranges overlooking central Sagada.
Underground River and Bokong Falls
Dip, dive and swim on its naturally hollowed pool.
Demang Village
If you want to know more about Sagada’s culture and traditions, you can pass the place or have a guided tour.
Marlboro Mountains
Take a trek to the bald mountains located east of Sagada.
Balalangan Cave
Trek and explore the wonders of the cave.
Other Attractions:
Natividad Cave
Crystal Cave
Mount Polis
Trek Mount Sisipitan Camping and Trekking

Where to Stay?
Guest House

09185480406 / 09206070994

Traveler’s Inn

09207992960 / 09195171833

Canaway Inn
918 2915063

Sagada Kanip-aw View Lodge

09282847507 / 09298162233

Yabami Bed & Breakfast


Yellow House Inn


Mary Hillz Homestay


St. Joseph Rest House


Sagada Guest House

09189385601 / 09193002763

Gecko Inn

09202895471 / 09197261114

Green House


Ganduyan Inn

Residential Lodge

09296257419 / 09196728744

Where to Eat?

Yoghurt House – you haven’t completed a tour in SAGADA if you missed its home made yoghurt.
Lemonpie House – serve lemon, blueberry and apple pie.
Shamrock Cafe – complete your Food Trip adventure by tasting Ms. Connie’s lots of wide range of breakfast options.
Rock Inn CafĂ© and Restaurant – Taste the Best and Original taste of Orange Juice.
Masferre Restaurant – Pancake is what they serve best, take your time also in viewing one of the oldest photo memories of SAGADA, taken by the late Jaime Masferre.
Log Cabin – French cuisine at its best. Sight of the ever popular Saturday night Buffet served by a professional French cook named “aklay”
Bana’s Cafe– taste the best coffee, grown, grounded, and served by this establishment
Cusina Igorota – if you are curious enough to taste the dish the natives love. You can find it here. They also serve Filipino dishes.
Blue Sky Snack house – this establishment specializes in preparing pre booked snacks.

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