Monday, November 23, 2009
It is highly recommended to stay in Sagada for at least 4 days to enjoy the place. The following is a suggested 4-day itinerary:
Day 1. If you arrive in Sagada with plenty of time to spare in the afternoon, it would be advisable to visit the Kiltepan viewing peak which is best seen during this time of the day. You may then be able to go to Sagada Weaving for souvenirs. During busy months, it is really best to go to this shop on your first day since you'll probably need to order what you like because they're usually out of stock.
Day 2. Explore the caves in the Southern part of Sagada. Bring food so you can have a picnic in between explorations. You'll probably end up dead tired after these and you may just want to visit sites near the town such as St. Mary's the Virgin Church, Saint Mary's School, Echo Valley, the cemetery and the Calvary in the afternoon or early in the evening.
Day 3. Visit Bomod-ok and the Big Terraces in the northern barangays of Fidelisan and Banga-an respectively. This is a considerable hike and it would be good to bring lunch for there are plenty of nice picnic groves along the way.
Day 4. Go to Mt. Datacan viewpoint in the morning and then try tracing the underground river from Matangkib to Bokong waterfalls in the afternoon. A swim at Bokong would be a nice way to end your stay in Sagada.