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Batad Rice Terraces

Address: Tappiya Falls Trail, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Banaue
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

You don't really need a tour guide to take you there. You can hire a tricycle and ask for directions with people along the way. We wish we did that to save money. Eventually a road will be built to take you closer to the Batad rice terraces which would mean less walking but soon more houses and buildings will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The placing of these rice fields is absolutely beautiful no doubt about it. And I am sure that when the fields are green it will be even better. However the experience was completely spoiled because it is too much "on the trail". Instead of enjoying the serene beauty of the rice fields you will be confronted with way too many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were expecting an easy ride to Junction or Saddle point from Banaue so we were very surprised when the owner of our guesthouse, Randy, informed us that we had to transfer to another jeepney halfway to the Junction. He also informed us that we'll be walking some 30 mins due to road construction. However, that 30 mins walk turned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We got a trike from our guesthouse to the saddle and walked toward Batad. The owner of our guesthouse, the terrific Randy, recommended a guide by the name of Vincent, Randy had text him and he met us on the way down. We were led up the rice terraces, to the main viewpoint, then travelled down to the waterfall (went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I went with a group tour organised by the Banaue Tourist Information Centre. I am 51 and moderately fit (exercise classes twice a week) and I found this a challenging but enjoyable trip. My "review" is really information aimed at the less frequent hikers among us ;-) I'd hurt my knee earlier in the trip so was a bit hesitant... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We never thought of walking/climbing in the terrace itself. I am impressed how the farmers climbed up and down, walking to a 2-feet aisle wide in the terrace. My wife and I had the adventure doing so what farmers usually do. The terrace is indeed a beautiful structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The location of this village is perfect. Requires one to walk in (limiting visitors) and is calm. The most beautiful views of rice terraces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The reason why Batad is stunning in its beauty is the dramatic amphitheatre formation that seems to pull you in when one first views it from above. To get there, the Saddle point is where all the jeepneys stop and the hike down begins. After one hour amongst blasting, earthmoving caterpillar machines and fallen rocks, the hikers get a peek... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Batad is a village of fewer than 1500 people, situated among the Ifugao rice terraces. It is perhaps the best place to view this UNESCO World Heritage site. The landscape is truly stunning and the nearby waterfall offers a lush swimming point (if you have the energy to hike there and back, around 1 hour each way) Tappiyah Waterfalls. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

While planned our trip to Philippines due to wedding of my nephew in Manila. I was sure I want to visit the only place listed in UNESCO world heritage sites from Philippines, it is Banaue rice terraces. Through Facebook I found local guide and driver Denwil Batangog. I contacted him and finally got a brilliant trip. Many thanks! .We, 7... More 

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