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Department of Tourism Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

Governor Pack Road, Baguio City, Tel no. (074) 442-7014/-fax 442-8848 E-mail address: dotcar@pldtdsl.net DO-IT-YOURSELF TOUR : SAGADA, BONTOC, MT. PROVINCE & BANAUE, IFUGAO PROVINCE To SAGADA: Take GL / LIZARDO BUS, (304-5994) non-air-con bus, at DANGWA TRANCO terminal, Rajah Soliman street behind Baguio Center mall. FARE: P220, departure time is 6:30 am until 1pm every hour. Travel time is 6 to 6.5 hours passing through Halsema highway made of concrete, asphalts, and gravel and under repair roads. This traverses the highest point (7400 ft above sea level) and the coldest point in the Philippine highway system, sometimes 0 degree C, and panoramic view of the grand Cordillera mountain range, MONTANA DEL ORO Where to stay in Sagada: Rate: Php 200 to P1,200 (cottage) St.Joseph Rest House (0918-559-5934 Sagada Guest House (0918-560-0849) Rock Inn and Caf (0920-909-5899/0920-902-8608), Mapya-aw Pension House (0918-809-2469) Masferre Inn & Caf(0918-341-6164), Ganduyan Inn (0919-729-8769) Anns Place, Rocky Valley Inn, Olabinan Resthouse, Rubys Place, The Green House, Mabbay Hotel, Travelers Inn, A Seven Caf, Igorot Hotel With private baths, George Guest House (0918-580406 / 0920-607-0994) The Residential Lodge (0919-672-8744 / 09283543728) E-mail: eldone21 @hotmail.com From Sagada to Banaue via Bontoc: Take Jeepneys (parked near the Municipal Hall) leave Sagada from 6-9 am Every 20 minutes last trip is at 12 nn, for Bontoc, 18 km. 45 minutes ride. Fare is P45. Transfer to another jeep (beside Bontoc Municipal Hall) for Banaue, Ifugao, departures between 8am to 1pm daily of about 2-3 hours ride up the scenic Talubin, Bay-yo, and Mt. Polis road. Fare is about P90. Where to stay in Bontoc: (Rate is Php 200 P 800.00) Bontoc Hotel (0918-746-0044) Churya-a Lodge (602-1553) Mt. Hotel (0920-541-9113 & 074-460-8232)Pines Kitchenette (0919-4299813) Ridge Brook (0918-738-1760) Archogs Hotel 0918-345-2463 /(074)626-8013) Zanders (6038221)/0919-2254795) Windival Hotel, Walter Clapp Inn, Chayapan Hotel. Mount Data Hotel, Sinto, Bauko, Mt Prov, (0918-199-1901) Bontoc direct to Manila: CABLE TOUR BUS(0918-521-6790, 074-606-835) Leaves at 3pm, Aircon fare is Php600 via Banaue, Lagawe, N Viscaya and the Maharlika Highway. Estimated travel time is about 12 hours. Drop off is at St. Lukes Hospital, fronting Trinity College, QC. Baguio direct to Banaue: 8-9 hours via Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, and the Maharlika Highway KMS Bus- - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - -Departure time: 8am, 8:30pm & 9:30pm North Burnham Park Fare: P360 (ordinary) OHA-YAMI Trans- - - --- - - - - - - - - - Departure time: 8pm & 9 pm Gov Pack Rd & Burnham Park Fare: P365 Regular (Aircon)

Where to stay in Banaue: Banaue Hotel & Youth Hostel (386-4087/88) Half Way (386-4083) Rate: 200 to P6,000 Peoples Lodge (386-4082) Sanafe Lodge(386-4085 Wonder Lodge (386-4017) Cozy Nook Inn (386-4003) Green View Lodge Banaue View Inn (386-4078) Fairview Spring village Banaue direct to MANILA: 9-10 hours via Maharlika highway Florida Transport (Aircon) Banaue Hotel Parking, Departure 8 pm daily Tel no. (074) 86-4042 Fare: P 450.00 Autobus Trans Departure time: 5pm daily Tam-an Barangay Fare: P342 (aircon) Tel no. (02-735-8096) Terminal drop off: Espana / G Tolentino St. Manila
DOT PROMO / PBG 14 Mar 07 Note: RATES MAY CHANGE W/O NOTICE

WALKING TOUR AT SAGADA, MT. PROVINCE SAGADA- 146 km, 5 - 6 hours bus ride from Baguio or 3 hours from Banaue, Ifugao Province. AFTER BREAKFAST, walk to the municipal hall to register. There, local guides are available to assist and register as you pay an entrance (environmental fee) of PHP 0.00 to finance their tourism projects. One should walk with a local guide to show route to the cultural sights and safe paths to interesting areas. Choose your preferred tour then walk with your guide to visit) sacred burial (Lumiang cave, where ancient pine wood coffins are piled on top of the other since centuries back. Spelunking at Sumagiung (Big) cave is highly recommended to adventurers. This is a trek you will never forget, the stalagmite and stalactite formations alone will make you wonder how amazing nature portray its wonders. We must protect them. Continue to Echo Valley passing the hanging coffins pitched on a cliff, the dap-ay (best appreciated in the evenings when village elders gather) this is the seat of governance before the imposition of government, however, traditional events, local issues are resolved in this ancestral seat of local authority. Pass the Stone (Anglican) Church before walking up to the pine forested limestone cliff, shout and hear your voice shouting back at Echo valley. Dont be surprised if you hear chainsaw motors cutting trees, as these are private properties. Pine trees in the community are privately planted and owned. Shop for the original hand woven products at Sagada Weaving for souvenirs that will last. Before you continue, we suggest you bring your snacks and trek to Kiltipan, or Banga-an / Aguid Rice terraces, (30mins) to behold a vista of another stairway of rice terraces. Take your time and commune with nature, sit, enjoy the mountain pine scented mountain air accompanied with the ripple of the water down the rice fields below. Remember to take back your trash and if you want to swim with river nature do it at Bokong falls, a natural swimming pool that drains to the underground river. Return to the lodge, tired but fully satisfied! Want some more? Try the sunset view at Banao (danum) Lake, (best during summer (March - May months) suggest you hire a jeep (30min walk) following the road to Besao. DOS & DONTS FOR TOURISTS by Sagada Environmental Guide Association 1. DO NOT Deface tourist spots. 2. DO NOT take pictures of individuals without permission. 3. Always wear proper attire outside your rooms. 4. No kissing, embracing and petting outside your rooms. 5. Sexual acts outside your room is taboo to Sagada community. Private matter are strictly limited to rooms. 6. Important papers, valuable items and cash are to be submitted to the hotel management for safekeeping. 7. Taking or using drugs is strictly not allowed. 8. Observe the 10:00 PM curfew. (for guests, time to sleep) WALKING TOUR: BONTOC, MT. PROVINCE (Overnight suggested) Bontoc- 45minutes ride (18km) from Sagada, 2 hours ride (70km) from Banaue, Ifugao Prov. After the must see Bontoc museum, ride to Mainit Hot Spring, (15km/ 2:30pm/ 1hour/ P35 one way only) a place where time forgot. A river of flowing hot water, one smells the sulfuric scent from the ever-moving hot springs. The peoples resistance to industrialization retained its ethnicity. Have a hot spa or stay overnight, or take next ride or walk to Malegcong rice terraces (7km from Bontoc). Experience the thrill of balancing as you trek the vast area of stonewalled rice terraces. The experience will make you come back for more. DIY SAGADA / PBG / 14 Mar 08