Batad Travel Guide

  • Highest View Point of Batad
    Highest View Point of Batad
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    Tappia Waterfalls
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  • Tappia Water Falls
    Tappia Water Falls
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Batad Highlights

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     heavenly steps 

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     slippery path and the hike.....aaaah bad bad for old lady me 

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     Go there while it still exist 

Batad Things to Do

  • Hike to Tappia Water Falls

    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...

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  • Swim at the chilling waters of Tappiya...

    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...

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  • Trek the terraces

    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...

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  • Trek to the Tappiya Waterfalls

    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...

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  • Walk Down to the Rice Terraces

    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.

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  • Trek to Tappia Falls

    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...

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  • go hiking, with a good guide

    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...

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  • Trekking through the rice terraces

    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.

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  • Hike to Remote Villages

    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...

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  • Batad Viewpoint

    Upon reaching the Batad Tourist Kiosk, you will see this magnificent view of rice terraces. Its shaped like an amphitheater of rice paddies.."Truly a world heritage site"

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  • Its a must: Walk on the terraces

    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

    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...

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Batad Restaurants

  • The first hostel in Batad!

    Foreigner's Inn is said to be the first hostel in Batad. It is known for it's delicious food cooked by the owner! As expected food in Batad does not come cheap especially if you trasfer the goods from the city to the mountains. Food ranges from 100-300. A good old coke is Php 40-50 (small bottle). I had a tuna rice with sprite for Php 175 all in...

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  • Food Fresh from the Kitchen

    Has a terrace for good viewing of the rice terraces and the sorrounding mountains. Food is basic but nice.... Open 6AM to 10PM, order dinner before 8PM... I tried my favorite vegetable omelet with rice...

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Batad Transportation

  • Banaue to Batad

    From Banaue you can charter a jeep to take you to Saddle Point. From Saddle its about an hour hike to reach the village of Batad.Private Trip of Jeeps from Banaue cost about 2,500 pesos.Public Jeep is available daily from Banaue Market to Saddle 150 Pesos, take note the jeep leaving Banaue to Batad is only 1 jeep departs in between 2pm-3pm. If you...

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  • Manila to Batad

    Purchase your bus ticket to Banaue in advance. Go to Autobus terminal (between University of Sto. Thomas and McD on Espana) or Florida bus station (corner of Espana and Lacson). Ticket was P464/p(April 2007), and buses leave every 10pm for a 9hr overnight bumpy ride. A/C on long distance buses here is always on full blast so wear your winter...

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  • Getting to Batad

    From Manila, take the Victory Liner bus in Kamuning, Quezon City bound for Banaue, a single trip that leaves at 10:45 p.m. daily. it's an 8-9 hour bus ride with three short stop-overs for the passengers to eat, buy some foods or go to the comfort room. About 7:00 a.m. the following day, you will arrive at the mountainous place of Banaue (The...

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Batad Local Customs

  • Do not take Pictures of Locals Randomly

    Once your in Batad, Do not take pictures of the locals Randomly, You need to ask permission first if you want to take a picture with them specially with the children. You can offer the kids candy or give them 20 pesos in exchange for a picture with them.This is as polite gesture. Which everyone should follow.

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  • While trekking to Tappiya Falls

    there are private lands that you have to use along the way to the falls. so make sure you say 'excuse me' or 'makikiraan' in tagalog. i use the dialect which sounds like Lu-me-u-a-mi [sorry don't know the spelling. but when i speak, they seem to understand.

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Batad Warnings and Dangers

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    Snake Trail??

    by herzog63 Updated Jul 5, 2003

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    Well I'm not sure if there are poisonous snakes in the area or not but we saw some small snakes on the trail and I was telling my son that if there are baby snakes there must be moma & papa snakes too. So I was telling him to keep an eye on the trail for ssssssnakesssss! And after about 5 more minutes we were walking in an area with lots of dry leaves in the trail and I stepped on a crooked stick that was about 10 feet long and the back end of the stick popped up in the air and threw leaves up in the air! So when I heard that I jumped thinking something was coming out of the forest after us and my son thought the same thing. When we figured out that it was a stick we laughed and laughed! We still laugh about it today and it's been 2½ years since it happened!

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Batad Tourist Traps

  • tourist center in Banaue???

    we went to batad last weekend. we tried asking for information from the tourist center in banaue. they were charging us P2100 for the guide and the transportation to and from banaue. fortunately we decided to go to sagada first and met some really nice people who taught us how to go to batad.so if ur planning to go to batad... its better to take...

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  • Not a very good practice at Pat-yay

    Recently I learned that the local council at Pat-yay decided to charge "Tourists Fee" to strangers even just passing by their village. The cost is about P100 ($2) or so PER PERSON. It may not be much for foreigners - but this is not a very good practice that visitors should patronize as it exposes locals to corruption and dependence. Prepare some...

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Batad What to Pack

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    by Nhess Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: If you plan to stay overnight or more, bring a lightweight backpack that is just enough for your clothes and other important things.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You can wear sneakers or rubber sandals, jacket, light clothes and light pants so it won't be heavy to carry on your bag. If possible don't bring denim pants for it will just add to your load.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring with you insect repellent, rubbing alcohol and most importantly a pain reliever. We had experienced terrible pain in our leg muscles for going up and down the terraces but we were not able to bring one.

    Photo Equipment: A lightweight camera is a good choice since it won't be difficult to carry and you can protect it at the same time while going down and up the hills.

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Batad Off The Beaten Path

  • Hike to Remote Villages

    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...

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  • Actually you get there on a Beaten Path!

    To get to Batad is actually a beaten path! There aren't any roads into Batad so you have to walk. We walked from the Family Inn that is on the road above the village of Bangaan. It is a beautiful hike!

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  • Its a must: Walk on the terraces

    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.. Simply standing on the middle of the rice terraces is an...

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  • Rice Terrace

    I thought this series of Rice terraces was amazing! Just the way it was tucked away in a corner! We didn't hike down to them but in retrospect I wish we would have as there was an Ifugao farmer working on them and I would've loved to chat with him. We were running out of daylight getting back to guesthouse and I didn't want to be stuck on the trail...

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  • Collapsing Rice Terraces

    You can see in bottom 2 rows some collapsed Terraces. I'm sure it's something that the farmers have to deal with all of the time. But the simple tools that they use it must be very hard to keep the terraces in such great shape!

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The Children of Batad
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Our Guide - Christina Aminah
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Flowers
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Viewpoint
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Veiwpoint...posing with wood carving Rice Gods
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At Batad Junction
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Riding the Jeepney to Batad
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