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Quite an adventure

The Balatoc Mines has been frequently visited by celebrities and tourists alike. It is quite a ride... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2015
feetdraggerdoctor
Tired of the 'tourist traps'?

Balatoc Mining offers a tour, guided by an engineer. A bit pricey for a Baguio attraction, but... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2014
RG P
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Sep 16, 2018
“Visit to balatoc goldmine, Bagiou City 2009.”
Jul 31, 2015
“Worth the hassle”
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We live in scotland in the uk, in 2009 we went to the balatoc gold mine. I’m from scotland, my wife is filipina and her grandad once worked in the mine in its heyday, nowadays only a small amount of gold is produced. The visit...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Far off from the typical hotspots but this is certainly a must when in Baguio. Touring inside the oldest mines in the Philipines is no joke, they give you a lot to take in after 30-45mins of the tour. Pros: Very knowledgeable tour guide. Able...More

4  Thank Kim Marie B
Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Balatoc Mines has been frequently visited by celebrities and tourists alike. It is quite a ride from Baguio City which probably takes one hour at least. The roads are narrow and when we went there the rains were like beckoning a landslide. One thing...More

1  Thank feetdraggerdoctor
Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went with my daughter, son in law and grandchildren. It is not the easiest place to find as Google have it marked in the wrong place and there are no signs. Co-ordinates are Lat:16.36008, Long: 120.65989 This is a working mine. It employs about...More

1  Thank robpealing
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Balatoc Mining offers a tour, guided by an engineer. A bit pricey for a Baguio attraction, but worth ever centavo, in my own opinion. Be ready for about an hour tour, depending on questions as you make your way into, and back from the mine....More

1  Thank RG P
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Balatoc is actually one of those 'out there' places one visits from baguio - just 30 minutes from sessions road, it is nearly in Baguio (though in an administratively different area) How to reach - Go to the " Acupan-Balatoc Jeepney terminal" (near Harrisson -...More

4  Thank New_YLOO
Reviewed October 18, 2013

The place is great for educational trips and adventurers. It is a unique, must try place if you are in the baguio area. The tour will put you in the shoes of the miners. Literally, you'll be given a hard hat and high cut rubber...More

3  Thank HarleysLair
Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a MUST tour. Just 30 mins away outside Baguio City, this is so far the best tour you'll ever experience when you travel to Baguio. (Take note that this is not exactly part of Baguio but this is a part of Benguet). We...More

4  Thank Ada W
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