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On-the-Road Tours in Northern Luzon Region, Philippines

Luzon is the biggest island of the Philippine archipelago, extending towards the north and south of Manila. A trip around the best places of Luzon will give you a complete and exciting experience, thanks to unique landscapes and a surprisingly multicultural history. It is the ideal trip for those who want to discover the Philippines in an authentic and genuine way.

 

An ancient crossroad of commercial routes between China, Philippines, Mexico and Spain, as well as many others Asian destinations, Luzon shows millennium-old cultural traces. At the same time, we find here a beautiful natural environment, pristine and originally tropical. You will experience both mountains and valleys of breathtaking beauty, as well as crystal-clear seas and wild beaches. Not last, Luzon it’s a perfect place to familiarize with the daily life of Filipino countryside.

The Best Destinations of the North of the Philippines

Banaue and its villages: the ancestral culture of Ifugao Province

A first unique and magical place to visit is Banaue, packed with its 5 UNESCO Heritage villages. Here, in the Ifugao Province, you can find an incredible rural landscape made of millenary rice terraces, embossed at 1500 meters of height in the middle of the tropical rainforest. The local people will give you an unforgettable experience of the ancestral pre-colonial traditions of the country.

 

To know more about the Banaue Rice Terraces, click here.

Sagada and its "hanging coffins"

Nearby is the Sagada province, among pine trees imported by the Spanish and American colonizers, you can find caves and mountains of glaring oceanic origins, as common in the entire Filipino archipelago. Here, one of the most famous attraction is the “hanging coffins”, an evidence of an interesting funeral tradition, still ongoing up to the current days.

To know more of Sagada, click here.

Vigan and Ilocos Sur: culture, architecture and cuisine

Moving towards East you will reach the great oceanic coasts of Ilocos Sur, where you will find Vigan, a small city recently listed as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World. This small city will take you to another era, experiencing the originality of the rare Spanish colonies in Asia. Get lost around the tiny preserved roads, visiting special houses and tasting the elaborated and original local cuisine. 

 

To know more about Vigan and l’Ilocos Sur, click here.

Ilocos Norte: history and ocean views

In the Ilocos Region you can also spot 2 of the important UNESCO Baroque Filipino churches, marked by the local Filipino-Chinese-Spanish cultural mix. Going north, you will reach Ilocos Norte province. Here you will discover the Filipino contemporary history at the Palace of the former dictator Marcos and then a generous and exciting nature at Laoag sand dunes. Finally, you will have some very deserved relaxation around the beautiful beaches of Pagudpud.

To know more about Ilocos Norte and Pagudpud, click here.

Tour Proposals

We have below a spread of well-tested tours we have prepared of different length, which will allow you to visit these places with an exciting on-the-road trip. These tours are made with a dedicated escort (available languages: English, Filipino, Italian) and a private vehicle with driver. These trips are organized privately, dedicated to you and with customized dates, inclusions and programs. You can also combine these tours with other tours of the Philippines you can find at this page of our website (especially if you want to discover the most famous seas of the country).

Notes: all these tours can be combined with other tours and to other destinations all over the Philippines, like El Nido, Coron, Boracay, Bohol, Cebu or others. They can also be modified, for instance adding other villages surrounding Banaue or spending some extra days in Pagudpud to enjoy the sea.

Tour 1, Banaue Rice Terraces

Minimum Duration: 4 days

Main Places and Activities: visit of Banaue, trekking to Batad village, trekking to Bangaan village, overnight in a typical Ifugao house (kubo)

Full Program: click here to download it, or ask for it by e-mail.

Information: write to experiencetropical@gmail.com or use the form at the bottom of this page.

Tour 2, Banaue Rice Terraces + hanging coffins of Sagada

Minimum Duration: 5 days

Main Places and Activities: visit of Banaue, trekking to Batad village, trekking to Bangaan village, overnight in a typical Ifugao house (kubo). Sightseeing of Sagada hanging coffins and visit of the burial cave.

Full Program: click here to download it, or ask for it by e-mail.

Information: write to experiencetropical@gmail.com or use the form at the bottom of this page.

Tour 3, Banaue Rice Terraces + hanging coffins of Sagada + Vigan City and Ilocos Province

Minimum Duration: 6 days

Main Places and Activities: visit of Banaue, trekking to Batad village, trekking to Bangaan village, overnight in a typical Ifugao house (kubo). Sightseeing of Sagada hanging coffins and visit of the burial cave. Visit of the colonial city of Vigan, of Paoay Church and Laoag Sand Dunes.

Full Program: click here to download it, or ask for it by e-mail.

Information: write to experiencetropical@gmail.com or use the form at the bottom of this page.

Tour 4, Banaue Rice Terraces + hanging coffins of Sagada + Vigan City + Ilocos and sea in Pagudpud

Minimum Duration: 8 days

Main Places and Activities: visit of Banaue, trekking to Batad village, trekking to Bangaan village, overnight in a typical Ifugao house (kubo). Sightseeing of Sagada hanging coffins and visit of the burial cave. Visit of the colonial city of Vigan, of Paoay Church and Laoag Sand Dunes. Wild Beach of Pagudpud and Bangui windmills.

Full Program: click here to download it, or ask for it by e-mail.

Information: write to experiencetropical@gmail.com or use the form at the bottom of this page.

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