Echo Valley

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Vaniah D
Baguio, Philippines444 contributions
Couples
Echo Valley is a good place to trek. It is located after the Hanging Coffins. We didn't had a tour guide then. We just followed the way down after the cemetery. We intended to visit the hanging coffins, then there was a way going down. We just followed it, we reached the river and soon after exit near the rock cafe. After browsing we realized that the one we trekked was the Echo Valley. It was about 30-45 mins trek.
Written December 27, 2015
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Jose S
Vernon Hills, IL81 contributions
Family
It's a hike that's not too difficult and not too easy either, specially the part going down the valley to get up close to the hanging coffins. For the less adventurous (fit), you can catch a glimpse of the coffins from afar when you're at the top. Just don't go there when it's raining or immediately after, as it can get slippery. You may opt for a guide, but that's not really necessary and you can save a bit going there by yourselves. Just walk past the church and up and beyond the cemetery and a trail will lead you to the coffins. One more thing, do try out the echo feature when you're at the top. It's quite fun. You might be amazed that sometimes the echo is different from yours, as we did. Turned out someone was shouting back at us from below, answering our every yell!
Written May 3, 2014
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dubaiwarrior
Manila, Philippines168 contributions
Couples
you will have to walk at least 500 steps to get into this place. There's this public cemetery along side but dont freak becoz you everyone passed by in the same route going to the echo valley so literally, you're not the only one. Once you get here, you can shout for all you care and the echo will last for about a few seconds. You cannot talk to someone so loud if you dont wanna be hear by everyone visiting the valley. I like the nature here. Just take some extra care because the way here is quite sharp and slippery so be cautious
Written January 25, 2012
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NorthStarManila
manila481 contributions
Family
Upside
1. Perfect scenic views; take great photos here
2. Shout your name out and here it echo back!
3. Amazing sight of the hanging coffins up close when you reach the bottom
4. Handrails available
5. Tour begins with a walk through their local cemetery
6. Generally clean, tidy, well kept
Downside
1. If you're not wearing the right footwear (sneakers/ climbing shoes); tendency to slip and fall is obviously high!
2. Some areas have no hand rails, beware.
3. No stalls (like in other attractions) to buy refreshments. So pack a bottle of H2O because you will need it
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Written January 13, 2017
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SingleWomanTravels
Toronto, Canada338 contributions
Shared the experience and costs with 2 others from Manila. Our guide was JR from SAGGAS.

Remember to bring your environmental fee receipt, else risk refusal of entry.

The locale is very unique, I've never seen such a tradition to bury the dead before. I wish more information was given by the guide regarding the hanging coffins but I'm am sure he told us all that he knows.

The underground river was a nice walk but safer to go with a guide with a proper lamp. The Bokong swimming pool is refreshing after the hike.
Written April 19, 2015
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nathzniel
Cebu City, Philippines575 contributions
Family
Was impressed on how the people of Sagadas preserved their dead ancestors, On how they loved their departed loved ones. One features of the Echo Valley is, it echoes down in the valley when you shout from the top after passing the modern cemetery. Other attraction is the wall/rock climbing.
Written February 21, 2015
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pitrocker19
Leyte Island, Philippines68 contributions
Friends
there were lots of people coming from and going to the echo valley so we didn't take a guide and just followed the crowd taking the path beside the church and up the cemetery. farther along the way, there will be a few narrow trails going down the valley and close to the hanging coffins. there aren't any signs so we weren't aware what else we could find in the area.

follow the trail past the coffins which steeply goes down. this is supposed to lead you to the sagada underground river. there is a wooden fence which will make you wonder if you'll be trespassing but just hop over it and follow the path and it will lead you to the underground river. this will make your echo valley tour more worthwhile.
Written February 20, 2015
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Magdalena W
Reine, Norway3 contributions
Couples
Well this is a sacred place for the indigenous people from Mountains Province, and it is really magic in my opinion. There is far more than just echo and the hanging coffins! This is an interesting site for making walks, climbing and just contemplating the silence and the beautiful smell of pines everywhere around. Before getting there read about the legends and history behind the coffins hanging there.
Written May 14, 2014
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Pat1337
Gatineau, Canada25 contributions
Solo
I visited Sagada last week-end on an organized Eco Tour with Route+63.

We stopped by Banaue to take picture of the rice terraces, then rode (on top!) a jeepney to Sagada were we did most of the popular activities in the area. One of them was the trek in the Echo Valley to see the Hanging coffins. I found this experience fascinating since this culture is all new to me (I am a foreigner). Fortunately for me, our guide was very fluent in English. Moreover, this was part of a special trip (Coffee Eco tour) where Kuya Goad (owner of Bana's Café - aka the coffee master) was teaching us everything about the coffee plantation along the way. The highlight for me being the Civet coffee which I was able to taste afterward (yummy!).

I suggest you to have a guide since some times it would have been hard to guess where the trail was...
I also recomment to wear something else than flippers! The tour guides there are very agile...

If you are interested in coffee/eco tour or sagada exploring, I suggest you to take a look at Route+63. They organize another tour like that at the end of December. Their tour are public by the way, so anyone can join. They do turn strangers into friends very quickly.

Pat
Written November 6, 2013
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rose218
Quezon City, Philippines36 contributions
Friends
I am usually wary of visiting graves, but I was comfortable when we visited Echo Valley. Beautiful, scenic place for those who wants to reflect. The place really echoes my name! Not for those afraid of heights though.
Written January 30, 2012
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