Traveling to Northern Luzon might be really tedious and time consuming yet fun. A lot of people, especially those busy ones have a hard time traveling to farther places due to busy schedule. That is why, doing some research and planning ahead is imperative to effective and time-efficient traveling.
When you travel to northern Luzon, make sure that you already know the bus schedules and how long it takes to get to your destination. Bus can take so much of your time, so before you pack your stuff, list down your itineraries beforehand to avoid procrastination. Here is the detailed itinerary that we followed and that might help you organize your schedule or itinerary when you travel to Northern Luzon.
5:00A.M: to Manila.
8:00A.M: Manila(Victory liner) to Baguio.
3:00P.M: Arrival in Baguio; checked in at the hotel
3:30P.M: Late lunch at Luto ni Juan; Minesview.
In the evening, Sm City Baguio for groceries.
7:00A.M: Breakfast at the hotel room.
8:00A.M: Lourdes Grotto, Diplomat Hotel, and Burnham Park.
11:00A.M: Lunch at nearby kitchenette.
1:00P.M: Last trip from Baguio to Sagada
7:00P.M: Arrival in Sagada; checked in at Sagada Homestay.
Dinner at Sagada Diner
4:30A.M: Kiltepan Peak
7:00A.M: Breakfast at the nearby kitchenette
9:00A.M: Short course caving: Dokiw Hanging Coffins viewpoint, Lumiang Burial Cave entrance, Sumaging Cave entrance and exit point.
At noon, one of our colleagues had to leave and go back to Manila due to work. And the two of us had our lunch at the nearby kitchenette and then we visited Hanging Coffins in Echo Valley and Rice Terraces viewpoint.
In the evening, we walked around the town and bought some food for our dinner at the nearby store.
6:00A.M: Checked out at the; catch up with the first jeepney trip to Bontoc.
8:00A.M: Arrival in Bontoc; roamed around the town.
10:00A.M: Bontoc to Banaue
12:00NN: Arrival in Banaue; lunch at Sanafe lidge and restaurant
2:00P.M: Bangaan rice terraces
5:00P.M: Public market(souvenirs);early dinner
7:00P.M: Banaue to Manila
Note: According to the jeepney drivers in Bontoc, buses are usually not available during weekend especially Sundays. The only available public vehicle that you can take going to Banaue is jeepney. And from what they said, jeepneys won’t leave until they get at least 8-12 passengers, unless you are willing to pay for the seats.
5:00A.M: Arrival; breakfast; roam around; MOA
5:00P.M: Manila to Cebu
|Flights / Transportation||Description ( Cost)||Total Amount Spent|
|Manila to Baguio||Bus(Victory Liner)||Php 455|
|Bus station to Hotel||Taxi||Php 60=3 pax, Php 20|
|Tour around Baguio City||Jeepney and Taxi||Php 180|
|Baguio to Sagada||Bus(GL trans)||Php 220|
|Sagada to Bontoc||Jeepney||Php 45|
|Bontoc to Banaue||Jeepney||Php 200|
|Banaue to Baguio||Bus(Ohayami)||Php 450|
|Sampaloc Manila to Pasay||Taxi||Php 220=2 pax, Php 110|
|Total Expenses||Php 1680|
|Accommodation||Description ( Cost)||Total Amount Spent|
|Blue Montain Hotel||One night/Good for three persons||Php 1275=3 pax, Php 425|
|Sagada Homestay(with private bathroom)||Two Nights; 1st night: Good for three||Php 1200=3 pax, Php 400|
|2nd night: Good for two persons||Php 800=2 pax, Php 400|
|Activities||Description ( Cost)||Total Amount Spent|
|Souvenirs||Bought from baguio||Php 750|
|Short course caving||Tour guide(required)||Php 500(4 visitors and less), Php 166|
|shuttle||Php 350=3 pax, Php 116|
|Hanging Coffin, Rice Terraces Viewpoint, Sagada Weaving||with shuttle||Php 700=2 pax, Php450|
|Sagada environmental fee||Required by tourism office||Php 35|
|Banaue envronmental fee||Required by tourism office||Php 25|
|Bangaan Rice Terraces||with tricycle||Php 700=2 pax, Php450|
|Food budget||Description ( Cost)||Total Amount Spent|
|Day1 Breakfast||Tiktilaok||Php 115|
|Day1 Lunch||Luto ni Juan||Php 143|
|Day1 Dinner||Please see others|
|Day2 Breakfast||Please see others|
|Day2 Lunch||Nearby kitchenette in Baguio City||Php 95|
|Day2 Dinner||Sagada Diner||60(other expenses were paid by my friend)|
|Day3 Breakfast||Nearby kitchenette||Php 90|
|Day3 Lunch||Nearby kitchenette||Php 95|
|Day3 Dinner||San Marino Tuna Paella||Php 45|
|Day4 Breakfast||Aroscaldo||Php 60|
|Day4 Lunch||Sanafe restaurant(meal and hot choco)||Php 200|
|Day4 Dinner||Bread and Coffee||Php 30|
|Day5 Breakfast||Mang Inasal||Php 130|
|Others: Bread, water, cup noodles, biscuits, junk foods, and etc||Breakfast and snacks while on the bus||Php 450=3 pax, Php 150|
|Total Expenses||Php 5994|
I also made a video for this trip. Please watch in HD.