The Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippines have been deemed the 8th wonder of the world. They were carved from the hillside by the tribes people of Ifugao about 2,000-3,000 years ago. The tribes people dug them out with their bare hands and crude implements. Doing so they created steps in the hills where they could plant their rice. The rice terraces are still used to this day.
The Cordillera in northern Luzon is the highest and largest mountain range in the Philippines. The scenery, culture and environment in the Cordillera mountains are very different from other parts of the country. Whilst most of the Philippines is dominated by sandy beaches, small tropical islands and warm weather, the Cordillera mountains have cool weather, alpine vegetation, and stunning rice terraces inhabited by tribal people called Igorots (literally translated as "people from the mountains").
The largest city in the Cordillera mountains is Baguio City – known as the summer capital of the Philippines. Other popular tourist destinations in the region include: Banaue (famous for its ancient rice terraces), Sagada (famous for hanging coffins and burial caves), Bontoc (home to an extensive collection of tribal artifacts in the Museum of Mountain Culture), and Mount Data.
Day 1: Manila to Banaue
Departure for Banaue, 360kms from Manila. Travel north on the express way and Cagayan Valley Road until the town of Bagabag in Nueva Vizcaya, then climb 1300m above sea level to Banaue. Check in at Banaue Hotel late in the afternoon.
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