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Banaue 2 nights
Bauko 1 night
Baguio 1 night
Day 1 Manila/Banaue: Early morning departure from Manila travelling via a flower market to La Loma. Continue north past the central plains of Luzon where you may see water buffalo immersed in mud pools along with fields of green and gold. Travel through the land-locked evergreen provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, before zigzagging across the Carabello Range and then ascend into Ifugao land, arriving Banaue late in the afternoon.
Day 2 Banaue: Travel by a local jeepney to explore the breathtaking scenery and fascinating culture of Banaue. Your first glimpse of the magnificent terraces is at Barangay Viewpoint. A short hike takes you down Bangaan Rice Terraces to mingle with the villagers.
Day 3 Banaue/Bauko: Drive inland towards Bay-yo, a Bontoc village, to visit the Bontoc Museum for an insight into the lifestyle of the Igorots, the native settlers of Bontoc and the fiercest headhunters of all the mountain tribes. Travel next to the picturesque small town of Sagad, best known for its unique burial practices. Stop at an ancient burial caves to view some of the hanging coffins before continuing to Bauko.
Day 4 Bauko/Baguio: Travel along the scenic Halmesa mountain highway with its breathtaking views of the vegetable terraces and tiny villages in the valleys below. Proceed past La Trinidad to Baguio in the province of Benguet, more than 5,000 feet up in the Cordillera Mountains. During a city tour see some of its many parks and gardens, catch a glimpse of Baguio Cathedral, go past Burnham Park and visit the Public Market.
Day 5 Baguio/Manila: Return to Manila via the Kennon Road, built by the Americans in 1903. Stop at the town of Bacolor, hit by lava flows from Mt Pinatubo in 1991. Arrive Manila early evening where your tour concludes.
4 nights escorted tour from £669pp
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