Most people have heard about Batanes already, there are countless of documentaries about this wonderful island in the Philippines, which brings us to another frequently asked question- When is the best time to travel to Batanes?
According to locals, February is the best time to visit Batanes, when the temperatures are just right. Summer might be considered as a peak season, but this is not the best time to go there. During the summer, the grass is dry and the photos might look dull. This is why it would be best to schedule your visit in Batanes during February.
February is one of the coldest months in Batanes and you can enjoy the cold and breezy atmosphere upon your visit!
What is the best travel agency to contact if you want to go to Batanes?
The Tourister: Gilzen Travel & Tours is one of the most highly recommended travel& tours company in the Philippines. If you want to reach Batanes and get the best deals you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheTouristerPH/
Package Itinerary: (Prices start at 7,920 per person)
Selling Period: February 9- May 31, 2018, only
Travel Dates: February 9- December 15, 2018
Day 01: Arrival/Batan North and South Tour
1. Arrive at Basco Airport, meet and transfer to hotel for check in by 9 am, take your breakfast at the hotel and start your Batan South Tour.
Highlights of the Tour:
Visit the Municipality of Mahatao: Chawa Viewdeck, and the View of Mahatao. Check out the Ship Shelter POrt, and the San Carlos Borromeo Church including the Batanes Book Archive. Visit the Diura ( Fishing Village) and Rachu a Payaman or what they call as Marlboro Country
Part II: Municipality of Uyugan: Imnajbu, Luran Station soon to be Batanes Museum) Alapad (Mochong, Song Song Ruins where Batanes Movie was shot) then Uyugan Centro Town Rolling Tour.
Part III: Municipality of Ivana: San Jose de Ivana Church, Honesty Coffee Shop, House of Dakay, White Beach and Blue Lagoon Viewing
Lunch will be served at 12nn and by 1 pm, the Batan North Tour will come next.
a. Visit the Municipality of Basco: Mt. Carmel Chapel, Radar Tukon, Idjang Viewing, Fundacion Pacita, Idjang Viewing, Japanese Hideout, BOulder beach Valugan, Vayang, Naidi Hills, Lighthouse and Sto. Domingo Church.
Optional Activities would include visiting Souvenir Shops and renting a bike or renting out a motorcycle.
End of First Day Tour is at 6 pm
3. Overnight Stay at the Hotel
Day 02: Magnificent Batanes
Sabtang Island Tour:
1. Breakfast at the hotel by 6 am then proceed to Sabtang Island Tour
The municipality of Sabtang: Travel to Ivana Port, Registration at Sabtang Tourism Office, Tour Highlights:
a. Sabtang Town Tour, San Vicente Ferrer Church, Savidug Community, Savidug Idjang ( Fortress), Vernecular Houses, Limestone Production, Tinyan Viewing of Pacific Ocean, Chavayan Community Vernacular Houses.
End of Tour: 6pm ( overnight hotel stay)
Day 03: Departure
1. Early Breakfast at the hotel
2. Check out and transfer to Basco Airport.
* Itinerary is subject to change depending on the local weather traffic condition without prior notice*
Guests have the option to upgrade their hotel accommodation through additional payment if they want.