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Hapao Rice Terraces

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Excellent walk through the rice terraces

I hired a trike driver to take me from Banaue, wait and return. Paid my environmental fee at Hapao... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Steven S
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
One of my favorite travel experiences

We did the trek through the Hapao rice terraces to the hot springs and it was awesome. We hired a... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
OsoOroBackpacker
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

I hired a trike driver to take me from Banaue, wait and return. Paid my environmental fee at Hapao Municipal office and hired a Guide which is compulsory. From here, my trike driver took myself and my Guide to the start point. My round trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We did the trek through the Hapao rice terraces to the hot springs and it was awesome. We hired a guide from the tourism center in Hapao, he was so knowledgeable and kind. We learned a lot. My father is a bit older so walking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank OsoOroBackpacker
Reviewed July 5, 2018

A must visit! Trek through the rice terraces to a relaxing natural hot springs located next to a river.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This rice terrace is a world famous one part of a Unesco collection of heritage sites. This terrace is flatter than Batad or Banaue, but at the end of the walk there is a nice hot sulphur spring right next to a cold river, providing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jasonf001
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Hapao has a nice view of the terraces. Hope they will not build more house on it anymore as it will destroy the view. Hot spring is relaxing but they lack amenities that doesnt suit the entrance fee.they only have 2 shower that doesnt work...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Not as scenic as Batad's but more impressive than Banaue's, rice terraces area of Hapao is really spectacular. I didn't go to the hot springs because it was middle of the day, the sun too harsh and my knee was a bit overstretched from all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ioanniss175
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Unlike Batad where the terraces are built high into the mountain (which is why they call it the stairway to heaven), Hapao's terraces are all over a valley, between mountains. They are wide and seem to extend all the way to the horizon. Hapao is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Having a guide is mandatory here. One tip is to leave from Banaue early. Around 8.30 departure latest will secure you being one of the first tourists to arrive here, and when you arrive at the hot spring you will have a private jaccuzzi. Otherwise...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Mattias S
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Do yourself a favour and do a trip here. Spectacular and not as crowded as Batad. The rice terraces are great and its worth continuing on to Hangduan. Highly recommend Hapao!!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank barry1943
Reviewed February 3, 2018

A good afternoon hike from Banaue. Trike took almost a hour to get there with fantastic views on the way up and down. For Hapao you go to another commune so you must pay the environmental fee again (50 PHP a person), plus the guide...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Jerzy G
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