Visit Banaue Rice Terraces
By far, most visitors arrive at the Banaue Rice Terraces by bus from
Manila. Although the journey takes close to eight hours, the road is mostly in
a good condition and the views are spectacular.
Driving from Manila is another option. Driving the 350km
from Manila, you travel through the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Viscaya
to San Jose City. Pause for lunch and continue on through Dalton Pass to
Bagabag where the spectacular mountains and rivers of Ifugao land first
If you arrive in the Philippines through Clark Airport, it
is best to take a bus to Baguio City. At the Baguio bus terminal there will be
regular buses to Banaue.
If hiking through the rice terraces is not for you but you would like to explore the area more,
perhaps a hire-car excursion to the town of Sagada, about three hours away, would be the best option. The Igarot
people don't so much as bury their dead as file them away in limestone caves and crevices in mountain sides near