Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue

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#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Cordillera Region
Hand-carved into the slopes of Ifugao Mountain over the course of 2,000 years, Banaue Rice Terraces form a spectacular cultural landscape and a World Heritage Site that has evolved through countless generations. Soaring up to 1,500 m (4,921 ft), these labor-intensive terraces with masonry retainer walls follow the contours of the mountains like high-precision isolines on a geographical map. Take a walk from Banaue's main road and stop at numerous viewpoints along the way, or hire a guide for a more thorough tour. Marvel at the maze of terraces slinking around the slopes, which have been feeding the area for centuries. One of the oldest man-made structures on the island, it is widely considered by Filipinos as the eighth wonder of the world. With our online itinerary creator, Banaue attractions like Banaue Rice Terraces can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Franz has been the greatest host ever in his home country and home town. We have been experiencing and discovering Filipino rice fields the best way it could have been done. Be aware that the level of...  more »
  • I wanted to thank again Julie, Joseph and Micky for their professionalism and their joy of living throughout this adventure! This 3 day trek has been one of the most beautiful experiences of our trip to the Philippines, by the beauty of the landscapes that we have admired or by sharing with the people we met. The places where we slept were very well chosen with a very warm welcome on behalf of the people and sharing their culture, their habits, their way of life and even their small dishes (I recommend at the same time the) delicious pancake banana of Mc Coy). This sharing that allowed a return to reality on the importance to take advantage of the present moment, people who surround us and landscapes which surround and that we must preserve. We had the opportunity to admire these magnificent rice fields to the more closely and share with the locals who are indescribable kindness. Meetings on this tour are truly unforgettable, Micky that made us share all his knowledge about the habits of the premises or on the flora and fauna that we admired in the rice paddies, Jojo who has taught us to play at again x games and especially Juju that made the trip very enjoyable with joie de vivre. We really shared unforgettable moments and I sincerely hope others will have the opportunity to spend this kind of time. Anyway a huge thank you to you three, I sincerely recommend for those who can discover these rice fields to do with this approach so professional but especially so enjoyable, because even at 8 we spend a tour with a good rhythm and prevention and the professionalism of the team enabled us to always feel safe.
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  • The unfading beauty of banaue rice terraces. Visit and enjoy the amazing works of nature in the Philippines. Thrilling experience when you walk the aisle of terraces.  more »
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  • LOVE THIS PLACE! The Weather, Cuisine, Cilture, and Friendly people is one must-see and visit places in the world! Want to unwind and get some freshly breezed air! This is the place you need to go! You need to try Hiking! Biking Downhill! Talking With the Elders and Specially taking Photos in the area! Thank you a lot for a good experience
  • Truly beautiful and thanks to its remote location it is very peaceful. It is a bit tricky to explore the area since walking is the only option. But the paths are fairly easy even though the steps sometimes are quite challenging. If you want to make sure that you find your way and don't miss out on anything you can get a guide already in Banaue, alternatively when you get to the start point of the path.
  • Beautiful! A must see if you are in the Philippines. Be aware of the windy road. There is nothing like this in the U.S. I had to put a patch on for motion sickness to help.
  • The majestic Banaue rice terraces. The views are amazing. Do not miss this part of the country you will not be disappointed.
  • A total paradise on a hidden mountain. It would be wonderful if our group stayed longer on this spot. But we are running out of time and just decided to just take pictures.
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