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Batad Rice Terraces

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Address: Tappiya Falls Trail, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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So beautiful! Trekking was quite demanding, getting to the waterfall was OK but the steps on the way back were killer. The views are worth it though. If coming from Banaue I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Following a ride from Banaue of around 45 minutes including a bumpy ride up a mountain, you arrive at a hilltop with the beginnings of fantastic views down to the famous terraces. Here you register and pay a small sum for the upkeep of the path etc. From here there is a clear path down and you may wish a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So beautiful! Trekking was quite demanding, getting to the waterfall was OK but the steps on the way back were killer. The views are worth it though. If coming from Banaue I would suggest taking a jeepney as the roads are quite rough.

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copenhague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Simply amazing! A clear must see of the philippines with a great walk into unique landscapes ending in a stunning 15m waterfall. You can get there from banue in 1 hour in a tricycle: it will cost you 1000 pesos to get there and back again. I recommend good shoes and a bathing suit. No need to take guides: just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was equivalent to around 21,000 steps or 129 storey walk but once you get to the falls it was worth it. The place was amazingly unique, passing along the 200 century year old rice terraces, meeting very nice locals along the way, was sort of beautiful journey.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

They said that you have seen the entire Banaue if you went to Batad. I must say that Batad has stunning beauty among other Terraces but it is also hard to trek here especially on a rainy season. There are stairs but very steep. So if you are planning to here, better prepare physically and bring a lot of water... More 

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Orcas Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went in October and didn't exactly catch the terraces at the best time of year... but they were still breathtaking. I'll definitely be looking to get back to catch them at their peak. We found a local guide that took us out on the terraces for some absolutely spectacular views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Absolutely stunning views! But the walk, descent (and climb on the way back) are pretty tough... it is STEEP... so either bring plenty of water, or alternatively: buy it along the way. It will cost you 3-5 times more, but (a) the water will be cold, (b) it helps the lloval economy and (c) by the time you buy that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have been to Batad 4 times over the last 22 years. In 1993 it required a 3 hour hike from the gravel main road and there were no guesthouses. I went in 2012 and 2013 where there was a dirt road from the main road to the saddle. Now the road to the saddle is bitumen and it is... More 

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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I've only previously seen this place in pictures... and if pictures speak a thousand words... what more with the real thing. The fact that we had to trek to get to the place ads more to the charm. The terraces are stunning by itself. Make time to see Tappiya Falls, it's another couple of hour trek through precariously narrow path... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you want to see the natural beauty, then see these rice terraces from distance and enjoy the creation of nature for welfare of humankind. Can't be explained in words. Better go and see it.

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