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  • On My way to Banaue
    On My way to Banaue
    by paolodecastro
  • The tourist information at Banaue.
    The tourist information at Banaue.
    by cachaseiro
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    Tip for a Solo traveller

    by paolodecastro Updated Apr 25, 2013
    On My way to Banaue

    Favorite thing: I think that the best thing a solo traveller would do is to be more friendly....for it can save you a lot of money...trust me.....because you can find other groups to share the tour expenses especially the Battad trekking activity (this cost for about Php 3,500.00 good for 13 person)....like I did.....at the same time you can gain some new friends.

    If you want to travel solo I think that banaue is a nice place for you....the only problem will be your tour going to Battad, Bangaan and other sites of rice terraces*

    Fondest memory: Fondest memory in Banaue would be the whole travel itself. I traveled solo.....I met new people along the way...see new places and experience different culture...which is I think is the best memories I can have.

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    Additional tips

    by barbie_sunrise Written Jan 9, 2009

    Favorite thing: No problem. We went to Banaue last December 20, 2008. Its a peak season because of the Holidays.

    Yup. Its a tiring hike. Lots of cemented stairs. Each stairs are really high. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Rubber shoes is ok and strap outdoor sandals like tribo. Either shorts or pants will do. The way is clear. You will not have problems with the grass blades.

    Tappiyah falls is 200m away from batad rice terraces. You can take a dip at Tappiyah falls. BUT the water is very cold (for me) and the current is strong you cant go in or near the falls. As to the depth, sorry i forgot to ask. I just made splashes in my body. so refrshing! You can wear swimwears underneath your clothes. There is no comfort room/ dressing room at Tappiyah but there is at most of the restaurants in Batad.

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    Helpful tourist information.

    by cachaseiro Written Dec 22, 2008

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    The tourist information at Banaue.

    Favorite thing: There is a small tourist information up by the bus station next to the Banaue hotel.
    The place did not have much in the way of brochures when i was there, but the guy at the office was very helpful and pointed out some very good hiking trails for me, so paying a visit there was certainly a good idea.

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    • Hiking and Walking
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    • Budget Travel

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    Tourist Information Centre

    by myspices Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    Tourist Information Centre

    Favorite thing: Situated in the centre of the town. It is quite a bare offices with a couple of tables and chairs. Not much of information are available here. Sometimes the attendant/officer is not in sight. A couple of free copies of brochures on "Explore Banaue" for you to pick up.

    Banaue Tourism Council
    Tel: (074) 386 40-10

    Services of the Council include : Registration of Visitors, Information Dissemination (Tour Destinations), Transport Arrangements (Jeepneys, Tricycles and Vans), Lodging arrangements (groups or individuals), Tour arrangements (day tour, sightseeing and trekking), Cultural shows (Ifugao dances and music), Research Assistance (Ifugao culture and traditions and economic conditions)

    Other contacts :
    1) Julie Mateo (Information Officer) Tel: (074)386-40 10
    2) Ms Jane Buyao, President, Banaue Tourism Council Mobile :+639196142266
    3) Mr Rio Dale Humiwat, Municipal Tourism Operations Officer Mobile:+639218082667

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    "washroom/toilets" - remote

    by myspices Written Nov 5, 2006
    the toilet is at the edge of the cliff ....

    Favorite thing: When traveling between Bontoc and Banaue, the driver will make a couple stops at small remote villages for you to use the washrooms. Some "toilets" are placed at the back of the shop, very near to the edge of the cliff and there's basically no holes or pots except a concrete ridge dugged for the urine to flow downwards the cliff. It's communal type - no doors but an enclosure with open top.... pretty airy, isn't it ....

    Note: Best to roll up your long pants when visiting it ...

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    Tribes of the Cordilleras

    by myspices Updated Nov 5, 2006
    Tribes of the Cordilleras

    Favorite thing: There are many tribes in the Cordilleras :-

    Agta, Apayao/Isnag, Applai, Ayangan, Balangao, Bontoc, Ibaloi, Ifugao, Iwak, Kalanguya, Kalinga, Kankanaey, Karao, Tingguian/Itneg, Tuwali.

    The most famous three are the Ifugao, Bontoc and Kalinga......

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    • Historical Travel

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    The Place where it Begins .....

    by myspices Updated Nov 5, 2006
    beautiful site ..

    Favorite thing: This is where it all begins .... the Ifugao started their village of Banaue at the base of this moutain ranges ... Read more of it and see the actual scene at the Museum Banaue (photography in Museum not allowed).

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    Banaue Tourist Office

    by trisanna Written Aug 15, 2005

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    Banaue tourist office

    Favorite thing: In the middle of town is a small tourist information center. They can help you hikes, tours, guest houses or hotels. Good place to get your bearings.

    Located on the main street of Banaue, near the Sanfe Lodge.

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    Unique experience

    by reeya Updated Oct 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Nature, wonderful scenery and cold weather (well it could get very very cold actually which is not fun).

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    The Pledge......

    by myspices Updated Nov 5, 2006
    the Pledge .....

    Favorite thing: A meaningful pledge of the Ifugao found at the stairways near the Viewpoint of the Banaue Rice Terraces..

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Road Trip

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