Eager to get into the mountains quickly to hike the legendary Ancient Rice Terraces of the Northern Philippines? Then dispense with the 10-hour road trip from Manila. Fly in and out of the nearest airports instead, and take to the backroads in a Land Rover Defender, seeing the real North Luzon highlands from the inside, out. This is a private and exclusive all-inclusive 4×4 expedition heavy on hiking from the comfortable hubs of Bangaan-Batad & Hapao in Ifugao, Sagada in Mountain Province & Tinglayan in Kalinga Province. Yes, you’ll snap the famed Banaue Rice Terraces, soak in the hot springs of Hapao, visit Sagada’s hanging coffins and its limestone caves. You’ll also hike into the Batad amphitheatre-like rice fields and experience Kalinga — known for its headhunters in times past — to witness the living treasure, Whang-Od, tattoo eager tourists using traditional technology. You can be one too! From July to November, this trip can put you up against the mighty Chico River on an inflatable raft. It will have you sleeping in a traditional rice hut one night, in a delightful cabin, a homey hotel or a simple guesthouse on another. You’ll eat fresh local food and sip the coffees and native teas that this area is renowned for. We pick you up from the regional airport of Cauayan and deliver you for your flight out from another regional airport, Tuguegarao. We rarely drive more than an hour before stopping to view a scene and to sip tea or coffee and consume a rice cake or a slice of lemon pie. Punctuating the journey with picnics is a special feature of Tribal Adventures’ 4×4 expeditions. You will fly out of Manila or Clark and back at your own expense, the expedition fully inclusive between regional airport pick-up at Cauayan and regional airport drop-off at Tuguegarao. You may also opt for a land transfer in and out of the Cordillera and nominate a pick-up and drop-off point for your 4×4 expedition. An extra charge will apply if you wish us to arrange for your transfer in a comfortable van to and back to Manila or Clark by road.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Mid-morning when flight arrives|
|COST PER PERSON|
|2 PERSONS||PHP 104,015|
|1 PERSON||PHP 173,754|