October 2008 Sagada Tour

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sagada Image: A house built upon the rocks (Photo Source)

While I'm not a big fan of organized tours, it does have its advantages. It's convenient, you have a guide, you get to follow a plan, you just have to pay, and show up. And, you get to share your experiences with a group and in the process, meet new friends. On the other hand, it can be very unflexible and will leave little to explore. Still, for first timers in Sagada, a tour can be a good start. It will allow one to check out the places in passing, and plan for another future visit knowing what to do and what to see.

I found the following Sagada tour being offered for October 2008 (from while the road is hot blog). For around $100, it is a very good deal.

SAGADA SCENE 2008
4 days / 3 nights

October 18-20, 2008
PACKAGE AT P4, 500 per person

all inclusive of:

*round trip air-conditioned bus Manila-Bontoc-Manila
*Jeepney transfer Bontoc-Sagada-Bontoc
*3d/2n accomodation
*Service tour transfer around Sagada
*breakfast and buffet lunches and dinners
*environmental permits and entrance fees
*Service of the Local Sagada Guides and Cave guides and lamps
*Service of the tour director

ITINERARY:

Day 0 October 17, 2008
06:30 PM Meeting Time at the Bus Terminal
08:00 PM ETD Manila to Bontoc

Day 1 October 18, 2008
06:00 AM ETA Bontoc
09:00 AM Check-in
10:00 AM brunch
11:15 AM free time
01:30 PM Start of Tours
Day 1 October 18, 2008
06:00 AM ETA Bontoc
09:00 AM Check-in
10:00 AM brunch
11:15 AM free time
01:30 PM Start of Tours
- Bangaan rice terraces
- Bomo-ok Big Falls
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM socials

Day 2 October 19, 2008
06:00 AM Wake-up Call
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Start of Tours (trekking)
- Hanging Coffins
- Sagada Town Proper
- Echo Valley
- Calvary Hill
- Sagada Weaving
11:30 PM Lunch
01:00 PM Continuation of Tours (spelunking/cave connection/rapelling)
- Sumaguing Cave
- Lumiang Cave
05:00 PM free time (shop for souvenirs and pasalubong)
07:00 PM dinner

Day 3 October 20, 2008
04:30 AM wake up call
06:00 AM ETD Bontoc to Manila
04:00 PM Manila
- Hanging Coffins
- Sagada Town Proper
- Echo Valley
- Calvary Hill
- Sagada Weaving
11:30 PM Lunch
01:00 PM Continuation of Tours (spelunking/cave connection/rapelling)
- Sumaguing Cave
- Lumiang Cave
05:00 PM free time (shop for souvenirs and pasalubong)
07:00 PM dinner

Day 3 October 20, 2008
04:30 AM wake up call
06:00 AM ETD Bontoc to Manila
04:00 PM Manila

If you're interested in this tour, email heattheroad08@yahoo.com

5 comments:

Anonymous September 7, 2008 at 5:50 PM  

Thanks for the tip, Sagada-Igorot. It would be nice to travel to Sagada this year.

heattheroad September 8, 2008 at 6:39 AM  

wow. thanks for the advertisement. A new way to end a year with a nature trip, right?

Kamulo September 9, 2008 at 6:24 PM  

anonymous, enjoy your trip if you do go.

heattheroad, i agree. and sagada's not your typical nature trip in the philippines.

Jessie September 19, 2008 at 1:30 AM  

hi you have a great sites specially promoting our country lalo na in your native province. That is the best we can do for our country. to share the beauty beyond the crowded negative mind.
thank for dropping by. i have revise the link.

Kamulo September 20, 2008 at 4:39 PM  

jessie, i checked your site back. thanks for fixing those links.