Itbayat Island Travel Guide

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Itbayat Island Things to Do

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    by monina_c Updated Oct 16, 2014

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    Torongan Cave is a MUST see when you go to Itbayat Island in Batanes. Archeological evidences show that it served as residence for the ancient Austronesians who crossed the ocean from Taiwan some 4,000 years ago.

    You need a guide to go there are it is a little difficult to get to. You can ask your host to book you a guide. You can ride a motorbike till about 2 kms. from the cave then you have to proceed on foot through an interesting forested land. You can see a lot of flora and if you are lucky maybe see locals baiting traps to catch coconut crabs. :)

    The price for hiring the guide is P1000/day (this includes visit to other places of interest in the island).

    First segment of the Main Cave Rock fall Remains of ancient dwellings inside Torongan Rock fence barring the path to the cave Exit to the surface
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Archeology

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    by monina_c Written Oct 15, 2014

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    After exploring Torongan Cave you can take the trail going up to Torongan Hill where three (3) stone boat-shaped burial markers can be found. It is an interesting hike as great ocean and cliff views can be found up there. Great spot for photographers!!!

    View from Torongan Cave Entrance to the Hills Hill-top view of the cliffs Rocky coastline
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    • Archeology
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking

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Itbayat Island Transportation

  • by Skye_jh Written Oct 22, 2008

    Chamtrad (8 seater)
    Schedule: By reservation pending full booking
    Fare: 1153.88/pax/way,
    Contact: +63 920-514-5274

    Air Batanes (8 seater)
    Schedule: Tue-Thu-Sun
    Fare: 1200/pax/way
    Baggage cost: 15/k luggage
    Contact: +63929-963-9161/Luz Esteban
    Website: www.cycloneairways.com

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Itbayat Island What to Pack

  • by Skye_jh Written Oct 22, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - Bring warm clothing like jacket during the cold months of November to January
    - Wear light, comfortable clothes, shorts or jeans, rubber slippers or sandals during the tour
    - wear long sleeves and long pants at night (mosquito nets are available usually)
    - Please wear decent clothing

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - Bring mosquito Repellant
    - There are stores that sell basic toiletries
    - Bring any personal medications

    Miscellaneous: - Electricity - 220V from 6AM - 12MN
    - Water is not potable, mineral water is available for sale

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