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Batad Rice Terraces

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Address: Tappiya Falls Trail, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines

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Super trip. I had almost missed it since I was told the terraces couldn't be seen because of a "ceremony". Incorrect ! you still can go. Tricycles can be rented in the tourist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Super trip. I had almost missed it since I was told the terraces couldn't be seen because of a "ceremony". Incorrect ! you still can go. Tricycles can be rented in the tourist office in Banaue (or rented independently). Price 750PHP. At BAtad you walk downhill to a village. From there you see the terraces. Absolute worth-it. You can also... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Batad is fully accessible by foot and open to tourists, with long steep steps and boulders to get down to the base and then precarious walks across narrow walls to traverse the terraces, before a steep climb back up. It is free to do as well, although a motocycle tricycle ride may be required if you dont have your own... More 

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York, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I thoroughly recommend Batad rice terraces and Banaue. Like others we were concerned about getting there but we contacted Arnold Sanchez, told him what we wanted to do and he arranged everything. Anthony, our driver, was super. He spoke excellent English, was always on time and had lots of interesting going details to tell us but didn't disturb us when... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The rice terraces were fabulous, the environment was gorgeous. The people were warm, friendly mostly. Accommodation was not good enough at Hillside Lodge, boxy room without view, bathroom with only the most basic amenities, not clean enough. Too many discarded candy wrappers, empty packets of chips, on the trail. This mars the visit to the beautiful rice terraces and little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After going to the tourist centre in the am, and being extremely frustrated and cynical about the charges to get to the terraces (obviously a hugely inflated tourist rate) we almost didnt go to Batad. But we are sooo glad we did. The final viewpoint (above the trail to the falls) is so spectacular, we were amazed at how beautiful... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I went on a day tour with my parents to Batad from Banaue. Batad and its rice terraces are stunning, a must visit. Our guide for the tour was Irene Binalet and she was brilliant throughout. I highly recommend her. Irene's email is: bireneann@yahoo.com Irene met us at our hotel in the morning and guided to Batad via jeepney and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a fantastic day out. Can be done as a day-trip from Banaue or you can stay in Batad. It's about 45 mins in a tricycle from Banuae (along a really dodgy and nerve racking road although it was under construction at the time of writing). You can hire a tricycle that will take 2 for 1000 pesos. It... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Northern Luzon is absolutely amazing. It is like a totally different world to the rest of the Philippines.. Much cooler (temperature wise) and with some amazing history and attractions. The Batad rice terraces are stunning. Can understand why they are one of the 8 wonders of the world! My husband and I were initially reluctant to visit Northern Luzon due... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wasn't on par with my expectations on how it would look like. Not sure if it is because of the maintenance or the place but the rice terraces seems to not look like on what most of the postcards and hype it garnered. I was expecting more as this have been considered one of the best gems we have in... More 

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Imus, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Going to Batad Rice Terraces is the kind of trip that a person should make atleast once in their lifetime. From the Saddle Point to the Old village of Batad, it will be all walk, walk and walk. This is one of the best travel for an adventurer, nature lover, backpacker, history lover, hikers and the sort. Accommodation is cheap... More 

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