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Address: Tappiya Falls Trail, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines

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Amazing experience - long hike

Incredible views! The hike is long and steep - not for the faint of heart. Lots of trails, small, uneven, narrow staircases - but very worth it. Batad village is in the middle of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Recife, PE
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Recife, PE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Incredible views! The hike is long and steep - not for the faint of heart. Lots of trails, small, uneven, narrow staircases - but very worth it. Batad village is in the middle of the rice terraces - with minimal modernity. Our guide was amazing. I met an elderly women who showed me how she did her traditional weaving -... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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33 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

While the other rice terraces around Banaue are nice, Batad must surely be the best of them all. Of course, it is also the most difficult to get to. Tricycle transport to/from the Batad Saddle drop off point (essentially the top of the mountain pass) should be about Php 800-1000 (round trip). The tourist office in Banaue quotes an additional... More 

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Beppu-shi, Oita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There is a bit of a hike down (and back up on the way out) that is rewarded with an absolutely amazing vista. We chose to have our local guide lead us down to Tappiya Falls. It was a bit strenuous and at times required some intense concentration balancing on the terraces. It is totally rewarded with the view of... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Amazing. Stunning view. Great hike from start to finsh with stunning views left and right. I never took a guide and I was fine.It's nice to get lost a bit anyways. People are very nice in the area. Highly recommend this place.

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Shanghai, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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1,192 helpful votes 1,192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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