Welcome to our Banaue to Batad Community and Culture Immersion Trip. Every trip, we meet a lot of amazing people who share their passion for adventure, nature,
people, and culture.
Banaue and Batad offer a spectacular amphitheater view of rice paddies carved out from the mountains believed to made 500-2000 years ago. Much more, the Ifugao people who have resisted the colonial were able to maintain their indigenous practices and way of life. It is also home to Tappiya Waterfalls and its enormous natural swimming pool (which will take an hour's hike from the village).
Join us for a full weekend of adventure, culture and giving back.
2. TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
RURAL SCHOOL OUTREACH
*Beginners can join the hiking, just take necessary physical preparations (such as cardiovascular exercises) to prepare for the activity.
3. TIMELINE AND ACTIVITIES
Day 1: (Usually Friday night)
10 pm: Departs from Manila to Banaue
Day 2: (Usually Saturday)
7 am Arrives in Banaue
School Visit and Cultural presentations
Hike to Batad Rice Terraces (1.5 hours)
Socials and Cultural Night: Rice Wine and Moma sampling*
Day 3: (Usually Sunday)
Farming Activity (Rice paddy clearing / Planting/ Harvesting)
Hike to Tappiya Falls (1 hour)
Hike Back from Batad Rice Terraces to Highway
Shopping at a Farmers’ Coop
Depart from Manila (either by 6 or 7 pm bus schedule)
Day 4: (Usually Monday)
4:00 am Arrives in Manila
4. MEETING POINT AND LOCATION, WHAT TO BRING
Meeting Point: Coda Bus Station
Assembly Time: 9:00 am – 9:30 AM
Bus leaves at 10:00 PM. In the event your group gets an earlier bus schedule, Meaningful Travels Ph will coordinate with you accordingly.
5. TOUR RATES
The whole package is PHP 5,200 and it covers the full expenses of the trip. If there are other expected expenses, it will only be for souvenirs and extra snacks/meals.
The inclusions covers the following:
- Bus Transport from Manila to Banaue
- Bus Transport from Banaue to Manila
- Local Jeep Transfers from Banaue to Batad
- All main meals and traditional snacks for the trip duration
- Environmental and Tourism Fees
- Trip Facilitator and local guides for the whole trip duration
- Sightseeing and cultural immersion activities
- Travel insurance
- 1 night homestay accommodation with basic amenities
Not included (bring your own):
- Trail snacks
7. GIVING BACK / COMMUNITY IMPACT
You have the opportunity to bring joy to the community by distributing school kits to the children. You have an option to donate in cash or in kind. If cash, you may pay together with your deposit and sponsor the following packages:
Give schools kits to 5 kids for P500
Give schools kits to 10 kids for P1,000
Give schools kits to 20 kids for P2,000
Make an entire class of 30 happy for P3,000
If you prefer donations in kind, we humbly request that the kit would contain the following so the kids would get the same items/kits, a short plastic envelope that contains the following items: One drawing book, 3 notebooks, 16 pieces crayons, 1 ruler, 3 pencils, 3 ballpens, 1 sharpener and 1 eraser. On average, we serve 150 kids per trip. You may also message us beforehand to confirm the number.
Keep in mind that this is voluntary and not a tour requirement. It is an opportunity should you wish to give back to the community.
8. REFUND POLICY
- Please note that a 20% admin fee will apply for early cancellations.
- For cancellations made 2 weeks before departure dates, 50% of deposit fees will be reimbursed.
- For cancellation made 5 days before the trip, fees will be forfeited. Full payment should be made at least 7 days before the trip. No cash refunds. The amount deposited will be treated as credits for next trips or can be transferred to family and friends.
Age Limit: Kids are allowed as long as they can already hike. Youngest participant we have so far is 12 years old.
Anyone with medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma must disclose their conditions beforehand and bring management meds for the trips duration.
10. CONFIRM YOUR TOUR SEATS
Secure your slot. As our slots fill up fast, so you can already confirm your seat by making at least 50% downpayment 2,600 PHP deposit (or full payment of 5200 Php) to the accounts indicated below and please send us a copy of your deposit slip. Full payment should be made at least 7 days before the trip.
Ann Marie D. Cunanan / AMDC Meaningful Travels
BPI Savings Account 1729-1842-99
BDO Savings Account 0049-0013-1574
OR click the button below to book online.