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First time to feel so numb.
It was freezing cold in this place.
PERFECT TIME TO VISIT
I visited this place last November 2015 and the best time to visit t is from Feb – Nov because the weather is cool and dry.
Late December brings with it the added bonus of the annual bonfire festival (Dec. 28).
March and April get warm and dusty so skip those months if you want to experience Sagada’s cool mountain climate.
Credits to #LakbayPinas for a perfect travel guide.
I took a package from a travel agency so it is less hassle because DIY going up here is too much time & effort consuming.
You can take a bus going to Baguio ( around 500PHP fare one way ) then take another scheduled bus going to Sagada ( 70PHP ).
HOW LONG TO STAY
I stayed here for 3Days 3 nights includes trip to Banaue, Battad & Baguio,
It’s inexpensive, even by Philippine standards, so you can pretty much stay as long as you like.
I loved it. For most travelers, 3 days should be enough to see all the major sights.BUDGET
My tour package includes the accommodation and transport for 3,500 PHP for 3days 3nights.
Transportation was mentioned above and for the transient house, it starts from 700PHP overnight if you plan DIY.
Taxies also are everywhere that you can take advantage. Please be advised that Sagada is a cash only town.
We stayed in a transient house in Sagada but this houses would normally cost 300-750PHP overnight. Every room has a balcony, bathroom and there’s kitchen to cook food.
PLACES TO VISIT
1. Sumaguing Cave
Estimated Time Needed: 1.5 – 2 hrs / Fitness Level: Moderate / Guide Fee: PHP 500 (up to 4 pax)
After Sumaguing Cave, the hanging coffins are the second most popular attraction in Sagada. It’s pretty amazing to see them up close, especially the ones perched high up on the side of the rock! To get to the coffins, go to St. Mary’s Church and the cemetery. Walk past the cemetery and make your way down into the valley. From the top, it’ll be a relatively easy 15-20 min hike to the coffins.
The coffins are easy enough to find on your own, but it is possible to get lost in the valley. For your own safety and peace of mind, you may want to hire a guide from the tourist office for just PHP 200 (up to 10 pax).
Estimated Time Needed: 1 – 1.5 hrs / Fitness Level: Low / Guide Fee: PHP 200 (up to 10 pax)
Locally known as the “Big Falls” & it is freezing cold in this place to swim. Estimated Time Needed: 4-5 hrs / Fitness Level: Moderate / Guide Fee: PHP 600 (up to 10 pax)
4. Kiltepan Viewpoint
A place where you are up above the clouds. Also known as the place where “that thing called tadhana” was shooted, a famous movie in the Philippines. We took a jeepney ride and enjoyed the view from the top of jeep 🙂
WHERE TO EAT
There are a lot of food provides along the city proper in Sagada that you can pick a choice from depending on your taste buds. Walk along the city and there’s an option. Ranging from high-end restaurants to turo-turo.