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Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
Take in the spectacular views of Batad Rice Terraces, inscribed on the World Heritage List and shaped like a gigantic natural amphitheater. Over 2,000 years old, these terraces remain in use to this day, engineered to perfection and providing livelihood for many. Be prepared for a strenuous hike up to the best vantage points. There are plenty of opportunities to buy necessities and bottled water along the way. For Batad Rice Terraces and beyond, use our Banaue vacation trip planner to get the most from your Banaue vacation.
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  • Better to take a guide and be careful as if you have height fear u need to consider if you should do it. But the view is really great!  more »
  • We did a 1 day trip to Batad Rice Terraces and this is truly amazing. Something you shouldn't miss out in your Philippines Trip. Just consider that some kind of stamina is needed :-) Thats to our Tour...  more »
  • BATAD - a feast for the eyes and gorgeous! I've been holding my experience detaillierd in a video which gives one a good idea of the Batad terraces. If there is someone interested in the link to my YouTube channel in my profile. Waiting for the magnificent rice terraces of Batad, savvy and discovered to be removed an approximately 1 hour drive from Banaue. The ride as the bike is beautiful, the way but demanding. Arrived you must accept an approximately 25-minute latent tiring walk from the road to the rice terraces in purchase. This is perhaps the reason that in Batad, little is going on and you can walk relatively undisturbed and quiet. A road will be built immediately, but it seems that the completion takes something else. The terraces are harvested 2 x a year and vlt's made sense to inquire in advance how the current state of affairs is ordered accordingly :) A guide is not mandatory, but I found it very helpful. We wandered off the street coming up along on the other side of the terraces to a kind view point, climbed a little further up to a wonderful Outlook (a kind of unofficial View Point) and moved down towards the "Village" in which most of the approximately 1000 inhabitants are resident. From there we took a detour to the Tappia waterfall, which falls very sublime in a beautiful natural pools. It is a very pretty sight and in the pool, you can super refresh yourself after the strenuous hike. Back of the waterfall the way down through the village and directly through the terraces leads back to the point where you first started. Hiking through the terraces is fantastically good the paths are - in my opinion - better and safer than for example in Banaue. Thus, I really enjoyed the trip to Batad and I fully recommend it. Many other destinations are nearby. Rice terraces of Batad, Hapao (hot spring), mummies in Kabayan, hanging coffins in Sagada, the mount Amuyao and and and...
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Where to stay in Banaue

An established tourist destination, Banaue benefits from a range of places to stay. A couple of upmarket hotels and resorts sit a little away from the main town--but never far from the regional roads--enjoying views of the terraces, plenty of additional facilities, and evening cultural performances. The town center has a multitude of guesthouses, inns, homestays, and hostels, geared towards solo backpackers and adventurous families, with group rooms, single rooms, and dormitory-style lodgings.
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