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    Tappia Water Falls
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  • BATAD RICE TERRACES UP CLOSE
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  • My friend at Batad Rice Terraces
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    Hike to Tappia Water Falls

    by moymoydtraveller Written Dec 29, 2013

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    When in Batad check out Tappia Water Falls, From the village its about 45 minutes hike. You will walk directly on the Rice Terraces. Then go down the mountain via steep stairs.

    Make sure you hire a local guide, To avoid of getting lost and help generate income for the locals Guide Fees can range 500 pesos to take you to the Water Falls and the Old Village.

    Also take note if your not into hiking/trekking this might be a challenge for you.

    Tappia Water Falls

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    Swim at the chilling waters of Tappiya Falls

    by heydelin Written Jul 28, 2013

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    After an exhilarating 2-hour trek at the terraces, time to chill at Batad's waterfalls - Tappiya! Going there is no easy task (for me eh) as you have to trek down the mountains:

    -Some areas are slippery so better take caution!
    -The water is too cold so be ready!
    -The rocks are slipper so be very extra careful!
    -The current is so strong so be extra careful. If you can't swim (like me) better stay on the safe areas!

    We spend good 2 hours on the falls just chillin and enjoying the wonderful views!

    Tappiya falls U-shaped falls me at Tappiya Falls strong current of Tappiya
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    Trek the terraces

    by heydelin Written Jul 28, 2013

    So you are in Batad, and what to do there? Trek those terraces and see these giant work of art up close and personal!

    From the pension house, we hike for almost an hour to reach the topmost area of the terraces. I am very scared of heights so the guide told me not to look down but focus on the steps! And my oh my, these are NARROW steps (called pilapil in tagalog)! So I focused my mind on the steps not on the idea of falling down a 20 ft tall muddy rice terraces and viola, I made it! Trekking our way down is much more simpler as there are stairs that can be used.

    BATAD RICE TERRACES UP CLOSE My friend at Batad Rice Terraces Haggard me exploring the terraces with vt flag
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    Trek to the Tappiya Waterfalls

    by pres_16 Updated Jan 6, 2009

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    Secluded at the back of the high-rising Batad rice terraces, white waters of Tappiya cascades into a natural bathing pool. T reach the falls, visitors must hike a trail for about two hours from Batad Saddle. Its a difficult climb but the hike is worth the effort, however. Although, accomodations are limited and the roads are rough, visitors are amply rewarded at the end of the trail.

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    Walk Down to the Rice Terraces

    by Nhess Updated Jul 18, 2007

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    Getting to Batad is too tiresome so you need to rest for awhile before starting your trek. Seeing up close the amphitheater-shaped rice terraces is so great that you will certainly enjoy the long hike going down to the village.

    Eds and I at the paddy fields
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    Trek to Tappia Falls

    by Nhess Updated Jul 17, 2007

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    A Batad adventure won't be complete without going down to Tappia Falls, a 32-feet water falls hidden at the foot of the mountain. It's a 45-minute trek from the village and though it's quite an exhausting hike, you will be refreshed when you get to the place. Anyone can take a splash to the inviting clear water or take photos of the picturesque waterfalls.

    Eds and I at the waterfalls Joey, Neg, Me and Eds Tappia Waterfalls up close
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  • go hiking, with a good guide

    by mcpike Written Jun 20, 2007

    There are quite a few walks available using Batad as a base - but be sure to take a guide as the roads aren't well marked and only the locals know them well. In addition, it frequently rains and there may be mudslides or avalanches that they will know about.
    We went north one day to Cambulo, and the viewpoint above this village, which took us about 3 hours there and another three hours back on a different route. Another day we went up the path on the ridge opposite batad to patpat, a tricky climb and descent as it had rained heavily the day before - the views are definitely worth it though...and another day we went to the most frequented tourist attraction in batad - tappia waterfalls. The final trip we didn't do is go back towards Banaue via Banga-an, but that's always an option.
    All the walking trips were not easy, there's some serious hiking there, especially in the tropical heat (leave at 6 am and use the early, relatively cool hours!), but it's a great experience. Our luck was that we had a great guide - Vicente - who was both a knowledgeable, helpful guide and also a real gentle, pleasant and kind soul. We really recommend him if you find him - ask at Simon's inn and they should know.

    the view enroute to cambulo our guide, Vicente, at Tappia Waterfalls Once more, on the way back Vicente showing local flora
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    Trekking through the rice terraces

    by JamesWtc Written Feb 27, 2007

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    Hire a guide and take a challenge to trek the Batad rice terrace, to the top from bottom. It is a tiring journey but the rewards is another life enriching experience. Imagine how those people survive despite the adversity of landscape.

    View of Village surrounding by rice terraces Me and my guide

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    Hike to Remote Villages

    by francis0927 Written Nov 23, 2005

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    Hike to the remote villages of Cambulo and Pat-yay. Cambulo is about 3 hours hike from Batad. It has an amazing view of some well-preserved Rice Terraces. You could also see traditional Ifugao houses and way of life.

    Then if you want some more adventures, trek to the very remote village of Pat-yay. Almost 3 hours away from Batad, this place is where you experience the Rice Terraces up close and while having a spectacular view of other Rice Terraces on the opposite mountainside.

    View of Batad Rice Terraces Kids at Cambulo pose before one of the traditional Terraces at the other side of the mountain while U
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    Its a must: Walk on the terraces

    by arni_ph075 Written Aug 10, 2004

    Its a must that you walk on the rice terraces, its really an amazing experience, and also dangerous as
    the paddies are very small and you could easily slip.

    You will also be meeting the farmers of Batad, planting or harvesting rice, and the oldies, they all
    speak fluent English.. cool..

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    Swim on Freezing Water @Tapia Falls

    by arni_ph075 Written Jul 6, 2004

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    Its a must to go to Tapia falls, its almost an hour hike from Batad village...
    The waterfalls is huge, and very very refreshing..
    Ensure to dip on the water, experience swimming on its near freezing water..(really cold), but you got to hold on the rocks as the water is poweful.

    The small hut at the center is a cool place to sit, you will have full view of the waterfalls and how powerful its water is..
    But reaching the hut is tricky that you really have to watch your footings as the rocks are slippery..

    Tapia Falls

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    Bangaan Rice Terraces

    by thomyorke Written Mar 23, 2004

    Going to Batad, you can ask the driver to take you to Bangaan Rice Terraces and village to take a look. There's a viewpoint which is only few minutes away from the junction where the trek to Batad Village starts.

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    Tappiya Falls

    by thomyorke Written Mar 23, 2004

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    Tappiya Falls is another an hour trek from the pension houses near the viewpoint. You can use same trail near the school down the village then to the falls. The view of the falls is very breathtaking and there's swimming area. You can also try going on the rocks underneath the falls. The water current isn't so strong there.

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  • waterfall in batad

    by troyaxe Written Mar 17, 2004

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    the 45-minute walk to the waterfall is itself an adventure. you'll be walking on top of a 2000 year-old masterpiece that was recently posted as a unesco world heritage site. enjoy it until it's there.

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    sour fruit for appetizer!!!

    by Audrey118 Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    well - one of our fellow travellers found this fruit - it is small - marble liked...with a crusty skin almost like snake skin...and if you pop that in your mouth - ZING - you will see everyone's expression - funny ones... blaaaaah - it is terribly sour.

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