Ever since I came to know the existence of Banaue Rice Terraces from the textbooks back in school, I really promised myself that one day I will go there and witness its priceless beauty with my own naked eye.
“There’s a common belief among anthropologists that you must immerse yourself in an unfamiliar world in order to truly understand your own.“
The Tour Package
We availed a tour package for this trip (Manila > Banaue > Sagada > Baguio > Manila) and the travel agency that accommodated us was 8Wonders Travel and Tours. We are 10 in our group so I think the price per person was Php 3100 for 3days/2nights. Cheap right? If you’re interested, you may reach them through their official website: http://8wonderstravel.com/
It was an evening flight bound for Manila. As soon as we got out of the airport, we had dinner at the nearest Mcdonalds. I think it was around 9PM when our official transportation for the trip arrived. The journey from Manila to Banaue, Ifugao was 12 hours. Yes I didn’t sleep. I can’t sleep in a moving vehicle. Please teach me how :'( We arrived early in the morning at the famous BANAUE RICE TERRACES!!!! I was so happy and so amazed to see the actual rice terraces straight from my naked eye! It was surreal.
Banaue Rice Terraces 🙂
So that was my experience with Banaue Rice Terraces. I was sincerely happy and I truly consider this as an achievement. Perhaps because I survived the 12-hour road trip going here? XD And staring a magnificent creation like the Banaue Rice Terraces is something that doesn’t happen everyday especially if you’re living in the city. It was an opportunity, a chance that I truly value. It’s just amazing. You should see it for yourself. The 12-hour journey to the Banaue Rice Terraces was so damn worth it.
See our Sagada Adventures here.