Batanes is perfect for travelers who want a little bit of extra when it comes to experience. Batanes is undeniably one of the most interesting places to be in the Philippines and continues to attract travelers all over the world due to its pristine beauty and charm.
1. A place for Meditation, Peace & Quiet
If you are tired of traveling to overcrowded locations in the Philippines, look no further because Batanes is truly unspoiled. It is not that accessible, unlike Boracay, for this reason, you can expect less troublesome tourists and a cleaner and better view of mother nature.
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2. Experience Culture and the Rich Heritage
Unlike other places in Asia where most of the tourist spots are already commercialized, Batanes is low key, the culture is unique because of the Ivatans. Get to see real stone Houses that can’t be found anywhere in the world- admire the architectural treasures and tell your friends that you have tried an authentic experience just like no other.
3. Fresh tasting and Unique Delicacies
If you by any chance want to try something new and unexplored, something fresh and something special then a Batanes is the place for you. Due to the coastline, you can be assured of fresh lobsters available in local hotels and restaurants.
How to get there?
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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.