Filipino students in Bontoc, North Luzon island

 

What to Do in Bontoc:

There are a number of exciting things to do in Bontoc. From historical sites to cultural attractions, explore the exhaustive list of all other local attractions in Bontoc. Discover new places to see and unique things to do nearby Bontoc. Don’t miss out on these amazing sights at Bontoc.

 

Meeting the vegan boar The Native Pig

Taking photos is not allowed inside by the way, but you can take a lot of selfies at the outdoor museum where one can find a representation of a traditional Bontoc ili (village), and a charming, vegan native pig.

 

 The Chico River

The most extensive river in the Cordillera region. The Chico River is the lifeblood of the Cordillera region. It emerges from the slopes of Mount Data and flows northeast towards the Pacific, winding through the country’s biggest mountain range and sustaining its plants, animals and people.

 

View of the Bayyo Rice Terraces 

This breathtaking vista can be seen when going to Banaue from Bontoc. If you have your own car, much better, because you can stop anytime. This view can be seen along the road. No need to hike or trek.

There are many things to do and explore the beauty in Bontoc.

 

Things to Do in Sagada:

Sagada is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. You can do trekking, waterfalls hiking, visiting historical sites, food trip and a lot more. Here are some of the things must-do:

 

View the Sugong hanging coffins

Sagada is famous for its hanging coffins; it could be one of the most iconic tourist attractions.

 

Exploring the beauty of Kapay-aw Rice Terraces

The Kapay-aw Rice Terraces isn’t as spectacular as the other popular Rice Terraces, but with the variation of greens and patterns and low spread over the valley, it was a scene begging to be photographed. The challenge was to find an angle among the pine trees and make the power lines less obvious in the scene.

Explore Lumiang and Sumagiang Cave

One activity that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Sagada is exploring its caves. This will give you an extraordinary experience. But, you will need some effort to do it so. Lumiang cave is connected to Sumaguing. There is a boundary between the two caves which your tour guide will tell you. Sumaguing is bigger and longer than Lumiang. It is very dark inside Sumaguing cave, but there are more rock formations to see. The most popular Sumaguing Cave is an easy trek, yet offers the best cave experience with its amazing formations that were given fancy names.

Shout to the World at Eco Valley

From the name itself, shouting there will produce echoing sounds Trekking down the Echo Valley will lead you to the hanging coffins, but another thing that should not be missed there is the small hidden burial site for few coffins.

Sagada is more than the list above, there are so much to do and experience in this small town. But for first timers, I believe that the list is enough to appreciate and love Sagada.

WHEN TO GO

The best time to go to Sagada is from November to February. The weather is cool and dry. If you don’t mind a packed town, then this would be a fun time to go. Similarly, the town fiesta is held during the first week of February so that may be another festive time to visit. March and April gets warm and dusty so skip those months if you want to experience Sagada’s cool mountain climate.

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