Sagada: 2nd day Baguio-Sagada-Bontoc-Banaue

They were right. You will definitely fall in love with Sagada when you get there. The cool breeze of fresh air, the tranquillity, and the nice people of Sagada will just make you stay for a longer period of time. I wanted to stay longer but for now I can’t. And yes, I will definitely come back.

watermarked-11011085_10205641560615528_5932508234910936208_n
Sagada Homestay

Sagada is about six-hour away from Baguio by bus. We left Baguio at 1:00P.M. which was the last trip and we got there at 7:00P.M. It was the time then for us to relax and prepare ourselves for the next day’s adventure.

watermarked-11665392_10205641560255519_1633299013600437390_n
Sagada homestay diner

 

watermarked-1510724_10205600831837334_8916654832983419240_n
Sagada homestay diner
watermarked-11089186_10205612557370465_1553584690767620834_n
Pine trees everywhere

We had our dinner at the Sagada diner. One thing that I noticed is that the food that they served can already be consumed by two people. We thought it’s the same serving in the city, so the three of us ordered bihon, tinolang isda, and baboy(I forgot the name) and….boom!!! it was like fiesta hahaha.

We woke up at 3:30A.M. on the next day to prepare and left at 4:30A.M. just like what the owner of the sagada homestay told us in order to get to Kiltepan Peak at the exact time to catch the sunrise. It was a DIY trip, which means we have to walk our way there since we don’t have a car, which is usually provided when you get a tour package, and there were no jeepneys around at those wee hours of the morning. We were told that it was going to take about 30 minutes only to get there. Man!!! Their 30 minutes is one hour and 30 minutes to us.

watermarked-11705362_10205612556210436_982942101428345329_n
Kiltepan Peak
watermarked-11666094_10205612548770250_1391816597351643054_n
Kiltepan Peak

The sun has already risen when we got there but that’s fine. We got what we wanted. The sun may have risen but it was still hiding behind the clouds.

watermarked-11701124_10205641530614778_8537568295871754950_n

Then, we went back to the homestay and changed clothes and then had our breakfast at the nearby kitchenette.

watermarked-11666064_10205612579931029_7153162137381194102_n
Lumiang Cave: in case you didn’t know, those are coffins

 

watermarked-11403418_10205612578410991_7811385568492895751_n
Sumaguing cave entrance
watermarked-11403094_10205642821687054_3861400196056977718_n
Sumaguing cave
watermarked-11221478_10205612687573720_6544213365950942702_n
Sumaguing cave: the king’s curtain
watermarked-11169152_10205641549975262_8417609588824455320_n
Sumaguing cave

At 9:00A.M., we went to the tourism office to start our short course caving. We wanted to try the spelunking but one of us had to leave at noon for Manila for work.

20150704_062838186_iOS
echo Valley: hanging coffins

 

watermarked-11402840_10205612595691423_1708324871968852589_n
rice terraces view point

The short course caving took about three hours. We were left alone with Krystle to continue the trip. We proceeded to the famous Hanging coffins in Echo valley and the rice terraces view point.

 

Then, we spent the rest of the day roaming around the town and prepare for our Bontoc-Banaue trip.

 

Where to stay:

 

Alapo’s                                 :               0921-327-9055

Alfredo’s                              :               0918-588-3535

A-7                                        :               0921-287-6039

Billy’s House                       :               0921-603-2745

Canaway                              :               0910-709-2631

Churya-a                              :               0906-430-0853

Ganduyan                            :               0921-273-8097

Gecko Inn                            :               0920-289-5471

George Guesthouse            :               0918-548-0406

Igorot Inn                            :               0908-757-8357

Kanip-aw Pines View        :               0928-289-7507

Mapiya-aw Pension           :               0905-216-4055

Olahbinan                           :               0928-406-7647

Residential Lodge              :               0919-672-8744

Rock Inn                              :               0920-909-5899

Rocky Valley                       :               0918-643-2784

Sagada Guesthouse          :               0921-9694053

Sagada Homestay             :               0919-702-8380

Saint Joseph                      :               0918-559-5934

Traveler’s Inn                    :               0920-799-2960

Yabami Lodge                   :               0920-411-9976

Hotel rates range from Php 200-500 per person per night.

 

 

Read also: Baguio | Bontoc | Banaue

                    : How to get to Sagada | 5D4N Baguio-Sagada-Bontoc-Banaue itinerary

Leave a Reply





%d bloggers like this: