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Rice Terraces

Batad, Iloilo Province, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Batad
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Absolutely amazing! the trail to go down is difficult but you will feel great after you have done it.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The rice terraces at Batad are awe-inspiring! The amphitheatre effect of the stone terraces is so amazing, you will not be able to look away. We took a group hike from Banaue Tourist Office to Batad, which was a very reasonable 600 peso per person. It included a jeepney drive to the Batad Saddle, from there we hiked down into... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

After getting off the jeep from Banaue on to Batad Saddleback, the trail going to Batad takes about an hour. For a city girl like me, I really didn't know what to expect. But, once you see the beauty of the terraces and the small village, you really get to appreciate the secludedness of the town. Cars don't have any... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We took a tricycle at 9am to the saddle from Banaue. The walk down from the saddle was an easy 35 minute walk (reasonably fit 20 something's who enjoy waking). Upon arriving in Batad we found a hotel for the night then ate an early lunch ready for an afternoon in the terraces. You don't really need a guide, the... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

How to get there? We hired a tricycle and a guide from the official Tourist Office in Banaue. We started our trip ca. 11 am which is quite late for this day trip, but we arrived via night bus from Manila and didn't have a choice. The tricycle ride took ca. 40 min and we got to the starting point... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

don't leave the Philippines without visiting batad! It is truly amazing! Pictures can't even begin to show the scale and beauty of batad rice terrace. A very important tip: take a guide, he dosent need to even speak English but he will take you through the must beautiful trails in the rice terrace and you will feel safer!

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

at 1,100m elevation; 1 hour of steep dirt track motor ride from Banaue town proper to Saddle Point; 2 hours of gruelling steep climb; no signal; enduring tales how hard life is in providing needs for the locals and travellers alike, on foot from the town proper which is very impressive; the breathtaking 70m Tappiyah Falls which is even more... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

It's best to take a jeepney to Saddle Point as the road from Banaue to Batad is under repair. The road gets very muddy when it rains and falling rocks might damage your vehicle. The hike from Saddle Point down to Batad village takes about an hour. Although there's no need to take a guide to the village, walking the... More

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London, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

hi i was wondering if anyone could give me some advise on travel to batad rice terraces. i'll be departing from el nido so going to need some accommodation close by. any tips ? thanks, ben

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The view lived up to expectations, quite a steep walk down from Saddle Point (cheaper place to get water than the village) but worth it for the view at the end. We walked up around the top of the terraces and back down to the village, the walk requires some balancing and some steep stairs/paths, but it's good exercise! Took... More

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