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Address: Tappiya Falls Trail, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines

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Went for a day tour from banaue and enjoyed every second. It's a nice and quite difficult trek to do. We also went down to tappiya falls but totally worth it! One of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went for a day tour from banaue and enjoyed every second. It's a nice and quite difficult trek to do. We also went down to tappiya falls but totally worth it! One of the best experiences in the Philippines!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The road going to batad is now almost completed but still your not allowed to take your private car there is a chance the locals would harass you or somehow they will do something with your car when you leave it in saddlepoint or someplace.better hire a jeep or tticycle. :(

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You have to stay in this place for at least two nights to experience the wonders of this place. We stayed at a homestead with just the basics. The hike was great! Walking through the rice paddies in the terraces was an experience. We also hiked through the paddies to get to a waterfall. We got to see and dance... More 

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Recife, PE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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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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
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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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